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 

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source: eBay via Droid Life

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Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo



17. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

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

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

3. Subie

Posts: 2465; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

There is a 32 gb option if you want more.

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

5. Subie

Posts: 2465; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

6. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

If only it was 3gb would sell much better imho

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I see some salty tears are being shed.

1. Elfmonster unregistered

16 gig. Can't even imagine.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

10. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

You know how much Sandisk Connect costs right?

11. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Still cheaper than a 16 GB iPhone 6s alone.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

20. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 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?

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

27. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

22. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

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

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There is no iPhone 7 you twit.

28. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

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