Google Nexus 5X is one of the two devices launched by Google in the 2015 Nexus series. The Nexus 5X is manufactured by LG and it is more affordable smartphone among the Nexus line-up coming at a price of $379 USD whereas in India it is launched at Rs. 31,900/- for the 16GB storage model.
Google Nexus 5X Pros And Cons
Google Nexus 5X Pros
Nexus 5X is having a 5.2 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display which has very good viewing angle and colors also look accurate. Being a 5.2 inch smartphone it’s fairly light weight and easy to hold and from the durability aspect it has corning gorilla glass 3.
Being a Nexus device, you get the latest Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system out of the box and whenever the new Android update is rolled out Nexus devices are going to be first one to taste the latest android update.
Google Nexus 5x is equipped with a 12.3 Megapixel rear camera which might sound less in terms of “megapixel” count but it is a amazing performer, loaded with laser autofocus, dual LED flash, 4K video recording capabilities at 30fps and it can easily give compete with any of the flagship smartphone in the camera department.
LG Google Nexus 5x is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 1.8GHz Hexa Core processor along with Adreno 418 GPU which can handle any kind of apps/games without any issue.
Also See: Google Pixel And Pixel XL Pros And Cons.
Fingerprint Scanner / Front Speakers:
This phone is also having Nexus Imprint which is a fingerprint scanner, which gives it an edge over the phones at similar price bracket missing out the fingerprint scanner (Moto X Style). There is also a front speaker which sound good but sadly it’s not a stereo speakers and its a single speaker no dual setup.
With Nexus 5X, Google and LG has kept the design simple, which is not a bad thing and the phone feels solid, durable and gives the premium feel.
Decent in terms of connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, “NFC”, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack, etc.
Google Nexus 5X Cons
Storage is one of the biggest cons of this device, as this phone is offered in 16GB and 32GB storage variants and there is no support for adding a microSD card.
Nexus 5X comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM which does not justify the price it is coming at. Even the phone coming at a lower price are having 3GB RAM. The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe and OnePlus Two are having 4GB of RAM and they both cost less than the LG Nexus 5X.
(Nexus 5X cost almost Rs. 9K more than OnePlus 2 16GB, in India)
Nexus 5X is having 2700 mAh battery which is not bad at all but even at this price point it does not support wireless charging and it is also not quick charging 2.0 certified.
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