Pre-orders for Nexus 5 on Google Play and other outlets started for a relatively cheap price - $349 for the 16GB version. That’s ₱ 15,000 when converted using BSP’s exchange rate. However, Nexus phones have the history of being sold at a higher price here in the Philippines.
|Google’s Nexus 5 Android phone in black.|
Google Nexus 5 Price in the PhilippinesIf the case Google Nexus 4 is to be considered, Nexus 5 might also suffer the same fate. Many retailers sold Nexus 4 at a higher price compared to its US price. Instead of ₱15,000, Nexus 4 retailed for as much as ₱24,500!
LG will distribute the Nexus 5 in the Philippines. We’ll update this article when the company releases the official suggested retail price in the coming weeks. Read on to find a way how to get a Nexus 5 for a lower price tag.
Where to Buy Google Nexus 5 in the PhilippinesThere are several ways how you can buy a Nexus 5 in the Philippines. You can get it from several online shops, Globe and Smart Plans, LG outlets and other stores. However, you have to choose carefully so that you’ll only pay almost the same price in the US.
If you’re looking for a postpaid plan, Globe and Smart will take more than a month before they can offer Nexus 5. If you can’t wait, better look for other ways.
Lastly, you can ask a friend who is in the US to buy a Nexus 5 for you. However, make sure that he or she can get an international version since the US version lacks LTE band no. 3 which is used by Globe.
Update: Nexus 5 just sold out on Google Play. You can check Amazon if they still have Nexus 5 in stock.
Google Nexus 5 Official Specs
- 2.26GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 Processor
- Android 4.4 Kitkat OS
- 4.95 Inch Full-HD IPS Display at 1080×1920 Pixel Resolution or 445 PPI
- Multi-touch and Scratch Resistant with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Adreno 330 450 MHz GPU
- 8 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
- 1.3 Megapixel Front Camera
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16 or 32 GB of Internal Storage
- Single Sim
- 4G LTE, 3G, EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Dual Band WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass
- Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure and Hall Sensors
- microUSB and SlimPort
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- 2,300 mAh Battery
- Wireless Charging