Google's Nexus 5 was officially announced yesterday and it sports A 5-inch Full HD IPS display, Android 4.4 KitKat, a Snapdragon 800 processor with a 2.26GHz Quad-Core Krait CPU, and much more. Nexus devices are known to be great for the price, well if you get them from Google Play that is.
|PAY AS YOU GO DEVICE||16GB||32GB||SIM Price|
|Google Play Store||£299.99||£339.99||Free|
That's right, if you buy a 32GB model from O2 it will cost you £549.99, that's a whopping £210 more than Google Play, and even with Three stocking the 16GB model, you'll still be paying £100 more than the Google Play store.
So yes it's clearly best to avoid going to the carriers if you're looking for the Nexus 5 on pay as you go. You can read more about the device here.
UPDATE: It appears Carphone Warehouse is selling the 16GB model for £295, even cheaper than the Play Store.