With the launch of the Nexus 6, Google’s decision to stop production of the Nexus 5 is a pretty standard move from a company standpoint. A little more than a week ago, we got word that Google would stop manufacturing the Nexus 5, and only sell the units they have in stock until Q1 2015. A day before that news broke, both the White and Red variants of the handset became unavailable in the Google Play Store. So, if you still want a Nexus 5, you’re stuck with the black model. However, if you still want to get your hands on the now unavailable Red Nexus 5, you can… and for a pretty low price.
Expansys, a phone and tablet retailer, is currently selling the Red Nexus 5 16GB for only $319.99. The 16GB Nexus 5 on Google Play is still being sold for $349.99, so being able to buy the seemingly unavailable handset for $30 off is a great deal. What’s more, the site will also throw in an LG Tone+ headset for only $20 more ($30 off original price).
This deal poses a question, though. Is the Nexus 5 still worth it? It offers solid build quality, a crisp 1080p screen, and is running the latest version of Android. But with CES 2015 on the horizon as well as LG and HTC offerings coming soon after that, you will soon have a ton of options to choose from. Our own Kevin Nether revisited the Nexus 5 after a year, and states, “If you’re looking for a stock-Android experience, extremely quick updates, and decent build quality, you still can’t go wrong with the Nexus 5.” Take a look at the video below to decide for yourself.
An unlocked Red Nexus 5 for only $320 is a great deal, especially considering that the phone isn’t even in production anymore. If you’re interested, follow the link below to pick one up for yourself. Anyone out there taking advantage of this deal?