Google Nexus 5

It’s confirmed! The new Google Nexus 5 will go on sale next week! DBGadgets, a known gadget online store is already accepting pre-orders for the 16GB version of the upcoming Nexus smartphone.

The official announcement from Google hasn’t happened yet (and is rumored to take place tomorrow), but it seems like the folks at DBGadgets are confident that they’ll get the units this coming November 5, 2013. The price for the 16GB model is currently Php24,600 with 1 year service warranty. As a recap, here’s the partial and unofficial specification of the Nexus 5.

  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • 5-inch Full HD Display, Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP main camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • LTE
  • WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
  • 2300mAh battery

UPDATE: Google Nexus 5: Android 4.4 Kitkat, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, Full HD Display!

If we’ll look at the SRP of the Nexus 4 last year, this price is already close and we expect it to have a price of Php20k+ when it officially lands in the PH since it’s not subsidized by Google. If you’re interested in getting this new device from LG and Google, head over this page to know how you can order. *TIP: Wait for a couple of weeks.

UPDATE: Only Php23,880 at Kimstore.

UPDATE #2: Only Php21,900 at WidgetCity.

UPDATE #3: Only Php21,780 at Kimstore.



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  1. Mura na yan sa US.. dito lang sa Pinas labis ang taas ng price, dahil sa mapansamantalang capitalista..

  2. The G2 is still a better phone with a cheaper price. To hell with this crap.
    Better camera plus Better battery

    1. But crappy updates :-( the beauty of Nexus devices has never been the hardware. It’s the excellent and speedy software updates. Too bad it’s going to be a while before I get to experience a Nexus :-( no microSD support with limited ROM is a deal breaker for me :-( I would need at least 64GB before giving up microSD support would be viable.

  3. All we need is google to sell it via playstore Philippines! To end this crap online store that sells it for higher profit!

    1. They will never put up a GoogleStore in a third world country where software piracy is rampant and linient. Dun nga bumabawi ang Google sa mga App purchases eh, kasi sa mga first world/developed countries bibihira ang hindi naka-credit card tsaka strict and piracy laws dun.

      na kuha mo brad? hehe, kaya kelanman, walang GoogleStore sa mga 3rd world gaya ng Pinas

      1. I would like to see statistics of your statements. You see, one of the countries where piracy is highly rampant is in China, and that is not a third world country.

        India has as much piracy as we do, but Nexus devices are available via Play Store there. And they’re not one of the developed countries.

        The reason why I am hoping that Google can finally distribute hardware here is because they already have a local office here (Global City).

        1. Wag nga kayo magmamarunong lahat! FACT talaga na Google Nexus phones are subsidized by Google and they earn back the subsidy from purchases in the play store. If you recall personally, magkano na nagastos nyo sa Play App Store?

          Google sells nexuss phones in the Indian Play Store, but DOES NOT subsidize it. Sobrang higher ang price sa india kahit official play store kayo doon bumili.

          1. So, what if they sell the Nexus at a higher price in India? It doesn’t dispel the fact that they are selling in a third world country. Google doesn’t profit a lot from the apps you buy. They profit from the services. They are a marketing company.

            Also, in India, they still do not profit from Nexus 5 sale. There probably are additional costs for them to have a distribution channel there. Hence, the higher price.

            If they want to profit from app sales, then what Google should’ve done is to try to limit the developers from releasing apps for free in the Play Store. They also should have made the Play Store as the ONLY way to get apps. But that’s not the case. China has Android forks. Amazon have their own App Store despite the fact that they’re using Android. So, how can you justify that Google is concerned with profiting from apps sales? Reason: they’re not.

      2. bakit napepeke ba ang hardware para di sila mag setup ng google store for hardware devices?
        maybe aesthetically but never spec-wise… software piracy is rampant anywhere anyway so that couldnt be a good point

    1. Aba’y ka kulit din.

      Hindi nga pwede eh, walang kikitain ang Google sa mga penny-pinching third world Islanders. Lugi na sila sa Nexus dahil top of the line specs at a bargain. Yung subsidy para sa mga bansa lang na ”Can Afford” bumili ng Apps (Pinas is not one of them, ever)

      In order for them to recoup their loss. babawiin nila yun thru App purchases, same principle applies sa SONY and their PLAYSTATION business

      Ang humirit pa dito ng ibenta ng PLAYSTORE sa Pinas ek ek ay babatukan ko na!!!!

      1. Wrong. Google doesn’t generate most profits from the sale of apps. Their bread and butter is advertising. Heck, that’s why Android is free (yup, they don’t ask for a license fee), and the reason why all their services are free. The more you use their services, the more revenues they generate. They don’t take any loss from Nexus devices. They aren’t “subsidized” as you say. They are sold AT COST. It’s been stated as such for quite a while now. They have no loss to recoup. If anything, they gain a lot because of their business model.

        The reason they opt to distribute to limited countries is because of the limited distributionion channel they have. Third world countries aren’t the only ones left out. Some countries in Europe are in a similar boat as we are.

        Again, they DON’T SELL APPS. They profit from our Internet profile. Anywhere from targeted ads to keymatch auctions.

        1. Wag nga kayo magmamarunong lahat! He’s not referring to android, maliit talaga earnings sa playstore compared sa adwords. FACT talaga na Google Nexus phones are subsidized by Google and they earn back the subsidy from purchases in the play store. If you recall personally, magkano na nagastos nyo sa Play App Store?

          Google sells nexus phones in the Indian Play Store, but DOES NOT subsidize it. Sobrang higher ang price sa india kahit official play store kayo doon bumili. May subsidised nexus phones from the play store sa US,Canada,UK,Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, South Korea, etc kasi malaki revenue ng play store doon.

          1. Nope. Really, that reasoning doesn’t explain why they are able to sell it in India but not here. Why not in Malaysia? They have a stronger economy there. Why isn’t it directly available in Google Play in Singapore? Google’s decision to not make Nexus available in certain countries have more to do with manufacturing and distribution and less with Google Play.

      2. May Nexus sa India brad. Wag ka na magkalat ng impormasyon na mali mali naman. Puro ka 3rd world bakita sa India meron? Ikaw kaya batukan ko?!