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Deal: Google Nexus 5X Drops to $299 at Amazon, Google Store – 1/26/16

January 26, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Yesterday, we wrote about the Google Nexus 5X dropping to $299 over on eBay – which also nets you a $20 Visa Gift Card on top of the purchase – and today Amazon has also dropped their price down to $299. While eBay is still selling the 32GB model for $349, Amazon hasn’t dropped the price of the 32GB model on their store just yet. Coming in at $299, that’s a full $80 off of the regular price of the Nexus 5X when it launched last October. The Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG, is available in black, white and mint – all of which are available on Amazon right now for $299. It also launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

While the Nexus 5X isn’t as premium or high-end as the Nexus 6P from Huawei, the LG model is still a decent smartphone. And one of the only Nexus devices that is currently under $300. One of the big advantages of owning a Nexus device is the fact that you get new versions of Android first, and you get updates pretty quickly (seeing as there is no carrier involved here). Currently the Nexus 5X is sitting at Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the January security update already available. If you buy the Nexus 5X, however, you may be prompted for a few updates, considering it launched back in October, and we’ve had an update each month since. The Google Nexus 5X is available with Amazon Prime as well, so you can get it shipped to you in as little as two days, for free.

Update: It’s also $299 at the Google Store now as well.

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