Nexus 5X goes on sale: $50 off until the end of the year (price starting at $330)

The Google Nexus 5X, the successor of probably the most successful Nexus phone of all times, the Nexus 5, launched at a fairly affordable price starting at $380, but now - just a month and a half after its official release - the 5X is getting a solid, $50 price cut. The listing on Google Store clarifies that the deal applies until December 30th, 2015.

The base Nexus 5X model with 16GB of storage now comes at a reduced price of $330 (down from $380), while the beefier, 32GB version of the 5X will retail for $380. The price cuts are effective on the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy and B&H, and all four retailers offer the phones unlocked and free of any contractual carrier agreements.

To freshen up your mind, the Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch phone with a rather large for its screen size footprint. It runs on the Snapdragon 808 system chip (just a step below the top-level Snapdragon 810 SoC), features 2GB of RAM, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It comes with a natively supported fingerprint scanner on the back and charges via a conveniently reversible USB Type-C port.

If you need more details about the phone, you can always check out our in-depth Nexus 5X review, while for the deal itself, just hit the links right below.

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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. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

would it be safe to say this probably isn't selling that well at regular price? o_O lol

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Probably. The price was a bit too high, if only google had put 3gb of ram and 32gb of flash memory in the base version things could have been different. Anyway, I have it and it's a great phone to use.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Agreed. Aside from the faster updates, the Nexus 5X is very unimpressive when compared to (For example: the Moto X Pure Edition) which is practically the same price. I'm sure it's still a great phone, but you're just not getting all that much for your money by comparison.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not really even impressive when compared to the OG Nexus 5. Better camera and a fingerprint scanner, that's about it. Further, the design and performance seem sloppier.

23. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

You forgot about the hexacore processor, drastically improved battery life, device encryption, USB-C - along with the drastically improved camera and fingerprint scanner. And now it's even cheaper than the old Nexus 5 at launch.

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

you're getting 2 years of fast major release updates and 3 years of security patches... this means that, in 2018, you'll still have a phone with the latest android version, this guarantees a better longevity and that's whay you pay for.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2652; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Will this apply to all regions? I'm not seeing a price change on the Canadian store.

5. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

damn, i might just afford it once i sell my note 4.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


8. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Meanwhile still 500€ in Europe...

9. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Gogle should have used S810 in 5X as well...S808 is stuttering mess in 5X. People keep on blaming 2GB ram but it's S808 soc that is not able to perform well. Blame it on google...LG G3 and Moto X are working just fine with S808.

18. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I say it's the RAM, the G4, Moto X pure and LG V10 perform exceptionally well with the Snapdragon 808.

22. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

do you have a 5X? Mine doesn't stutter that much.

10. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

So is it a good deal to get it or not worthy, I have a GS6 I want to try the pure android which all is praising, I don't know if the phone is worthy to swipe the GS6 for it.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think that Pure android is better than touchwiz... but that S6.... it's a beautiful device with better hardware. It's a difficult call, Now if you were interested in moving to the Nexus 6P, I'd say go for it, but the 6P isn't the one on sale now is it.

12. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well I guess it's just the nexus 5x which is on sale now it's a bit odd to put it on sale after a short time from release, if u've used the new touchwiz on the GS6 is very different that what was it before, but I like to try the pure android to try something new I don't know if the 5x is the one wish the 6p was on sale too

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, my experience with touchwiz began and ended with the S4. I'm sure it's gotten better but I'm still fond of the stock OS.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I own the GS6 and Nexus 6p and I used to own the 5x. There is not a phone in the world that I would swap my GS6 for. But if you have an itch, you have an itch. That's the life of a technology junkie. I would just try and keep both but get the Nexus 5x now but don't sell your GS6 yet. Use both for a few weeks and then just return the 5x or keep the GS6. You will most likely just end up keeping the GS6 but that way you know for sure.

13. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The Nexus 6 just had a price drop at my local store (available in white too) and I'm tempted to get it but now I'll have to rethink.

14. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Ok there's no discount in the Australian Google store. Screw you google!

15. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

The 6P must be selling too well to have any discount.

16. InJuxHurYlem

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

I had the Nexus 5 and then the Nexus 6 and then the Nexus 5X. I just switched back to the Nexus 6. The Nexus 5X is fast and the camera is great. But, ultimately, it came down to one thing that just killed the experience of using the phone. No OIS. Pictures don't need it because this thing focuses so quickly. As a camera, it's fantastic. But, aside from using a tripod, you can not record watchable video with this phone.

17. Furbal unregistered

One thing great about the Moto X, great digital stabilization.

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