The Nexus 5 is now available for Sprint and is ready for purchase online and in stores. The Android 4.4 KitKat flagship starts at $149.99 when signing a new two year agreement, but purchasing from Sprint’s site could drop the handset’s price to as low as $49.99 after added savings and instant rebates are applied.
Made by LG and based off their powerful G2 handset, the Nexus 5 features a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 5-inch full HD display, and 8MP camera. Its tri-band hardware means it will be among the first devices to gain access to Sprint’s ultra-fast 1 gigabit Spark network when the carrier unveils the service to the public likely sometime in 2014.
For those not wishing to sign a two-year wireless contract, the Nexus 5 starts at $349.99 for a 16GB model when purchased outright from Google. Going the contract-free route inexplicably costs $100 more for the same device from Sprint at $449.99.
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