Nexus 5 won't have a 3000 mAh battery version, claim insiders, just 16 GB and 32 GB ones
0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2013, 09:19 posted on
The 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...
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52. Dr.Phil (Posts: 893; 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.
55. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; 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
2. onilink67 (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
$349 is for the 16gb the 32gb is unknown still but probably around $400
33. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 282; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Articles from other sites say the $350 price is for the 16gb version.
24. fistigons (Posts: 262; 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.
26. NexusPhan (Posts: 381; 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.
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.
3. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
2300 mah !! ıt would lasts 2 hours with my heavy usage :P
9. Shatter (Posts: 1974; Member since: 29 May 2013)
That's the reason I carry a 16000mah backup most of the time.
18. NexusPhan (Posts: 381; 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.
38. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; 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.
21. taikucing (unregistered)
2300 meh !
4. valapsp (Posts: 472; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
The only down side is the battery. But I think Google knows what it's doing!
65. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 834; 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.
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.
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.
7. tech2 (Posts: 1833; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Sorry Nexus, 2300 mAh is a bit too low for my liking :(
12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6188; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Then stop constantly using your phone every minute. You be surprised how much power u will save.
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!
46. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
It's amazing the excuses people will make up for a clear hardware flaw.
Another Nexus with a small battery.
67. tech2 (Posts: 1833; 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 !
47. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; 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.
57. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6188; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
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
8. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; 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.
15. NexusPhan (Posts: 381; 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.
20. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 758; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
The Nexus 4 after the 4.3 update gets amazing battery life for the size of the battery.
56. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Agreed I never noticed a battery issue with my N4 especially after 4.3
10. deathbydesigner (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
Sucks this won't be coming out for Verizon
22. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
Thought there were multiple leaks indicating it is? But hey nothing is official until it's official. And even then it could still change *cough* *cough* HTC One.
11. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
They had to differentiate this phone from LG G2 which has a larger battery. A Nexus 5 is basically a G2 with a smaller battery (less the microSD slot if comparing to the LG G2 Korean model).
34. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Nexus 5 has a smaller screen and lacks the rear buttons as well.
14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6188; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Wish I hadn't bought my Z1 if I knew they were making a 32GB version.
17. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
That is unfortunate that does not have the 3000mah battery, still hopefully the snapdragon 800 has a very well optimised battery life! Still can't wait for the nexus 5 and KitKat! That said I would have happily paid more for the bigger battery around £400 oh well maybe next time?
23. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
2300 mAh will make me wait for reviews on battery life.
29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7592; Member since: 14 May 2012)
S800 is power efficient, so expect a full day worth of juice if you don't use your phone every second.
53. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I find this an unfair statement, many of us now use our smartphones to communicate heavily and multimedia, if it's not work Emails, it's WhatsApp with friends and gf, if not that it's Twitter or Facebook be it for work or personal, then there's playing music or viewing some YouTube to kill time. I'm not asking for a 8000mAh battery, just a large battery to keep up with what other OEMs have made.
66. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 834; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
My G2 got a day and around a half of another, but my phone sits in my car for 10 hours a day. On weekends, I got a day with a little left over (it was comparable to the Moto X, maybe a shade better). With the 2300maH battery, that will mean it gets through a work day, maybe, but dies before the day is out on vacation and weekends. That's no bueno.
70. troutsy (Posts: 244; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
PapaSmurf seems to really have analyzed the Nexus 5, and I'm sure his totally unsupported claims will turn out to be true... But here's another way to look at it.
Look at the LG G2 - Similar specs with a much larger battery (3000mAh). Rated at 18.2 hours on Verizon.
Nexus 5... 18.2 * (2300/3000) = 14.0 Hours estimated.
I'm a moderate-to-heavy user, averaging 3-4 GB of data a month. And my experience is that I won't buy a phone that is rated less than 24 hours of use. When the phone is new and the battery is fresh, that easily stretches into two full days. Once the phone is a year old, you'll still get a full day out of it.
It's not as much about the time that you can last away from a charger, but rather that charging batteries over 500 times really starts to degrade the performance. That's 1.5 years if your charging every day, under a year if you buy a phone rated at 14 hours that you need to charge twice a day.
25. sonisoe (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 May 2009)
forget it....2300mah for a 5-inch device ?
48. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Indeed, it's a tiny battery by today's standard in Android, and Nexus phones are not exactly known for great battery life.
27. trickster_qc (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
Unless Google pulled some kind of miracle with 4.4 KitKat, I don't think 2300mah will be enough.
The galaxy S4 is beefed up with 2600 and it's barely enough.
28. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
I think that's what they did. KitKat uses less power.
32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7592; Member since: 14 May 2012)
S4 also runs TouchWiz, and uses a S600/5420, which consume more power than the S800.
50. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
There is a S800 based GS4 and it also uses a 2600mAn battery, so does the GE GS4. 2300mAh is not going to yield great battery life, even with an S800. Android4.4 includes OpenGL ES3.0 that means we are going to see more power hungry apps and games come in to take advantage of that.
54. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Android 4.3 introduced openGL ES 3.0 and I haven't had any negative impact on battery life since I upgraded all my devices to 4.3 In fact the battery life on my nn7, gnexus, evo3d and gs3 has increased.
35. AfterShock (Posts: 2509; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
My N4 lasts all day on 4.3, I've no concerns on battery size in N5.
Two 32 for me please.
41. Ninetysix (Posts: 1420; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Nexus 4's battery is horrendous bro.
(hit expand in each test and find your god awful N4)
68. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Battery test giving it under the galaxy nexus seems quite bogus for me
69. Ninetysix (Posts: 1420; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Yeah..gsmarena just picks random numbers out of a box and posts it.
75. AfterShock (Posts: 2509; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Besides I've a power brick the size of two bic lighters taped together that is 6000mah I use for my N7.
Power is not an issue, google taking my money and giving me my new phone is my first world problem.
It's like no one has access to power and that is this phones short coming that kills it for them, sweet I say, sooner I get mine.
My dark side just reads them as trolls.
78. Ninetysix (Posts: 1420; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Let's go ahead and see a screenshot of Time On screen under battery details.
82. AfterShock (Posts: 2509; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I don't need to prove anything to yourself, you're not buying this phone for me, I am.
My usage is proof to me, over your links and questionable word.