6 things that make the Google Nexus 5X one of the best mid-range smartphones out there
posted by Florin T. / Feb 07, 2016, 8:11 PM
Just like the Nexus 5, the 5X is manufactured by LG, but it's not what its predecessor was at the moment of its release: while the Nexus 5 was undeniably a high-end smartphone, the Nexus 5X is, per 2015 and 2016 standards, more of a mid-range offering. Moreover, at launch, the Nexus 5X wasn't as cheap as the Nexus 5. Nevertheless, we think that, at this very moment, the Nexus 5X is one of the best mid-range smartphones that you can currently buy in the US, and we're going to give you 6 reasons why that is.
Make no mistake, the Nexus 5X does come with some shortcomings (but what mid-range device doesn't?). Fore example, it's not made out of premium materials, there's no microSD card support, and battery life is average. What's more, some users are reporting the fact that the handset is too slow at times - it lags - but not everyone is complaining about this. From our point of view, the Nexus 5X performs pretty well for a mid-range handset: its Snapdragon 808 processor and its 2 GB of RAM are good enough for most tasks, although, of course, phones with higher-end hardware are significantly faster. But enough with the shortcomings. Read on to see what makes the Nexus 5X a great buy. Also, do check out our Nexus 5X review from October.
What do you say? Is the Google Nexus 5X a great mid-range smartphone? If not, what other comparable handsets are better in your opinion?
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 13, 2015
without looking at this listing, im gonna guess, stock android camera fingerprint scanner price size and.... um google fi?
posted on Feb 07, 2016, 8:30 PM 1
I don't see why stock android is a pro factor. Performance was an advantage a year or two ago, but not anymore. And with themes, launcher and icon pack, you can make any Ui look as good as, if not better looking than stock. Quick updates has nothing to do with stock android. A lot of non nexus phones have stock and they never receive updates. Quick updates has to do with nexus, not stock android. Given all that, stock android should be a con, not a pro.
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 12:24 AM 9
I have a moto x 2014. I guess that counts. And even the almighty nexus 6p is much slower than my s6 in opening a huge game/app, thanks to poor encryption algorithm and eMMC. S6 is laggy on 5.1.1, but on 5.0.2 it was way faater than my moto. And even moto drops frames in play store.
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 3:49 AM 0
Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012
This is a mid range phone and the iPhone with its 720p screen isn't? Joke article And you can use the premium materials line on me but I don't buy that as there are plenty of mid range android phones made of metal
posted on Feb 07, 2016, 9:03 PM 2
Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015
The only mid-ranged aspect of the iPhone is the screen res but I wouldn't consider the 5X, iP6, or the Z5c Mid-ranged phone. Pa been smoking some radioactive s**t today bruh lol.
posted on Feb 07, 2016, 10:59 PM 1
Picture 4 annoys me, why would anyone place a phone on its screen. Especially on a rough surface like that.
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 2:17 AM 2
Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
It's on painted wood. If it were on concrete or rusty steel, I'd be concerned. Not to say there couldn't be a protruding nail head there, however. But the wood would be the weak point compared to the glass screen.
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 12:48 PM 0
Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013
i would agree with this article if the 5x didn't suffer from annoying performance issues and stutters. it's frustrating and disappointing considering how great the nexus 5 was. also lol @ people still crying about the iphone's specs even though it outperforms other flagships in benchmarks among other things. keep being dumb, PA commentators.
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 8:15 AM 0
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