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

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LG Nexus 5 price leaks; different battery size for each model
We've just received a tip, which claims to be bringing us the pricing for the LG Nexus 5. Along with a precise launch date, that was one of the 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 a different capacity battery powering the phone.

With that in mind, we are told that the 16GB LG Nexus 5 will feature a 2300mAh battery and will be priced lock, stock and barrel for $299. The 32GB LG Nexus 5 will be powered by a 3000mAh cell and will be priced at $399. The Google Nexus 4 was $299 for the 8GB unlocked model when first launched, while the 16GB model was $349. Both of those units carried a 2100mAh cell.
 
It is interesting that we will apparently see two different capacity batteries on the LG Nexus 5 depending on the size of the native memory. When the LG Nexus 5 service manual leaked the other day, we heard from more than a few potential buyers of the phone who were upset about the 2300 mAh cell that was rumored to be on board the handset. Now then, if it really turns out that the 32 GB variant will be powered by a larger, 3000mAh cell, would everyone be OK with the battery situation?



Thanks, anonymous tipster!

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posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:44 14

1. Ericzhf (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


I want preorder my 32GB Nexus 5 now!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:03 21

9. VJo003 (Posts: 331; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Faith in humanity has just been restored!!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:06 19

12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 916; 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: 224; 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: 498; 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: 653; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


More like Faith in Google..

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 08:39 2

51. PootisMan (Posts: 203; 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: 1274; Member since: 06 May 2009)


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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:50 2

3. tech2 (Posts: 2204; 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: 185; 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: 185; 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: 498; 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: 1274; 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: 685; 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: 2694; 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: 45; 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: 333; 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: 45; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Whoops :)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:03 1

10. jan25 (Posts: 408; 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: 653; 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: 542; 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.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:34 4

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


...Wow.

If the camera ends up good, it could have a 1600mAh battery and still have great value at that price. Even the $400 model. All phones that offer what the nexus does cost $600 minimum. The only greedy one here seems to be you...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:54 3

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You get double the storage AND a larger battery for only a $100 more, and you're calling Google greedy? I'm sorry, why don't we just give you a Nexus 5 for free, will you be happy then?

You seem to forget that the Nexus 5 will be half the price of the LG G2, even though it brings nearly identical specifications. I don't think asking for $100 to double your storage and increase your battery life by about 30% is too much to ask. Yes most people will take the 32 GB option, and maybe Google did plan it so they make a little bit more profit, but who cares, it's a damn good deal!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:57

41. xfire99 (Posts: 542; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Read again what I wrote!
Its not the price for 16/32GB, its the battery capacity 2300/3000mah for for both, thats is greedy and as I wrote both are cheap and all are willing to pay. There are no reason to have difference battery on both, since 16/32GB wont effect the battery at all and only reason is to make peoples to buy 32GB, since it "looks better deal", understood?
As I also say, they are using decoy effect, like Apple do with theirs Ip4 8GB and make peoples buy 16GB, since its a "better deal" with almost same price.
I just dont like these decoy effect methods, doesnt matter what price or company.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:56 1

23. techfirst101 (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


if they are selling a 32GB 3000 mAh phone with the other leaked specs we have seen... this sure as heck is not a ploy to make money, they are barely covering cost of manufacturing at 300-400. If they had to use a step battery in order to pull of the 3000 mAh that might explain the fairly large increase in price over the 16gb model.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:45

48. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 653; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


What $399 phone has Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory & 3000mah battery..?? Its still far more cheaper than any device in its price segment & much better in specs....
Everyone knows that the costliest part in a device is Sold state drive used for internal memory.. I guess $100 for 16GB more+ a 3000mah battery is awesome at this price..

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:26

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1152; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


yes! just a piece of the missing puzzle : 3000 mah battery. and a bonus 32 gb storage yeah!...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:33

20. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


"With that in mind, we are told by our source that the 16GB LG Nexus 5 will feature a 2300mAh battery and will be priced lock, stock and barrel for $299"

Priced lock and barrel? What does that mean?

Stock is .. stock android right? that was obvious as it's nexus unless you are talking about something else. Please clear that Alan F. :)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:58 2

24. techfirst101 (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


lol its a figure of speach... google it xD

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:29

33. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Oops :P thanks for clarifying.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 02:12

25. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1024; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Here ya go ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock,_stock,_and_barrel

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 02:14

26. schultzie (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


looking for evidence of a cdma model this time..

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 14:57

67. a_merryman (Posts: 685; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


The FCC docs released that evidence a long time ago. It has all the bands for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. It doesn't have the LTE bands for Verizon. But it does have all the CDMA and LTE bands that Sprint uses.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:10 2

28. Cyberchum (Posts: 270; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The two different buttery sizes doesn't make sense, why not leave both at 3000mAh?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:21

31. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Yay. Now the people that use their phones 24/7 can be happy. Hopefully they'll be able to find the time to pry their phones from their faces and be a real human being.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:22 2

32. boosook (Posts: 1037; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It's very unlikely... using two different batteries would mean having two different assembly lines (because of course if the size of the battery is different, the whole phone must be redesigned), two different projects, two different designs... in the end, they would be two different phones, which would increase engineering, testing and production expenses... and for what? To save $10 on each battery? Very unlikely.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 04:41

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


Exactly my point.
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.
So this is a baseless rumour.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:56

45. troutsy (Posts: 278; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I agree that the rumor seems unlikely, but the chassis for the LG G2 currently fits the 3000mAh battery so it probably isn't an issue getting the same battery into the nexus 5.

And getting a smaller battery into the same space? I'm sure they've got the resources to figure that one out.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 14:52

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


Not even $10. You can get the difference in capacity in a complete cell for like $2.50. That's retail.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:48

35. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


32gb model will fly out the store but love that spec

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 04:43

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


If this news is true i will buy the 32gb version the moment its released.
I particularly hated 16gb limitation and also the small battery.
yay!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:25

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


SOOOOOLD!

16GB model should at least have a 2500MAH battery...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:31

39. ngyixian96 (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


I remember this situation is similar to iPhone 4 in 2010

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:37

40. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I'll take two 32s.

Sold.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:17

42. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Hopefully this is true.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:14

46. bnick25 (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 May 2013)


If true sell my sg4 and get nexus 5and have money left over perfect

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:38

47. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I own a iPhone 5s but would buy the Nexus 5 as a mini tablet if the price is $299.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:54

49. kanagadeepan (Posts: 685; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Shut up and take my money...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 08:27

50. Sakeem (Posts: 244; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Just waiting for word on whether it will work on VZW. Once that's official......SOLD!!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:50

55. talon95 (Posts: 66; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Same here. If it works on verizon (band 13) has 32Gb and 3000mAh for $400 i'll take 2. But i haven't seen band 13 in any of the leaks yet.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 13:02

63. Sakeem (Posts: 244; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


I will keep a look out for that. That would hurt though if it didn't. I want to keep my unlimited data and this phone would definitely allow me to do that with a sweet of contract price.

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