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Nexus 5 won't have a 3000 mAh battery version, claim insiders, just 16 GB and 32 GB ones

Nexus 5 won't have a 3000 mAh battery version, claim insiders, just 16 GB and 32 GB ones
From the Italian folks that have been leaking info based on a prototype Nexus 5 with early builds of Android 4.4 KitKat comes the latest revelation on Google's elusive handset and its versions.

First off, their sources confirm there will be two versions of the phone, with 16 GB and 32 GB of storage, respectively. Google's test Play Store pages where the Nexus 5 was pictured with $349 price tag is probably for the variant with larger storage. No microSD card for expansion will be available, of course.

Second, as much as we've heard about two battery capacity versions - 2300 mAh and 3000 mAh - the source poured cold water on that rumor, and said both the 16 GB and the 32 GB unit will come with 2300 mAh, which sounds more logical.

Finally, as for the release date, he mentioned with 99% certainty it will be by the end of October, which we already know from numerous leaks, leaving 1% chance for the announcement to be put off for a later date if unforeseen circumstances arise.

source: TuttoAndroid

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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:24 11

1. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


$349 for 32gb? Sign me up.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:06

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


I am getting the white version 32gb

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:35 1

52. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1342; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Considering the Google Play store mentioned "starting at $349" before being taken down, I would assume it meant the 16GB version.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:51

55. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I was thinking that, but honestly it's still a great deal... Ill order one by the end of the year

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:26 11

2. onilink67 (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


$349 is for the 16gb the 32gb is unknown still but probably around $400

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:42 5

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


Did you read the article?

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:27 4

33. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Articles from other sites say the $350 price is for the 16gb version.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/17/breaking-nexus-5-partially-visible-in-the-play-store-ahead-of-release/

http://www.androidcentral.com/nexus-5-makes-brief-appearance-google-play

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:00 1

24. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Just read the Italian page and it mentions nothing of the price. This may have been a guess from the Daniel.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:10 1

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


Why am I not surprised that the link PA posted does not support their article.
I'm expecting the 16GB to come in at $349. But, I think we won't have any firm confirmation on price until we hear it directly from Google.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:26 3

31. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The 16gb is $349. The Google play store screenshots confirmed this. Just more sloppy journalism from PA.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:29 4

3. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


2300 mah !! ıt would lasts 2 hours with my heavy usage :P

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:33 2

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


That's the reason I carry a 16000mah backup most of the time.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:48 7

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


16,000mah? You must be able to go a full week between charges. That would top off the Nexus 4 battery 7 times.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:54

38. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


haha then you probably look like a carpenter with a boring tool if you carry a 16,000 mah battery charger.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:57

21. taikucing (unregistered)


2300 meh !

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:29 1

4. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


The only down side is the battery. But I think Google knows what it's doing!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 12:52

65. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2228; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They got it wrong with the GN and N4. Battery life was one of the main reasons I don't still own either of those phones.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 14:55 2

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


The Google control it, they may(be) provide a full blown spec's when Motorola will make nexus in the future, just my opinion though. As of now, enjoy what nexus can bring in the table.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 15:08

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


They did it to galaxy nexus (1750mah for 4.7" hd screen, 1.2 gpu compare to sgs2 of 1.5, 5 mp camera, sgs 2 is 8 mp, and so on).
The only advantage of it to other nexus is removable battery, and I love it with 4.3 jb and use it every night as my nite light.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:30 1

5. hossamaltarawneh (Posts: 36; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


Shut up and take my mony!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:30 2

6. HnT8906 (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


what ever..i'm going to get it

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:30 4

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


Sorry Nexus, 2300 mAh is a bit too low for my liking :(

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:39 10

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Then stop constantly using your phone every minute. You be surprised how much power u will save.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:56 8

39. fouadysf (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Oh and while you're at it, keep your phone off and put in on display. Buying a phone to use it!? Madness!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:24 2

46. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Lol! +1
It's amazing the excuses people will make up for a clear hardware flaw.
Another Nexus with a small battery.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 12:58 3

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


Stop acting like a typical fanboy !

I am not saying its a bad phone. But it certainly something 'I' would not like. My job requires me to travel a lot and I want access my email and docs continuously to stay on top of things. So yeah the battery is a bit too low for 'my' liking ! Its my decision what device I buy, stop acting like a douche !

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:28

47. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Indeed. Considering you've got phones like the GS4, G2 and Xperia Z1 rocking batteries at over 2500mAh.
Google chose the wrong place to cutback, I don't care how power efficient they will claim Android4.4 will be, a phone with a display equal to or larger than 5inches should have a battery larger than 2300mAh.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:52

57. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


don't forget the MOTO X have at least 23mah battery in it. plus if knew NEXUS 5 was coming out with a 32GB model i would of buy it in a heart beat but already purchase my Z1 waiting for it in the mail

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:31

8. E.S.1 (Posts: 306; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Battery capacity 2300 mAh?! Hmmm.
Maybe the new Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 will make a difference here.
Because the most complains with Nexus 4 was poor battery life.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:41

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


That's one year old tech. So many factors go into battery life. You can't make that judgement so early. We have to wait and see. HTC One Google play edition with similar specs and smaller battery than the Nexus 5 easily outlast the day with moderate use.

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