Google slashing Nexus 5X and 6P prices by $50, throwing in free overnight shipping, too

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Hot on the heels of T-Mobile announcing a new deal on Samsung’s flagship Android phones, Google has revealed that it’s cutting the prices of its own Android handsets.

Both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are being discounted by $50 in the Google Store. With this sale, the 16GB Nexus 5X is priced at $329, while the 32GB model is $379. If the Nexus 6P is more your style, you can get the 16GB version for $449, the 64GB model for $499, and the 128GB unit for $599. Google says that these discounted prices will be available until December 30.

To make this deal a bit sweeter, Google is offering free overnight shipping on all products in its online shop. And if you decide that you’re unhappy with your purchase, Google is also offering an extended return period through January 22 for products purchased before December 25.

The new Nexus phones are only a couple of months old at this point, and so getting $50 off all of the models is pretty nice. Unfortunately, T-Mobile isn’t selling either Nexus phone, so you can’t get them on EIP or JUMP! On Demand. The good news is that if you do decide to pull the trigger, you should be able to access T-Mo’s Extended Range LTE coverage, as folks who already own the 5X and 6P report that they’re able to connect to T-Mo’s band 12 coverage after receiving the new Android 6.0.1 update.

Sources: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P

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  • GreatNews

    I have the LG V10 now paying monthly fee $25 for EIP so my bill is high each month, question is if its worth returning the V10 (somehow) or selling it (?) And get my self the Nexus 6P and forget about the EIP’s??? Is it worth doing? Oh BTW i have Jump! Version #1 but used both Jumps this year already, any suggestions? Should i change to Jump! Version #3 and get a cheap Phone and return it a day later?

    • kbiel

      I also have Jump v1 and it is my understanding that you can either pay off half the phone (like v2) or wait six months. I would wait the six months, it will be cheaper over all and it is not that long from now. When you do buy the unlocked phone as a replacement, you will have to trade in your V10 for another phone on the Jump v1 EIP. I traded my Nexus 6 for an LG Leon ($100), so I only pay $4.17 a month to keep the Jump v1 program in case I want to switch to another phone through T-Mobile. (Plus I have a backup phone in my possession in case something happens to one of our daily use phones.)

      • kbiel

        BTW, just because you are still paying on the V10 to wait out the Jump program doesn’t mean you can’t get a Nexus phone now and use it.

        • GreatNews

          My point is to save money not to continue paying every month $25 EIP

        • kbiel

          I hear you, but you have little choice. You’re just paying $150 over the six months. That is a lot less than paying around $275 to pay half and return the phone.

        • GreatNews

          Didn’t think of this, and you are right! Half will be $300 while 6 Months will be $150!

      • GreatNews

        Other then waiting 6 months or pay half any other way around?

        • kbiel

          Unfortunately no. You signed the EIP contract promising to pay the whole phone off, pay of half and return it for another on EIP, or return it after six months on EIP.

        • GreatNews

          My question now is when i give up the phone after 6 months do i have to take another JUMP!?

        • kbiel

          Yeah, you have to take another phone on EIP. The good news is that with v1, you can use EIP to buy any phone that T-Mobile offers. So take the cheapest you can. In my case, I chose the Leon because it could be functional if I needed it in a pinch and at $100, it was worth it.

        • GreatNews

          That Makes Sense, and btw after buying that new EIP i could return it and stay without a EIP completely…!!!

        • kbiel

          Maybe. Talk to one of the reps in store. You could lose your grandfathered status on v1. If you pay off a phone though, you do not.

        • GreatNews

          Yeah thats the downside of returning the phone, ill lose V1 of Jump but if i do what you say and buy a cheap phone ill still be with V1

        • GreatNews

          So to clarify, i should order the Nexus 6P wait out the 6 Months i have for the V10 than tread in with a cheap phone to continue to stay on JUMP! V1?

        • kbiel

          That’s what I would do given what you told me. It’s what I did when I got my 5X. I ordered it when I still had one more month on my Nexus 6 with Jump v1. The nice thing about it is that it gave me a month of use to decide if I wanted to keep the upgrade (downgrade?) to the 5X.

        • GreatNews

          i understand, but in my case i still have 5 months to go…

        • Jason Rayner

          Yes I am on j1 and I will jump to cheap phone and then previous balanced waived upon sending in phone. On new cheap phone you can just pay off and boom your done. Meanwhile as soon as u can afford 6P go for it.

    • jralphroman

      I’ve discovered several flaws or loopholes with Jump 3 AKA Jump on demand which I won’t disclose the one where you actually keep your device but I will definitely disclose one where you jump to a device and you return it within the 14 day, you pay the restocking fee and you’re completely commitment free from t-mobile.

      • GreatNews

        That you could do with V1 when you still have a Jump to do

        • marque2

          V10 is a much superior phone to the Nexus 5x, or 6p – I have the Nexus 5x because I am a cheapskate – too cheap to buy the G4 even (also a better phone than the 5x.) Why wouldn’t you just keep the V10?

        • GreatNews

          Thats why i asked if its even worth!

        • I’ve used both. The V10 is better than the 5X, but it’s hard to say the same thing about the 6P. The 6P does a lot of things better.

        • I have the V10 and finally got the Qi charging tag for it. It’s almost the perfect phone — lots of RAM, semi-indestructible (yeah, tested that by accidentally flinging it up in the air and landing it on concrete), premium feel, etc. Only thing missing is pure Android. I keep thinking I’d get the less beefy 5X because it’s the only one that could be modded for wireless charging, unless someone comes up with a charging case for the 6P.

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        Can you please share with me the loopholes? I am asking because I currently have 2 phone son JOD and I am planning on keeping the devices once the lease is over (and I pay the 6 additional payments)

      • Wait – so if I use one of my three annual jumps under “buyers remorse” (14 days I think) and pay the stocking fee, I’m free and clear? What is the deal about six months? I thought I could JoD to anything up to three times a year?

        • jralphroman

          I’m not sure what you’re asking about 6 months? What I explain is jump onto a new device at the store then return it within the 14 days and you will be free and clear from any commitment going forward.

  • 16GB Nexus 6P should be 32GB…

    • patt

      not that I am interested in buying 6P or ever will but there is no 6P – 16GB model.

    • Acdc1a

      Maybe…Nexus users are typically power users. If they did $349 as the base price for 16GB I’d be OK with it. For $500 you’d better at least give me 32…

      • ChristianMcC

        The minimum capacity for Nexus 6p is 32GB, it’s just the article that has the typo.

        • Acdc1a

          Right you are. I’m getting my 6 and 5 mixed up as is Alex.

  • kbiel

    Yes, 6.0.1 brought back Band 12 and improved WiFi calling reliability to my 5X. I still have a few issues with WiFi calling, but it is much improved.

    • marque2

      Wifi calling definitely sounds choppy – but I am glad I have band 12 now – of course it would have been nicer to have last week when I actually was in an area with both Band 12 and choppy service.

  • D_Wall__

    Really WISH Tmobile sold these in stores or even Online. I cant believe Google did this to us Nexus people!

    • kbiel

      And now they’re letting Best Buy sell Nexus phones. WTF Google?

      • ChristianMcC

        Long standing relationship there, since the nexus s with Best Buy! So glad I didn’t spend $600 for that back in the day…

    • bakgwailo

      Why? All the others TMobile sold in store were more expensive than the Play Store, plus didn’t come with the warranty/support of the play store.

    • George

      No. Tmobile’s nexus phones were always expensive. And Tmobile prevented Marshmallow update for nexus-6 for almost two months. Nexus phones are great only if they are carrier free.

      • kbiel

        Google controls the roll out. T-Mobile refused to certify Marshmallow phones, all of them, to work with Band 12. Google decided to halt roll out of Marshmallow to N6 phones with T-Mobile SIMs and they rolled out crippled firmware to the N5X and N6P removing Band 12 support on phones with T-Mobile SIMs. Google decided to not roll out a crippled version of 6.0 for the N6, probably because it would make it look like Marshmallow removed functionality and reduced network coverage that was already present in the T-Mobile specific build of 5.1.1 that they did to include WiFi calling and VoLTE/Band 12.

        I know this because I owned an N6 and bought an N5X. My N5X came with Band 12 support but a later update removed it. I refused the update for a month before I accepted it to get some of the security fixes.

        Android 6.0.1 has the fixes from Google that gave T-Mobile the confidence to certify it for Band 12. Now Google is rolling out 6.0.1 firmware to N6, N5X, and N6P devices. Note that N5 got 6.0 out of the gate, even ones with T-Mobile SIMs, because the N5 lacks the hardware to support Band 12.

        It is not that T-Mobile did not want their users to have Marshmallow, but that they have regulatory responsibilities to keep. Since Band 12 is VoLTE only, a bug in the VoLTE module could keep a person from being able to dial or talk with 911. On other LTE bands, voice calls can or do fall back to 3G GSM.

  • Android_God

    Rumors floating around that Best Buy will stock the Nexus 6P and that the gold version could be coming to the US. I’m holding out for the gold!!

    • FILA

      Plus if you use Android Pay right now on a Nexus, Google and Best Buy will give you $20 for Best Buy to use. Take $20 off your 6P when it arrives. of course this is a better deal. But the taxes will eat up cost too, unless you live or close to a tax free state just wait till Best Buy gets them

  • SirStephenH

    I’d get a 6P if I could Jump it. But no…..

  • kevev

    Call me when the 64GB version arrives…

  • badassn

    I’d upgrade in a heartbeat if I wasn’t losing storage from my Note 4 + Microsd card.

  • guest

    so its overnight shipping so if i were to order tomorrow morning around 10 or 11 eastern time will it ship out same day or the next?

    • Enrique Escobar

      you will have it by Friday if you order as you said, you must place the order before 5:00PM PST and it will ship out the same day via next day air.

  • patt

    maybe he meant 5X? lol

    • ChristianMcC

      He was stating the same thing, that there is not a 16GB Nexus 6p, as the minimum size is 32GB.

      • patt

        Then I got it wrong :p thanks

  • Looks like the Nexuses will be sub-250 within the next six months. People are not buying these devices due to Bendgate.

  • spartanjet

    Google should be paying people to use their phones with the amount of data mining they get out of it.