Google’s initial Nexus 5 phone shipments sold out very quickly when the Android device was released last November. Will the new “bright red” variant that goes on sale today sell equally fast?
Casing aside, the new Nexus 5 is identical as the other models, and costs the same ($399 for a 16GB model, $449 for 32GB). We’re big fans of the Nexus, principally for its vendorware-free implementation of Android KitKat.
The success of coloured phones often seems to depend on choosing the right shade: Apple’s multi-hued 5C didn’t make a major impact, but the gold 5S was a big seller. Are you tempted by a red Nexus 5?
Nexus 5 [Google Play]