Posted 11/01/2013 at 2:56 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Google has launched the Nexus 5 phone on Halloween. It comes unlocked and with Android’s KitKat technology built in. The idea of being an unlocked phone makes it fit for almost every carrier. Almost meaning except Verizon.
The Nexus 4 didn’t have LTE network support; the Nexus 5 does. That’s a good thing.
You can find the Nexus 5 in the Google Play store, at about $349 dollars for 16GBs and $399 dollars for 32GBs, as well as through Amazon, RadioShack and Best Buy.
If you think the price is high, then maybe you should keep in mind that it costs $649 dollars for an unlocked 16GB iPhone 5S. You may be thinking that a 16 GB iPhone 5S costs only $199 dollars, though keep in mind that that is a subsidized price.
Google have thought this Nexus 5 launch out well, knowing it faces staunch competition, with its unlocked out-of-the-box idea. The ability as unlocked Nexus 5 owners to switch carriers whenever they want, is giving consumers the flexibility they haven’t seen from the wireless industry since it began.
So why doesn’t Google sell the Nexus 5 at a subsidized price? The answer is that they will, starting November 8th 2013, a 16GB model will sell with a subsidized price tag for $149 dollars. The deal includes a $50 dollar mail-in rebate.