google-nexus-5-red-003The recently announced Google Nexus 6 smartphone is a beautiful phone. It looks good and the specs are pretty amazing. Unfortunately the phone is not following in the footsteps of other Nexus handsets and is priced above $600, which is the asking price for flagship devices from other OEMs.

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This also means that it puts the phone out of range for some customers. Well the good news is that you could always turn to the Nexus 5 The Nexus 5 briefly disappeared from the Google Play Store, although it was not clear as to why. There were some a little worried about its disappearance but the good news is that it is back.

The handset is a more affordable alternative to the Nexus 6. Granted it does not pack the same powerhouse specs as the Nexus 6 like its QHD display or that Snapdragon 805 processor, but it’s still a pretty decent phone for its price. The handset is now back on the Google Play Store and is available in all three colors with an estimated shipping time of 1-2 days.

It is available in both 16GB or 32GB options, with the latter priced a bit more than the 16GB model, but ultimately still cheaper than the Nexus 6. If you’re still on the fence about spending that much money on a Nexus 6, check out our review of the Nexus 5 to see if it will be able to meet your needs.

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4.95"
  • 1920x1080
  • IPS
  • 445 PPI
8 MP
  • f/ Aperture
  • OIS
2300 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
2GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 800
  • None
Price
~$195 - Amazon
Weight
130 g
Launched in
2013-10-31
Storage (GB)
  • 16
  • 32
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