Well, we've seen this coming for weeks now – leak after leak showed off the bright red Nexus 5, and now it's finally available. The cost is the same as other Nexus 5s: $350 for 16GB or $400 for 32GB. Not that we expected it to be any cheaper anyway. On the upside, if you want one for free, here's your chance.


So there you go. Hit the link below to make one yours today.

Google Play

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first red Nexus 5 device is now available on Google Play™. Nexus 5 is the first Google phone to be offered in three colors: red, white and black. Launched last October in partnership by LG and Google, Nexus 5 received praise as a stylish, high-performance Google phone. Nexus 5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 processor, a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display and runs Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest version of the Android OS.

"The Nexus line has always been about doing things differently and consumers who share this philosophy have been among our most loyal fans," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "We're carrying this thinking over to the red Nexus 5, which we think will catch the eye of consumers who want to make an even bolder statement."

The red Nexus 5 will be available on Google Play™ starting this month in the United States, Canada, U.K., France, Germany,Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Korea with wider availability across Europe by the end of the month. Customers will also be able to purchase a red Nexus 5 in retail stores in select markets.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Abraham

    There is no 32GB red version!
    When you switch to the 32GB, the red option disappears.

    • Brayden Reesor

      I see a 32GB red version.

    • Lorenzo
      • Dario · 753 a.C. .

        yeh.. finally we got that.. i can't believe we've got playdevice now.. ma quanto c'hanno fatto aspettà?? ahahahah

    • Abraham

      Correction, if you select the red color when on the 16GB, then switch to 32GB it works.
      If you switch to the 32GB when selecting the white or black color, the red option will simply disappear.

      • Brayden Reesor

        No matter how I get there I see the 32GB red. Probably just rolling it out still.

    • Abraham

      Seems like they fixed it. Disregard.

  • Lorenzo

    Beautiful :))

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

    "Sorry! Devices on Google Play is not available in your countraaaAAAAAAARRGGHHHHH!!!"

    • ClubMate

      same here in austria :(

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

        Same almost everywhere except 'Murica and some lucky countries.
        Man, I love Google, but I hate them. But I love them..!

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        ●●● ●�●● ●●●�● ●●●● ●●●my white N5 with that I would do it in a heartbeat.

        • Eoin

          One of my eyes just quit...

        • usaff22

          Wow, now the spam bot copies other people's comments to appear legit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Mail me the red one and I'll mail you my 3 week old white one :)

    • Dario · 753 a.C. .

      finally we've it in italy. we're to happy. we have been having it only since nexus 5 got out. we hadn't playstore device with nexus 4

  • http://friskychatter.com/ _jsw_

    Any idea what the case feel is like - more like the black one or the white one, or something altogether different?

    • Jason Bourne

      Jason Bourne also wants to know that.

    • Tuấn Ankh

      Since it's more like the black one in term of design, I assume it would have the same texture.
      I would love to know what it's actually like, too.

  • Darkmyth CH

    Sorry! Devices on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
    We're working to bring devices to more countries as quickly as possible.
    Please check back again soon. will have to get stuck with my NOTE 3...

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

      Here's an idea: If I could let you buy a red Nexus 5, would you give me your superfluous Note 3? :)

      • Darkmyth CH

        hehheheheh.... absolutely no way :)

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

          Still worth the try...

  • Amer Khaznadar

    If there was a way to exchange my white N5 with that I would do it in a heartbeat.

  • Harris Thanos

    Any idea if Google plans to extend the availability of Google Play devices in other countries?

    • Dario · 753 a.C. .

      do you mean google play device generally or do you mean red nexus? do you have other nexus??

      • Harris Thanos

        I meant generally

  • Jonas

    Does anyone know if the red one is the same hard plastic as the white or is it soft cover as the black?

    • http://friskychatter.com/ _jsw_

      I'm going to guess it's like the white - I'm thinking it might be more difficult to make the rubbery soft feel of the black in red, but I'd love to be wrong.

      • Jonas

        Yeah i would love the red in soft feel. But now I don't know anymore which one to get. Red is really nice but don't like the hard plastic.

  • Abraham

    I wonder if these new red phones have a new hardware revision.
    If they do, people will go crazy with their RMA's.

    They did it when the monthly batches started coming out. They will probably do it with this aswell.

  • Riley Snyder

    Now if they would just support Verizon....

    • Danny Lewis

      FIFY: Now if Verizon would just support the Nexus 5.

      Verizon didn't want people buying Nexus 5s and keeping their unlimited data.

    • h4rr4r

      No, just no.
      VZW means it will not be a real Nexus. We have the Galaxy Nexus showing us that.

      • RainMotorsports

        Really was the same deal though with the Sprint GNex. Partly a CDMA thing and I was pretty surprised to see the N5 packing both.

  • Nick

    Anyone want to buy a black 32gb N5? lol

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

      I can do $5.

      Highest bidder gets it, right? ;D

  • WestFiasco

    If the nexus line survives past 2014, please bring 64GB internal storage.

  • Matthew Fry

    GOOGLE! Stop selling 16GB devices with no expandable storage!

    • moneyyyy

      32 gb should really be the lowest, but google is google.

      • Alex

        Even Apple offers 16GB on the newest iPhones. 16GB is fine for people who aren't heavy smartphone users. My parents only have a small amount of music and a small number of apps on their phones, the rest being filled with pictures that can be moved off to a computer once every six months to a year to free up space.

      • Memphis May [S]unjay

        32GB is too small for me. I would consider a Nexus device if it has expandable storage.

        • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

          Yes, because you like 1 TB. How about shut the fuck up and wait till OEMs start making 1 TB phones?

          • Memphis May [S]unjay

            How about you shut the fuck up, learn some manners and respect someone's opinion?

    • Tuấn Ankh

      Be grateful it was 16gb and 32gb this Nexus-year. Remember when 16gb was the maximum storage size for a Nexus? It was not too long ago. ;)

      • Twelk

        My 8gb nexus 7 remembers this only too clearly.

    • Steve Secor

      I wish they still sold a cheaper 8GB model. I have no need for anymore than that.

      • Matthew Fry

        93% of AP readers say they need more than 8. http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/09/30/weekend-poll-how-much-total-storage-do-you-need-in-a-phone/

        I'm guessing it's sixes cost-wise doing 8 vs 16 these days. What really needs to happen in my opinion is they need to have a 32GB model and sell only that at 325. Yes, less choice, and yes, it's a little more expensive but it would satisfy 80% of the people and the 32GB buyers wouldn't be subsidizing the price of the 16. I have the 16GB N10 and it has been a major pain. Would I go back and pay the extra $100? No way. That's ridiculous.

        • Steve Secor

          Yeah, I'm sure I'm in the minority. :) I don't play many games nor do I load movies on my phone. I live and work in a major city with LTE and I have Wifi access at work so I've fully embraced the cloud. I also have an All Access subscription, so that frees up a lot of space.

          Sure, it's nice to have more storage, but I could definitely get by with less.

    • MyLeftNut

      I really don't understand this statement. Really for the majority of consumers 16gb is more than enough. People always ask for higher capacities but 16gb versions of devices are always sold out or back ordered compared to their high capacity versions.

      Also there is the fact that Google making 32gb their new low end does not automatically mean the price would reduce. They could just get rid of the lower price point all together.

      If google made a 16GB device priced at $350 and a 32GB device priced at $400, if the 16GB is too low for you then get the 32GB. If they eliminate the 16GB all together and made it $400 for a 32GB version and $450 for a 64GB version, would the new complaint be that the 32GB should be priced the same as the previous 16GB models?

      In either scenario buying the 32GB, whether it was the highest or lowest capacity offered, would still cost you $400.

      And i say all this as someone who only recently stopped using a Note series device. I love expandable memory more so than cloud computing but this argument people keep bring up ad nauseam makes no sense.

  • matt

    Based on the press shots, it looks like it has the same material feel of the black. The color wraps to the sides and there are no "shine" reflections like the white press shot has

    • Jonas

      would be perfect if that would be true. Guess I just have to wait and hope for the best

  • Cesar

    I still find that red speaker grille really distracting.

  • Colin Kealty

    I have a black nexus 5.. but dam do i want a red one now.. Wonder how much I could sell mine for hmm

    • Dario · 753 a.C. .

      don't you use a cover? for me it would be indifferent, cause i'm used to carry it with a cover, so black, white or red it doesn't mind cause it's covered by the cover :)

      • Colin Kealty

        Nope, cover free and loving it ;)

  • Random!

    Is there any other trustworthy place to snag a 32gb nexus of any color at playstore prices?

    • Random!!

      Kogan's your best bet, but even then the 16GB model (White OR Black) is for $470 AUD, NOT including shipping. Kogan DOES ship to almost any country, so that's why the price isn't as low as the playstore.

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  • surya

    cost and delivery of nexus from play store ?

  • Roh_Mish

    Lives warehouse in 1-2 days in India. That's unbelievable.

    • Alekh Khanna

      Yeah. Surprised. Now only if they embrace EMI, I'm game. :)

  • upset

    Lousy Google.. Not available in my country. And the retailer here sell much more expensive. I hate paying more when it is selling cheaper elsewhere. I'll just buy sony, htc or lg then. Or maybe I'll change to Nokia window os or Jolla. Goodbye Google android.

  • muralidharan

    can anyone help me with the price of nexus 5, iam in india and the price here is 33000 rs. I want to buy the same from Canada and import it in India. what will be the total cost including shipment and taxes.

  • muralidharan

    I want nexus 5 32 gb

  • abhilashthakur

    i love the Google Nexus series smartphone. this red color Nexus 5 is fav.