Red Nexus 5 photographed; red and yellow models tipped for release in Vietnam as soon as next month

Red Nexus 5 photographed; red and yellow models tipped for release in Vietnam as soon as next month
Remember those commercials from the golden days of television that asked, "Does she or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure." What got us thinking about that iconic ad slogan was the report on Friday out of Vietnam that a red colored Nexus 5 had been discovered. On Wednesday evening, we showed you a video that a reader had sent us showing new colors for the stock Android phone getting ready to soon be published on the Google Play Store. At the same, we posted some photos showing the new colors as they supposedly will appear when ready to go on sale.

This afternoon, after taking a good look at the pictures of the Nexus 5 dressed in the alleged new colors, we noticed a similarity between them and a bunch of photos that were previously labeled as being fake. And yes, it is still possible that the video and the pictures were not real. But that doesn't explain the report and photograph from Vietnam, which also is accompanied by further details.

According to the published report, the new red Nexus 5 in the photo accompanying this story is just a sample, although the commercial model is expected in late February or March in Vietnam. At this time, it is unknown what other markets will offer it. In addition, a yellow version of the phone is also expected in Vietnam at the same time.

As we said this afternoon, don't get your hopes up too high, because the photo from Vietnam could be a fake. But it does seem to be a strange coincidence that the photo appears following Wednesday's video.

So will there be different colored versions of the Nexus 5? Only Google and LG know for sure.

source: (translated) via

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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. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Sort of want.

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nexus 5 is tempting. Too bad for the feeble loudspeaker, battery life, long shot to shot time and lack of FM radio.

3. Retro-touch unregistered

Loudspeaker is fantastic, battery life has been great for me, can easily get two days and the shot to shot times were fixed by the 4.4.2 update, no one I know listens to FM radio yet they have it on their phones, get your facts straight before blabbing like an idiot

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Pick any phone, you can find issues on it. Wp fans will dig deeply.

13. papss unregistered

Yes because fandroids never dug deep.. You eat the medicine you give.

24. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Don't have to dig deep with WP lol

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hey guys please stop fight.

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

touchy. Siince you insist: Anyone can search Nexus 5 issues and come up with many links. Some issues have been acknowledged by Google and are seemingly working on a fix, though. You can have peace of mind that people won't judge your device of choice. In the future.

10. IxSen

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

All of this "news" are from November. Google pushed 2 updates since and fixed the issues. The reason why you didn't find anything current is because the issues are non-existent anymore. It doesn't have a FM radio, I'll give you that.

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I noticed the dates but i haven't come across any articles mentioning a confirmed fix for most issues, except for the earpiece. So i have to take the word of users. But i remain skeptical, since many fanatics post false information.

15. IxSen

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

You're right to do so. But in the same way, you should also stay skeptical about all the negative things that get posted over a device. Especially Nexus devices have a bad reputation over the camera, battery life and speakers. Getting unbiased opinions is practically impossible.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

You are foolish in your thinking or you are a poor researcher. Google made a 2nd version of the Nexus 5 with no rattle, different speaker set up, and software updates that fixed camera and other software glitches. All phone seem to have issues when they are new, but software update's usually fix them Google is one of a few that addressed hardware issues with a Newer model with a few months of issue. In December new hard ware versions shipped that addressed hardware issues.

5. take1sub

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 24, 2014

That's just the nexus 5 with red bumper case...

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's what I'm thinking too. No shiny reflection in nexus letters gives it away.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The two N5s in NY house rock good, no sound issue here. Battery lasts me all day, but I work too, so not 24 hours straight use but with my free time no problem. 5+ hours of sot. Much ado about not.

12. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

There is another article that says this news is fake... What PA??? Be firm on one opinion.. May be its a war between authors of PA...

14. papss unregistered

I am a sucker for red so naturally I'm drawn to it. The battery IS an issue for me so that was the largest reason for not picking this phone up. Plus the G2 had better colored on screed so I got that (then).


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I have gone more than a full day with the N5. This is done after streaming , music down loading apps, and talking almost three hours. I never got a full day out of my SG3. Since it has a 2300mAh battery you would not expect G2, or Note 3 battery performance from the N5. I don't think that anyone that does not travel on a daily basis will need 24 hour non charging batteries unless they live under a rock with out electricity, or just has tons of time to just play with it all day. The N5 also has the most accurate color reproduction of any phone on the market. This was posted by PA, and backed by data provided by Anandtech. Your personal reasons for choosing the G2 is your personal reason and you are entitled to your own taste, But I know a lot of people that had the G2 send it back for the N5. I wonder if you had it for a week if your thinking would change. This is by no means a way to suggest that your personal feelsing of why you chose the G2 is wrong either.

19. papss unregistered

I appreciate you not attaching my opinion sir! ➕1 from me. I almost traded my g2 for an N5 because I was still interested in it but pulled back. Now I will say that the N5 looked nicer and from what I know its less creaky. I ultimately traded my G2 for an L1520


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Not a bad switch I think.......Windows phone has my attention, but not before I get the Note

22. papss unregistered

I had the note 3 before the G2 and while I've criticized SS in the past it was a damn good phone.

20. papss unregistered

Also to add I do travel for work.

25. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Released in Vietnam? Vietnam ain't got no Nexus official release up to this point. The dealers over there jack the price up like crazy for the Nexus 5, too. It's priced the same as the LG G2.

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