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LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone with 5.2-Inch 32GB H790 4G LTE (Carbon Black)
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- Features a 5.2 inch touch screen LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8GHz processor, 2GB RAM and a 2700mAh battery
- 5 MP front camera with 12.3 MP rear camera, featuring IR laser-assisted autofocus
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system
- Fast charging: up to 4 hours of use from only 10 minutes of charging
- Nexus 5X is an unlocked phone and works on major GMS carrier networks including AT&T, T-Mobile in the US and most international(GSM and CDMA) carriers.
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What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
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|Camera Description||12.3 MP||12.3 MP||13 MP||8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization, 1.3MP front facing||12||8MP Rear Camera, 1.3MP Front Camera|
|Screen Size||5.2 in||5.2 in||5.5 in||5 in||5.2 in||5 in|
|Item Dimensions||6.7 x 6.7 x 1.46 in||2.83 x 0.31 x 5.79 in||0.4 x 6.27 x 3.27 in||0.34 x 5.43 x 2.72 in||2.91 x 5.91 x 0.3 in||0.34 x 5.43 x 2.72 in|
|Item Weight||0.85 lb||4.8 ounces||6.49 ounces||4.59 ounces||5.47 ounces||4.59 ounces|
|Operating System||Android||Android||Android||Android, Android 4.4 KitKat||google_android||AndroidTM 4.4 (KitKat)|
Capturing the soul of the Nexus family, Nexus 5X offers top-line performance in a compact, lightweight device that’s ready to take on the day with you. Under the 5.2-inch display is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and a 2700 mAh battery, so videos, apps, and games look great and run fast, all day long. If you do get low, charging is quick with the USB Type-C plug. It's reversible, so there’s no more guessing which way is up. Your Nexus 5X is quicker to access and more secure with a fingerprint sensor placed on the back to complement the way you naturally hold your phone. Unlock your phone and compatible apps with just one touch. Larger 1.55 µm pixels absorb more light in even the dimmest conditions to make your photos sharp and vibrant. Plus, the Google Camera app is so quick and easy to use, you'll never miss a moment. Built from the inside out to make the most of the world’s most popular OS, Nexus is the ultimate Android experience. You’ll have the freshest, fastest version, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, working for you right out of the box, and you’ll always be among the first to get software updates.³
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The Nexus 5X has a 5.2 inch 1080p LCD display, on the front of the phone you will find a 5 megapixel camera at the top, and a mono speaker at the bottom. Inside the mono speaker is a LCD notification light.
On the right side of the phone you will find the power button and volume rockers, on the left side is a nano sim card slot, on the bottom you have the type C USB charge port, and on the top you have an speaker for active listening.
On the back of the Nexus 5X you will find the the 12 Megapixel camera, Led flash, fingerprint scanner, and painted on Nexus and LG logos.
On the inside, the Nexus 5X is rocking a Snapdragon 808 processor, 2GB of ram, and a 2700 mAh battery.
The Nexus 5X has some compromises, there is no doubt about that, but it is still a phone that is every bit as easy to love as the original Nexus 5.
The best part about the Nexus 5X or any Nexus phone for that matter is the software. Nexus phones run pure, unadulterated android. The way Google intended for it to look, feel, and behave. The Nexus 5X was the first phone to ship out with Android 6.0.
Even with just 2GB of RAM the phone is zippy and fast, and every animation feels quick and responsive. While Google Now on tap isn’t anything to write home about yet, I found that active voice recognition was easily my favorite feature on the phone. Being able to grasp information, hands free by just beckoning google was both useful and cool.
The Nexus 5X was also the first android phone where I have seen the ambient screen work reliably. Combined with Nexus imprint, the Nexus 5X ability to access notifications, has been greatly enhanced.
Speaking of that fingerprint scanner, it works pretty well, though it's not as good as what you will find on something like the iphone 6s. However, my favorite part about the fingerprint scanner is the location. Allowing the scanner to sit on the back of the phone prevents users from accidentally unlocking their phones before they can read the notifications on the lock screen, something that happens to me daily on the iphone 6s.
Another bright spot with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is the implementation of what Google is calling DOZE, which basically turns off all essential functions of the phone when the phone is not moving. Now even if you don’t plug in your phone before you go to sleep, you won’t have to worry because your battery will only drain 2-5% during a typical 8 hour period.
The Nexus 5X doesn’t have spectacular battery life, I have only averaged about 2 and a half to three hours of battery life, but the quick charge addition when using the LG charger allows you to get about 20% battery gain in 10-15 minutes.
Nexus phones have notoriously had bad cameras. The Nexus 5X finally makes bad cameras a thing of the past on nexus devices. Simply put, the physical camera on the Nexus 5X is as good as any camera out there on the smartphone market. The only ding on the camera is that the video is disturbingly shaky. If the video’s shakiness could be fixed via a software update, then not only would the Nexus 5X have the best camera on a smartphone under $400 dollars, but it would have one of the best cameras period.
While the Nexus 5X certainly has some great features, it also has its fair share of compromises.
The big ding on this phone is in its build quality or more specifically how it feels. Nothing about this phone makes you think nice or solid. The phone is entirely plastic and lacks the nice heft and smooth feel of the previous generation Nexus 5. To be frank, it feels like a budget smartphone, then again, that it is what it is.
Unfortunately, not only does it feel like a budget smartphone, it also sounds like one too. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that the speaker is on the front of the phone, however, despite its new position, it still sounds tiny.
The Final Word
The Nexus 5X does have some significant compromises. Mainly, in that it doesn’t look, feel, or sound as good as it actually is. However, most of the compromises that it has can be fixed with simple things like a skin, case, and a pair of earbuds. The things that are most important in a phone, the things that are impossible for a user to fix, is exactly what the Nexus 5X nails. In terms of size, software, and camera, the Nexus 5X has no competitors. And for me personally, that makes the Nexus 5X, like its predecessor, a phone to love.
- suitably fast
- fingerprint scanner
- screen is nice
- camera is decent and the default phone app is sufficient
- matte backing is nice, but easily gets smudgy
- build doesn't feel cheap
- 2GB is not enough ram. I'm feeling like I should have gone with the 6P instead because of this, but I didn't want that large of a screen anymore...
- constantly unlocking my screen because of the thumbprint scanner when grabbing for it in my pocket...which might also be a positive
- the USB-C format is highly annoying, but mostly because most chargers you buy are garbage and not regulated properly, and the charging cables aren't really used except for this device right now. This means you have to buy MORE cables (and I'm sure you have 100 USB-A MicroUSB cables now) or buy an adapter, and google doesn't really provide them properly. Also, no first party car chargers that I could find that also charge another device. There are some on amazon, however.
- the phone gets really hot with some apps, to the point of rebooting on long playtimes. It gets hot in general.
- doesn't say Nexus 5X on the back.
- CPU could be a bit more powerful
Overall, I'm satisfied for what's clearly a slight downgrade from the Note 3, but for the price, it's worth it if you're in the market for a cheap phone that isn't a "phablet".
- simple: not flashy, which is fine by me
- light: comparing to SGS7 and iPhone 6S
- reasonably priced: $400 vs $700+ for those above
- clean: no carrier or manufacturer bloatware, comparing to SGS
- fast: Android 6 is really flying on it
- perfectly sized: I would not go any larger (6S Plus or SGS7 Edge are too big for me) or small (6S is smaller that I would want)
- unlocked: no need to worry, when your carrier will be kind enough to give you the unlock code, and since it is reasonably priced, you don't have to bind your self into a contract or installment payments.
Took some time to get used to soft home button, but after a week or two it stopped bothering me at all.
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