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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, 08:51

52. lflee (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

What's the respective weights of the two models?

Any size difference?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:33

53. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

YES! LG you are AWESOME!
BTW, bye-bye Apple. :P

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:57

56. elmatrix (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

Hi. We have inserted in our app a link to your article about nexus 5. You can see it in GooglePlay "Nexus 5 Hype"

Best regards

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:58

58. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

I don't buy it but, if it's true, I will buy it.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:33

59. FYoung (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

I'm undecided whether to wait for the Nexus 5, or get the Samsung S3 or Rugby LTE now instead. My main problem with the Nexus 5 is its non-replaceable battery; a secondary concern is that it's not rugged.

Smartphones need to be recharged every night and I've read that batteries can only be recharged 300 to 500 times. So, a phone with a non-replaceable battery can last 16 months at most.

I want to pay no more than $200 a year to purchase a phone. So, a phone that lasts only 16 months must cost at most $266 outright, which isn't enough to buy a good phone (except the Nexus 4 if I could find one at that price).

I'd expect a phone with a replaceable battery to survive 21 months (I've read that this is the average life expectancy of a smartphone in the US); so, I'd be willing to pay $350 outright for the phone.

I don't think that Blackberry will be around a year from now, and I don't want a Windows phone or a phone with a screen smaller than 4.5 inches. So, there are no good phones that meet all my requirements for $350.

I can get either the S3 and Rugby LTE for $400. I like the ruggedness of the Rugby, but it's mediocre otherwise, and its screen keyboard seems too small for my fingers. So, it looks like I'll get the S3, even though it's delicate.

I'd be interested to know what commenters here think about the 16 months and 21 months lifespans that I mentioned above, since they dictate how much I'm willing to pay. Do you think they are realistic?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 12:36

60. aweseman (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

Try the Sony Xperia L. Not quite related, I know, but it has what you require

On topic, I think this is a GREAT phone, and a larger battery would be much appreciated, but an SD card and removable battery would make this already amazing phone unbeatable.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 16:37

68. FYoung (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

Thanks for the advice.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:21

69. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

Get the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 active it's rugged and an S4 dust and water proof

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 12:48

61. Valdomero (Posts: 288; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


posted on 08 Oct 2013, 13:00

62. Valdomero (Posts: 288; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

I have a question: If you have already a Nexus 4, is it worth buying the Nexus 5?

I mean, it has several upgrades over the N4, but I don't feel like buying it right away since my N4 does everything I could imagine. Same happened to owners of Galaxy S3 when the S4 was released, many asked the same question, is it worth upgrading?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 13:52

64. saking2003 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

I can't wait to order the 32gig version so can finally leave Verizon

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 14:19 1

65. Captain_Spaulding (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

What about the precise launch date?

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 12:43

73. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

You can simply order a 3000 mAh battery unit, and replace it on the $299 model.

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