The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P handsets are beginning to launch in the UK and while we’ve already looked at the SIM free price for Google’s new smartphones, the UK is one of a few countries where they are also available to buy on postpaid plans.
With four networks and a major retailer, there should be a lot of deals to choose from so which are the best deals for Google’s new smartphones? Here’s a roundup, designed to save you money if you want either the Nexus 5X or the Nexus 6P on a postpaid plan.
We’ll start with the major retailer Carphone Warehouse, who are the only one to have the Nexus 5X in stock at the moment (with the Nexus 6P available later this week). The retailer is offering the Nexus 5X in Black, White or exclusively in Ice while the 6P is available in either Graphite or Silver, with the latter exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK.
The best deal is on O2 at £27.50 per month, offering unlimited minutes and texts with 1GB 4G data each month on a 24-month commitment. For those want more data, the Vodafone deal at £30 per month offers 2GB 4G data while a plan on EE with 5GB 4G data costs just £31.99 per month.
If you want the bigger Nexus 6P, it’s free on plans from £34.99 per month and the best deal is with EE, offering 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB 4G data for £34.99 per month. For those who want more data, an O2 deal at £36 per month offers 3GB data while another deal on EE offers 5GB data for £36.99 per month, with a £9.99 upfront charge.
EE was the first network in the UK to confirm it plans to stock both of Google’s new devices and it has listed them as pre-order, with deliveries expected to start within the next few weeks.
EE is offering the Nexus 5X in Carbon and an expected delivery date of “within 21 days”. The best plan offers 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB 4G data (with inclusive EU roaming) for £34.99 per month with a £59.99 upfront charge. There’s also a range of other plans available, with data allowances up to 20GB double-speed 4G each month.
If you’re after the Nexus 6P from EE, the network is offering it with a minimum up-front cost of £9.99 and then a monthly charge from £41.99 per month. This gets you unlimited minutes and texts with 2GB data each month but just £3 per month more, gets you 4G double-speed data along with inclusive EU calls and texts. There’s also a range of plans available, offering up to 20GB data.
Vodafone hasn’t listed the Nexus 5X on its website and when we asked the network whether it planned to stock the LG-made handset, it confirmed there were no plans at the moment. However, Nexus lovers don’t despair as Vodafone is offering the Nexus 6P with a free Huawei MediaPad tablet (for the first 1000 pre-orders), with orders despatching from November 2nd.
If you’re after the Nexus 6P on Vodafone, it’ll cost you £35 per month with a £9 upfront charge, which gives you 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB 4G data per month. Other notable plans include 2GB data with inclusive European calls for £40 per month and 4GB data along with inclusive EU calls and a choice of free content bundle for £45 per month.
For more information and all the available plans, head over to Vodafone at the link below.
O2 has listed both, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X as coming soon but is yet to reveal just how much it’ll charge for each handset. Given the other handsets listed, it’s almost certain that the handsets will be available on O2 Refresh, which splits your monthly bill into two payments (device and airtime) and lets you upgrade at any time just by paying off the remainder of your device.
Three has not confirmed if it is planning to stock either of the two new handsets but we’ve reached out to the network and will update when we receive any additional information.
There you have it, a quick wrap up of the best deals for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in the UK. Of course, if you’d rather, you can always buy the handset SIM free, with a range of places to buy the handset including Carphone Warehouse, Clove or even Google itself.
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