The Nexus 5X is the scaled-down and lower-price pick in Google’s existing handset product line. It is situated in back of the Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6P, which has a bigger 6in display, to some degree faster components and a increased, £449 cost.

In comparison, the £339 Nexus 5X is substantially less expensive than the Nexus 6P and a little more affordable than Apple’s emerging iPhone SE. However, it is more pricey than quite a few rivalling models, which include the £250 OnePlus 2, which on paper is equal to lots of its technical specs. It isn’t really the simple bargain the Nexus 5 was.

But the 5X moves quite some distance to vindicate its elevated price on account of its completely unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s latest Android Marshmallow operating-system. In reality, the software system helps make the Nexus 5X one of the top small handsets that you can buy.


The Nexus 5X carries a alike design to its precursor the Nexus 5, which isn’t astonishing given both of those were produced by LG firm.

Many may think the Nexus 5X seems to be slightly unappealing, or unimaginative, but I am a fan of its design. The innovative Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover caused it to be one of the most cozy handsets that I have ever tried. This remains true on the Nexus 5X thanks to a alike, soft-touch rear. LG has evidently taken what consumers liked about the Nexus 5 and improved it, which is definitely wonderful.

Its 5.2-in display indicates it’s not a huge cell phone, also. It is actually about the equivalent size and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it is merely a few centimetres taller and broader, and weighs in at merely 136 g. Almost no room is occupied by the bezel around the display, a fact helped by the new fingerprint scanner located on the rear.

LG has made a few essential design renovations that separate it from its retired precursor, though. The cellular telephone comes with a USB Type-C port, in comparison to the Nexus 5’s old microUSB input. Google says the input will provide better data transfer rate and speedier charge.

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

The sensor offers you alike capability to Apple’s Touch ID detector, which means you can set the Nexus 5X to un-lock or endorse certain behaviors – Android Pay buys, as an example – only after its user has shown their ID.

The configuration process is easy and merely required me to tap a finger on the sensor several times.

Once set up, I found the sensor is among the best available on an Android phone. It analyze my finger marks in nano-seconds

And additionally through my entire week with the Nexus 5X by no means once failed to identify me – although being employed in the pouring rain.

NEXUS 5X Display Performance

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s displays were both sub-par. The Nexus 5’s display was a bit matted and some dreary to see. The Nexus 6 took things to the opposite extreme by having a badly oversaturated display screen which distorted colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2in , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display is located in a cheerful someplace between both. Colours are healthy and balanced and do not have problems with the same oversaturation came across on the Nexus 6.

Additionally, they are reasonably attractive and don’t appear overly lackluster, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are also quite good, though they’re not as deep as those observed on top-of-the-range rival handsets’ Super AMOLED displays, for example the Samsung Galaxy S6. Whites are fresh and additionally the viewing angle is extremely vast and in my mind do better than those of the rival OnePlus 2.

Though it isn’t ‘Quad HD’ (Otherwise known as 4K HD) just like Nexus 6P, icons and text on the the 5X’s Full HD (424 ppi) display look very clear. I haven’t got any critical quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s display.

Nexus 5X Bottom Line


unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Reliable screen
Sturdy performance
Good quality


absense of TF card support
Middling Li-Po battery


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

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