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Pure white Nexus 5 is bogus, but leads to plenty of other colorful fakes

Pure white Nexus 5 is bogus, but leads to plenty of other colorful fakes
If you thought the pure white Nexus 5 looked too good to be true, you were right. It was nothing but a bit of color manipulation from the render of the black Nexus 5. This isn't to say that there will not be a white Nexus 5, just that it is more likely it will be two-tone (white back and black front) as we saw in an earlier leak, and as we saw with the white Nexus 4.

We were suspicious of the image, and we grew even more suspicious when we received a tip pointing to images that were clearly modified versions of the black Nexus 5 press render, but showed the device in various colors like purple, orange, red, and silver. Just after that as we were starting to look at the render of the pure white Nexus 5, Android Police posted the rumor smash explanation, meaning we didn't have to finish our research.

As AP points out, the pure white Nexus 5 is nothing more than the black version with inverted colors on everything except for the camera lens and flash. To prove how easy it is to make a fake like this, they made a gif, and some other color variants. We've also added in the other fake color renders, just so you have it all in one spot, and we don't need to deal with the rumors again. All of these are fake, but it definitely makes us eager to see Google offer the Moto X color customization on a Nexus device.





source: Android Police & Imgur

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posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:39 1

1. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Wish they were more than renders. Looks so much better than Lumias and I am a big admirer of their build quality.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:48 5

2. avasponge (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 May 2012)


if only these colors were actual choices.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:57 1

3. madmikepr (Posts: 124; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


i got to say i love the back cover white and the front in black :)

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:58 5

4. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If these were the real ones I would take the red and black one. Sadly it will most likely just be black.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:17

8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1269; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


That one is sweet.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:01

5. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Yea... We know that. Someone specifically made it to see how a white Nexus 5 would look. I think it was WoozleWuzzle. S/he even says it's just inverted... What a fantastic waste of news space. Fluff for clicks. Every one of these pointless news posts make me lose more and more belief in this sites journalism quality.

So PhoneArena, Thanks for pointing out the bloody obvious!

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:08

6. _PHug_ (Posts: 395; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


if this was real I would be torn between the original Black, #4 or #6

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:12

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


Still looks gorgeous either way.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 18:09

9. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)


dont copy the 5c, it isnt even good

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 04:12

16. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


the 5c was a copy of the lumias, so essentially they would be copying lumia...

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 19:30 2

10. dyllon2298 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


i think the best looking is the silver and black, the other uni-color ones are not so great

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:58

12. quakan (Posts: 1222; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Yeah, I agree.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:48

11. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


meh white/white looked the best to me. So modern and clean. With other colors, the design of the nexus 5 is okayish not really impressive. Seems colors make a big difference.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 23:23

13. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


omg that purple is sexayyyyyyyyyyyy

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 01:46

14. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Beautiful. I think it's going to comes with different colors since IPhone 5s has different colors now.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 02:08

15. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Black, and red and silver!! looks soo goooddd

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 06:36

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


"life is full of different choices" to bad...

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:07

18. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


the 6th photo looks awesome.

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