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

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:34

We've just received a tip, which claims to be bringing us the pricing for the LG Nexus 5. Naturally, that was one of the few 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 different capacity batteries powering the phone...

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posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:34 4

21. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


If the camera ends up good, it could have a 1600mAh battery and still have great value at that price. Even the $400 model. All phones that offer what the nexus does cost $600 minimum. The only greedy one here seems to be you...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:54 3

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

You get double the storage AND a larger battery for only a $100 more, and you're calling Google greedy? I'm sorry, why don't we just give you a Nexus 5 for free, will you be happy then?

You seem to forget that the Nexus 5 will be half the price of the LG G2, even though it brings nearly identical specifications. I don't think asking for $100 to double your storage and increase your battery life by about 30% is too much to ask. Yes most people will take the 32 GB option, and maybe Google did plan it so they make a little bit more profit, but who cares, it's a damn good deal!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:57

41. xfire99 (Posts: 935; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

Read again what I wrote!
Its not the price for 16/32GB, its the battery capacity 2300/3000mah for for both, thats is greedy and as I wrote both are cheap and all are willing to pay. There are no reason to have difference battery on both, since 16/32GB wont effect the battery at all and only reason is to make peoples to buy 32GB, since it "looks better deal", understood?
As I also say, they are using decoy effect, like Apple do with theirs Ip4 8GB and make peoples buy 16GB, since its a "better deal" with almost same price.
I just dont like these decoy effect methods, doesnt matter what price or company.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:56 1

23. techfirst101 (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

if they are selling a 32GB 3000 mAh phone with the other leaked specs we have seen... this sure as heck is not a ploy to make money, they are barely covering cost of manufacturing at 300-400. If they had to use a step battery in order to pull of the 3000 mAh that might explain the fairly large increase in price over the 16gb model.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:45

48. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

What $399 phone has Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory & 3000mah battery..?? Its still far more cheaper than any device in its price segment & much better in specs....
Everyone knows that the costliest part in a device is Sold state drive used for internal memory.. I guess $100 for 16GB more+ a 3000mah battery is awesome at this price..

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:26

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

yes! just a piece of the missing puzzle : 3000 mah battery. and a bonus 32 gb storage yeah!...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:33

20. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

"With that in mind, we are told by our source that the 16GB LG Nexus 5 will feature a 2300mAh battery and will be priced lock, stock and barrel for $299"

Priced lock and barrel? What does that mean?

Stock is .. stock android right? that was obvious as it's nexus unless you are talking about something else. Please clear that Alan F. :)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:58 2

24. techfirst101 (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

lol its a figure of speach... google it xD

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:29

33. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

Oops :P thanks for clarifying.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 02:12

25. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3546; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Here ya go ;)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 02:14

26. schultzie (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)

looking for evidence of a cdma model this time..

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 14:57

67. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

The FCC docs released that evidence a long time ago. It has all the bands for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. It doesn't have the LTE bands for Verizon. But it does have all the CDMA and LTE bands that Sprint uses.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:10 2

28. Cyberchum (Posts: 735; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

The two different buttery sizes doesn't make sense, why not leave both at 3000mAh?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:21

31. fistigons (Posts: 353; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Yay. Now the people that use their phones 24/7 can be happy. Hopefully they'll be able to find the time to pry their phones from their faces and be a real human being.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:22 2

32. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

It's very unlikely... using two different batteries would mean having two different assembly lines (because of course if the size of the battery is different, the whole phone must be redesigned), two different projects, two different designs... in the end, they would be two different phones, which would increase engineering, testing and production expenses... and for what? To save $10 on each battery? Very unlikely.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 04:41

36. arunthegeek (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

Exactly my point.
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.
So this is a baseless rumour.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:56

45. troutsy (Posts: 319; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

I agree that the rumor seems unlikely, but the chassis for the LG G2 currently fits the 3000mAh battery so it probably isn't an issue getting the same battery into the nexus 5.

And getting a smaller battery into the same space? I'm sure they've got the resources to figure that one out.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 14:52

66. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

Not even $10. You can get the difference in capacity in a complete cell for like $2.50. That's retail.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:48

35. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

32gb model will fly out the store but love that spec

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 04:43

37. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

If this news is true i will buy the 32gb version the moment its released.
I particularly hated 16gb limitation and also the small battery.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:25

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


16GB model should at least have a 2500MAH battery...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:31

39. ngyixian96 (Posts: 91; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)

I remember this situation is similar to iPhone 4 in 2010

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:37

40. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I'll take two 32s.


posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:17

42. fistigons (Posts: 353; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Hopefully this is true.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:14

46. bnick25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 May 2013)

If true sell my sg4 and get nexus 5and have money left over perfect

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:38

47. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

I own a iPhone 5s but would buy the Nexus 5 as a mini tablet if the price is $299.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:54

49. kanagadeepan (Posts: 979; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Shut up and take my money...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 08:27

50. Sakeem (Posts: 608; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

Just waiting for word on whether it will work on VZW. Once that's official......SOLD!!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:50

55. talon95 (Posts: 743; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

Same here. If it works on verizon (band 13) has 32Gb and 3000mAh for $400 i'll take 2. But i haven't seen band 13 in any of the leaks yet.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 13:02

63. Sakeem (Posts: 608; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

I will keep a look out for that. That would hurt though if it didn't. I want to keep my unlimited data and this phone would definitely allow me to do that with a sweet of contract price.

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