Living in Europe and being able to easily buy a Nexus device have traditionally been mutually exclusive. With the possible exception of Her Majesty's islands, getting your hands on a Nexus in Europe usually meant having to jump through a million hoops and deal with a very limited availability. Compounded with the fact that basically every other Nexus launch to date has been a fiasco in one way or another, you could count yourself lucky if you managed to grab one in time for Christmas.
Fortunately, Nexus manufacturers and Google have learned from their mistakes, and things have improved greatly compared to previous years. As a whole, preorders in the US went swimmingly, and today — barely a month after the US launch — the Nexus 5X is available to order in Europe. As expected, the prices for the 16GB and 32 GB models are €479 and €529, respectively. Orders begin shipping by November 9th and come with free 3–4 business day shipping, so they'll be in customers' hands before the end of next week.
In some countries, Google is also throwing in a free Chromecast until December 8th, which should partly make up for not including the $50 Play Store credit or the 90-day Play Music subscription that come with orders in the US. So far, we've been able to confirm the promotion is available in Spain, Italy, and Germany, but not in Portugal or the Netherlands, so feel free to drop us a comment below if you know of anywhere else where the offer is valid.