One of the UK's largest and most unfortunately named phone sellers, Carphone Warehouse, is apparently fully stocked with the still unannounced Nexus 5. The leaked screen shows 1500 units of the white Nexus 5 in stock, but there are allegedly 1500 black units as well.


The screen does appear to be from the Carphone Warehouse system, which uses a distinctly archaic blue-yellow interface. You can see the same UI in last year's Nexus 4 leaks. The search above shows 1500 white Nexus 5s residing in the Wednesbury warehouse, which is a real Carphone location.

It's not clear if this is the entirety of Carphone Warehouse's launch stock, or if there will be more arriving prior to the big day. Of course, we don't yet know when that will be.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Kieron Quinn

    Quick! Raid the warehouse!

    • navjot

      just call those guys in Indiana

      • Michael J Carroll

        I have friends from Gary, that shouldn't be too hard...

      • TheLastAngel

        I am that guy from Indiana, I'm already overseas though. LOL.

    • Stylus_XL

      I live very close to Wednesbury. It's tempting...

      • remister

        Italian Job it, GOGOGOGO

  • Dan Owen

    Anyone think Amazon will have stock right away as well? Similar to the Chromecast, Nexus 7 and HP Chromebooks launch? Would love to take advantage of my prime shipping.

  • Kenny O

    Who's in?

    • Chidozie Emelue

      made my day

    • drzfr3shboialex

      Ripped it! Lol. You could hire me $1500 best in the business, I speciliaze in all.

    • Guest


    • Dee Norbert

      I have the plane and the money lets do it :)

  • Michael

    Anyone else think this is a hint at Wednesday?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock


    • Stylus_XL

      LMAO!!! Thanks dude, I needed that laugh.

    • adi19956

      No, Wednesbury is a town in the Black Country. Carphone Warehouse has a warehouse there.

      • Sparrot

        CPW main distribution centre

        • adi19956

          Warehouse sounds better given their name

    • Sparrot
  • MyLeftNut

    This hunt for the Nexus 5 has become tiring to read about. I was on the Nexus train for the longest until I actually bought my first nexus device and had nothing but problems. I am on my fifth Nexus 7 and that one's going back today for a full refund. I was jonesing for a Nexus 5 but this experience has soured me to the Nexus line. It's over saturation and hype in android tech news sure isn't helping.

    • http://googleplus.VoluntaryMan.com/ William Thieme

      have you tried other nexus devices? the nexus 7s are a lot worse than the nexus 10s and 4s I have used.

    • remister

      What happened to your Nexus 7, I'm fine with mine.

      • MyLeftNut

        That's great. My experience is different. Random shut down and reboots, GPS problems...This latest Nexus that I have, I set the screen to time off after 10 mins. I turned it back on tried to open an app and the screen hung until the Nexus actually went back to sleep. That's 10 mins of the screen being unresponsive. Typing is a chore, I get double and triple clicks. Entering a password is near impossible and I can't play any game that require two finders on the screen at all times.

        I'm glad you and many more people got lucky with problem-free Nexus 7's but anyone pretending they can live with these problems is lying to themselves because if this was anything but a Nexus it would have been blasted.

        • Asgard

          Maybe I got confused with the replies, was it the 2012 or the 2013 N7?
          Because I got a 2012 N7 for my sister, but I was a little afraid because I read of a lot of people having screen response issues, audio issues and even some screen peeling issues. Fortunately that was not the case for the one I got. In the case of the GNex, the first one I had came with some audio issues, but I was still under warranty to return it, and the replacement worked fine. I think for some reason the first batch of Nexus devices have come with some issues that get fixed in a later revision.

        • remister

          Sorry to hear, I did have some of the ghost taps issues, but have been gone since the few updates. I have an issue within the playstore, whenever I update anything and want to browse the play store it keeps going back to the app that is updating and showing me that page.

          • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

            When you click on the app you want to see, the screen that shows for the app just loads the apps permissions, click on the Image/icon for the app (to the left of it's name) and it will take you into the description of the app. The screen will however keep refreshing until all the updates have been completed.

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      The Nexus 7 was a one-of-a-kind Nexus, with build issues, performance issues thanks to the crap Tegra 3 processor and low quality storage, etc. The Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 have no problems (well, apart from poor battery life and camera quality, both "features" of Nexus devices), so really, don't go by the N7.

      • Paddington

        If people think the GNex and N4 cameras are bad, I can't imagine what they say about the N7 camera. Because it's a tablet, I don't use the camera function. It is awkward and odd and people look like confused idiots taking pictures with tablets. I snapped a few just to test, though, and the N7 has the worst camera of any device I've ever used. I love everything else about the N7, so this is a non-issue for me, just a point for conversation.

        • spearman792

          If you're looking for image quality from a front-facing camera, you're doing it wrong haha

          • Paddington

            I mean the regular camera on the 2013 Nexus 7. I don't think I ever actually took a picture with the front-facing camera on the 1st generation N7. I generally avoid front-facing cameras except for video chats, and being a former T-Mobile customer and having the cheapest WiFi available, those are never crisp for me.

          • spearman792

            Oh gotcha. I figured you meant the old N7 since you listed it with the GNex and N4. I wish the N7 naming convention was a little more clear...

        • Abhijeet Mishra

          Well, they suck for devices in 2013, and for devices that were otherwise great in hardware (though the GNex did come with a not-so-powerful processor). Also, like spearman792 said, a front camera can't really be expected to offer good image quality, haha.

        • MyLeftNut

          I would never rate a tablet poorly for it's camera. I agree with you there. That's like telling a woman with great breast that her third nipple is too small. Who cares? It's superfluous.

      • MyLeftNut

        Really it's like no one wants to hear anything bad about the Nexus line but I get what you're saying. I was expecting way more down votes for voicing my opinion. The Nexus 7 is a incredible machine don't get me wrong. I even returned a Kindle and sold a Note 8 just to get it but....Google really dropped the ball. I know LG makes great hardware so the phones might be better but Asus tablets are terrible (and I say this as someone who has three Asus laptops). Also it's the support I received from Google more so than the actual device that soured me. The minute they learned I didn't buy it from them they washed their hands of the problems and Asus, despite being the manufacturer, actually told me to just take it back to Best Buy.

        I bought every smartphone I've owned off contract. Always international version never with a warranty. Never had a problem. But with the Nexus, I feel like if I buy it I would need extra protection in case something (most definitely) went wrong.

        • didibus

          I've owned the Nexus One and 4, both have worked wonderfully. with absolutely no problem whatsoever.

          Maybe the original nexus 7 had some manufacturing problems.

          • pfmiller

            I suppose the hardware of the Nexus One was fine, but when it first came out Android was an unstable mess. It took a few major updates before that phone became anything close to problem free.

            That said, I loved the phone, but the constant launcher crashes were certainly frustrating.

    • Michael Fontenot

      I've never had a single problem with any of my nexus devices and I started on the nexus one. Nexus for life.

      • usaff22

        I've never had a single problem with any of my nexus devices and I started on the nexus one. Nexus for life. #HOLOYOLO


    • Eldorath

      Never had a problem with my Nexus S, GNex, or either Nexus 7 (Daughter had a problem with the screen on her 2012 Nexus 7, however).

      In fact.. as of this second *checking status*:

      899:08:51 Uptime.

      Can't complain at all here. (2013, 16GB Nexus 7)

      • Robert Alex Kibler

        You never had any issues with your Gnex or Nexus 7? Jealous. :( I have issues with both.

        • Eldorath

          With the 2012 model, the wife and I had zero problems (aside from the occasional screen tearing when playing games). Daughter's 2012 model had a bad screen about 2 months into it (Walmart exchanged it without question).

          The 2013 Nex7 model, I initially had some deep sleep rebooting issues, but they were straightened with the first patch that Google pushed to the device. Learned after my first major tablet purchase awhile ago, to only buy locally and return locally as well... AND, as much as people like to trash on Walmart, their return policies have always been awesome for me. (If you buy the extended warranty when you purchase a device, I've never had to deal with the warranty company at all.. the local store always takes it back [again, as long as you paid for that warranty])

          The Galaxy Nexus (Toro), I've never had a bit complaint about it, aside from when I crank the brightness up on the screen, that battery drains quick... not to mention VZW's lack of updates on the device, but that's what custom Roms and kernels are for :)

    • saltyzip

      I have a Nexus 4 and it is a cracking phone, I love it. I also have a Nexus 7 2013 and had to RMA the first one due to touch screen issues. 2nd one is so much better, but still had to resort to installing swiftkey to fix keyboard sticky typing issues.

      I really hope the Nexus 5 releases without any hardware issues, somebody has to take the fight to Samsung.

    • BCoils

      Maybe 6th time is a charm?

    • Oli72

      Ur tired. Go sit down. Ok. Thx u. ;-)

  • Kam Siu

    come on! take my money already!

  • remister
    • Blake Ross

      I love the comments:

      "I guess I'll wait for the Nexus 5 then. ain't buying a LG product."

      You're gonna be a bit disappointed...

      • akshay7394

        The comments? Even the article itself made me chuckle juuuust a little bit-

        >One thing's for sure, though: it's highly unlikely that it will be called the "Nexus 4;" after all, Carphone Warehouse does call the Nexus S the "nexus 2."

        • mr.klee

          There's another article that says:

          "Then there's the claim of a 360° camera. Sure, Google has them, but it doesn't look like they'll fit in your phone."

          source: http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/10/25/carphone-warehouse-outs-the-nexus-4-again-claims-pre-orders-ship-by-october-30th/

          • NinoBr0wn


          • akshay7394

            These are just golden ahahaha

            Makes me wonder what android police just might've deduced as impossible for the Nexus 5 and/or KitKat, which ends up being true (hopefully next week.)


        • Sparrot

          The Nexus S was going to be called Nexus 2 but Samsung objected - they didn't want to be seen as second (true!)

          • akshay7394

            Oh I know :) It was the Nexus 4 part I found funny, for obvious reasons :P

    • Wave Rapture

      Haha: "it's highly unlikely that it will be called the "Nexus 4;" after all, Carphone Warehouse does call the Nexus S the "nexus 2.""
      Yeah, right *cough*

  • Gustavo


  • htowngtr

    Would be nice if 3rd party places sell it at same price

  • Kieron Quinn

    Also, apparently, Wednesbury is a Yodel location, not CPW, so they're even ready for delivery

  • fsdgasdg

    nexus 5 will be lunch on the 5th in israel.

    • Chris

      Really? I didn't think it was kosher.

      • fsdgasdg

        what? you guys really dont know alot about israel :|

        • Andrew


          • fsdgasdg

            still most people in israel arent religious

      • Sparrot
    • Leonid Podolny

      How do you know?

  • Guest

    here is a post fro @evleaks

  • GreatNews

    Here is another screenshot tweeted by @eveleaks

  • Hans Gruber

    shame if you buy one from carphone warehouse on contract chances are you'll pay more for the device + contract than you would if you just bought the phone from the play store and got a sim only plan...

    • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

      that's generally how subsidization and contracts works

      • Hans Gruber

        it's more so with the nexus :|
        i mean...
        some contracts you end up getting a damn good deal and ending up cheaper than buying a handset + contract...in fact i could get a Z1 and end up paying ~300 for the handset...except i dont want to pay such a big phone bill anymore every month and would rather get one outright...

        bah nevermind

  • Chris

    I used to work there and same thing happened with the Nexus 4 in white with some in their warehouse but never actually showed up.

    If / when they do sell it you will have contract only options and that will be expensive.

    • Sparrot

      Showing on the system with a SIM free option but, yes, they are being taken in primarily for contract sales (£32/mo free)

  • Chris Hutchinson


    • psychoace

      What's happening?

      • remister

        Sexy Time!

      • Chris Hutchinson

        HALF-LIFE 3!!

  • br_hermon

    Ok so... Please don't let fire rain down on me for saying this but...

    If this is to be believed, stores have supplies, we've seen the retail box, EVERYTHING has been leaked about this phone. The ONLY thing left is to announce it. But there's still no press release invites. Does any of these seem like deja vu? Wasn't the pending release a similar situation for the Galaxy Nexus?

    Everything was out there ready to go but no release. As it turned out a bug was found in the 11th hour delaying release. There's no way that's happening again is it? Not saying I necessarily believe it but it's not like it isn't possible. Yes, it may still be a bit premature but if there's no new news a week from today, then it's seriously worth considering.

  • Dejan Kokorovic

    When it's available on Google Play store in the U.S. Will be immediately available in other countries in the Google play store. Interested in Australia if someone knows. I have no experience with this, if anyone knows please.

  • NexusKoolaid

    Wow, 3000 units - that should last a half hour or so...

    • anon

      With so much hype it won't last more than 5 minutes.

      • LeDerp

        Once i have the phone in my hands, i wont last more than 15 seconds.

    • Sparrot

      Not really. These are priced at normal retail prices, not discounted as they are from Google. I think there was a similar stock of N4 last year and it took a month or two to clear.

  • Ray

    I really hope this isn't just a US only release to begin with.

    • Chris Lambert

      Carphone Warehouse is a UK "company".

      • Ray

        I didn't realise that. I guess that's a good sign then.

        • trickytree1984

          Where are you from? Can't be US or UK

          • Ray

            I'm in Australia.

  • Mathias Kenting

    Why didn't those Indian guys steal a shitload of Nexus 5's instead of the G2's?

    • psychoace

      Uh they were from Indiana.

      • LeDerp

        Well they certainly weren't cowboys. Had to be Indians

  • Mark

    I find it funny you say it is "unfortunately named phone resellers" to us in the UK when you have a Automobile service franchise called Jiffy Lube in America.

    • pfmiller

      What's wrong with Jiffy Lube? It's an accurate description of the service they provide. Does "Carphone Warehouse" really still sell carphones?

      • Wozn2

        Yes, they sell phones you can use in cars. They were going to change their name to outside/car/work/train/walkingaboutphone warehouse but the cost of signage put them off.

        • pfmiller

          Ok, but that's not what a carphone is.

          • Wozn2

            First mover disadvantage - they're called "The Phone House" elsewhere in Europe...

      • ltredbeard

        I always thought it was a play on Car/Phone Warehouse. As in they are a warehouse for car stuff and phones.

        • pfmiller

          Nope, the name is actually a remnant of the days when being installed in the console of your car was as mobile as phones got.

    • jeffrey6283

      You mean the place that changes the Lube in your car in a Jiffy? Aptly named, I'd say.

    • Crispin Swickard

      Why not Mobile phone, or just Mobile Warehouse? I concur on the Jiffy Lube thing entirely though. ;)

    • Mike Reid

      Patiently waiting for the explanation why "Jiffy Lube" sounds funny in the UK.

      Presume it's sexual.

      Meanwhile you UKers can laugh at all us "rooting" our phones, where "rooting" is the main sexual act I understand, LOL. I feel a need to over-explain to non-techie UK based emailers when I say their phone must be rooted for my app.

      • Matt Dowdy

        rooting is an Australian slang term for having sex, nothing to do with "UKers"
        and jiffy is a term used for a condom in uk

      • Benjamen Meiers

        Yeah, I am an Australian, I try to avoid telling people they need to root their phones. I instead just say 'Gain admin access'. It's less messy.

        • mattrition

          Linux admins must have a very hard time being taken seriously in Australia.

  • remister

    If you are getting the device through Google PlayStore, get ready to be in order/shipping limbo! I had to deal with that on the Nexus 4 :(. I hope Google learns this time.

  • Chris Caldwell

    the carphone warehouse leak for N4 last year mentioned, which turned out to be true, came out over 3 weeks prior to launch......

    • Chris Lambert

      Wasn't that just "in the system" though? This looks like actual stock.

      (could be wrong etc.)

    • trickytree1984

      There was a white nexus 4

  • Sorian

    Hang on a sec, didn't you guys say there was no White version?


  • Wyatt Neal

    So has anyone else noticed the pictures don't describe the memory capacity of the devices? Permission to speculate that there will be only one Nexus configuration based on the fact that 16GB was enough memory for a phone last time AND google is shoving everything into it's cloud.

    • Dobbart

      Ugh, that would be unfortunate. A lot of my desire to upgrade from the N4 to the N5 is so I can get more storage space. (The rest is bigger screen, better microphone, and better camera, so hopefully reviews give me good news on those last two.)

  • rasty++

    check here...

    it s normal?


    name and PW?! lol

    • leonardolol

      rasty sei ovunque! you are everywhere! ahaha

      • rasty++

        everywhere and nowhere .. :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Was this url ever publicized and accessible before? As far as I can tell, it's only ever been http://www.android.com/kitkat/.

      • rasty++

        I saved the page in cache .. Now I have a doubt...

      • Benjamen Meiers

        It used to redirect.

  • The_16th_Doctor

    ok google, we already know everything about it. you might as well not make us wait and release it already

  • http://www.mscha.nl/ Michael Schaap

    The Nexus 5 (16GB, both black and white, € 459) was actually briefly orderable on a Dutch website earlier today. They took it offline after a couple of hours, probably because they were in violation of an embargo, but supposedly they'll ship the orders that got through (including mine!) on Wednesday. So, with a bit of luck, I'll have mine before the device is even officially announced. ;)
    In Dutch: http://www.androidplanet.nl/77590/nexus-5-kopen-nederland/

  • Gabriel Melo

    I'm just so glad Nexus 5 doesn't have that terrible glass bevel on the sides. It's damn beatiful, for sure, but lasted 21 days for me, until it shattered in a fall from less than 1m of height. And I'm not an isolated case - there are lots of similar reports over the web.

    My GNex fell just a lot and never had anything but a few minor scratches on the sides. The screen? Perfect. Not even a minor scratch on it, nor cracks of any sort.

    Will be waiting for the reports about nexus 5 durability. Hoping for a better resistance, so i can set my shattered nexus 4 to rest prematurely although even shattered it looks beautiful.

  • Sparrot

    Hi, I work at Carphone Warehouse and can confirm the pictures are genuine. One thing they don't show but is on the system is the price - £439.99 for an off contract phone, free on contract from £32/month. We are expecting stock at the store Thursday.

  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    When I first read this, I thought it said "Nexus 5S," and thought for a moment that Google was taking a page from Apple...