Bright Red Nexus 5 now available at TELUS

Ian Hardy

March 7, 2014 9:16 am

Right on schedule is TELUS with the release of the 16GB Nexus 5 in Bright Red. The prices, as expected, are in-line with the black version at $0 on a 2 year term or $500 retail.

Everything about the LTE enabled KitKat powered device is the same and sports a 5-inch display (1920x 1080 resolution), 2.26GHz quad-core processor, 8MP camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 2300 mAh battery.

Check out our hands-on with the red Nexus 5 here.

Source: TELUS

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    It is me not only does Robelus match each other prices but now they are down to phone releases or announcements? It is amazing how the manage to get the “Big Red” all 3 almost at the same time.

    • Bray

      What if I told you, that when a phone is available, or a new colour variant, it only makes sense that everyone starts selling it at the same time. Let me guess, you also think it’s crazy how every provider gets iPhones or Galaxy S 5′s at the same time, and the same price.

    • Comrade Yeti

      You can’t make MS readers happy. Launch at different times: BOO exclusives! Launch at same time: Collusion!

    • Roberto Ionescu

      I didn’t know Wind and Videotron were part of Robelus. Seems I’m out of the loop these days.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      Videotron might not be part of Robelus but they are working tighly together with Rogers to get their LTE

  • ToniCipriani

    Over a 2 year span, with the current Telus $85/2GB plan:

    Via Telus 2-year:
    Device = $0
    Plan = $85 x 24
    Total cost = $2040 + tax

    Via Google
    Device = $349 + shipping
    Plan = $65 x 24 (BYOD discount on SharePlus)
    Total cost = $1909 + shipping + tax

    So unless you can invest the $349+shipping to make an extra $100 over 2 years or instant gratification is really that important, it’s not worth it to take the contract. Plus you get the freedom to jump ship anytime there is a cheaper plan, so cost difference is potentially higher. Stop signing contracts, people…

    • ToniCipriani

      Actually scratch that. Go with Koodo, $63 after BYOD discount and you get 2.5GB instead of 2GB. Same network.

    • Bray

      Actually, it’s 10% cheaper than $62. So $55.80 with Koodo/Virgin/Bell on a COAM. Unlimited talk + 2.5GB. Much better to buy the device, but I’m going to be real here. Not everyone does their shopping. The people that realize the $500 is a bad price will also do their shopping and realize to go with one of the Big 3′s subsidiaries over ROBELLUS. Or heck, Wind/Mobi if it’s available in their area.

      The sad reality is most people don’t look into it that much.

    • ToniCipriani

      Ehh… I put the after tax number by accident. It is indeed $63 tax in.

  • JTon

    Really not a fan of this colour :<

  • Poik

    Why no 32GB version?