Deal: the original Google Nexus 5 is available for $139.99
posted by Ben R. / Feb 09, 2016, 8:36 PM
Samsung Galaxy S6, it's worth noting that the old timer got the Marshmallow software update way back in October. Along with the Snapdragon 800 chip that keeps the device running, there's a healthy 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage. The display isn't to be balked at either -- the 5-inch panel is a full-HD 1080p effort -- and there's a 2,300 mAh battery to keep the lights on.The OG Nexus 5 still has plenty to offer, and while the specs might not compete with modern-day Android darlings like the
If you're into your spec-heavy smartphones from Apple, Samsung and the like, then the original Nexus 5 will probably not suffice. Those nonplussed about high performance could do a lot worse than to snap this device up, though, and even if you are an annual flagship buyer, the Nexus 5 could make a great backup for $139.99.
The mobilepros1 eBay shop has the handset in either black or white color configurations. Since the white version is, quite literally, a half-baked combination of a white back and black front, though, fans of one-color smartphones will probably want the darker variant.
You can purchase the Nexus 5 at this great price by hitting up the source link after the jump.
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
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Sounds good...but I even would get the xiaomi redmi 3 for under 150 USD if I could (sadly no band 20)
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 8:39 PM 1
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Is it safe to buy this refurbished phone?
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 8:50 PM 0
It is usually safe. But I don't recommend using it as primary phone. Current midrange devices like redmi 3 are better to use and nexus 5 won't get any more software updates. The bad battery life and camera quality will drive you crazy with nexus 5. If you want a nexus for development purposes, or just to have fun by flashing ROMs, go for it.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:04 PM 1
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Its very tempting to buy.. infact I bought this during 2013 and returned it with 2 weeks mainly because of camera quality....
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:19 PM 0
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From memory and experience, the camera wasn't too bad following a few updates, as long as HDR is on. If the USD$ to CAN$ exchange rate wasn't so high, I'd get one just for fun.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 10:48 PM 1
Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013
The updates have been amazing The Nexus 5 with KitKat 4.4 was embarrassingly bad On KitKat 4.4.4 it was pretty bad On Lollipop 5.0 it was ok (maybe 2012 flagship level), but unstable On Lollipop 5.1 fixed the 5.0 stability issues Now on Marshmallow 6.0 its about on par with the other 2013 flagships (not quite, but very close)
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 12:17 AM 0
Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015
I loved my Nexus 5 and would love to own another for backup. However, working in the cell industry and seeing how many refurbished devices quickly start failing agian, I just can't bring myself to buy one.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 5:10 AM 0
Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010
Beware of Mobilepros1 shop. I originally bought an LG G Flex 2 Sprint model (prior to the one I have now, an ATT model I got from Newegg) and they lied in their listing about the bands, etc. supported with the device and they also refused to waive the restocking fee when I returned the device. Buy elsewhere.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 4:12 PM 0
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