Nexus 5 in the Color of Love Now for Sale on Google Play

As was rumored from leaked photos, the Nexus 5 in a bright red color is available for sale now through the Google Play store. We expect that the new red model will carry the same hardware tweaks as the first revision -- those being the enlarged speaker grills and more solid buttons.

Thankfully the red color adds no premium charge on top of the original base prices, making the 16 GB model $349 and the 32 GB model $399. Interestingly, as of this writing, the red model is available to ship in one to two business days, while some of the black and white models are showing shipping times of two to three weeks. Could it be that there are more hardware tweaks introduced in the red model that are slowly being transitioned into the black and white models? We won't know until we get our hands on one. We've also reached out to Google for answers.

Red might also be just the first color option for the Nexus 5. Another rumor named six new colors to be added to the line, so there could be more coming soon.

We were huge fans of the phone Google and LG launched back in November. We put the Nexus 5 through our rigorous tests and it emerged as a winner of our Elite award. Read our Nexus 5 review here.

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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • mman74
    Would have also done well if it could have rolled out just before Chinese New Year. Red is an auspicious color for the Chinese!