AH Telus Nexus 5 On Sale

Nexus 5 Available in Canada from TELUS For $99 On Contract…or $500 Outright

November 8, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Now that the Nexus 5 has had its day in the sun on Google Play, it’s time for it to launch elsewhere, too. The Nexus 5 is available on Sprint today and it’s coming to Canada too, available from TELUS today. Pricing with this one is a little strange though, as it’s going for just $99 on a two-year contract or, $500 outright. Which makes absolutely no sense considering the Play Store is selling the very same model for just $349. We’ve seen this sort of thing before though and, we have no doubt that we’ll see it again in the future.

For those up north that are looking to get the Nexus 5, you can take a look at the specs below:

  • 4.95-inch True HD Plus 1920 x 1080 IPS Display (445 ppi)
  • Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 for Protection
  • Qualcomm Snadragon 800 at 2.3 Ghz (MSM8974)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • A choice of 16 or 32GB of Storage with no expandability
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSDPA 900/2100 with DC-HSDPA for up to 42 mbps down
  • 4G LTE Support, Cat 3 With 150 mbps down and 50 mbps UP
  • WiFi a/b/g/ac (both 2.4 Ghz and 5.0 Ghz), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • SlimPort MicroUSB Connector, 3.5mm Headphone Out, Dual Microphones
  • Ceramic Power and Volume Buttons
  • 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59mm
  • 130g

Of course, the Nexus 5 is more about its specs, it’s shipping with the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat and actually feels rather nice in the hand. With a minimal design, it’s not going to stand out like other devices but, that’s sort of the point. The design is supposed to mostly get out of the way and let the software do all the talking. Which is exactly what the Nexus 5 does, get out of the way. It’s a great device for those looking for stock Android without breaking the bank but, obviously don’t buy it from TELUS outright. For those worrying about the camera, you can see how it compares to last year’s Nexus 4 and battery results will be included in our full review coming shortly!