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Deal: get the Google Nexus 5X at just $269.99

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Deal: get the Google Nexus 5X at just $269.99

If you're looking for an affordable Android smartphone that offers excellent performance, check out the Google Nexus 5X, which is currently offered at $269.99 on eBay.

Back in October when the Google Nexus 5X originally launched, the entry-level 16GB version handset carried a price of $379. As months passed, Google and third party retailers started offering the mid-range Nexus phone at significantly discounted prices. However, a cent under $270 is the lowest historical price for the Nexus 5X.

The $379 price tag appeared to draw some customers away from the handset, especially since similarly-priced alternatives (Motorola's Moto X Pure Edition) offered tough competition in the sub-$400 segment of the market. At $270, however, the Google Nexus 5X becomes an excellent pick if you're looking for a mid-range smartphone that offers an above-decent overall experience.

Just in case you need a refresher, the Nexus 5X features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with 2GB of RAM, has a 12MP primary camera, a 5.2-inch display running at 1080 by 1920 pixels, a fingerprint reader on the back, and reaps the performance benefits of stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 

Seller yapper_wireless says that there are limited quantities available. The offer is for the 16B US model of the phone - in either Carbon or Quartz - with one year of manufacturer warranty. This is 



source: eBay via Droid Life

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posted on 26 Feb 2016, 17:28 2

1. Elfmonster (Posts: 429; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


16 gig. Can't even imagine.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 06:15 1

8. sgodsell (Posts: 3358; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Pay a little extra and get the 32gb version instead. Besides even at 16gb you could easily use a WiFi store device like the Sandisk Connect. It's the size of USB flash drive, and you can just leave it sit in your pocket since it uses WiFi. Put all you pictures, music, videos, documents, and more on it.

Just think at $269 you are getting a 64 bit hexacore CPU, with LTE 6, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 1920x1080 display, 12mp low light camera, finger print scanner for only $269 brand new. Some people look at this device and think its not a premium device, because it doesn't have a metal covering. So what. It's guts are premium and for only $269. You cannot go wrong.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 06:38

10. lallolu (Posts: 458; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


You know how much Sandisk Connect costs right?

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 06:55

11. EcoCare (Posts: 415; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Still cheaper than a 16 GB iPhone 6s alone.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 11:19 1

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I rather get a 16GB 6S that runs better than a terrible followup with mediocre specs.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 21:07

20. EcoCare (Posts: 415; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Actually 5X has decent changes from 5 and it's quite affordable for a near-flagship device. Half the price of iPhone 6s affordable.

An iPhone 6s has 2GB of RAM and worse screen resolution, and now you're talking with specs?

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 13:27

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Shall I post the benchmarks Android fans love clinging to? The 6S has killed many Android phones in benchmarks and the 6S+ has 1080p HD screen. QuadHD isn't always the best.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 23:41

27. EcoCare (Posts: 415; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


I never meant to bring specs and benchmarks bragging in the first place. And I never was talking about the 6s Plus, which is even more expensive.

People seem to forget the fact that this phone costs $269 yet they're still complaining the cramped storage space. They better say that to Apple.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 11:45

22. natypes (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Are you talking about the iPhone 7? Mediocre specs is what the iPhone is all about.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 13:26

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There is no iPhone 7 you twit.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 22:12

28. natypes (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Yeah, thanks man, I didn't know that.... I meant the 7 was a follow-up, like you said, but I wouldn't' expect you to get things that are too complicated. That's why you buy iPhones after all, right? Cheers mate.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 20:03 4

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


So the 5X is a flop? That's what you get for releasing a terrible followup with crappy specs. 2GB of ram and 16GB of memory? Just get the X Pure Edition.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 20:41

3. Subie (Posts: 545; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


There is a 32 gb option if you want more.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 22:26 2

4. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


16 GB Base with without Mico SD slot shouldn't exist for that price

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 22:45 3

5. Subie (Posts: 545; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Apple's iPhone has the two items you just mentioned at more then double the price. I dare you to preach that to Mxyzptlk.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 02:25 1

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Now, now, now, we all know we cannot speak ill of Apple around Mr. Mxyzptlk. Though I will agree with him on post 2 about just going with the Moto X Pure.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 11:24 1

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And here's Scott. Apparently he still has his head stuck up his rear.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 15:23

18. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I must have my head up my rear for saying I agree with you. I don't know what I was thinking. At least it's not $750 which is how much you'd spend on an iPhone with 16GB of storage and no option to add more yourself. Oh but wait, I can't speak poorly of Apple otherwise you'll get butt hurt.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 17:46

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well maybe you shouldn't have said what you said AFTER agreeing with me.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 22:49

21. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


lol, you're so dumb it's hysterical.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 13:28

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


lol, you're so idiotic it's hysterical.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 18:13

26. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


.... and yet you have to resort to copying an idiot's insults? Way to prove my point.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 06:34

9. sgodsell (Posts: 3358; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Mxyzptlk is always here to cut up Android, and he thinks that a metal coating around a phone makes it premium. However this Nexus 5x has the latest LTE cat 6, Bluetooth 4.2, a low light 12mp camera, finger prints scanner, and a slightly larger 1920x1080 IPS display (5.1"), USB-C, fast charging, and latest updates (Nexus) for only $269. The iPhone 6s has a dimmer, smaller, lower resolution display, and has the same LTE cat 6, Bluetooth 4.2, finger print scanner. The iPhone 6s camera is worse than the Nexus 5x camera for low light, and there is no USB-C, and no fast charging. Yet the iPhone 6s is more than double the price. So Mxyzptlk the iPhone 6s has an Apple logo and a metal case is that why users should pay $650 for a smaller iPhone 6s? No wonder why Apple sales are going to fall. Apple is exorbitant, and for what? Apple can only use that premium crap for so long before people actually wake up and see that Apple is a rip off.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 11:23 1

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well I see reading comprehension isn't your cup of tea. Maybe you should try reading my comment next time before responding. Nowhere in my comment did I say anything about Apple or shredding Android.

In case you're having trouble reading it, I said the Moto X Pure is a far better buy. Apple is a ripoff ready to fail? Lol when you're done living in that delusional world of yours, come back to reality. A 5S on the secondhand market is worth far more than a 5X right now.

Kids, this is why you should say no to drugs.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 11:26 1

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Actually I've said it before Apple should kill 16GB models.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 00:28

6. dazed1 (Posts: 326; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


If only it was 3gb would sell much better imho

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 11:20 1

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I see some salty tears are being shed.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 13:01

17. robocopvn (Posts: 404; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


16gb (usable of 11gb) phone shouldn't exist in late 2015 - 2016. even the low-end phones now have 16gb + microSD slot.

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