Google’s best Nexus phone value returns to the Play Store
The days of the Nexus 5 are rapidly drawing to a end. Back in December, we heard that production of the 2013 Nexus flagship had wrapped up, and that once existing stocks of the Android smartphone sold out, that would be all she wrote. Google insisted that it would keep selling the handset for as long as it could, specifically mentioning sales continuing into Q1 2015, but it made no assurances beyond that point. Problem was, even though the listing was still active, Google hasn’t been selling the phone for a while now. This week, your chance to buy the Nexus 5 returns (though for who knows how long), with both 16GB and 32GB options available.
Pricing’s same as it ever was, getting you the 16GB model for about $350 or the 32GB for nearly $400 – and too bad if you were hoping for an array of color options, because all Google’s got at the moment is the phone in black.
Granted, the Nexus 6 offers a larger form factor, higher-end hardware, and greater storage capacity – but with a starting price that’s more than 185 percent of what the most affordable Nexus 5 option goes for, it also represents a far larger dent in your wallet.
The good news is that even if the Nexus 5 is getting on in the years, it’s still spry enough to handle most all use cases you can throw at it, and being a Nexus phone, you shouldn’t sweat the updates too badly – even the Nexus 4 is still actively supported by Google. It won’t be long before Play Store Nexus 5 sales are gone for good, so if you’re interested in snagging the best Nexus value while you still can, head over to the Play Store ASAP.