LG Nexus 5 32GB Unlocked GSM LTE Smartphone

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LG Nexus 5 32GB Unlocked GSM LTE Smartphone
Price: $149.99
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KitKat 4.4.2? Can it be upgraded?

Yes. The current factory image from Google is 6.0.1

At least to what’s current, Android (Marshmallow) 6.0.1.

Yes, my Nexus 5 is running 6.01 right now

Yes it should update to version 6.0.1 (marshmallow)


“hammerhead” for Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE)

Why are these GSM only phones? My understanding is that the Nexus phones are completely carrier agnostic, and can be used with all four North American major carriers, IE Sprint and Verizon as well as AT&T and T-Mobile.

I’m a Rising Star on Google’s Nexus Product Forums.
The Nexus 5 is a GSM and CMDA phone and will work on some carriers
The Nexus 5X and 6P will work on all the major US carriers. The willmyphonework.net link in the product description will help clear it all up too.

How do it work?

It’s not just GSM. The Nexus 5 (D820 SKU) supports the following:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41

That means that the phone works on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint and any of their associated MVNO’s. I’ve used mine on T-Mobile and on Cricket Wireless.

T-mobile and Cricket are both GSM carriers. From the Amazon listing:


From Phonescoop.com’s review
“The Nexus 5 is quite rare in that one variant (the D820 sold in the U.S.) can connect to all of the various LTE frequency bands used by AT&T, T-Mobile, and even Sprint”

Look at the description here, it lists WCDMA bands.

So is this Sprint compatible or what?

Our vendor states that these are GSM unlocked phones.

Yes. I have a Nexus 5 and my wife does as well, on a Sprint MVNO called Ting. They’re awesome phones and I love them and I want mine to last forever, which so far after two years it’s doing really well at.

They’re both GSM and LTE. Please notice I also said it will work on Sprint as well, which is CDMA and LTE.

The listing from Amazon you posted showed the unit as Fully Sprint Compatible

Then again, I don’t know why I am trying to purchase this phone. 32GB won’t hold my tunes and photos, and Google doesn’t spec out memory card expansion in their Nexus devices.

Does that mean this one is likely to ship with Android 6? Or it’s easy to update?

Also, how is the antenna for GPS navigation on this thing? My current phone can never seem to hang on to a GPS signal long enough to get me where I’m going.

Does that mean this device has no Micro SD card slot?