Pure white Nexus 5 is bogus, but leads to plenty of other colorful fakes

Pure white Nexus 5 is bogus, but leads to plenty of other colorful fakes
If you thought the pure white Nexus 5 looked too good to be true, you were right. It was nothing but a bit of color manipulation from the render of the black Nexus 5. This isn't to say that there will not be a white Nexus 5, just that it is more likely it will be two-tone (white back and black front) as we saw in an earlier leak, and as we saw with the white Nexus 4.

We were suspicious of the image, and we grew even more suspicious when we received a tip pointing to images that were clearly modified versions of the black Nexus 5 press render, but showed the device in various colors like purple, orange, red, and silver. Just after that as we were starting to look at the render of the pure white Nexus 5, Android Police posted the rumor smash explanation, meaning we didn't have to finish our research.

As AP points out, the pure white Nexus 5 is nothing more than the black version with inverted colors on everything except for the camera lens and flash. To prove how easy it is to make a fake like this, they made a gif, and some other color variants. We've also added in the other fake color renders, just so you have it all in one spot, and we don't need to deal with the rumors again. All of these are fake, but it definitely makes us eager to see Google offer the Moto X color customization on a Nexus device.

source: Android Police & Imgur

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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. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Wish they were more than renders. Looks so much better than Lumias and I am a big admirer of their build quality.

2. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

if only these colors were actual choices.

3. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

i got to say i love the back cover white and the front in black :)

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If these were the real ones I would take the red and black one. Sadly it will most likely just be black.

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That one is sweet.

5. AMDPhenomX4

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Yea... We know that. Someone specifically made it to see how a white Nexus 5 would look. I think it was WoozleWuzzle. S/he even says it's just inverted... What a fantastic waste of news space. Fluff for clicks. Every one of these pointless news posts make me lose more and more belief in this sites journalism quality. So PhoneArena, Thanks for pointing out the bloody obvious!

6. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

if this was real I would be torn between the original Black, #4 or #6

7. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Still looks gorgeous either way.

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

dont copy the 5c, it isnt even good

16. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

the 5c was a copy of the lumias, so essentially they would be copying lumia...

10. dyllon2298

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

i think the best looking is the silver and black, the other uni-color ones are not so great

12. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Yeah, I agree.

11. GeekMovement unregistered

meh white/white looked the best to me. So modern and clean. With other colors, the design of the nexus 5 is okayish not really impressive. Seems colors make a big difference.

13. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

omg that purple is sexayyyyyyyyyyyy

14. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Beautiful. I think it's going to comes with different colors since IPhone 5s has different colors now.

15. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Black, and red and silver!! looks soo goooddd

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

"life is full of different choices" to bad...

18. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

the 6th photo looks awesome.

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