Nexus 5 Coming To T-Mobile In Time For The Holidays


After countless leaks and more rumors than you can shake a robot at, Google today officially introduced the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4. Just as expected, the LG-made Nexus 5 features a 4.95-inch 1920×1080 IPS display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. Also included is 2GB RAM, wireless charging support and a 2300mAh battery that’s powering the whole package.

Like the Nexus 4 before it, the Nexus 5 will include T-Mobile support. The newest Nexus family member boasts support for GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19 and LTE bands 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41, meaning that it plays nicely with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ and LTE networks.

The Nexus 5 is available in unlocked form from the Google Play Store starting today. Pricing is set at $349.99 for the 16GB version or $399.99 for the 32GB model. T-Mobile will also be selling the Nexus 5 through its online store as well as retail stores and select dealers, which is good news for anyone that prefers a brick and mortar buying experience. Unfortunately, T-Mobile is being pretty tight-lipped when it comes to its own Nexus 5 launch plans, saying only that the new device will be available “in the coming weeks.” In the mean time, T-Mobile has set up a little landing page where interested customers can sign up to be kept in the loop about its Nexus 5 availability. You can check it out right here.

Are you buying?  Hit the comments section and let us know!

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  • pops87

    Will the T-Mobile-sold version support WiFi calling?

    • techymexican

      My guess would be no, it’ll be the same thing as the Nexus 4.

      • javon27

        That’s fine. Google Hangouts will soon support wifi calling.

    • niftydl

      No. This is a pure vanilla Android device. Much like iOS does not allow anyone to modify system-level software – Nexus device do not come with any custom carrier specific software.

  • Guest

    So now we are going to bring over the editors from PhoneDog?

    • NoMamesdotCom

      Hey, the blog isn’t going to write itself. Yes, sad David is gone, but the show must go on. David built a great thing here, let his legacy live with the news we all come here to get every bloody day.

      Thanks for the nexus update Alex. Give me freedom and give me content!!!!

      • Alex

        One order of fresh T-Mobile content, coming right up!

    • chris

      Because if you haven’t noticed, TmoNews is owned by PhoneDog. So yes, if it’s main editor left, the best business decision would be to bring in someone from the other sites that the company also owns.

  • AndyTechDroid

    It will probably launch Nov 20th, the same day T-Mobile sells the Nexus7

  • NinoBr0wn

    Luckily I won’t have to wait that long. It’ll be in my hand in time for next week.

  • Mike

    I bought the Nexus 5. But I don’t buy the BS your boss posted about David. Dicks.

    • Henry

      What BS? Link please?

  • Chad H.

    You know, now that the Nexus 5 is actually here, I’m sitting here looking at the Nexus 4 I got when they did the price drop, realizing I’ll get KitKat before too long, and that I’m in no big hurry to upgrade. That being said, I’m sure I eventually will…I’ve discovered the Nexus line and the vanilla Android experience are a good fit for me.

  • Wayne

    It sounds cool, but after my G2x, I’m in no hurry for another LG. I guess I’ll just stick with my One, which was only $50 after the mail-in rebate HTC offered earlier this year (why I’ll miss subsidized phones and contract extensions).

    • kalel33

      The G2X and many other LG phones have had horrendous histories of bugs and glitches that never were fully fixed. The problem was solved with all of them by rooting the phone and putting Cyanogenmod on them. I did that for a friend with the G2X and then it ran great. LG, great hardware but horrible in the software department, which is why I’d buy a Nexus phone that they can’t screw up with their own skin.

      I wouldn’t buy the LG G2 but I would buy the Nexus 5.

      • Chris

        But you don’t own a G2, so you sort of wouldn’t know. It’s a really fantastic phone.

        • kalel33

          Based on LG’s history I won’t buy any of their phones. Now if they, over time, show they are consistent in putting out bug/glitch free products and actually update their phones then I’ll consider them. The G2X didn’t even get updated to ICS, so their track record with that phone and others isn’t stellar.

        • tomnewtn

          My Nexus 4 has been perfect. I admit I was surprised but it’s very elegant and reliable. Google naked is mighty fine.

      • qpinto

        my g2x was great with the gingerbread update. fast and simple. it was even more awesome with cm7 on it. the n4 was great (just sold it on ebay) and my g2 is amazing as well. the n5 will be amazing too. LG is a good company, it just sucks they got the short end of the stick when dealing with nvidia and them fighting for open source on drivers.

    • qpinto

      My n4 was great, my LG G2 is great as well. and my G2x was great with the gingerbread update.

  • Chris

    Hi Alex, whoever you are. It’s interesting that they’re putting this out because the G2 specs are better though the G2 is now older than it. I’ll stick with the G2.

    • Matt_reader

      You do realize that this is $250 less than the G2, right?

      • Chris

        I’d rather have the better phone

        • WW

          20% more performance for 60% more money

  • psychoace

    No 1700 band?

    • qpinto

      it should be as it uses the same chipset as the G2. should say AWS but who knows. iirc it has LTE bands 4 and 17, thus covers 1700 band :)

    • Alex Zapata

      It’s in there.

      • psychoace

        Where? Here “WCDMA bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19” ???

        • Alex Zapata

          Band 4. Technically they should call it AWS as it’s 2100 for the downlink and 1700 for the uplink, but oh well.

        • psychoace

          Thank you very much for explaining that.

        • Sunny

          what’s the different getting from google play or T-mobile? The band frequencies are the same right? Fully working with T-mobile’s WCDMA and LTE?

        • niftydl

          There is no difference, except in price. T-Mobile will charge more for the device. The physical phones will be identical.

        • Dakota

          No word from carriers on their prices. What will ATT or Sprint charge for it? ATT individual rates have gotten so high that Id never sign with them at this point …$95 plus fees for 2gb of data is ridiculous and almost as bad as Verizon

        • niftydl

          As long as you do not need more than 2.5 GB of data, there are many great prepaid options that use AT&T towers:

          StraightTalk BYOP SIM: $45 + tax

          AIO Wireless (AT&T sister company): $55 – 2 GB high speed data – then throttled to 256 Kbps. Best option if you want a no headache experience with AT&T branded phones.

          NET10 (Same parent company as StraightTalk): $50/month – SIMs readily available at Target, etc.
          H2O Wireless (Good international rates)

          As long as you are ready to always pay full price for phones, or find good deals on used/refurbished units – prepaid is absolutely the way to go.

        • Jeremy Erickson

          Be aware that Straight Talk and Net10 now use T-Mobile’s towers exclusively if you get a new SIM from them. If you have an existing SIM that was linked to the AT&T network, it still works. You can find such SIMs on eBay.

          AIO Wireless and H2O Wireless always use AT&T towers, even with a new SIM.

          As far as I know, AIO is the only one that can use LTE.

        • niftydl

          This is not true. StraightTalk stopped selling AT&T SIMs for a couple of months, but they are now readily available on their websites. The new StraightTalk SIMs have LTE provisioning, so you get access to AT&T LTE network – the only limitation is the 2.5 GB cap.

        • Jeremy Erickson

          Good to know, and thanks for the update! My information was out of date, and it sounds like a great deal now. Now I know what service I’m using if I have to move somewhere T-Mobile doesn’t work.

        • WW

          I read on CNet that it turns out that AT$T won’t be carrying it either.

        • jimmiekain

          So… does this mean it will work on tmo the same as the nexus4, or better? or not as good?

  • Nick Gonzalez

    I had a feeling some of the Phonedoggies would show up here. Whats up Alex? Welcome to TmoNews!

    • Alex

      Thanks for the warm welcome! I’m doing well. How’s it going for you?

      • Nick Gonzalez

        Hope you guys keep Disqus here. I don’t really like PhoneDogs posting via yahoo, facebook or what have you…but nevertheless welcome!
        Will Hair-ron be posting here too?

        • 21stNow

          I second the Disqus posting method. The Facebook posting method often kicks back errors for me on phonedog.

        • Alex

          Thank you again! I can’t say for sure exactly what Aaron’s got planned when it comes to TmoNews, but I’ll be sure to let him know about your comments.

  • bobblehead48

    Google website link to TMoble returns 404 error. I signed up for notification from TMoble. Then I get a text message from TMobile letting me know I can sign up for notification.
    Screw waiting on TMobile. I placed my order on Google Play for black 32gb Nexus 5.
    I already miss David.

  • Alex Zapata

    If only I could port WiFi calling to it :'(

  • tech916

    Tmobile wants $600 for the phone because they figure they might as well make some kind of profit.

    • kalel33

      I can’t find the pricing for the N5 on T-mobile. I figured they’d jack up the price for $100 to make up for the 0% interest payments but if they jack it up by $250 then that’s just stupid.

      • Dakota

        I don’t think they’d jack it up that much. However, Tmobile as of this evening is still a selling a Nexus 4 for 487.99. Thats quite the jump for what the 1 year old device was selling for on Google Play, and obviously is almost $100 more than a 32gb Nexus 5 is selling for. So much for being the UNcarrier. (the 4 had a 8mp camera so did they not upgrade the camera on the 5…The iPhone and other high end cameras are great – and its a feature most people use constantly)

        • Jim

          But they did upgrade the camera on the N5, it now has OIS and supports HDR shooting. They did not beef up the megapixel capacity but that doesn’t mean its the same camera as the last phone. Apparently this camera should be way better.

    • UMA_Fan

      You think the phone is really $350? Its subsidized from Google because they don’t make money from selling phones but from ads when you use their services.

    • philyew

      We went through this debate with the N4 as well, and over time discovered that not only were Google subsidizing the models they sold directly, but also LG were charging other distributors a higher price than they were charging Google.

      With both of those factors pushing the prices apart, it’s not going to be surprising to learn that TM may charge up to $200 more than Google for the N5.

  • tomnewtn

    I just ordered from Google Play. Giving my wife a mint condition Nexus 4 which she will really enjoy. 32gb black. The skins look pretty nice, but kind of expensive. I’ll wait to see what else is coming. I like translucent or plain black thermoplastic so it’s grippy.

  • Chris Atlanta

    Uh can I just say NO I won’t be buying? 8 MP camera? ALL of those upgrades to hw/ sw and they are offering a SUBstandard 8 MP camera?? WTH Nexus??

    • Dakota

      Their cameras have always sucked. Maybe its one of the trade offs to get the prices low. Except for the Android fanatics, it seems like a pretty ho hum announcement. The only exciting thing is the price.

      • WW

        VALUE is the exciting thing, not price.

    • tomnewtn

      I shoot with real cameras so never been concerned about cell phones producing high quality. If I use my cell phone it’s because the quality of the shot isn’t a big concern. If the smartphone is all you have though, I can see your point. But, more megapixels won’t matter with such a small sensor. I question 8 being appropriate.

    • 21stNow

      The 1.9MP camera on the Galaxy Gear has been good, so it’s not all about the Megapixels. But, people don’t buy Nexus devices for the camera quality for the most part.

  • jose

    I am going to wait about two or three months before I purchase a nexus5.I recently purchased a Blu life play4G and I am very happy with the blu life play4G. It’s a great device and the price is awesome.

    • thepanttherlady

      I’m beginning to think you either work for them or get paid for your posts because you drop that name/brand on every one. O_o

      • jose

        No I am not getting paid. And I do not work for them. It’s just a awesome device at a great price. Why pay 600$
        When you can have the same type of experience at 250$.

        • Bklynman

          Got to check there website out,and see if they have window phone,if not just might go buy use 521,some company is selling them on ebay,for $84.00 with oem that came with it.

      • GiraffeandtheStone

        Bought the device for my boyfriend when his old phone was going out, and he tells me he expects he’ll use it for a good three years. Not bad for a $220 investment (when we got it)!

        After getting it, I’ve talked it up to people. Honestly, it’s a sweet deal and makes me appreciate T-Mobile’s pricing strategy more than anything else out there.

    • steveb944

      If you want old specs and no updates you go for Blu. Might as well buy one of those Alcatel devices T-Mobile started selling instead.

      • jose

        I had a software update just a week ago. I have
        Only had the device three weeks.

  • mreveryphone

    Waiting for the real world battery results then I’ll pull the trigger. This note 3 is holding up okay for now.

  • steveb944

    I bought the 32gb White today! I can’t wait to see if the stores match Google Play price, so I made the jump.

    I’ll be handing down a perfect Nexus 4 to family, as I will next year with the 5 to 6 switch. Can’t wait!

    • nexus1981

      The white is cool but they should have made the whole device white an not just the back. The black front, white back makes it look cheap, I hated when they did that to the N4 when they came out with the white version. Once u slap a case on it your not going to be able to tell its white, needles to say, the black just looks better an more expensive.

      • steveb944

        I like the black edges when watching videos so it gives you a larger and more cinematic view. I’m going to throw a white bumper so I’ll have a full white bezel and a white back that will look different from all my past phones.

      • 21stNow

        I don’t like the white back/black front look either but like you said, I’ll put a case on it and won’t know the difference. I didn’t want to wait for the black to come back in stock.

        • nexus1981

          I feel u there, I was hesitant on picking it up right away, I just really didn’t want to spend the money but I figured if I was goin to get it, might as well get it now before they sell out complety. I do believe that Google will do a little better with stocking them due to all of the complaints of the N4. So if u would have waited u probably would have gotten a black one within a few day, but better to be safe than sorry.

    • tomnewtn

      I can’t believe I even got one. I didn’t know they were selling them today, and found out around pm pacific. Although the black 16 gb units were sold out, so I sprung for the 32 in black. The white models aren’t selling as fast but it’s there for those who like white. Anyway, you have to wonder if LG/Google wanted to make sure they had more stock after what happened with the release of the N4.

  • Dakota

    Very disappointed to hear that Android will not update the Galaxy Nexus to 4.4. That phone is only two generations ago. That the term of most people’s 2 year contracts. What was the point of promising Nexus users free updates when now we know that only lasts 2 cycles? So basically the GNex got ICS&JB and now KK is only available on one phone for the foreseeable future. This as Google supposedly wanted to make this Android for the masses?

    I wonder if ATT and Sprint will offer it on contract and if so at what price? Otherwise, why pay their higher rates. You’d have to go with Tmobile or an MVNO like Straight Talk

    • ChristianMcC

      Sprint is offering the 16GB for $150, but no word from At&t.

  • jaycapo1

    Nexus 4 doesn’t have wifi calling – am I to assume this will also not have wifi calling support? Either way I’m getting it.. lol.. Just curious..

    • ChristianMcC

      True, but Hangouts will soon have Google voice integration and calling for that matter, so that will be circumvented.

  • tomnewtn

    The reason I purchased from Google is their support has been so good thus far. If they replace a device, they send you a new one, not a refurb. I believe the carriers will (at some point) send you a refurb. Right after release probably not since there probably won’t be much turnover yet. Something to consider I guess.

  • Ashley Faulstich

    Will this phone work with T-Mobile Pre-Paid services ? can I just move my current T-Mo sim card into it and it will carry over my phone # and account info to the new phone correct ? … also can we get 4G LTE using T-Mobile Pre-Paid ? my current T-Mo phone isn’t 4G LTE and I haven’t seen it asked before or discussed to be honest, or is it somehow limited to T-Mo contract account customers ? THANKS in advance however can help with an answer. :-)

    • Nick

      I can assure you that T-mobile LTE will work on prepaid, and as far as i know, as good as post-paid. When I bought an unlocked AT&T phone, all I had to do was pop in my current pre-paid sim card and it worked without having to change any settings – even the apn was automatically ported over. Hope this helps

      • Ashley Faulstich

        Thanks for the reply Nick

  • i’ll wait for the initial first party nerds to look into the Nexus 5 lol .. no sense in even trying to order one now. maybe February will be a good time.

  • mloudt

    For all the people that said they will leave the site after David is gone maybe you should stick around and give it a chance. First article post David’s departure is so far so good. I will still visit the site. (like the comment if you will also)

  • mingkee

    I’d like to know will it be unique from Google one especially the price won’t be cheap anyway (just look at N4).
    It’s pretty likely it won’t have T-Mobile branding including Wi-Fi calling like its predecessor (n4).

    • Yoda

      Why can’t TMO just release it’s wifi calling feature as an app? Obviously only TMO customers can enjoy the service due to the network, but this method allows TMO to raise its overall user experience level…

      • Jeremy Erickson

        WiFi calling requires low-level access to the SIM card to authenticate with T-Mobile. For security reasons, Android does not allow that. Therefore, WiFi calling only works on phones that have a build of Android specifically modified to allow the WiFi calling app that kind of access.

        • WM

          Understood. Why don’t they just build an AOSP ROM with WiFi calling built into it & make the ROM available for download on their support site? Anyone with the required knowhow could easily install the ROM and they could install it in store for those who don’t know how. They could charge for the install service.
          – .A.J.

        • Jeremy Erickson

          I’m just guessing here, but I expect the reason would be more legal/policy than technical. It wouldn’t be hard to make a ROM for the Nexus phones in particular, although the nature of ROMs is that one would have to be engineered for each model of phone. I’m pretty sure it’s the manufacturer who implements the modifications required for WiFi calling on the typical phones T-Mobile sells, so T-Mobile would actually have to hire some new people to do it.

          The question would be supporting it. Using an unofficial ROM might void the manufacturer warranty (not sure) and could create support headaches if it isn’t installed correctly. T-Mobile isn’t going to want to accept the PR risk of telling people to modify their phones in a potentially risky way, and they want to be able to pass the cost of hardware defects back to the manufacturer. Furthermore, if they have corporate customers buying the phones, companies usually have policies against having company data on a bootloader unlocked or rooted phone.

          From time to time, the dev community does get WiFi calling working on unofficial ROMs, although it’s usually for phones that had the option of WiFi calling to begin with.

          So it’s a great idea in theory and would work well for tech savvy people like us, but unfortunately I don’t see it actually happening given the business realities.

      • I agree. This is the ONLY reason I would not buy this phone and I know there are more people out there thinking the same.

  • Allen3697

    I currently have a regular sized sim card on T-Mobile prepaid with the 100 minutes, unlimited text/data for 30 dollars a month. If I order a micro-sim for this device, will it work with LTE and will I be able to still have the $30 dollar plan??

    • this guy

      yes it will. the data plans are all the same with t-mobile. the deciding factor is what type of antennas your phone has built in. so you will still be able to use 5gb worth of the LTE/4g if it is available where you are located, then be throttled to 2g speeds till your next cycle.

    • I have a micro sim on my Samsung Galaxy S3 through Tmo, and it works with the LTE. As far as the $30 plan–that I do not know. They will probably want to hook you up with a $10 to $20 per month data plan, IMHO.

  • this guy

    here is a link for anyone knocking the “8 megapixel shooter”
    compare this to a 13 pixel shooter this one still wins with its optical image stabilization. more pixels do nothing for motion blur. even this compared to the G2 wont make a difference unless your printing them out and demand them in photo quality of sizes larger than 20×30″, which if thats the case, get a DSLR. battery is a tad smaller but it doesnt run any bloat. only valid complaint i see against this phone is no wifi calling but with hangouts supporting wifi calling soon, it might be a null argument. just thought i would shed a little light.


    I signed up for the jump plan the day it started… I really would like to pick up a nexus 5 now… What’s my best bet? Do I buy it outright or get it through t mobile ?

    • 21stNow

      If you are on the JUMP! plan, you really only get the “advantages” of it if you get your phones through T-Mobile.

      • thepanttherlady

        Not to mention the earliest anyone can JUMP! will be January 2014.

        • 21stNow

          True. If Garth wants the Nexus 5 now, he would have to get it from the Play Store.

        • GARTH ROLLIN

          So what would be me best bet? Waiting till January giving back my htc one, which by the way is a great phone, then either do I buy the nexus through Google or do I get it through t mobile and stop the jump plan? Do u think t mobile will charge more in the long run?

        • thepanttherlady

          Don’t forget that if you don’t JUMP! your HTC One you will have to finish paying the balance of the EIP off if you still owe. I *believe* only JUMP! will wipe out the remaining balance on the device. I also don’t know if they will allow you to trade in a device if a balance is still owed one it.

          Perhaps someone from T-Mobile can confirm/correct this?

        • Edgar

          I work at T-Mobile. But the earliest anyone can use jump is around February; if you added jump in July(when it came out.) Jump from the HTC one to the nexus 5 would cancel out any remaining balance you have on the HTC one and allow you to start eip on the nexus.

        • thepanttherlady

          6 months from July is January.

          Also, I don’t think you read my post correctly. We know JUMP! will cancel out any remaining EIP when you actually use the program; however, Garth wanted to know if he could just turn in his HTC One and cancel JUMP! and buy the Nexus 5 through the play store. The question is: Will the remaining EIP be canceled if he just returns his HTC One without JUMP!ing to a new device?

        • Edgar


        • thepanttherlady

          That’s what I thought, thank you.

          @garthrollin:disqus Please see above before making your decision on when/where to buy the Nexus 5.

        • gentleman559

          That is not a possibility. You must get a new device with Jump. Cant just turn in your old device and find one somewhere else. But it would be great if you could. LOL

        • jbhotnessmon

          you can currently trade in a phone you are still paying for it is just that the trade in value of the phone is sometimes lower than what a person owe on the phone

        • Lewcarue

          I checked my This MO account and it says that I’m eligible right now.

        • thepanttherlady

          Does it say upgrade or JUMP!? There is a difference between JUMP!ing and upgrading. Only the JUMP! program wipes out your existing EIP. Upgrading adds to it and then you have two phones you’re paying for.

    • guest

      If T-Mobile raises the price for the Nexus 5 like they did with the Nexus 4, I’d recommend that you just buy it outright. For the Nexus 4, full price of the phone was higher at T-Mobile than what the Google play store was selling it for.


    Also, is there a plan that offers unlimited data and like 500 mins a month?

    • 21stNow

      All of the current postpaid plans only offer unlimited minutes. There is a prepaid plan that offers unlimited/5GB high-speed data and 100 minutes a month.

  • zx6guy

    The battery size is disappointing. I might wait for the S5.

  • Paul

    I dig the Nexus line, and will always look into them. So long as there’s no expandable memory I won’t jump onto them. It’s my only issue with them.
    Otherwise, they’re gorgeous phones.
    I also love my Note 3 too much.

  • FuturePS4Gamer

    $350 is very tempting..

    • Abe_The_Babe

      Too tempting. My 16gb white shipped today!

  • Abe_The_Babe

    I bought it directly from Google on Day 1. When I bought it, it said it would leave warehouse by 11/8 (was a few minutes late in ordering) and a couple of hours ago I got an email that it’s been shipped! Looks like Google is on top of this release, finally!

    • bahehs

      That is because you were one of the first. Right now it shows that it will be shipped in 3-4 weeks

      • Abe_The_Babe

        Ya but when I first ordered it said it would ship by 11/5. Then I had to cancel my order and place another one because the shipping address was incorrect and it said it would ship by 11/8. Now I found out it shipped 11/1! I for one am very pleasantly surprised. It may say 3-4 weeks, but that could be just them covering their ass and it may actually ship a lot quicker than that.

        • bahehs

          Nice Theory!

        • Abe_The_Babe

          Na, more like hypothesis ;)

        • bahehs

          Damn it, why did I do that mistake? lol

    • gentleman559

      Mine says ships by 11-5 but nothing but a pending status. That would be my luck.

      • Abe_The_Babe

        Which one did you buy? I got the 16GB White.

        • gentleman559

          32GB White and a 16GB Black. I never got any confirmation on the 16GB one not even an email for my purchase but they did charge my card. That one I have no info on and the 32GB is still pending with the November 5 shipping date. Grrrr

      • Guest

        32GB White and a 16GB Black. I never got any confirmation on the 16GB one not even an email for my purchase but they did charge my card. That one I have no info on and the 32GB is still pending with the November 5 shipping date. Grrrr

  • Bob Harwelle

    I might buy it from them instead of google if I can get it cheaper with a contract

    • Abe_The_Babe

      In the long run, you will probably save money by buying from Google and getting a cheaper, no contract plan from T-Mobile. Usually contract plans are more expensive because they have to subsidize the price of the phone (and I don’t even think they are available directly from T-Mobile) so you’d have to get it at Walmart or Best Buy or something.. Do the math over 2 years and then make a decision!

      • J

        They will be available through t-mobile stores. Just don’t know when.

  • notpoliticalyet

    Shipping in 3-4 weeks is as good as the device being released in that amount of time. May as well released it on Black Friday and ramped up production in Oct and all of this month so they had enough to go around for at least a few days before selling out.Yet again, Google played it conservatively and under produced inventory for this device. They knew leaks came out in September and with Kit Kat introduced it would cause a larger crowd wanting this device. Anyway, it is what it is but from a marketing end of things Google needs to learn from Apple still in some regards.

    • Abe_The_Babe

      They are playing conservative with that ship date. When I ordered mine it said it would be shipped 11/8 but it shipped today! Will get it on Monday/Tuesday.

    • AussieB

      I think it’s trying to get sold out headlines just Luke Apple. These companies prepare for a year & have an idea. Yet we go. Through with the same bs if sellouts & delays each launch
      No. One knows quantities so it sounds better to say sold out & motivate others to. Get exvited

  • notpoliticalyet

    It’s also all part of the hype. The price point is great and you get very good specs. Right now I’ll keep enjoying the new Nexus 7 HD which is basically a larger Nexus 5 with that nice smooth touch back.

    • Ephesus

      Umm, yea, pretty much the same thing except one is a phone and one isn’t.

  • StankyChikin

    Mine will be here on Monday.. Can’t get here soon enough…

  • ανώνυμος

    As soon as I get that email telling me T-Mobile is selling it, I’ll be saying good bye to Verizon and my GNex

  • Fernando

    Is there a difference in buying the nexus off of Google play and the t mobile website? Or is it just price?

    • Kenny O

      If it’s like the Nexus 4 (which it most likely will be) then it’s the same exact phone. No TMO bloatware at all.

      • Jared Wolfe

        I wish we could have wifi calling. The rest of the bloatware can go.

        • Chris

          Wifi calling requires fundamental changes to the OS code to make it work correctly. That kind of change would make the Nexus no longer a Nexus.

  • wtfguy

    So anyone know when it will be available through tmobile?

  • jbrizzy

    Ill stick with getting the G2 or anything else better that comes out before my next upgrade. I currently have the Nexus 4 and if you have one Nexus, you’ve pretty much had them all

  • No wifi calling, no thank you.

    • Chris hris

      what are you talking about? It’s Android. Even if it isn’t built on the phone, you can easily download an app to do so. Gtalk, for instance.

      • shityo

        You obviously don’t know what T-mobiles Wifi calling is or how it works. It is not VOIP.

        • EstoyLoco

          You obviously don’t know what VOIP is.

        • shityo

          Go ahead and tell me then how T-mobiles wifi calling is VOIP.

  • Taylor White

    I’m perfectly happy with my white nexus 4 :)

  • Jesus Villafranca

    I always wonder, what happens when the phone picks up the 1900mhz refarmed HSPA+ and tmobile’s HSPA+ 1700/2100Mhz at the same time? Is it program to go for tmobile’s native HSPA or the refarmed one?

    • Jeremy Erickson

      I’ve always wondered the same thing. My guess (which is ONLY a guess) is that it picks the one with less congestion.

      I wish I knew how to tell easily within Android, because I’ve definitely used my Galaxy Nexus in refarmed cities on numerous occasions.

  • Gorbunok

    Will Nexus 5 have HD Voice on TMO? Anyone know?

  • Ran Wu

    won’t buy until google fix the camera quality issue