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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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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:56 3

20. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The Nexus 4 after the 4.3 update gets amazing battery life for the size of the battery.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:51 2

56. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Agreed I never noticed a battery issue with my N4 especially after 4.3

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:34

10. deathbydesigner (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Sucks this won't be coming out for Verizon

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:57

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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:38 1

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).

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:28

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


Nexus 5 has a smaller screen and lacks the rear buttons as well.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:40 1

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


:-( ......im still buying one tho

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:41 1

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Wish I hadn't bought my Z1 if I knew they were making a 32GB version.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:54 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sell it for $600 and get the Nexus 5.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:46

17. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; 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?

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:59 8

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


2300 mAh will make me wait for reviews on battery life.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:26

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:37

53. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 12:57 1

66. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 13:28 1

70. troutsy (Posts: 313; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:06 1

25. sonisoe (Posts: 417; Member since: 06 May 2009)


forget it....2300mah for a 5-inch device ?

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:26 2

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Comment #29 please.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:30

48. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:16

27. trickster_qc (Posts: 107; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:22

28. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I think that's what they did. KitKat uses less power.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:27 3

32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S4 also runs TouchWiz, and uses a S600/5420, which consume more power than the S800.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:33

50. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:43 1

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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:29

35. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 11:05

41. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Nexus 4's battery is horrendous bro.

http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-iphone-5s-battery-test/

(hit expand in each test and find your god awful N4)

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 13:05

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


Battery test giving it under the galaxy nexus seems quite bogus for me

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 13:15

69. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Yeah..gsmarena just picks random numbers out of a box and posts it.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 16:01

75. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 17:23

78. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Let's go ahead and see a screenshot of Time On screen under battery details.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 20:22

82. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; 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.

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