The Nexus 5X is the smaller and more cost-effective alternative in Google’s present phone line-up. It rests at the rear of the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, which has a bigger 6inch screen, somewhat faster hardware components and a increased, £449 cost.

In comparison, the £339 5X is considerably less expensive than the 6P and a bit more cost effective than Apple’s new iPhone SE. But, it’s more pricey than a few competitive mobiles, which include the £250 OnePlus 2, which on paper match a lot of its specifications. It’s not fairly the simple deal the Nexus 5 was.

However, the 5X travels quite some distance to make a case for its higher asking price thanks to its fully unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s newest Android Marshmallow operating-system. In truth, the software makes the 5X one of the best smaller sized mobile phones out there.


The Nexus 5X comes with a very similar design to its forerunner the Nexus 5, which isn’t surprising given both of those were manufactured by LG firm.

A few will sense the Nexus 5X appears to be a little bit lackluster, or unimaginative, but I am a big fan of its design. The innovative Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover made it one of the most comfy phones that I’ve ever used. This keeps a fact on the Nexus 5X as a result of a very similar, soft-touch rear. LG has plainly comprehended what folks preferred about the Nexus 5 and improved it, which is wonderful.

Its 5.2-in screen implies this is not an enormous cell phone, either. It’s somewhere around the equivalent dimensions and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it’s only several centimeters higher and broader, and weighs about just 136 grams. Almost no space is used by the bezel around the screen, a fact enabled by the new finger print scanner located on the back.

LG has made a variety of significant design improvements that distinguish it from its 2013 forerunner, though. The cellular phone offers a USB Type-C port, compared to the Nexus 5’s old microUSB input. Google claims the input will offer you improved data transfer and speedier charge.

As pointed out right now, LG has furthermore used Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s built-in “Nexus Imprint” support and incorporated a fingerprint scanner to the back of the Nexus 5X.

The scanner delivers comparable functionality to Apple’s Touch ID detector, to aid you to set the Nexus 5X to unlock or approve several behaviors – Android Pay buys, for example – only after its owner has verified their ID.

The setup process put in at home and simply required me to tap a finger on the scanner a couple of times.

As soon as set up, I found out the scanner is among the best available on an Android smart phone. It read my fingerprint in nano-seconds

And in the course of my whole week with the Nexus 5X by no means once didn’t recognize me – although being employed in the heavy rain.

NEXUS 5X Display Performance

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s displays were both low level. The Nexus 5’s screen was marginally washed out and a touch unappealing to look at. The Nexus 6 took things to another extreme by having a unbelievably oversaturated display that distorted colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2in , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display sits in a satisfied someplace between the two. Colors are well-balanced and don’t have the same oversaturation observed on the Nexus 6.

Luckily they are moderately vivid and bright and don’t appear very tedious, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are likewise very fine, even if they are not as deep as those seen on high-end rival phones’ Super AMOLED screens, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6. White levels are clean and the viewing angle is incredibly broad and in my mind overcome those of the rival OnePlus 2.

Even though it isn’t ‘Quad HD’ (AKA 4K HD) like the Nexus 6P, icons as well as text on the the 5X’s FHD (424 ppi) screen appear suitably clear. I don’t have any critical quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s screen.

Nexus 5X Verdict


unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Very good screen
Good performance
Good build quality


Shortage of microSD card slot
Middling Li-Po battery


Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip
12.3mega-pixels, f/2.0 backside shooter
5.2in , 424 ppi display
Manufacturer: Google company
Launch Price: £339

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