If, for some odd reason, you decided to get your Nexus 5 through T-Mobile, you’ll be glad to know that the handset is officially available for purchase starting today. T-Mobile pricing isn’t as attractive as what you can buy in the Google Play Store, with the carrier pricing their 16GB model at $450 unlocked.
You can get the same exact model from the Google Play Store for $350, though you might have a more tough time as shipping delays have hit crept up in recent days. For that matter, T-Mobile’s 16GB model is $50 more expensive than the 32GB model in the Play Store.
Of course, T-Mobile customers can also opt to get the device for a down payment of $41.99, which makes you responsible for payments of $17 per month for 24 months. We can’t say we’re too surprised that T-Mobile’s offering is more expensive considering we went through the same ordeal with last year’s Nexus 4. Carriers have to make money too, folks, so it’s never wise to expect the same healthy subsidization Google gives you for buying it straight from the Google Play Store.
That said, if you don’t have a problem with paying a bit extra to get the extra “perks” you’ll be entitled to (such as insurance, customer support and more), then be sure to swing by Magenta’s website and order one right away. Our full review is on its way, so be on the lookout for that if you need more convincing.