Google Launches Nexus 5 On Play Store

Google Nexus 5

After weeks of leaks, Google has formally launched the long-awaited Nexus 5 on the Play Store. The phone is currently available for immediate purchase with shipping for $349.99 if buying the 16GB version and $399.99 for the 32GB version. The phone features support for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint LTE networks, however the phone will not be launched in a Verizon-compatible version.

Google Nexus 5 Press

As previously reported, the phone features the following specifications:

  • 4.95-inch 1080p display
  • 16GB/32 GB internal storage depending on model
  • 2GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 800 at 2.3GHz
  • 8MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, 1.3MP front camera
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure
  • Micro SIM slot
  • Notification light
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC
  • LTE

The phone will launch via Sprint and T-Mobile locations for $149.99 under their respective service agreements, while the phone will also be available unlocked outside of the Play Store via Amazon. Best Buy and Radio Shack.

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3 responses to “Google Launches Nexus 5 On Play Store”

  1. Matt

    The battery size is disappointing.

  2. bigloser99

    You were not a fan of the Nexus 4, judging by the specs, what do you think.

  3. Christopher Price

    I, for one, like the Nexus 5 but I dislike 5-inch phones due to the palm interference with use.

    My biggest complaint is that Google hasn’t submitted N5 to Verizon for certification on their CDMA network and Band 4 LTE networks – it could use them and Verizon has said they would accept it via their open device certification.

    Really, I was hoping that the Nexus 4 would have gotten a second-generation and continued alongside Nexus 5 but with N5’s improvements.