At $350 Google is selling the phone below cost. That is their choice. They also get it cheaper from LG then the carriers can. The cost of the phone in the Play store is not at all relevant to the retail cost of the phone.
Google Nexus 5 – launches online at www.T-Mobile.com on Nov. 14 and in T-Mobile retail stores and select dealers Nov. 20.
T-Mobile makes it easy and affordable to get the hottest Android smartphone in time for the holidays with an upfront cost of only $41.99 down and 24 equal monthly device payments of $17 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan.
The Nexus 5 could arrive in T-Mobile stores on November 20. Most likely they will charge about $100 more like they did with the Nexus 4. One reason I prefer to purchase from Google is that their customer service has been terrific, and when sending a replacement, it’s a new device, not a refurb. The carriers usually replace with refurbs unless something changed. I hope at least one retailer carries white so it can be seen in person.
New Cell Phones – New T-Mobile Phones – New Android Phones
The new Nexus 5 might be missing some features that the Moto X have while the specs on the Nexus 5 is better. So it really is if you want the features of the voice commands and maybe a smooth ride, which it really is smooth, my friend have one and love it despite the mid range specs, and the Nexus 5 with faster updates and better specs.
Nexus 5 Specs:
4.95-inch 1080p HD display
2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
2GB of RAM
1.3MP front-facing camera
8MP OIS rear camera
LTE Bands 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
2300 mAh battery
The specs are the highest specs possible for a phone right now, so if that isn’t mind blowing what is? And 4.4 is a pretty major update, biggest update since 4.0
The Nexus 5 is now on sale, $349 (16GB) for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The 32GB version prices in at $399.
The new Sony Xperia Z1S really looks like the leaked pic of the Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile US, because the headphone placement is the same. Proportions likes button size seems to rule out the possibility of this being a Xperia Z1 Mini.
New Cell Phones – New T-Mobile Phones – New Sony Phones
Source: @evleaks Via: Xperia Blog
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Light is a decent budget phone for those who don’t want the whole Pure Google experience or don’t want to spend too much on a phone.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra LTE is now on sale for $679.99, Xperia Z1 and SmartWatch 2 for Pre-Order. I believe T-Mobile US will carry the Z1 shortly but that may be HSDPA+, there is an LTE variant C6906 that may work on US LTE bands.
From my conversation with the Sony store, they will be selling the international version if the Z1. so those who want the LTE bands on AT&T and T-mobile in the US should probably wait until those get released.