Sprint Launches Nexus 5, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini & More
Sprint has launched a handful of new Android-powered smartphones today, including Google’s brand new Nexus 5, the LG G2, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, and the Samsung Galaxy Mega. All four devices are available online and in Sprint stores.
The Nexus 5, which is the first smartphone to run Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat update, costs $49.99 upfront — that’s $50 less than the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Mega. For that you get a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The only handset of the four that beats those specifications is the $99.99 LG G2, which has a slightly larger 5.2-inch display, a 13-megapixel camera, and a larger 3,000mAh battery. It doesn’t yet run KitKat, though, so you’ll be stuck with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the time being.
The Galaxy Mega costs the same as the LG G2, and it has a larger 6.3-inch display, but it’s not a 1080p panel, so its pixel density is nowhere near as high. It also has only a dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. It does have a larger 3,200mAh battery, though, which is needed to power that massive screen.
Finally, the Galaxy S4 mini, which is free with a two-year contract, offers a 4.3-inch qHD display, the same 1.7GHz dual-core processor as the Galaxy Mega, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 1,900 mAh battery.
These prices are only applicable to new customers switching from another carrier, who are entitled to a $100 discount. You can order all four devices from Sprint now.