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LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3038 reviews of LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and camera are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, price, camera, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Nexus 5X 5.2-Inch 16 GB SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteLG Nexus 5X 5.2-Inch 16 GB SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 669 user reviews of LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability. Opinions about the connectivity and sound are mixed.

performance, usability, price, portability, camera

reliability, durability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone - Black 32GB (US Warranty)LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone - Black 32GB (US Warranty)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Nexus 5X review

 

Google's palm-friendly handset puts function over form

One-hand friendly ; 5.2-inch display ; Android Oreo compatible

Starts at 16GB of internal storage ; Your microUSB cables are useless ; No wireless charging capabilities

Google's compact Nexus 5X has aged rather well and it's still among the first devices around to be stocked with new software. Now, it comes cheaper than before and if you can stand the plastic build, it's a great choice.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Nexus 5X review: Not quite got the X factor

 

Having spent two weeks using the Nexus 5X - the Google device made by LG - we think it's a great little Android phone. You'll hear people talk about how plasticky it feels and so on, but really, who cares about that? It's a mid-range phone, but one...

Affordable price, fast rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, sharp 1080p display, 12MP rear camera with 4K video, USB Type-C charging, runs Android Marshmallow, supports most networks across the world, works with Project Fi and Nexus Protect, solid...

Plastic body, non Quad-HD display, crappy speakers, poor battery life, no wireless charging, slow & bare-bones stock camera app, only 2GB of RAM, and no support for USB Type-C data transfer speeds, no microSD storage, no optical image stabilisation

After all that we get the feeling the earlier Nexus 5, from 2013 , looks and feels much better than the current Nexus 5X. Sure, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and 1080p display make the 5X worth upgrading to, but it hasn't quite got the X factor...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Nexus 5X review: Google's Nexus back at its best?

 

Two years on, the Nexus 5 gets a refresh

Inexpensive ; One-hand friendly ; 5.2-inch display

Just 2GB of RAM ; microUSB cables are useless ; Plastic build

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Nexus 5X review

 

A smartphone with all the cutting-edge features, but at a budget price

Good design and performance ; Latest Android features ; Fast and intuitive to use ; Budget price

Rivals offer more accurate video and audio performance ; Camera needs to improve ; No expandable memory or storage

A good budget smartphone that does it all – and performs better (in overall terms) than its flagship alternative

Jun, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Nexus 5X

 

Updated: Should you still buy the Nexus 5X?

May, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Nexus 5X review

 

One of the launch devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow was the Nexus 5X. It has a great screen and camera, but some frustrating niggles too. Now that it's £40 cheaper, find out if it's right for you in our Google Nexus 5X review.

Those looking to upgrade from a Nexus 5 will be happy and sad in almost equal measure. The 5X is a fantastic phone overall, with excellent cameras, a good turn of speed and an excellent screen. But it's noticeably bigger than its predecessor despite...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Google Nexus 5X review

 

The great everyman of Android

Great value ; Slick performance ; Top-notch finger scanner ; Very good photo quality

Feels a bit cheap ; Battery life is mediocre ; USB-C will prove a pain to some

Every bit the successor to the Nexus 5, this is a mid-range smash

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (cnet.co.uk)

Google Nexus 5X review

 

Striking a nice balance between compact form factor and full features, the Nexus 5X remains a compelling, lighter-weight alternative to bigger Android Marshmallow smartphones like the Nexus 6P and Moto X . Having helped partners make the hardware for...

The Google Nexus 5X offers great performance, wide carrier compatibility, great pictures, an excellent fingerprint sensor and a relatively small, lightweight chassis, all for a fairly low price.

Battery life can be a little weak, and the Nexus 5X looks and feels cheap compared to similarly priced phones. The front-facing speaker sounds terrible.

The LG-built Google Nexus 5X is a fantastic pick for people who want a relatively small, lightweight smartphone with excellent value for money.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nexus 5X vs iPhone 6s comparison preview

 

Google's Nexus 5X can compete with the iPhone 6s while costing £200 less

While both phones bring something unique to the table, we’ve got to go with the iPhone 6s on this occasion. The premium look and feel of the iPhone is great, and the addition of 3D Touch really does open up a new world of interactions on your mobile....

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nexus 5 vs Nexus 5X: How does LG's second stab at the Nexus 5 compare?

 

LG has had a second stab at the Nexus 5. We look at what's changed in the new Nexus 5X

Unless budget is the primary factor in your purchasing decision, there is no reason to choose the increasingly difficult to find Nexus 5 over the new Nexus 5X. The new Nexus 5X is better in every way.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery recharge time:3.8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 360 / 400 / 590
Standby time (3G):360 / 400 / 710
Standby time (4G):360 / 400 / 710
Talk time (2G):23 / 33 / 4 / 6.75
Talk time (3G):19 / 6.667 / 9
Talk time (4G):6.75

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:4032 x 3024
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.3
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.5 / 25.4 / 2.3
Rear Camera Resolution:4032 x 3024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.535 / 0.696
Head SAR (EU):0.555 / 0.564

Design

Brand colour:Quartz white
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Turquoise / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280
Display Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC++, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, PCM, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, PCM, Vorbis / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,HE-AAC,MIDI,MP3,OPUS,PCM,Vorbis,WAV / AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AMR, M4A, WAV, WMA
FM radio:N / No
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WMV / 3GP, AVI, DIVX, MP4, WMV / 3GP,MKV,MPEG4,WEBM / AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WMV / H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA+ / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Built-in memory capacity:16
Internal Memory:16

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:No / Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:808

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / 6.0 (Marshmallow) / Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
RAM capacity:2
RAM Type:LPDDR3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Tablet

Battery capacity (tablet):2700
Camera resolution (tablet):12.3
Display diagonal (tablet):13.2
Display technology (tablet):IPS
Tablet depth:7.9
Tablet height:14.7
Tablet weight:136
Tablet width:7.26

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:16
Colour : Yes
Display:5.2
Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Play,Google+,YouTube / Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube
Internal Memory:16

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9
Height :13.6 / 14.7 / 147
Weight:136
Width:7.26 / 72.6