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Upcoming Nexus 5 to be based on the LG G2 minus the back buttons

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Aug 2013, 04:55

The Google Nexus 5 is expected to land from LG for a second year in a row, and be loosely based on the G2 flagship. We say loosely, since it won't have the bold stuff like back buttons, yet will borrow the top-notch specs like a 5.2" display and a Snapdragon 800 processor (not 600 like we heard before). The design should actually jibe with the second edition Nexus 7, say the sources, with very thin bezel on the sides, and camera unit moved closer to the edge of the phone...

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posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:03 6

1. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

The Glass back better be gorilla glass 3, other wise google have lost a faithful nexus fan. I seen so many cases of glass backed phones shattering because the phone gets hot, then the user puts it down on cool (room tempreature) surface and the glass shatters!!!

Other than that, the specs sound good.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 06:16 2

13. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I always thought that the glass back is very sexy
My only concern is whyyyyy Google why didn't you keep the 4.7inch display ?!!!!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 07:48 1

23. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Its not upto google what the phone has in terms of hardware specs. Google only make the software. It the OEM (LG) who decides.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:05

34. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Actually, Google can request the screen size and shape they want on a Nexus, but they're limited to what the OEM has in its supply chain. Case in point, the Galaxy Nexus used a much bigger and higher density screen than the Galaxy S2, but Samsung made it work because Google requested an HD screen.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 17:12

51. puckhead (Posts: 81; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

Are you kidding me? You dont think google has imput on the hardware? Im sure LG works with them on what they want.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 08:25 4

29. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

In their defense, if the Nexus 7 is 7", why shouldn't the Nexus 5 be 5"?

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:11 2

35. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

i rufuse to follow this logic. if it were true, then the nexus 7 2 would have a 49 inch screen

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:18 5

36. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

But that isn't my logic. They don't market it as the Nexus 7². They just call it the New Nexus 7.

I wonder if they'll continue selling the Nexus 4. Then they can cover as many sizes as they want - 4, 5, 7, 10, maybe wedge an 8 in there.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 12:03 1

44. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Okay then bring us the new nexus 4
I don't care what ever the hell Google wanna call it as long as its a nexus with a reasonable size that's my new phone
I just feel 4.7 is more than big enough I mean 5.2 that's just a .3 inch short of note 2 screen

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 02:03

57. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Um that is the logic. It is a fact.

Nexus One(a number but not written numerically), Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 2013.

Since the nexus 7, the numbers were based on screen size. That is a fact.

The each sequel being a higher number system immediately fails because then the Nexus S would have been called the Nexus 2, the Galaxy Nexus the Nexus 3, and the Nexus 7 2012 would have been called the Nexus 4.

Of course the number is based on the screen size, there is no other answer.

The fact that you somehow got two thumbs up for being not very smart actually boggles my mind. I knew Phonearena commentators were bad but not this bad..

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 18:26

58. najariner (Posts: 24; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

actually the nexus 4 is called that because its the 4th Nexus PHONE, it woulda been the Nexus 4.7 otherwise. Tablets are named by screen size, phones are named by generation

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 08:24

28. Professor (Posts: 223; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

I have a Nexus 4 (glass back as you know) and it has already fallen a few times to the floor.

In 2 occasions because of its slippery surface since I have one of the first Nexus 4. The second version of the Nexus 4 corrected that problem with 4 raised corners that stop the phone from slippping and from the shattering you are indicating. So basically that problem was corrected with the second generation of the Nexus 4. So I don't think LG is going to go back to the original design of the 1st generation without the raised corners. You can be sure that if they make the Nexus 5 the back will be like the one on the 2nd generation Nexus 4.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 08:33

60. KRONeage (Posts: 144; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)

I guess you'll believe just about any lame thing you read then. Because Gorilla Glass is a distant cousin to Bubble Helmets Astronauts wore to the moon. Where it too underwent extreme temperature differentials both inside and out.

Here's a part of the formula involved in the making of both Bubble Helmets and Gorilla Glass; "Heat a sheet of glass until it softens, then rapidly cool, or quench, its outer surfaces." This process is what made Aluminosilicate ideal for both situations, that also led to Corning Pyrex!

To assume any type of Aluminosilicate Glass shatters with exposure to extreme heat or coolness is therefore preposterous! .....now sudden impact? Yes Gorilla Glass can shatter, but extreme heat to cold kind of flies in the face of just Gorilla Glass is made in the first place!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:11 7

2. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

As long as it comes with a 32 gig version.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:15 12

3. Kurai (unregistered)

Why bother buying the lg g2 if you can wait for the nexus 5?

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 07:19 1

21. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

because most likely the Nexus 5 isn't coming to verizon

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 07:34 2

22. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Because LG G2 is available worldwide. And Nexus only US. People in developing countries won't get the Nexus 5 till the Nexus 6 is already starting production

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:28 1

38. gagdude (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

Nexus is not only US. Not quite as worldwide as the G2 but not as confined as your BS statement claims it to be. Do your research son.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:16 5

4. konnor (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)

Glass back - again? After all the problems with the Nexus 4's back? It better be damn near impossible to break this time.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 08:32

30. Professor (Posts: 223; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

I know I have been lucky but my Nexus 4 has survived falls that had me scare running to check the phone without not even a scratch or dent. And it does not have any type of bumper or protection because I like to see (and show its beauty) and use the phone the way it is. I don't like to buy a small and slim phone to later on put a 1/2" padding in the sides and the back making it to look and weight like a brick.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 17:18

52. puckhead (Posts: 81; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

I did the same as you but with the LGOG, which is basically the same phone you have. The phone handled many drops, and then finally the back shattered from one drop. Then about a month later I drop it again, and on thin carpet no less, and the screen completely shattered rendering the phone useless. I got a new one with my insurance and now have a case. I got this case, it doesnt bother me at all.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:19 2

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Oh yes! I swore never to buy an LG device again years ago when they couldn't replace a battery nor any usable was available online, but this sounds like a deal I cannot pass. Plus it's a "Google phone" so my oath is kinda safe.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 21:41

54. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

just so...you know. If you have a problem with your device, Google directs you the manufacture for warranty, and repairs. In my case, was the Galaxy Nexus, and believe me, Samsung has to be the worst when it comes to service.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:24 2

6. skyline88 (Posts: 610; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

so whats the point of getting a G2 now?

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:32

7. Qbancelli (Posts: 75; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)

The back buttons?

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:33

8. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

What the point if getting a lg g2. Moto x note3

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:35

9. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

LG is likely to leave out some key perks, as to not overshadow their flagship. I'm sure the the screen and audio quality won't be as refined on the Nexus model as the LG flagship. I'm sure that the former won't have a removable battery (some markets) and expandable storage either. There are visible advantages to having an LG G2 and LG accounted for this, surely.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:35

10. papss (unregistered)

Sounds pretty exciting tbh.. I would love to see it glass back again.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 08:38 2

31. Professor (Posts: 223; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

The glass back is what makes the Nexus 4 (and iphones) so beautiful. I prefer another glass back Nexus than a cheap looking plastic phone.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 01:28

56. Trex95 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

I agree with you. I own the Nexus 4 and i drop it 3 times not even single scratch.

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