Google’s Nexus 5X now starts at $349

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy Google’s latest entry-level smartphone, the Nexus 5X, here’s your chance. Today, the search company announced a permanent price cut for the LG-made device, bringing down the cost of its 16GB and 32GB models to $349 and $399, respectively. This, of course, will make the Nexus 5X even more appealing to people, as it has received nothing but great reviews from the press — including us, where it tallied a total of 88 in the Engadget Score.

Up until now, Google had offered the Nexus 5X starting at $379, but the recent $30 drop almost pushes it into impulse-buy territory, especially since it is unlocked and free from any carrier contracts. In comparison to rival smartphones, the OnePlus2 is $329, while the Moto X Pure Editionsells for $400 — both also highly rated and off contract. You can get the cheaper Nexus 5X now from Google’s online store.