The recently announced Google Nexus 6 smartphone is a beautiful phone. It looks good and the specs are pretty amazing. Unfortunately the phone is not following in the footsteps of other Nexus handsets and is priced above $600, which is the asking price for flagship devices from other OEMs.
This also means that it puts the phone out of range for some customers. Well the good news is that you could always turn to the Nexus 5 The Nexus 5 briefly disappeared from the Google Play Store, although it was not clear as to why. There were some a little worried about its disappearance but the good news is that it is back.
The handset is a more affordable alternative to the Nexus 6. Granted it does not pack the same powerhouse specs as the Nexus 6 like its QHD display or that Snapdragon 805 processor, but it’s still a pretty decent phone for its price. The handset is now back on the Google Play Store and is available in all three colors with an estimated shipping time of 1-2 days.
It is available in both 16GB or 32GB options, with the latter priced a bit more than the 16GB model, but ultimately still cheaper than the Nexus 6. If you’re still on the fence about spending that much money on a Nexus 6, check out our review of the Nexus 5 to see if it will be able to meet your needs.