More Nexus 5 pics&specs. Why do we talk about NX5 as stock Android LG G2? They are not alike, at all

Current consensus has the Google’s next iteration of Android – 4.4 KitKat, and its next Nexus 5 flagship device launching in 2 weeks, on October 14th.

With the announcement imminent, more and more  info about the new handset becomes available. Earlier today, the best quality (so far) pics of LG Google Nexus 5 showed-up in some forums:

 Nexus 5 pics

While, got heir hands on Nexus 5 Android 4.4 log, from which was able to parse the device specs. Nothing too surprising here:

  • Display:  5-inch Full HD display, 442 ppi (potentially 4.97-inch)
  • Processor:  2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • RAM:  2GB
  • Internal Storage:  16GB (could be another model too, this is what was in the log)
  • Camera (rear):  8MP (no idea if it has OIS like the LG G2 camera)
  • Camera (front):  1.2MP
  • Sensors:  accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, barometer, orientation
  • Battery:  2300mAh (via FCC) and wireless charging
  • Other:  LTE, NFC

Well, nothing too surprising, except for the absence of any trace or mention of Optical Image Stabilization tech in the logs. Which doesn’t mean that OIS didn’t make it through LG’s spec downgrade from G2 to Nexus 5, but would be a real shame if it didn’t.

Btw, the more I look at the stuff we learn about Nexus 5, the more I wonder. Why on earth do we think it will be stock Android LG G2?!

We already know that Nexus 5 will have smaller display (5” vs 5.2”), lower resolution camera (8 megapixel vs 13 megapixel),  smaller battery, and no buttons on the back of the device. What exactly makes Nexus 5 a close sibling to LG G2?


Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • B!

    Only nimrods that don’t know the differences between phones think the NX5 & G2 are the same.

  • bibleverse1

    Will the price be pocket friendly?