Nexus 5 won't have a 3000 mAh battery version, claim insiders, just 16 GB and 32 GB ones

Nexus 5 won't have a 3000 mAh battery version, claim insiders, just 16 GB and 32 GB ones
From the Italian folks that have been leaking info based on a prototype Nexus 5 with early builds of Android 4.4 KitKat comes the latest revelation on Google's elusive handset and its versions.

First off, their sources confirm there will be two versions of the phone, with 16 GB and 32 GB of storage, respectively. Google's test Play Store pages where the Nexus 5 was pictured with $349 price tag is probably for the variant with larger storage. No microSD card for expansion will be available, of course.

Second, as much as we've heard about two battery capacity versions - 2300 mAh and 3000 mAh - the source poured cold water on that rumor, and said both the 16 GB and the 32 GB unit will come with 2300 mAh, which sounds more logical.

Finally, as for the release date, he mentioned with 99% certainty it will be by the end of October, which we already know from numerous leaks, leaving 1% chance for the announcement to be put off for a later date if unforeseen circumstances arise.

source: TuttoAndroid

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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)

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87 Comments

1. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

$349 for 32gb? Sign me up.

42. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I am getting the white version 32gb

52. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Considering the Google Play store mentioned "starting at $349" before being taken down, I would assume it meant the 16GB version.

55. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I was thinking that, but honestly it's still a great deal... Ill order one by the end of the year

2. onilink67

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

$349 is for the 16gb the 32gb is unknown still but probably around $400

16. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Did you read the article?

33. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

24. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Just read the Italian page and it mentions nothing of the price. This may have been a guess from the Daniel.

26. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Why am I not surprised that the link PA posted does not support their article. I'm expecting the 16GB to come in at $349. But, I think we won't have any firm confirmation on price until we hear it directly from Google.

31. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The 16gb is $349. The Google play store screenshots confirmed this. Just more sloppy journalism from PA.

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

2300 mah !! ıt would lasts 2 hours with my heavy usage :P

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

That's the reason I carry a 16000mah backup most of the time.

18. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

16,000mah? You must be able to go a full week between charges. That would top off the Nexus 4 battery 7 times.

38. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

haha then you probably look like a carpenter with a boring tool if you carry a 16,000 mah battery charger.

21. taikucing unregistered

2300 meh !

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

The only down side is the battery. But I think Google knows what it's doing!

65. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They got it wrong with the GN and N4. Battery life was one of the main reasons I don't still own either of those phones.

72. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

The Google control it, they may(be) provide a full blown spec's when Motorola will make nexus in the future, just my opinion though. As of now, enjoy what nexus can bring in the table.

73. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

They did it to galaxy nexus (1750mah for 4.7" hd screen, 1.2 gpu compare to sgs2 of 1.5, 5 mp camera, sgs 2 is 8 mp, and so on). The only advantage of it to other nexus is removable battery, and I love it with 4.3 jb and use it every night as my nite light.

5. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Shut up and take my mony!

6. HnT8906

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

what ever..i'm going to get it

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Sorry Nexus, 2300 mAh is a bit too low for my liking :(

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Then stop constantly using your phone every minute. You be surprised how much power u will save.

39. fouadysf

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

Oh and while you're at it, keep your phone off and put in on display. Buying a phone to use it!? Madness!

46. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lol! +1 It's amazing the excuses people will make up for a clear hardware flaw. Another Nexus with a small battery.

67. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Stop acting like a typical fanboy ! I am not saying its a bad phone. But it certainly something 'I' would not like. My job requires me to travel a lot and I want access my email and docs continuously to stay on top of things. So yeah the battery is a bit too low for 'my' liking ! Its my decision what device I buy, stop acting like a douche !

47. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Indeed. Considering you've got phones like the GS4, G2 and Xperia Z1 rocking batteries at over 2500mAh. Google chose the wrong place to cutback, I don't care how power efficient they will claim Android4.4 will be, a phone with a display equal to or larger than 5inches should have a battery larger than 2300mAh.

57. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

don't forget the MOTO X have at least 23mah battery in it. plus if knew NEXUS 5 was coming out with a 32GB model i would of buy it in a heart beat but already purchase my Z1 waiting for it in the mail

8. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Battery capacity 2300 mAh?! Hmmm. Maybe the new Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 will make a difference here. Because the most complains with Nexus 4 was poor battery life.

15. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

That's one year old tech. So many factors go into battery life. You can't make that judgement so early. We have to wait and see. HTC One Google play edition with similar specs and smaller battery than the Nexus 5 easily outlast the day with moderate use.

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