Smart Communications previously announced that the Google Nexus 5, the pure Android handset made by LG, will be offered exclusively by the network. Today, Smart officially launched the phone and also revealed the pricing details.
In the US, the Nexus 5 retails for $349. Buyers are of course interested to know the prepaid price of the Nexus 5 in the Philippines. Smart is offering the Nexus 5 for Php22,995 without contract. Other retailers in the Philippines (online retailers mostly) are however selling the most basic variant of the Nexus 5 for only Php20,980. That’s a difference of about P2,000. If you want to get the Nexus 5 with a Smart plan, the network is offering the device for free on Unlidata Plan 1500. This plan comes with 60 minutes of calls and 120 text messages free, but you will be locked in for 30 months.
The Nexus 5 runs Android 4.4 KitKat and packs a 4.95-inch full HD 1080p display, 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac WiFi, NFC, 8MP rear camera and 2,300 mAh battery.