The successor to the widely appreciated and loved Nexus 5 is out—it’s the Nexus 5X. Apple is enjoying the lion share of the Smartphone market, and the Nexus 5X was a device that Google released with the hope of taking a share of the market that Apple is dominating.
The Nexus 5X is produced by LG Electronics and it has been made to borrow and improve on a whole lot of features from the Nexus 5. The device is light and friendly on the palm; the device comes in a polycarbonate that is furnished with three color variants.
The Nexus 5X features a 5.2-inch LCD screen which shows deep-black well and which accentuates the sharpness of the colors. It comes with two speaker grills on the front, and its display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The rear of the Nexus 5X gets fixed with Google’s latest fingerprint sensor—the Nexus Imprint Sensor. The fingerprint sensor is now very easy to use, it’s quick and accurate. Using this fingerprint sensor makes it pretty easy to unlock from different angles and while placing all registered fingerprints partially. Google has claimed that the sensor gets even better with the length of use. The Nexus Imprint Sensor isn’t used just to unlock the phone; it can also be used to validate transactions using Android Pay.
Still at the rear of the Nexus 5X is the upgraded 12.3MP camera with a dual-tone LED flash. The camera also sports an infrared laser focusing system that can shoot 4k videos. The front facing camera is 5MP, and it can be put to good use in highly-lit conditions.
The device comes with a 1.82 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 processor and a 2GB ram. Due to the speed of the device and the clean Android system, the apps open really fast and you can seamlessly switch between multiple apps. It doesn’t heat up when many apps are running, not even when apps have high graphics.
The Nexus 5X sports a 2700 mAh battery capacity; if fully charged, the Nexus 5X battery can run the device for a full 24 hour day. This device also has a Doze feature which shuts down all apps that are not important, helping to reduce the rate of power consumption. The Doze feature also boosts the length of standby time, making it possible for light mobile users to use the device for as long as they may please.
The device also comes with a Type-C USB port which supports a quick-charge technology. Google claims that if the Nexus 5X is charged for just 10 minutes, the device can run for over four hours. Its takes little over 4 hours to get a complete charge on the Nexus 5X.
In addition to its 2 GB RAM, the Nexus 5X comes in two variants;16GB and 32GB internal storage capacities, so customers will be buying based on their needs. The device runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow which can also be upgraded. Its size is 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm, it weighs 136grams, its uses Lte-S Cat 6 as its network.
The Nexus also comes with some connectivity features that help aid its use, and these include Wi-Fi 802.11 1a, b, g, n, ac; Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.