The details about Nexus 5 specs are extremely vague and arrive from both apparent leaks and fan desires, but there is a consensus about some features of the next phone. The screen size and overall form factor is one of the most clear factors among the majority of fans wanting a new Nexus 5 from either LG or Motorola.
We have already seen a number of fan-made concepts for Nexus 5 and specs desired here almost always state a 5-inch plus display. This would make sense considering the Nexus 4 was sized at 4.7-inches, although that is not far away from the 5-inch mark.
Bigger screen equals Nexus 5 – in a nutshell, one way to look at the potential screen size for a Nexus 5 is that it will almost certainly be 5-inches but how far do the fans want the display to enter this size range? The majority wouldn’t want to see the next phone go as far as before, so that means not a 5.7-inch.
One commenter said, “Give us a fast Snapdragon 800 with a 5.2-inch screen”. These sorts of statements have met mixed reactions with some people feeling, “5.2-inch is too big” and others understanding that a lot of phones/phablets launch around this size now. “Wow, 5.2-inch phone that is, oh wait it’s not big. If you want a tiny phone go iPhone at 4-inches”.
We can understand why some people would want something smaller considering a phone-like size is normally seen as 4-inches, or at least within that size bracket. This is why even some potential Nexus 5 buyers want the specs to include a display still in the 4 to 5-inch range.
From what we have seen on Facebook, Google Plus and in a number of forums the majority want something in the range of a 5.2-inch display for Nexus 5. This will also fit very nicely with its name, if that did end up being the name after all and not Nexus 4 2.
2nd generation Google Nexus 4 — the brand behind the upcoming smartphone might have a lot to do with the name, although it is very possible to see the naming carry on like we saw with Nexus 7 2 or 2nd generation.
There are a lot of people that feel we could see a Nexus 5 name skipped and a few leaked specs point to the Nexus 4 2 name along with a release date late October or early November. Again you should take this with a pinch of salt until some sort of confirmation lands from Google.
Would you rather see a Nexus 5 or 2nd generation Nexus 4? Or do you feel that the naming has nothing to do with it and the next phone will be around 5.2-inches no matter what?
One Nexus 5 concept reveals how much bigger the phone could be when put side-by-side with an Apple iPhone 5. This reveals the difference between a 4-inch phone and 5-inches.
It is also worth noting that a number of shoppers are picking up the current generation right now thanks to some price cuts. This means a number of budget buyers are skipping the Nexus 5 without knowing its specs, which lands them a really cheap Nexus 4 instead.
One of the most recent Nexus 5 concept phone leaks can be seen in the video below this article, so take a look and let us know what you think about that design and your ideal screen size.