Yes, guys, Google has finally announced the Nexus 5 after months of rumors and speculations, and, just like it happened last year, the Play Store stocks were not enough to supply the high demand. Within hours of the official Play Store launch the shipping dates increased from five days to 3-5 weeks, but if you didn’t already order the handset from Google’s online store you might be glad to hear that Best Buy is also selling the Nexus 5.
The popular retailer is selling the Nexus 5 for $149.99 if you agree to sing a two-year contract with spring, but if you want the unlocked variant you will have to pay not less than $449.99 for the 16 GB model, which is $100 more expensive than the Google Play counterpart. The good news is that the Nexus 5 selling thorugh Best Buy has the same “D820” model number as the Play Store variant, which means that it will be the first in line to receive the latest firmware updates.
As expected, Best Buy is charging more for the Nexus 5 than Google itself, but considering that if you order the device from Play Store you would also have to pay $15 in shipping fee, it means that it’s actually only $85 cheaper than Best Buy’s offer. How can that turn into an advantage for the final buyer? Well, instead of waiting between three to five weeks, you can pay $85 and get the smartphone right away from Best Buy. If you were planning to sing a deal with Sprint anyway, you might event save $200 after purchasing the Nexus 5 from best buy.
You might also want to hear that Best Buy is selling both the black and white Nexus 5 models, but, unfortunately, the device is currently listed for “pre-order” only. All the signs are indicating that the retailer will honour the pre-orders starting November 8th, the same day the Nexus 5 will debut at the said US carrier.
As a reminder the Nexus 5 packs a 5-inch 1080p IPS display, quad-core 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB storage, 8 MP rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, LTE, all standards of WiFi, and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Do you plan on getting the Nexus 5 from Best Buy or did you already order it directly from Google Play?