Google’s Nexus 5 torn down in high-quality leaked photos

by: Andrew GrushOctober 31, 2013

Nexus 5 press image

Although we can’t yet say with 100% certainty, there are plenty of rumors and speculation pointing that today will in fact be the day that Google officially unveils the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat and perhaps a few other surprises. The wait has a been a long one filled with plenty of leaks – and we aren’t done yet. It seems that some new screenshots have now surfaced giving us an inside look at the Nexus 5, literally.

From the battery to the mainboard, the camera and the sides, this seems to be the first full Nexus 5 tear-down to hit the web. Considering we seem to already know just about everything in terms of the Nexus 5’s specs, the tear-down doesn’t really reveal anything new, but the pics are still pretty cool and worth a quick look.

For those that need a reminder, the Nexus 5 is rumored to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 4.96-inch full HD display, 16/32GB storage, a 2,300 mAh battery, 8MP camera with OIS, LTE, NFC and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

With further ado, let’s jump in and take a look at the leaked tear down photos:


View of the Nexus 5’s 4.95-inch display.


View showing battery and other components for the Nexus 5.


Close-up view of the Nexus 5 camera.

While a few photos of the Nexus 5 internals isn’t nearly as exciting as an actual announcement, at least it should tide us over a bit longer while we wait to see what the day brings. Here’s to hoping the wait isn’t much longer!

  • Vardan Nazaretyan

  • Dee Lee

    Quit giving us the leaks just give us the Nexus 5 already. Halloween already here so give us the KitKat and Nexus 5 for our Treat or this just another TRICKS on us again.

  • D’Ander McSullivan

    We have even top quality photos of a disassembled Nexus 5 showing its freaking guts but it hasn’t been released yet??!!! Now I’m really mad, this has gone too far!

  • adam evans

    It may as well be official by now. The only thing left to know is sale date.

    Probably why their is no big event yet!

    • Antony

      Not to forget the most important – the prize!

      • ikeeDx

        You mean price?

  • pjamies

    What is the battery used?

    • Ivan Myring

      Its 2300mAh in capacity. 3.8v made by LG Chem

  • Johann Lee

    There is no purpose in having a Nexus brand, if all it is, is a plain jane, hardware reduced version of a current phone. N5 looks good, but if the LG G2 Google edition were offered, it’s a better phone hardware wise than the N5.

    • sharkattacktime

      You obviously don’t get the point behind the Nexus line. It is for people who want vanilla experience and a no contract phone. The price point is hundreds less than others to buy a phone outright. A Google edition G2 would most certainly be $550-$700. I.E. Google edition S4 and HTC One.

      Also, the N5 has the same CPU and GPU as the LG G2 without running a UI skin thats bloated and full of mostly useless and irrelevant features. So it is going to run faster and smoother. Your statement that the G2>N5 hardware wise is wrong, at least as far as the components that matter.

  • Victor_Creed

    2300mAh? I’ll pass.

    • justin

      This has been known for a month now. Where have you been?

  • Doobersky

    ALL stock wallpapers yet?