Reviewing the Nexus 5X

The new Nexus is presented in two sizes, and I feel this 5.2-inch phone is more suited to that category of persons who could not work well with a 5.7-inch Nexus 6P or even last year’s 6-inch Nexus 6 phablet.

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5X effectively exceeds just more than just your basic-sized phone at a smaller price. Its 12.3MP camera has the ability to capture quality low-light photos, as most persons find the specs fast enough.

Its reversible USB Type-C port realizes the function of quicker charging, its fingerprint sensor is a solid alternative to effortlessly go about unlocking your phone, as much it’s pre-loaded with Android Marshmallow.

Design

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

Reviewing the Nexus 5X


The Nexus 5X has the look and feel of the Nexus 5 adapted for modern times. It was not very easy for my fingers to reach all the way across the screen given its 5.2-inch display despite it being lightweight.
It goes a commendable distance in tearing the limits of a one-handed phone coming with a dimension of 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm; this makes it broader and taller, but at the end thereof skinnier than the phone from 2013.

Owing to this fact, there is no significant difference from the hard plastic of the Nexus 5, though it is unlikely you will find the soft touch coating of the black Nexus 5 here. Let me say it is more in the likeness of an egg shell texture. Of course, we have three Nexus 5X colors again, but this time it’s Quartz White, Carbon Black, and Ice Blue, getting rid of the red. The three I listed here comes with a black front,nonetheless.

Display

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

Reviewing the Nexus 5X


You will agree with me that there has a deviation in the generality of what is acceptable as to phone size over the last two years, yet I have my reservations that though a 5.2-inch display is the limit for hands, it will not be changing unless on the ground of us growing longer fingers. It is therefore no rare chance that the Nexus 5X maintains today’s ideal Android phone size, coming with a 5.2-inch LCD, an improvement on the two-year-old Nexus 5 which we technically know to be 4.95 inches. There has not been much changes here, It makes use of the same IPS LCD screen technology and 1,920 x 1,080, with the resolution placed at 432 pixel per inch.

Given the increased display size, pixies are less densely packed, yet it is not easy for you to notice the difference here. However, you will draw to recognition how five apps now fit across the screen as against just four. There is a reasonable Improvement on color accuracy when put against the oversaturated Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P AMOLEDs. Yet I will not forget to say the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 keep their place as the best overall displays in brightness and color.

Performance

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

The performance of the Nexus 5X measures the same horsepower of the LG G4 minus the additional RAM brought in by the South Korean manufacturer’s true Android flagship.
I will commend it for being fast enough with a Geekbench score of 3,504, if I infer this, it is the same speed readings I realized from the LG G4. When I ran it a few more times occasioned the misfortune of slowdown, however. It also came to my notice that sputtering reared its ugly head in real-world performance. Most particularly, the camera was not really fast to load when I chose to capture a picture of the sunset as it went off sliding down the horizon. When I opened multiple apps, I noticed that the 5X lag behind the Nexus 6P in some, but this wasn’t always. Android menus didn’t come with one stain, I guess this could be traced to Android 6.0 Marshmallow being so refined.

Camera

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

Reviewing the Nexus 5X

Google was loud on its claims that the Nexus 5X (just as much as the Nexus 6P) will boast the best camera which we have ever seen in a Nexus till this day. From what I saw, this is not a big exaggeration if we remember the discouraging photos of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. When I loaded up the default Google camera app, it quickly came to my recognition the extent the device could go in breaking its Nexus-beating hype, big courtesy to the 1.55-micron pixels that performs excellently in low light. Here, sensor is 12.3MP; which to this is quite a drop bearing in mind a lower number than its top-performing Android rivals. But then the Nexus 5X is well enabled to to use that extra light for superior low-light images. A daring 80% of photos are taken in low light, going Google.

Battery life

The truth is The Nexus 5X battery life got me sustained me with intense operations, it, which is to say that it’s on par with past Google-made phones that have average battery life.It contains a 2,700mAh battery, putting forward an impressive jump up having in mind the 2,300mAh capacity of the Nexus 5. Alas, running multiple battery life tests reflect strong similarity. When you turn off adaptive brightness you have the display with increased brightness and when I ran the same video all over again, it came even further to 68%. Via means of these these tests, it put in a very discouraging performance than every new Android phone except the LG G4.

Verdict:

FOR
It is not too expensive and unlocked
Very cool to work with One-hand
5.2-inch display
Android Marshmallow

AGAINST
It only has 2GB of RAM
Internal storage begins at 16GB
There is almost no need for the microUSB cables are useless
No wireless charging capabilities

OUR VERDICT
It is possible to operate the Google’s compact Nexus 5X with one hand – and it has a smaller price, too, when put against the metal Nexus 6P. Its fingerprint sensor and USB-C port needs you to get accustomed to, but then at the end thereof, it is not a bad buy!


He's an Associate at JustNaira. He loves to write about technology, business,sport and life, mixed with some randomness of what he would like to share. He's favorite activity is pretending that he can sing.

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