Au revoir, Nexus 5! Google is no longer officially selling its 2013 champion

The end of an era has come - Google has officially stopped selling the Nexus 5 through its new Google Store (the former Devices section in the Play Store). Despite that "some inventory of Nexus 5 still exists (with our retail and carrier partners)", Google's "focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time", a Google spokeperson told The Verge. 

As we had heard late list year, Google was to sell its 2013 LG-made flagship throughout Q1 2015. The quarter is about to end soon and Mountain View has seemingly done what it had promised. Fortunately, you can still get a new Google Nexus 5 from a majority of online retailers and brick and mortar stores.

The Google Nexus 5 was made by LG and broke cover in late 2013, donning a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2,300mAh juicer at the back. All of this was garnered with an affordable price tag. With a PhoneArena rating of 9.5, the Nexus 5 is undoubtedly one of the best stock Android champs Google has ever sold.

Don't forget to check out our full review of the device if you're feeling nostalgic and take one last gander at its silhouette in the gallery right below.

source: Google Store via The Verge



1. Biernot unregistered

My Daily Driver =)

24. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

My wife's daily driver too, makes me jealous all the time. Wish Google would refresh the Nexus 5 with more modern components for CPU/RAM/camera and battery as it was damn near perfect...but it sounds like they've now went after the high end market since the 6 came out and they will probably start from scratch with another manufacturer for the 5. In the meantime my gnex is getting long in the tooth!

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That ain't goodbye, it's just that the Nexus 5 is ready to retire. But still, Nexus 5 is a good phone. Btw, excited for the Huawei Nexus.

3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I'm worried about the chipset. The Kirin 920 looks like old tech... So I wonder if the 930 is actually up to snuff for a Nexus device.

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I think Huawei will make the next Nexus tablet, not the phone...

17. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

That's unclear. The rumors say LG and Huawei do the phone and the tablet. But it's not sure who does what.

16. Shubham412302

Posts: 588; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

they will probably put kirin 940 or 950 in it the kirin processors are very much power efficient my honor 6 looses 2% in 12 hours when on standby

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

The Honor 6 is what I was referring to. It has a so-so performance. Battery efficiency is not that great (battery life is), it's just that it has a big one: 3100mAh in a mid sized phone. But performance is well under Snadragons, with a CPU performnace worth of Snapdragon 800 and GPU performance well below Adreno 330. So the equivalent of a 2 years old SoC...

19. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

OK, I put my comment before reading about the Kiring 940/950. Those two look pretty neat (not so the 930). If that specifications are true they may be up to the task of driving the next Nexus and I'll eat my words.

4. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

I love my Nexus 5

6. Biernot unregistered

is he a good kisser ?

7. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Yes Sir!

8. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

end of an era, beginning of an ara ;)

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

The expensive one....

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That was a bad pun

10. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

It's a rock solid, reliable phone that has been priced and was spec'd ahead of its time. I waited too long to get mine, and I'm glad I wised up before the supply dried up for good.

11. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

maybe a gen 2 will come out?!?! Hopefully.

12. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Nexus 5 2015 perhaps? Hope sony will manufacture it this time

14. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

LG is gonna manufacture Nexus phone this year, Huawei will make Nexus Tab

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014


20. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Would love to see LG do another Nexus... Would still like to see Sony give it a go in 2016

22. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Sony does need a shot at the Nexus... although i'm kind of an HTC fan so i'll always hope HTC will get another opportunity too xD

21. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Google NEEDS to release a 5" to 5.5" Nexus phone this year, the Nexus 6 is Just too big. Lov my Nexus 5, my best phone in years & timely updates.

23. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hope in Nexus 5 refresh...Google keep its 5" 1080p display size and update everything else.

25. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Sad times. I just wish it had a better front and rear camera.

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