The Nexus 5X is the scaled-down and more economical choice in Google’s current smartphone product line. It is placed at the rear of the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, which boasts a larger 6″ screen, marginally quicker components and a higher, £449 selling price.

In comparison, the £339 Nexus 5X is greatly cheaper than the Nexus 6P and slightly more affordable than Apple’s recent iPhone SE. Still, it’s higher priced than certain competitive devices, for instance the £250 OnePlus 2, which theoretically match lots of its specifications. It isn’t quite the clear-cut bargain the Nexus 5 was.

Still the 5X moves a long way to vindicate its higher asking price due to its completely unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s best and newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating-system. In fact, the software helps make the Nexus 5X one of the top smaller cell phones on the market today.

NEXUS 5X – DESIGN & Functions

The Nexus 5X carries a similar design to its precursor the Nexus 5, which is not astonishing given both of those were made by LG firm.

Many will feel the Nexus 5X seems to be a little lifeless, or unimaginative, but I’m a fan of its design. The exclusive Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover made it among the most comfortable devices which I’ve ever tried. This remains to be a truth on the Nexus 5X as a consequence of a similar, soft-touch rear. LG has plainly understood what people enjoyed about the Nexus 5 and refined it, which is definitely wonderful.

Its 5.2-in screen means it is not a giant cell phone, either. It’s somewhere around the equivalent size and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it is only several centimeters taller and wider, and weighs in at only 136 g. Almost no space is taken up by the bezel all around the screen, a fact helped by the fresh finger print reader being on the rear.

LG has made quite a few crucial design improvements that distinguish it from its retired precursor, though. The phone carries a Type-C port, when compared to the Nexus 5’s old microUSB input. Google promises the input can provide improved data transfer and charge speeds.

As mentioned right now, LG in addition has used Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s integrated “Nexus Imprint” support and incorporated a finger marks reader to the rear of the Nexus 5X.

The reader provides alike feature to Apple’s Touch ID scanner, in order to set the Nexus 5X to un-lock or accept a few behaviors – Android Pay buys, as an example – only after its user has validated their identity.

The configuration process put in at home and only needed me to touch a finger on the reader several times.

After set up, I discovered the reader is one of the best available on an Android smartphone. It analyze my finger marks in nano-seconds

And for the period of my entire week with the Nexus 5X never once didn’t recognize me – regardless if being employed in the downpour.

NEXUS 5X Display Screen Performance

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s displays were both low-level. The Nexus 5’s screen was a bit pale and somewhat boring to look at. The Nexus 6 took things to another extreme by using a badly oversaturated display that deformed colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2in , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display screen sits in a delighted middle ground between the two. Colors are well-balanced and will not experience the same oversaturation found on the Nexus 6.

They’re also quite vivid and bright and don’t appear overly lackluster, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are likewise very nice, although they are not as deep as those observed on high class competitive devices’ Super AMOLED screens, just like the Samsung Galaxy S6. Whites are clear and also the viewing angle is outstandingly broad and in my mind beat the ones from the competitive OnePlus 2.

Although it is not ‘Quad HD’ (Also referred to as 4K HD) like the Nexus 6P, icons plus textual content on the the 5X’s 1080P (424 ppi) screen look and feel pretty clear. I haven’t got any severe quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s screen.

Nexus 5X Verdict

Positive aspects

unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Dependable screen
Strong performance
Good construction

Negative aspects

No TF card support
Average battery

Major Functions

Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset
12.3MP, f/2.0 rear end camera
5.2in , 424 ppi display screen
Maker: Google corporation
Release Price: £339

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