Nexus phones tend to be in extremely high demand just after release, but right now Google has one that's shipping in two days. If you order the white version of the Nexus 5 32GB at the moment, you can get it considerably faster than any of the other models... yes, perhaps even in time for Christmas. The Play Store shows it shipping in 1-2 days, meaning that UPS would be speeding it to you by Thursday at the latest.


The black 32GB model "leaves the warehouse by December 11th," as does the 16GB white model. Order the 16GB black model and it might not leave the warehouse until December 13th. All of them are in stock, so these dates might get pushed back as more of the phones are ordered. Conversely they might be bumped up if LG is able to push through a larger shipment. Either way, it might be worth it to spend the extra 50 bones on a 32GB upgrade to get the Nexus 5 in your hands all the faster - you're not likely to see a new model discounted at any retailers or on the secondary market.

Of course if all you want is a cheap, high-end phone, Motorola will be selling the "nearly Nexus" off-contract Moto X at Cyber Monday prices on Wednesday and next Monday, matching the Nexus 5 on price for 16GB and 32GB models. The Moto X has already been given an update to Android 4.4. If you're going after a Nexus, hurry: I'm sure the shipping will be pushed back in a matter of hours.

Source: Google Play Store

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

    [Insert here the rant about nexus not being sold in your country]

    • n0th1ng_r3al

      How about Ebay? I went to USPS and it costs me less than $20 to send a package to Brazil. I'm selling my Nexus 5.

      • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

        Good luck with alfândega then. I'm not going to risk my money.

    • Severo Rivera

      Sucks for you guys, you must feel really pissed.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    I'd almost buy the white Nexus 5 for its looks.
    Dayum it's good-looking!

  • John Bailey

    I really wanted the black model but it said it wouldn't ship for 3 to 4 weeks, so on Nov 28 I ordered the white 16GB version and it said it would ship on Dec 11, and I actually got it yesterday (Dec 2), so those shipping times appear to be more like "worst case scenario". I bought the black bumper case with it and it completely covers all of the white on the phone, so if you want a black Nexus without the huge delay, just order the white Nexus with the black case and no one will be able to tell the difference.

    • Ancan

      Same here. Was to be leaving the warehouse on the 11:th, shipped yesterday.

  • aSquard

    Order still shows pending from the original "Dispatching on December 11th"
    C'mon Google, update my status please :^)

  • Mark

    Ordered mine November 30th, with the status of:

    Leaves warehouse by 11 December 2013.1Nexus 5 (32GB, Black)£339.00

    Received it today (Dec 3rd). It's a very lovely phone.

  • Aashish Kumar

    I am waiting for 32 GB black to come back in stock, it is sold out here(India). Though 16 GB black is available and leaves the warehouse in 3-4 weeks.

    • Dushi

      Same here. Don't know when it'll be available... :(

  • jjrudey

    When I ordered mine (32gb White), it said it would ship at the end of the month, but the next day, I got an email saying it shipped. And arrived two days after that. And the replacements shipped just as fast.

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      Order placed on 20th Nov when it was saying "leaves warehouse on Dec 3". Got a mail on 27th Nov that it has shipped. Will receive it on 5th Dec.

      • Harshit Gupta

        hi bikram.......yar m also planing to buy this phone.So, is it performing well or not?? and from where you purchased it.Please reply as soon as posible.Note down my email id ([email protected])

        • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

          Device performance is very good. The brightness slider seems to be broken though. At 7-10% itself, the screen is bright enough. If increase brightness more, it looks like the screen is going to explode or something. Battery performance is hit or miss. Some days it runs very well. Other days it drains fast.

          I purchased it from Google play store.

          • Sagar Patel

            Does it feel good to have it in your hands? I have mine ordered on the 25th Dec, they say it shall leave the warehouse by 5th of Jan. Can't wait any longer! -_- Hope i get it before 10th.

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            I have the black one, which has a soft-touch back. Feels good in hand. But the back catches oil/moisture from hand and starts looking ugly pretty quickly. Will need to use a case.

    • bprichard

      It looks like Google has realized the wisdom of the maxim "Underpromise, overdeliver" at last.

    • BNP

      Ordered my on December 1, it said it would leave the warehouse by December 11. Got the shipment notification on December 2nd. Arrived on December 3rd.

  • har

    if i order it online do i get proper warranty ?
    im gonna be ordering it from INDIA store

    • Siddramesh Nara

      The best thing is to buy from US store ($349) and ship to India. I used shopusa.in to ship to Bangalore. All in all, it cost me around 24.5K INR including customs duty, landing cost, delivery cost to my home etc which shopusa handled. Good deal.

  • Deaconclgi

    Just ordered 32GB White and I paid for next day shipping because it said it would leave the warehouse in 1-2 business days.......and now it says Leaves warehouse on 12/9/2013......

    This is my first time buying a phone directly from Google, will they refund my next day shipping if it indeed takes over a week to get to me after it originally showed that it would ship out in 1-2 Business days?

  • Mahendra

    I want to order white model but google wallet show my credit and debit card both are invalid .. what the hell going on ? I purchased so many things online from this cards but not yet from google and now im gng to but failed .. any one have same problem .. i have sbi (state bank of india) master and visa card.. plz help

    • kandasamy kishore

      Hey bro..in India it accepts only credit card.... Indian debit cards have 2layer of security(verified by visa) which s not accepted by Google...I tried with sbi , unionbank hdfc debit cards but no use..finally used sbi platinum credit card and it worked..

      • Mahendra

        thanks bro for reply.. I will try with my bro's credit card :)