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General Nexus 5 Pre-Release/Speculation Thread


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  1. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It would be nice to have a great camera, but it's going to take some major improvement to the stock camera app as well. However, I keep hearing about all these potential high end parts and am beginning to wonder if that predicted $350 still seems possible.
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  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Different companies.

    Google kept kitkat unknown since last December. Theyre "oops" was the video showing it. That may have been intentional to start all of the hype.

    The FCC filings and photos are from LG. You can't fake an FCC filing, and I'd imagine purposely putting false pictures in one would likely land someone in hot water. The photos are not for the phone that it was filed with. Someone screwed up.

    In the end, a very small group of people knew about the kit Kat name. That's easy to keep under wraps. Now were talking about multiple companies producing a product. If you look at all of the phone leaks from most major companies before a flagship announcement this isnt all too strange.

    It comes down to more people having the information, and they're more likely to share it or leak it (intentional or not)
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  4. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    I'm still hoping they'll keep it at the same price point. But if its like $50 more, I wouldn't mind.
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  5. jvillejoe

    jvillejoe Well-Known Member

    Understandable. I still like to think they are up to something lol. I guess I just want to think they may have a special surprise like the whole name change. I liked either name. Both taste good. ;) I guess we will all know soon. :D
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  6. egDonald

    egDonald Well-Known Member

    In a small way... I hope it will be priced higher :p
    I purposely bought the N4 before they either ran out or the price was definitely higher than the N4 pricing point...
    :p but that's just the selfish side talking; so I can be validated in buying the N4 :D

    But deep down, I hours the price is comparable to the $350 pricing point. Although, with trends regarding larger internal storage, I'd guess price will be set above $350....
    But as we all know that's just a guess. The truth will come soon :)
  7. acp

    acp Well-Known Member

    Saw the lg g2 today, very very nice. If that's the basic chassis for the N5 we will have a great looking phone.
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  8. jvillejoe

    jvillejoe Well-Known Member

    If the N5 is like the G2, I will be getting it for sure! The only thing stopping me from getting the G2 is the price. I just can't justify paying almost the same price as what I paid for my tv. It's just not going to happen. :p
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

  10. jvillejoe

    jvillejoe Well-Known Member

    Not sure if anyone has seen this render by Vovicon over on Reddit. It looks amazing! :D

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  11. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Nice. I really like the big nexus logo in that orientation :)
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  12. jvillejoe

    jvillejoe Well-Known Member

    The smoothed out edges make it look comfortable. :)
  13. jvillejoe

    jvillejoe Well-Known Member

    Vivicon got that render very close. The camera looks a lot better in the rendering.

    They need to get a photographer over to the FCC A.S.A.P. :p

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  14. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    I think its gona be a cracker. Im gona try so hard not to be jealous :)
  15. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    From what I can, and what do I know really, is that the back doesn't look nearly as glossy as the Nexus 4. That would lead me to believe it's not a glass rear panel, it looks more like rubber or plastic. Though I could be way off.
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  16. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Yeah it does. Id prefer that tbh
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  17. jvillejoe

    jvillejoe Well-Known Member

    That would be great to see the rubber type. I like to grip my phone. ;)

    Agreed!
  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Keep in mind many times these photos aren't the actual backing of the device. Preproduction runs

    I don't think LG would go glass again, but its entirely possible.

    The pictures aren't necessarily evidence one way or the other.
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  19. drbugsmn

    drbugsmn Well-Known Member

    Agreed!
  20. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    I ended up going with the G2. If they are similar, you guys are going to be very happy. If i could add an unlockable bootloader to this thing, itd be the ideal phone. And thats exactly what the N5 will be.
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  21. jvillejoe

    jvillejoe Well-Known Member

    You already got that beast?
  22. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Is it the Verizon one with the "root status" in settings>about phone?
  23. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Yes and yes. Its an amazing phone. Finally some awesome battery life too. If they run the 3000 mAh in the N5, it should last forever. The LG skin seems fairly resource intensive and it still does great. Imagine it on aosp. Im thinking 2 day battery life easy with moderate usage.
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  24. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Yeah I played with the G2 last Friday and woooooow...that screen is gorgeous!! Probably the best screen I've seen to date. The bezels are so small. Can't wait for the next Nexus.
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