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Google Nexus 5X Featured in Best Mid-range

Announced
Sep 29, 2015
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 20, 2015

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • High pixel density screen (423 ppi)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

Also made by LG, the Nexus 5X is an evolution on the original design with an upgraded hardware, and a launch pad for Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Coming with a 5.2" display, finger scanner and it also puts a unique focus on the camera, with a 12.3 MP shooter that offers huge 1.55 micron pixels to excel in low-light photography.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches (147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.80 oz (136 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: plastic
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 423 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.04 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Oleophobic coating

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup12.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.3"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.55 μm
    • Features:
      • Face detection, Self-timer, Autofocus (Laser), Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 418
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (895 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 16 days (385 h)
  • Internet use (LTE):
    • 8 hours
  • Internet use (Wi-Fi):
    • 9 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 75.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 2700 mAh

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1800 (band 9), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2300 (band 40), 2500 (band 41), 2600 (band 38) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Barometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Sep 2015

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 429

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as LG Nexus 5X


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Google Nexus 5X 16GB

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 379

Google Nexus 5X

(for North America)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 29), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2500 (band 41) MHz

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