nexus 5x review

Google’s Nexus smartphone has been recognized as the best Android device. After initial success, Google planned to introduce high-end devices last year. The Nexus 6 was the largest and most expensive Nexus device to date, but it was not a big hit with users.

This year Google launched two models nexus 5x And nexus 6p Have presented. In this way, on one hand the company has introduced a metal body device and on the other hand a device with great performance focused for the mainstream market. Through both these handsets, Google is also trying to show how devices running on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) should be.

We lg google nexus 5x We are reviewing , which is a little cheaper. Will this handset be able to create its own identity like the old smartphones of its family? Let us know.

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Look and Design
The Nexus 5X has been developed with usability in mind. The speaker grill on its front panel is like Motorola’s Moto X series smartphones.

Holding this device with a 5.2-inch display in one hand for a long time is not that easy. The power button is on the right side. The volume rockers are present just below it.

There is a single nano SIM tray on the left side. There is no option for a second SIM and micro SD card. We faced an issue with the SIM tray. This was not fitting easily and at times it came out on its own. The 3.5 mm socket is at the bottom. Most interesting is the presence of a USB Type-C port.

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Overall, we are not very satisfied with the design of the Nexus 5X. The bulge around the camera was more than we liked. Many times we inadvertently touched the camera lens while touching the fingerprint sensor. However, this problem will go away if you use the device continuously.

Specification
This handset is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and integrated Adreno 418 graphics for graphics. The device also has 2 GB RAM. At the time of purchasing the handset, you will have the option of 16 GB or 32 GB storage. There is no support for microSD card in it.

The screen is 5.2 inches, which is not very big. Its resolution is 1080×1920 pixels with a pixel density of 423 ppi. The screen looks very crisp and clean. It has a 2700 mAh battery. It is equipped with Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and Category 6 LTE feature. You will get a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash. With the primary camera of the Nexus 5X, you will be able to record videos in 4K resolution. Many will be disappointed that the Nexus 5X doesn’t have wireless charging.

Software
The biggest feature of Nexus devices is Google’s pure Android experience. The latest Nexus handsets are equipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Initially you may feel that the new operating system is not much different from the Lollipop version, but as you do more research, the differences will become noticeable. You will now be able to scroll vertically in the app drawer. This will appear in the single list.

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Google Now has become more powerful than before. If you press the home button for a long time for your action on the screen, you will get the result regarding it. Now you can search right from your home screen. You’ll see results related to Apps, Chrome History, Contacts, and Media. The four apps you use most frequently will appear in the top list.

OK Google voice command is always active in the phone. It worked smoothly for us even in noisy environments. This time Google has made a revolutionary change regarding app permissions.

In Google’s words, Nexus 5X is equipped with ambient display. With its help, notifications will be visible on the screen and not much power will be used. As soon as you pick up the phone in your hands, it will automatically realize this and the screen will go into monochrome mode. However, during use we faced problems with this function.

It is very easy to set up the fingerprint and if you touch the sensor at any angle, it will recognize your fingerprint.

Marshmallow comes with a new Doze mode which is claimed to improve the battery life of the device. This feature will automatically send the device to low power state whenever your phone is not in active mode. During this period, many apps will not be able to work in the background.

However, it also has some shortcomings. Now you will not be able to know the battery percentage easily. Notification light also remains off many times. For this you will have to make changes by going to the settings.

camera
The camera app has become better than the previous version. However, you will not immediately understand how to switch between modes.

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In terms of taking photos, the performance of the Nexus 5X was good. The textures were quite detailed, there was very little lack of compression. In daylight we managed to get some great close up shots. Colors were vibrant and exposure was generally spot on. The camera managed to take good pictures even at night. However, this was not possible if the subject was completely in shadow. When reviewing the photo in actual size, noise became visible and the focus also got disturbed at times. The front camera will prove useful for video chatting.

performance
The Nexus 5X gave us a beautiful experience most of the time. With this kind of hardware the handset never slows down when delving into the operating system. 2 GB RAM is suitable. We reviewed a device with 32 GB storage, out of which only 24.9 GB is available to the user. This means that users will not want to install heavy apps in the 16 GB model.

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The screen was pleasant to use in all circumstances. It brightens and dims depending on the conditions, which we liked. All our sample videos played smoothly on the Nexus 5X. The sound coming from the front speaker of the phone was good.

We also did not face the problem of heating of the phone. After playing the game continuously for 20 minutes, it did get a little warm, but it was nothing to worry about. Connectivity with the LTE network was also good and we have no complaints regarding voice quality.

The phone lasted 9 hours 30 minutes in the video loop battery test. These results are good, certainly not spectacular.

our decision
Google’s Nexus phone has been appreciated by most of the people. The new Nexus 5X is especially important for those who were disappointed by the size and price of the Nexus 6. Users looking to upgrade from the Nexus 4 or 5 will be happy with the Nexus 5X.

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The pure Android experience remains intact even with Marshmallow. It is more polished than before. This time Google has also tried to address the complaint of poor camera quality. On the other hand, there is no support for microSD card in it.

The Nexus 5X is a great phone, but spending Rs 31,900 for 16GB and Rs 35,900 for 32GB may not be worth it to many users. The reality of the Android market is that today many devices with similar features and specifications are available in the market at a lower price than this. If you have no complaints about the price, then you have the option of great devices like Samsung Galaxy S6.

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