Sep 30 AT 2:53 PM Dustin Earley 25 Comments

Leaked Nexus 5 log details specs and subtle UI changes

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As we sit and wait for any morsels of official Nexus 5 news to hit the wire, we’ll take anything unofficial we can get. Over the weekend, a log file from a Nexus 5 running KitKat (still being referred to Key Lime Pie internally in some places) leaked that shows us not only some interesting specs on the Nexus 5, but some subtle UI changes coming to Android 4.4 as well.

Originating on, the log file has been tossed around the web and torn down by several different sources, all coming up with essentially the same information, all confirming this is indeed the real deal. The log file confirms some rumored specs on the Nexus 5, and sheds some light others that were still questionable.

According to the log, the Nexus 5 will come with:

  • 4.97-inch full HD 1080p display (at 442 ppi)
  • 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • 2GB of RAM
  • At least one model will come with 16GB of internal storage
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • Accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, barometer and orientation sensors
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
  • Wireless charging

Nothing revealed in the log is too surprising, except maybe the camera. The Nexus 5 is supposed to be based on the LG G2, but it appears that much like the Nexus 4 and Optimus G, Google will again be using a different sensor in its Nexus variant. For those of us who have been let down by past Nexus cameras, this feels like a bad sign, but it’s far too early to know anything yet.

The subtle UI changes mentioned earlier can be found in a screenshot accompanying the log file, showing light gray, instead of blue, status bar icons. Google has long used blue for all sorts of icons and indicators, but it looks like that may be changing in Android 4.4. Previous rumors said there would be a wide variety of different system colors to choose from, and that light gray would be an option, but we’ve yet to see anything else.

So far, it looks like the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 are shaping up to be just what we expected: solid updates to already solid products. Nothing revolutionary, but exciting nonetheless. If recent rumors are right, we’re just over two weeks away now from seeing both the new Nexus, and the latest version of Android revealed. October 14 can’t come soon enough.

Via: AndroidWorld

Source: Myce

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • roland

    16gb come on Google at least 32!

    • SGB101

      Hopefully (but doubt) this is just a testing device.

      32/64/128 should be the offering 32 should be entry and 128 just to kill the myth of a need for sd.

      I’ll be happy with 64 for the next few years, 32 would always be a worry.

      And give us 32/64 with the full use for apps,they are getting ever bigger Google. EA I’m looking at you!

    • LEKO

      I have a Nexus 4 with 16Gb and It’s more than enough for me. I’m a power user, but I use a lot of cloud services. Local storage is “caching” for me.

      Can’t wait to see the retail price.

      • jbcooley

        I’ve got a Nexus 4 with 16 GB and have about 10% free. Enough space to take cache a movie offline, but not two. I’ve not felt this to be an issue so far, but I’m not comfortable running so close to the edge. My next upgrade will need more storage.

    • britney freeze

      my Aunty Leah recently got an almost new black Volvo S80 just by some parttime working online with a macbook… moved here……….

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I’m hoping for 16,32, and 64gb. Also although it’s not 13mp I really hope it has the OIS the g2 has. Nexus camera quality are usually on the sucky side.

    • SGB101

      Any thing is better than the 4.
      I took pick of my child’s 4 birthday, the shutter took that long, there was 5 candles in the photo!

      • kazahani


      • Me

        In HDR mode? My shutter is rather quick on the 4 unless its in HDR mode.

        • SGB101

          In normal mode, there would of been 7 if hdr was enabled

          Joking aside I found ‘focal’ sped things up a little.

  • kishan

    Hopefully, the cam and battery should be as good as G2. Rest of the things are fine.

  • Jeff

    Hope the battery is big enough, I can watch the % count down on my GN while browsing the web or watching youtube…

    Also, I hope that Qi wireless chargers get cheaper, as it would be convenient to have one at home on the nightstand, at work on my desk, and in the car as a magnetic mount.

    And! I hope that the OIS is retained. At the minimum, it better be a decent quality 8MP camera.

  • sean

    Thank god they’re geting rid of that nerdy un-human Tron blue. Android kind of has a reputation of not being as consumer friendly and nice as IOS and that blue was not doing it any favors.

    • Me

      Im not a fan of the white and grey to me its 2 steps backwards, hopefully it can be changed through settings.

  • Renato S.

    and I thought that the camera on the LG G2 being better was a good sign. I don’t understand, Google clearly said last year that they’d focus on the camera quality, could Google get any sensor from Sony in the 8MP area?? That’s the only hope, really.

  • Fiasko

    I still have zero problems with my Nexus 4 and it is by far my favorite phone I have ever handled. Glass back still scares the crap out of me though. Looking for the 5 to make a major advance to make me switch

    On another note, I am not really feeling those grey icons.

  • to google!

    To Google

    A list of things which need to be taken into consideration before announcing the new nexus 5:
    1. It must have a heat sink! The Nexus 4 would get hot quickly and also thermal throttling?..
    2. Better camera sensor (bigger) with ois
    3. Support for USB otg
    4. Support for more video and audio codecs such as divx,xvid and flac
    5. More storage (16/32/64 GB) + micro SD card port (if possible)
    6. The charging cable(USB) should be longer than the one given with the nexus 4(if possible).
    7. More sensors (if possible) and maybe an IR sensor as well?


  • donger

    Do want.

  • bluescreenjunky

    “a screenshot accompanying the log file, showing light gray, instead of blue, status bar icons”

    Or maybe the phone was not connected to Google services when the screenshot was taken ?

    You guys are aware that on previous versions the icons turn blue instead of grey only to indicate that your google account is correctly connected, right ?

  • Austin White

    The gray/white looks a lot like the status icons in Chrome OS.

  • Nathan D.

    Don’t don’t even have 4.3 yet, not even 4.2. Wish I had a Nexus.

    • Nathan D.

      Or at least have the dam carrier get off their ass once in awhile.

      • Vincent bond

        what carrier?

  • John

    Needs to be 32gb, 64gb would be great. Not too worried about the 8mp camera, as long as it has a great sensor, I’m good. We’ll have to wait until the 14th which can not come soon enough.

    • John

      Battery needs to be large as well. I don’t give a rats ass if it’s the thinnest phone on the planet. Make it a little thicker and put in at least a 3000mah battery!!!!!