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Reviewed on 2016-09-09
Pure Android, Decent specs for the price, USB Type C, Excellent fingerprint scannerCamera still needs work, Only 2GB of RAM, Case feels a bit cheap
And Google? Well for Google, as usual, it was all about the Nexus line-up. While broadly speaking the Nexus 6 from 2014 had been well-received critically for its high-spec, high-performance capabilities, and spectacular display, the fact that it was 2014'...
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Reviewed on 2016-09-09
I'll just put this on the table right now: The Nexus 5X is my new favorite Android phone. It's not huge, which I like. It's also not expensive, which I really like. And despite the fact that it lacks the nicer-on-paper internals of premier devices that co...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-12
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Reviewed on 2016-07-03
Inexpensive and unlocked, Onehand friendly, 5.2inch display, Android MarshmallowThere's just 2GB of RAM, Starts at 16GB of internal storage, Your microUSB cables are useless, No wireless charging capabilities
What's the sound of one hand clapping? It's a Nexus 5X owner giving praise to Google and LG for remaking their palm-friendly Android phone while effortlessly holding it in the other hand.Yes, Google's Nexus handset now comes in two sizes, and this 5.2-i...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-01
Good value, Impressive fingerprint scanner, Camera performs well, Lovely designMaterials makes it feel cheap, Inconsistent performance
The Google Nexus 5X, produced by LG, is the impressive successor to the Nexus 5. We have tested this phone thoroughly, and we’re impressed with Google’s new beta software, “Android N”. The Nexus 5X boasts a 12.3MP camera which we were very pleased with, a...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-29
Google's Nexus line has always stuck to a single phone representing a year's innovations in Android until the next installment is ready to debut. But the decision to introduce two new members — the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P — to the family simultaneously in 2...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-20
Solid Built, Android Marshmallow, CameraNo MicroSD Card, Mediocre Battery Life
Google's Nexus smartphones have always been ranked high among the leading handsets in the markets. The stock version of Android, decent specs and notably the low price have all made Nexus device very compelling reasons to buy.This year, Google came up wit...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-15
T he Nexus 5X is at the vanguard of a new wave of smartphones. First established by Google with the hugely popular Nexus 5, and followed by phones such as the OnePlus One, this new breed sits neatly between the low-cost Moto G on one side and flagships su...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-26
Nexus, the name itself assures you good hardware, timely updates and flagship performance. Nexus 5X is also not an exception. It is a phenomenal Android smartphone for the sub 25K price range. If you want to experience pure Android experience with no bloa...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-18
snappy performance, good finger print scanner, lightweightcamera app hesitates for a moment while opening
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.2 inches FHD (1920x1080) LCD at 423 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 12.3MP Rear Camera, 4K (30fps) video capture, 5MP Front Camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor, 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit, Adreno 418 GPU, RAM: 2GB LPDDR3, 16GB/...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-04
Quick charging, Good battery life, Android MarshmallowOnly 2GB of RAM, No SD card slot, USB, C only
Phones have been gradually getting bigger in the past few years. That makes for better displays for watching videos and viewing documents and web pages, but there's a downside too. For many people it makes them more awkward to carry around and can mean t...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-25
Good Display, Fast and Responsive Fingerprint Sensor, Good Ergonomics, USB TypeC Port, Fast Performance and Stock Android Experience, Great Camera, Good Audio QualityLoudspeaker Lacks Clarity and Definition, Battery Life is Still Not Great, No OIS (Affects only video performance)
Google introduced the Nexus program with the HTC Google Nexus One. The primary objective is to showcase the power of Android by using decent hardware and selling the devices at decent price points. Nexus devices always have a place in the hearts of Androi...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-24
Latest Android OS, Decent Screen Performance, Uninterrupted Hardware Performance, Nexus Imprint is a Good Addition, Impressive Camera QualityAverage Battery Life, Sound lacks Punch
The LG Nexus 5X is an upgrade to the forgotten Nexus 5 launched back in 2013. Just like Nexus smartphones, the 5X too comes added with the latest version of Android (Android 6 Marshmallow). Also, it comes with a guaranteed upgrade to the next version of A...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-18
“I f you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two strangers just the same.”We reckon the Nexus 5X would understand the sentiment that underlies those famous lines from Rudyard Kipling. Seldom has opinion about a phone swung so radically in a...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-17
The original Google Nexus 5 shipped right around this time two full years ago. Much has evolved in the smartphone space in the 24 months since then, but little has changed in terms of branding with this latest LG-built Nexus device. The 5.2-inch Nexus 5X...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-13
decent build, USB Type C port, fingerprint reader, AC WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 & NFC, accurate GPS module, very good telephony features, sharp daylight photos, superb panel with very good color reproduction, decent battery life, Android 6.0 and direct updates...… but throttles under permanent load, maximum of 32 GB storage, no wireless recharging, no video output via USB port, speaker's sound, nonremovable battery, image quality decreases visible in lowlight
More than meets the eye. The newest Android operating system and strong Qualcomm SoC provide the Nexus 5X with what it needs for a good performance. The dimensions will also likely appeal to friends of smaller-sized handsets. They have been reduced consid...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-12
My daily driver before the 5X was the Moto X 214, another 5.2 inch phone, which currently goes for $299 unlocked. My immediate impressions of first holding the 5X left me with no excitement. I was holding a phone that felt lighter, cheaper, and more uncom...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-12
We've previously reviewed the Nexus 6P and the device stood up nicely to our scrutiny. Will the 5X manage to impress us as well? Read on to find out.Back in September Google, together with its partners, launched two new Nexus handsets to the world. The Ne...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-09
Good camera quality, Smooth performance, Excellent battery life, Stock Android Marshmallow,  Plasticky build, Nonexpandable storage, Feels overpriced even after price reduction
For a second, just imagine a world without Google. We turn to its search engine whenever we need any info, its email service is the go-to choice for almost everyone, and its mapping and navigation services have pointed us in the right direction innumerabl...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-08
The Nexus 5X is at the vanguard of a new wave of smartphones. First established by Google with the hugely popular Nexus 5, and followed by phones such as the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, this new breed of phone sits neatly between the low-cost Moto Gs and t...
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Processor frequency

1.8 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor cores


64-bit computing


Display diagonal

13.2 cm (5.2")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Pixel density

423 ppi

Weight & dimensions


136 g


7.26 cm


7.9 mm


14.7 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Internal RAM type



Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

12.3 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Video recording
Flash type



Battery capacity

2700 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product


Fingerprint reader


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