Do You Know The NEXUS 5X?

The Nexus 5X is the smaller sized and more cost-effective choice in Google’s present cell phone line-up. It is situated behind the Huawei-produced Nexus 6P, which has a larger 6in display, a little swifter components and a higher, £449 cost.

In contrast, the £339 5X is a lot cheaper than the 6P and a little more budget friendly than Apple’s emerging iPhone SE. Still, it is more pricey than certain rival handsets, for instance the £250 OnePlus 2, which theoretically is equal to the majority of its specs. It isn’t pretty the clear-cut deal the Nexus 5 was.

However, the 5X travels quite some distance to rationalise its elevated price thanks to its completely unskinned, future-proof version of Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating-system. In truth, the software helps to make the 5X among the best smaller handsets in the marketplace.

NEXUS 5X – DESIGN & Functions

The Nexus 5X owns a quite similar design to its precursor the Nexus 5, which isn’t unanticipated considering both of them were made by LG company.

A few may sense the Nexus 5X appears to be somewhat dull, or unimaginative, but I am a big fan of its design. The exclusive Nexus 5’s soft touch back cover made it one of the most comfy mobile phones which I have ever used. This remains a truth on the Nexus 5X as a consequence of a very similar, soft-touch back. LG has unquestionably taken what buyers enjoyed about the Nexus 5 and improved it, which is definitely awesome.

Its 5.2-” display means this isn’t a gigantic smart phone, as well. It’s around the equivalent size and weight as the Samsung Galaxy S6 – it is just several centimeters higher and broader, and weighs about merely 136 g. Hardly any space is utilized by the bezel around the display, a fact helped by the new finger marks scanner standing on the rear.

LG has made quite a few crucial design upgrades that separate it from its 2013 precursor, though. The device includes a Type-C port, rather than the Nexus 5’s outdated microUSB input. Google declares the input will offer increased data transfer rate and speedier charge.

As noted just now, LG has also utilized Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s integrated “Nexus Imprint” support and integrated a finger marks scanner to the back of the Nexus 5X.

The reader offers you alike functionality to Apple’s Touch ID sensor, to aid you to set the Nexus 5X to unlock or endorse certain behaviors – Android Pay buys, by way of example – only after its owner has confirmed their ID.

The configuration process put in at home and only required me to tap a finger on the reader a few times.

Once set up, I discovered the reader is on the list of best available on an Android OS phone. It read my finger marks in nano-seconds

And for the period of my entire week with the Nexus 5X in no way once failed to recognise me – regardless if being employed in the driving rain.

NEXUS 5X SCREEN Performance

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6’s display screens were both sub-par. The Nexus 5’s display was marginally discolored and slightly lifeless to look at. The Nexus 6 took things to another extreme by using a terribly oversaturated display screen that distorted colours.

The Nexus 5X’s 5.2″ , 424-pixel per inch (ppi) display screen is placed in a satisfied middle ground between the two. Colours are nicely balanced and don’t go through the same oversaturation discovered on the Nexus 6.

Also, they are reasonably vivid and don’t look exceedingly dull, as they did on the Nexus 5.

Black levels are additionally fairly decent, even though they are not as deep as those discovered on first class competitive mobile phones’ Super AMOLED screens, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6. Whites are clean and additionally the viewing angle is splendidly vast and in my mind outshine those of the competitive OnePlus 2.

Though it isn’t ‘Quad HD’ (Otherwise known as 4K HD) similar to the Nexus 6P, icons as well as textual content on the the 5X’s 1080P (424 ppi) display look suitably sharp. I don’t have any significant quibbles with the Nexus 5X’s display.

Nexus 5X Summary


unskinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nice screen
Sturdy performance
Good build quality


Shortage of T-Flash slot
Middling battery

Main Functions

Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset
12.3mega pixels, f/2.0 back camera
5.2″ , 424 ppi display screen
Manufacturer: Google company
Release Price: £339

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