Nexus 5X: all new features

The new Nexus 5X has broken cover and right after the buzz, it's time to take a deeper look at its more important new features.

The much anticipated successor to the Nexus 5 brings more than specs alone can tell: it brings pure, stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the wonderful promise of two years of constant and quick updates to the latest Android that Google has in store.

While making it does involve some compromises - and you probably all know by now that the Nexus 5X lacks microSD card slot, drops wireless charging, and features no OIS, Google claims that it makes up for many of those in its own ways via the new features offered with the phone.

With no further ado, here all the important new features of the Nexus 5X.

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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 32GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)



1. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

PA, any word on what to do if you preorder a 5x (or 6p) and want to use project fi? it seems that the project fi registration page is still only set up for the original 6.

9. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I'll better wait for Xiaomi Mi 5 which will come in similar or lower price tag....

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Fingerprint sensor on the back just doesn't cut it.

3. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

doesn't cut what? have you tried it?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As I said, doesn't cut it.

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I think it is little bit easier to put the finger on the back of your phone than bring it to your home button. Also its much faster and works while screen is off which is great.

4. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

120fps slo-mo? cool

6. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No Victor, the Burst Mode to GIF doesn't remind me of the "late to the party" feature from Apple, it does however remind me of HTC's robust camera app or Google Photo...

7. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

The athores from PA are just a bunch of Apple fanboys. Wtf you expect?

8. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014


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