Google Nexus 5X/6P: Where can you score a bargain?

Alex Kidman 14 January 2016


If you’re keen on Google’s latest Nexus phones, bargains abound.

Google has dropped the prices on its Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X handsets as part of a back-to-school special deal. All storage variants of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have had their prices slashed as part of a promotion by Google in its online store. Google has not indicated how long the special pricing will last, although it's unusual for Android phones to rise in price after a price cut.

The 16GB Nexus 5X drops from $659 to $479, while the 32GB variant drops to $559 from its original launch price of $739.

On the Nexus 6P front, there’s a straight $100 cut across all three storage variants, so the $899 32GB model is now $799, the 64GB model now costs $899, down from $999, and the top tier 128GB model is now $999 rather than $1,099.

As we noted in our review, the Nexus 5X is a great smaller Android handset with the advantages of having an uncluttered and up-to-date version of Android ("Marshmallow") available. The Nexus 6P was similarly impressive in our tests with solid performance, battery life and a good camera.

Buying direct from Google may sound tempting, but is it your best current deal? At the time of writing, here is how the pricing breaks down compared to direct importers Expansys and Kogan.

Nexus 5X 16GB$479$614.99$519 plus delivery
Nexus 5X 32GB$559$689.99$569 plus delivery
Nexus 6P 32GB$799$854$869 plus delivery
Nexus 6P 64GB$899$909$879 plus delivery
Nexus 6P 128GB$1,099N/AN/A

If you can’t afford the outright price for the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X, you can always opt for a model on contract. Here is the current carrier pricing for those phones.

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