Save $50 on the Nexus 6P and 5X from Google Store, other retailers throwing in extra gifts


T-Mobile may not sell the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, but now that they work with T-Mo’s band 12 LTE, some folks may want to buy one of Google’s flagship Nexus phones. And starting today, those people can save some money on their purchase.

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now being discounted by $50 in the Google Store. With the sale price, the 32GB Nexus 6P is priced at $449, the 64GB model is $499, and the capacious 128GB version is $599. If you’d prefer the smaller Nexus 5X, you can get the 16GB model for $299 or the 32GB version for $349. Google’s discounts will be available from April 15 through May 6.

There are lots of other retailers offering the same $50 discount on the Nexus 6P and 5X, like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg, and some are sweetening the sale with other goodies. For example, Newegg is offering a a free case and $50 gift card with Nexus 6P purchases, and Best Buy is also offering a $50 gift card with each Nexus 6P purchase. B&H Photo Video is throwing in a free selfie stick and $25 gift card for Nexus 5X buyers, while Nexus 6P buyers get a free selfie stick and a free $50 gift card.

While there are several shiny new Android flagships on store shelves, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are still nice phones, especially if speedy software updates are important to you. And if you’re feeling brave or you already have another daily driver, you can also use the 5X and 6P to install the Android N Developer Preview — which just got a big update — and get an early taste of Google’s next major Android release.

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  • Thought I would post something here, not sure where else I could ask. So I bought a 5x as part of that Project Fi deal. Used it on Project Fi for a month and canceled. Worked fine during this time. A few days ago, I put my T-Mobile sim in the phone. Data and texting work fine. The phone won’t send or receive calls. Actually if I reboot the phone, I can call someone and it will connect for about 30 seconds and hang up. After that, I try to call someone and it hangs up right away.
    Anyone else have this problem?

    • lion7718

      You need to call T-Mobile with the SIM # so they can activate it for the 5X.

      • Lukasz Balicki

        No you don’t just stick in the SIM and check your APNs

    • FILA

      Check your APN settings

    • gmo8492

      Go into settings, mobile networks, and tap on access point names (APN). Choose the correct one which is T-Mobile US LTE. If not you have to manually input it, quick Google search should help you out.

    • Thanks everyone for the responses. Here’s my listing of APNs…

      T-Mobile US 260 (
      T-Mobile US 260 IMS (ims)
      T-Mobile MMS (tmus)

      The top two in this list have a radio button next to it with T-Mobile US 260 selected. This means I can only select one of the top two. I’ve tried using both of them and I get the same results.

      Keep in mind data and texting work fine.

      Are there other APN settings I am missing? Googling T-Mobile APNs, I get a lot of hits from 2013.

    • Thanks for the responses everyone!

      I have an activated T-Mobile SIM in the phone. I know the SIM works because I can put it in another phone, and it works fine.

      Data and texting work fine btw.

      Here are my APN settings as they stand…

      T-Mobile US 260 (
      T-Mobile US 260 IMS (ims)
      T-Mobile MMS (TMUS)

      The first two have a radio button next to them. In other words, only one of them can be selected. I have tried both of them and I get the same results.

      Is there an APN I am missing? I did a search for T-Mobile APNs and I get a lot of hits from 2013.

  • Jason Caprio

    I’m seriously considering buying a Nexus 6P if my Note 5 doesn’t get Marshmallow by May.

    • Acdc1a

      I love my 6…

    • Peter Smith

      I can tell you now…just get the 6P. You won’t regret it.

      • Jason Caprio

        I actually got my girlfriend a nexus 6P a few months ago and I’m jealous. Even though the camera is a little less desirable than my Note 5, I love everything else about it. It has amazing battery life and the device feels more responsive and faster. Marshmallow 6.0.1 and no bloatware. This will be my last Samsung phone!

        • Peter Smith

          There use to be times that I felt bad because I like Samsung phones and that S7 is real hot but once I see that bloatware…it just reminds me why I love my Nexus devices. My 6p is awesome and one of my best choices for a phone.

    • HeatFan786

      You should keep that Note 5 now. Marshmallow is available.

  • Mike

    If you purchase the nexus 5x through project fi it’s prices at $199 with fi activation. Can’t beat that with a stick.

  • Moe

    Nexus 5X

    Top-line performance in a compact, lightweight device. Nexus 5X hits the sweet spot with a 5.2-inch display and the same 12.3 MP camera as the Nexus 6P.
    Starting at $199 with activation directly from Google. No minimum time that the phone must remain activate with project fi. Note: T-Mobile is one of the Partner networks that provides network coverage. 20$ month unlimited talk/text add 10$/gb of data.

    • Bklynman

      How long you have keep this phone on project fi? After you buy it?NM,just saw it doesn’t have minimum time,cool,get amonth later cancel. I am guessing it is 16 gig one for $199.00?

  • VN

    I have a question, I found the Carrier Aggregation specs for the 5x:
    2-(2,4,5,12,13,17,29), 4-(4,5,7,12,13,17,20), 41-41

    Is that a good setup, or it’s better when B12 is first on the pairs?

    I may get this or the Z5 Compact, but I’d prefer a phone with removable battery.

  • Adam

    Newegg updated their deal this morning. $50 off list and $50 gift card. Total savings $100.

  • Brian

    I think the Nexus 5X is awesome. I picked one up from the Google fi special. They are even refunding me 27 days of service from my activation. So I got and Nexus 5X for $270. I tried to get other family members to get one also, it’s as if they can’t see the value. Yet they’re willing to pay 200 plus dollars for a Galaxy S7 on Verizon, with the contract.