Google has dropped the price of the LG-made Nexus 5X by CAD$60. This price is part of a global drop of the Nexus 5X, starting with USD$30 in its homeland. The extra dosh Canadians are seeing is mostly thanks to the currently-weak CA dollar, but who cares? $60 off is $60 off.
That puts the 16GB Nexus 5X at $439 RRP and 32GB at $499 RRP. If you had your eye on the 16GB model previously, note that the 32GB model now occupies that same price point. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6P has remained the same, sitting at $699, $749, and $849 for the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models, respectively.
BYO or Contract?
BYO is generally a good idea when dealing with Nexus devices. You can buy an unlocked one for relatively little, compared to other high-end phones, and then take it to a carrier.
When you bring your own phone, your plan options cost less per month, and don’t carry a long-term contract. That means you can leave at any time, so you can experiment with different providers to see which ones you prefer.
We did a comparison of BYO plans for the Nexus 5X and 6P a while back, but if you’d like some more up-to-date info feel free to check out our plan search generator. Here’s a base line search with 1GB of data to get you started, go ahead and adjust the sliders as necessary to find a plan that’s more suited to your needs.