Google slices $100 off Nexus 6P and 5X prices

Posted: 14 March 2016 8:33 am News


Google is offering a $100 discount on its Nexus handsets as part of a birthday promotion.

While the recent handset spotlight has been on Samsung’s just-released Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Google’s still keen to sell its own (effective) white-label Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X handsets.

As part of the anniversary of the Google Play hardware store, it is temporarily slashing $100 off the asking price of each Nexus handset when purchased through the Google Play store, with all sizes and colour combinations, save for the Gold iteration, which never launched in Australia, available. The special pricing will last until 27 March 2016.

This isn’t the first time Google’s sliced Nexus 6P/5X pricing, as it did so earlier in the year as part of a "back to school" promotion.

So what does that do to the pricing? Here’s how the adjusted pricing pans out after the discount is applied.

Capacity 16GB 32GB 128GB
Nexus 5X $479 $559 N/A
Nexus 6P $799 $899 $999

As Ausdroid notes, the price discount isn’t listed as part of the regular price, but only gets applied once you add a handset to your online shopping basket. Google doesn’t charge additional fees for regular delivery, although you can pay extra for faster shipping.

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are both excellent handsets with the distinct cachet of having access to the latest versions of Google’s Android operating system.

You can read our full review of the Google Nexus 6P here, and our full review of the Nexus 5X here.

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are no longer available on contract through local carriers. You can still purchase refurbished and import handsets from select online retailers through eBay and Amazon, however.

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