Nexus 5 SIM-free sold out at Carphone too, still on contract

Stocks of Google's new KitKat-packing superphone are running low all over the place, with Carphone Warehouse the latest outlet to limit Nexus 5 stock.

Stocks of Google's new KitKat-packing 4G superphone are running low all over the place, with Carphone Warehouse the latest outlet to limit Nexus 5 stock to contract-only customers.

The Carphone site will still sell you a black Nexus 5 (only with 16GB of storage), but not SIM-free, only on a contract, with a free handset setting you back £25 per month.

The site briefly showed SIM-free models available for £429, a shocking £130 more than Google is selling the phone, but a Carphone spokesperson told me that was not the official offer. They added that individual stores may still have SIM-free stock, at Google's RRP, so you should ring your local Warehouse to find out if they have any.

Google Play yesterday ran out of 32GB black Nexus 5s , while the 16GB black version is available to order with a 2-3 week wait. The rather naff white versions are readily available, at £299 for 16GB and £339 for 32GB.

Neither Carphone nor Google could say when they would have more stock.

If you simply can't live without a 32GB Nexus, O2 exclusively sells it on pay as you go for the staggeringly inflated price of £529. Patience is a virtue, remember.

Our full Nexus 5 review is now live here , in which Andy gets to grips with Android 4.4 KitKat, is deeply impressed by its power and fluidity, but rather let down by the camera. He's also done a handy guide to Google's new OS:

How much would you pay for a Nexus 5? Is it all it's cracked up to be? Let me know what you think in the comments below, or over on our cutting-edge Facebook page.

 

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