Pre-order the Sprint Nexus 5 from Best Buy now; phone will launch this Friday

Pre-order the Sprint Nexus 5 from Best Buy now; phone will launch this Friday
The Nexus 5 might be delayed for some of those who ordered from the Google Play Store, but the Sprint variant of the phone is now listed on the Best Buy web site. The pricing for the 16GB stock Android handset is exactly the same as you will find in Sprint's online store, which is $149.99 with a signed two year contract or $449.99 off-contract.

The price in the Google Play Store is $349 off-contract for the 16GB model and for $50 more, you can purchase the 32GB version. Which is actually more than what you can do from the big box retailer's site, which for the moment is only taking pre-orders for the model. Meanwhile, some who ordered the device from Google when it launched on Thursday, have received confirmation that their phone is on the way.

Sprint is going to launch the phone this coming Friday, so if you're looking to buy the Nexus 5 on contract, you just have to make it past this week with your current handset. Think you can handle that, or would you rather pay $200 more, order from the Google Play Store, and take your chances on when you might actually receive the phone?

source: BestBuy via AndroidCentral

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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)



1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

LOL! 449 OFF contract

23. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

What you loling about? In slovakia they are asking horrible 610$ in one store and 650$ in other... Funny ain't it?

2. MrsPotatoHead

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I thought the Nexuses were made by Samsung? I'm so tempted to update my phone and try one a these but no thank you Sprint I've had two years of horribal service and you couldn't pay me to keep the horrer.

3. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Nexus 5 is made my LG, as was the Nexus 4. And it is a bit odd that it would say that the Nexus 5 is $449 off contract...

6. MrsPotatoHead

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Okay but didn't Samsung have like a Galaxy Nexus? I remember that because I was also looking at that at the time I got my 4S. I could have avoid two years of awful service if I had just gone with that Nexus and Verizon. Trust me I won't be making the same mistake two times.

13. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Yep! There was the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus. The current Nexus 10 is also manufactured by Samsung.

14. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I'm sorry to be rude @MrsPotatoHead But you're on a phone website, are you seriously asking questions about who manufactured what when that info can be found

21. pissedandrioduser

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Whoever bought the iPhone 4 and 4s on sprint was rip off cause those phone had no LTE support

4. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

this is the second nexus made by LG already :D

12. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Nexus-series phone/tablets have been made by HTC, Samsung, LG and Asus.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Sprint's retarded.

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Comparing Sprint to retarded people is offensive to retarded people. Sprint is MUCH worse.

11. GeekMovement unregistered

I was never comparing Sprint to retarded people and their condition. This was obviously a different meaning than mental condition people suffer from and I think you knew that.

20. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012


7. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

so its not $799 off contract through Best Buy...

9. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 81; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Spring has the worst service anywhere in the US, I'm happy with my humble T-Mobile

16. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Depends where you go, I have a sprint personal phone and a Verizon work phone. The coverage for voice is very close but the data coverage is much more consistent with Verizon. I don’t think Sprint is as bad as most make it out to be but then I have a $50 unlimited everything plan it’s hard to find fault when your being cheap. Here in the Midwest sprint does have much more coverage than Tmobile but if it works for you thats great

22. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 81; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

+1 for you

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Just pay the phone outright people. Otherwise get a phone like the Note 3 on contract which you won't find for Nexus 5 pricing. A Nexus 5 on contract only makes sense if it's $0.

15. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

Note 3 doesn't have tri-band lte, genius.

18. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

17. hypergreatthing

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

What exactly is a sprint variant of the nexus 5? I thought out of the box it supports gsm and cdma. Did sprint put their name on it and charge an extra 100$?

19. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

No. Consumers are really dumb. They get confused when you say unlocked and think it won't work on Sprint. Best Buy always charges more for their phones. Always. Just buy it from the Play store and activate it on sprint. Selling it at best buy is just another means of distribution.

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