The Nexus 5X is the smaller and more cost-effective choice in Google’s present handset line-up. It is located behind the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, which carries a larger 6in. screen, to some extent quicker components and a higher, £449 cost.

In contrast, the £339 5X is much cheaper than the 6P and a bit more affordable than Apple’s new iPhone SE. However, it is more costly than a few competing models, similar to the £250 OnePlus 2, which on paper match most of its specs. It’s not pretty the simple deal the Nexus 5 was.

Even so the 5X travels far to explain its increased price due to its thoroughly unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s most recent Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating-system. In reality, the software helps make the 5X one of the top more compact smart phones available on the market.


The Nexus 5X has got a similar design to its precursor the Nexus 5, which is not unanticipated considering the two were crafted by LG corporation.

A few will sense the Nexus 5X is visually a tad unappealing, or unimaginative, but I’m a fan of its design. The innovative Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover made it one of the most cozy models which I’ve ever used. This remains true on the Nexus 5X because of a similar, soft-touch rear. LG has undoubtedly known what folks enjoyed about the Nexus 5 and improved it, which is great news.

Its 5.2-in. screen signifies this is not a huge phone, either. It’s approximately the equivalent size and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it is simply just a few centimeters higher and wider, and has a weight of merely 136 g. Little room is occupied by the bezel all around the screen, a fact enabled by the fresh finger marks reader located on the rear.

LG has made several important design improvements that separate it from its former precursor, though. The cellphone includes a USB Type-C port, as opposed to the Nexus 5’s older microUSB input. Google says the input will offer better data transfer rate and charge speeds.

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

The sensor makes available alike feature to Apple’s Touch ID scanner, to help you to set the Nexus 5X to un-lock or permit certain activities – Android Pay purchases, for example – only when its owner has shown their identity.

The configuration process is effortless and simply needed me to touch a finger on the sensor once or twice.

As soon as set up, I found the sensor is among the best available on an Android Operating-system handset. It scan my finger print in nano-seconds

And through my entire week with the Nexus 5X in no way once failed to recognise me – regardless if used in the downpour.

NEXUS 5X Display Performance

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s screens were both sub-par. The Nexus 5’s screen was somewhat matted and a bit dull to look at. The Nexus 6 took things to another extreme by featuring a unbelievably oversaturated display screen that distorted colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2in. , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) screen is located in a joyful somewhere between both of them. Colours are nicely balanced and do not suffer from the similar oversaturation discovered on the Nexus 6.

Also, they are fairly lively and do not look excessively lifeless, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are likewise relatively fine, despite the fact that they’re not as deep as those discovered on top of the range rival models’ Super AMOLED display screens, including the Galaxy S6. White levels are fresh and the viewing angle is superbly vast and in my mind conquer those of the rival OnePlus 2.

While it is not ‘Quad HD’ (Also referred to as 4K HD) similar to the Nexus 6P, icons plus text on the the 5X’s Full HD (424 ppi) screen look suitably sharp. I haven’t got any critical quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s screen.

Nexus 5X Overview


unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Reliable screen
Sturdy performance
Good construction


No T-Flash support
Middling battery


Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset
12.3MP, f/2.0 backside camera
5.2in. , 424 ppi screen
Producer: Google company
Release Price: £339

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