Google Valentine’s Day Promo Trims $50 From Nexus 5X and 6P

Chocolates and flowers are what usually come to mind as gift ideas for Valentine's Day, but Google has something else you might love. Just one week removed from permanently slashing the price of its Nexus 5X by $30 to $349, the sultan of search has issued another price drop, this one $50 and presumably a temporary one in celebration of the day for lovers and romantics. It also applies to the gold-colored Nexus 6P.

When you think about it, what says long-term relationship more appropriately than a smartphone? It's a gift that can take things to the next level, just be sure the recipient is ready for such a commitment. Otherwise, it's a bit stallkerish, as in, "Hey girl, you haven't been answering my texts, is your phone broken? I barely know you, but here's a new one. Check out the wallpaper—I Photoshopped a picture of us together."

Google Nexus 5X

That's enough of that, things are getting creepy. And let's be real, hardly anyone's going to be gifting these things, they'll be taking advantage of the price cut to upgrade their own handsets. And why not? Now at $299 for the Nexus 5X (16GB), it's back at Black Friday pricing, which is the lowest it's been since launch.

Let's refresh, shall we? The Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Behind the scenes is a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz with an Adreno 418 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

Sitting on top of that foundation is a 5MP front-facing camera, 12.3MP rear-facing camera with IR laser-assisted autofocus, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC support, GPS, 3.5mm stereo jack, and a 2,700 mAn battery (non-removable). It all comes lathered in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Google Nexus 6P

If you want to go uptown with your phone upgrade, the Nexus 6P in matte gold starts at $449 after the price cut., plus you get a $50 credit towards the purchase of a Huawei Watch.

That's a heck of a deal for what you get—a 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display protected with Gorilla Glass 4, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, 8MP (front) and 12.3MP (rear) cameras, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm stereo jack, NFC and GPS support, 3,450 mAh (non-removable) battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Lovers, stalkers, and upgraders interested in either of the above deals can go here.