In recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of Google Nexus 5 rumours circulating and a bunch of supposed leaks, from the manual coming out to the phone itself being shown off in a bar. We have rough ideas on what it’ll look like, the specs we’ll be getting and the version of Android it will run and now we’ve got a peek at the price.
Nexus devices have this magical ability to deliver higher end specs in a really affordable package and according to this leak the Nexus 5 won’t break that cycle. For some context, last year’s Nexus 4 was priced at £239 for the 8GB and £279 for the 16GB.
The Nexus 5 is tipped to be priced at $299 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32GB going off of the exchange rate that works out as £186 and £246 respectively. That said, here in the UK we always end up paying more for things, thanks to VAT and import tax. Once you add all that in, it looks like we’d actually be paying a similar price to the Nexus 4.
Thats not to say the price is bad. In fact I think keeping the Nexus 4 price would be a good idea; it’s not too expensive and it keeps a routine that consumers can expect much like when a new Iphone comes out. One thing that is odd about the new Google phone though, is that it appears that the 32GB model will have a bigger battery, 3000 mAh for the 32GB and 2300 mAh for the 16GB.
KitGuru Says: The Nexus 5 isn’t mainstream enough in my opinion. It’s cheaper than better known phones but matches on performance. I like this move away from 8GB models too – lets face it, for a modern day user 8GB is nothing. Are you guys looking forward to the new Nexus 5?