Google’s Nexus 5, designed and built by LG, excited Android fans around the world in 2013 - and with good reason, too. Not only did it look cool - check out the True HD 1080p screen and the cool luminous red option - it also had what Google deemed the perfect hardware for running Android.  

That means things like a quad-core Snapdragon chipset, 2GB of RAM, dual-band AC Wi-Fi, and one of LG’s superb-as-always cameras with autofocus and OIS. 

Of course, the Nexus 5 was made for Android Lollipop, which is now far from being the latest Android OS. If you’re a tech fiend who wants to upgrade to the newest and brightest thing that Google has to offer, it’s time to sell your old Nexus 5 16GB. Use CompareMyMobile’s comparison tool to find the best offer on your old phone - we’ve got tons of recyclers and buyers on the site. Once you’ve chosen one, enter your details to get a postage pack and send your phone off and the cash is yours. 

Can I sell a broken Google Nexus 5?

Don’t worry if your Google Nexus 5 is broken or damaged - many phone recyclers will still buy it. A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • a cracked screen
  • broken buttons
  • power issues
  • lots of chips and dents
  • a corrupt operating system

A broken Google Nexus 5 will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one - obviously - but nonetheless, they’ll sell. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes. If a recycler receives your device but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. Some will charge postage if you want your gadget back, though others will do it for free.

Can I sell a Google Nexus 5 with water damage?

Selling a water damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken Google Nexus 5 above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.