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An Overview of Google Nexus 5X

Last updated: November 1, 2018.

Google Nexus 5X Review

Google Nexus 5X has been made by LG, it is a mid range handset costing $379. Budget market handsets like Moto G and Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 have spoiled us by giving some really good specifications at a very low price. Considering the price range Nexus 5X has to deliver a lot to earn its share of fame. Here is the full on review on Nexus 5X.

Description Google Nexus 5X:

The description of Google Nexus 5X includes:

  • Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Chipset system
  • Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 processor
  • Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and no expansion slot for external memory
  • 147mm length; 6mm width and 7.9mm thickness
  • A screen of 2 inch and 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 136g
  • 3 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Price of $379

Build

  • The design of Google Nexus 5X is very modest and humble. It is simple and neat.
  • The physical material of the handset is plastic.
  • The plastic has matte finish at the back.
  • It feels durable in hand; the plastic is definitely of good quality.
  • The handset has a good grip. You can easily operate it single handedly.
  • It has rounded corners.
  • Weighing 136 it is not heavy in hand.
  • Measuring 7.9mm in thickness it is almost sleek.
  • Nexus 5X has a 5.2 inch screen.
  • The screen to body ratio of the device is 70.04%.
  • Power and volume buttons are on the right edge.
  • On the bottom edge you will find the headphone jack.
  • A well sealed Nano SIM slot is located on the left edge.
  • It has a microUSB type C port.
  • There is a fingerprint scanner beneath the camera on the backplate.
  • It comes in three colours of carbon, quartz and ice.

A2 A3

Display

  • The handset has a 5.2 inch screen with QuadHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).
  • The pixel density of the screen is 424ppi, which gives very sharp display,
  • The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • The colour temperature of the screen is 6800 Kelvin, which is very close to the reference temperature of 6500k.
  • Maximum brightness is at 487 nits which is great.
  • Viewing angles are perfect; hence you can easily see the screen outdoors.
  • The colours of the screen are very natural; there is nothing artificial about them.
  • The handset is perfect for eBook reading and other media activities.
  • The handset really needs some applaud for its sharp display.

A5

Performance

  • The handset boasts Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Chipset system, along with Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
  • The device has 2 GB RAM.
  • The graphic unit is Adreno 418.
  • The processor is very powerful; don’t make the mistake of underestimating it.
  • It performs all the daily tasks efficiently, while heavy apps are also handled very nicely.
  • Buttery smooth is the word for its performance in all fields.
Memory & Battery
  • The handset has 2 versions of built in memory; 16 GB and 32 GB. 16GB version is clearly not sufficient for anyone now-a-days, more over 4K videos take up a lot of space. You must choose the handset wisely in this regard.
  • The memory cannot be enhanced as there is no expansion slot.
  • The device has 2700mAh non removable battery.
  • The total screen on time of the device is 6 hours and 25 minutes which is just average.
  • The time to charge the battery from 0-100% is 100 minutes.
  • The marshmallow operating systems have a battery saver mode, it is very efficient.
  • On a normal day the battery will easily get you through the day but it really needs a nightly charge.
Camera
  • There is a 12.3 megapixel camera on the rear.
  • On the front there is a 5 megapixel camera.
  • The back camera lens has f/2.0 aperture while the front one is of f/2.2.
  • The camera is accompanied by laser autofocus system and dual LED flash.
  • The camera app has various features which, mostly basic ones like HDR+, Lens Blur, Panorama and Photo sphere. The advanced features are not present.
  • The camera itself gives stunning images, both outdoor and indoor.
  • The images are very detailed.
  • Colours are vibrant but natural.
  • Outdoors images show natural colours.
  • Pictures taken in LED flash tend to give us warm colours.
  • The images by the front camera are also very detailed.
  • 4K and HD videos can be recorded at 30fps.
  • Videos are smooth and detailed.
Features
  • The Google Nexus 5X runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
  • As it is a mobile by Google hence you will experience pure Android.
  • The app drawer has apps arranged in an alphabetical order. The mostly used apps are at the top.
  • The lockscreen has also been changed to give us access to Google Voice Search shortcut.
  • There are a number of revamped apps and new features like:
    • Now on tap is a feature that provides you with a list of actions you can perform by scanning the area for any movie, posters, people, places, songs etc.
    • Double tap of the power button will take you straight to the camera app even when the screen is off.
    • Stock android does not have any bloatware and the few apps it has are very useful, you can easily personalise the device in the way you like.
    • The phone app and the call log app has also been tweaked to make it more easy to use.
    • The entire Organiser apps haven redesigned to make them more pleasurable to the eyes.
    • The message app is very responsive it can now take voice commands as well as gestures for typing messages.
  • The handset has its own Google Chrome browser; it gets all the tasks done quickly. Web browsing is smooth and easy.
  • There are a number of LTE bands.
  • The features of NFC, dual band Wi-Fi, aGPA and Glonass are also present.
  • The call quality of the handset is good.
  • The dual speakers are very loud, video viewing is fun due to the large screen and loud speakers.
In the box you will find:
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • SIM removal tool
  • Wall charger
  • Safety and Warranty information
  • Quick start guide
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable

 

Verdict

Nexus 5X will give you a pure android experience. This handset is definitely worth the price because the display is one of the most perfect displays, performance is fast and the camera is amazing. Google clearly likes its design to be simple and straightforward, that is why there is not much to say about the design of Nexus 5X but overall it is a nice handset.

Google Nexus 5X

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