Last week we reported a leaked document that showed the availability of the Nexus 5 on T-Mobile starting this November 20. The device will definitely become available on this date at retail stores and select dealers however those who will avail of the device through T-mobile.com will be able to get it 6 days earlier, which is November 14.
T-mobile will only be offering the 16GB model which will disappoint customers who want to own the 32 GB model. The Nexus 5 costs $349.99 if bought directly from the google Play Store however customers won’t have to shell out that amount if bought under the network. An upfront payment of $41.99 is required then $17 per month over 24 months. Over a two year period this totals to $450 which is $100 higher than the $350 price of the device Google has set.
A lot of consumers are asking why T-Mobile is charging $100 more for the device compared to Google. The carrier explained that LG charges them $450 for each device. Unless T-Mobile wants to lose a lot of money then then it has to sell the device at the set price. It is Google then that is offering a $100 discount on each device.
The press release made by the carrier at their website states that
“T-Mobile makes it easy and affordable to get the hottest Android smartphone in time for the holidays with an upfront cost of only $41.99 down and 24 equal monthly device payments of $17 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. T-Mobile offers Nexus 5 customers an unprecedented wireless experience by freeing them from annual service contracts, overage worries, ridiculous upgrade restrictions and complicated plans while on a speedy nationwide 4G LTE network. Consumers can sign up for more information on Nexus 5 at https://explore.t-mobile.com/google-nexus-5.”
Nexus 5 Technical Specifications
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2.26GHz Quad-Core Krait CPU
- Operating System: Android 4.4, KitKat
- Display: 5-inch (actual 4.95-inch) Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Network: CDMA/1xRTT/EVDO, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+, LTE
- Storage: 32GB / 16GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: Rear 8.0MP with OIS / Front 1.3MP HD
- Battery: 2,300mAh Li-Polymer (embedded)
- Size: 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59mm
- Weight: 130g
- Others: Wireless charging, NFC
The Nexus 5 is created by LG and is one of the best Android smartphones in the market today. Google describes it as “the slimmest, fastest Nexus phone yet“.