On Friday, T-Mobile finally announced the availability of the Nexus 5 in stores. It will be available starting November 14th online. And will be in stores on November 20th. It will also be $41.99 down payment with 24-monthly payments of $17. Which totaled up equals about $450. That’s a good $100 more than you’d pay on the Google Play Store. But then again, that’s kind of expected, since you’re basically getting it on contract. Even though T-Mobile has technically gotten rid of contracts.
The Nexus 5 launched last week on the Google Play Store and earlier today on Sprint. Now next week, T-Mobile users can grab one for less than $50. That’s crazy, when you think about it. I mean you’re getting a pure Google phone for less than $50 down. Right now, T-Mobile has not stated if this pricing is for the 16GB or 32GB version, but if it is for the 32GB version, then it’s not bad at all. Only a $50 markup. Not bad compared to last year’s which was close to $200 markup. We also are not 100% on which colors T-Mobile will be offering but we do know there will at least be black available, hopefully white (or as I call it “panda”) will be available as well.
The Nexus 5 features a near 5-inch 1080p display, powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage with no microSD card slot. There’s also a 2300mAh battery inside. Not to mention it’s the only device to officially be running Android 4.4 – KitKat. T-Mobile has always been a pretty huge Google supporter, and it looks like they are continuing that trend.
The Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 – KitKat will be available next Thursday, for those that don’t want to wait on Google Play. But it won’t be in store for another week after that, unfortunately. How many of you are going to grab a Nexus 5 from T-Mobile next week?