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Last Edited by cricket702 October 31, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Google has been trolling us for days now on there Google + page releasing all types of cryptic clues pertaining to Android 4.4 and the new Nexus 5. Well, You can now see the Nexus 5 link in the Google Play devices store. Price will start at $349 for the "base" model (which seems like it will be 16GB).

Description reads:
"Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways. Starting at $349."


Official Nexus 5 site:
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Google Playstore (Check links below for current estimated delivery dates) - (Ships in 3-4 weeks) - $349.00 - (Ships in 2-3 weeks) - $399.00 - (Ships in 3-4 weeks) - $349.00 - (Ships in 2-3 weeks) - $399.00

BestBuy and Other Stores
Coming soon to Sprint(Nov 9), TMobile(Nov 20), and Best Buy for the ripoff price of $449.00 16GB Nexus 5

BestBuy might price-match Google's Play Store depending on the manager.

Sprint version sold at BestBuy does NOT come with a sim card tool. I used a typical round toothpick to eject the sim card and it worked. There is a Sprint sim card already installed in the Sprint version but thankfully there is NO Sprint logo on the back of the Nexus 5!

Amazon - (16GB - In Stock) - (Off-contract) $449.99 << looks like nobody told amazon about the "lower price" if enough ppl submit maybe things change

WILL WORK WITH AT&T, T-MOBILE, SPRINT. See bottom of wiki for more network and Sprint SIM card details

NOKIA wirless Qi charger, work great with Nexus 5

Qi Charger
Black -
White -
Pricey at $69, but this TYLT Qi charger [] is the best.
Makes the Nexus 5 usable while charging.
Even better for the Nexus 7 tablet... Watch a movie while charging.

Refusal of delivery instructions/info:
Quote from Google Play Support :
If your package is returned due to refusal of delivery, your order will be cancelled and refunded within 14 business days of the package arriving back at our processing center.

If you receive the package in spite of the delivery refusal note on your door, don't worry. You can still refuse delivery of unopened packages within 5 days of delivery. To do so, contact UPS directly to schedule a pickup of your package. Make sure to let UPS know that the pickup is specifically because you're refusing delivery.

IMPORTANT: Don't open the package. UPS will not allow refusal of delivery for opened packages.
Photo and Video Samples
Nexus 5 camera vs Nexus 4, HTC One, iPhone 5S, Lumia 1020, Galaxy S4, Note 3 and Xperia Z1

Suggested Carriers Droidlife just came up with a BEST PREPAID article

Quote :
For you that many be different, which is why that $30 T-Mo plan is so damn interesting. If I were just getting into prepaid, I’d most definitely give that T-Mobile plan a shot for a month to see how coverage was in my most often visited areas. If it doesn’t keep you satisfied, start looking at Straight Talk.
Another option: 4 lines for $100 (unlimited talk/text/data) on MetroPCS

LG Nexus 5 Review - gdgt []- Many review score 8-9 out of 10.
Youtube Review by Androidizen
The Verge Review of Nexus 5 []
Gizmo Review of Nexus 5 []
Engadget Review of Nexus 5 []
Nexus 5 Better than iPhone 5s []

Old Style SMS app for Hangout haters []

Another decent stand-alone SMS app (Textra)

Google announcement:

Nexus 5 cases:

$1 to $5 (from China)

$5 to $10(Faster US Shipping)

$10 to $15(Faster US Shipping)

Car mount - has 5% rebate on online purchase Oct thru Dec.

Have a fitbit? Use modded fitbit app to enable sync:

This wiki board is for FACTS not your opinions...... please refrain from using this board to post your opinions...

Technical Specifications
Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®)
4.95" 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)-Full HD IPS-Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
1.3MP front facing
8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)
2,300 mAH
Talk time up to 17 hours*
Standby time up to 300 hours*
Internet time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE*
Wireless Charging built-in
Audio Output
Built-in speaker
3.5mm stereo audio connector
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.3GHz Quad Core
Adreno 330, 450MHz
Wireless LAN
Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Note: NO-TMobile Wifi Calling, YES-VoIP Calling)
NFC (Android Beam)
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
16 or 32 GB ROM internal storage (actual capacity will be less)
Ports-Micro USB-SlimPort™ enabled-3.5mm stereo audio jack-Dual microphones-Ceramic power and volume buttons
Sensors-Accelerometer-GPS-Compass-Proximity/Ambient Light-Gyroscope-Pressure-Hall Effect
Cell Network
2G/3G/4G LTE
GSM 2G(AT&T, TM, World): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA 2G/3G(Sprint): 800 / 1900 Mhz -- Band Class: 0/1/10 --
WCDMA 3G/4G(AT&T, TM, World): 800 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz -- Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19 --HSPA+,AWS,UMTS
LTE 4G(AT&T, TM, Sprint, World): 700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 Mhz --Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41 --
Supported Service
Unlocked: Use with any provider that offers service on Nexus 5 supported networks
Carriers: T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T
We know for sure the Google Play Nexus 5 will work with at least “4G” on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, AIO, Lyca, PTel and more GSM MVNO. We also know it will work on Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T LTE

For Sprint Users --> Contact International Chat to order a micro sim card. Link below.

KitKat white papers

Five Settings That Increases Battery Life On Android 4.4 Kitkat []

Tested In-Depth: Google Nexus 5 Review - related to the battery tune tips on 29:00 for the WiFi service tweak - my Nexus coming from 6:30 am to 5:30pm drain from 100% to around 55%; after the tweaks, it is at 80% at 6:00pm. I had the Nexus since November 5th. This is on T-mobile Prepaid.


Prepaid Service:
There are 40+ prepaid resellers. They all use one of the big 4 as the underlying network, so the service quality is comparable. Try []for carrier list, plans and phones. I prefer this site because it groups providers by network.

Other GSM cheap and slower phones with no contracts
$279 Unlocked Blu Life One-- 720p,1.2Ghz A7 Quad Core, 1GB Ram 16GB Rom 32GB SDcard, ATT 4G/TM 3G/2G (at eBay, Target, Newegg, Amazon, Negri)
$210 Unlock Blu Life Play---- 720p,1.2Ghz A7 Quad Core, 1GB Ram 4GB Rom 32GB SDcard, ATT 4G/TM 3G/2G (at eBay,Target, Newegg, Amazon, Negri)
$70 TMobile Nokia 521------ 480p,1.0Ghz S3 Dual Core, 512MB Ram 8GB Rom 32GB SDcard TM 4G (at HSN, TigerDirect, Frys)
$80 AT&T Nokia 520-------- 480p,1.0Ghz S3 Dual Core, 512MB Ram 8GB Rom 32GB SDcard, ATT 4G (at eBay, RadioShack)


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Google's Playstore has just leaked the price of its new Nexus 5 smartphone.

The 16GB model costs $349, and there will probably be a 32GB variant as well.

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They should have $299 starting price. I am sure these will still sell well.
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In for one!

It should beat Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
Last edited by GIRay October 17, 2013 at 07:39 PM
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$349 + 9% CA tax + shipping = ~$400
Still a deal, I believe.
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interesting ....its about time they released the price info .
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what size screen?
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in for 1
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and this is a "slick deal" how?
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throwing the dogs a bone...
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The Nexus 4 was complete garbage, no battery life and low performance. Doubt this is much better.
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Verizon please
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in 4 2
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Quote from green_key View Post :
what size screen?
Can you please point me to a better off contract deal? Thanks
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