Google's Nexus smartphones are a beacon for what Android in its purest form should be, and the Nexus 5 was perhaps one of the best in Google's lineup of offerings. It was certainly one of the most popular. If you aren't too fond of this year's Nexus 5X and prefer the original nexus 5, the good news is that since it's an older device you can find it at some pretty good deals. Right now you can pick up the 16GB black model, factory unlocked, and brand-new for just $174.99. Compared to other devices in that price range, this is a steal.
The Nexus 5 was manufactured by LG and sports a 4.95-inch HD IPS+ display, 16GB of internal storage space, and it came boxed running Android 4.4KitKat, although now it should have the latest version of Android available to it, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It also carries 2GB of RAM and an 8MP rear-facing camera as well as a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and it's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU with the Adreno 330 GPU for the graphics processing. It's also packed with a non-removable 2300mAh battery and supports Qi wireless charging, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11ac. This is an unlocked 4G LTE smartphone so it will work on any GSM carrier here in the U.S..