More Nexus 5 rumors: Based on LG G2 with glass back and no back buttons


A week ago, it was rumored that Motorola would be making the Nexus 5, but that was quickly washed away with LG as the chosen one. Today we have continued rumors showing LG as making the said device, but with a little more detail. The latest word is that it will be based on the G2 as in the screen size of 5.2-inches and the Snapdragon 800 SoC. Earlier in the week, it was rumored to have the Snapdragon 600. As far as the body, it’s expected that it will resemble the look of the new Nexus 7 and it will also sport a glass back, just like the Nexus 4.

What do you guys think? I would be surprised if the Nexus 5 has the Snapdragon 800. Nexus devices traditionally don’t have the most up to date specs in terms of CPU, just take a look at the new new Nexus 7 for reference. I’m not a fan of the glass back, but it does create differentiation from the other devices.

via: PhoneArena

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Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Esmegma Medieval

    It MAY have the 800. The Nexus 4 had the S4 Pro and 2gb of RAM when that was not very common. So I am still hopeful for it being a crazy beast of a phone. Let us hope they do not offer an 8gb version, though. That would be mean.

  • Mayoo

    Looks speaking, I would love to have “NEXUS” engraved in the back like the N10 and 2013 N7. Glad so hear snapdragon 800 rumors too.

  • Tucker

    Just give it a giant battery battery!

  • phor11

    Back glass ended up being more trouble than it was worth on the Nexus4, so I don’t know why they’d want to do it again this year.

    Slipping on the charging orb, bad for thermals of the SoC, and added chance for something to break.

    I’d rather it be a reinforced soft touch plastic like motorola had been doing for a while. That’s by far the best of both worlds (doesn’t feel cheap, yet can take a drop).

    • vegiisan

      Mine never slips off the orb. Maybe you need to wipe the dust off.
      I’m not a fan of glass for fragility reasons how ever.

      • phor11

        How long have you had it?
        Mine didn’t have any problems at all for the first 4 months or so.
        I always keep it clean.

        Then one day seemingly out of the blue it just suddenly started slipping and no manner of cleaning it off made any difference.

        The new Nexus 7 stays on it like a champ, but I had to put down some rubber feet in front of the orb that my nexus4 could rest on to prevent it from slipping too far down.

        • vegiisan

          Hmmm I’ve had it since launch, still sticks on very well. It’s slipped off twice only, one was dust and the other was greasy hands rubbing on the phone. Maybe some orbs were dodgy.

  • Oli72

    take my money now with those specs.