Google cuts Nexus 5X price, now available for $349

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After enjoying some temporary discounts over the holidays, the Nexus 5X has now received a more permanent price cut.

The 16GB Nexus 5X is now available from the Google Store for $349, a $30 cut from its launch price. If you’d prefer a bit more storage space, you’ll be glad to know that the 32GB Nexus 5X also received a $30 price cut, leaving it at $399.

Unfortunately, T-Mobile still isn’t selling the Nexus 5X directly, and so far there haven’t been any indication that that’ll be changing. This price cut makes the full price of the Nexus 5X a bit easier to swallow, though, so if you’ve been thinking about picking up a Nexus 5X following its Android 6.0.1 update, now may be the time to pull the trigger.

Source: Google Store

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  • Acdc1a

    For $100 less I think the original 6 is a better deal.

    • DILAW IDDAHLA

      I agree, but if you are looking for a smaller phone, better battery life, finger scanner and a better camera then the 5X is the better purchase

      • smirkis

        i wouldn’t say better battery life as the Nexus 6 has a best of a battery. But the 5x is a great option for everything else you mentioned.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          If the N6 has better battery life than the 5X, then the 5X battery life SUCKS lol

      • Acdc1a

        I’ve yet to experience battery life issues on my 6 running 6.0.1. I get all day almost every day and considering the screen that’s all I can ask for. I’ve been on this site quite a bit today and some phone calls and other minor browsing and I’m at 76% from 6am to 5:21pm.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          I had the N6 before marshmallow came out. I can only compare it to my note 3 and 4 since I use them the same way I used my N6. At around 8 to 9 pm my N6 would be around 15% where the note 4 is around 40% to 45%. I am not a heavy user, but on weekends I used to charge the N6 by 6 pm

      • yankeesusa

        Battery life? Battery life on the n6 is top notch now after the 6.0 update. But yea, camera and fingerprint scanner make the 5x slightly better.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    Hope it drops another $30 by August

  • kevev

    Still waiting for a 64GB version…

  • lion7718

    I got the 32GB version for Xmas at $50 off for $379. I haven’t had any problems with it at all. I think most of the focus has been on the 6P making the 5X slide under the radar…for now anyway. Coming from the Nexus 4, I’m still getting used to the size of the 5X…lol

    • Lee Hughes

      I feel your pain. As time goes on, I like the larger size screen whenever I’m using it, but kinda miss smaller phones when I’m not.

  • Irfan

    i m using 5x , 4k recording phone get slow and speaker sucks

    • Lee Hughes

      Good to know. I came close to pulling trigger on one of these before Christmas. Instead I purchased 2 Blu Life One X – 2016 for $100 each on Amazon. The plan was to give one to my mom (Was using a 2nd Gen Moto G) and the another to my son (worn out iPhone 4S). But, I was so impressed, I decided to keep one as my second phone, give one to my mom, and give my son the Moto G. As Bang for the buck goes, they are hard to beat. I just hope they last.

      • lion7718

        The speaker does sound a little bassy or muffled during phone calls/map voices…it seems fine with everything else.

  • David

    Important:
    One key feature that Nexus 6P does NOT but 5X DOES support is band 4 + band 12 aggregation. This is crucial for use on t-mobile network.

    • yankeesusa

      6p has band 12.

      • Medion

        He’s talking about aggregation between the two bands, though I suspect he’s still incorrect.

        • yankeesusa

          Got it. Ok, now I remember, t-mobile has a list of phones that are capable of aggregation and both the 5x and 6p are capable.

      • David

        Both the 6p and 5x support band 12. I’m talking about aggregation though, which means your phone uses 2 different bands simultaneously. The advantage is that you can use band 12 for better coverage and band 4 for heavy data traffic. T-Mobile enables B4+B12 combo for aggregation, which the 5x supports but 6p doesn’t. You can still use B12 with 6p, but without network aggregation, you’ll have lower data speed on low frequency bands.

    • Medion

      Source?

    • yankeesusa
      • Medion

        That list shows support for extended range LTE (band 12). It doesn’t show whether or not carrier aggregation is supported, which means joining multiple bands for improved connectivity (reduced latency, increased speed). A phone can potentially support both bands 4 and 12 but NOT support the aggregation of the two bands.

        So, I decided to do this myself. From the Google Store website, here’s what frequencies the 5x and 6p support for carrier aggregation.

        Nexus 5x: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B7, B4-B12, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41

        Nexus 6p: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41

        T-Mobile runs LTE on bands 2, 4, and 12. I’ve heard more about B4-12 aggregation and I don’t know if they actually use B2-4 aggregation, though it is certainly possible. Both the Nexus 5x and 6p officially support carrier aggregation for B2-4, but only the 5x has official support listed for B4-12.

        Do note that specs on Google’s Store page have a proud history of being wrong. The Nexus 4 as well as GPE One M7 and Galaxy S4 each had reversed specs for months after launch, especially for supported frequency bands.

  • PC_Tool

    Hopefully next time, Google will allow T-mobile to sell ’em in store.

    The Nexus 6 will be my last Nexus device unless they are made available at carriers again. I refuse to pay that much for a device sight-unseen.

    • Paul Garrison

      Agreed. I will not buy a phone that I can’t test drive. I have test driven phones and been like no thanks.

    • yankeesusa

      oH, well. I guess you’ll keep buying locked down phones. All these phones can be test driven at best buy also.

      • PC_Tool

        “locked down phones”

        You say that like it’s a bad thing. Not everyone switches carriers on monthly basis.

        • Nexus 6 Unlocked

          No, it is not a bad thing. However, it is nice to have the option if I do decide to switch carriers. In fact, T-mobile will unlock your phones after you final EIP payment…etc.

        • PC_Tool

          Heck, the N6 I bought from them was unlocked from the get-go. Threw in a Fi sim when they launched and didn’t have to do a thing.

          Nexus devices from carriers aren’t the problem some folks would make them out to be, and would likely increase the sales numbers quite a bit.

          needless to say, I was a bit miffed when they announced the 6P and 5X wouldn’t be available from T-mobile.

        • Nexus 6 Unlocked

          By the way, how do you like the Project Fi service? Thanks..

        • PC_Tool

          I had T-Mobile when I started, so considering it uses the same network and Sprint, it could really only get better.

          Truth is though, it didn’t. It only ever used T-mobile unless I forced it to Sprint which it wasn’t switching to automatically because Sprint has worse coverage just about everywhere I go.

          It could be totally different for anyone else, honestly.

          It was a neat experiment and I would do it again if they added more carriers (I think this is the point – eventually have a carrier-agnostic device/service).

          In the end, I was paying more for less and still had my T-mobile SIM, so I went back. (kept my T-mo service active while testing Fi for about 4 months.)

          The starter kit and holiday kit were pretty cool surprises though.

        • Nexus 6 Unlocked

          WOW, I knew used T-mobile network…but I was un-aware of Sprint. Thanks for the feedback…

        • Nexus 6 Unlocked-Correction

          Nexus 6 Unlocked PC_Tool • a few seconds ago
          WOW, I knew Project Fi used T-mobile network…but I was un-aware of Sprint. Thanks for the feedback

    • mikeZo6

      not after what ceo said about google binge crap

  • Wezi427

    You can get the 32gb Nexus 6 cheaper.

    • Medion

      You can also get some 40″ HDTVs cheaper, since we’re going to discuss things that don’t fit in your hand or pocket as easily.

      • Nexus 6 -Off Topic

        LOL, LOL…Too funny, Great Answer… Happy New Year!

      • GinaDee

        Best answer on the internet today!

    • Medion

      I got the email notification. You’re reply wasn’t funny. Sorry man, but I do like most of your other posts :)

      • Wezi427

        Sorry, it was in poor taste and it was a douchebag comment. Having a bad day.

        • Medion

          No problem. I’ve been there. You’re actually one of my favorite posters, and I enjoy your comments.

        • Wezi427

          Thanks, like I said my apologies.

      • Wezi427

        Especially over something like that.

  • AS118

    It’s 32gb or bust for me, especially if Google still isn’t putting MicroSD cards into their phones. 16gb is just not enough for most people lately, imho, as apps and even system updates just keep getting bigger and bigger.