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Nexus 5 Pre-Release/Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iowabowtech, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Yep, seems like only yesterday. Plus there were the ever infamous youtube videos of the Verizon executive board about their mission to sell more Droid Razrs, lol. What got lost in all the Verizon mud was that the GSM model launched on time worldwide, even though Google didn't bring it to Google Play until a couple of months later.


  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Went into the sprint store to talk to the guys about the nexus 5, and it just so happened there was a LG rep in there at the time.

    He wouldnt confirm it would be available on sprint, but he said it does support sprint and verizon. According to him, whether or not it actually comes to those carriers is up to the carriers themselves and if they allow it on the network (probably referring to the verizon LTE nexus tablet fiasco going on now).

    He also said the nexus 4 supported sprints bands, but they chose not to allow it. I hadnt heard anything about that, so I'm not sure if this guy was actually in the know about things or not.

    Anyway, he said it would be out "by the end of the month, which we knew anyway.

    Long story short... talked to LG rep, didnt learn much new :rolleyes:

    Also played with the MotoX while I was there since I havent had a hands on with one yet. Nice phone
  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Well, the fact that he said the Nexus 4 supported Sprint infers one of two things. Either the rep is clueless, or that Google/LG didn't submit Sprint's frequencies for approval to the FCC similar to how they didn't submit LTE band 4 for approval. I'm leaning the first one because I could have sworn a tear down of the device revealed that they only LTE it had the hardware for was Band 4. So if that was the case, that means Sprint would have released it as a 3g only device?
  4. Schex13

    Schex13 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I loved the hype of the GNex thread. There were so many wild speculations on the specs. Seems like it's happening all over again.

    I'll be happy with the 2300mAh battery if I can get through 18 hours of a day with 2 hours of screen time without a problem. My GNex isn't quite there, even with 4.3 installed.
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  5. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Extreme Android User

    Lg reps never know anything about the devices they sell . When u call they transfer your call around to 30 reps and no one seems to no anything . Found out from lg tech that the carrier develop the device software on the device and that's all anything about the software would be through the carrier . Lg tech said they only fix issues that carrier can't .
  6. strausd

    strausd Well-Known Member

    The HTC One has a less energy efficient CPU but doesn't have to use as much power for screen backlight since it's only 4.7" as opposed to 5". So they could potentially cancel each other out.

    And screen is always at the top of Android battery stats, so backlight can make a big difference as well.
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    This was not a customer support rep. I wouldn't ever post something a CS rep told me :rofl:

    Yeah I agree. Everything else he was saying at least made sense except for that.:thinking:

    Any semi current CPU should have no problem with that. My s3 can get 8 hours of screen on time if I need it to.
    (Meanwhile I ran my GNEX today and the battery was down near 50% after 5 hours of mostly no screen use, but some listening to music)
  8. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    But why would they go through the trouble of supporting Verizon's LTE frequencies/bands if they weren't going to have it approved via FCC? I mean, if it's the same as the Nexus 7 (2013), the internals are supported and FCC approved, so they really, really went out of their way to avoid Verizon.

  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Bands verizon is supposed to open up later this year were on the FCC document right?

    If so, theres still hope for Verizon.
  10. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It could just be that this SoC just has them built into it. They may have no intention on letting Verizon use it.
    That band is listed because that is T-Mobile's main band for LTE. If I recall correctly, Verizon isn't going to do a Nationwide roll out on band 4, it's mostly only going to be used in major metropolitan areas to help alleviate network traffic.
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  11. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    I don't see Verizon allowing a device on their network where there would be limited LTE coverage. The rollout of the new bands isn't going to happen over night, and I doubt they'd let that tarnish their superiority complex or increase their support load dealing with calls like "well, my droid got LTE here, why can't this phone?"

    Trust me, I want this thing on VZW badly, but I think the chances it happens are 0. :( I hope I'm proven wrong...
  12. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    Yes, that's what I mean. If it's truly an S800, the LTE is part of the SoC iirc, which means it intrinsically supports Verizon. They'd have to go out of their way to disable those bands, otherwise it'd have to get FCC approval wouldn't it?
  13. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Yeah, makes me wonder if they have them disabled in software like they did with the Nexus 4 after they realized they left them enabled.
  14. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    Yeah, makes you wonder if there will be a way to re-enable the bands and throw an existing VZW sim into it and just have it work :D (Yeah, I know, I know...)
  15. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    So if this phone is rumored to launch around the end of the month, shouldn't we hear something from Google by now? All this speculation is driving me insane lol.
  16. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Well, the rumor that has yet to be proven wrong is that the unveil is suppose to be the 14th. If so, only 11 more days.
  17. tomato88

    tomato88 Android Enthusiast

    ... and then the rumored release date will lead to another rumored date, until people finally start forgetting about the phone.
  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    It just builds hype.

    Were all a bunch if android geeks. A new nexus phone isn't going to be overlooked or forgotten. ;)

    As long as the hype doesn't overwhelm the actual device (like the MotoX for many), its all in good fun.
  19. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    I want some leaks indicating VZW will get it then! STAT! hahahha :p
  20. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Rofl, if by some miracle it does come to Verizon, I know a lot of former gnex users who will get a serious case of buyers remorse for upgrading too soon. :p
  21. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    Not me. I love this S4 and luckily got it early enough that I was able to keep MDK and thus use loki and have AOKP on it. But there are just some minor quirks/issues when you're not dealing with a Nexus.

    I paid full retail for this phone, but it's in pristine condition, so if I can get a Nexus on Verizon I am hoping I can sell this thing for a decent amount. The fact that it's hacked already and not on ME7 would hopefully help the resale. :)

    But yeah, since the chances it comes to VZW is like 0%, I'm just in fantasy land here LOL
  22. drhill

    drhill Android Expert

    That's why I'm waiting. Only the G2 comes close to the features I want, and it is still a little bigger then I really want. It would make a good "settle" as long as I can get AOSP on it if there is no Nexus for VZW.
  23. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Yeah, it's these quirks that keep me away from owning a non Nexus device. My Asus transformer runs visually stock android, and it's too much of a deviation for me at times. Running anything other than a stock based rom can be very unstable.
  24. jlede

    jlede Android Expert

    My edits are Bolded and are pretty close as well so expect my spec list to be 90% True sorry i know i came out of no where just wanted to tell op to mabye update there spec list

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 LTENano-SIM
    Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
    Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
    Adreno 320/330 graphics based on processor selected
    4.96" display 1080p full HD
    2 GB RAM Mabye 2.5 GB
    16/32/64 GB internal storage
    8 MP rear cam with MEMES / 1.2 MP front cam
    Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery (same used in htc one)
    4.4 Android OS (KitKat)
  25. Cronis

    Cronis Android Enthusiast

    I thought the MEMS cam was doubtful... the Sony IMX179 sensor is indeed used in the MEMS stack but Sony also makes that sensor available to other manufacturers for use in their cams. the Meizu MX3 uses the same sensor not sure if its used in any other phones since it is a fairly new product.


    It does seem like a very good sensor though when combined with decent optics.

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