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Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 5X
5.2"
1080 x 1920 pixels
12.3 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
RAM: 2 GB
MEMORY: 32 GB
BATTERY: 2700 mAh
Announced: Sep 29, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • Lightweight phone
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.55 μm)

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 (8.0, 7.1, 7.0, 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 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Plastic
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Blue, 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:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 70.04 %
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

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:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/2.3"
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.55 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Laser)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, 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) (120 fps)
    • 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:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • 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.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2700 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1201 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 19 days (448 h)
  • Internet use:
    • LTE:
      • 8 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 9 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 75.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

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

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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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
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

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 from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 379

Google Nexus 5X (for North America)

Differences from the main variant:

  • 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
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 29
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 41

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