Back in November, last year, Google was informing Nexus 5 owners who were looking to to replace their units with a new one that LG won’t produce them anymore. At the time, we thought that this was caused by the release of the newest Nexus 6, as it’s something that Google usually does. However, now it seems that the company is listing the Nexus 5 again on the Play Store for customers in the US.
So, if you live in the US, here are the links for the 16GB version and the 32GB one. As you can see, they have retained the previous price, being available for order for $349 and $399 respectively. At the moment, black is the only color listed in Google Play. However, it remains to be seen for how long it will stay in-stock, but if you order now, it will ship in 1-2 business days.
The device does seem a little too expensive if we take a look around and see what you can get for that money. Let’s have a quick look at its main specs, to remind you of what you’re gonna get for that money:
- 4.95″ 1920 x 1080 display (445 ppi) Full HD IPS with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 8.59mm thin, 130g weight
- 1.3 MP front facing camera, 8 MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
- 2GB RAM
- 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, microUSB, Wireless Charging built-in
- 2,300 mAh non-removable battery
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
If you ask me, a good sales incentive would’ve been the inclusion of Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. Also, there’s a big chance that this re-listing is to get rid of some stock, but we can’t be sure of that. Either way, my personal take is that educated consumers won’t pay $400 for a device that features already old specs for the quickly evolving world of mobiles.