Google Nexus 5X goes on sale today

Google Nexus 5X goes on sale today

Starting today, you can buy the Nexus 5X at the Google Store, as well as at select carriers and stores in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, India, Korea, and Japan.

The 5.2-inch Nexus 5X comes as the successor to the popular Nexus 5. It brings a much needed upgrade with the Snapdragon 808 under the hood, but also a big bump in cameras with a new, 12-megapixel sensor that shows promising performance in low light, as well as day light. The 5X also features the new USB-C port and the extremely fast Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner. 

All of this comes together to present us with the best Android so far, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Prices for the Nexus 5X in the United States are set at the quite affordable:

  • 16GB model - $380
  • 32GB model - $430
In Europe and other parts of the world, though, prices are much higher.

LG has officially said it plans to bring the Nexus 5X to more markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America "in the weeks to come."

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Nexus 5X
  • 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)

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11 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1811; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Battery seems disappointing.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5645; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm waiting for Anandtech's review and real world usage PA's test shows the 5X on par with the 6P, G4 and M9, but worse than the S6 and 6S Ars' web browsing test shows the 5X is better than the S6, but worse than the 6P, G4 and 6S Ars' WebGL (more intensive) test shows the 5X is better than the G4, but worse than the S6, 6P and 6S I think I'm skipping this cycle I'll wait for next year's flagships, Android N, iOS 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

7. Zylam

Posts: 1811; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I just want the new Lumias, MS killed it with them but the price outside of the US is ridiculous. I have a feeling the Snapdragon is whats causing battery inconsistencies between the review sites. Who know what the heat dispersion does between different tasks and such. But it's ridiculous how the 6S has a 17xx battery whole the 5X has a 27xx one and yet still doesn't last as well despite running the 808 and and Android M. A 1080p vs 750p screen can't cause such a huge difference.

3. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Hurry up with the review!

5. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Dang right! I'm dyin' here. Need to know if I should cancel my pre-order and wait for the next cycle too.

11. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

just cancel it..why people still want a phone with sd810 when the sd820 is soon enough?.

4. stijnvbml

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

It is so expensive in the Netherlands. The 16GB version is as expensive as a G4 or S6. Th 32 GB version is even more expensive. So yeah, that is pretty bad.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

What stores in the US will be carrying the 5X (and 6P)? I haven't come across any yet, and I'd like an actual hands-on before I buy anything.

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Piece of crap in Europe when compared to much cheaper LG G4 and same priced S6 edge. Honestly this phone is value for money ONLY AND ONLY in USA.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And even then, it falls apart next to the more value-packed and only slightly larger Moto X Pure/Style. Now, if they were to double the storage capacities, maybe they'd have something.

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I concur. I would totally spend the extra $20 on the Pure over getting the Nexus. Larger screen, higher rez, front flash camera and customizeable.

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