The LG-made Nexus 5 will soon be a history. It featured a joyful 5-inch FHD display, and comes powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. In nutshell, the Nexus 5 was, and still is, a beast, and for many it would be tough to accept that Google will soon discontinue the device.
Apparently, Google has removed the red and white versions of the Nexus 5 from Google Play Store (US), leaving only back version on sale.
At the same time, Google told Tech Radar that Nexus 5 production has stopped when the publication asked the status of the white and red versions of the handset - currently, only the black model is available for purchase in the Play Store.
Later, a Google spokesperson said that customers should hurry and buy a new Nexus 5 as fast as possible. "Once they are gone, they're gone, so we'd suggest people get them while they can," Google said.
However, another spokesperson of Google told The Verge that the Nexus 5 will still be available to buy until at least the end of Q1 2015.
Back in India, Google Nexus 5 can be easily purchased via online shopping sites. Many of the top ecommerce sites in India are still selling the Nexus 5 for less. As part of the ongoing Google Online Shopping Festival (GOSF), Amazon has got the Nexus 5 (16GB) on sale for Rs. 24,299, which is a solid discount. It usually sells for Rs. 27,000.
Ceasing production of the Nexus 5 doesn't come as a huge shock as Google recently launched the Nexus 6 in the market. The Nexus 6, which recently went on sale in India, starts upwards of Rs. 43,999.
As expected, the Nexus 6 is massively improved over the Nexus 5. It comes with a huge 5.96-inch 2K display, a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of native storage, 4G LTE, a 13MP camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a huge 3,200mAh battery.
In case, you are planning to get the Nexus 5 over the Nexus 6, this might be your last chance to grab the device. Pretty soon you won't find the cheaper Nexus 5 on the retail shelves.
Here are top 5 reasons why Nexus 5 still rocks over other Android phones in the same class.
5-inch FHD Display
The LG-made Nexus 5 comes with a responsive 5-inch IPS display. LG has managed to pack 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution into a screen. The display is sharp, making it much easier on the eyes.
The Nexus 5 is made of soft touch matt black plastic. Yes indeed, it doesn't look as mesmerizing as the HTC One (M8), the Nexus 5 arguably looks fine in the hand.
8MP Camera with OIS
Initially there were some issues with the 8MP rear camera on the Nexus 5. However, Google responded to those issues which obviously cleared many doubts over its performance. The Nexus 5 was never meant to offer crazy shots, but it does offer fantastic photography experience.
The Google Nexus 5 sports a Snapdragon 800 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. Given the retail price of the Nexus 5, it offers true wholesome experience.
Android 5.0 and Retail Price
The Google Nexus 5 now runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is one of the few devices that currently supported by the latest Android update. There aren't many devices on the market today that runs Android Lollipop. Keeping that thing in the mind, you can put your money on the Nexus 5.
Last but not the least, the Nexus 5 is now selling below Rs. 25,000 price mark. Do we need to say more?