The smaller brother of the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X is un updated reworking of the popular Nexus 5 with the best 2015 tech in a 5-inch smartphone.
Nexus 5X: Specs
When Google launched the original Nexus 5 smartphone, it was manufactured in partnership with LG. And while Google went with Chinese manufacturer Huawei for the making of the Nexus 6P, the company decided to continue its work with LG for the Nexus 5X.
The more affordable of the 2015 Nexus lineup, the 5X features a slightly cut down list of specifications compared to its phablet brethren, in a more compact body. The big sacrifice comes in the shape of battery life, which is understandable given its reduced physical footprint.
|Processor||Snapdragon 808 v2.1 64-bit|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
Nexus 5X: Buy outright
The Nexus 5X was already a competitively priced smartphone when it launched in 2015, but with the benefit of age it has become even more affordable. If you're looking for a powerful Android device at an exceptional price point, the 5X is definitely worth consideration.
Nexus 5X: Review
The most impressive aspect of the Nexus 5X is the performance to price ratio. While the Snapdragon 808 processor may not have been top of the line, when combined with the 5X's other internals it manages to offer considerable performance without sacrificing itself to the battery life gods.
"The Nexus 5X doesn’t quite reach the heights of performance that you’d get from an absolute premium handset, but it easily punches above its weight in both the observable experience and popular benchmarks."
As one of the first phones to shift to the USB C standard for charging, it did require some adjustment to get used to the Nexus 5X's ecosystem, and the lack of expandable storage is sure to put some people off. But when it comes down to it, the Nexus 5X is still an impressive device available at an attractive price point.