Google Play Store to sell Nexus 5 in India for Rs. 28,999 (16 GB) and Rs. 32,999 (32GB)

Google unveiled Nexus 5, its first Android 4.4 KitKat® phone  with 5″ display panel and Snapdragon™ 800 processor. To boost the performance, the phone comes with 2 GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The most interesting part is the pricing of this phone. Nexus 5 is available on Google Play Store US for $349 (16 GB version) and $399 (32 GB version) without any contract. Apart from the United States, Nexus is now available at Play Store Canada, UK, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan and Korea.

Google Nexus 5

To celebrate the festive mood in India, Google is bringing Nexus 5 very soon to Indian shore. Google Play Store India has already listed Nexus 5 with pricing as &#8377 28,999 (16 GB) and &#8377 32,999 (32 GB) but is not available to order yet. But I think Google will not take much time in making the phone available here as Apple has already started selling iPhone 5S and 5C from November 1.

Google Nexus 5 at Play Store India

India is a very price sensitive country and that’s why the timing of Nexus 5 launch and availability will impact the sale of iPhone 5S which is almost 25K pricier than Nexus 5. Here is the pricing comparison of iPhone 5S/5C and Google Nexus 5 in India.

 Nexus 5iPhone 5SiPhone 5C 
16 GBRs. 28,999Rs. 53,000Rs. 41,900
32 GBRs. 32,999Rs. 62,000Rs. 51,000
64 GBN/ARs. 71,000N/A

In terms of technical specification, I do not prefer to compare iPhone an Android devices as both phones run on different operating systems. But it is interesting to compare the technical spec of other Android phones in this category and see where Nexus 5 stands.

Comparison of Google Nexus 5, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One

 Google Nexus 5LG G2Sony Xperia Z1Samsung Galaxy Note 3HTC One
Processor2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8002.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8002.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8001.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8001.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Memory16 GB, 32 GB16 GB, 32 GB16 GB expandable through microSD, upto 64 GB32 GB expandable through microSD, upto 64 GB32 GB, 64 GB
CameraPrimary - 8 MP, Secondary 1.3 MPPrimary - 13 MP, Secondary 2.1 MPPrimary - 20.7 MP, Secondary 2 MPPrimary - 13 MP, Secondary 2 MPPrimary - 4 MP (UltraPixel), Secondary 2.1 MP
Android OSv4.4 (KitKat)v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)v4.2 (Jelly Bean)v4.3 (Jelly Bean)v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Display4.95" True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels
5.2" True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels
5" 1920 x 1080 Pixels TRILUMINOS Display with X-Reality, Dust-resistant (IP55 and IP585.7" Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)4.7" Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels, HTC Sense UI v5
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery3000 mAhLi-Ion, 3200 mAhNon-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2G, 3G, LTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2G, 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNAWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2G, 3GWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, 2G, 3G, LTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, 2G, 3G, LTE
PriceRs. 28,999Rs. 37,900Rs. 42,990Rs. 46,899Rs. 48,999

With an excellent technical spec and reasonable pricing, Nexus 5 is the most convincing buy at this time.


Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.