Last week, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse offered Google's Nexus 5X for just £169 SIM-free - but only for one day. That impressive deal has now returned - and in fact, you can actually get the LG-made handset for even less.
SIM-free, the 16GB model is again available for £169, while the 32GB model is currently priced at £229. But just like last week, the retailer has got its sums mixed up. It claims that the £169 price for the 16GB model represents savings of £180, which would put its regular price at £349. That clearly makes no sense, given that the same page also states that the 32GB model has £100 off its £329 price, which would make the regular price of the 16GB model £20 higher.
In fact, Carphone Warehouse usually sells the 16GB model for £299 (the same price as the Google Store), not £349 - so today's deal provides only £130 off its usual SIM-free price, rather than £180. That's still a compelling deal though, especially for such a remarkable handset.
But you can save even more by purchasing the handset with a new pay-as-you-go (PAYG) SIM card from the same retailer. The handset is available for £149.99 when you buy a £10 PAYG SIM from EE, offering 150 minutes of cross-network talktime, unlimited texts, and 500MB of 4G data for 30 days, with no contract obligation.
And given that almost all of the phones that Carphone Warehouse sells are unlocked, you can get the Nexus 5X for the lower total price of £159.99 and still be able to use it with SIMs from other networks, rather than paying the higher SIM-free price.
It seems likely that we'll see further deals such as this one - not just in the UK, but in other markets too - as retailers begin clearing their stocks ahead of new Nexus devices arriving with Android 7.0 Nougat later this year.
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