Is a 5.2 inch LG Nexus 5, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, on the way?
0. phoneArena 16 Mar 2013, 10:20 posted on
With the rumor that we passed on Friday about the Motorola X being part of a whole new Dell-like way of customizing and purchasing a smartphone, we hope you have room for another dose of high stakes speculation; this rumor involves a 5.2 inch LG Nexus 5 that would be powered by the top of the line silicon from Qualcomm...
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35. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Doubt hes used a 5" phone, ya you would think it is to big based off specs but a 5" phone fits the hands nicely. The manufactures are going to make what people want, if they want 5" phones they are going to make 5" phones. There is also bezel shrinking, like the galaxy s3 the screen went up from 4.8" to 5" but the phone is the same size as the s3.
48. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Yes it fits in the HANDS nicely. But not A HAND. Over 5 inches is 2 handed use for everyone but some men with big hands.
Its a shame that it takes high powered, battery draining quad core processors to run Android fluid because it means every flagship will be large to house a BIG battery.
I know Im not the only person that would love to see a 4.3 - 4.5 inch flagship Android phone with flagship specs because currently Android is losing 100% of these customers to the iPhone.
89. vincelongman (Posts: 3997; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Actually I find the S3 easier and more comfortable to use compare to the iPhone 5. This is because of the S3's capacitive buttons (dont have to reach for corners, where the back or options button is on most apps), the power button on the side (closer than the top) and bigger screen (less accidentally touching to wrong thing).
So I'll probably find the S4 just as easy since its actually slightly smaller (same height, slightly less wide and also it is thinner).
19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
This rumor is obviously fake, someone just decided to go look for the biggest specks they could find and toss them on a render...
53. Trex95 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
OLED invented by Kodak, Amoled invented by LG thats why LG sues Samsung over it.
25. NicoX (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
I wish that they have something "innovation" here. Hardware in cellphones these days are way too overboard. i mean if you have a phone that runs on quadcore snapdragon S4 or exynos in S3 or tegra3 in oneX its exessive, you can play any games or applications that the market has to offer. Dont get me wrong just saying
26. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
I find this easy to masturbate to...humor aside i hardy belleave this is the truth, specially the part where LG fits OLED on their phone, but who knows, anything is possible...it's a crazy world, I know that LG has OLED screens but they have invested so very much in IPS LCD for phones and tablets that I doubt they will switch to OLED this year but like i said who knows...
28. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Considering how happy I am with my Nexus 4, I say bring it LG :)
30. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
yeah this phone sounds like a monster but like every Nexus line minus sdcard support hopefully the lg version will have thr sdcard support. dont forget Nexus 4 which is lg optimus g both no sdcards. Man does that really turn many off from a potential great device to just skip sdcard.
37. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The HTC One has too many issues. Not that crazy about the GS4 design either. Do not like the on screen buttons on Nexus phones and the Note 3 will be way too big. Hopefully the LG Optimus G 2 delivers.
43. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
So in few words, you don't like anything? Also trusting LG for a non Nexus device is quite a mistake IMO. Trust me i did it and regreted it.
49. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
No issues with my Optimus G. Best performing device Ive ever owned with zero lag, tons of customization, a beautiful screen (much better calibrated than the Nexus 4) and great build quality. LG has turned a corner. Actually the Nexus is a far worse device overall with tons of corners cut for cost savings. Try a real LG flagship out and
99. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
And you had to wait until 2013 to get Jellybean by official means, LG's software updates are slow, a phone released in November 2012 and launched with ICS? Most of the competitors already had Jellybean on their phones, this is the area that LG lacks. I had the Optimus 2X and believe me i will never get back to LG unless it is a Nexus device.
51. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
I have non nexus LG and I'm fine with it, my sister has one 2 and she loves it...
79. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The optimus G was made extremely well. I had it and it was easily the best phone of 2012. Smallest 4.7 inch device too and extremely well made. Much nicer than my Nexus 4.
41. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
when reading this i was like plz technology plz lg let it be true
44. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
the good thing I was looking up and found looks lol like for iphone users theres a case that has built in sdcard support so hopefully case manufacturers folllow this idea for android and make one as well maybe a dual sdcard with built in battery
gizmags looks for iexpander cant post links yet
46. amats69 (Posts: 1368; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
im just wondering what are this mobile manufacturing companies planning in the future? to make a phone as big as 15 inches laptop?
47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4271; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That design is pretty nice, I love the front speakers. Every manufacturer should make their flagship device with front speakers, it's so much more practical.
Also, those specs are beastly. Hopefully Motorola's X phone matches this.
52. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Good God, I bust out laughing after reading the second sentence.
58. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
there we go! dont have to go after galaxy s4 after all :D
59. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3704; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I obviously could be wrong, but I'm starting to doubt if phones will ever have 3GB of RAM. I thought 1.5GB of RAM would be the next big thing after 1 & that never happened. They all went directly to 2. It seems to me that when they decide to upgrade the RAM, they will go directly to 4. I don't remember desktops & laptops ever stopping over at 3.
80. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
They will basically use whatever Samsung sells for cheap. Right now it is 2gb ddr3. Although HTC was being stupid like usual and cut their reliance on Samsung so they had to use 2gb ddr2.
I am guessing Samsung's next goal would be 4gb ddr4.
60. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
wow... this is crazy specs. whats the cost of phone? $1000? hopefully not.
i so want those specs... i honestly dont know why :p
63. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4271; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Since this is a Nexus device (if it's even real) it'll be heavily subsidized. I expect $500-600 depending on which memory option you choose. Though I think the render is fake, the specs are probably realistic for the next Nexus. Expect a different design, about the same specs.
61. yero789 (unregistered)
3GB of RAM?!?!?!? :O :D :D :D :D Woooww that's a lot,even my netbook has 2GB of RAM :D :D :D :D :D and a single core Intel Atom N455 processor :D :D :D :D wow this is called "An evolution of mobile phones" :O
64. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
I'd love to see this come into fruition, especially for LG.
68. R-vjn (Posts: 177; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
OMG, those specs..!
If this is true, (rare case), my money is already on it..!!! lols
69. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
Reminds me of the good ol' Samsung Galaxy SIII rumor days.
What those days taught me is that certain rumors are too good to be true
70. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
This is one visicious phone!
72. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
2013 is the year of Android. Everything else is way behind.
If Tim releases a iPhone 5s Apple is in deep trouble.
74. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Deep trouble with half the market share in the US? I think Apple is doing just fine. Get real.
81. AceStorm1249 (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Stick to 5 inches make better camera and battery, put in an up-to-date and powerful processor, Full 1080p screen, LTE, maintain price, and KEEP UP WITH CONSUMER DEMAND and it might be even more successful than the nexus 4 and MIGHT be up there with the S4...
83. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
That would be the perfect phone for me, especially the October release date. My contract ends in December!!
Hope it's real. Even if it's not. So. Bad.
91. pullerds (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Completely impossible for many reason, the main one being that with 16 gb of storage you would fill up the entire phones capacity with a few minutes of 4K video.
92. Droid773 (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
Im very happy with my Note ll as long as it has a micro sd slot, I might buy this monster.
93. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
I'd consider this if it had a better DAC than the Nexus 4 does. Music doesn't sound very good from the headphone jack in the Nexus 4, thus leading me to my Note 2 for music listening.
94. ltavaress (Posts: 23; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
I just wish screens had stopped getting bigger than 4.3 inches
98. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3704; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I hate it when people say this. If you don't want a screen bigger than 4.3", then don't buy a phone with a screen that size. There are tons of capable phones 4.3" & smaller. The rest of us will enjoy our big screen phones.
101. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
SUGGEST ME A PHONE HAVING OCTA/QUAD CORE 2GB RAM UPTODATE GRAPHICZ ND CAMERA WITH A SCREEN SIZE 4.3 OR LESS....!!!!
103. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3704; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I said capable. I didn't say flagship. The Motorola Droid M is a fine choice.
95. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
FOR NEXUS 5 VI JST WANT A BETTER BUILD QUALITY UNLIKE THAT PROBLAMATIC NEXUS 4.....
+ A BIGGER ND A REPLACEBLE BATTERY....
IMPROVE THE CAMERA IF U CAN
109. techyocean (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jun 2015)
5" is the limit of phones. It is happening right now, phones are hitting their apex of their evolution like desktops and laptops have. It will still get better, but for example I doubt we will see phones with a bigger than 1920x1080 resolution. It must rock the smartphone world as LG is now shutting off from the smartphone market rapidly so to make their prestige live they are doing their best.