For the first time ever, Google has two Nexus phones in its smartphone range — the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. Both became available to purchase on the Google Store in late October 2015, in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, and the United States. Since then, there have been various promotions lowering prices, making the phones an even bigger temptation. Here’s the latest buying news on Google’s newest Nexus line.
Updated on 01-27-2016 by Andy Boxall: Added news Google’s holding a Valentine’s Day sale on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Valentine’s Day promotion lowers prices
Google wants you to say “I love you” with a new Nexus phone, and maybe a Huawei Watch as well. In preparation for Valentine’s Day, it has cut the price of the Nexus 5X to $300, down from the original $380. You also get to choose a free case to go with it. The Nexus 6P has been reduced, going down to $460 from $500, plus Google will give you $50 towards the purchase of a lovely Huawei Watch.
In the U.K., the prices remain at £300 for the Nexus 5X and £450 for the Nexus 6P. However, buy a Nexus 5X and Google will bundle it with a new Chromecast, plus £20 of Google Play credit. There are no offers available on the Nexus 6P. However, in Europe the Nexus 5X’s price has been cut to 350 euros, and the Nexus 6P to 550 euros. All these prices are for models with the lowest storage capacity, and the offer runs from January 26 to February 12. Visit the Play Store here to see the offers.
The Nexus 5X originally started at $380 for 16GB or $430 for 32GB, but prices fell to $350 and up in mid-January. The Nexus 6P stayed at its original cost of $500 for 32GB, $550 for 64GB, or $650 for 128GB. A flash sale in December 16 did reduce the Nexus 6P for a while, going down to $450 with free overnight shipping on all orders.
Google says the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will work with all of the “major carriers” in the United States, but has not made any partnerships. Instead, the new Nexus phones will be available on Project Fi, Google’s own MVNO carrier. Project Fi uses T-Mobile and Sprint networks, moving automatically to the best network depending on speed and reliability.
If you’re worried about damaging the new phone, Google has a new warranty service for U.S. customers, called Nexus Protect. It offers two years of coverage for mechanical breakdown and two years of protection from accidental damage. It is available for $70 on the Nexus 5X or $90 on the Nexus 6P.
The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P can be purchased directly through the Google Play store, and will be delivered free of charge. Each order comes with 90 days of free subscription to Google Music. Alternatively, the phones can be bought through several networks and online retailers.
Vodafone has the Nexus 6P for as low as £35 per month with an upfront fee of £9, on a plan that includes 1GB of data per month. EE has both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. You can order the Nexus 5X 32GB here and the Nexus 6P 32GB here. Prices start as low as £0 per month for the Nexus 5X and as low as £10 per month for the Nexus 6P.
Carphone Warehouse has both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. You can order the Nexus 5X 16GB here, the Nexus 5X 32GB here, and the Nexus 6P 32GB here. The Nexus 5X starts at £300 SIM-free and the Nexus 6P starts at £440 SIM-free. You can also choose from a number of monthly plans.
Clove Technology has the Nexus 5X 32GB for £300 SIM-free, and you can order it here. The Nexus 6P is a little more expensive at £492. Unlocked Mobiles has both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. You can order the Nexus 5X 32GB here and the Nexus 6P 32GB or 64GB here. The Nexus 5X starts at £375 SIM-free, and the Nexus 6P starts at £450 SIM-free.
The Google Store has both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, You can order the Nexus 6P here, and you can order the Nexus 5X here. Pricing starts at $500 for the Nexus 5X and $700 for the Nexus 6P. Rogers has the Nexus 6P for as low as $700 or $200 on select 2-year contracts. You can order one here. Bell, Telus, SaskTel, Wind and Videotron will all carry the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in the near future.
The Google Store has both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, You can order the Nexus 6P here, and you can order the Nexus 5X here. Pricing starts at 59,300 yen ($491) for the Nexus 5X and 74,800 yen ($620) for the Nexus 6P. SoftBank has the Nexus 6P as an exclusive, while Y!Mobile has the Nexus 5X 16GB or 32GB. You can order one here. Finally, NTT Docomo has the Nexus 5X 32GB for 93,312 yen ($773), and you can order one here.
We’ll keep you updated on more news on how to buy a new Nexus phone here, as more partners announce deals.
Updated on 12-17-2015 by Kyle Wiggers: Added information about the Google Store’s Nexus 6P holiday sale.
Updated on 11-02-2015 by Robert Nazarian: Added in free tablet offer with the purchase of a Nexus 6P at Vodafone UK.
Updated on 10-29-2015 by Robert Nazarian: Added in purchase information for the U.K., Japan, and Canada and news that Nexus 6P pre-orders are delayed.