The Nexus 5X is the scaled-down and lower-price alternative in Google’s existing phone product line. It rests behind the Huawei-produced Nexus 6P, which includes a larger sized 6inch display, a little speedier hardware components and a increased, £449 price tag.

In contrast, the £339 Nexus 5X is noticeably less expensive than the Nexus 6P and slightly more cost effective than Apple’s latest iPhone SE. Yet, it’s more costly than some rival handsets, including the £250 OnePlus 2, which in theory is equal to the majority of its specs. It isn’t quite the simple deal the Nexus 5 was.

Even so the 5X travels a long way to rationalize its increased price tag because of its wholly unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s most recently released Android Marshmallow operating system. The reality is, the software helps make the Nexus 5X one of the top smaller phones on the market today.

NEXUS 5X – DESIGN & Functions

The Nexus 5X has got a very similar design to its predecessor the Nexus 5, which is not incredible given the two were made by LG company.

A few will sense the Nexus 5X appears to be a tad boring, or unimaginative, but I am a big fan of its design. The original Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover made it one of the most comfy devices I have ever tried. This continues to be a truth on the Nexus 5X as a result of a alike, soft-touch rear. LG has obviously taken what people enjoyed about the Nexus 5 and enhanced it, which is absolutely awesome.

Its 5.2-in. display signifies it is not a gigantic phone, either. It is actually around the same measurements and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it’s only several centimeters higher and wider, and weighs just 136 g. Hardly any room is occupied by the bezel surrounding the display, a fact enabled by the fresh fingerprint reader located on the rear.

LG has made some crucial design improvements that differentiate it from its former predecessor, though. The device comes with a USB Type-C port, rather than the Nexus 5’s outdated microUSB input. Google promises the input will provide much better data transfer and speedier charge.

As pointed out just now, LG also has taken advantage of Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s built-in “Nexus Imprint” support and incorporated a fingerprint reader to the rear of the Nexus 5X.

The scanner offers you similar functionality to Apple’s Touch ID sensor, so its possible to set the Nexus 5X to un-lock or confirm several activities – Android Pay buys, for instance – only when its user has proven their identity.

The setup process is a snap and simply required me to touch a finger on the scanner a couple of times.

Once set up, I discovered the scanner is among the list of best available on an Android smartphone. It scan my fingerprint in nano-seconds

And during my entire week with the Nexus 5X in no way once failed to recognise me – even if being employed in the downpour.

NEXUS 5X Display Screen QUALITY

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s screens were both low level. The Nexus 5’s display was a little bit washed out and a bit boring to see. The Nexus 6 took things to another extreme by using a unbelievably oversaturated display screen which deformed colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2in. , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display is located in a happy middle ground between both. Colors are nicely balanced and don’t have the same oversaturation observed on the Nexus 6.

Fortunately they are moderately vibrant and do not seem overly uninspiring, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are additionally pretty excellent, even though they are not as deep as those seen on high-end competitive devices’ Super AMOLED display screens, just like the Galaxy S6. Whites are clear and also the viewing angle is splendidly extensive and I believe match the ones from the competitive OnePlus 2.

Whilst it is not ‘Quad HD’ (Also known as 4K HD) just like Nexus 6P, icons as well as text on the the 5X’s Full HD (424 ppi) display appear very clear. I haven’t got any severe quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s display.

Nexus 5X Conclusion


unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Excellent screen
Powerful performance
Good building

Reasons against

No microSD card support
Common Li-Po battery

Important Functions

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

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