09-02-2015 04:20 AM
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  1. AllenRulz's Avatar
    These could be the specifications for the new LG Nexus 5

    What do you think about this if it's true? Is it enough to get you to buy it or pass on it? Seems mediocre too me.
    08-26-2015 06:07 AM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    Nothing on the battery... it might be the specs, but not many of them.
    08-26-2015 06:16 AM
  3. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Nothing on the battery... it might be the specs, but not many of them.
    Yeah you're right. That's the BIGGEST thing on my list to sway my decision.
    08-26-2015 06:20 AM
  4. getbretweir's Avatar
    I prefer 1080p .... interested to find out which processor and battery they go with.
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    08-26-2015 06:23 AM
  5. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I prefer 1080p .... interested to find out which processor and battery they go with.
    For sure. I don't want to wait another year for a nexus but depending on battery and processor, I might have too.
    08-26-2015 06:31 AM
  6. constable's Avatar
    3 gb ram. Only 13 mp camera.... uninspired.
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    08-26-2015 06:39 AM
  7. benjamminh's Avatar
    Nexus doesn't need more than 3gb ram to work well with stock ui. As for the camera, that fruit product has a low mp camera and does ok. I'd wait to see reviews first before dismissing it.
    08-26-2015 07:24 AM
  8. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    Nexus doesn't need more than 3gb ram to work well with stock ui. As for the camera, that fruit product has a low mp camera and does ok. I'd wait to see reviews first before dismissing it.
    Fruit product...😄

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    08-26-2015 07:38 AM
  9. fatboy97's Avatar
    I guess what really strikes me about this image of the specs is that anyone could have created it... it says right at the top, in English, that it's the "LG Nexus5 2015" and then some Korean writing. It seems to be specifically written to the US market. Maybe the Korean language doesn't have Korean words for the LG company, or Nexus5, but I can NOT believe they don't have a symbol for the year 2015. And not really having the full specs.... battery, or what type of screen except to say it was 5.2" and 2K resolution... sounds very vague.

    Personally, I have been dealing with may sub-standard cameras, and to just say a 13 megapixel camera is sub-standard... it doesn't have to be a 20 megapixel camera to be great... I'd be very happy with 13 megapixel camera if it took GOOD pictures over a 20 megapixel that took so/so pictures.

    Also, I'm not sure how reliable any stories are that come from the "Android Authority" website... what is their track record on early spec reports?
    08-26-2015 08:09 AM
  10. alex98#AC's Avatar
    I guess what really strikes me about this image of the specs is that anyone could have created it... it says right at the top, in English, that it's the "LG Nexus5 2015" and then some Korean writing. It seems to be specifically written to the US market. Maybe the Korean language doesn't have Korean words for the LG company, or Nexus5, but I can NOT believe they don't have a symbol for the year 2015. And not really having the full specs.... battery, or what type of screen except to say it was 5.2" and 2K resolution... sounds very vague.

    Personally, I have been dealing with may sub-standard cameras, and to just say a 13 megapixel camera is sub-standard... it doesn't have to be a 20 megapixel camera to be great... I'd be very happy with 13 megapixel camera if it took GOOD pictures over a 20 megapixel that took so/so pictures.

    Also, I'm not sure how reliable any stories are that come from the "Android Authority" website... what is their track record on early spec reports?
    I agree with you that a good camera doesn't have to be 16 or 20 Mpx to be good. In fact less pixels can be a better choice if it actually means bigger cells (as far as the image is sufficiently defined).

    But an IMX278 use cells of 1.12 μm wich is too small in regards of actual standards (a IMX 240 1.2 μm despite the 16Mpx).
    08-26-2015 08:29 AM
  11. jdot104's Avatar
    A 13MP camera should be good enough in terms of picture size for capturing details. Wasn't the Motorola Nexus 6's camera 13MP? As long as the camera isn't any worse than that, the Nexus is still at the top of my list.

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    08-26-2015 09:04 AM
  12. Zendroid1's Avatar
    A 13MP camera should be good enough in terms of picture size for capturing details. Wasn't the Motorola Nexus 6's camera 13MP? As long as the camera isn't any worse than that, the Nexus is still at the top of my list.

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    13mp is plenty, especially for a cell phone. Keep in mind the iPhone 6 has 8mp and is considered one of the best. most complaints about cell cameras are actually about the software, not the hardware (but not everyone realizes this).
    08-26-2015 09:09 AM
  13. alex98#AC's Avatar
    13mp is plenty, especially for a cell phone. Keep in mind the iPhone 6 has 8mp and is considered one of the best. most complaints about cell cameras are actually about the software, not the hardware (but not everyone realizes this).
    The example of the iPhone 6 is in line with my previous argument.
    Its APN uses cells of 1.5 μm wich is incredibly big for a smartphone and lead to very good details and low light performance, despite the fact that it's only a f/2.2.

    Smallers are the cells and less light you will catch resulting in poor details in good light and bad low light performances. Software will not help that much a phone with too small photocytes.

    In the case of the IMX278, the only hope is that the RGBW matrix does a good job.
    08-26-2015 09:34 AM
  14. alex98#AC's Avatar
    A 13MP camera should be good enough in terms of picture size for capturing details. Wasn't the Motorola Nexus 6's camera 13MP? As long as the camera isn't any worse than that, the Nexus is still at the top of my list.

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    Considering the specs of the IMX278, it seems to be an enhanced IMX214 with a newer RGBW matrix (instead of the good old bayer matrix) so I will assume that photos will be better on the LG Nexus 5 2015, especially in low light conditions.

    But the Nexus 6 wasn't very good for an high-end smartphone.
    08-26-2015 09:47 AM
  15. jdot104's Avatar
    Considering the specs of the IMX278, it seems to be an enhanced IMX214 with a newer RGBW matrix (instead of the good old bayer matrix) so I will assume that photos will be better on the LG Nexus 5 2015, especially in low light conditions.

    But the Nexus 6 wasn't very good for an high-end smartphone.
    It wasn't spectacular, but if the price of the 2015 Nexus 5 is a lot lower, I won't mind a camera that takes similar photos. I've seen some really good shots from the Nexus 6. Specs have reached the point where I would consider some things too high end.
    08-26-2015 09:51 AM
  16. Zendroid1's Avatar
    The example of the iPhone 6 is in line with my previous argument.
    Its APN uses cells of 1.5 μm wich is incredibly big for a smartphone and lead to very good details and low light performance, despite the fact that it's only a f/2.2.

    Smallers are the cells and less light you will catch resulting in poor details in good light and bad low light performances. Software will not help that much a phone with too small photocytes.

    In the case of the IMX278, the only hope is that the RGBW matrix does a good job.
    I understand what you are saying. I guess my point was just that many people see cameras like the Nexus 6 and say it's bad and then follow up with how it needs more MP. No, it needs better software.
    08-26-2015 10:10 AM
  17. alex98#AC's Avatar
    It wasn't spectacular, but if the price of the 2015 Nexus 5 is a lot lower, I won't mind a camera that takes similar photos. I've seen some really good shots from the Nexus 6. Specs have reached the point where I would consider some things too high end.
    Yes but actually, the IMX214 (wich is found in the Nexus 6) is what is using in most of the low-end chinese smartphones. So for a phone that will cost around 400$, I think we can expect better specs than phones that cost two time less.
    08-26-2015 10:17 AM
  18. alex98#AC's Avatar
    I understand what you are saying. I guess my point was just that many people see cameras like the Nexus 6 and say it's bad and then follow up with how it needs more MP. No, it needs better software.
    Yeah, that's right. It's very common to see people jumping to the conclusion that "if it has more pixels, it is better" when in fact it's not necessarily the case.

    And yes, sometimes (often in fact), software play a big role in photo's quality. The Xperias for example have suffer for a long time from a very bad auto-mode and insane jpeg compression despite good specs.
    But for the Nexus 6, the subpar performances (relatively to others high-end phablets like iPhone 6 plus or Note 4) are likely due to an inferior sensor.
    08-26-2015 11:02 AM
  19. jackdubl's Avatar
    I guess what really strikes me about this image of the specs is that anyone could have created it... it says right at the top, in English, that it's the "LG Nexus5 2015" and then some Korean writing. It seems to be specifically written to the US market. Maybe the Korean language doesn't have Korean words for the LG company, or Nexus5, but I can NOT believe they don't have a symbol for the year 2015. And not really having the full specs.... battery, or what type of screen except to say it was 5.2" and 2K resolution... sounds very vague.

    Personally, I have been dealing with may sub-standard cameras, and to just say a 13 megapixel camera is sub-standard... it doesn't have to be a 20 megapixel camera to be great... I'd be very happy with 13 megapixel camera if it took GOOD pictures over a 20 megapixel that took so/so pictures.

    Also, I'm not sure how reliable any stories are that come from the "Android Authority" website... what is their track record on early spec reports?
    And while we're at it, how come the company uses the English letters "LG" as their official logo? They are a Korean company, are they not, so their symbol should not be written with English characters. You should send them an email, fatboy97. In fact, based on that I'm not confident this is a real company.

    By the way, if you go look up their company name, there are Korean symbols for "LG", but they don't use them in the US for some strange reason. They are just hung up on using English, don't know why.
    08-26-2015 03:27 PM
  20. Mitchell Giles's Avatar
    I lived in korea for 2 years and speak korean near fluently. The characters on that page are not the korean alphabet but Chinese characters.
    Also while in korea I never saw LG written in korean. And both LG and Samsung use English in the marketing in Korea.

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    08-26-2015 04:53 PM
  21. fatboy97's Avatar
    And while we're at it, how come the company uses the English letters "LG" as their official logo? They are a Korean company, are they not, so their symbol should not be written with English characters. You should send them an email, fatboy97. In fact, based on that I'm not confident this is a real company.

    By the way, if you go look up their company name, there are Korean symbols for "LG", but they don't use them in the US for some strange reason. They are just hung up on using English, don't know why.
    I've traveled to Korea a few times... I don't have any problem with their use of English letters for a company name... many companies do that, and not just in Korea, but in Japan, China and many other countries. I'm NOT writing any letters to LG since I don't believe this is really from LG. LG is a real company by the way... you do know they did make the Nexus 5 and many other Android phones!!!

    I lived in korea for 2 years and speak korean near fluently. The characters on that page are not the korean alphabet but Chinese characters.
    Also while in korea I never saw LG written in korean. And both LG and Samsung use English in the marketing in Korea.

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    It is interesting that you say this is Chinese... that just lends to this being a fake image... it doesn't look like Android Authority does any fact checking of their own posts.
    08-26-2015 05:35 PM
  22. jackdubl's Avatar
    I've traveled to Korea a few times... I don't have any problem with their use of English letters for a company name... many companies do that, and not just in Korea, but in Japan, China and many other countries. I'm NOT writing any letters to LG since I don't believe this is really from LG. LG is a real company by the way... you do know they did make the Nexus 5 and many other Android phones!!!



    It is interesting that you say this is Chinese... that just lends to this being a fake image... it doesn't look like Android Authority does any fact checking of their own posts.
    Maybe you're seeing MY point. Fake or not, the fact that 2015 is in English means absolutely nothing. Especially since nearly all places already refer to the phone as the Nexus 5 (2015). So it's part of the name. And as discussed, you don't write half of the phone's name in English and half in another language. But you seem to doubt it because it wasn't written Nexus 5 (insert Korean characters here).
    08-26-2015 07:42 PM
  23. getbretweir's Avatar
    Maybe you're seeing MY point. Fake or not, the fact that 2015 is in English means absolutely nothing. Especially since nearly all places already refer to the phone as the Nexus 5 (2015). So it's part of the name. And as discussed, you don't write half of the phone's name in English and half in another language. But you seem to doubt it because it wasn't written Nexus 5 (insert Korean characters here).
    it's just business. it would cost a fortune to rebrand a name in multiple languages, so most company's go with the Western markets ... also, I imagine in Asia it's common and their consumers accept the English lettering. the US wouldn't have the same tolerance.
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    08-26-2015 08:07 PM
  24. Evilnut's Avatar
    As far as specs go, my original moto X has taught me that the highest end specs in the world are not as important as they may have used to have been. When you're running pure Android, you don't need the highest end specs in the world in order to get a great running phone. In fact, because battery life is the most important thing to me, I kind of hope that the CPU and the screen are not the most bleeding-edge spec'd items. It will help battery life a lot, and 1080p on a 5 inch display is plenty! As far as the camera goes, it will never be as good as the highest end phones as no Nexus to this date has had the proprietary software licensed from the companies that do that best.

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    08-26-2015 09:06 PM
  25. getbretweir's Avatar
    As far as specs go, my original moto X has taught me that the highest end specs in the world are not as important as they may have used to have been. When you're running pure Android, you don't need the highest end specs in the world in order to get a great running phone. In fact, because battery life is the most important thing to me, I kind of hope that the CPU and the screen are not the most bleeding-edge spec'd items. It will help battery life a lot, and 1080p on a 5 inch display is plenty! As far as the camera goes, it will never be as good as the highest end phones as no Nexus to this date has had the proprietary software licensed from the companies that do that best.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    good point about the proprietary software ... totally agree with 1080p. no doubt Samsung's displays are amazing, and 1440p looks better. but it's not worth the tradeoff in battery life like you said.

    side note: i recently subscribed to some audio/video magazine. one of the bigger topics in the few editions I've read has been smartphone audio. they're working on micro amplifiers, speakers, etc ... sounds amazing
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    08-26-2015 10:19 PM
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