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LG Nexus 5 price leaks; different battery size for each model

0. phoneArena 08 Oct 2013, 00:34 posted on

We've just received a tip, which claims to be bringing us the pricing for the LG Nexus 5. Naturally, that was one of the few things that was not listed in the service manual for the device that leaked over the weekend. Before we head to the rumored prices, we should point out that our tipster informs us that there will be two different models based on the native storage. Each model will have different capacity batteries powering the phone...

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posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:44 14

1. Ericzhf (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


I want preorder my 32GB Nexus 5 now!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:03 21

9. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Faith in humanity has just been restored!!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:06 19

12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1333; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


While this report seems plausible, you still have to view it with a lot of scrutiny. It's an anonymous tipster and there is no documentation to prove it's true other than relying on word of mouth. Honestly, I would like for this to be true, but I still have to take it with a grain of salt.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:26 16

18. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


You know things just got real when Dr.Phil shows up.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:57

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


If this rumor is true then the battery trolls will be owned!

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 01:42 1

70. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Wtf is a "battery troll"?

Are you talking about those that critiqued the phone cuz of its battery size? Well there's nothing wrong with that. It's a legitimate criticism of a very poor battery size for a 5" device.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 02:25 4

27. arunthegeek (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Its unlikely. According to FCC, Both LG D820 and D821 are the identified Nexus models with different frequencies, both having 16GB and 32GB memory having 2300mAh battery.
As mentioned in the article, If the battery size is different, It has to pass through FCC again and have a different model number from mentioned above.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:43 3

43. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Ya. I'm calling 100% BS on this rumor. Why would the service manual for the 32GB (The 32GB service manual is what was leaked the other day) list 2300mAh if it has a 3000mAh? And it's the same story with the FCC documents. Don't anyone get their hopes up.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:31

34. masterpfa (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


I agree totally Dr.Phil, until official, I shan't be raising my hopes at all.
Hopefully by the end of the month all speculation can end and the disappointment start with everyone being disappointed with the released phone not reaching the dizzy heights of the speculated specs and wishlist features we seem to be seeing at the moment.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:14 1

29. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


More like Faith in Google..

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 08:39 2

51. PootisMan (Posts: 254; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I doubt this rumor is true but if it is then I am definitely going for the 32gb version.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:48 6

2. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


Now everyone can be happy!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:44 1

54. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


except people on Verizon..

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:15

71. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Too soon man.....Too soon.......

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:50 2

3. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


If that's true it takes away the only limitation this phone has (battery) !

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:02 2

8. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Past options where color, storage size and now battery size.

Its not going to take long for every manufacture to jump on this (battery size) band wagon.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:06

11. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


what are you talking about? motorola has been doing this for the past several years on verizon.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:12

13. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Fair enough, first time I've heard of it besides getting an extended battery after market.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:45

44. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Yes they have. How's that working out for them?

http://marketingland.com/wp-content/ml-loads/2013/06/Screenshot-2013-06-28-at-1.57.04-PM-600x333.png

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:20

72. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Actually, 7.8% when almost all of their good offerings have only gone to Verizon is pretty good. What good phones have come to AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile? The Atrix HD, MoPho Q? Horrible offerings. Not bad for concentrating on only one carrier. Imagine if the 2013 Droid Maxx was on every network, that would be a compelling option for a lot of people.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:51 1

4. inhibitech (unregistered)


Thanks for the info.
I think I will put my N4 on Craigslist now.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:51 2

5. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Hmmm, depending on how good the camera is....the 32GB sounds perfect.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:57

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes, everyone is alright with the battery situation now. 3000mAH huge with 32GB.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:02 2

7. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Didn't you say you also had "a precise launch date"? Did you forget?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:18

14. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


"Along with a precise launch date, that was one of the things that was NOT listed in the service manual..."

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:19

16. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Whoops :)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:03 1

10. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


I would be more than happy to shell out 400$ for the 32gb model, but may i say how stupid of Google to sacrifice the battery department to keep the price down. I mean, it must have cost them to make 2 model with 2 different sized batteries.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:17 1

30. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Its still very cheap considering Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory & 3000mah battery..

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:19 2

15. xfire99 (Posts: 873; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Geez, all companys becomes greedy these days. Even it still cheap for 32GB, but still both should have same battery capacity and not be bloody greedy like Apple.
16GB 3000mah = 299US
32GB 3000mah = 399US

Im sure all will pay 399 for 32GB, but these fk Decoy effect method to make peoples buy the 32GB one is just bloody greedy.
Decoy Effect:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoy_effect
Shame on u Google!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:31 6

19. volcano321 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


You're bitching at a company because it's doing what it's supposed to do? Make money? Google is a publicly traded company. I'm sure the shareholders are saying, charge as much as you can get away with! Not be nice... Look past your own selfish desires and you'll be a lot happier knowing where everything fits in.

I'm sure you think Samsung and Apple should both burn in hell because they're charging you more than you can afford. Improve yourself, make more money, then buy the things you want.

I think 90% of the people here would say the 32GB/3000mah $399 model will be the BEST DEAL for a high end phone during the holidays.

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