Google Nexus phones are handsets for connoisseurs. With the Nexus 5's massive five-inch full HD display, superfast 4G connectivity, the very latest KitKat version of Android and a jaw-droppingly great camera, it's not hard to see why.
The screen is at the heart of the Nexus 5. At five inches, it's brilliant for watching videos or playing games. And with 1080p HD playback and amazingly life-like colour reproduction, you'll find it really brings movies and your home-made clips to life. What's with less glare and a massive viewing angle, it's great for showing off your photos too.
And we think you're going to taking rather a lot of them. That's because the Nexus 5 eight-megapixel camera is equipped with a super advanced lens that captures 565 more light than the Nexus 4, meaning you can expect to capture the crispest colours and get great results even in low-light conditions.
That's not all, though. The Nexus 5's camera also comes with optical image stabilisation, which means the handset stays steady even if you're not so steady on your feet. We think you'll love the new HDR+ mode too. This takes a series of photos simultaneously, so you can really tell a story with your photo. If you like, you can even combine them for an amazingly dynamic image.
And if that doesn't excite you, there's the stunning Photo Sphere mode. This lets you create 360-degree images of breathtaking scope and quality for when the image want won't be constrained by traditional photo formats. It's almost better than being there.
Just as important for people who really know smartphones, though, is that the Nexus 5 is first in line for Android updates. As it is, it already runs the up-to-the-minute Android 4.4 KitKat software, which brings everything from printing documents from your handset via Google Cloud Print and a revamped dialling system that intelligently works out who you're trying to call.
More importantly, you'll get forthcoming features that Google adds to Android before anyone else when new versions of Android arrive. And you'll never have to worry about being able to run the very latest apps.
Other features of the Nexus 5 include a secondary 1.3 megapixel camera for video calling and self-portraits, a full suite of built-in Google apps and a massive array of further applications and games to choose from. Keeping everything ticking over is a brawny Snapdragon 800 processor that handles multi-tasking smoothly, letting you open and close apps with an amazing sense of snap.