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Google Launches the Nexus 5 in Canada Starting at $349

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Google has announced its latest flagship Android device has launched, the Nexus 5. It is now available in Canada in 16GB and 32GB configurations, for $349 CAD and $399 CAD respectively, with black and white colour options:

Nexus 5 helps you capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways. It’s the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone ever made, powered by Android 4.4, KitKat.

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The Nexus 5 features the following:

  • 5-inch display, 1920×1080 resolution (445 ppi)
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor; 2GB RAM
  • 1.3MP front camera, 8MP rear camera
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • 130 grams

All Nexus phones come factory unlocked so you can pop in your SIM card from any carrier, plus get the latest Android updates first from Google.

Last year’s Nexus 4 was available in 8GB and 16GB configurations for $299 and $349 respectively, but lacked LTE networking out of the box. The new smartphone is aimed to compete directly with Apple’s iPhone 5s.

Anyone thinking of switching to the other team? Black in 16GB has already sold out.

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  • Shameer Mulji

    Damn that’s cheap for those specs.

  • Yeah. These phones are priced very aggressively–unlocked to boot!

  • Shameer Mulji

    I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t seriously tempted to get one.

  • Wait 9-10 months and watch the price drop like the Nexus 4.

  • Flaxx

    The Nexus lines of phones, especially this latest one, are the only devices that make me rethink using my iPhone. The trouble is, now my entire family is heavily invested in the Apple eco system (Find my Friends, iMessage, purchased apps, etc). But if I were starting again, I probably would go with the Nexus 5. I honestly don’t understand why people bother with Samsung, a company that seems to just want to fill landfills with their old devices that they overcharge and under-support.

  • N5 all sold out

    all sold out boooo
    Hopefully they have a bigger inventory than they did when nexus 4 was released…

  • huh?

    any phone drops in price after 9~10 months though

  • Yeah, but the price drops last time were $100 and $110, making it $199 for a Nexus 4. From a cost perspective, if someone is looking for the best deal on a Nexus it might be best to wait.

    Sure, the iPhone will price drop, but that’s only the subsidized pricing. The unlocked pricing usually stays the same, you’ll have to wait until new models are announced to save on unlocked prices.

  • Bishbulb

    Anyone else get an error from the Google Play store about how the Nexus 5 isn’t available to ship to Canada? I can’t figure out how to add a Canadian shipping address to Google Wallet…

  • Dan Bishop

    Anyone know how to add a Canadian shipping address and CC to the Google Play store (ie. Google Wallet)?

  • Acer12345

    Notice how the price is the exact same in Canada and US. Kudos to them for that.

  • Brad

    in the time it took me between add to cart and sign in all models sold out 🙁

  • Yeah, these went pretty quickly. Doh!

  • fuckstick

    couldn’t even have the decency to post a link

  • wstoneman

    I thought they dropped the price to clear stock. It was completely sold out shortly after the drop.

  • Erik Kappel

    This right here is something that brings up an issue I’ve had with Apple devices of late, and just makes me rather angry at Apple for essentially price gouging its more “hardcore” customers.

    16gb to 32gb models of the Nexus 5 = 50$ difference. Same jump in capacity on iPhones and iPads, 100$ difference. It’s 2013, memory does NOT cost anywhere near that much anymore. Add to that that you can’t add to the capacity with cards, and it just becomes insulting. Not to mention how quickly your devices become full with the rising size of apps and especially games. I feel like Apple has gone from innovative to arrogant of late. Free iWork apps don’t make up for ridiculous pricing on capacity upgrades.

  • Lilia Talor

    Is this phone from Canada works in Europe?

  • DamielTremblay514

    i have the same problem!

  • DamielTremblay514

    i got it to work in Canada… you need to log from Canadian ip address!… if you try to ad a payment method an it shows US flag… your ip address is messing whit it!

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