Google LG Nexus 5x SIM-free 32GB - £349.99 @ Carphone Warehouse / John Lewis (2-year guarantee)
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Google LG Nexus 5x SIM-free 32GB - £349.99 @ Carphone Warehouse / John Lewis (2-year guarantee)

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Found 19th Oct 2015
Save almost £30 versus the Google Store and the phone is already in stock. Note: this deal is for 32GB, not the base 16GB version used by people who only use phones for texting and selfies. I'm ordering from John Lewis (their 'supplier' might not have items in-hand) as they'll price match with a 2-year guarantee. First post, be gentle!

johnlewis.com/sto…424

183 Comments

Isn't the Moto X Style a better buy at this price?

Good deal. Same price as CPWH with a 2 year warranty. You may now get that with them though as well, unsure.

JL are top notch.

LetoKynes

Isn't the Moto X Style a better buy at this price?



​Correct... Plus you get SD card support...

Original Poster

Based on the list of features alone, maybe. I'm optimistic about the new Nexus camera though! Absolutely love my Moto G, but the photos...

Shows 379 in JL, am I missing something?

I was really excited about new nexus but the spec vs price is a let down. Going to give this a miss.

I remember buying the n5 from cpw for £240 and boy did that hold up well.
Edited by: "dark_shadow" 19th Oct 2015

Note: this deal is for 32GB, not the base 16GB version used by people who only use phones for texting and selfies.

16gb is plenty for people that know what they're doing with phones and don't fill them with junk ;-)

Original Poster

Smash41

Note: this deal is for 32GB, not the base 16GB version used by people who … Note: this deal is for 32GB, not the base 16GB version used by people who only use phones for texting and selfies. 16gb is plenty for people that know what they're doing with phones and don't fill them with junk ;-)



​Have you been listening to my playlists?

Original Poster

sri333

Shows 379 in JL, am I missing something?



​Submit a price match request with the above link to CPW: johnlewis.com/nev…old

Note: this deal is for 32GB, not the base 16GB version used by people who only use phones for texting and selfies - such an odd comment
Edited by: "AgentDaleCooper" 19th Oct 2015

£349 for this? Must be a joke. Buy a flagship phone G4 or S6, can be found around this price, and root and custom ROM, will thrash the pants off this.

Original Poster

blakester

Note: this deal is for 32GB, not the base 16GB version used by people who … Note: this deal is for 32GB, not the base 16GB version used by people who only use phones for texting and selfies - such an odd comment



​It's just a joke... sort of. I save Google play music and Spotify playlists on my device for offline listening, so for me personally, 16GB isn't enough. This phone has all the features I want - except SD expansion - so 32GB is the only option.

sri333

Shows 379 in JL, am I missing something?


You need to get John Lewis to price match CPW.

jvchamary

​Have you been listening to my playlists?



​you point is invalid.... I have 50gb of music on a 16gb phone... Ohhh and i don't use mobile data for that....

I don't see why anyone would need more than 8GB in a phone. What are you storing?

LetoKynes

Isn't the Moto X Style a better buy at this price?



​im thinking exactly the same. better phone and pure android

mchu6am4

​Correct... Plus you get SD card support...


Hate the way Google are trying to move people to spend on their cloud storage, the same tactic as Apple's. This is not a bad deal for the price, but I'll always prefer a device with expandable storage.

All the mainstream manufacturers in the Android ecosystem such as Google, LG and Samsung will be rethinking their spec and pricing strategies over the next few years when the likes of Xiaomi, Umi, Elephone etc start their onslaught into the EU and US markets while offering better spec'ed phones for almost half the price of the former.
Edited by: "hcc27" 19th Oct 2015

Original Poster

Can't tell whether you're trolling - I'll respond regardless... If you're always somewhere with WiFi or mobile data, lucky you. I'm not though, and want to listen to my GBs of music offline.

hilljd00

I don't see why anyone would need more than 8GB in a phone. What are you … I don't see why anyone would need more than 8GB in a phone. What are you storing?



​Apps and OS alone is going to take up the best part of 8GB. As for what people are storing; photos, documents, TV, movies, music, games, maps and just about everything you would store on a pc/laptop.

Modern smartphones have the functionality of a computer and cost about the same amount. If you can get by with 8GB your not using half the features, if you can get by 16GB your going to have to make compensations, 32GB is way more usable, especially when used in conjunction with cloud storage.

For me, I have a 32GB s6, space isn't usually an issue because I use Spotify and Netflix for media. On average I have about 4GB off free space, which is only a restraint when I go abroad and want to take some tv/movies with me. Ideally I would like 64GB.

I was all set to upgrade my 32gb Nexus 5 to one of these, then Android 6 landed, and my major gripe with my Nexus 5 (the battery life - or lack of!) was suddenly resolved. I'm seeing in the region of another 6-12 hours battery life :-) For me it's the best OS upgrade I've ever had on any device (I include those I've had on my iPad in that).

shatteredneon

​Apps and OS alone is going to take up the best part of 8GB. As for what p … ​Apps and OS alone is going to take up the best part of 8GB. As for what people are storing; photos, documents, TV, movies, music, games, maps and just about everything you would store on a pc/laptop.Modern smartphones have the functionality of a computer and cost about the same amount. If you can get by with 8GB your not using half the features, if you can get by 16GB your going to have to make compensations, 32GB is way more usable, especially when used in conjunction with cloud storage. For me, I have a 32GB s6, space isn't usually an issue because I use Spotify and Netflix for media. On average I have about 4GB off free space, which is only a restraint when I go abroad and want to take some tv/movies with me. Ideally I would like 64GB.



​Pointless argument. People are different. I'm heavily in to technology and 16gb is fine. I'm sure I get more functionality and potential than most 32 or 64gb users. I've dozens of apps. I have unlimited data so streaming isn't a problem, unlimited photos backup with Google photos, I have a couple of games and have a couple of things to watch if needed. More backed up in free cloud storage with my documents. I still have a few gb left so your reference to not using half the phones functionality is complete rubbish. Pointless paying for more storage if not needed.

hilljd00

I don't see why anyone would need more than 8GB in a phone. What are you … I don't see why anyone would need more than 8GB in a phone. What are you storing?



​my apps alone take up 7.7gb, and I'd have more if I had 32gb internal memory.

Add 4.9 of system data & 8gb is easily surpassed.

I've also got an SD card with copilot maps etc, which isn't an option for the Nexus, so 8gb would be a joke for many people, including me.

A warning to anyone thinking of buying the Moto X Style... this is NOT pure android. You are NOT guaranteed updates like with the Nexus line. Motorola are not even updating their Moto X from 2014 or the Moto E from 2015 to Marshmallow! There are huge numbers of people turning their back on Motorola after this...
computerworld.com/art…tml

darthvader666uk

​im thinking exactly the same. better phone and pure android



Not pure android. No guarantee of updates. Moto claim to be good at updates, but they are as bad as Samsung and the rest...
androidpolice.com/201…ys/

Ed2091

A warning to anyone thinking of buying the Moto X Style... this is NOT … A warning to anyone thinking of buying the Moto X Style... this is NOT pure android. You are NOT guaranteed updates like with the Nexus line. Motorola are not even updating their Moto X from 2014 or the Moto E from 2015 to Marshmallow! There are huge numbers of people turning their back on Motorola after this...http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991956/android/motorola-marshmallow-meltdown.html


Thanks for the heads up!

Ed2091

A warning to anyone thinking of buying the Moto X Style... this is NOT … A warning to anyone thinking of buying the Moto X Style... this is NOT pure android. You are NOT guaranteed updates like with the Nexus line. Motorola are not even updating their Moto X from 2014 or the Moto E from 2015 to Marshmallow! There are huge numbers of people turning their back on Motorola after this...http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991956/android/motorola-marshmallow-meltdown.html



​Tbh I've never been a fan of updates. Yes they are needed at some point but if a phone works great with the current version then why update? My Nexus 4 gets progressively worse with each new update especially battery life. Most people get a phone on a contract or keep for a couple years so not getting updates isn't a deal breaker for some of us. I do understand that each new update brings more features that would be useful to some. Anyways about the deal... even if it isn't the greatest spec/price it is the cheapest you can pick this up at so hot from me!

Ed2091

Moto claim to be good at updates, but they are as bad as Samsung...


Now there is a damning comment if ever there was one - however, I wholehearted agree that Samsung deserve the boot as often as possible for their poor, poor upgrade roll outs (or total lack of) and tendency to abandon devices very early on...
Edited by: "doctor_vadgers" 19th Oct 2015

Ed2091

Not pure android. No guarantee of updates. Moto claim to be good at … Not pure android. No guarantee of updates. Moto claim to be good at updates, but they are as bad as Samsung and the rest...http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/10/02/wtf-motorola-marketed-the-moto-e-2015-on-promise-of-updates-is-now-apparently-ending-them-after-219-days/



oh, what really? See Ive seen alot of people saying its pure. Now im conflicted

darthvader666uk

oh, what really? See Ive seen alot of people saying its pure. Now im … oh, what really? See Ive seen alot of people saying its pure. Now im conflicted


It's pretty close to vanilla, but not as pure as Nexus ROMs - TBH you wouldn't suffer from the bloat and skinning like Sammy inflict with TouchWiz.

LetoKynes

Isn't the Moto X Style a better buy at this price?



Not if you value security updates.

It's a good price for this phone and John Lewis are excellent. However for me I'm going to be ordering a Xiaomi Mi4c...Why? same spec, dual sim, better build quality and less than £200 (voted HOT)

hardstylemw

​Tbh I've never been a fan of updates. Yes they are needed at some point b … ​Tbh I've never been a fan of updates. Yes they are needed at some point but if a phone works great with the current version then why update? My Nexus 4 gets progressively worse with each new update especially battery life. Most people get a phone on a contract or keep for a couple years so not getting updates isn't a deal breaker for some of us. I do understand that each new update brings more features that would be useful to some. Anyways about the deal... even if it isn't the greatest spec/price it is the cheapest you can pick this up at so hot from me!



The security fixes are fairly important.

hardstylemw

​Tbh I've never been a fan of updates. Yes they are needed at some point b … ​Tbh I've never been a fan of updates. Yes they are needed at some point but if a phone works great with the current version then why update? My Nexus 4 gets progressively worse with each new update especially battery life. Most people get a phone on a contract or keep for a couple years so not getting updates isn't a deal breaker for some of us. I do understand that each new update brings more features that would be useful to some.


Security, new features, better UI, optimisations...
Nexus 4 was first released nearly 3 years ago. You expecting the battery life and performance to improve?

Android One made it to the UK but we still have to pay more

shatteredneon

​Apps and OS alone is going to take up the best part of 8GB. As for what p … ​Apps and OS alone is going to take up the best part of 8GB. As for what people are storing; photos, documents, TV, movies, music, games, maps and just about everything you would store on a pc/laptop.Modern smartphones have the functionality of a computer and cost about the same amount. If you can get by with 8GB your not using half the features, if you can get by 16GB your going to have to make compensations, 32GB is way more usable, especially when used in conjunction with cloud storage. For me, I have a 32GB s6, space isn't usually an issue because I use Spotify and Netflix for media. On average I have about 4GB off free space, which is only a restraint when I go abroad and want to take some tv/movies with me. Ideally I would like 64GB.



​USB OTG is the answer when you go on holiday. I load up a 64gb flash drive with movies to play on my tablet.

Ed2091

A warning to anyone thinking of buying the Moto X Style... this is NOT … A warning to anyone thinking of buying the Moto X Style... this is NOT pure android. You are NOT guaranteed updates like with the Nexus line. Motorola are not even updating their Moto X from 2014 or the Moto E from 2015 to Marshmallow! There are huge numbers of people turning their back on Motorola after this...http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991956/android/motorola-marshmallow-meltdown.html



Who cares, the Moto Style will get the Marshmallow update and by the time the next update comes around you will probably have moved on to another phone.

motorola-blog.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml

sailo

Security, new features, better UI, optimisations...Nexus 4 was first … Security, new features, better UI, optimisations...Nexus 4 was first released nearly 3 years ago. You expecting the battery life and performance to improve?


Ive had handsets in the past that slowed right down after updating. Ive got the G4 now and im holding off on updates untill i see a couple of months feedback from other users.
The phone flies so dont want that ruined.
Edited by: "sprite127594" 19th Oct 2015

deano777

It's a good price for this phone and John Lewis are excellent. However … It's a good price for this phone and John Lewis are excellent. However for me I'm going to be ordering a Xiaomi Mi4c...Why? same spec, dual sim, better build quality and less than £200 (voted HOT)



I'm going to be buying the mi 4c 32gb model and narrowed down to ibuygou, gearbest and grossoshop. Where are you getting yours from?

Anyone done the price match? How quick do JL respond? Is it better to purchase first then claim the price match, or do you submit it first?

Thank you for posting this. I hope to be collecting my 16Gb version from CPW today. Hence you will not be surprised if I take exception to your remark " 16GB version used by people who only use phones for texting and selfies". You are wrong. So wrong.

People who do need lots of local storage (music, videos etc) should seriously look at SD storage phones - not a fixed size 5X. For those of us that actually use their phones for doing data communications rather than storing data the 5X is a very practical device. If you have used a 16Gb Nexus 4 for nearly three years without filling it up - then 16Gb will be OK and I'd rather spend the £50 saving on beer.
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