The Google Nexus 5X was released in 2015 – a year that was not such a huge success for many smartphone companies.
In fact, last year was some kind of make-up year for many as they were looking to make things right after failing miserably the previous years.
Apple made a major move in 2014 by jumping to slightly larger screens and added 3D Touch and other features to the 2015 models. Samsung came in with classy Galaxy S6 units that were a huge improvement from the cheap-looking Samsung Galaxy S5. Things got even better for OnePlus as it released a new OnePlus 2 smartphone as a follow up to its initial release that had seen insignificant success, although it was only the company’s first.
As for Google, it was a time to make amends for the mistake done in 2014 where the company only unveiled a single Nexus phone that was also priced heavily, despite packing some of the best hardware specs. This meant that the low-end buyers could never get their hands on the Nexus 6, but 2015 saw the search engine giant make up for the mistake by coming in with two handsets – Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. While the former took the place of the Nexus 6, the latter was featuring for the first time since 2013 when a Nexus 5 was also released.
The Nexus 5X has gone ahead to be a major success thanks to the great deal of hardware specs it comes with as well as its affordable price tag. Now that a new HTC-made Sailfish, a successor to the Nexus 5X, is set to be announced early next month, the 2015 mid-ranger has begun seeing some amazing price cuts across major retailers.
A visit to Amazon will bring you to a Google Nexus 5X (32GB) version that is now priced at just $309.99. This is a bargain for a phone that packs a 5.2-inch Full HD screen, a Snapdragon 808 SoC, a RAM of 2GB, a fingerprint scanner as well as the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, although it comes with Android Marshmallow out of the box. You also get a rear snapper of 12.3MP and a selfie camera of 5MP. The good side of the story is that this unlocked Google Nexus 5X comes with support for all four major carriers in the U.S. as well as a bunch of other international carriers. Boasting a USB-C port, the phone also comes with a decent 2700mAh battery that supports fast charging technology, meaning you can get up to 4 hours of battery life from a charge of just 10 minutes.
This price-drop from $429 to a mere $309.99 comes at a time when reports are rife that this year’s Google Pixel phone, the Nexus 5X successor, will come with a base storage of 32GB. Still, you can get it for a much cheaper price tag by including a Google Fi SIM card, meaning you get the phone from as low as $199, but this is for the 16GB variant.