Google has introduced the true successor of its popular Nexus 5 smartphone and calls it Nexus 5X. Last year’s Nexus 6 could not gain much traction because Google positioned its Nexus lineup in a completely different way. Nexus 6 was huge in size and very expensive as compared to its previous Nexus devices. Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 gain market traction by offering cutting edge specs, latest software and affordable pricing. Google, in partnership with LG, has once again went back to what Nexus brand was meant to offer. One can view Nexus 5X as something of an apology from Google by making the Nexus devices once again affordable and available in a size that user love to carry.
Google Nexus 5X comes in great design, awesome hardware specifications, and is available at affordable price. According to a member of Google’s development team, the “X” on the Nexus 5X name denotes that its is the flagship model that is the current core of the Nexus brand (“X” is the central letter in the word Nexus.)
Google Nexus 5X Specs
Google’s latest Nexus 5X – made by LG – comes with some great specs including a 5.2-inches screen, 12.3 MP camera sensor with great low light performance, fingerprint scanner, and more. Hit the jump for a detailed list of Google Nexus 5X specifications.
|Colors||Carbon, Quartz, Ice|
|Display||5.2 inches, 423 ppi
1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 protection
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor
1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit
|RAM||2 GB (2048 MB)|
|Storage (Built-in)||16 GB or 32 GB|
|Rear Camera||12.3 MP, 1.55 μm, f/2.0
4K video @30 fps
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Nexus Imprint|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Dimensions||147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|Battery||2700 mAh Battery
USB Type-C for fast charging
Nexus 5X Price
Nexus 5X can be bought straight from Google’s Play Store. Initially, the pre-orders will be available in the US, UK, Ireland, and Japan, with more countries coming in the coming weeks. The device will also be available through various retailing partners and in more countries.
You can get yourself a Nexus 5X with 16GB storage capacity for $379 and the 32GB variant will set you back $429. With this purchase, you will get 90-days Google Play Music for free and the US customers can also get a $50 Play credit with all pre-orders. In the UK, Google Nexus 5X is available at £339 for the 16GB variant and the 32GB option costs £379.
Nexus 5X Features
Here are some of the key feature of Google Nexus 5X smartphone:
Google claims to have introduced best camera in its Nexus 5X with 12.3 MP sensor. With its larger 1.55μm pixels, the phone is capable of capturing more light even when there is very little light to capture and the result is stunning details and sharp images.
Google has finally introduced its own fingerprint scanner in its Nexus smartphone lineup. Google calls its fingerprint scanner “Nexus Imprint.” The fingerprint scanner has been placed on the back of the Nexus 5X which makes it pretty easy to access. Google says that its Nexus Imprint learns each time you use it and becomes smarter with every touch.
Like many other flagships, Google has also introduced reversible USB Type-C charger in its Nexus 5X. With USB Type-C, there is no need to guess which way is up because it is reversible. It is fast and can you almost four hours of use time after only 10 minutes of charge time.
Just like any other Nexus device, Google’s Nexus 5X will be launched with latest and greatest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the device will come loaded with all the Google’s apps and services you cannot live without.