Nexus 5X review – first impressions for the LG Nexus device launch

Nexus 5X is finally here! As expected, the device was officially presented today and we can tell you that the most recent leaks were all true. Last year’s Nexus 6 was a big device with not as much popularity as the Nexus 5, which remained sort of a hero or a sweetheart of the perfect Android experience. Two years later we may have found its successor.


Nexus 5X


LG Nexus 5X is not the most premium device around with its plastic case and all, but it does have soft lines that you get used to and a subtle camera bump on the back, plus the Nexus Imprint otherwise known as a fingerprint scanner in the tech world. This new device uses the same recipe as the first Nexus 5 and offers a good spec list with some nice looks and a decent price, especially compared to the competition.


Nexus 5X is available for pre-order starting today and it is shipping with Android Marshmallow 6.0 too! This is the Nexus 5 us Android lovers deserve.


This is its real and official spec list:


  • Display: 5.2-inch 1080p LCD, Gorilla Glass 3
  • SoC: Snapdragon 808 hexa-core CPU with Adreno 418 GPU
  • Camera: rear 12.3MP with f/2.0 aperture and laser autofocus, front 5MP with f/2.2 aperture
  • Storage: 16-32GB
  • Battery: 2700mAh
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Measurements: 147×72.6×7.9mm, 136g
  • Ports: USB Type-C with quick charge, nanoSIM slot, 3.5mm hadphone jack
  • LTE bands: B1/2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25/26/29


(Un)fortunately, this new modestly-sized and priced smartphone has only 2GB of RAM, but we can manage, especially since the clean Android 6.0 version seems to run pretty smooth on it.



One of the major aspects of the device, as per Google, is the Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor that links to the OS in order to unlock your device and log into apps. The design and placement of this fingerprint sensor seems to be much more fluid than what other manufacturers had in mind (ahem OnePlus, Samsung, Apple ahem).


Another important aspect of the device is the camera. Nexus 5X has a laser autofocus camera sensor with large 1.55μm pixels that theoretically should help the device take great pictures in low light. We’ll see how true that is, especially sinc ehtere was no word of optical image stabilization.


You can preorder the new LG Nexus 5X starting today and you will only be able to buy it from Google Store, at least for now (they did mention carriers in passing, but no details were given yet). It costs $379.99 (that’s the 16GB storage version) or $429.99 (the 32GB version). The device is launching to the US, UK, Japan, and Ireland at first.


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