Sprint and LG Electronics USA today announced Nexus 5 from Google will be available from Sprint beginning Friday, Nov. 8, for $149.99 (16GB version) after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement or $18.75 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes). Nexus 5 by LG will be available in all sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1). Customers can pre-order the device beginning Friday, Nov. 1, by visiting www.sprint.com/nexus5
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Nexus 5 by LG is the first Android 4.4, KitKat, smartphone capable of using the tri-band Sprint 4G LTE2 network. Sprint Spark is a unique combination of network technologies, spectrum, capacity and tri-band devices designed to bring customers super-high wireless speeds. Nexus 5 will become tri-band enabled with a software update in early 2014.
Nexus 5 by LG is made without sacrificing power and speed and features tri-band 4G LTE, a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and ultra-fast Wi-Fi to keep customers connected at blazing speeds to race through games, zip around the Web, and switch between apps at the flick of a finger. At only 4.59 ounces and 0.34-inches thin, it's the most powerful Nexus phone yet.
KitKat is fast and powerful yet simple to use. Android 4.4 takes system performance to an all-time high by optimizing memory usage in every major component. That means users can run more of their favorite apps and switch between them faster than ever.
The new phone app automatically prioritizes contacts based on who the user talks to the most. Whenever customers get a call from a phone number not in their contacts, Nexus 5 by LG will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
Customers can now send and receive SMS right from Google Hangouts, and Hangouts for Android now supports location sharing.
Additional features include:
-5-inch class full HD IPS display (actual size 4.95-inches) -Advanced camera lens that lets in more light -Wireless charging via Qi wireless charging accessories (sold separately) -2,300mAh imbedded Lithium-polymer battery -Best of Google includes access to more than 1 million apps and games on Google Play(TM), and the newly redesigned --Google Maps app makes navigating effortless -From the home screen, just say 'Ok Google' to start a voice search, send a text, get directions or play a song. Swipe over to the left to check your Google Now cards. -3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously -Nexus 5 customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps
Customers who sign up for Sprint's new Unlimited, My Way plan or My All-inSM plan are eligible for the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee. The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee gives customers unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network for the life of the line of service. The new Unlimited, My Way rate plans start for as little as $80 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges).
Sprint One Up offers customers an affordable option to upgrade their device more frequently. With Sprint One Up, participating smartphone customers get unlimited talk, text and data for an introductory rate of $65 per month - a $15 per month savings off their Unlimited, My Way standard rate plan and Sprint's guarantee of unlimited talk, text and data for the life of the line of service. Sprint One Up is also available for smartphones on the My All-in plan as well.