Deal: 32GB Google Nexus 5X priced at just $275 on eBay

Deal: 32GB Google Nexus 5X priced at just $275 on eBay
While the Google Nexus 5X has failed to live up to the expectations set by the original Google Nexus 5, at least the handset has often made its way into discounts and special promotions which have made the handset much more attractive. This is once again the case today, as potential customers can get an unlocked and brand-new Google Nexus 5X with 32GB of integrated storage space for just $275 on eBay.

Compared to current-generation flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, the HTC 10, or the LG G5, the Google Nexus 5X is far from being a hardware specifications monster. The raw specs include a 5.2-inch LCD IPS display running at 1080 by 1920 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM, a 12.3MP primary sensor with extra-large pixels on the back, and a 5MP selfie sensor on the front.

If you're an Android purist but you don't have enough cash on hand to get the Google Nexus 6P, or if you dislike the phablet form factor, then the Google Nexus 5X is probably the best smartphone that you can currently buy. This being a Nexus smartphone, the 5X will be one of the first devices to get Android N once Google publishes the source code later this summer, and it is one of the first devices to get the monthly Android security patches.

If you head on over to our Google Nexus 5X review, you'll find that we think highly of the handset's performance, camera, and vanilla Android software. On the downside, the handset comes with just 2GB of RAM in an era when smartphones with 6GB of RAM are taking the market by storm, while the plasticky build of the handset is not something to drool after either. 

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What do you guys think, is the 32GB Google Nexus 5X worth $275?

source: eBay

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9 Comments

1. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

$150 more gets you a Nexus 6P

2. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

And a considerably larger phone

5. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I paid $500 for mine. Still worth it!

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A better deal than the BlackBerry Priv.

4. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

This is the best deal for the most underrated mobile

6. geolemon

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

The 2 gig RAM scares me. That's less than my 2+ year old S5. "the plasticky build of the handset is not something to drool after either. " BS it isn't! Apple ruined handsets with metal. It blocks signal. It's the reason carriers stopped including battery doors and swappable batteries / swappable storage. It's heavier. It prevents wireless charging, and limits the range of ALL wireless (not just NFC). For a business traveler like me, it's left me holding my S5, wondering when someone is going to make a phone that at least has all the features I have in my current phone - otherwise I'm just downgrading. Sadly this one is also a downgrade in many of those respects, but at least it's cheap and I could try out the Google Fi service, and can cross my fingers for a true flagship device in 5" size that's specifically NOT made of feature-limiting metal. What's next - "We eliminated the ability to make phone calls - but hey, Sworovsky crystals!" Just not the right direction.

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

For the record, the LG G3 has removable memory, battery and covers and still supports wireless charging out of the box. Feels heavy tho but its worth considering all the removables. Signal is good too.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's incorrect. The S5 also had 2GB of RAM.

9. geolemon

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

Yes. In 2014. That was bleeding-edge high. Today that's 4 gig of RAM, some phones have 6 gig of RAM. The point is (was) going to a 5x would NOT be an upgrade in memory - and would be a downgrade in all the features my S5 had that the 5x doesn't (no more wireless charging, removable battery, microSD, AMOLED screen, etc). So it's correct that it wasn't an upgrade.

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