Jump to navigation

Would-be Nexus 5 owners looking to pick up the handset from Carphone Warehouse could be in for a bit of rude awakening, after it emerged that the retailer appears to have hiked the asking price by a whopping 45%.

Our sister site Omio spotted that the retail giant’s website is hawking the latest in the Nexus range in its 16GB flavour for £429 when bought SIM-free and off-contract.

google nexus 5 omio

That compares with a price of £295 when the handset, the major USP of which is that it offers top-end specs for a mid-range price, is bought outright from the Google Play store.

Interestingly, or perplexingly depending on your take, Carphone initially offered the Nexus 5 for a price almost exactly in line with Google Play’s.

The site is also still selling the Nexus for monthly contract prices that are unchanged from those initially announced. That means you can still pick one up for £21 per month, which Carphone touted as the UK’s cheapest contracts.

With that mind, it’s possible that the £429 price could be human error. That’s certainly what Omio’s newshound Rob Kerr, who is chasing an explanation from Carphone, surmises anyway.

Either way, keep ‘em peeled here, where we’ll let you know what he’s able to find out.

Source:

Omio

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • dan5001 7 hours ago Samsung Galaxy Alpha gets... Apple, Apple, Apple!!! That's all we hear from people who clearly don't care about the functionality of...
  • Kev B 10 hours ago Samsung Galaxy Alpha gets... Agree that Samsung sails very close to the wind with their designs, main issue I have with Apple is that...
  • Tommyt 14 hours ago EE customers in line for 4G... It would be nice if they were able to offer this service over the whole of the UK. Many areas and towns...

Search news

Categories