LG Nexus 5 price leaks; different battery size for each model

LG Nexus 5 price leaks; different battery size for each model
We've just received a tip, which claims to be bringing us the pricing for the LG Nexus 5. Along with a precise launch date, that was one of the things that was not listed in the service manual for the device that leaked over the weekend. Before we head to the rumored prices, we should point out that our tipster informs us that there will be two different models based on the native storage. Each model will have a different capacity battery powering the phone.

With that in mind, we are told that the 16GB LG Nexus 5 will feature a 2300mAh battery and will be priced lock, stock and barrel for $299. The 32GB LG Nexus 5 will be powered by a 3000mAh cell and will be priced at $399. The Google Nexus 4 was $299 for the 8GB unlocked model when first launched, while the 16GB model was $349. Both of those units carried a 2100mAh cell.
It is interesting that we will apparently see two different capacity batteries on the LG Nexus 5 depending on the size of the native memory. When the LG Nexus 5 service manual leaked the other day, we heard from more than a few potential buyers of the phone who were upset about the 2300 mAh cell that was rumored to be on board the handset. Now then, if it really turns out that the 32 GB variant will be powered by a larger, 3000mAh cell, would everyone be OK with the battery situation?

Thanks, anonymous tipster!

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. Ericzhf

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

I want preorder my 32GB Nexus 5 now!

9. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Faith in humanity has just been restored!!!!

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

While this report seems plausible, you still have to view it with a lot of scrutiny. It's an anonymous tipster and there is no documentation to prove it's true other than relying on word of mouth. Honestly, I would like for this to be true, but I still have to take it with a grain of salt.

18. sckortyman

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

You know things just got real when Dr.Phil shows up.

57. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

If this rumor is true then the battery trolls will be owned!

70. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Wtf is a "battery troll"? Are you talking about those that critiqued the phone cuz of its battery size? Well there's nothing wrong with that. It's a legitimate criticism of a very poor battery size for a 5" device.

27. arunthegeek

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Its unlikely. According to FCC, Both LG D820 and D821 are the identified Nexus models with different frequencies, both having 16GB and 32GB memory having 2300mAh battery. As mentioned in the article, If the battery size is different, It has to pass through FCC again and have a different model number from mentioned above.

43. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Ya. I'm calling 100% BS on this rumor. Why would the service manual for the 32GB (The 32GB service manual is what was leaked the other day) list 2300mAh if it has a 3000mAh? And it's the same story with the FCC documents. Don't anyone get their hopes up.

34. masterpfa

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I agree totally Dr.Phil, until official, I shan't be raising my hopes at all. Hopefully by the end of the month all speculation can end and the disappointment start with everyone being disappointed with the released phone not reaching the dizzy heights of the speculated specs and wishlist features we seem to be seeing at the moment.

29. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

More like Faith in Google..

51. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I doubt this rumor is true but if it is then I am definitely going for the 32gb version.

2. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

Now everyone can be happy!

54. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

except people on Verizon..

71. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Too soon man.....Too soon.......

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If that's true it takes away the only limitation this phone has (battery) !

8. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Past options where color, storage size and now battery size. Its not going to take long for every manufacture to jump on this (battery size) band wagon.

11. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

what are you talking about? motorola has been doing this for the past several years on verizon.

13. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Fair enough, first time I've heard of it besides getting an extended battery after market.

44. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

72. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Actually, 7.8% when almost all of their good offerings have only gone to Verizon is pretty good. What good phones have come to AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile? The Atrix HD, MoPho Q? Horrible offerings. Not bad for concentrating on only one carrier. Imagine if the 2013 Droid Maxx was on every network, that would be a compelling option for a lot of people.

4. inhibitech unregistered

Thanks for the info. I think I will put my N4 on Craigslist now.

5. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Hmmm, depending on how good the camera is....the 32GB sounds perfect.

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, everyone is alright with the battery situation now. 3000mAH huge with 32GB.

7. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Didn't you say you also had "a precise launch date"? Did you forget?

14. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

"Along with a precise launch date, that was one of the things that was NOT listed in the service manual..."

16. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Whoops :)

10. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I would be more than happy to shell out 400$ for the 32gb model, but may i say how stupid of Google to sacrifice the battery department to keep the price down. I mean, it must have cost them to make 2 model with 2 different sized batteries.

30. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Its still very cheap considering Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory & 3000mah battery..

15. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Geez, all companys becomes greedy these days. Even it still cheap for 32GB, but still both should have same battery capacity and not be bloody greedy like Apple. 16GB 3000mah = 299US 32GB 3000mah = 399US Im sure all will pay 399 for 32GB, but these fk Decoy effect method to make peoples buy the 32GB one is just bloody greedy. Decoy Effect:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoy_effect Shame on u Google!

19. volcano321

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

You're bitching at a company because it's doing what it's supposed to do? Make money? Google is a publicly traded company. I'm sure the shareholders are saying, charge as much as you can get away with! Not be nice... Look past your own selfish desires and you'll be a lot happier knowing where everything fits in. I'm sure you think Samsung and Apple should both burn in hell because they're charging you more than you can afford. Improve yourself, make more money, then buy the things you want. I think 90% of the people here would say the 32GB/3000mah $399 model will be the BEST DEAL for a high end phone during the holidays.

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