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Nexus 5 round-up: 5 awesome new features, release date, price, specs and all we know so far

0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2013, 02:19 posted on

We’ve seen it all - the Galaxy Note 3, all new Android flagships, the new iPhones, and there is just one more big thing to surprise us this year - the Nexus 5…

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posted on 26 Sep 2013, 08:38

59. ChazzMatt (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Snapdragon 800 is special. G2 was the first to have it. SO THERE. Snapdragon 800 changes everything. Now everyone else and their brother is rushing out updates to their flagship devices (Sony, Samsung) to incorporate the Snapdragon 800. But the Nexus 5 was developed in conjunction with the G2, so is also one of the first to have the Snapdragon 800.

The Nexus 4 was NOT the only Nexus phone to be that cheap. So was the gen3 Galaxy Nexus. I bought two Gen3 Nexus phones from Google Play in July 2012 at that price. Do some research before posting. Google sold the 8GB for $299/16GB for $349. I bought two 16GB gen3 Galaxy Nexus phones for $349 each. (4.65" 720p, dual core, 1GB RAM). Since they were still "new" phones when the gen4 Nexus 4 was released in November, I skipped the Nexus 4 and am waiting impatiently for the gen5 Nexus 5.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 08:45

60. ChazzMatt (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


The gen3 Nexus 3 was initially priced at $349/$399 for 8GB/16GB, but soon Google dropped the price to $299/$439 and kept that pricing for the gen4 Nexus 4.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:20

117. Rogue (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


The camera will not be the same because Nexus5 will be the first phone with DigitalOptics' speedy MEMS camera

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 07:46

128. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


That rumor was confirmed untrue. It is OPPO using it first and they have an exclusive deal for like 6 months.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:36 1

23. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


i read somewhere it was gonna have 2700Mah battery but cant remember where i read it

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:52

24. harvardale (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


According to FCC docs, the D821 does NOT support Verizon LTE bands. The D821 only supporta LTE bands 5 and 7.

There is yet to be a Nexus 5 device surface with Verizon LTE bands.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:54

25. Fuego84 (Posts: 351; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Specs for the HTC One Max kills this the nexus 5 on arrival. Was looking for to getting a nexus 5 but the specs on the One Max is luring me away especially since I currently have an HTC One.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:03 4

26. jckc92 (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


BATTERY, BATTERY, BATTERY, BATTERY, AND BATTERY....
what is so hard to understand about this??? Companies listen to the people and don't be stupid. "We all want Bigger BATTERIES.......Wake up.
Christ, the Razr HD of 2012 comes with over 2500 battery. This has to compete and hopefully they make it at least 2800/bigger...
If they do make it with a 2300 battery I wasted my time waiting for this thing. DON'T SCREW IT UP!!!!!! Ok I'm better now :)
P.S. oh yeah, Verizon would be nice too

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 14:16

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


You sound like the guy, author of youtube videos HowToBasic :)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:10

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm still thinking why there is such wide glass on the camera eye? It looks ugly and I'm pretty sure that such small camera eye won't utilize whole diameter of such wide glass.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 07:48

129. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its one of those fancy cameras like the iphone 5s uses that can take in more detail/light per pixel from what I have seen.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:24 2

29. papss (unregistered)


Not sure what to make of this tbh.. I prefer the G2 but with updates like Nexus get. The battery if true is a deal breaker for me.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:35 1

32. frydaexiii (Posts: 1464; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


It's a sad sad day when we actually know less about a Nexus device before launch than the iPhone before launch

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:04

33. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


I see the specs actually would be worth the buy. It may not seem to much as a high end phone because of the battery but it would be great in the right use.

I can see the specs being something that would be great for a mid range user or someone that use the phone enough for the day but still have enough left over to be used half.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 13:16 1

38. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I thought LG will listen to the people, if it is true, they will pretending, and numb for the consumer request. That 2300mah sealed battery is not enough for 5" full hd display.
My HTC One have the same amount of battery with only 4.7" display, but it barely last me 6.5 hours of moderate to heavy use.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 09:59 1

52. papss (unregistered)


I hear ya! My l1020 has a 2000 mah and just moderate use it drains way too quickly. My next phone will have a much bigger battery or have proven great life.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 14:13 1

165. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Mine too, but it seems to have only starting draining quickly since I joined the Developer's Preview of GR3. Now it drains way too quickly.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 13:39 1

40. tositem (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


The camera hump is a big turn off!

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:19

55. techfirst101 (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I think it looks kinda cool... plus the big camera dial points to the possibility of OIS being included which would be a huge upgrade camera wise for a nexus device.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 07:49

130. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


OIS has pretty much been confirmed from leaks. That doesn't mean its good OIS.

Bad OIS = HTC One
Good OIS = Optimus G2

Bad OIS is still better than no OIS. Its made by LG so lets hope its similar to the way the way the G2 uses it.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:03 1

41. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2150; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


2300 may battery...loser!!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:07

44. Hughey2k2 (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


It doesn't matter what these imaginary specs are if it's a Nexus I'm sold.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 15:03 1

45. mrmessma (Posts: 201; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Man, I'd hate to have 3 day battery life from you know a 3300 mAh battery like my friend's Razr HD Maxx, and yes that's with LTE, email notifications, everything turned on.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:28 2

47. promise7 (Posts: 884; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


"Nexus 5 round-up: release date, price, ..."

and then you state u don't know the release date and guess on the price...

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 07:52

132. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


There was a leak yesterday on the playstore that showed it as $350 at the lease (16GB). Whoever maintains the web page was most likely checking the page way ready to go before they announce it and some lucky people got a peak.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:35

48. jpkelly05 (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I am wondering if they are going to put in a 3rd processor like the Moto X... that would be awesome if it those features and more than the X were a part of the new Nexus. Also... I didn't see any debate on Flash drive... being Google's supported reason's for not liking Flash drives... I can see why they don't include them... doesn't mean I don't wish they had the option... but the OTG SD flash-card cable helps me get over that. As far as battery goes... it all depends on if they go back to a removable battery. That remains to be a bad choice to me. AND I still hate LG. They are a lot better than they used to be... but I think they still have a little bruising from the black eye they gave themselves years ago with software update madness.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:52

49. Professor (Posts: 222; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


GOOGLE... My credit card is already ready and waiting for Play Store to announce when I can order or pre-order the phone!!!

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 10:04 1

53. papss (unregistered)


I have to agree... Maybe ill save some money that I've put away for a phone and just buy this plus the n7. I don't/can't spend more than 650.00 for whatever device (per my wife and our budget). I am leaning towards the G2 but this might be nice if they can get the battery right.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 13:02

54. duckmanbill (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Ok, so now you're claiming the Nexus 5 will be on Verizon and you point to the D821 FCC filing as evidence. However, your own article that you cite claims the D821 is the LG G2.

So, which is it? Is the D821 a G2 or the verizon Nexus??

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 15:37

95. mxyzptlk73 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)


The D821 is a nexus being made for overseas. Nothing as of yet for verizon

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