Google discounts Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P by $50 in Canada

Ian Hardy

March 11, 2016 4:17pm

Google loves to celebrate and today has shown good spirit by discounting the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Chromecast Audio as part of the Google Store’s first birthday.

The Nexus 5X was first released at $499 for the 16GB model and $559 for the 32GB version, but within a few weeks, received a $60 price cut on both variations. The pure Android smartphone was then discounted to the solid price of $439. Today, Google has offered up a $50 discount on the Nexus 5X to a low $389 CAD.

As for its larger Marshmallow partner, the Nexus 6P has received its first discount in Canada, with a price drop to $649, $699 and $799 for the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models, respectively.

The discount is only happening for a limited time and ends March 27th.

The Nexus 5X runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sports a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and an Adreno 418 GPU. The back features a 12.3 megapixel camera that captures 4K video and a fingerprint sensor. The smartphone also includes a 5.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,700mAh battery with fast charging, USB Type-C connector and Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor.

The Nexus 6P also runs Marshmallow, features a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 pixel AMOLED display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, 3,450mAh battery, 12.3-megapixel camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Read more: Nexus 5X review and Nexus 6P review

  • HelloCDN

    Only Chromecast Audio gets a discount, and only if you purchase two.

  • Brad Fortin

    “Of course, the discount is only happening for a limited and ends March 27th.”

    I think you guys forgot the word “time” after “limited”.

    • Ben S

      the proofreading has never been very good on MS, seems to be worse the last little while. writing quality counts.

    • Vito R.

      I don’t understand the math at all.

      “The Nexus 5X was first released at $499 for the 16GB model… but within a few weeks, received a $60 price cut… The pure Android smartphone was then discounted to the solid price of $439.”

      A) isn’t $499 less $60 = $439?
      B) is it $50 off $439 now?

      I just want to know the current price and not a history lesson of all the price cuts it had.

    • Brad Fortin

      The latest price at checkout is $389.

    • Vito R.

      That would have been good to mention in the post.

  • BR

    Just a heads up if anyone has purchased within the last 15 days from the Google store like I did they will honor the $50 discount and give a you refund.

    • Dan C

      How can I get the refund?

    • BR

      Give Google a ring.

    • Dan C

      Thanks!

  • Max Lavoretti

    showing the same price as always for me? when does this start??

    • mcsingh85

      When you hit checkout it shows the discount.

    • Max Lavoretti

      oh thank you

  • Spence

    Why does the US get a $50 drop and we only get $50 too? Google, I thought USD ≠ CAD since the 6P is $200 more for Canadians. I guess it only counts when Google makes money…

    • Bray

      You’re the only person to make so much of a fuss over a discount.

    • Phil Par

      Fuss? He’s merely pointing out the pricing discrepancies, which do not happen to be proportional. Consumers should be more aware of a business’s decisions.

    • Spence

      Thank you. I’m just trying to shed light on how Canadians always get the short end of the stick. If he’s willing to accept it then that’s fine, let him overpay.

    • Vito R.

      The price here is $389CDN vs $349US.

      You should go buy one in the US if you think they’re too expensive here…

    • Spence

      In the US you can get a 5X for $199 through Project Fi. I would get one in the US but I’m pretty sure I’d have no warranty back here.

    • Vito R.

      Yes, if you signup for service with a mobile provider you can temporarily get one for $199US – but that’s not Google’s regular asking price for the device.

      We’re getting a better deal here than the Americans are.

    • Spence

      Its $339 for the 32GB in the US and $450 in Canada, which converts to roughly the same. But I was specifically talking about the 6P because you can get it for $425 in the US but $650 here.

    • Vito R.

      Why?

    • Mo Dabbas

      coz in US they get 50 USD discount so he is complaining about that 15 dollars currency exchange difference

    • Vito R.

      They cost $349US vs $389CDN here…

    • Sap

      Why more aware? So that they can make intelligent buying decisions, and not let businesses take advantage of their ignorance.

    • Vito R.

      It’s $50 cheaper than it was a couple days ago. How are they being take advantage of?

    • Matthew

      He’s helping educate those who may overlook the price discrepancies.

    • Vito R.

      He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

  • Gumbopudding

    I’d like the 5x but heard enough about lag issues that I’m holding off. I wasn’t sure how wide spread it was but it seems on Google’s forums they have acknowledged it and said a fix is in the works. So I’m holding off for now.

    • jb

      Apparently there was an update that fixed performance issues…but maybe look for some videos on YouTube to see if there’s a difference

    • Gumbopudding

      Yeah a few days ago. I’m following how that works for those who update. But I’m still looking at other options while I wait.

    • Vito R.

      It’s not a big enough issue that you should keep using whatever old and busted phone you’re currently using.

    • Gumbopudding

      Yeah it is. It a big enough issue that many sites just posted about a potential fix for it. Will be a short time before we see if it it actually works. Not sure anybody can say it’s not a big issue.

    • Vito R.

      I have one, I can say it’s not a bit issue. Overall, the phone is tremendously better than any Nexus before it – save for the 6p.

    • Gumbopudding

      Not for you. A lot of people don’t have a single issue, but a lot do. I just don’t want to be in the group that has the issue. Better safe than sorry. But if the patch seems to do the trick, then good odds I’m getting one. I’m waiting to see the consensus.

    • Vito R.

      You’re over thinking it and you’re misusing the term “a lot”.

    • Mo Dabbas

      I would put it on par with the Nexus 6. Camera is better, but overall performance I find better on the N6 (especially if you are jumping between multiple apps)

    • Mo Dabbas

      I tried it for a couple of weeks. I wouldn’t say it’s a lag. It’s mainly when you run lots of apps (4-5) and you switch between them you’d see the phone reloading apps often. A bit annoying if you rely on your phone a lot (like I do), but definitely something regular users won’t find annoying.

  • Techguru86

    5x would have been a great device but for 16gb only and no expandable memory that’s pretty crap, and given the pictures, music and software takes up majority of that

    • Vito R.

      Get the 32GB version.

  • jay

    Maybe there are some awesome coming out right now?

  • Umer Mushtaq

    Both of these phones are flopped phones. Google should give more discount to Canadians than US.