Google Nexus 5 coming to India soon for INR 28,999

In a very surprising move, Google today revealed that it is bringing the newly announced Nexus 5 smartphone to India soon. The exact release date is unclear but we hope to hear something soon.Google Nexus 5 India

Google Nexus 5 has already been listed on the Indian Play Store with a ‘coming soon’ tag.

“We partnered with LG to develop Nexus 5 — the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone ever made. Its design is simple and refined to showcase the 5” Full HD display. Nexus 5 also keeps you connected at blazing speeds with 4G/LTE and ultra fast wifi,” Google noted in a blog post.

To remind you, Google Nexus is powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor comes with 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera and wireless charging support.

It is the first time that Google has revealed India release plans of any Nexus device with the global announcement.


Google Nexus 16GB version: INR 28,999, 32GB version: INR 32,999. The phone will sold in Black and White colour options. The pricing seems to be quite decent given the fact that Nexus 5 costs around INR 25K in US itself after the local taxes and shipping.

Phone Google Nexus 5
Display 4.95-inch IPS 1920x1080p display with Gorilla Glass 3
Processor 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Storage 16/ 32GB, not expandable
Battery 2300 mAh
Cameras 8MP with OIS, 1.3MP front
Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
Ports MicroUSB 2.0 with Slimport, 3.5mm audio jack
Price Starting INR 28,999

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15 thoughts on “Google Nexus 5 coming to India soon for INR 28,999

    Hemanth Dasari

    (November 6, 2013 - 12:23 pm)

    the shipping cost and tax of nexus 5(16 GB) in us costs around $40 in us which makes the nexus 5 to be priced about $ (349+40) = $389 which in India is 24118 and the phone is listed at 28,999 in Indian play store.

    My concern is will this be the final cost including taxes or we still have the tax which will take it to 31,000 in India ??


    (November 1, 2013 - 7:15 pm)

    just the same phone with a software update that is also there for nexus 4 and a small makeover

    Ronak Kothari

    (November 1, 2013 - 2:39 pm)

    Can anyone update me when the phone will be launched here?!

      Gaurav Shukla

      (November 2, 2013 - 1:13 am)

      Exact date is not known right now but it should arrive in couple of weeks.

    Sankalp plaha

    (November 1, 2013 - 12:54 pm)

    28999 for 16 gb included tax and shipping rates?


      (November 1, 2013 - 7:13 pm)

      its the expected price not the actual price for india

        Gaurav Shukla

        (November 2, 2013 - 1:11 am)

        It is the actual price and most probably includes tax and shipping.

          Hemanth Dasari

          (November 6, 2013 - 12:24 pm)

          are u sure of it Gaurav ?

            Gaurav Shukla

            (November 6, 2013 - 1:19 pm)

            As Google does the same with Nexus 7 (2012), which is currently on sale via Google Play. I don’t see why they would change that with Nexus 5.

    Binshad T P Haris

    (November 1, 2013 - 2:42 am)

    Why cant google sell Nexus 7 (2013) along with Nexus 5 in play store.. 🙁 One of best tablets is not available in India.. Please Google.!


    (November 1, 2013 - 12:27 am)

    It is heavily overpriced as always(33000 for 32 GB). Is there any confirmation that it will support Indian LTE? Otherwise it makes more sense to import form US.


      (November 1, 2013 - 1:23 am)

      All Indian 4G networks operate on TD-LTE technology and uses Band 40 (2300 MHz spectrum). Nexus 5 international as well as US version does NOT support Band 40 as clearly listed in device specs. So Nexus 5 can not run on existing Airtel and planned Reliance Jio 4G networks in India.


      (November 1, 2013 - 11:00 am)

      Better Go for Lg G2


    (November 1, 2013 - 12:14 am)

    Indian market price is arnd $125 higher than that of US price. But still it’s at least 10k cheaper than any phone with similar specs in the indian market


    (October 31, 2013 - 11:52 pm)

    Now, that’s a phone to buy….not those crappy galaxies

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