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Nexus 5  (Source: 9to5Google)

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Product page was quickly pulled down

A lot of Android fans have been excitedly counting the days until Google launches the Nexus 5 smartphone. We've seen details about the device leak in the past including a service manual. When the service manual leaked, it brought with it some details of hardware specifications for the big-screen smartphone.

The specifications included the fact that the 32 GB and a 16 GB version will be available, along with a screen that measures 4.95-inches a Snapdragon 800 processor operating at 2.3 GHz paired with 2 GB of RAM. The manual also indicated an eight-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera.

Today another leak has occurred and this time the leak was via Google Play. The listing for the 16 GB Nexus 5 reportedly turned up and was only there for a few moments before being pulled down. While the page was up, it showed that the 16 GB model will start at $349.
If the product page is ready to go the official launch has to be imminent.

Source: 9to5Google

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Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By tayb on 10/18/2013 12:10:28 PM , Rating: 3
T-Mobile has a no-contract $30/month "plan" that comes with 5GB LTE, unlimited texting, and 100 minutes. For an extra $3/month you can get unlimited Skype calling or you can use Google Voice and TalkATone.

$350 for the phone and $33/month for basically unlimited everything is a pretty badass deal. Hopefully a lot of people pick this up and start putting pressure on the big carriers.

I know I'm going to certainly buy one and go with T-Mobile if it is possible.

By Jeffk464 on 10/18/2013 12:55:04 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, I'm going to get that plan, if they make this phone available for it I'm going to be pretty tempted. I was just looking at a nokia 521 or maybe galaxy light.

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/18/2013 1:19:47 PM , Rating: 1
5GB LTE, unlimited texting, and 100 minutes. For an extra $3/month you can get unlimited Skype calling or you can use Google Voice and TalkATone.

$350 for the phone and $33/month for basically unlimited everything

Basically everything unlimited? Lol

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By Jeffk464 on 10/18/2013 3:42:06 PM , Rating: 2
Skype is also always free on your home wifi network.

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By zhivaji on 10/18/2013 1:22:03 PM , Rating: 2
Great deal, iff you have good coverage in your area.. Thats a big if for me ..

By Jeffk464 on 10/18/2013 3:40:19 PM , Rating: 2
I checked I have good T-mobile LTE where I'm at.

By MadMan007 on 10/19/2013 10:21:31 AM , Rating: 2
AT&T has some nice prepaid plans ('GoPhone') that aren't terribly expensive now too and has better coverage than T-Mobile.

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By jjmcubed on 10/18/2013 9:01:13 PM , Rating: 2
Lowest plan I'm seeing is $50 for unlimited talk, text, with 500mb data. That is on the bring your own phone section of the website. Where are you seeing this deal?

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By tayb on 10/19/2013 11:12:15 AM , Rating: 2

About halfway down the page. It's actually unlimited data but they start throttling you after 5GB. It doesn't say whether they throttle you to 2G or 3G speeds.

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/19/2013 11:45:14 AM , Rating: 2
This plan is only available for devices purchased from Wal-Mart or devices activated on

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By tayb on 10/20/2013 2:06:32 PM , Rating: 2
The Nexus 4 and the iPhone work with this plan so I don't see any reason why the Nexus 5 wouldn't.

RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By hughlle on 10/19/13, Rating: 0
RE: Use it with the T-Mobile $30 plan
By tayb on 10/19/2013 11:18:04 AM , Rating: 2
Works out a lot more expensive than my htc one over 2 years.

No, it absolutely does not.

$350 up front + $33/month = $1142 over a 24 month period.

To match that price your contract would need to be no more than $40/month. For unlimited texting, unlimited calling, and 5GB LTE there is absolutely no way you are paying anywhere near $40.

You're getting hosed.

By overlandpark4me on 10/25/2013 12:58:59 PM , Rating: 2
I have that plan and while I only get 100 voice minutes I skirt past with a Google Voice app that generally works well. I talk with my son the most, and we "voice" on the Android Mumble app, which also works well. My Nexus 4 is technically not a 4G phone, but the HSPA+ network it runs in in my area is faster.

By retrospooty on 10/18/2013 10:20:26 AM , Rating: 2
I was hoping they didnt go all "Moto X" and price it too high. For $350 no contract (and we can assume $400 for 32GB version) this is the best priced fairly high end phone on the market. Price factored in, it beats the stink out of the GS4, iPhone5s and other $650+ phones. If I were not on a company paid account I would buy it immediately. With that said, there are better phones that cost double, so I will stick with my free LG G2, but there is nothing in the ballpark of the Nexus 5.

Nice Job Google!

RE: Sweet.
By retrospooty on 10/18/2013 10:26:19 AM , Rating: 4
On a separate note... What in the hell do most Linux / Android core developers have against primary colors? Good god, the background colors on every Nexus and Linux dist I have ever looked at are wretched, with the possible exception of the Nexus7 2013, at least its yellow and blue. Not the best looking background but at least its not muddy orangebrownbeigeyuck like the others.

RE: Sweet.
By Argon18 on 10/18/13, Rating: -1
RE: Sweet.
By retrospooty on 10/18/2013 1:27:57 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, ya I guess a few are ok, but in never ceases to amaze me how, out of the entire spectrum of color, they almost always choose an orangey shade of puke. The Nexus 10 default wallpaper is one of the worst.


RE: Sweet.
By Spuke on 10/18/2013 2:03:57 PM , Rating: 2
$350 for a no-contract phone with these features? I want a LG G2, and I may still get one now that they're $100, but this is SERIOUSLY tempting.

RE: Sweet.
By corduroygt on 10/18/13, Rating: -1
RE: Sweet.
By retrospooty on 10/18/2013 5:23:37 PM , Rating: 2
That's a bit narrow. So every phone in the world not on Verizon is no good?

- Verizon is overall the best in the USA as a whole, but it still depends on where you live. There are plenty areas where other carriers are just as good and some where they are even better.
- Verizon also sucks to have as a carrier if you travel internationally.
- Not everyone uses enough mobile data to matter. I have Verizon, but really hardly use mobile data at all anymore. Many people are usually at home, or at work when using their phone and when they are out, they are usually doing "out" type activities.
- This supports LTE and may come to Verizon anyhow. They had a Nexus before and lately they have been getting a better mix of phones.

RE: Sweet.
By ummduh on 10/21/2013 1:31:53 AM , Rating: 1
Eh, disagree.

Im fed up with Verizon where I live, and can't wait to get out from under the contract. It used to be that you paid a premium and you got premium service, but that isn't the case anymore; at least not in the area I am in.

We went months with LTE service in the SUB-200Kbps range, unable to even get Google Maps to load, which I use all the time for work. All VZW had to say was that as long as voice is working that's all they care about. They sent a guy to "drive by" our house and check it out. you can guess how that went.

LTE speeds after 3-4 months finally started being usable again, but we're still only in the 1Mbps range, in LTE.

We're still having issues with MMS/SMS not sending and having to retry multiple times.

By DukeN on 10/18/2013 10:47:23 AM , Rating: 1
Yes I know there are other apps out there, but if they could just make the camera app bearable for stock AOSP...

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