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Old Sep 29, 2013, 07:04 PM   #376
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I've read it will have a 2700 mAh battery. We'll see what the official size is soon enough. I can't imagine them only going with a 2300 size.
2300 was confirmed a month ago in the FCC details. Not sure where you've seen 2700...I've yet to see that anywhere. But hey, I hope you're right...the bigger the better.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 07:08 PM   #377
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Why can't they just put the same 3000mah battery in it as the G2.. C'mon Google!
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 07:36 PM   #378
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I've read it will have a 2700 mAh battery. We'll see what the official size is soon enough. I can't imagine them only going with a 2300 size.
Source? I want you to be right!
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 08:20 PM   #379
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I've read it will have a 2700 mAh battery. We'll see what the official size is soon enough. I can't imagine them only going with a 2300 size.
Sounds too good to be true considering it's a Nexus.

I think the two downsides will be storage (no more than 16GB) and battery (I think it will be 2300).
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 09:52 PM   #380
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Sounds too good to be true considering it's a Nexus.

I think the two downsides will be storage (no more than 16GB) and battery (I think it will be 2300).
I don't know. I can't imagine Google will go with the 8 and 16gb sizes again. It seems we're slowly making our way to 32gb being the base storage model (HTC One, G2, Note 3, G Pro), so I wouldn't be surprised to see the Nexus go to 16 and 32gb. I don't think 32gb will be the base storage option, but as long as they offer the option, I'll be happy. Frankly, 16gb works fine for me as well, but I understand others wanting more storage space.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 10:04 PM   #381
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Why can't they just put the same 3000mah battery in it as the G2.. C'mon Google!
If the FCC filings end up being the Nexus 5 (and it's looking very likely they will), it means that Google is designing the Nexus 5 to be smaller in overall size than the Nexus 4 without compromising the 5" screen (edge to edge). If this is the reason the battery is so small (due to the lack in room for a larger battery), I think this will be acceptable if they can manage to still make the device last a full day. Hopefully they accomplish this via software.

I don't mind the device not being as large as say the Xperia Z1 or the LG G2 or even the HTC One.

Of course, that's if they can promise good battery life.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 11:10 PM   #382
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Sounds too good to be true considering it's a Nexus.

I think the two downsides will be storage (no more than 16GB) and battery (I think it will be 2300).
It would be a huge mistake if they had the max at 16GB. If they do, I'm not getting one and I'll just get a LG G2.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 11:34 PM   #383
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I'm just praying they can bully Verizon into having a Nexus and, not messing it up again.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 12:15 AM   #384
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And unfortunately that does not give me confidence of good battery life. But if Motorola can do it with the X then Google better with the N5.
Motorola did it with a low power dual core CPU, low power AMOLED display, and 720p resolution. The Nexus 5 will have none of those.

Plus Motorola has been known for having more energy efficient radios. LG, not so much.





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I've read it will have a 2700 mAh battery. We'll see what the official size is soon enough. I can't imagine them only going with a 2300 size.
Can you provide the source? I've seen crazy rumors online. Some people, despite FCC filings, leaks, and early benchmarks of the Nexus 5, still write posts of the Nexus 5 having a 3300 mAh battery, 8-core CPU, and 3GB RAM. None of which is true. The only thing that could be true at this point is 3GB just because no leak has specified, but I wouldn't hold me breath even for that if I were you.

The Nexus 5 will have an underwhelming battery capacity with "passable" battery life for an average user. And to those who wonder why it won't have the same battery in the G2, it's because the Nexus 5 is smaller in nearly every dimension. Plus, Google always skimps on something.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 07:19 AM   #385
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Have to agree. As exciting and desirable as the Nexus 5 is shaping up to be, the real world results may ultimately be quite different.

Meaning... will the relatively small battery be able to deliver a full day's use? Will the so-called "big lens" camera finally give the Nexus line a good camera experience? Will there be a 32GB option from the get go? And will the price remain competitive?

These are the main variables, for me, at least.

The Nexus phone is always an exciting time and thing to follow because with partnerships like this, you're never really sure what you're going to get. But that's also why it can be ultimately disappointing.

We're all ready, Google.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 07:28 AM   #386
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Is this the real image? if it then it is looking very cool.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 10:46 AM   #387
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Nexus 5 to feature nano SIM cards: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nexus...phones_id47848

No surprises there considering the size of the device.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 11:40 AM   #388
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Nexus 5 to feature nano SIM cards: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nexus...phones_id47848

No surprises there considering the size of the device.
Finally. I never understood why it takes OEMs so long to adapt a new SIM size. The current micro SIM took years after Apple brought it out on the iPhone4
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 11:59 AM   #389
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Motorola did it with a low power dual core CPU, low power AMOLED display, and 720p resolution. The Nexus 5 will have none of those.

Plus Motorola has been known for having more energy efficient radios. LG, not so much.
This is all (unfortunately) true.
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Looks like the battery isn't the only thing Google is skimping on. Looks like Google may stick to their Nexus roots in terms of always having something wrong with it.

http://m.gsmarena.com/leaked_nexus_5...-news-6876.php
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Looks like the battery isn't the only thing Google is skimping on. Looks like Google may stick to their Nexus roots in terms of always having something wrong with it.

http://m.gsmarena.com/leaked_nexus_5...-news-6876.php
If true, I wonder why they're pulling an "Apple" in holding back certain hardware features -- in this case, the camera. Maybe this has something to do with the "bigger" lens? Seems like that's the trend and/or limitation of larger lens that let in more light (both HTC One and Moto X have smaller lens, and the iPhone 5S remains 8 MP also but allows more light, too)?

One also has to wonder if this has to do with keeping costs down...
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If true, I wonder why they're pulling an "Apple" in holding back certain hardware features -- in this case, the camera. Maybe this has something to do with the "bigger" lens? Seems like that's the trend and/or limitation of larger lens that let in more light (both HTC One and Moto X have smaller lens, and the iPhone 5S remains 8 MP also but allows more light, too)?

One also has to wonder if this has to do with keeping costs down...
Maybe they just want to keep the Nexus rep the same ;-)

The G2 is looking better and better every day.
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Maybe they just want to keep the Nexus rep the same ;-)

The G2 is looking better and better every day.
Yep and I have no problem getting a G2. The only thing about getting one of those is when will it see Kitkat?
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Yep and I have no problem getting a G2. The only thing about getting one of those is when will it see Kitkat?
6 months? That's one of my reasons for returning this Moto X.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 02:44 PM   #395
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The galaxy nexus had a standard battery and an OEM high capacity battery available, both of which fit under the flexible stock battery cover. The conflicting battery capacity reports might just be a reflection of a similar option set.

Nano SIM has me a bit concerned. I am still rocking a galaxy nexus with a standard SIM. This means I will need to visit T-mobile when this phone drops.

16GB storage sounds about right. The primary design directive for the nexus line is as reference hardware. We are not yet to the point where 16GB is too small to be useful for mobile application storage.

I would appreciate more storage (especially for storing large photographs), but I think its probably a mistake to expect the current Nexus phone to have more storage than the current Nexus 7. My guess is 16GB and 32GB models.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 03:09 PM   #396
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Yep and I have no problem getting a G2. The only thing about getting one of those is when will it see Kitkat?
I'm with you there. I need 32GB minimum. I record a lot of 1080p videos and have many apps installed on my device. Considering some games take up 1GB we need more storage and Google should know better, but I just don't see the Nexus line being top of the line.

Something will be missing. If it's only 16GB then I would have a hard time trying to decide if it's still worth it to buy.

I think the Nexus 5 will be a good smartphone, but not a great one. My biggest hopes are on the software (4.4) side rather than on hardware.

I really hope I'm wrong and we get 32GB option, awesome camera quality and 2700 battery at least.

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It would be a huge mistake if they had the max at 16GB. If they do, I'm not getting one and I'll just get a LG G2.
Let's not forget first is 4.3, or will LG skip it? I don't see LG giving their phones more than one update. What's their past history like with their top smartphones?

All in all I'm considering the LG G Pad 8.3, but I'm not expecting it to even receive 4.3, much less 4.4.
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Yep and I have no problem getting a G2. The only thing about getting one of those is when will it see Kitkat?
If it has an active developer community and CM, I'll be good :-)
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Going nano sim would require me dealing with Straight Talks customer support to get my number ported to a new sim. Something I absolutely do not want to do.
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If the FCC filings end up being the Nexus 5 (and it's looking very likely they will), it means that Google is designing the Nexus 5 to be smaller in overall size than the Nexus 4 without compromising the 5" screen (edge to edge). If this is the reason the battery is so small (due to the lack in room for a larger battery), I think this will be acceptable if they can manage to still make the device last a full day. Hopefully they accomplish this via software.

I don't mind the device not being as large as say the Xperia Z1 or the LG G2 or even the HTC One.

Of course, that's if they can promise good battery life.
Got to handle the Nexus 5. It is smaller than the G2.
Didn't actually measure it, but holding it in the hand it is smaller.
It does feel good holding it. The black back cover feels like my Nexus 7.

The screen was ok, didn't wow me like the Note 3.

The bezel is very small.
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Got to handle the Nexus 5. It is smaller than the G2.
Didn't actually measure it, but holding it in the hand it is smaller.
It does feel good holding it. The black back cover feels like my Nexus 7.

The screen was ok, didn't wow me like the Note 3.

The bezel is very small.
Can you tell us any more besides what's been predicted?

Asking seriously.
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