The Nexus 5X is the smaller sized and more affordable pick in Google’s existing handset line-up. It rests at the rear of the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, which carries a larger 6in. screen, a bit quicker components and a higher, £449 price.

In comparison, the £339 Nexus 5X is drastically cheaper than the Nexus 6P and a bit more budget friendly than Apple’s latest iPhone SE. But, it is more pricey than many rivalling handsets, which include the £250 OnePlus 2, which on paper is equal to lots of its specs. It isn’t pretty the simple bargain the Nexus 5 was.

However, the 5X travels a considerable way to make a case for its increased price tag owing to its 100 % pure, future-proof version of Google’s newest Android Marshmallow OS. In reality, the software system makes the Nexus 5X one of the top more compact mobile phones out there.


The Nexus 5X comes with a similar design to its forerunner the Nexus 5, which isn’t unexpected considering both of those were produced by LG corporation.

Some will feel the Nexus 5X appears to be slightly unappealing, or unimaginative, but I’m a fan of its design. The exclusive Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover made it one of the most cozy models that I’ve ever used. This remains a truth on the Nexus 5X as a result of a similar, soft-touch back. LG has clearly known what customers preferred about the Nexus 5 and refined it, which is good news.

Its 5.2-in. screen suggests this isn’t a giant cell phone, as well. It is approximately the equal size and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it is simply just just a few centimetres taller and broader, and weighs just 136 g. Hardly any room is used by the bezel surrounding the screen, a fact enabled by the new finger marks scanner being on the back.

LG has made several crucial design enhancements that distinguish it from its 2013 forerunner, though. The phone incorporates a USB Type-C port, as opposed to the Nexus 5’s outdated microUSB input. Google claims the input will offer improved transfer of data and quicker charge.

As noted right now, LG in addition has utilized Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s in-built “Nexus Imprint” support and included a finger marks scanner to the back of the Nexus 5X.

The sensor affords comparable functionality to Apple’s Touch ID sensor, meaning you can set the Nexus 5X to unlock or grant a few activities – Android Pay buys, for example – only when its owner has shown their ID.

The configuration process is a breeze and only asked me to tap a finger on the sensor a few times.

Once set up, I discovered the sensor is on the list of best available on an Android smartphone. It analyze my finger marks in nano-seconds

And additionally through my whole week with the Nexus 5X never ever once didn’t recognise me – even if being used in the downpour.

NEXUS 5X Display Performance

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s displays were both sub-par. The Nexus 5’s screen was a bit pale and some colorless to have a look at. The Nexus 6 took things to the opposite extreme by featuring a unbelievably oversaturated display which altered colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2in. , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display rests in a joyful someplace between the two. Colors are well balanced and will not suffer from the same oversaturation discovered on the Nexus 6.

Luckily they are fairly vivid and bright and don’t look incredibly unappealing, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels also are quite fine, although they are not as deep as those discovered on top notch rivalling models’ Super AMOLED displays, for instance the Samsung Galaxy S6. Whites are clear and also the viewing angle is outstandingly vast and in my mind match those of the rivalling OnePlus 2.

While it isn’t ‘Quad HD’ (AKA 4K HD) just like Nexus 6P, icons & textual content on the the 5X’s Full HD (424 ppi) screen look and feel nicely clear. I haven’t got any critical quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s screen.

Nexus 5X Overview


pure Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Dependable screen
Sturdy performance
Good build quality

Reasons against

Lack of TF card slot
Middling battery


Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip
12.3mega pixels, f/2.0 back camera
5.2in. , 424 ppi display
Producer: Google corporation
Launch Price: £339

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