With the newer, prettier, more powerful Nexus 5X still sold for $200 on Project Fi, and recently discounted to as little as $230 in international unlocked form, retailers hanging on to inventory leftovers of the OG Nexus 5 have only two possible plays.
They can flat-out give up on the 2013-released 5-incher, or practically give it away at ridiculously low prices of $140 or so. That latter figure is almost impossible to turn down, with vanilla Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodies in the mix, LTE support for AT&T, T-Mobile and even Sprint, 32GB internal storage space, and a respectably sharp Full HD display.
The big catch? It’s pre-owned units you’re looking at here, though Daily Steals lists them as “Google certified refurbished”, which means they’re guaranteed to work as if they were brand new, and lack any sort of cosmetic imperfections.
There’s no mention of a warranty, and that’s a little concerning, but typically, you get 90 days or so to report functional issues and receive your money back. Shipping is of course free nationwide, and the 140 bucks net you black variants with D820 model numbers for the next 48 hours.
Compared to, say, the $170 and up third-gen Moto G, the original LG-made Nexus 5 remains superior in screen resolution, RAM, and ROM, looking like no slouch in the processing power department either, thanks to a once almighty Snapdragon 800 SoC. And no, the cameras and battery life aren’t great, but there’s only so much you can expect to receive from a $140 handheld.
Source: Daily Steals