Google’s Nexus phones have always been appealing to a certain class of smartphone buyer, but with this year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, is it finally time for Nexus to go mainstream? Affordable pricing is back, the hardware is pretty darn attractive, and with two phones to choose from, offering shoppers a choice of size and style, it’s easier than ever to find a Nexus you like. If there’s still room on your list for a new smartphone this holiday season, Google’s giving you a better reason than ever to pick up one of the new Nexus phones, as it cuts prices and offers an attractive shipping deal.
Order a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P in the Google Store and you can get phone for $50 off its regular price. This goes beyond the previous price cuts we saw for the 5X alone.
That deal appears to extend to all hardware configurations, so you can either take the straight-up discount and save some cash, or take advantage of the savings as an opportunity to move to a higher-storage-capacity model – and without microSD support, that might just be a smart move.
Fifty bucks off represents a nice deal on its own, but Google’s doing one better and and offering shoppers an upgrade to overnight shipping – free. This one’s store-wide, and is just as good on Chromecast accessories or Chromebook laptops as it is on Nexus phones.
If you do plan on picking up one of these Nexus handsets, don’t forget about Google’s Nexus Android Pay promotion, running through the end of the month: just use your new phone to make a tap-and-pay purchase, and you get a free $20 Best Buy credit. Between that and the Nexus price cuts, you’re looking at an effective $70 savings – not too shabby.