The Nexus line-up has been a personal favorite and with Google releasing two of their new phones, the competition is going to get exciting. The new Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X were in the limelight with recent rumors, which were pretty accurate, along with the Nexus Pixel C. Coming to the 5X, the successor of Nexus 5, has bumped up a little in specs as well as hardware. Starting with the screen 5X has a 5.2 ” full HD 1080x1920p resolution display.
The body has a soft-touch finish to it, adopted from the Nexus 5, and weighs around 135g in hand. The new Nexus Imprint i.e the fingerprint sensor is put on the back of the phone which actually makes sense when you’re holding your phone and the index finger is just around the sensor. Google recently has claimed that it the fingerprint recognition time is less than 600 milliseconds, which has to be tested. The processor has also been upgraded to the new hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, combo of Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 with Adreno 418 GPU. The RAM remains the same 2GB as on Nexus 5. And yes, the phone will be releasing with the latest Android M (marshmallow), with a ton of new features to flaunt.
With USB Type-C coming into play, Nexus range has adopted it conveniently along with Fast Charging, thank you. So better file-transfer time and the cable is reversible. One of the highlights during the unveiling was the camera. The cameras were compared to an iPhone 6+ for a comparison check. The smartphone sports a 12.3 MP camera with dual-LED flash and an 8 MP rear camera. The Sony sensor is integrated into for a pixel size of 1.55 microns, giving high-quality photos even in low light. The camera also supports 4K recording of 2160p at 30fps along with slow.mo at 120fps. However, the Optical Image Stabilization is absent in 5X.
The battery has also been upped to a 2,700 mAh, an increase of 400 mAh, along with the USB Type-C and Fast Charging the phone becomes unstoppable. Unlike Nexus 5’s rear-facing speakers, Nexus 5X’s dual speakers are front-facing and support stereo sound. The smartphone comes in three colors: Carbon, Quartz, and Ice Blue with the storage variants of 16 GB and 32 GB. Coming to the price tag, recently Google leaked it accidently, where the 16 GB variant was priced at ₹31,900. The 32 GB variant price is not revealed yet, but a wild guess wouldn’t hurt, which could be around ₹36,000.
Overall, this phone is worth it. It can be viewed as a Nexus 5 but with a great deal of features added. Not to leave out the Nexus Imprint. Let us know what you think of Google’s new phone down in the comments below.