Google has announced on Google+ that the Nexus 5 and the LTE-enabled Nexus 7 2103 are now available for purchase in T-Mobile’s brick-and-mortar stores. Therefore, if you didn’t get to order a Nexus 5 from Google Play Store you can purchase it from any T-Mobile retail store.
Of course, you will find out that T-Mobile sells the contract-free Nexus 5 16 GB at $499.99, making it $100 more expensive than in Google Play. In case you don’t wan’t to pay the full price you can go with T-Mobile’s uncarrier pricing scheme: $41.99 up front then split the payment in 24 monthly fees of $17.
The sad part is that the US carrier only has the black 16 GB Nexus 5 in its retail stores, thus if you were planning to get a white Nexus 5 or the 32 GB model you will have to look elsewhere. At the moment, buying a Nexus 5 from Play Store would mean waiting a few weeks until your your order is shipped.
The difference between the Google Play price and T-Mobile price for the Nexus 7 20013 WiFi+LTE is of only $35. If you get the LTE-enabled 7-inch tablet from Google Play you will have to pay $349, while T-Mobile sells it at $384. You also have the possibility to pay $0 up front followed by 24 monthly payments of $16 each.
Let’s recap the technical specs of the two devices that recently made it to T-Mobile physical stores.
The Nexus 5 comes with a 5-inch 1080p True HD IPS+, quad-core 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB storage, 8 MP camera with OIS, LTE, NFC, WiFi, and a 2,300 mAh battery. On the other hand the Nexus 7 2013 LTE tablet comes with a 7-inch 1200 x 1920 LED-backlit IPS LCD, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 5 MP rear-facing camera, WiFi, LTE, NFC, and quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU at 1.5 GHz.
Will you buy your Nexus devices from T-Mobile retail stores? Or are you ordering them online from Google?