Google Nexus 5X Review: At Google Event, the company has launched its major products. This event was held for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the highlight was Nexus 5X.
In this article, we are going to have a detailed look on features and specifications of Nexus 5X. Last version of Nexus series was Nexus 5, which was launched in 2013. After two years people were expecting high end features from this smartphone. This mobile phone was built by LG as it is manufacturer partner of Google.
Review Google Nexus 5X features and specifications
Without any further delay, let’s dig in the matter.
Google and LG tried to make this phone lighter and elegant. Instead of increasing the screen size, they made this smartphone lighter and easy to use. Nexus 5X only weighs 136g and has a thickness of 7.9 mm only.
The edges of Nexus 5X are rounded which makes it perfect to hold beautifully in the hands. The outer case of the smartphone has plastic finish like the previous version. This time Nexus will be available in different colors like Black, White and Ice Blue.
Nexus 5X is pretty much simpler like the previous version. But still there a lot of new amazing design aspects. For example, the placement of the camera is really ideal and it is sticking out of the back a little bit. People at first wonder about the circle just below the camera. That circle is the new fingerprint scanner.
One more thing, only Nano SIM can be operated inside this phone unlike Micro SIM. So if you are thinking about buying this phone, you may need new SIM.
Features and Specs:
Although Nexus 5X has upgraded hardware. But the company has reserved the best parts for Nexus 6P. But still Nexus 5X is good as per its price and features.
Google has increased a little bit of screen size from 5 to 5.2 inches. The resolution offered by this smartphone is 424 ppi. While the Nexus 6P is offering an HD quality resolution. So if you are a fan of crisper display, you may need to buy Nexus 6P.
This smartphone is equipped with a powerful Qualcomm processor that is Snapdragon 808. It is a major upgrade from 800 model. The processor consists of four A53 cores at the speed of 1.4 GHz and two A57 cores at 1.8GHz, which makes this device pretty much faster. The Adreno 418 graphics chip is inside this device for better performance.
Nexus 5X has an internal memory of 2GB, while as per rumors it should be 4GB. It comes with two versions of 16GB and 32GB. Like iPhone, you cannot add external SD card as it does not come with an SD slot. So you have to think before having this smartphone.
The new unique feature in this device is a fingerprint scanner. It is placed right below camera which ideal location as you put your index finger normally there. It has the speed of 600ms and introduce your fingerprint to entire Marshmallow.
The new physical port has been introduced into this device that is Type-C USB. This port has been added to latest smart phones like OnePlus 2 and Gigset Me. It is reversible and let your device charge faster.
People were expecting wireless charging as technology is advanced enough. But this device has larger battery of 2700mAh that charge faster.
Nexus 5X has the technology of dual band 11ac Wi-fi and Bluetooth 4.2 for data transfer.
The most important upgrade in this phone is the camera. It is now equipped with 12.3 MP which is much more than 8 MP.
Below is the brief list of Nexus 5X Specs:
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (hex core processor)
- 2 inch Screen
- 2GB RAM
- 16 or 32 GB Storage
- 3MP rear camera with dual tone LED
- 5MP front camera
- Fingerprint Scanner
- 11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.2
- 2700mAh battery
This device is one of the pioneer launch devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No doubt it is running on the latest Android operating system. But the fact is that this version has already been in the public domain. So there is not so much new to talk about.
The initial price for Nexus 5X is $379. The pre ordering service started from 29th September. The delivery date will be around 13 October. This much cheaper than Nexus 6P, which will cost you $499.
The important thing is the competition. There are really great devices which are offering similar specs and features at reasonable prices. For example, OnePlus 2 and Motorola Moto X Play.
Final verdict about this smartphone is that it is decent device with reasonable price.