Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5X Review

Something new and exciting is here from Google – the Nexus 5X – a smartphone you can conveniently place inside your pocket with an awesome design and so powerful that you do not expect from an inexpensive unit. It is already available and is shipping. This device has the capacity to work with most prime networks all over the globe and all cellular carriers in the United States.

Manufactured by LG Electronics and co-developer & marketer Google Inc., this Android smartphone is a part of the flagship artillery of the Nexus line that was launched last September. Nexus 5X, Codename Bullhead, is the successor of Nexus 5. It is one of the best ever produced smartphones for it`s loaded with innovative features that are designed to satisfy every owner. It`s performance is improved with its refreshed interface, Google Now integration that is increased and with tons of new features.

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Product features/specifications

  1. In line with Nexus family tradition, 5X is compact and light weight top performer that is on the go anytime and anywhere. A Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor is packed in the 5.2-inch display. This beauty does not only have high-speed but also very affordable.
  2. Taking pictures in the dark? This wonderful all-round camera is now with 1.55μm pixels, which catches more light even in the dark. The results are fabulous images with sharp details. The Google Camera app and Google Photos app will snap memorable pictures easily with a simple tap.
  3. Google Photo introduces innovative ways for searching, sharing and storing your photos and videos. You can store and access unlimited photos and videos anywhere for free. The app will organize automatically and find your photos according to people, places and things so you will easily find them.
  4. Placed at the rear of your Nexus 5X, the fingerprint sensor is conveniently located for you to hold naturally faster and more secure. With a gentle touch, your phone will be unlocked, apps will be opened speedily and easily allowing you to get things done faster. Each time you incorporate measurements with your touch, the touch sensor gets smarter.
  5. Nexus 5X uses USB C which is reversible; there will be no problem guessing which side is up when you need to charge. Charging is really fast, as it only needs 10 minutes charging for four hours work.
  6. The most popular OS is built as the world’s best experience with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You are lucky to be the recipient of this software and security updates. The latest Android OS is the fastest OS in the market and you get the latest updates first.
  7. Since the best Google apps are pre-installed, the Nexus 5X is ready to be used right out of the box. Enjoy your phone with these wide array apps: Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Maps, Search and lots more. You have access to Google Play Store for your fave digital entertainment for you to enjoy its millions of options for apps, books, games, movies and songs.
  8. The prominent square of light is located in the center of the speaker grille right at the bottom of the phone’s face.
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Technical Specifications


147 mm (5.79 in) x 72.6 mm (2.86 in) x7.9 mm (0.31 in)
Weight – 136 g (4.80 oz.)
Battery capacity: 2700 mAh
Colors: black, greenish-blue or white
Price: 16 GB version – $370; £339 the 32 GB version – $429 and £449



Nexus 5X display comes in Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) and the screen size of 5.2 inches. It provides perfect colors and a perfect viewing angle.


The small size is an asset as you can easily place the device inside your pocket for it is only 5.2 inches., very light and easy to hold.


The screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that is not only durable but also damage-resistant. This type of glass has passed successfully in many durability tests.


The software of every Nexus device is an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) that is the latest system to be updated and can operate out of the box.


Equipped with a 12.3 Megapixel rear camera, the gadget renders amazing performance with its 4K video recording of 30 fps, aside from that, it has a dual LED flash and laser autofocus. In the camera department, its performance can compete with the camera of any smartphones in the flagship artillery.

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nexus 5x black


Flagship performance is to be expected with the Adreno 418 GPU, 1.8 GHz Hexa Core processor and Qualcome Snapdragon 808. The Adreno 418 is capable of carrying on any kind of games.

Fingerprint Scanner and Front Speakers

Aside from its fingerprint sensor that is accurate and fast, smartphone has the Nexus Imprint finger scanner that is an edge above others even for those in the same price bracket. It has a single non-stereo front speaker.


Although design is simple but it has its merits. The Nexus 5X, looks elegant with its premium feel that is both solid and durable which will surely serve you for years to come.


Compatibility wise – it works great with Google’s WiFi network is decent and connects well with 3.5 audio jacks, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C and other apps.

nexus 5x screen



Storage issue has a problem that is the biggest downside of Nexus 5X. There is no support for adding a micro SD card although the phone has 16 GB and 32 GB type of storage only.


The DDR3 RAM with 2 GB of Nexus 5X is not commensurate with its cost even though the phone has a lower price. The RAM of Deluxe Asus ZenFone 2 and OnePlus Two are much better and cost less.


Nexus 5X runs on a 2700 mAh battery that goes well with the device but it is not worth the price. Its operation is inferior for the 2.0 certified wireless charging is not quick enough. In all, its battery life’s performance is mediocre.

Absence of micro SD card slot

With the improvement of its cloud service, Google did away with the slot card so there is no need to increase the price. They believe that users no longer need much storage space.

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Since warranty is expected from every product, LG provides a limited warranty from its manufacturer. Refer to Nexus 5X package for what is covered by the warranty or not. You can contact LG for full details.

The 5X is given access to the Fi wireless service of Google. Consumer’s purchasing Nexus 5X will be given by Google Play a free 90-day subscription to Play Music and $50 store credit from Google Play. A new warranty option is on the way. There is also another warranty allowing owners of Nexus 5X a one-year warranty for $69. The Nexus Protect covers 2-years’ worth of mechanical breakdown and accidental damage of newer Nexus phones.

new nexus 5x

Why Nexus 5X is the best smartphone in the market

Nexus 5X coming out from its flagship artillery is way above other Android devices. Made from the joint creativity of different manufacturers led by Google, this ingenious masterpiece showcased the most recent Android software.

Google claims that they have given their best in building the new Nexus 5X and they guarantee only top performance providing an impressive all-day life from its battery. Google has finally found solution to the weaknesses of Nexus devices by not attaching a huge deal breaker to 5X.

The solid polycarbonate constructions of Nexus 5X features a matte finish back covers that makes it easy to hold and it deprecates oily fingerprints. Even the price is above comparison with its competitors. This new Google merchandise is so affordable with its string of amazing features. It is also user-friendly and comfortable to the hand as it is compact and easy to hold. You will be a proud owner of this lovely mobile with its powerful and speedy fingerprint sensor, as well as its magnificent camera. Although there are some complaints that its features are not perfect but 5X is still a formidable and affordable device.