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This is the best LG Nexus 5 image we've seen yet

This is the best LG Nexus 5 image we've seen yet
We're all pretty excited to see what Google has in store with the Nexus 5 (as it is assumed to be named), which is being built by LG and is based on the LG G2. We don't know a lot about the device for sure. We know it will be the premiere device for Android 4.4 KitKat, and from the leaked pics we've seen, it looks to have a fairly large camera lens (compared to any phone other than the Lumia 1020).

But, up until now, we've been working from low-res images, and FCC filing drawings to sort out what the device will look like. The leaks have been good enough to inspire a couple of unofficial device renders, but we hadn't seen a really good quality image of the device itself, even when it was "accidentally" left in a bar a few days before the iPhone 5s launch. Now we have a new leaked image that is by far the best we've seen. Unfortunately, the image itself doesn't add much info to the mix. 

The poster of the image claims that the backplate of the device feels similar to the new Nexus 7, says that it had a disclaimer talking about "experimental software" and asking that the user "guard it like a ninja". The poster also says that the display is only "ok", whatever that means.

The rumors have been saying the Nexus 5 will sport a Snapdragon 800, a 4.96-inch 1080p display, LTE, and if Google's Vic Gundotra is to be believed, it may also have an "insanely great" camera. The rumors have also pointed to an October 14th announcement, but those rumors haven't had much behind them as of yet. 

This is the best LG Nexus 5 image we've seen yet

source: MacRumors via The Verge

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posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:34 23

1. Cha7520 (Posts: 212; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Come on Google....just announce it already!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:47 3

7. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


The N5 camera looks a lot like the HTC One. It's definitely not an Ultrapixel camera, but i think it will give some pretty good shots in low-light.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:14 31

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You can say that just by looking at the camera module huh??
Interesting...

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:24 5

22. james004 (Posts: 477; Member since: 15 May 2013)


lol finally someone said that!
dont know what these kids think they know when they see camera module. this camera hump could be really good looking and happen to have the worst camera internals any phone has ever had.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:29 5

26. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


if you guys look at the camera, its not even that big. They just put a huge metal circle around t to make it look nice. The camera is still normal sized

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:47 2

27. PootisMan (Posts: 203; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I know the waiting is just killing me, release the phone Google!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:52 1

28. madmikepr (Posts: 117; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


yes and released already AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:43 1

54. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


+1 I can't wait anymore....Huurrrrryyy UPPPPPP!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 22:25

58. madmikepr (Posts: 117; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


yes hurry up and i dont care to pay a little more for great specs :)

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:54 3

29. PootisMan (Posts: 203; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that a white Nexus 5 I see on the left?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:43

40. zhiae (Posts: 178; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


i hate how the camera looks like
.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:40

53. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


+1 I can't wait for them to out it. Hurry up and take my money already Google!!!!!!!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:35 7

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I still don't like the horizontal Nexus logo. Just seems weird.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:00 11

8. Commentator (Posts: 2436; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Just the "X" on the back would look way better.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 00:05

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


This or gnote3?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 06:37 4

42. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


This.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:03

9. gustavoace (Posts: 99; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I dont like the desing either... I'll sell my N4 and get it anyway, but I wish it could look better... N4 is great (not as great as Nexus S was, btw), but this huge camera is weird....

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:48

17. Valdomero (Posts: 121; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Let's hope it's just a prototype and that LG has designed a really good looking phone. I'd sell my N4 right away.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 16:56

50. Jonathan41 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I like it. I like how big it is. It clearly tells the viewer the name of the brand even when their not in arms length without "breaking the plane" like a horizontal logo would.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:35 6

3. harigrg33 (Posts: 159; Member since: 20 May 2013)


most probably my next phone

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:18 2

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You sure?
I've read two reports...one from gsmarena (recently) about the battery capacity stopping midway at 2300mAh... And if that's true, Nexus 5 has a big issue on it's head.
Maybe it's just a report on a prototype, but it's there.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:24 3

21. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Its one probably in an otherwise super high-end $350 phone. And the battery should get you through a day easy. The htc one has the same sized battery but the n5 as a s800 (which is more power efficient than the s600) and kitkat (hopefully bring some battery improvements).

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:08

44. Suo.Eno (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


I'd like to believe that I really do but call me superstitious after running this GT-I9100G of mine w/ the standard 1650mAh till now, I reckon a better state of peace of mind if I can get double that or 3000mAh at least. We can take the rated numbers roughly sure but in reality you can easily shave off 2 - 3hrs scr on time out of the equation.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:38 3

4. imkyle (Posts: 1007; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


If you do not need LTE and you have the current Nexus 4, there is no immediate rush to get this phone.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:41 1

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i really dont like the camera and the logo on the back

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:44

6. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


any cost projections yet?

any CDMA rumors?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:13 1

10. amiaq (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


This or Note 3?? decision decision ..

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:13 5

11. milesboy5 (Posts: 156; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Am I the only one who has been liking the leaked design so far?

To me the plain back with nexus written on it is simple, along with that there is nothing to distract from what appears to be a decent size camera lens.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:24 1

23. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


I feel the same way. Plus i wont have to worry about breaking the glass back anymore :D

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 01:30

34. boosook (Posts: 1033; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I like it too! :)

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:51

55. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Everyone has to whine about something. Its going to be an A$$KICKER, take no prisoners, with a great price compared to all the other phones in the market.....But some peeps have to bitch about this or that!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:20 2

14. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Verizon:)?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:30 1

15. milesboy5 (Posts: 156; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Yes please

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:34

45. theizzz (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


Had a Gnex on Big Red and I would have to say I hope Verizon stays far away from this phone. Switching to gsm very soon.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:36 2

16. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Oh my yes. And to think I already bought a note 3. Might have to get this as well.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:56

18. R-vjn (Posts: 162; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Gosh, from that image the front seems to have lost one of my most loved thing about my Nexus 4, those curving edges. Anyways, lets wait and see the release of the 'DADDY OF ANDROIDS''.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 22:59

19. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I don't think it's ugly but still not sure if it's doing it for me. It needs one killer feature.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:25

24. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Price

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 01:34 1

35. boosook (Posts: 1033; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Stock android, always the latest version, price, usability (i.e. smooth, good screen, not too big). These were the killer features of the N4 and will be the killer features of the N5.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:54

56. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


+1 Straight Up!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:21

20. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 460; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Most probably the smoothest android device, really nice exterior, great battery life, mediocore camera as usually. Since being into photography if it doesnt perform equally to S4/5S in terms of camera performance I will be disappointed like I was last year with nexus 4 camera.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:25

25. DLanor1107 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


I think they will put their nexus logo horizontally in all their upcoming nexus devices starting with N7. The camera on the back looks the same with N7 too... Anyway, this will be a good phone. I love pure android, no bloatwares and always get the upgrades first than others...

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:55

30. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Where do i preorder Google?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 00:58

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


i really hope nexus 5 will be just google edition of LG G2 that would be the most amazing device on the planet right now, however i saw the rumored specifications of nexus 5, it doesn't look like that so far, let's hope those rumors are wrong

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 01:00

33. jan25 (Posts: 406; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Hey, the Nexus 5 on the left has a white cover!!!!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 01:51

36. nicknowsky (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


I want one I have new nexus 4 I just got I cracked the box but haven't used it maybe I should just sell ASAP

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:54

37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


The only one confusing thing for me 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. It looks like a door peephole.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:06

38. jameshoe (unregistered)


The design is ...

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:19

39. twens (Posts: 670; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


We mostly do our activities in the day time. When did low light become the basic feature to look for in a smart phones camera? I will prefer a better day light camera like the LG g2, note 3 and s4 any day. Afterall, that's why they come with flash for night pictures.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:39

51. Damo579 (Posts: 205; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Because we don't take pictures in perfect conditions all the time.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 05:30

41. Trex95 (Posts: 553; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


I Prefer the Nexus 4 design and looks. Nexus 5 looks ugly specially that camera protection glass looks like chameleon eye.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 07:55

43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Maybe, but the resolution will be has to keep up with.
Phones with 720p resolution are still hard to manage for a day even with above 2000mAh battery.
If the processor helps, then it's all for the better...good for all of us.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:42

46. Sakeem (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


The suspense.........lol....can't wait to know more officially.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 12:00

47. zachattack (Posts: 580; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Looks unappealing.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 12:50

48. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Still waiting and hoping for a Motorola Nexus Device. :( Sigh....

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:22

49. blattlaus (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)


Please no nano sim!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:40

52. Damo579 (Posts: 205; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Looks like my next phone. Of course I'll change my avatar when it happens. I'm going to miss Nokia....

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 21:30

57. ChafedBanana (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Has a Nexus ever had a really good camera? No. Decent maybe.

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