Give Me 10 Minutes, I'll Give You The Truth About Google Nexus 5x
Today Applygist.com Brings you a review on Google Nexus 5x just incase you are looking for an amazing Android Phone. You may consider this unique Google Nexus 5x.
One of the most innovative components the Nexus 5X has is the USB Type-C port. If you planned on getting this phone and using all of your existing micro-USB cables and accessories, think again before pulling the trigger on a purchase.
The Nexus 5X comes with a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable and a charger that only has a USB Type-C port, so you’ll definitely need to purchase additional cables and chargers made specifically for the new technology. USB Type-C is such a big deal because of its benefits. The technology handles both charging and multiple types of data transfers, but, more importantly, USB Type-C increases the speed of a task.
Color options for the Nexus 5X include Carbon, Quartz, and Ice. All of them have predominantly black sides, which is also the color of the volume rocker and power button.
HardwareThe Nexus 5X features a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS LCD display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, Adreno 418, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 12.3MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 2700mAh battery (non-removable), a fingerprint scanner, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.
4G LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 29)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100)
2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
CDMA (800, 1900)
4G LTE (1, 3, 4, 8, 26, 38, 40, 41)
3G (850, 900, 1900, 2100)
2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
4G LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41)
3G (800, 850, 900, 1700 AWS, 1800, 1900, 2100)
2G (850, 900, 1800. 1900)
PerformanceGoogle chose 5.2 inches for the display’s size because of the coziness. The Full HD resolution, however, probably wasn’t a choice. I can get by with Full HD because I’m not a spec-demanding consumer, but you’ve got to execute other areas of the display if you’re not giving me Quad HD. The IPS LCD display on the Nexus 5X is passable but disappointing, especially when put next to another phone. Owners of the Nexus 5X get to stare at a cold, lifeless display while those with the One A9 are treated to vibrancy. Now I know the One A9 has an AMOLED display, but Motorola’s Moto X Pure Edition also has an IPS LCD display that still manages to be accurate and bright. And I’m not exaggerating when I say even the Moto E (2015) can produce colors on same level as the Nexus 5X. Spending hundreds of dollars to get a Nexus phone must have advantages in the display. It’s inexcusable for a sub-$199 budget phone to be competitive here.
Although the Nexus 6P has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810, the Nexus 5X rolls with the now-dated Snapdragon 808. You’d be correct in assuming it’s because of Google wanting to keep costs low. Well, it backfired because this phone’s performance is all over the place. The Nexus 5X cannot perform consistently for a few hours let alone an entire day. It’s impossible. Countless times has the phone locked up after I press the Recents button to jump between apps. I’m particularly puzzled because I used the LG G4 and Motorola Moto X Pure Edition a lot and never saw either of those phones go through struggles.
The potential culprit holding back the Nexus 5X could be its 2GB of RAM instead of the industry standard 3GB of RAM. Software is the other potential culprit, but Google could have quickly pushed out a software update to fix these performance woes.
The Nexus 5X has one of the fastest-reading fingerprint scanners I’ve ever come across.
Overall, the phone is not worth any dollar amount right now because of what it presents to owners. A cold display and inconsistent performance is not what anyone should be spending a dime on, let alone $349. Consumers should stay away from the Nexus 5X until Google and LG explore performance issues and push out a fix. You’re not getting a hallmark Android experience with the phone in its current state, a statement never expected to be said regarding a Nexus device.
BatteryInside the slim body of the Nexus 5X is a 2700mAh battery made by LG because of the company’s massive LG Chem subsidiary. Again, like the display, you would expect battery life on the phone to be pretty good because of the in-house element of the component. Sadly that expectation is not met. The Nexus 5X can either go very short and almost average under normal use. When I first got the phone, I was able to go from 9AM to 9PM before needing to charge it. Mind you I’m not a heavy user who uses Snapchat all day or plays games pushing the processor with complex graphics.
My daily activities include using Hangouts, Gmail, Twitter, Chrome, and Threes. Now, four months later, I’m getting even worse battery life. Getting twelve hours without finding a wall outlet for charging is impossible. But some days it’s surprisingly better than usual and I’m baffled. The point is consistency is an issue in this department, too.
Saving the Nexus 5X from having downright awful battery life is optimization from the software. Doze, one of Android’s newest features, recognizes when the phone is inactive for a period of time and defers apps’ network and processor access until you return to using it. Overnight or during other stretches of inactivity, the Nexus 5X’s barely is hardly scathed.
The Nexus 5X is running the latest version of Android without any fluff covering it, a perfectly good reason to buy it over non-Nexus phones. Everything you’ve seen and heard about Marshmallow is here in an untouched format, and I doubt you haven’t heard it’s beautiful. Material Design, in my opinion, is the best thing to ever happen to Android. Google has been able to mold Android into a beautiful experience with colors and animations ingeniously placed throughout.