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LG Nexus 5 fully assembled, torn down, and on camera in new filing

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2013, 12:17 posted on

We've seen enough leaks so far that we know the LG Nexus is real, but a new regulatory filing is giving us a look at everything about the device, inside and out. The regulatory documents come from the FCC where we've already seen two potential filings related to the new Nexus device, and the pictures look just like the smartphone that we saw in the Android KitKat statue unveiling video...

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:21 15

1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 741; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Wohhh will be a great beast
High-end specs+great camera+affordable price tag
what more can we ask for???

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:54 10

16. tech2 (Posts: 1919; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


a decent sized battery maybe ?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:47

29. rihel_95 (Posts: 212; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


battery pics say 2200mah..see closely

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:56 9

32. Haridenberg (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The battery is 2300mAh, you can see it in the sixth photo if you looked closely... Which is kinda sucks, considering that the G2 has 3000mAh.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 17:49

45. Muche (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


might be a test unit battery... Is there anything like that really :-|

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 18:38

47. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


test unit wont have a different battery. test units just lack of software updates.
also camera module looks tiny, i expect same old drama of moto x and droid line. usual camera sensor and less mp count.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 20:10

49. Taters (Posts: 2682; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


That looks way too thick to have only 2300 may. Looks just as thick as the LG G2.

Hopefully its thinner in its final firm if it has a 2300 or if not, hopefully they squeeze in a 3000 mah.

Either way I'll probably buy it. Lol

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 05:40

55. lallolu (Posts: 229; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Ok, maybe that is where they will cut corner to make it affordable. Not too shabby battery capacity though and it is good enough that they include the grreat camera like LG G2

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:08

20. GTR722 (Posts: 223; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


And all that with a pity 16GB of storage...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:11

23. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I'm sure it will have an affordable price tag, but there you guys go again, assuming things will be a certain way with using rumors as -substantial- evidence.

This is exactly why people went crazy about the Moto X. Just blindly believing they would subsidize everything, as usual...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:21 7

2. PootisMan (Posts: 200; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Oh....my.....god! Please release the damn phone right now! * throws money at screen*

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 17:15

43. Professor (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I am planning to order (or pre-order) the LG (Nexus 5) one as soon as it is announced.

I don't care about the rumored Motorola version because I am not planning to buy it no matter the price...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:21 3

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok it's got a tiny bit of my interest....

HECK who am I kidding here.... How about that super SEXY, SICK, Samsung Galaxy Note III?

Is it October 10th yet?????

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 18:05

46. GalaxyNoted (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


So I'm not the only onnneee!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:22 3

4. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


32 GB and up please, love the bezel,5 inch screen with smaller body than the S4 ,that work good for me.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:31 1

5. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


The question here is what will it be missing? They have to leave something vital out to accommodate the low price. Probably only has a 720p screen

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:42 1

12. ahomad (Posts: 139; Member since: 15 May 2012)


probably not, the new nexus 7 has FHD screen yet it will be cheaper than nexus 5 ( following the old nexus 7 and nexus 4)

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:33 1

6. jsebago (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


What is that next to the camera? In the middle/top of the phone?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:37 1

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Might be a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power button.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:16 1

25. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Volume rocker and power button have been confirmed to be on the sides, so no I don't think so.

The most popular suggestions seem to be either the fingerprint scanner like you mentioned, or an IR blaster.

If this is the Nexus device, somehow I doubt it would have it. This is a developer/reference device with stock Android. Stock Android wouldn't likely have native support for hardware not all phones would have, like a fingerprint scanner. If it did, it could mean that all future flagships will be 'required' to have one as a new hardware baseline, but I don't think that is something Google can enforce since Android is open source...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:02 3

34. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2663; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Stock Android has always natively supported hardware that not all phones would have, like NFC, because Google wants OEMs to have the feature, even if it isn't required.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:24

40. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I guess.

Unfortunately for them, NFC and Google Wallet isn't taking off like they were hoping -- I wouldn't imagine a fingerprint scanner would fare much better.

Something I'd much rather see universally would be something like Samsung's Air View that works across all apps.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:35

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


Stick a halfway decent camera in this thing (at least better than the Galaxy Nexus) and I will grab this thing right away,

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:37 3

8. jan25 (Posts: 386; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Selling my iCrap 5 for this, if the battery and camera lives up to my expectations.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:39

10. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Lookin' good there LGoog. Lookin' Good.

Also, I am still amused when I see the Official Mexican Standard logo. NOM NOM NOM

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:40 3

11. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


im starting to think there will be 2 Nexus, a high end model from LG and a mid range model from Moto.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:43 2

13. andrexx24 (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


5 inch screen with only 2,300mAh battery? They lost me there, well there's only two options left, iphone 5s or note 3, Depending on how's the handling on the note 3 I prolly give it the edge.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:48 3

30. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Yup. As much as I want the phone it's a no-go if the battery is too small. Either Kit-Kat will have to have AMAZING battery optimization or I can only hope the battery size is up fo r revision

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:50 1

14. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


The battery size has me really worried. Krait 600 based devices are looking to be really good on battery, but that means status quo at best, if not regression on device life.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 20:03

48. wando77 (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Why? The note 1 had a 5.3" screen with a 2400mah battery and that lasted a day easy with heavy usage

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:26

57. andrexx24 (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Have you forgotten how bad battery life is on the nexus 4? Galaxy nexus? Nexus s? Nexus one? Based on these facts it only makes sense to expect a better bigger battery or adjusted os.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:54

15. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Can I haz more plastic ?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:56

17. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Definitely looks like a finger print scanner

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:01 6

18. valapsp (Posts: 473; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


why on earth a 2300mah battery? What happened to you Google?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:05 1

19. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Makes me wonder if that's an LG 1080p LCD, or one of those 5" Droid 720p AMOLEDs. 2300 mAh seems pretty light for a presumed 1080p.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:16 1

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3951; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-Droid-DNA-battery-tests-out-prove-that-the-Full-HD-screen-isnt-a-power-hog_id36867

Don't always look at the screen resolution as a battery drainer.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:20 1

27. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And the HTC One isn't much more than 2300 mAh, true. I guess people are expecting better than average, but at Nexus pricing....

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:37

37. troutsy (Posts: 253; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I think people aren't being greedy, I think they're legitimately concerned that a phone (allegedly) based on the G2 (3000 mAh, estimated usage 18.2 hours) is only coming with a 2300 mAh battery. That would provide an estimated... 14 hours of regular usage?

If it were $199, it wouldn't be low enough to get me to buy a phone that needs to be charged 3 times to make it through a day.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 17:09 1

42. Professor (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Everything depends on you as a user...

I have a Nexus 4 (2,100mHh non-removable battery) and I have no problem with it lasting more than enough time for me. I use it every day from at least 7:30am to 6:00pm without being charged and never ever has indicated less than 50% charge left...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 21:25

51. geodude074 (Posts: 67; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


"That would provide an estimated... 14 hours of regular usage?

If it were $199, it wouldn't be low enough to get me to buy a phone that needs to be charged 3 times to make it through a day."

Wow, I didn't realize there were 42 hours in a day.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 08:41

56. troutsy (Posts: 253; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Genius... I guess you also didn't realize that most phones don't last as long as the estimated usage advertises.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:53

31. Genersis (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Added to the other responses, it's also possible 4.4 KitKat is notably more power efficient then 4.3 Jelly bean.
Time will tell I guess; it would be unusual for Google to release a phone with sub-par battery life.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:04 3

35. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2663; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The Nexus 4 only has a 2100mAh battery, and it's rare that I have battery life issues. And, when I kill my battery, I kill it dead.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:29

36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5561; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


did it get better after updating to 4.3?
i don't think Google was talking out of their bums when they said 4.3 saves on the battery life. my 2nd Gen Nexus 7 lasts and lasts. it's lasted me 3 days with slightly hardcore use.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 17:16

44. imMature (Posts: 80; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


well, from my usage, 4.3 really improves the battery of the Nexus 4 :D

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:39

38. troutsy (Posts: 253; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


But the N4 didn't have LTE...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:08

21. gatordotcom (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jun 2010)


LOOKS GOOD, IM EXCITED FOR THIS... HOPE THEY BRING IT TO VERIZON... ALTHOUGH I THINK IT IS TIME FOR A NEXUS PHABLET... GIVE ME A 5.8 INCH NEXUS PLEASE

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:10 1

22. fistigons (Posts: 262; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


for all the people complaing about battery size. 3 things to consider. Snapdragon 800 is supposed to be more power efficient and has quick charge 2.0. which should help battery life and allow the phone to charge faster. 3rd we always see an improvement in battery life with every new of Android.
kitkat is rumored to run on lower spec devices which is always a good sign for battery life.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:10 1

33. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Sure, but it would have be trivial to have a larger battery. I don't understand the whole skimping on battery to save 0.5mm thickness.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:04

53. Taters (Posts: 2682; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I understand perfectly and I think most people are more in line with wanting a thinner device. Just look at those pictures. It already looks pretty chunky with the 2300 mah. If it had 3000 mah without the LG step battery thingy, it would be a bigger brick than the Lumia 920 and trust me, nobody wants that.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:13

24. fistigons (Posts: 262; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I thought the camera was supposed to be huge. But it looks like most of the camera is surrounded by a metal ring. Is there a purpose for that huge metal ring?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:42

28. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


great phone. but what about battery? :( 4 hour battery life like nexus 4? :(

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:14

39. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Interesting why glass on camera eye is so wide?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:48

41. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


It will be funny if the battery turns out to be more than good enough. If 4.4 has power optimization then that should shut people up.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 20:11 1

50. Adrian38 (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


This is looking quite nice. The only thing worrying me is that battery size. I don't see how that battery will last any significant amount of time with those specs. Why doesn't it have the same size battery as the G2? This phone is gonna have worse battery life than the Nexus 4 -.-

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 22:28

52. fistigons (Posts: 262; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Maybe the metal ring around the camera lens is there for protection.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 02:29

54. zachattack (Posts: 543; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Sounds like a crappy version of the G2

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:11

58. h4ck3d (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


When the first photos of the LG G2 appears, it got a low battery too and at the launch it comes with 3000mah... keep calm fellas....

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