Nexus 5 down to just £240 SIM free at Carphone Warehouse

Google's Nexus 5 handset now costs just £240 at Carphone Warehouse -- that's £60 cheaper than the original price. Bargain.

Here's a bargain for you -- the Google Nexus 5 has dropped to just £240 SIM free at Carphone Warehouse. That's £60 cheaper than at Google Play, and matches the phenomenal low launch price of the Nexus 5's predecessor, the Nexus 4.

That's a great price for a very good handset. You can choose from the black, white, or red version that launched recently. Though at the moment delivery for the white model is listed as 27 February, which is Thursday.

Google dropped the price of the Nexus 4 to just £160 to clear stock shortly before the Nexus 5 launched, but it's doubtful we'll see a new Google handset at Mobile World Congress next week. For starters, it's Carphone Warehouse who's dropped the price, not Google itself. The Nexus 5 only launched in October as well, and Google wouldn't want to annoy anyone who bought one by launching a follow-up just four months later.

That's not to say Google has been resting on its laurels on the mobile side of things. It recently announced a concept phone called Project Tango, which maps the world around you in 3D. This will help act as a guide for when you're indoors, and GPS doesn't work.

The Nexus 5 is one of the best phones of the last year. It runs Android KitKat, which is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. The screen is a 5-inch, Full HD doozy, and inside is a quad-core processor, so it can handle anything you task it with, no matter how fiendish. The only real downside is the camera, and the lack of expandable storage.

Will you be snapping up the cut-price Nexus 5? Which colour would you go for? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

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    Joe has been writing about consumer tech for nearly seven years now, but his liking for all things shiny goes back to the Gameboy he received aged eight (and that he still plays on at family gatherings, much to the annoyance of his parents). His pride and joy is an Infocus projector, whose 80-inch picture elevates movie nights to a whole new level.


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