What matters to me is
- best camera to avoid also bringing standalone compact camera
- pure Android for no software modifications by vendor for timely updates, lowest risk of less than optimal software and no bloatware.
- best legibility of display in sunlight
- replaceable sdcard for when no means to offload
- replaceable battery for when no outlet or worn down battery
- significantly lower price than that of Apple and Samsung premium devices
I'll wait for review of the upcoming Moto's, LG Nexus and Huawei Nexus before buying.
These sound like nice phones.
But with the shift away from Motorola and back to LG (as well as to Huawei) will mean a move back to Qualcomm's sucky Fluence noise cancellation. Fluence is not good on the Nexus 4 and was even worse on the Nexus 5 (cutting off the beginning of what you say).
Motorola has really good noise cancellation, both the chip that drives it and it uses four microphones. The other good noise cancellation solution is the Audience chip, which only Samsung seems to use these days (it was in the Nexus One and later in the iPhone 4, but that seems to be the high point of noise cancellation for Nexus devices and iPhones).
Too bad, I was looking forward to a smaller device than the Nexus 6 and other improvements, but it's not worth it if I'm going to be stuck with Fluence noise cancellation.
AnonD-279118, 12 Aug 2015Front facing speakers Ermm kinda looks like a an HTC built nexus from LG!HTC may be popular but they are not the only phone company that designs phones with front-facing speakers. As if HTC owns front-faced speakers or has a patent of some sort
Ivantsi, 12 Aug 2015Benchmarks are up already, 49k in antutu, is under all the current flagships, which was expect... moreWhat I think about benchmarks is that they just give a rough idea about the level of performance to be expected from a device. I may be wrong though.
A man made review sounds more trustable.
anonymous, 12 Aug 2015i heard both devices would come with an sd 820 justa rumour thoughif this comes out late december, otherwise i'm betting on a S620
I don't think they will come with 820 as that has not even been confirmed properly and Qualcomm is saying the SoC is only going to be available in the first half of 2016.
Hopefully the 5.2 version won't weigh a ton; I'm chagrined by the propensity of manufacturers to produce portly devices.
Spec leaks?? Are these people copying and pasting the same info week after week? Redundant information again and again.
My new lg g2 was stolen and im waiting for a good phone with similar specs and size from then. This lg nexus looks almost perfect!
It should be possible Lg nexus comes with sd808 & Huawei nexus comes with Helio x20
PaxDroid, 12 Aug 2015People like you always complain, nothing can make you happy!! :-/I guess people like you eats everything. It could be good be it classic with button on front and sides and nicely designed smartphone, not a shovel. There is no need for 3 Nexus shovels in a one year.
AnonD-427767, 12 Aug 2015I am waiting for the Huawei made Nexus too. It will be mine first Nexus (Probably not the last... moreBenchmarks are up already, 49k in antutu, is under all the current flagships, which was expected since they underclock it to try to keep the temps low, still no review has done back to back benchmarks to see if it throttles speed under heavy use.
All I care is the part mentioned,LG with front facing speakers, I've been dreaming about that for years specially when combined with the 5.2" 1080p just perfect, but still hope LG uses the exact recipe on a LG branded phone cause LG still has the best skin on android and nexus pure android means crap!
Nexus 5 is quite disappointment. Too fat, too big, sensor at the back... Everything worst could have been imagined, they made it...
147x73 that's a size that fits those who prefer oversized shovels. And nearly 1 cm thick! In 2016! 7-7,6 mm flat would be reasonable, but nearly 1cm... What are they smokes in LG?
Noel, 12 Aug 2015Both devices should have the QSD820 as the chip of choice. I will also love to see a MASSIVE B... moreYes, I agree. I'm chomping at the bit for that Huawei device. If the LG Nexus has a 3,500 mAh battery, plus a camera on the level of the G4, I'd consider that one too, since I have smaller hands.
Tondern, 12 Aug 2015I'm more in love with this Huawei Nexus every time I hear a new leak. It sounds like the no-co... moreI agree with everything you said. Even so, if it did have the SD 810, the front speakers and Android M might sway me, as long as it had a 4,000 mAh + battery in it. If it really does have the 820 in it, it will surely be mine.