Google discontinued its popular LG Nexus 5 last year after the launch of the Nexus 6 without resorting to even a single price cut. But now the devices, which are still stocked with carriers, have received the biggest price cut ever and are currently available at less than half the launch price.
The Nexus 5 was launched at $350 (â‚¹28,999) for the 16GB variant and $400 (â‚¹32,999) for the 32GB model in 2013. It witnessed good business even last year, despite its age, but had to be discontinued to make way for the 6-inch Nexus 6.
Google Nexus 5 32GB variant is currently available for just $139.99 on eBay as against its original price of $400. The device may be old but it's still worth the money at this throw away price. In fact, it can still beat most handsets of $140 price range currently available in the market.
However, the deal on Google Nexus 5 is available only on eBay.
Indian online retailers like Flipkart and Amazon India still sell the device at over Rs 20,000 (around $295) as against $139.99 eBay price, which is around Rs 9,500. But if the price of the device falls below Rs 10,000 and is made available in Indian market, it can still beat most handsets in this price bracket like Meizu 2 Note, Lenovo K3 Note, InFocus M810, ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini, Moto G (3rd Gen) and others.
Google Nexus 5 is an old device but it was one of the best devices available at the time of its launch. Selling at $350 (â‚¹28,999), the device featured up-to-date specifications and was sort of a revolution then. It had its limitations like storage, battery, camera, and maybe even screen size (as most premium devices have 5-inch plus display today), but with incredible screen resolution and good hardware-software integration, it can still give sub-Rs 15,000 devices like LeEco Le 1s, Xiaomi Mi4i, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note and Moto G Turbo a run for its money.
It may be mentioned that the device was one of the first devices to get Android Marshmallow update and it is currently running on Android 6.0.1 version when many flagship handsets from Samsung, Sony and other mobile phone manufacturers are yet to get the update. The new firmware update has improved battery life of the device immensely though some may still want a more powerful one.
Google Nexus 5 sports a 4.95-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (445 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, runs on on Android on 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgrade from Android KitKat & Android Lollipop) and comes packed with 16/32GB internal memory and 2GB RAM. It also has an 8MP main camera with autofocus, optical image stabilisation, and LED flash, 1.3MP front-snapper and a non-removable Li-Po 2,300mAh battery.