Nexus 5 to launch on Sprint November 8th priced at $150 on contract; T-Mobile also will get the device

Nexus 5 to launch on Sprint November 8th priced at $150 on contract; T-Mobile also will get the device
Now that the Nexus 5 is official, it is time to start checking out the places where you might make the actual purchase. Sprint will be launching the handset on November 8th at a price of $150 on contract for the 16GB variant. Pre-orders begin tomorrow. A software update down the road will make the Nexus 5 compatible with the tri-band LTE connectivity of Sprint Spark.

T-Mobile has also announced that it will be carrying the Nexus 5 at "an affordable price". The nation's fourth largest carrier wouldn't give a precise launch date and would only confirm that the phone will be available in the coming weeks. The Nexus 5 will also be available for those signed up to the carrier's early upgrade program, T-Mobile JUMP!

As we've already told you this afternoon, don't look for the Nexus 5 on Verizon, because it won't be coming to Big Red.

source: Phandroid

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Nexus 5
  • 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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21 Comments

1. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Given that the Nexus 5 starts at only US 349.00, it seems a bit silly to buy it one on any kind of 'contract'/payment plan. To Each Their Own. Regardless... The Nexus 5 looks like a serious contender for the Best Smartphone Title.

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING!

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

agree, if you buy a Nexus, it does not make any sense to get it through a carrier. Why not just get the real thing? LG G2 or/and S4. Now, if you buy an unlocked, you mainly have two choices, T-Mobile and AT&T. T-Mobile sux, so now your stuck again, with AT&T. Mainly, the advantage is having stock Android.

15. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

u suck

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the best phone title is already taken

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Apple fanboys trying to start flame wars as usual.

5. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Well... You might want to reconsider doing any 'thinking' in the future as it's clearly not your forte. Nexus 5 has the look, the build, the ergonomics, the display size/resolution, the features, and the OS capabilities to easily overtake whatever micro-sized 'thing' you might be storing in those silly 'Hipster' skinny jeans of yours.

6. GeekMovement unregistered

For a device so low priced without contract, I wouldn't be paying $150 on contract for this device. $99, maybe, $49 definitely.

7. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

The question is whether the phone is tri-band with support for Sprint's new "Spark" tech that uses 800, 1900, and 2500 MHz

9. Xavier1415

Posts: 207; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Now that the Nexus 5 is official, it is time to start checking out the places where you might make the actual purchase. Sprint will be launching the handset on November 8th at a price of $150 on contract for the 16GB variant. Pre-orders begin tomorrow. A software update down the road will make the Nexus 5 compatible with the tri-band LTE connectivity of Sprint Spark. Yes it will be Spark compatible!

11. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wonder if that same software update will come to the N5s that were purchased from the Play Store? Really won't change where I get it from since I already ordered via the Play Store.

13. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

I wasn't sure because when you look at the specs on the Google Play page, it doesn't list 800MHz. Network 2G/3G/4G LTE GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10 WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19 LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41

18. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

If you read the article it clearly states the Nexus 5 will receive a software update to enable the Sprint Spark service.

20. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

Wow - if that was there originally, i completely missed it. There was a flood of about 20 N5 posts that all came out in a 10 minute span yesterday and I must not have read them closely enough.

10. kevin_wsy

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Yeah it should be ~

12. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yeah, Nexus 5 with Sprint Spark! Count me in!!

14. Bridgep0rt

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

So My question is.. Can I buy one, off contract for sprint for 349.00?

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm still curious how does Sprint offer NEXUS 5 when it doesn't use a SIM CARD

17. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Same way they offered the previous Nexus?

19. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

All new Sprint LTE phones have SIM cards bro. Same with VZW.

21. HnT8906

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

plzzzzzzzzz can anyone tell me when it ll be available in india..????

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