This year Google has launched two models. Nexus 5X And Nexus 6P have been introduced. In this way, the company has introduced a metal body device on one hand and a great performance device focused on the main market on the other. Through both these handsets, Google is also trying to show how devices running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) should be.
We LG Google Nexus 5X Reviewing it, which is a bit cheap. Will this handset be able to make its own identity like the old smartphone of its family? Let’s know.
look and design
The Nexus 5X has been developed with usability in mind. The speaker grille on its front panel is similar to Motorola’s Moto X series smartphone.
Holding this 5.2-inch display device in one hand for a long time is not that easy. The power button is on the right. The volume rocker is present just below it.
On the left is a single nano SIM tray. There is no option for a second SIM and micro SD card. We faced a problem with the SIM tray. It didn’t fit easily and at times it came out on its own. The 3.5mm socket is at the bottom. Most interesting is the presence of a USB Type-C port.
Overall, we are not very satisfied with the look of the Nexus 5X. The bulge around the camera was more than we would have liked. Many times we inadvertently touched the camera lens while touching the fingerprint sensor. By the way, this problem will go away after using the device continuously.
This handset is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and for graphics is integrated Adreno 418 graphics. The device also has 2 GB of RAM. At the time of buying the handset, you will have the option of 16 GB or 32 GB storage. There is no support for microSD card in this.
The screen is 5.2 inches, it’s not huge. 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 Nexus 5X, you will be able to record videos in 4K resolution. Many will be disappointed that the Nexus 5X doesn’t feature wireless charging.
The biggest highlight of Nexus devices is the pure Android experience from Google. 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, you will see the difference. You will now be able to scroll vertically in the app drawer. It will appear in the single list.
Google Now has become more powerful than before. If you hold the home button for a long time for your action on the screen, then you will get the result regarding this. Now you can search from your home screen. You will see results related to Apps, Chrome History, Contacts and Media. The four apps that you use frequently will appear in the top list.
The OK Google voice command is always active in the phone. It worked smoothly for us even in noisy environment. This time Google has made a revolutionary change regarding app permissions.
In Google’s tongue, the Nexus 5X is equipped with an ambient display. With the help of this, notifications will be shown on the screen and not much power will be used. It will automatically sense it as soon as you lift the phone in your hands and the screen will go into monochrome mode. However, we faced problems with this function during use.
Setting up the fingerprint is very easy and if you touch the sensor at any angle, it will recognize your fingerprint.
With Marshmallow comes a new Doze mode which is claimed to improve the battery life of the device. This feature will automatically send the device to a low power state whenever your phone is not in active mode. During this, many apps will not be able to work in the background.
However, it also has some drawbacks. Now you will not be able to know the battery percentage easily. The notification light also remains off at times. For this you have to go to the settings and make changes.
The camera app has become better than the previous version. However, you will not immediately understand how to switch between modes.
In terms of taking photos, the performance of Nexus 5X was good. Textures were very detailed, lack of compression was noticeable. We managed to get some great close up shots in daylight. Colors were vibrant and exposure was generally pretty decent. The camera managed to take good pictures even at night. However, this was not possible when the subject was in complete shadow. Noise started appearing when the photo was reviewed in the actual size, the focus also got messed up several times. The front camera will prove useful for video chatting.
The Nexus 5X made us feel beautiful most of the time. With this kind of hardware, the handset never slows down after researching the operating system. 2 GB of RAM is suitable. We reviewed the device with 32 GB storage, out of which only 24.9 GB is available for the user. That is, users will not want to install more heavy apps in the 16 GB model.
The screen was pleasant to use in all conditions. It gets bright and dim according to the conditions which we liked. All our sample videos played smoothly on the Nexus 5X. The sound was coming from the front speaker of the phone.
We also did not face the problem of heating the phone. After playing the game for 20 consecutive minutes, it did get a little warm, but there was nothing to worry about. Connectivity to LTE network was also good and we have no complaints about the voice quality.
In the video loop battery test, the phone lasted for 9 hours and 30 minutes. These results are good, but not spectacular at all.
Google’s Nexus phone has been appreciated by most of the people. The new Nexus 5X is especially important for those who were disappointed with 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.
The pure Android experience remains intact even with Marshmallow. It is more polished than before. This time Google has also tried to remove 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 16 GB and Rs 35,900 for 32 GB may not be appropriate for many users. The reality of the Android market is that in today’s market, many devices with similar features and specifications are available for less than this. If you do not have any complaints about the price, then you have options for a great device like the Samsung Galaxy S6.