Google cuts Nexus 5X prices once again

Not long after Google cut $30 off the prices of the Nexus 5X 16 GB and Nexus 32 GB, the company today slashed prices again. Thus, if you're visiting Google Store now, you can buy the Nexus 5X for $299 (16 GB model), or $349 (32 GB model). It's not clear if this is a permanent price cut, but we assume that it is.

If you don't particularly want to get the Nexus 5X from Google Store, you can also purchase it starting at $299 via eBay (this deal is available since yesterday, and includes a $20 Visa gift card, though quantities are limited).

As you may remember, the Nexus 5X was initially released in October 2015 for $379 (16 GB) and $429 (32 GB). Alongside the Nexus 6P, the 5X was the world's first smartphone to run Android Marshmallow out of the box.

While it's certainly not the most advanced, nor the best looking smartphone on the market, the Nexus 5X is worth checking out if you only have $300 to spend on a new handset. Besides stock Android Marshmallow (and the promise of quick software updates for 2 years), the Nexus 5X features a great 12.3 MP rear camera (possibly the best at this price point), a fast fingerprint scanner, and a good 5.2-inch 1080p display. To find out more about the handset, read our Nexus 5X review.

source: Google Store via 9to5Google

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Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)



1. Rafishant

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Nexus 5X is not selling well at all. Please Google, try to put the best hardware components in the Nexus Line next times. If the latest Nexus rumor is true, Let's see what HTC could do this year.

7. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Last year I was expecting two high end flagships contrasted by screen size only but Google choose a different direction. It seems like Apple is the only company willing to do that.

17. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

You must not be familiar with a little company named Samsung. LG also did the same with the G4 and V10.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

A lot of companies put out a Snapdragon 808 64 bit hexa core processor. Only an idiot would ever think that a SD 808 is a low budget processor. Clearly Rafishant and Awalker do not know what they are talking about. Besides if you don't like the Nexus 5x at less then half the price of an iPhone 6s, which the Nexus 5x has a better cameras and a higher resolution 1080p display vs the iPhone 6s lower resolution HD display for $650.

20. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

You're forgetting that Apple rolled the 5C out first before deciding to mimic the specs between size. Google probably thought (incorrectly) that they could get away with it by being priced more cheaply, but it obviously didn't work. Shame it's still a good phone according to all of the reviews.

2. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

this is probably what the price of the phones should've launched at. multiple price cuts in such a short time just screams this is not selling. the biggest complaint i've seen is that this phone needed 3GB of RAM. just about every video review i see says this. oh well. here's to this years new Nexus models!

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Not a good sign for the future of the Nexus 5 series. I seriously think the Nexus come out at the wrong time, November is too close to the iPhone and than by the time February comes around where it can breathe on its own the next generation Oem phones are incoming. Nexus phones coming out in June with a new Android build would be awesome, Google should move up the Beta release to March and final build by June.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think it depends more on the quality of the product and Google's marketing channels than the proximity to the iPhone (although that doesn't help either.) The Nexus 5 was so successful because it was marketed through carriers and was arguably the best phone offered by said carriers, especially for the price. The 5X is only offered online, and by comparison is nowhere the deal the OG 5 was. The 5 was a high-end handset (albeit with a middling camera) at a mid-range price. The 5X is a mid-range handset (albeit with a great camera... when it opens properly) for a mid-range price. My two cents.

9. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It is offered by carriers too. EE O2 UK also via Carphonewarehouse UK.

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Interesting. They're not offered at any carrier in the US. Aren't Nexuses more expensive in the UK than the US?

14. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They are. I am envy you can get them cheap across the pond. Sim free 32gb £329.99 16gb version £299.99

23. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

The great specs at a low price is absolutely the reason I went with the original Nexus 5 and I know that I am far from alone for this being the reason for my purchase. The fact that the new 5 is just mediocre phone at a mediocre price doesn't make it stand out to me in any way. It is nice knowing that you'll get the greatest OS support of any Android device, but it's pretty far down my list of concerns.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

When the Nexus 5 was released the Chinese OEMs weren't as prominent, e.g. OnePlus, Xiaomi, Meizu, ... The Nexus 5X has far tougher competition

32. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They're still not prominent in the US. I guess I'm not positive how well the Nexus line does overseas, but my impression was their main user base is in the US since that's the only place they're cheap.

10. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

i have to say i agree that they're releasing them at a strange time. i think it should be a little bit before the typical annual iPhone release as well. releasing it as late as they do, they're always bringing aged hardware to the table when it's going out the door. maybe that's how they get their devices at a cheaper price point but those looking for the best are going to just wait until the next year for companies like Samsung/HTC/LG to release new devices with new technology under the hood.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Basically just wait another week and Google will be paying us to buy it.

6. sebstin

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Also I thought it would have done well if 4.7" sleek version ($199) released along with 5.1" ($250) and 5.5" phones ($299).

8. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

In order to get that price point they would have had to gimp the phone even more. I think if you're looking for phones at that price point then the Moto G is your best bet.

21. dazed1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

s410 lolol

22. sebstin

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

If sale needs to improve with competition they have to be priced less.. Similar specd phones are at that price range only. example BLU or XIOMI..

26. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

And that's why you should buy those phones. That's your price point.

11. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Next year will be a better nexus build with hopefully #Qualfail behind us.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Qualfail" might just be the worst portmanteau I've ever seen on a website that sees "iPhonearena" and "lagdroid" on a regular basis. Bravo!


Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Price gap is too big. 50 dollars for an extra 16GB. Thats an apple move. Even offering 16 GB is an apple move. Should be 32 for the price of 16 and 64 for the price of 32. Its 2016 flash memory is not expensive AT ALL. Eat a bag of dicks google.

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The difference was Apple's 16GB iPhone 6s started at $650 where the Nexus 5x 16GB launched at $380. That's a $270 difference, almost enough for a second 5x.

16. Furbal unregistered

Yeap, should have been 32gb/3gb ram.

18. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The price went back up $100 in the Australian store. WTF Google!!

19. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

They would have sold ALOT more if they would have made it 32 and 64gb also 3gb of ram. They dumbed this phone down way too much. IMO.

24. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The problem was the 808 and 2 gb it actually seems slower than my nexus 5

28. tonyv13

Posts: 118; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

It was suppose to be 300$ just like the original nexus 5 they just wanted to make money which it turn out bad for them at 300$ is a heck of phone.

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