Deal: get a new Google Nexus 5 for just $175 from eBay

Deal: get a new Google Nexus 5 for just $175 from eBay
If you're on the lookout for an inexpensive Android 6.0 Marshmallow phone, then a new deal on eBay might seem of particular interest to you. Retailer mobilepros1 is currently selling the Google Nexus 5 at just $179. At this price, you can get your hands on a new, unlocked handset that's fully compatible with GSM carriers in the US such as T-Mobile and AT&T.

In more than one way, not all of them price-related, the LG-made Nexus 5 is the best Nexus smartphone that Google has ever launched. In fact, the handset was so good and such aggressively priced that people couldn't have enough of it, an interest that spurred the launch of a follow-up, the new LG Nexus 5X.

Although the Nexus 5X is definitely a better handset overall compared to its predecessor, there's a hefty price difference between the two as well. While the original Nexus 5 can be had for just $179 via this recent deal, the Google Nexus 5X is priced at a much steeper $379.

Having been launched back in late 2013, the original Nexus 5 is now a two-year-old smartphone model, but don't let its age fool you, the phone still packs a decent punch in terms of both hardware and software. If you're in need of a quick refresh, the Nexus 5 comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset (2.3GHz quad-core CPU - Adreno 330 GPU), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of integrated storage space, an 8MP primary camera, a 1.3MP secondary shooter on the front, as well as a 2300mAh battery. 

On the software side, the Nexus 5 was launched with Android 4.4 KitKat, but has since been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of the OS currently available, and one that has yet to land on major phones outside of the Nexus family.

Before committing to a purchase, make sure to head on over to our Google Nexus 5 review for a full analysis of the phone.


What do you guys think of this deal? Hot or not?

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14 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hmm...nahhhh

2. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Being that it's already 2 years old, Marshmallow is probably the last OS update it's going to get unless you root it.

3. BundlePack

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

The battery life of this phone is terrible. For $100.00 more (On Ebay) you can get the Nexus 6 which has better specs and a longer battery life

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This phone was the bomb but I would choose other options over it now. Times have changed.

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I got rid of my Nexus 5 for an LG G2. Definitely a side-grade but worth it.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

G2 IMHO is still LGs best flagship.

10. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I think it's my favorite phone of all time. I'd love to get a new LG G2 every year with an updated SOC.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

No, zeeBomb! the G Pro2 is better than G2.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

LG G2 is a superior device. Far bigger battery and superior camera, bigger screen yet the same dimensions. Prices these days are about the same; there's no reason to get a Nexus 5 over a G2. Unless you're a flashaholic...

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Even then. The G2 had a lot of really great roms.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You Can Get A Used Like-New Galaxy Alpha For That Price. My Mom Just Got One After Losing Her Old Phone And She's Loving It. If I'm Being Honestest It's Just As Good As My Old M8 And Its Getting Android 6.0.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

But it has Exynos, Android enthusiasts know what it means :( I love GA, but only 32 GB of storage kills it for me. I pray for GA 2, same size plus SD slot and waterproofing - ideal phone then

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

Alpha has SD 801 version too. Just so you know.

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm Talking About The Sd801 version.

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