After weeks of speculations, search engine giant, Google has finally launched the company's flagship devices - LG Nexus 5 and Asus Nexus 7 (2013 Version) in India. The much awaited gadgets are now available online. 

The company's official e-commerce site Google Play has listed the new Nexus 5 (16GB) for ₹28,999 and the 32GB for ₹32,999 [To buy, Click Here], whereas the second generation Nexus 7 Wi-Fi only models are priced at ₹20,999 and ₹23,999 for 16GB and 32GB variants respectively [To buy, Click Here].

LG-Google Nexus 5 (Credit: Google Play Store)
LG-Google Nexus 5 (Credit: Google Play Store)

Google's 2013 flagship smartphone Nexus 5 manufactured by the South Korean tech major LG made its global debut just a couple of weeks ago. It sports 4.95-inch full HD IPS display with pixel density of 445 ppi (pixels per inch) and runs on new Android v4.4 KitKat OS powered by 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor, 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM and comes in two storage capacities 16GB and 32GB (no microSD card support). 

Asus-Google Nexus 7 (2013 version, Credit: Google Play Store)
Asus-Google Nexus 7 (2013 version, Credit: Google Play Store)

On the other hand, Nexus 7 (2013 version) is a co-branded tablet developed by Google and Taiwanese PC maker Asus. It was unveiled in late July this year. The second generation device sports a 7.02-inch IPS full HD LCD screen with pixel density of 323 ppi (pixels per inch) and ships with v4.3 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box. (v4.4 KitKat update will be rolled out soon).

Nexus 7 (2013) packs a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB RAM 16GB/32GB storage (non-expandable) and also boasts of 5.0-megapixel camera with full HD video recording ability and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing secondary camera.

Key specifications of Asus-Google Nexus 7 (2013 Version) and LG-Google Nexus 5:


Asus-Google Nexus 7 (2013 Version)

LG-Google Nexus 5


7.02-inch IPS LCD screen with full HD 1080x1920p display resolution having pixel density of close to 323 ppi (pixels per inch), and comes with scratch-resistant Corning Glass screen shield

4.95-inch full HD IPS display with 1080x1920p resolutions having pixel density of 445 ppi (pixels per inch), Corning Gorilla Glass


Latest Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS

Android v4.4 KitKat


Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 1.5GHz CPU speed (chipset type: APQ8064)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor with CPU speed of 2.3GHz


400 MHz Adreno 320 graphics engine

450 MHz Adreno 330




Storage capacity

16GB & 32GB        

16GB & 32GB


Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with full HD 1080p recording ability

Front: 1.2-megapixel camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera  with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and HDR +, photo sphere with 360-degree view

Front: 1.3-megapixel camera


3950 mAh, with up to 9 hours of back-up


Talk time: up to 17 hours

Standby mode: 300 hours


3G & 4G/LTE (optional)- available in select markets (In India only Wi-Fi only models are currently available )

3G And 4G/LTE


Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi Dual-band (802.11 b/g/n & 2.4GHz & 5 GHz), NFC, micro-USB v2.0, Wireless charging capability

2.3GHz Wireless Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC (Android Beam ), micro-USB,


200.0 x114.0 x 8.65 mm

137.84 x 69.7 x 8.59 mm


Wi-Fi model:290 g; LTE model: 299 g

130 g


32GB (Wi-Fi Only) - ₹23,999, whereas 16GB (Wi-Fi only) -₹20,999

₹28,999(16GB) & ₹32,999(32GB)