Nexus 5X: Specs, price & availability in the Philippines

Nexus 5X specs, price and availability in the Philippines

I’ve been using a Nexus 4 for more than 2 years. It’s one solid phone but it’s at the end of its life and it won’t be receiving the Android 6.0 update.

Its bigger brother — the original Nexus 5 — was released in 2014 and I’ve been drooling over its bigger screen since. The new Nexus 5X is looking like the best replacement for my aged Nexus 4. The Nexus 6P is also a good option but I trust LG more than Huawei.

Specification

I rarely take photos or play mobile games so the camera and processor specs aren't as important to me. What draws me into Nexus phones is the continued software support by Google. I'm confident that the device will be supported for, at least, 18 months.

Price

It's harder to predict the final price of the Nexus 5X here in the Philippines. But if previous prices of Nexus devices is any indication, it will be pricier compared to the US price which starts at $379.

If local Telcos (Globe and Smart) are first to distribute it, expect the 16GB version to be, at least, PHP 20,000. Thankfully, online gadget stores like Kimstore are sure to offer a far more reasonable pricing; maybe PHP 20,000 for the 32GB version.

Availability

The new Nexus handsets will, most likely, be available by yearend. But with the new iPhones, it's local launch will definitely be pushed sometime in the first quarter of next year. Hopefully, I've saved enough money to buy one then.

For more information, check out the Nexus 5X official page.

Also check out the Moto X Play and the Moto G (2015).