The Nexus 5X is the more compact and more budget friendly pick in Google’s current handset product line. It sits at the rear of the Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6P, which has a larger 6in. display, a bit speedier components and a increased, £449 price level.

In comparison, the £339 Nexus 5X is tremendously less costly than the Nexus 6P and a bit more affordable than Apple’s latest iPhone SE. Nevertheless, it’s more expensive than many rival models, like the £250 OnePlus 2, which theoretically is equal to a lot of its technical specs. It is not rather the simple bargain the Nexus 5 was.

Even so the 5X goes far to warrant its elevated price caused by its wholly unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s most recently released Android Marshmallow operating system. The fact is, the software system makes the Nexus 5X among the best smaller smartphones on the market.

NEXUS 5X – DESIGN & Functions

The Nexus 5X comes with a very similar design to its precursor the Nexus 5, which isn’t shocking given both were made by LG firm.

A few will sense the Nexus 5X seems a bit monotonous, or unimaginative, but I’m a big fan of its design. The exclusive Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover caused it to be among the most comfortable mobiles I’ve ever tried. This continues to be true on the Nexus 5X as a result of a quite similar, soft-touch back. LG has definitely comprehended what buyers preferred about the Nexus 5 and enhanced it, which is definitely fantastic news.

Its 5.2-” display indicates it is not an enormous smart phone, either. It is actually approximately the same measurements and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it is just several centimetres taller and wider, and weighs about just 136 g. Hardly any room is taken up by the bezel around the display, a fact helped by the fresh finger print scanner located on the rear.

LG has achieved several essential design enhancements that separate it from its former precursor, though. The phone includes a USB Type-C port, as opposed to the Nexus 5’s older microUSB input. Google promises the input will give you increased data transfer and charge speeds.

As noted just now, LG has furthermore utilized Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s built-in “Nexus Imprint” support and inserted a fingerprint scanner to the backside of the Nexus 5X.

The sensor offers alike capability to Apple’s Touch ID detector, so you can set the Nexus 5X to unlock or authorize certain actions – Android Pay buys, for instance – only after its user has proven their identity.

The setup process is effortless and only needed me to tap a finger on the sensor a couple of times.

Once set up, I found the sensor is one of the best available on an Android smartphone. It analyze my fingerprint in nano-seconds

And additionally all through my whole week with the Nexus 5X in no way once failed to identify me – even when being used in the driving rain.


The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s screens were both low level. The Nexus 5’s display was a little pale and some unappealing to have a look at. The Nexus 6 took things to the other extreme by having a unbelievably oversaturated screen that deformed colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2″ , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display screen is situated in a satisfied middle ground between both of them. Colours are healthy and balanced and will not have problems with the same oversaturation observed on the Nexus 6.

They’re also pretty attractive and don’t look far too dull or boring, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are likewise relatively fine, though they are not as deep as those viewed on top notch rivalling mobiles’ Super AMOLED screens, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6. Whites are clean and the viewing angle is fantastically broad and in my mind conquer those of the rivalling OnePlus 2.

Although it isn’t ‘Quad HD’ (Also known as 4K HD) similar to the Nexus 6P, icons & textual content on the the 5X’s 1080P (424 ppi) display appear appropriately clear. I haven’t got any significant quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s display.

Nexus 5X Conclusion


unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Good quality screen
Powerful performance
Good construction


absense of TF card support
Middling Li-Po battery

Important Functions

Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip
12.3MP, f/2.0 back camera
5.2″ , 424 ppi display screen
Maker: Google enterprise
Release Price: £339

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