Google Nexus 5x hands on review and initial impressions


The Nexus 5 has been a favourite with Android purists since a long time. The easy to handle design, overall nice specifications and a lot of other factors made the Nexus 5 a desirable budget Android flagship. Smaller size beefed up specs at a pretty reasonable price. The much awaited successor to the Nexus 5 i.e. the Nexus 5X is full of goodies, here’s how. Read on further to find the review video and details about this phone.

Nexus 5X specifications and details

Design and Display:

Nexus 5X is 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm, which means that you can very easily use it with one hand. You don’t have to strain much to swipe across the screen. Thanks to the plastic back, the phone weighs 136gms, which is not that heavy on hands. When you turn the phone around, you come across a blue fingerprint scanner, which is technically Google’s Nexus Imprint Sensor that can unlock your Nexus 5X and activate other apps. The scanner takes about 600 milliseconds to unlock, and with time, the speed will definitely improve. There is a USB-C port at the bottom which makes the connection reversible and makes you throw away all your USB cables. 16 million colors with a resolution of 1080X 1920 pixels (424PPI) make the display experience great. There is Corning Gorilla Glass3 along with oleophobic coating to save the screen.

Software and Performance:

As compared to 6P, Nexus 5X is definitely a little weak, but when it comes to specs, it’s still good. The smartphone maker LG has taken the idea from their device LG G4. Snapdragon 808 processor and 64-bit 1.8Ghz hexa-core CPU makes sure that 5X runs smoothly without any glitches. Adreno 418 GPU is also integrated into device. The only disappointment has been the lack of MicroSD card slot. The users are totally dependent on the already available storage on the device; 16GB and 32GB. For a great UI, Android Marshmallow is always at your service. And overall performance is really lag free, which can be seen in our review video.


With all its powerful specs, the camera sensor is the same as that on the Nexus 6P. Low light photography is really great for these new Nexus devices. A 12.3 cameras is loaded at the back side, which is low in terms of megapixel count as compared to its camera specific rivals in the market. But these issues are just on paper. The pictures appear decent and color reproduction is good. The front camera is 5 MP which clicks amazing selfies in one go. It works with normal 1.4 microns and f/2.0 aperture. The back camera has 1.55 uM sized individual pixels which make for great shots even without OIS.

Here’s a sample 4K HD footage video taken from the Nexus 5X:


A Li-Po 2700 mAh battery doesn’t guarantee much of long lasting usage. Nexus 5X will run for 12-14 hours straight, that too with limited and balanced usage. But then we would have loved removable battery.

Here’s the pricing for this device for the two variants.

Google Nexus 5x price in india

Here’s our full initial review of the Nexus 5X:

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Written by Aditya Nath Jha

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