After the two years of Nexus 5 launch, which was one of the best selling smartphones of the time, LG is back again with the brand new sibling of Nexus 5, the Nexus 5X. Because of the superb manufacturing quality, Nexus has got a great trust on LG for its phone development.
It is 21st century and there is a serious competition in the smartphone market. Therefore, it is extremely finical now to make your mark and make people love your product. It means that the Nexus 5X may have to face some real competition now, unlike the Nexus 5. So, with the help of this review let us try to find out whether the Nexus 5X will be able to withstand the competition or not.
Looking for the first time at the Nexus 5X, you can have a déjà vu feeling, because of its almost identical build quality and design language. However, in today’s time, where the phones are manufactured with metal-clad and glass, the Nexus 5X is more of a midranger, rather being a flagship, especially when Nexus 6P is in the picture.
Manufactured entirely with the plastic, the Nexus 5X is extremely light weight, weighing around just 130 grams. We will not say that it feels cheap in the hand, however, it also does not give a premium feel that a phone packed with metal or a glass gives.
The Nexus 5X is extremely elegant device fitted with beautiful rounded corners and a back that tapers a bit at the end. Though it has a plastic back, it comes in a matte finish, avoiding fingerprints at all and giving a good grip so that the phone does not slip from your hands. Moreover, its compact size, of 5.2-inches, is a big help that gives a comfortable one-handed operation.
Talking about the display, the Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inches IPS LCD display with a Full HD resolution that results in a pixel density of 424ppi. Despite of not being a Quad HD variety screen, you will not find any miss in the resolution, still offering superb sharpness.
Talking about the viewing angels, they are fantastic and you will not find overly saturated colors anywhere. However, in direct sunlight, even with the maximum brightness, it is a little difficult to read the screen and hence, we can say that it has an average sunlight legibility.
Nexus 5X is a powerful device. It has got a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, clocking at 1.82 GHz. These are backed up with the Adreno 418 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Talking spec-wise, the RAM may appear low in the first place, but performance-wise there are no issues at all with the device. The phone handles everything, from general tasks to multi-tasking to gaming, perfectly and do not produce any lag in the performance. It runs completely smooth and snappy throughout.
One of the most notable additions in the hardware of Nexus 5X is the fingerprint scanner, present at the back of the phone. It is a helpful addition, because the Android 6.0 Marshmallow provides the built-in support for fingerprint readers. It is easy in extremely easy reach for you through your index finger. With the help of this fingerprint scanner, you can easily unlock or wake up the device in just one go. Moreover, to register a fingerprint on the fingerprint scanner, the process is pretty simple. You just have to tap five times on it, and it’s done. However, waking up and unlocking process is not that fast, but it is quick enough that you will not notice the lockscreen.
The Nexus 5X is available with the 16GB and 32GB storage and you do not get an option to expand the storage through the microSD card. So, it is advisable that you opt for the larger storage phone.
As usual, the Nexus leads the race when it comes to software. Here in Nexus 5X also, the device is loaded with the latest version of Android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which also guarantees the timely updates of the same. So, if you are looking for the purest Android experience, Nexus is one brand you must buy. With the induction of Marshmallow, the OS experience has become smoother and a lot of neat improvements. Some of which include the battery saving feature called Doze, and many more.
Talking about the battery, the Nexus 5X is loaded with a powerful 2,700mAh, which can last almost for a day, provided you are having the average use of device. Moreover, if you are a hardcore gamer and love to have many games onboard, make sure you have the charger handy, as gaming may kill the battery quickly. However, Doze – the battery saving feature from the Android 6.0 Marshmallow – is a big help and works efficiently. It works by putting the phone in very deep state of sleep and limits the apps activity in the background.
Unlike the last few models of Nexus, Nexus 5X does not have the wireless charging support. However, you get a fast charging in this device through the walled charger, which can charge the device from 0 to 100 percent in just 90 minutes.
We know that camera has always been the disappointing aspects of the majority of Nexus devices. However, with the incoming of Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P in the market, Google is hoping to improve in this area.
Talking about the Nexus 5X, it has a brand new 12.3MP sensor with a pixel size of 1.55microns; f/2.0 aperture lens and a laser auto focus system. Though you do not have the optical image stabilization in the device, and if you are just a lukewarm about photography, it is not a huge loss for you.
Launching the camera is a very easy process. Just double press the home button and camera pops up in front of you in less than a second. The camera UI is minimalistic but is better than its predecessors are. To switch between the video and camera mode, just swipe left and right respectively. Moreover, you can find the HDR toggle situated comfortably on the viewfinder.
Over all Nexus 5X is a superb device and it is available in the black, mint-blue and white colors, or as Google calls them as Carbon, Ice and Quartz colors. After checking all the aspects of the Nexus 5X, we will say that the device fits in your pocket perfectly with awesome features. However, there are numerous other devices available on the same price, but the Nexus 5X is a good device, which has a lot to offer.View Product
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