For many hardcore Android fans, only one smartphone brand will do. Google’s Nexus handset lineup offers a pure Android experience that is untouched by the software add-ons preinstalled by handset vendors and wireless carriers. Beyond that, Google’s Nexus phones get the latest Android software as soon as it’s released while carrier-branded phones often take months or even longer to get updates. By the time carrier phones are updated, there might even be a newer version of Android out there that users will have to wait for.
But Google’s Nexus phones have something else going for them: they offer tremendous value. In fact now, after the price drop that just hit the Nexus 5X, it might be crazy to buy any other Android phone.
Google’s current-generation Nexus 5X offers an experience that is on par with some of the best Android phones out there. Specs include Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and a large 2,700 mAh battery.
And now one of the phone’s most appealing features — its price tag — has become even more appealing. Google just dropped the base price of the Nexus 5X to only $349 unlocked and off contract. So, for just over half the price of a flagship Android phone from your carrier, you can have an unlocked Nexus 5X that will offer the latest and greatest Android features months before any other phone.