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Red Nexus 5 Slated to Arrive in Time for Valentines' Day

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Rumors of colored Nexus 5s continue to thrive.

Earlier this month, there was talk of the Nexus 5 becoming available in multiple colors. The photos themselves weren't the best quality, but that hasn't quelled talk that we'll see a Nexus 5 in a color other than black or white.
 

The latest rumors say we'll see a red Nexus 5 next week. Word comes via Android Central which obtained a photograph of what looks like Sprint's employee's computer screen. The screen displays information about the arrival of a red Nexus 5. Apparently slated for a February 4 release, Sprint warns staff that the phone is sold via Google Play without a UICC card (SIM card) and that customers with the device will need a 4G LTE Sprint SIM to activate service.

Of course, Google hasn't confirmed whether or not there will be another version of the Nexus 5 in any color, but now is the right time if the company does plan to release alternative colors. The Nexus 5 is still relatively new, having launched October 31, so a Nexus 6 is still the better part of a year away. Releasing fresh colors now caters to those who are still on the fence, as opposed to later in the year, when the majority of people who wanted a Nexus 5 probably already have one, and many shoppers are holding off in case a new model drops.

Check out our Nexus 5 review here.

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    jasonpwns , January 31, 2014 12:03 PM
    I read the title as "rad" nexus 5 and was severely disappointed.
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    Patrick Tobin , January 31, 2014 12:26 PM
    I got my Nexus five a day ago. Damn it. Well whatev, not like it's not gonna be covered up by a case anyway.
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    JMcEntegart , January 31, 2014 12:28 PM
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    I read the title as "rad" nexus 5 and was severely disappointed.


    Can red not be rad??

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    I got my Nexus five a day ago. Damn it. Well whatev, not like it's not gonna be covered up by a case anyway.


    Yeah, right? I got the white one (tired of always getting the same black phone, I suppose) and I don't ever see it. So silly.
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    brandonjclark , January 31, 2014 1:00 PM
    You case your phone? Umm, no. A tablet, sure.
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    shotgunz , January 31, 2014 2:21 PM
    So possible cracked/shattered screen > using a case?If I didn't case my phone, it would have a cracked screen from all the times I dropped it face flat.
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    randomizer , February 1, 2014 2:43 PM
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    So possible cracked/shattered screen > using a case?If I didn't case my phone, it would have a cracked screen from all the times I dropped it face flat.
    Not dropping the phone > using a case > shattered screen.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , February 2, 2014 1:46 AM
    Can confirm previous comments, a broken Nexus 4 from a friend in front of me. Small drop from half a meter, shattered back (covered in glass) and screen (Gorilla Glass, my a...), doubt the Nexus 5 is much better. Get a good case able to absorb impact and be CAREFUL with it. Or better yet, don't buy into Google's no-SD-card BS and get another phone. (Though sadly, nothing so cheap and powerful)
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    randomizer , February 2, 2014 2:33 AM
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    Can confirm previous comments, a broken Nexus 4 from a friend in front of me. Small drop from half a meter, shattered back (covered in glass) and screen (Gorilla Glass, my a...), doubt the Nexus 5 is much better.
    No, the Nexus 5 isn't any better. The glass is the most brittle material encasing the phone. I don't see why you'd expect it to survive being dropped without any sort of shock absorption. Don't drop your phone and it won't shatter.