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LG Nexus 5X / Google Nexus 5X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3036 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. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the sound.

performance, usability, price, size, camera

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. Reviewers really like the usability and camera. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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 also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity and sound, and some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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: Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Google Nexus 5X Smartphone Review

 

More than meets the eye. The newest Android operating system and strong Qualcomm SoC provide the Nexus 5X with what it needs for good performance. The dimensions will also likely appeal to fans of smaller-sized handsets. They have been reduced...

decent build, USB Type C port, fingerprint reader, AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 & NFC, accurate GPS module, very good telephony features, sharp daylight photos, superb panel with very good color reproduction, decent battery life, Android 6.0 and direct...

but throttles under permanent load, maximum of 32 GB storage, no wireless recharging, no video output via USB port, speaker's sound, non-removable battery, image quality decreases visible in low-light

The at first glance relatively restrained-looking Nexus 5X conceals cutting-edge technology under its hood. Besides a modern Snapdragon SoC, all state-of-the-art wireless standards such as AC Wi-Fi at up to 866 Mbit/s, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC are...

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Nexus 5X review

 

There's a lot to love about the Nexus 5X, but poor battery life bars the affordable phone from our recommended list.

We thought we would adore the Nexus 5X, but so far, we do not recommend it. It is a perfectly good phone in most respects, but is plagued by especially poor battery life that does not last even one full day. Luckily, it has a fast USB Type-C charger,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The Google Nexus 5X Review

 

Google's first hardware collaboration with LG brought us the Nexus 4 . Like the Nexus 7 , the Nexus 4 followed a philosophy of bringing as much power and quality as possible to a reasonably affordable price point. The Nexus 4 definitely wasn't a...

Ultimately, the Nexus 5X is a true successor to the Nexus 5, and for $379 you really can't go wrong when buying one. You're getting a great display, a great camera, a great fingerprint scanner, good battery life, and a chassis that is most definitely...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Google Nexus 5X

 

I'll just put this on the table right now: The Nexus 5X is my new favorite Android phone. It's not huge, which I like. It's also not expensive, which I really like. And despite the fact that it lacks the nicer-on-paper internals of premier devices that...

A thoroughly modern Nexus device for a sensible price. 5.2-inch screen is sharp, vibrant, and just the right size. Same camera as the Nexus 6P; images look boss. Fingerprint sensor on the back is accurate and fast. Unlocked; use it anywhere. Super...

Battery life disappoints. 16GB base config makes me suspect Google and LG are trolling us. USB Type-C charging cable means you now have a drawer full of useless microUSB cables and exactly one cable that works with your new phone. Camera software is slow

If you want the best ‘droid on the market, get the 6P. Even though the 5X is my personal favorite, the 6P is the more powerful phone, and the one better equipped to serve your every need throughout a long and busy day. But if the 6P is too big or too...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nexus 5X Review

 

The 2013 Nexus 5 wasn't the phone you'd expect to build a loyal fanbase. Its plastic construction and unassuming design spoke more of engineering side-project than Google flagship, the epitome of hardware taking a back-seat while the latest version of...

I know that, for some, the lure of pure Android is so great that they won’t consider anything other than a Nexus device. Ironically, though, one of the very reasons Google began the Nexus program was to coax manufacturers into following its lead on...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Google Nexus 5X (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Google Nexus 5X is an affordable plastic alternative to the larger Nexus 6P that trades its premium for better one-handed use.

Good size for one-handed use. Affordable. Fantastic rear camera with excellent low-light capabilities. Reliable fingerprint scanner.

Limited storage capacity. Tinny speaker.

Software and Conclusions The Nexus 5X runs stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow, giving it a lightweight feel, free from the bloatware that plagues just about every non-Nexus Android phone. The 32GB model we tested came with 24.89GB of available storage. You...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Google Nexus 5X (16GB, ice)

 

But we don't know for sure what that means . Will Google make a super-premium device, another Nexus-type phone, or a Tango-style phone or modular device like Project Ara ? HTC is rumored to be hard at work building its next Nexus smartphone for Google...

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: Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

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: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Nexus 5X review: One for the fans

 

There's a funny thing about fans (whether they're fans of a sports team, a band, or a particular company or product): they can be hard to please. Google learned this with last year's Nexus 6. It...

One-handed design ; Low price ; Great camera output

Feels cheap ; Can lag at times ; Camera app is disappointing

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Google Nexus 5X review: LG's Nexus legacy continues with the best of the mid-range

 

If you are looking for an excellent mid-range device that you can count on for future Android updates, then the Google Nexus 5X is definitely one of the best. The 32GB internal storage may be an issue for power users, but then again power users should...

Impressive fit and finish ; Pocketable form factor ; Excellent camera performance ; Competitive mid-range pricing

No OIS or wireless charging

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery performance:2700
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: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:4032 x 3024
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.3
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 1.5 / 1 / 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: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Brand color:Quartz white
Color of product:Black / Blue / Turquoise / White
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.2
Display number of colors: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
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): 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: No
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG
Video compression format: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
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: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: 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
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA+ / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2100,2600
4G standard: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): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: 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 802.11b, 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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0 / Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
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: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Processor:808
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 storage capacity:16 / 32
RAM capacity:2
RAM type:LPDDR3
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Tablet

Battery capacity (tablet):2700
Camera resolution (tablet):12.3
Display diagonal (tablet):5.2
Display technology (tablet):IPS
Tablet depth:0.311
Tablet height:5.79
Tablet weight:4.8
Tablet width:2.86

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:16
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:0.311
Height:5.35 / 5.79
Weight:4.8
Width:2.86