Nexus 5X seems to have some serious lag issues: have you experienced any?
The Nexus 5X arrived as the hugely anticipated successor to probably the most successful Nexus phone of all times: the Nexus 5. The new 5X, just like the old one, is made by LG and is supposed to take a winning formula and make it better by adding a faster system chip, better camera, a fingerprint scanner, new, faster and more convenient charging standard, and the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow.
A month or so after the release, though, it seems that more and more problems just continue appearing and plaguing the Nexus 5X.
The most sore one is what people never expected from a pure Android phone made by Google: lag.
In fact, there are four main areas that users complain about: encryption, camera slow-downs, throttling and lag.
Issues with performance in four areas - encryption, camera, throttling and plain lagThe problem with encryption seems to be that the phone is not powerful enough for the full software-accelerated encryption that is enabled and this ruins the performance power. Then, there is the camera that seems to have been given a task tougher than it can swallow and that task is called HDR+. Excellent in theory, HDR+ produces great looking images with amazing dynamics, but is just too computationally intensive and if you try to take a few pictures in quick succession, the camera app will simply stall for a long time.
Third, throttling. Numerous tests have showed that the Nexus 5X is somehow not capable of maintaining proper running speeds on its Snapdragon 808 system chip. The two performance-driven Cortex A57 cores are measured to last no longer than two minutes running at their peak speeds, and than are quickly throttled down to the embarrassing 633MHz, leaving the otherwise battery-savvy A53s take the load. In fact, testing proves that it is not the chip alone that is the cause of this issue, as other Snapdragon 808 phones do not suffer from such a problem.
And finally, there is the plain lag. The phone seems to stutter and slow down way more often than acceptable. Numerous speed tests have already proved that even the two year old Nexus 5 outperforms it in a number of tasks.
So before jumping into dare conclusions, we wanted to ask you, our readers, who happen to own or have used the Nexus 5X: have you experience any of those issues and to what degree? Is it something that is happening to you on a daily basis? Is it a deal-breaker? Vote and let us know about your issues in the comments right below.