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Images of Nexus 5 2300mAh battery leak

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Images of Nexus 5 2300mAh battery leak
Earlier this month, a tipster told us that the Google Nexus 5 could have two different batteries powering the phone, depending on which model of the device you're looking at. According to our source, the 16GB version of the phone will be powered by a 2300mAh cell while the 32GB variant will be powered by a larger 3000mAh battery.

Last week, we passed on the word from a published report out of Italy that stated that the Google Nexus 5 will have just one battery and that will be a 2300mAh cell. That might be a disappointment to those who were hoping to add long battery life to the list of features on the handset. On Thursday,  the 2300mAh cell was leaked out in a series of photographs.

For those waiting to get their hands on the next stock Android handset, the slideshow below shows you what will be powering your phone. And surely there are more than a few out there hoping that the original tip is true and that the 32GB model will have a larger cell. Hopefully, we find out for sure no later than next week when October comes to a close.


Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

source: FanaticFone

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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:17 22

1. maguro (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


enough of this leaks.. I am going to bang my head on wall....

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:49 2

10. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


okay man. keep drinkin' that kool aid.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:45

21. NexusPhan (Posts: 369; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


What?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 18:44 2

33. akki20892 (Posts: 3279; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


What?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 00:05 2

36. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


In the butt?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:17 5

2. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


hope 32gb model has 3000 mah . then google can take my money :D

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:27 17

3. PootisMan (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Is been kind of confirmed a while ago that it won't have a bigger battery so....

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:37 6

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Its absolutely confirmed. Phone arena is just stringing along the gullible so they can profit off of these wild rumors with the horrible full screen ads they love so much.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:53 9

11. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


thanks goodness for Adblock!

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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:37 2

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7450; Member since: 14 May 2012)


AdAway if you're rooted. ;)

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 15:56

26. Shatter (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Yous should also use Do Not track me. Phone arena has 14 trackers.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 22:44

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7450; Member since: 14 May 2012)


http://www.zdnet.com/why-do-not-track-is-worse-than-a-miserable-failure-7000004634/

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:46 1

22. NexusPhan (Posts: 369; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Same thing with the Verizon support. Zero chance. Yet they still have it listed under the Nexus 5 spec page and keep referencing it.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:00 2

28. Finalflash (Posts: 1474; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Look, you guys have to stop asking for everything and the kitchen sink. You can't have it all in a phone that is half the price of all other high end phones. That would be a d**k move by Google to their partners and therefore, not going to happen. Just be thankful it isn't called Nexus 5c and is a shafted version of the nexus 4.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:28 1

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Its not all about the battery capacity but the software utilisation :P

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:55 1

14. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I guess so. But the problem now would be the 1080p screen eating the battery life. Let's hope it would last a day. Anyway, Qi is always there to light up the day.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:28 2

5. hmd74 (Posts: 265; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Doesn't Google event have live blog?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:39 1

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6149; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Drools over the 32gb. But I couldn't wait for the Nexus 5.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:43

8. Luuthian (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Ugh, I hate that Google insists on its phones having sub-par battery life :(. Both my Galaxy Nexus and my gf's Nexus 4 were terrible. And that was after using a decent ROM and the Franco kernel.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:53

12. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I get almost two days out of my n7, about 4 hours more than my gfs iPad mini 1g

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:49

30. Finalflash (Posts: 1474; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


lol 1g, but still, he is talking about phones. The tablets always last long enough mainly because at home there are more chargers around. The phone battery issue may also be less of a concern with Android 4.4 which would probably be more optimized. Think of the jump in smoothness and usability between ICS and JB, that kind of jump in performance in some regards (likely battery and general performance).

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 18:05

31. PK1983 (Posts: 164; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Usability between 4.0 and 4.1 worse from 4.1 to 4.2. 4.3 is slightly worse than 4.1.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 01:35

38. Luuthian (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Maybe, but the problem with all these optimzations is that they're based on getting better stand by time, not screen time.

I don't think they can do much about actual useage time. Samsung combated it by using a larger battery and more efficent parts. Google builds the Nexus devices cheaper so they can acheive that awesome price point. I think the battery life here is simple physics... Without a better battery, Nexus phones will continue to suck in the battery department.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:48

9. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1200; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


2300mAh? I'm kind of disappointed :/ I was hoping it to have about 3000mAh... I guess my Nexus 4 won't see its brother when I get my next phone

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:54

13. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


GE Note 3 would be nice although expensive

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:39 1

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7450; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It wouldn't utilize the S-Pen which defeats the purpose of the Note series...

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:16

15. Mass88 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


How much of a difference will it make between having a 3000mAh and a 2300mAh?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:26 2

16. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


quite a lot, duh!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:30 4

17. tech2 (Posts: 1801; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Well, simple mathematics suggests about 30% more.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:41 1

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7450; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Depends. S800 is power efficient, so if the N5 lasts 8-12 hours, then there should be no reason to complain.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:47

23. theizzz (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


True, the right software optimization and the new power efficiency of the S800 should make battery life bearable. Even though the Moto X has a 720p display, it has great battery life from the battery tests I've seen and hopefully Google incorporated those battery life software tweaks into the N5 and Android 4.4.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 15:24 3

24. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


The only dissapointing part of the Nexus 5.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:23 1

29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6149; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


If you guys keep complainin bout the battery life stop using it all day, 3000 mah is more enough better than 2000 mah battery.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 15:35

25. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1555; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Really hoping they make a Nexus phablet sometime soon.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:38

39. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Exactly thats my dream

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 16:23

27. AppleJuice (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


I'm quite confused between Note 3, N5 and G2.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 18:14

32. kotan24 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


the only hope for me to leave the ios ecosystem for good and ended up being a total disappointment 2300 mah battery is a total disaster for an android phone with a 5 inch 1080p screen, quadcore... no way google

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:39

34. jove39 (Posts: 1252; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I am not sure why google went for 2300mAh battery...may be N5 have igzo display and kit-kat will have some sort of power optimizations.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 00:36

37. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 628; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Use Easy battery Saver/Juice Defender ultimate for long lasting battery. Stop complaining about bigger battery. People are asking for bigger battery only because it was rumoured. 2300mah is still good enough at this price and the specs.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:39

40. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


No, of course it's NOT!

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