Purchase the Old Nexus 5 or Wait for the 2015 Model?

moving-questions-01The Nexus 5 was one of the hottest smartphones of 2013-2014. Featuring high-end specs with a low-end price, Google sold millions of units to eager consumers across the world. But with rumors of a 2015 edition Nexus 5 circulating, many people are asking if the old Nexus 5 is still worth the price.

In case this is your first time hearing about the Nexus 5 (original), let me give you a quick breakdown on its specs. Google’s flagship smartphone is equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of random access memory (RAM), an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit (GPU), 8-megapixel primary camera, 1.3-megapixel secondary “selfie” camera, 16/32 GB of internal storage, and it runs Google’s signature Android operating system. And best of all, the Nexus 5 sold for just $349 when it was initially launched — about half the price of the newer Nexus 6.

Now for the bad news: if you want to get your hands on the original 2013 edition Nexus 5, you’ll have to go through a third-party retailer or vendor. Google sold the device on its Google Play store up until last month, at which point it was removed. The Mountain View company said it was no longer producing the popular handset, adding the following message to its Play store: “The Nexus 5 is no longer available for purchase.” You can still purchase the Nexus 5, however, through websites like eBay, Amazon and several retailers, which usually sell the handset for the about the same price as Google.

So, what kind of specs will the 2015 edition Nexus 5 have? Unfortunately, we still don’t know the answer to this question. Several users and media agencies have published rumored specs, but none of these have been confirmed as of yet. With that said, it’s likely the new handset will boast some type of 64-bit quad-core processor, either 3 or 4GB of RAM, a possible 64GB of internal storage, and it will run Android Lollipop. Being that one of the complaints of the original Nexus 5 was its poor camera, it’s safe to assume the new 2015 Nexus 5 will have a bigger, better camera as well.

If you’re looking for a new smartphone and want it NOW, you may want to go ahead and purchase the old Nexus 5. But if you’re willing to wait 4-6 months, there’s a good chance you can buy the new 2015 Nexus 5.

Do you plan on purchasing the new 2015 Google Nexus 5? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Purchase the Old Nexus 5 or Wait for the 2015 Model?
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With rumors of a 2015 edition Nexus 5 circulating, many people are asking if the old Nexus 5 is still worth the price. The 2015 is rumored to have robust specs, including a better camera.
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4 Comments

  1. Charles Brady

    April 14, 2015 at 6:11 am

    I will wait for Nexus 5 2015

  2. Latonya Becker

    April 15, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Perfect phone

  3. Richard Ritz

    April 16, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Had my nexus 5 for about 6 months now and still enjoy using it. Great size and comfortable in the hand.

  4. max

    September 12, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve seen Nexus 5 devices produced as late as April 2015. Guess they didn’t really stop making them in 2014.

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