LG Nexus 5 service manual leaks bringing a treasure trove of information, including specs

LG Nexus 5 service manual leaks bringing a treasure trove of information, including specs
A draft of the service manual for the LG Nexus 5 has leaked out revealing what could be the legitimate specs for the phone. The manual is made up of 281 pages including a diagram of the phone, which resembles a smaller LG G2 without the buttons on the back. The rear of the phone matches what we saw on that infamous picture taken the day that the KitKat statue was unveiled at the Googleplex. The Nexus name looks like it does on the back of the Nexus 7 (2013), except that it is oriented differently.

But surely you want to hear about the specs. The 4.95 inch IPS display offers resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (MSM8947) will be under the hood. 2GB of RAM will be on board with 32GB of native storage inside. The device will be powered by a 2300mAh cell that can be recharged wirelessly. On back will be an 8MP shooter with OIS and a 1.3MP front-facing snapper will take selfies and supports video chats. The LG Nexus 5 will come with NFC enabled. And yes, this time around there will be LTE connectivity.

As usual when we pass along something of this magnitude to you, we ask that you use a skeptical eye when reading this. There are some reasons to think that this is not on the level such as the conflicting Bluetooth specs on pages 8 and 11. Still, there is nothing that stands out as being too ridiculous to believe specs-wise and the pictures and diagrams match up with what we have been expecting.

If you have nothing else to do on a Saturday night, all 281 pages of the manual are below, waiting for you to go through each and every page. If you don't have the time, you can check out the slideshow directly underneath the manual.


source: AndroidPolice via AndroidCentral

Related phones

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. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Nice....hope the camera is good

26. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

camera? worry about that 2300 mahs battery. LOL! Sony and LG both keep special things for themselves. sony- their 20mp camera. lg - their 3000 mahs battery.

38. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

True, but the SD800 is a huge improvement in efficiency, , plus the LCD is expected to be lighter on the battery. The G2 has great battery life, although it's capacity is larger but so is it's screen, do a little math and our N4 5hr of browsing and video playback could increase to 9 hours.

46. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nexus 4 next to Nexus 5, Nexus 4 on the Nexus 5. http://www.abload.de/img/nexus458ts5s.png As you see they are the exact size with the N5 having less bezels and less rounded corners, on the other hand the screen width is exactly the same (due to the N4 being 5:3) and the extra 0,3" coming in height.

50. papss unregistered

Na.. we still should be mainly worried about a sealed battery that is that small. I understand that the s800 is efficient but I have a feeling that is where Google went cheap.

39. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Hm interesting, manual says "8M_OIS_CAMERA" Hoping for that stabilization!

40. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Are you sure they do? First of all, both the Z1 and the G2 will cost more or less $300 more. Next, the Sony has 20mp but no OIS, and the OIS can really make the difference in low light, much more than the 20mp sensor. If the 8mp sensor is good, if it really has OIS, it might take very good pictures, as the iphone 5 does with "only" 8mp. So I'd rather get a good 8mp sensor with OIS than a 20mp sensor without OIS. Keep in mind that even the Z1 and Nokia 1020 deliver best results in their 8mp and 5mp modes (respectively). 8mp are enough for 99% of users. As to the battery, you must consider the external size. And let me say it again... the price!

81. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

wait, what the..... "and the OIS can really make the difference in low light" thats crazy speaking. crazy. stabilization improves low light?

41. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Interesting that there is no reference of the camera sensor, only this "8M OIS". The module was either undecided when the service manual was finalized or maybe there are multiple sensors so it's not named? The IMX179 of other N5 references with the image stabilization - Dear Lord give us that!

80. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Will you shut up corn bread

70. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

8MB hardware-based OIS confirmed in diagrams.

77. underbc

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

+ 1 for the camera .. Nexus phones are almost perfect .. unless the camera that are so meehh.

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Powerful, smooth, fast, fluid, and of course cheaper in price.

21. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Please forgive me, but...that's what she said.

48. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

haha you got my like

62. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013


78. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Women lie man lol!

3. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

If this is a reasonable price and its an instant hit

27. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Instant hit... but where? Where I live, I never saw a Nexus 4 in my life. Neither a Nexus 10. Only broadly available Nexus device from last year was the Nexus 7. I suspect that in reality there is a correlation between the super cheap prices and the limited availability. Probably Google subsidizes these devices, but in order not to bleed too much money (and maybe not to create bad competition for other Android manufacturers) they keep the numbers low. When Nexus 4 came out, I thought that these specs with this price made any other phone obsolete, but in the end I was wrong because there was no way to buy a Nexus 4 in most of Europe and I never saw it anywhere. So, in the end there was no competition for other usual flagships. I suspect that it could be that the Nexus 5 could be the same, largely a US affair for Google to adverise Kit Kat... or alternatively, it will be broadly avilablke, but not that heavily subsidized and thus not that cheap.

42. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think that Google will slowly extend the availability of their Nexus lineup. Here in Italy we never saw the N4 (officially), but now they've just opened the Devices store and are now selling the new nexus 7, so it's probably just a matter of time...

45. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

But I wrote already that the Nexus 7 is the only one with broad availability. But I believe that if the Nexus line sees broader availability, then the prices will go up. I don't believe in miracles. Already I have read reports that in some places of the world the Nexus 4 was not that heavily subsidized and thus as expensive as any other flagship.

54. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Those are places where Google does not sell directly through the Devices store. Italy was one of these. What I'm saying is that with time the Devices store will open in more and more countries, and more and more countries will be able to buy Nexus phones and tablets directly from Google, at Google's price.

64. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The only reason the nexus 4 launch failed was because LG couldn't meet the demand, hopefully this time it doesn't take over 4 months to fix the supply issues

4. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

camera has OIS!

5. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

32 GB , my one year wait is over , no complaint on specs just hoped the battery was a little bigger .

24. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

U want a bigger battery get a lg g2 its the same damn phone!

32. misiu9091909

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

It's not the same damn phone because LG G2 is not a Nexus, so it will get less frequent updates and also developers might be less interested in it.

34. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

No its not the same damn phone. LG G2 won't be getting direct updates from Google :x

51. papss unregistered

And the award for the most incorrect comment goes to? It's you. As others have said it's not the lg g2. As you know, it only share the innards with one another and nothing more.

79. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

The g2 beats this pbone in every aspect. Just root the phone and be done

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.