Can’t Wait for Apple’s iPhone 6? Buy the Google Nexus 5 Instead
When it comes to visual appeal, the Google (GOOG) Nexus 5 is pretty plain in comparison to the iPhone 5s. Compared to the iPhone 6, the black plastic device is likely to end up looking absolutely dreary.
It’s also not the fastest Android device, although the quad-core Qualcomm (QCOM) Snapdragon 800 more than holds its own.
So why put the Nexus 5 on a list of flagship smartphones that could help ward off iPhone 6 wait exhaustion?
Three reasons. One, it’s a Google flagship and that means the latest Android (KitKat) pre-installed, with timely updates –other Android smartphones wait months for updates to be rolled out. Two, it has a 5-inch, full HD display so you’ll get the size and resolution you were hoping the iPhone 6 would deliver. And three, it costs just $349 — unlocked!
If the iPhone 6 keeps with Apple tradition, it will start at $649. The Nexus 5 represents the opportunity to try out Android’s latest features while enjoying a big display instead of waiting for Apple to get around to releasing the iPhone 6.
The icing on the cake is knowing you paid little more than half the price of a new iPhone, without getting locked into a contract.