The Nexus 5X is the smaller sized and lower-price option in Google’s present mobile product line. It sits right behind the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, which possesses a bigger 6″ screen, marginally better hardware and a higher, £449 price.

In contrast, the £339 Nexus 5X is considerably cheaper than the Nexus 6P and a bit more budget friendly than Apple’s emerging iPhone SE. Still, it is more expensive than certain competing mobile phones, just like the £250 OnePlus 2, which in theory is equal to lots of its specifications. It is not very the simple bargain the Nexus 5 was.

But nonetheless, the 5X goes far to justify its increased selling price because of its 100 % unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The truth is, the software system helps make the Nexus 5X one of the top small mobile phones that can be found.

NEXUS 5X – DESIGN & Functions

The Nexus 5X possesses a very similar design to its predecessor the Nexus 5, which is not shocking given the two were assembled by LG enterprise.

Some may sense the Nexus 5X appears a little bit lifeless, or unimaginative, but I’m a fan of its design. The distinctive Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover caused it to be one of the most comfortable models I have ever used. This remains a truth on the Nexus 5X on account of a quite similar, soft-touch rear. LG has evidently known what people enjoyed about the Nexus 5 and refined it, which is fantastic news.

Its 5.2-inch screen suggests this isn’t a giant cell phone, either. It is about the same size and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it’s simply a few centimeters taller and wider, and has a weight of only 136 grams. Almost no space is occupied by the bezel all around the screen, a fact enabled by the fresh finger marks reader located on the back.

LG has achieved several essential design upgrades that distinguish it from its 2013 predecessor, though. The mobile has a USB Type-C port, as compared to the Nexus 5’s old microUSB input. Google states the input will deliver improved data transfer and speedier charge.

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

The sensor offers you alike feature to Apple’s Touch ID scanner, to help you set the Nexus 5X to unlock or approve certain activities – Android Pay buys, as an illustration – only after its owner has validated their ID.

The configuration process is a snap and just asked me to touch a finger on the sensor once or twice.

After set up, I discovered the sensor is one of the best available on an Android OS phone. It analyze my fingerprint in nano-seconds

And additionally in the course of my whole week with the Nexus 5X never once failed to recognise me – even if being used in the heavy rain.


The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s display screens were both low-level. The Nexus 5’s screen was marginally matted and a little bit flat to have a look at. The Nexus 6 took things to the opposite extreme by having a horribly oversaturated screen that altered colors.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2inch , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display is placed in a content somewhere between the two. Colours are healthy and balanced and won’t have the similar oversaturation observed on the Nexus 6.

Additionally, they are quite lively and do not appear incredibly dreary, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are also pretty decent, even if they aren’t as deep as those seen on top notch rival models’ Super AMOLED displays, just like the Samsung Galaxy S6. Whites are fresh and the viewing angle is remarkably broad and I believe conquer those of the rival OnePlus 2.

Although it is not ‘Quad HD’ (Also referred to as 4K HD) like the Nexus 6P, icons and text on the the 5X’s 1080P (424 ppi) screen look well clear. I don’t have any significant quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s screen.

Nexus 5X Bottom Line


unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Outstanding screen
Reliable performance
Good building


No T-Flash support
Average battery

Main Functions

Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SOC
12.3megapixels, f/2.0 backside camera
5.2inch , 424 ppi display
Maker: Google company
Launch Price: £339

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