Oct 08 AT 11:26 PM Taylor Wimberly 187 Comments

[Update] This is the LG Nexus


Hours ago a prototype LG device leaked out that might be the next Nexus, but its final design was hidden by an outer casing. Thankfully another source has come forward with an even newer revision of the LG Nexus that appears to be the final design. The new pictures reveal an LG device that looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and one that is closer to the hands-on description we received last week.

Now that we know the LG Nexus has the codename Mako, we can confirm some of the other specs thanks to a Nenamark benchmark result. As previously reported, the LG Nexus will feature Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 GPU. Check out our previous post 5 reasons your next smartphone might be from LG to get a better idea of what to expect from the LG Nexus.

What do you guys think? Is this newer design an improvement on the earlier leak from tonight?

Update: We received a response from the source of the LG Nexus hands-on report, and he has confirmed that this is the same device he played with in person. His exact quote was, “YES! This is the phone I handled. 100%.” The only difference is that the version he saw had a Nexus logo on the back with the “X” in multiple colors.

Thank you Mark for the tip.

Source: baraholka.onliner.by

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  • Lee Goldschmidt

    Too much bottom/top bezzle, tbh, but the back design is SLEEK.

    • lolo

      I really don’t want this to be from LG :(

      • Lee Goldschmidt

        LG’s hardware has never been the issue…

        • lolo

          Personal preference my friend. I would prefer another mamanufacturer. Will it stop me from buying the nexus? No, it won’t, but I would rather not have it be from LG.

          • Jasonhunterx

            Glad I’m not the only one who noticed hope it has notification light like Gnex and also the “Black” Navy bar is grey eww

          • Calvin

            Could you clarify about what is it you don’t like about LG?

            My GF has an Optimus 4X HD, and it’s really a very nice device with excellent build quality. The only downside would be the locked bootloader preventing installation of CM10. As this is a Nexus device, there won’t be this problem.

          • J

            No more true black from LCD screens….

        • Jasonhunterx


        • http://about.me/barontankhe Ton Habraken

          You have never owned an LG phone then….. Let me enlighten you with my ongoing story about my LG Optimus 3D.
          I bought the phone in September 2011 en after 2 weeks the capacitive keys stopped working, I send it in for repairs and got it back after 3 weeks. It lasted half a day before the same problem occurred. It got replaced within 24 hours (vip service) with a phone which could not make a phone call.
          Again 24 hours later it was replaced by a phone which lasted till august 2012 after which the power button stopped working. I still had the vip service and got my phone replaced again. Now my vip-service is over. And 5 days ago my phone started to go crazy on me with regards to the power. I couldn’t charge it normally and it kept going from one random charge number (82%) to another (47%) to completely empty etc.
          So your comment about LG hardware never been the issue is probably because you never had an LG piece of crap.
          Their crappy hardware and the fact that the phone is still stuck on gingerbread is enough for me to say

          LG Never ever again!!!

          I want a Nexus device except if it’s from LG.

          • lolo

            I feel your pain Ton…..I owned a LG G2x and I wasn’t happy with the hardware. That’s my reasoning behind not wanting my next nexus b to be from LG. But I’m all about second chances, so I’ll give them another shot….even though I gave them 4 with my G2X.

          • scott

            Good thing theyre on screen buttons:))

        • Christian

          As someone who had to return multiple G2x’s for hardware issues, I beg to differ.

        • rovex

          Sounds like the iPhone!

      • catcow

        I agree. Would have liked to see Motorola or Sony take a dab at it.

        • RobBull75

          If Moto made the next Nexus, maybe they’ll actually update their software XD

      • Tony

        Then don’t buy it? *shrug*

        • lolo

          Aren’t people allowed to voice their opinions without someone being a wise guy? Seriously, that’s the point of these things, forums, blogs, news articles, to “talk” about it. Of coarse everybody has their opinion, of coarse some will buy it and some won’t….But I’m pretty sure we are all aware of the option, not to buy it.

          • tcraig

            nope. That’s why they put a rating option of the side.

      • lg g2x

        I hate l.g I have a g2x and we are still waiting for ICS I promised myself lg never again they Lie Great

    • DDP

      Looks just like the Gnex… I have no prob w/ it. I want to wait to see how powerful this thing is, how good the screen is, and how the battery lie will be with that chip. Marginal improvements will have me jump from my Gnex. Unlessss…. there are other Nexus phones on the way.

      ANYTHING but that 5″ HTC, smdh.

    • Johannes Homeier

      the bottom/top bezzle is perfect in size! if it would be smaller, you would neither be able to hold it in a comfortable way, nor would you be able to reach the navigation buttons with ease

    • Vengaboy

      How wide would it look if they shaved more off the top/bottom tho?

    • Brenda

      But my c*nt is rotten and smells like sh*t.

    • Myles

      I thought Google dropped the with Google branding and the new Nexus branding for nexus devices is similar to the Nexus 7? I guess I could be wrong. I thought I read an article about it a few months back…

      • vforvortex

        There is an update section to article. :)

    • Wind Zar

      The bottom/top bezzle is great for gaming especially games that use the gyroscopes.

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    Damn, I love the back cover!

    • ugly back

      I do too! Oh wait no I don’t, I’m not a teenage girl.

  • cwjones4

    looks like an updated GNEX! very nice, especially the back cover

    • stenzor

      I’m really liking the back cover too.. what I’m not liking as the “flatness”, seems like it would be uncomfortable to hold.. and also the bulgy top. But I could live with that

  • GuniGuGu

    I wonder how scratchy that back cover is… I must say I did like HTC’s user of material… Wasn’t so keen on plastic… Also nice scoop Taylor. After all the nonsense about posting rumours.. You come up with the goods again :)

    • Jasonhunterx

      New HTC devices except a few are plastic

      • Derek

        I was thinking most new higher end HTC phones were aluminum unibody. Not plastic?

        • Tony

          Most HTC devices are plastic.. Nexus One?

          It’s just the thickness/finish/quality of that plastic that has been greater than some of the things Samsung has used. They have also done the aluminum unibody devices and now with the One X the Ceramic coating.

          Plastic phones will always be plastic. Metal isn’t good for antenna/reception, that’s why Apple ditched full aluminum backplates on the iPhone after the original. It’s why they changed the way the Macbooks WiFi antennas were placed.

        • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

          I’d argue that bringing up a now-dated device such as the Nexus One is irrelevant in comparison to the build and design tendencies of newer smartphones.

    • Lorenzo Sanchez

      If it’s the same material as the new Optimus it won’t scratch much, it’ll be glass.

  • ButcherChop

    Very similar to my GNex, I like it a lot. I think the bezel is great.

  • GuniGuGu

    How wide is the phone vs. the compeition??

    • stenzor

      Could be the camera angle.. I’m hoping it’s not as wide as it looks

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Awesome. Dont fix what’s not broken, just upgrade it :D. Google and lg did beautifully. Anyone read this? http://www.phonedog.com/2012/10/08/alleged-htc-dlx-spec-details-make-their-way-online/vvery tempting Google very tempting.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      We have been following the HTC dlx. I think Nick will have an updated report tomorrow with some new info that he dug up.

      • vforvortex

        Is this Nexus missing the 3 point dock on the side like the galaxy nexus had? I couldnt tell from the picture.

      • Madhu

        Hi Taylor, Do you have any info about the HTC Nexus 5. That is what a lot of people are holding out for.

    • Dave

      Except that they did “fix” at least one thing that wasn’t broken: the removable battery!

      Even if they think they have battery life completely under control (which would be a huge shock considering how much trouble the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus have getting through one day on a charge), I *still* want the ability to carry a spare battery for that odd occasion where recharging isn’t possible (traveling, all-nighters, etc). A couple of millimetres just isn’t worth the loss in flexibility.

      • Josh

        Definitely, I am just begging for samsung to make a Galaxy Nexus 2, with removable battery and all the stuff that the current Nexus has but better. Anyone agree?

  • Nate B.

    the back looks interesting but it looks wide

  • Eric

    The back doesn’t look removable which rules out an extended battery. While I am sure LG has worked hard on their new battery, I worry Android is still too power hungry. Even with the GNex extended battery I barely last a day.

    • Marcus

      Let’s just hope for any one of or some combination of the following:
      -the S4 pro is less power hungry than the OMAP 4460
      -the IPS screen sucks up less power than the SuperAmoled HD
      -Android 4.1.2 is more power efficient
      -The battery is huge

      • Tony

        Yeah, the S4 chipsets so far have been ridiculously good on battery life, SAMOLED is also battery hungry, so the new screen will be a break there, Android is quite power efficient when combined with a good SoC right now. The biggest weakness in the LTE GNex is the radio, the battery info screen always points to the screen being the battery hog, but I know that it fights for signal in places that my Bionic never did, and often loses signal when travelling through weaker areas that I always had 2-4 bars with my Bionic.

        The OMAP 4460 is an ok chip, but its definitely not suited anymore to mobile computing because of it’s lack of power management and efficiency.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Looks like the galaxy nexus and Mytouch 4G had a baby.

    • Dustin Earley

      myTouch 4G is the first thing I though of. Glad I’m not alone!

      • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

        +1. Lol

    • Lanx

      nice baby they have ;)

    • lolo

      Haaahaaa! I thought the same thing, the ear piece looks very mytouch 4g.

  • runekey

    I hope this isn’t the FINAL design. The whole thing looks sort of “empty” and without a style.

    • kazahani

      BAHAHA I knew it!

      But why didn’t you reply t someone’s comment up at the top? No one will see it way down here. No one will know that this is LG’s final coffin nail. THE PEOPLE MUST BE INFORMED. Do not shirk your sacred duty!

  • jamal adam

    That looks sexy and the back brings some flare to the phone.

  • MoSDeeb

    This looks pretty good, but I need to see higher resolution images when released to really be able to judge.

    Either way, it is a fairly good looking device.

  • Phil


  • Harry

    Doesn’t look like it has a removable back cover (i.e. non-removable battery?)

    • SocalTeknique

      it has the FCC logo and model numbers stamped on the back, so yeah non removable battery for sure. I guess I’m skipping this Nexus. Sorry Google, taking away features (swappable battery and SD slot) and making it more iPhone like is a epic fail in my book. I’m sticking to my Amaze for longer I guess.

      • Harry

        Yeah it’s such a bummer. Hopefully other device manufacturers do come out with their own variations of Nexus (Nexi?) devices..

      • Shwetank

        SD slot? When did any of the nexii had it that you are complaining? I think Google made it pretty clear that they don’t want SD slots in their nexus line up.

        • SocalTeknique

          Does the Nexus One by HTC (first Nexus phone) ring a bell? I had it and it had an SD card slot. Google is pushing away people due to idiot moves like this. I was driving to Vegas two weeks ago with absolutely no signal in the desert (Google Music Fail), yeah cloud storage is not all great and prefer having everything locally stored. My Amaze has 16gb internal for apps, downloads, pictures, and HD video recordings and a 16gb SD card just for music. Like I said I’m keeping my Amaze for a while along with my 2 extra batteries and future 32GB (or 64gb) SD card upgrade.

        • J.B.

          @Shwetank Nexus One. Nuff said.

          • KG

            I can live without SD card (specially knowing that having sd slot would mean paying MS royalty for their NTFS filesystem) so long as they bump up the storage to at least 32gb.

          • iamXiV92a

            [email protected] straight KG!

          • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

            1 out of 4 Nexus devices had an SD slot — the very first one. Everything since then hasn’t. I’ll just uh.. leave that fact sitting there for you to pick up at your earliest convenience.

      • Tony

        Nexus devices haven’t had an SD card since the Nexus One lost it’s reign to the Nexus S.

  • Nate B.

    i guess the X on the back was a lie to :-(

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Nope. The pics of this version indicate the software was from Sept. 3. Our source of the hands-on report came this weekend and he said it was the same exact device, but with the Nexus logo on the back.

      • Nate B.

        Okay good. I made that comment before the update. Nice :-).

  • Aaron

    Don’t Nexus phones just say “Google” on the back, and Google-experience devices say “with Google”?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      We think the back of this device is not final. The same thing happened when the Galaxy Nexus leaked. It did not say “Google” on the back at first, but it was later added to the final version. We still believe the final version of the LG Nexus will say “nexus” on the back cover, similar to what you see on the Nexus 7.

      • stenzor

        So the colored x will be a part of that “nexus” writing then?

        • iamXiV92a

          It would definitely be a nice touch stenzor!

      • heat361

        All I know is that this device reached the FCC recently and that means its close to launch

      • RX-78-7

        Hey Taylor, have you heard anything new regarding memory space?

        • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

          Yes, I know there is a 16 GB version. Not sure about the 8 GB or 32 GB.

          • RX-78-7

            Okay, thanks for the feedback. Hoping they decided to to with 16/32GB over the 8/16GB first rumored.

  • Adam

    how does it have a text in the first picture without a connection?

    • vforvortex

      they could have recv’d the text without deleting notification, and then lost connection.

      • iamXiV92a

        In Soviet Russia, connection loses you!

    • stenzor

      Russian magic

  • Kizipotamus

    Wow, I’m loving that. The back is seriously beautiful, and really unique. I need to ditch Sprint and get on a MVNO so I can get an unlocked one!

  • Bryan Stoner

    Beautiful @[email protected]

  • walker

    That back… reminds me of the holographic collector cards. This is not an insult. I’d love to see this in person. I wonder if the resolution is going to be the same as Optimus G or the usual 720p? I think I’d still prefer the later since it’s more of a common option these days for smartphones.

    • bobsmob

      Huh? Optimus G is 720p so it is the usual 720p or whatever you are trying to say

      • https://profiles.google.com/100148006445183984949 BraydenJames

        The Optimus G is 1280×768 instead of 1280×720 like the Galaxy Nexus. So it’s slightly different. I think that’s what he means.

  • Marcus

    I’ve been fine up until I noticed something everyone seems to have missed:


    Why? After two years straight of it being on the bottom, why put it back up there now. I know it’s nitpicking but come one.

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      And..? How is the headphone jack on the bottom a good thing? Never quite understood that…

      • Adrian

        The reason is simple. With the headphone jack on the bottom you don’t have to turn the phone when you take it out of your pocket.
        But I don’t give a f*** as I don’t do cables anymore: A2DP ftw :-)

      • jamal adam

        If that’s your justification for buying an iPhone, I feel sorry for you.

        • Ambuj

          Jamal: I loved your reply :)

      • bobsmob

        640p enough said roflmao 4″

      • kookas

        Because it can sit in your pocket without the 3.5mm being at a really awkward angle and tugging your earphones out of your ears. That said, with the Nexus 7, there’s no need for the phone version to be huge.

    • inviolable


    • SocalTeknique

      It never really bothered me since CyanogenMod (if you like flashing Roms that is) has a 180° screen rotation feature. I just flipped my Nexus S (and Nexus One when I had it) upside down and Viola!, the jack is now on top.

    • kookas

      You have an odd way of putting it in your pocket.. do you twist your hand round, or does it just take a lot longer than if you just threw it in there upside-down?

  • GreenyO

    Of course it might be the final design of the product, and I like it, but that’s obviously a prototype with the things written on the back cover (I can’t read it but I guess a “not for sale…”)

    I wonder why any of you didn’t speak about the bottom of the device, if my eyes are right there’s 2 jack 3.5mm ?! Well, that’s awkward :-\

    • http://jamesnixonsteel.tumblr.com JamesNixonSteel

      I see two swell why has no one commented on this?

      • http://jamesnixonsteel.tumblr.com JamesNixonSteel

        As well *

    • Brian

      Those are screws

  • Jasonhunterx

    Grey Nav bar Samsung please drop a Nexus with Samoled HD+ I use dark themes on my Gnex and a LCD would not do me justice

  • BigCiX

    I wish there was less bezel.

  • pawan

    Wide galaxy nexus :-(

  • ezpotato

    progress is NOT larger bezels! DAMMIT!!! MOTO NEEDS TO MAKE A NEXUS ALREADY!!! I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THIS but if this is the final, count me out. I’l stay with the Gnex for a while, it serves me just fine.

  • Ardrid

    If this is legit, absolutely gorgeous. Count me in for one at launch.

  • jerry
  • Acethriller

    The front of the phone actually looks very much like the LG Optimus LTE (Nitro HD) I had before.

  • fc1032

    * Still seems pretty consistent with past Gnex and Nexus design.
    * Rumoured specs

    Don’t like:
    * I dunno if it’s me, but why does the top back part seem to curve outward? Much prefer the bottom to curve, then it won’t be top heavy
    * Not liking the sparkly cover. NOT AT ALL.
    * Bottom bezel looks very very big. Even larger than current Gnex.
    * Too much writing on the back cover D:

    Most of the dislikes are easily changeable, so I’ll sit and watch this unfold.

    • https://profiles.google.com/100148006445183984949 BraydenJames

      That’s what you get for a bigger camera module. I’d be okay with the top bulged a little if they finally got a Nexus device in the running for devices with great cameras. The Galaxy Nexus camera is good. But there’s been some big leaps in smartphone cameras lately.

  • teecruz

    Oh my boner. that is one hot lookin’ device!

    Here’s to hoping it’s Nexi :)

  • Ivan Todorov

    But isn’t it too shiny on the back? :)

  • inviolable

    Very sleek looking, not even what I would expect from LG. But, I guess that’s what happens when big brother Google steps in. I’m loving that back too. Can’t wait to get that S4 Pro in my hands.

  • h0ruza

    The Good :
    I like the glitter back effect as it’s like the inside a classy gentleman’s club.

    I like the on screen buttons

    I like the thinness

    The Bad :
    The only curves on this phone seem to be on its edges

    If you take away the glittering back what is there about this phone that makes someone want to pick it up beyond having nothing else to do?

    … I’ll wait until we get more details because I want a nexus so badly for my next device. I can’t afford a Ferrari italia 457 but I want my phone to be as drop dead gorgeous.

    This phone feels like it’s had no considered design time and no one has carved this out of clay first then refined its styling :-(

    I’m and adult with a need for well crafted beautiful things in my life… Especially if they cost over a hundred £, $, € or ¥(x100)

  • LG Nexus

    This will be my next phone. I still use an iPhone 4 and my 2 year contract just ended. I’m waiting for this to come out. I’m afraid iOS got too boring for me, android seems awesome and futuristic. Can’t wait!

    I love the specs, the design. The back cover looks amazing. The front looks like the galaxy nexus which I like. However I would prefer a super amoled, because I like pitch black blacks.

    I don’t know if it’s just me but the front of the phone, with the silvering now, looks like an iPhone 3G, which makes me feel like it’s old and cheapish but I guess that’s just me for now and it’ll be much better later. Can’t wait!!
    Better have high end specs.

    • stenzor

      Don’t jump to conclusions yet.. there are more nexus phones rumored still

  • qwer23

    I so hope this ROM will leak soon!

    And I’m curious how good onscreen buttons will look on an IPS display. They have pretty good blacks by now, but it’s still no true black like on AMOLED displays. So let’s hope and see.

  • Ray

    Uhm it looks fat I hope its a little less fat and thin also. The back looks great I’ll still end up buying a nexus any way .even if this is the only one

  • hector

    I want one!

  • hector

    Why does NenaMark say “Display: 1196×768″?

    • brozef

      because of software buttons

  • orangestrat

    It hideous, says “with Google” not “Google” and it has the headphone jack in the wrong place. This isn’t the nexus.

  • Paul

    Too much bottom/top bezzle & dont like the back :(

    Not another ultra wide phone, lets hope it is no wider that the Xperia S

  • nightsun

    How much is this thing going to cost?

  • Said Tahsin Dane

    If it were a Nexus device, there wont be “with Google” on the back. Only “Google” is written on the back of the nexus devices.

  • Nate B

    The back looks like one of those bathroom mosaic walls/floors.

    • DrTom

      That’s because it comes with a brand new “shower” option.

  • kaisernose

    …so….i love the HW and the estetic but that’s a BIG problem : 8giga or 16?WTF???i want a 32 giga memory!

  • Marvin

    it does look like a GNex with better hardware materials. I like it.

  • Tom Peterson

    Why are all Android phones black, or at best have a white version, too. Where the hell is the creativity? I want different colors for phones. Bold ones. Not these pathetic very safe “dark brown” or “blue-grey” colors that Samsung has been using for its GS3.

    • stenzor

      Because we’re not in preschool. Black/white/grey phones also go well with any type/color of clothing you wear and since you’ll be carrying it around everyday, if you care about colors so much, it better not clash with your outfit :P

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      Because you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day or something like that, right?

  • Nathan D.

    The design is pretty sleek and thin as I can tell. Bezel is a bit big, hopefully there will be little issue with this nexus. But according to lg track record, I am a bit skeptical on that.

  • Paul Atreides

    One down, hoping it’s one of five to choose from.

  • Dnar56

    After working at Verizon and seeing the low quality shit work LG (life’s garbage) puts out I will gladly keep my sgs III over this galaxy nexus knock off.

  • SGB101

    I so want a new nexus, but this looks like an iPhone 3g to me.

  • heat361

    Yes its a nice looking device indeed

  • Orion78

    I’m not going to lie. I love the look of the back. Still, I’m hoping LG is not the only one making a Nexus this year.

  • Greg G

    Sparkly back?

    This must be Edward Cullens phone.

  • get off of me

    I always looking forward to getting a nexus phone all the way from the first nexus right now I got the g2x and it’s a terrible phone built quality is ok but LG has sum software problem that they can’t fix. So I’m very iffy about owning another LG phone but this is a nexus device so it plays a different view LG would be making the phone but its purely a nexus phone so Google would be the one that’s making up the software not LG. If LG was the maker and software provider I would think twice on getting it and get the galaxy note 2 no problem

  • Derek

    Never had an LG phone so I cant speak as to their quality. But I have an LG Cinema 3D tv and its freaking awesome. The IPS panel in it is extremely beautiful. The build quality is excellent.

  • heat361

    Wait are the two holes at the bottom the headphone jack?

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    I’m just glad that a different manufacturer made a Nexus device. The Nexus line needed to be mixed up.

  • westy

    Even though im not too happy with LG as the manufacture for this phone, i will hold my final opinion until a full review and a few months of use after its release. Once all of the bugs are reported and out about the phone then ill make a decision.

  • skyflakes

    It does look like it was based from GNex.

  • RX-78-7

    Design looks very good, and the back is quite sleek. I wonder if they’re going to use a gorilla screen, I don’t recall the previous gnex using it.

    @Taylor: did your source tell you anything else regarding storage. Memory is my only concern at the moment.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Maybe the bezel is bigger because they made the notification led brighter and wider

  • Broseph Stalin

    I’m sorry, but I think this prototype looks nothing shot of hideous. The bezel is huge and the backside looks awful. The camera looks really weird as well, probably due to the fact that the flash looks about 50% larger than the actual lens.
    I’m not getting the next Nexus anyways, I’m on a 2-year contract with my GNex, but I cannot imagine this thing doing well. If you like it, that’s cool, I just don’t.

    On the plus side, it does seem to be very thin, which is of course a good thing.

    Also, does anyone know what those two round holes on the bottom are?

    • heat361

      I figured it out lol its for the screws, the headphone jack is at the top.

  • birdman

    Meh at that chrome bezel outline thing.

  • redraider133

    Any word on if this will be coming to verizon?

  • theandroidmaniac

    LG eh ? I’m gonna be happy that they don’t slap on their terrible software improvements. And check this out too please http://esponential.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/top-5-features-we-want-in-android-4-2-key-lime-pie-or-whatever-itll-be-called/

  • Axel594

    Hm, last time I checked a Nexus Devices usually just say “Google” on the back, not “With Google” :/

  • Jim

    I’m still burned from my G2X… My wife had one also, so double burn… I swore off of LG after that. Now I drive an S3. So far so good.

  • Lanx

    If I can remember Google 3.5m hear pods put in bottom…

  • PeterP

    Finally LG went for an S4, at last. Probably does not have a Sharp screen though.

    Unfortunately they screwed me around (and still do) with my LG 2X that I can’t trust them ever again with a phone.

  • scott

    Unless their ends up being multiple Nexus devices like HTC or Samsung i will end up getting this phone. Just for the hardware and vanilla android

    • SGB101

      Your sounding like an isheep with that statement.

  • aranea

    I like the current nexus design so this looks good but kind of too much blink on the back.

  • Guillermo

    That huge bezel on the bottom would be a good place to put those buttons. And then there’d be more screen space.

  • Fred

    Going back to an LCD screen :(

    Of course unless we want Samsung to make all future Nexi, we have to accept it… at least the technology is more stable (less consumption, less manufacturing errors, better brightness)

  • cthonctic

    Those earlier pics with the ultra fugly iPhone-like protective case kinda shocked me, but the actual design is rather sweet. Personally, I think I’m going to hold onto my Galaxy Nexus for a while still but this device looks like it’s going to make the Nexus line proud.

  • Paul Atreides

    Maybe it’s just a stock LG phone and not a Nexus…

  • Humberto H

    I was hoping for a curved display (like the G Nexus), it is a very striking and characteristic feature, very “nexus”.

    And, something i dont like:

    1. The shinny bezel, it’s very “early 2000′s cheap phone”
    2. The back cover, i mean, i looks like an iphone!! (puaggg!) It should be, matte, the camera in the center, and please, some texture, curves, not flat surface.


    Ahhh, and PLEASE, no 8gb….

    Should be 16/32Gb, not everybody can use the cloud storage ALL THE TIME.

    At least in my country, i dont always have a data conection, even if a have, it is EDGE (50% of the time), 3G/HSPA (the other 50%), and the fastest conection is 200kb/sec, averrage is 50-80kbs/sec (yeah… my goverment kinda sucks eh?) So, i like to have my music on internal storage. And, besides, actual games are 1Gb up, so, i dont want to “live at the edge” having 13gb used of 15gb (formated storage will never be 16gb)

    Hope Googlers read this =)

  • Muhammed Nazim

    The Android 4.1.2 source that is out is coded as MR0 and this is MR1 so this will have 4.1.2 only.!

  • razgriz94

    Who wants a couple of pictures that have been corrected for the awkward perspective? Looking at the originals was driving me nuts. Seems no one can ever leak decent photos…

    Front: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qch6coc3t768ev/Optimus%20Nexus%20front-2.jpg
    Back: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8tzvl409bjj4a6/Optimus%20Nexus%20back-2.jpg

    Anyway, I’m not sure how I feel about this LG Nexus. Generally speaking, I think it’s a decent looking phone. I do like that it is staying true to the curved Nexus shape, I like the clean looking front (a must for all Nexus), and in some ways I like the glass back.

    However, I also don’t like that the back is glass. I wouldn’t want to worry about shattering it. I always prefer my phones to be naked, with no case, but I might have to get one for this. Also, I’m undecided on the pattern on the back. Maybe I’d like it more if it was more subtle, I feel it’s too shiny.

    My biggest fear with this phone, however, is the manufacturer: LG. I’ve never been a fan of LG phones, even dating all the way back to feature phones. I’m really hoping that the rumors of multiple Nexus devices is true, but also that they release simultaneously. I was really hoping for HTC to make a Nexus again, based off the One X (they could call it the Nexus One… oh wait, lol). The Nexus One was my favorite Nexus, the build quality was so good, and it felt amazing in your hand. I just don’t associate LG with that same level of quality.

    I don’t know, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. October is going to be a long month…

    • lolo

      Aaaaah yes, the “sexi nexi” aka the nexus one. She was/is a beauty.

    • Sam

      Agree with you 100% – the Nexus One is the best looking nexus phone to date. It also has the best build quality IMO.

      One of the only android phones to have a metal frame (can’t believe we are still saying that 3 years later) and I love how it’s not too curved. The matte back is also perfect.

      I am still using a Nexus One and was planning on upgrading to the new Nexus. If this is it then I am not going to buy. Very disappointed.

  • david

    had an lg phone few years ago it was a heap of crap nothing but trouble with it i will steer well clear of this even if it is a nexus,i suspect it will problems

  • fdelgado

    I am curious to see how LG executes this phone… i have high hopes because they have good hardware, and with jelly bean running on it I think it’ll be a bit hit not only for consumers but also for LG and their “name” in the mobil industry

  • Scott

    Looks like its gonna be pretty thin and made out of good materials and i like that. If the LED light is on the bottom again like the GNexus then i dont mind the bezzle. but then again it is kind of unneccessary and also it doesnt look like the on screen buttons dont blend in to the front face of the phone like the GNexus and that i loved. hopefully its doesnt end up like that

  • jloa

    4.7 inch display omfg, not a shovel again….
    Plz, make a normal-sized 4.1 display, stop makin’ shovels

  • iamtpb

    All i want is
    >8GB Storage , On-screen Buttons , Elegance ..pure elegance , notification led , size made for humans , removable battery ..
    also , why does it say – ‘ with Google’ and not only ‘ Google ‘
    this might not be it !
    But I know Google won’t disappoint us !!!!!

  • LG Nexus


    The SD card problem: Google will never release an SD card for a nexus device, it’s been said by google and done. 100% Will be no SD card. But how is that a problem? Only 8GB storage right?
    This is a god damn PROTOTYPE device where they are testing to see if the phone works…
    Who needs to chuck in the highest capacity memory in the phone when they’re just testing to see if it works? There will be greater storage options for the final release. They’re not even developing on the phone yet, so they don’t need space. They’re just testing it out and see if the phone works without glitches/hardware issues etc. The Galaxy Nexus only had 8GB when it was in testing as well. Chill.

    “With Google”, not “Google”?
    Once again this is a prototype device. The galaxy nexus didn’t have the Google logo during leaks/testing as well. Why would they want to put GOOGLE on the device during testing and let every public person see that that’s the next nexus during testing? It will say “GOOGLE”.

    No “Nexus” brand?
    Same as above.

    Non removable battery?
    And? It will have one of the best batteries out of all android devices, with LG chem’s new 800 + charge cycle technology. The 2100mAH battery on the galaxy S3 is doing fine. This one on the LG optimus G is better.

    So what problems are there with this device? Google isn’t stupid, they will put in great amounts of storage. And it will look great. The design is great. It has next year’s specs.

    1. Quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro “KRAIT” at 1.5GHz – annihilates all other chips atm.
    2. Adreno-320 GPU annihilates all other GPUs out there.
    2. 2GB RAM
    3. 4.7in TrueHD IPS+ LCD with in-cell technology – 2x brighter than SUPERAMOLED, Better in every way compared to superamoled except for the blacks, which aren’t that bad anymore on IPS displays.
    4. Better build quality – The back is glass and looks sleek and beautiful. Compared to the plastic wtf and bump on the galaxy nexus. The galaxy nexus’ front looks great though.
    4. 8MP BSI camera with a 1.3MP 720p front facing camera.
    5. 2100mAh battery with LG Chem’s new 800 charge cycle technology.

    y u complain!?

  • Spinx Inc

    Thanks for bringing the purported images of LG Nexus phone. I think like HTC and Samsung, the LG Nexus will enhance Google’s Nexus line of phones for android platform. This will be the fourth hardware partner of making a Nexus device. It is said that LG Nexus has highly influenced LG Optimus G. This will be the first time that Google has teamed up with LG and behind this seems like Google is apparently trying to to help LG break the US market with the new Nexus phone.

  • evisu

    Good design apart from the dead area, why couldn’t they fix that? We do know Apple love it. Pretty annoying waste of space. Otherwise it looks good, no AMOLED thou, grey buttons are not sexy! Hope for good pricing.

    • Alex

      Dead area is great for capturing pics and video with on hand. So Apple and other manufacturers have failed, cause dead area is occupied with ridiculous set of buttons which might be enabled suddenly while capturing pics of video.

    • Andrew

      Os course there isn’t any AMOLED, AMOLED is samsung screen technology, LG has TrueHD IPS+ LCD, which is more power efficient and brighter.