You can now purchase the Sprint Nexus 5 for $19.99 when signing a new 2-year contract. Amazon is also including 50GB of Amazon Cloud Drive storage with the smartphone.
The Nexus 5 is Google's latest flagship smartphone and is still virtually sold out on Google Play. Google sells the unlocked Nexus 5 through the Google Play store and has also partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile to offer the handset to their customers. Unlike Google and T-Mobile, Sprint is selling the Nexus 5 subsidized when purchasing with a new 2-year contract. If you've been trying to get your hands on a Nexus 5, you might want to check out Amazon. The retailer has the 16GB Nexus 5 in stock and ready to ship and it's priced at $19.99.
Google has chosen the Nexus 5 to be the launch device for its latest version of Android. The smartphone is the first device to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat and is packed with high-end specs to make it worthy of its flagship status.
The Sprint Nexus 5 features a 4.95-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display with a pixel density of 445 pixels-per-inch (ppi) and runs Android 4.4 KitKat (can be updated to Android 4.4.1 out of the box). The smartphone is packing a powerful 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit (GPU) and 2GB of RAM. When it comes to its on-board cameras, you'll find an 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and improved HDR+ mode, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The smartphone includes 16GB of internal storage and Amazon is also offering 50GB of free Amazon Cloud Drive storage for one year. Its wireless connectivity options consist of 4G LTE radio, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/nc, Bluetooth 4.0 with Bluetooth 4.0 LE abilities, NFC, and GPS. The Nexus 5 supports wireless charging out of the box and is using a 2,300 mAh non-removable battery.
Google just released Android 4.4.1, which dramatically improves the Nexus 5's camera. The camera application now opens faster and its autofocus, exposure, and white balance have been adjusted for better quality pictures.
You can order the Sprint Nexus 5 from Amazon for $19.99 when signing a new 2-year contract. The retailer is including 50GB of Amazon Cloud storage for free for one year with purchase.