Google Nexus 5X


Google Nexus 5X
Google Nexus 5X (Nexus Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 418, Core: 600 MHz
2048 MB 
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24.9 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, OTG, Android Beam, Miracast, print, DLNA, nano-SIM
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS/WCDMA (Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19), LTE (Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/18/19/20/26/28/38/40/41) Cat. 6 (300 Mbps/50 Mbps)
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 147 x 72.6 ( = 0.31 x 5.79 x 2.86 in)
10 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2700 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 30 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 19 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 590 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 710 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Webcam: 5.0 MP (fix focus f/2.0, 1080 videos @ 30 FPS), primary camera: 12.3 MP (auto focus w/ IP laser f/2.0, 2160p videos @ 30 FPS)
Additional features
Speakers: on front, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, USB cable (Type C to Type C), slot tool, 24 Months Warranty
136 g ( = 4.8 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 75 g ( = 2.65 oz / 0.17 pounds)
529 Euro



Average Score: 83.16% - good
Average of 32 scores (from 61 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 78%, features: 70%, display: 86% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Google Nexus 5X

88% Google Nexus 5X Smartphone Preview | Notebookcheck
First Impressions. Short measurements before our full review on the Google smartphone.
88% Google Nexus 5X Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
More than meets the eye. The newest Android operating system and strong Qualcomm SoC provide the Nexus 5X with what it needs for good performance. The dimensions will also likely appeal to fans of smaller-sized handsets. They have been reduced considerably compared with last year's Google Nexus 6.
100% Google Nexus 5X
Source: It Pro English
Although there is now hardly a shortage of good Android phones, the Nexus line has always been about pushing manufacturers to do better by providing them with both competition and a template to follow. The Nexus 5X succeeds handily on both counts. Barring a few minor flaws, it’s a quality smartphone in its own right that also challenges makes of both mid-range and premium smartphones to do better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Honor 5X Vs Nexus 5X Vs Oneplus X
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the honor 5X vs Nexus 5X vs OnePlus X! When it comes to making a choice between these, the important question is with regards to what is important for you from your smartphone experience. The honor 5X offers a solid metal build quality and a fast and accurate fingerprint scanner, along with expandable storage, while the Nexus 5X brings to the table NFC, a fantastic camera, a stock software experience, and a very reliable fingerprint reader as well. Finally, the OnePlus X also features a great build quality and a software experience that overshadows stock Android in certain aspects.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2016
70% Nexus 5X review: Well worth a closer look
Source: IT Pro Portal English
Overall the Nexus 5X is a bit of a mixed bag. With its plastic back and light weight it does look and feel rather cheap, particularly the power and volume buttons, but it’s actually quite robust and the smooth plastic back resists fingerprints well. It also has some good features, the screen for example is impressive and the well placed fingerprint reader makes for ease of use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Google Nexus 5X review: Not attractive, but a superb all-rounder
Source: PC Pro English
It goes without saying that, if the way your phone looks matters to you, the Google Nexus 5X is not the smartphone for you. It’s awkward and ugly to look at, especially in the powder blue pictured here, and feels rather cheap. If you don’t give a hoot about that, however – and, hey, you can always pop it in a case – the Nexus 5X is hugely appealing. The camera is simply stonking, the performance is fast and it doesn’t overheat. The software is also clean and simple, and Google and LG have squeezed in most of the components a modern smartphone needs, the one exception being the missing storage expansion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Nexus 5X – Second Opinion
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this second opinion look at the Nexus 5X! I really wanted to love this phone, and in a lot of ways I really do. However, there were a few issues, mainly to do with performance, that proved to be a let down. On way more than a few occasions, I did have an issue with getting everything I wanted to done on this device, with the little bit of lag creating issues with typing, or resulting in slow loading times. These problems may not be as much of a big deal for a lot of users out there, and the Nexus 5X is definitely a good choice in the affordable segment, but the flagship experience you may be looking for might not be available with this device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2015
80% Google Nexus 5X Review
Source: Techspot English
The most compelling Android devices released each year often fall under Google’s own Nexus brand. Every Nexus phone is launched running the latest version of Android without custom skins and other blemishes, and the hardware you get is typically just as good as other high-end competitors, albeit at a lower price point. The Nexus 5X is Google’s new mid-range contender, designed alongside the Nexus 6P to be the company’s poster boy for Android 6.0 ‘Marshmallow’. The handset is manufactured by LG, who has returned to the realm of Nexus devices after developing the much-loved Nexus 5 in 2013. Because Google didn’t release a five-inch-class smartphone last year, the 5X is the true successor to the Nexus 5, with many owners of the two-year-old handset eyeing off an upgrade around this time of year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Smartphone offers good camera and decent performance, but at a hefty Rs 35,900
Source: English
In order to keep up with the current manufacturer trend and stay at par with its arch rivals, Google has churned out two Nexus models built by different OEMs – Huawei-built Nexus 6P and LG-built Nexus 5X. The 6P is the crème de la crème and gets all the finesse and fancy features, while the Nexus 5X is a toned down device targetted at the budget audience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Nexus 5X review: Google's Nexus back at its best?
Source: T3 English
Google’s Nexus 5X is the best one-handed Android phone on a budget, given its adequate specs. It nearly matches the LG G4 on the inside with a processor that’s fast enough for most people and a camera that’s just as good in low light conditions. On the outside, the plastic design is never going to win awards or feel premium, and that 2GB of RAM does show a slowdown by the time you’re ready to turn this phone in. Its future-proof in other areas, though, with a fingerprint sensor, the USB-C connection and the lightweight and thin design if you can’t handle the larger Nexus 6P or its higher price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% LG Nexus 5X review
Source: IGN English
At $379 unlocked for the 16GB model and $429 for the 32GB model, the Nexus 5X is the best-priced smartphone you can buy. It’s sleek without being pompous, comfortable without compromise, and powerful for your everyday needs. Combine all that with the option to use Google’s Project Fi service and you have a killer combination of a snappy yet inexpensive phone with an amazing cellular service plan that’s equally low priced. Even if you don’t have access to Project Fi, there is no better phone to buy unlocked. Just knowing that the software bugs in the Nexus 5X will get fixed quickly by Google directly, instead of waiting months or longer for other phone makers, is reason enough. It’s a great deal no matter how you look at it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 81%
LG Nexus 5X review
Source: GSM Arena English
LG nailed the screen and the camera and with Google's direction created an excellent upper mid-ranger. There's not a lot in its class that can top the Nexus 5X. This Nexus is less of the cutting-edge, dev-type of device we're hoping for and more of the polished, well balanced product that established manufacturers would gladly put forward. Come to think of it, we don't mind the trade-off as much as we thought we would. Now if only the price outside the US was more consumer-friendly, too...
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2015
Average phone, above average value
Source: Gizmag English
A new Nexus phone used to be something to get excited about for Android devotees; it represented what Google thought could be an ideal mobile experience for others to build off of. The Nexus 5X doesn't quite engender that same mystique, but after spending over a week with one, we can still recommend it as one of the best overall value smartphones around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2015
80% Google Nexus 5X review
Source: Stuff TV English
It has all the phone’s good bits, like great performance and smart pricing. But it also keeps a few bad bits too, like a pretty naff mobility, unambitious speaker and slightly pedestrian-feeling build.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% The upgrade Nexus 5 owners have been waiting for... but it isn't perfect
Source: PC Advisor English
Those looking to upgrade from a Nexus 5 will be happy and sad in almost equal measure. The 5X is a fantastic phone overall, with excellent cameras, a good turn of speed and an excellent screen. But it's noticeably bigger than its predecessor despite the small increase in screen size, it has limited storage compared to the Nexus 6P and it lacks a couple of camera features due to the slower processor. The absence of wireless charging is another blow for some, but additions such as the fingerprint scanner will make it a great upgrade for others.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Google Nexus 5X
Source: AnandTech English
The Nexus 5X certainly isn't a perfect device. It's not meant to be a flagship phone and it's not priced like one; at $379 it's not the most expensive phone out there, but it's not exactly the cheapest one either. Still, I find myself really liking it despite its flaws. I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for the original Nexus 5, and I was quite disappointed when it didn't receive a true successor last year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2015
100% A return to form for Google's Nexus range
Source: PC Pro English
In short, unless you’re the shallow type with more money to throw around than I have, I’d advise you consider the Nexus 5X as a serious option for your next smartphone. It’s no beauty, but the reasonable cost and all-round competence is a massive plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Google Nexus 5X review
Source: Gadget Show English
While the Nexus 5X isn't the headline-grabber that Google and LG perhaps hoped for, for a handset which costs just £339, it's still an impressive achievement and a recommended purchase for Android purists. The "pure" version of Google's OS included on Nexus phones is undoubtedly the big selling point here, and it's worth sacrificing some other features to get it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google’s LG Nexus 5X reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
If you’re a huge fan of the Nexus 5 and want the next best thing but, you know, newer, Google’s and LG’s Nexus 5X is definitely worth a look, but if you want a Google phone, we’d probably look a little higher, because only at only a little over a hundred more for the Nexus 6P, you’ll likely find better value across the board.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2015
OnePlus mini is cheaper but not necessarily better
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Nexus 5X offers good value for money, there's no denying that the OnePlus X is an incredible deal at under £200. The design is gorgeous and it offers expandable storage, a similar screen and decent cameras. However, if things like the fingerprint scanner, NFC, the latest Wi-Fi and a faster processor are important then the Nexus 5X might be worth paying extra for.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2015
80% Nexus 5X Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nexus 5X is a great phone, but priced at Rs. 31,900 for 16GB or Rs. 35,900 for 32GB, it might seem a bit too expensive. The reality of the Android market today is that a lot of very capable models with similar features and specifications cost much less. Even if you're comfortable at this price level there are other options, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 (Review | Pictures) which is a superb buy at its current price of Rs. 36,000 - and that's for a 32GB model with an all-metal body, QHD screen, and flagship-class camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Just a lacklustre reference design?
Source: Androidbeat English
There’s absolutely no point in me beating Google (and LG) up over the Nexus 5X, its design and component choices, since I don’t matter to them. Neither do you. The 5X is for developers to play with and to check that everything they’re planning for Android 6.0 works as advertised. That a few million geeks around the world were also counting on the 5X to be their next ‘hero’ Android smartphone is… unfortunate. It’s not, of course. The ‘hero’ device, I mean. Will the Nexus 6P fit the bill any better? Watch this space!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2015
80% Not quite got the X factor
Source: Pocket Lint English
After all that we get the feeling the earlier Nexus 5, from 2013, looks and feels much better than the current Nexus 5X. Sure, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and 1080p display make the 5X worth upgrading to, but it hasn't quite got the X factor in all areas. There's no support expandable storage, no wireless charging, battery life isn't great, and the construction is plasticky (we don't actually mind, but some will). At this sub-flagship level there's increasing competition too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nexus 5X Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The Nexus 5X is a mostly-solid phone for the price you are paying. You get a really good camera, pure Android and quick updates, the best fingerprint scanner, and connectivity with the carrier you choose. If you need a phone on the smaller side, don’t mind an all-plastic body, have faith in Google fixing performance issues, and don’t have a big budget, it could make you happy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2015
Which one's right for you?
Source: English
Now, all of that being said, if you simply prefer a smaller phone, I certainly wouldn't steer you away from the 5X. As far as more compact devices go, it's hands-down the best all-around user experience you can get with Android right now -- with the same superb software, ongoing speedy updates, and outstanding camera the 6P provides. And it really is comfy to carry and use in a way that plus-sized phones just can't match.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2015
80% Google Nexus 5X Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The 16GB model sells for £339 and the 32GB sells for £379 direct from Google, which based on the performance available is a little pricey, pushing its appeal more specifically towards Android purists than the general masses. For those who want a great all-round flagship, there are a number of devices from earlier in the year that continue to drop in price, which might serve as ideal alternatives if the Nexus 5X doesn't tick every box, but eitherwise, we're pleased.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Nexus 5X 32GB
Source: Think Digit English
The Nexus 5X is a delightful device. It does not overawe you with highly saturated images, power-packed specifications, or any of that. This year, the Nexus is all about taming the power, and using available resources in full glory. Priced at Rs. 31,900, the Nexus 5X beats all other similarly-priced devices like the OnePlus 2, Samsung Galaxy A8, Honor 7 and HTC One E9+, not only in terms of brilliance in performance, but also in streamlining the entire device. The Nexus 5X, truly, is Android in all of its glory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nexus 5X and 6P deep-dive review: Google's dynamic duo
Source: English
Google's Nexus brand has been a lot of different things over the years. With the Nexus 5X and 6P, it's fully living up to the idea of representing true universal flagships for the Android platform. Both devices serve as demonstrations of just how good Android can be -- not only for power users but also for ordinary folks just looking for an outstanding all-around experience.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2015
80% A solid, no-frills, pure Android experience at an affordable price
Source: Greenbot English
The Nexus 5X isn’t the best phone; it’s not even the best Nexus. It’s not meant to convert buyers of $600 Samsung and LG premium phones to the Nexus program. It’s meant to please the Android fans who have been buying Nexus phones for years, and it will.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nexus 5X review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If this had been released a few months ago I’d be lauding the Nexus 5X as one of the best value for money smartphones on the market. However, with the OnePlus 2 and Moto X Style out, its specs are unremarkable, if a little below average, at its price-point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% A solid, no-frills, pure Android experience at an affordable price
Source: PC World English
For long-time Android phones, the Nexus 5X is what it’s all about. It’s like an affordable pickup truck. It won’t turn heads, and doesn’t have every feature on the market. It’s not the fastest thing on the road. But when your friend needs to run to Ikea, who do they call? The guy with the pickup truck.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% A worthy successor
Source: Pocketnow English
The Nexus 5X is very much like its 2013 predecessor in that it delivers a lot of capability for a very competitive price point, and it manages to do so while still looking fairly sharp. But the 5X is no show horse. It’s the phone you toss around without worrying about scratching it up; the one you buy because it’s a good deal, not because it’s delivering a premium experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 60%
86% A worthy sequel that is up against some intense competition
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Nexus 5X! The $379 price tag returns the Nexus line to what was the biggest selling point of the series, quality with affordability, but there are now some great devices that offer the same, such as the OnePlus 2, the Moto X Play, or even the Moto X Style (Pure Edition). The Nexus 5X may not be the best bang for your buck smartphone of all time, but it is definitely a fantastic device with a lot to offer. If you are someone who has been waiting 2 long years to upgrade from the Nexus 5, the much-improved camera and the latest iteration of Android make the Nexus 5X completely worth the upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 91% display: 85% mobility: 81% workmanship: 80%
Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X
Source: Android Authority English
We have to tip our hats to Google for bringing the best high-end Nexus they have ever put together, yet they also made a lot of Nexus 5 fans happy with the 5X. Those grabbing the mid-end device will have an amazing experience, but if what you want is to be on the cutting edge, the Nexus 6P is the obvious option. The Nexus 6P is incredible, the Nexus 5X is essential. Assess your needs, take your pick, and you can enjoy the best that Google has to offer in this year’s two great Nexus offerings.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2015
80% Nexus 5X review
Source: Techradar English
No, The Nexus 5X isn't the best phone you can get, or even the best Nexus anymore due to the Nexus 6P being the bigger and faster of the two. It's more like the the perfect fit for one hand and the closest thing to a five-finger discount given the specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Nexus 5X review - Google tells it how it is
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Nexus 5X is a serious comeback for the Nexus brand after last year’s model that no one wanted - sorry Nexus 6. It’s a mid-range handset that will suit a lot of people, and although it’s not the ridiculous bargain its predecessor was, it’s a very good phone indeed. With its raw-looking images, neutral colour cast onscreen, clean-sounding speakers and vanilla Android OS, you could say the Nexus 5X tells it like it is, and I rather like that.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Review: Google Nexus 5X
Source: Wired Magazine English
If you want the best ‘droid on the market, get the 6P. Even though the 5X is my personal favorite, the 6P is the more powerful phone, and the one better equipped to serve your every need throughout a long and busy day. But if the 6P is too big or too costly, the 5X is your top choice for a Marshmallow device. You’ll have more room in your pockets, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Google Nexus 5X (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
Overall, the Nexus 5X offers a great combination of hardware and software, making it one of the few one-handed unlocked smartphones that won't break the bank. There are no other close competitors in this size range, so you need to be willing to size up or down. And if you're willing to stretch your palm (and your budget) a bit further, the Nexus 6P is our Editors' Choice for its higher-quality build, faster processor, and better-sounding speaker.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nexus 5X Review
Source: Slashgear English
I know that, for some, the lure of pure Android is so great that they won't consider anything other than a Nexus device. Ironically, though, one of the very reasons Google began the Nexus program was to coax manufacturers into following its lead on things like update speed and hardware specifications; HTC has done just that, and ended up making - to my mind - a far more appealing phone than the Nexus 5X.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Nexus 5X and 6P vs. Galaxy Note 5: A quick camera comparison
Source: English
These samples are just scratching the surface, of course. I'm taking and looking at tons of different types of shots with the new Nexii -- including lots of on-the-go shots of my ever-moving little one in all sorts of awkwardly lit real-world environments -- and I'll have a full analysis of how both phones hold up in my upcoming review. I'll also tackle the broader issues of what each phone is actually like to use in day-to-day life, including some crucially important comparisons related to the devices' forms and displays.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2015
85% Google Nexus 5X Review
Source: Phone Arena English
On a related note, this year is a special one for the Nexus family, mainly because the 5X follows the same path as its predecessor, the Nexus 5, as in being an affordably priced, pure Android device. In contrast, the Nexus 6 reverted back to a more costly premium package last year. Going back to the strategy of offering a competitively priced phone, the Nexus 5X has the appeal to attract hardened Android users who were reluctant to fork over the disposable income for last year’s Nexus 6. If pricing is a driving factor for your purchase, then the Nexus 5X undoubtedly is a logical option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
Google Nexus 5X
Source: Liliputing English
Maybe. It’s a pretty nice phone, and I’d consider upgrading from my Nexus 5 for the improved battery life alone. When you add other features including a fingerprint sensor, ambient display, and a better camera, the Nexus 5X starts to look like a winner. But I’m not convinced I want to spend $379 or more a phone with a bigger screen…
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2015
Hands on: Getting to know the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P
Source: English
Man, there's a lot to discuss with these new Nexus devices. From how their under-the-hood differences affect day-to-day use to how their very different displays stack up in various conditions -- not to mention the all-important question of how well they both fare with photography, especially given Google's grand promises in that department -- we've got plenty to consider.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2015
Nexus 5X unboxing and impressions after first 48 hours
Source: Android Authority English
One other key feature I’d like to mention is Nexus Imprint, which is the fingerprint sensor functionality that app developers can tap into for their apps, and which allows you to wake up and unlock the Nexus 5X with just one touch. The scanner is very reliable and quick – I estimate the time required to unlock the device at about 0.5 seconds – not the fastest around, but still very nice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2015
80% An Outstanding Value
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Nexus 5X lacks gee-whiz features such as a curved display or 3D touch, but does any of that matter when you've got an above-average camera and great battery life in an affordable package? Starting at $379 unlocked, the 5X costs nearly $300 less than the iPhone 6S and Nexus S6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
New Nexus 5X, 6P smarties: Google draws a line in the sand
Source: Reg Hardware English
Presently only Nexus 6 phones can use Google as a provider, so the 5X and 6P could bring the service more mainstream when they launch later this month. Google’s going to find more competitive markets harder to crack, but Fi could become a major force in the mobile industry if it plays its cards right. We’re testing the service now and will let you know how it turns out.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2015
The ultimate Apple iPhone versus Google Android showdown
Source: English
We wouldn't advise getting either model in 16GB, so go for the 32GB Nexus 5x or 64GB iPhone 6s. The iPhone is the better device, in terms of both software and hardware (and blending the two together). But the Nexus 5x isn't a bad phone by any means, and it offers enough functionality to make most people happy. A lot of it comes (as it so often does) down to how much you want to stay in (or join) the Apple ecosystem of apps, entertainment and iCloud. Also, how much are you willing to pay for a slicker and easier-to-use interface? Apple fans will already have made up their mind, as will coders who find Android an easier environment to develop for.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2015
What's the difference between Nexus 5X and 6P?
Source: PC Advisor English
With the Nexus 6P winning every category here, you might think it is clearly the better phone. However, there's a lot to be said for the smaller, lighter design and cheaper price of the Nexus 5X. These phones appeal to two different markets. If you want a good all-rounder that's not too expensive and not too big then go for the Nexus 5X. If you demand ultimate performance and the latest technology then the Nexus 6P is your only choice.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2015
Huawei adds fingerprint scanner and 128GB capacity but drops wireless charging
Source: PC Advisor English
As you can see from our pros and cons list, there's a lot to like about the Nexus 6P from Huawei and Google. Specs remain premium and the design has been made not only more attractive but importantly more manageable. The main downside is the lack of wireless charging but USB Type-C buffers this blow a little.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2015
Nexus 5X
Source: Trusted Reviews English
From what I’ve seen, the Nexus 5X is a worthy upgrade to its predecessor. Featuring an Full HD display, powerful hexa-core processor, upgraded rear-camera and all the perks of Android Marshmallow, the handset reeks of potential.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2015
Google Nexus 5X Review: Hands-on
Source: Recombu English
We’re excited for the return of the Nexus 5 name and the 5X is as good an incarnation as we could have hoped for. It doesn’t pack as premium a design or hardware as its launch partner, but it’s still wholly equipped to deal with the average user’s needs; from gaming, to photography, productivity and more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2015
Nexus 5X: A return to affordable form?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nexus 5X is a welcome update to the Nexus 5, but it doesn't feel quite as premium in the hand as its forebear. It offers good specs, even if its not the latest and greatest in all areas. Of course there's a lot that we still need to look out - battery life over time, camera performance and so on - but for those waiting for a Nexus 5 replacement, you now have it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2015
Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
This year we get double the Nexus phone action - the 5.2" Nexus 5X and the 5.7" Nexus 6P, brought by LG and Huawei respectively. They come to replace the two-year old Nexus 5 and the fresher Nexus 6. There's a new Android tablet too, but it's not a Nexus! Both Nexus phones solidify Google's ideal for an Android phone even if they don't break new ground. They share an adopted security focus with a fingerprint sensor for Android Pay and Google Play purchase notifications. Also both agree that USB Type-C is the way forward.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2015
Google Nexus 5X
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you're looking for a relatively affordable, unlocked smartphone, with 5"+ screen and Google's latest mobile OS, the Nexus 5X is a great option. It's rare that we're able to offer such steadfast and straightforward buying advice, but this handset truly does tick all of the right boxes in our opinion.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2012

Foreign Reviews

82% Smartes Marshmallow mit Beigeschmack
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 95% performance: 83% features: 82% display: 92% mobility: 67%
LG Nexus 5X (16 GB)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
LG Nexus 5X – Schwächelt das neue Nexus-Smartphone?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2016
90% Nexus 5X
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nexus 5X
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2015
Marshmallow pur
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2015
82% LG Electronics Google Nexus 5X
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
76% Gelungene Neuauflage mit Haken
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
LG Nexus 5X sus Ventajas y Desventajas Expuestas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; decent cameras. Negative: Weak hardware; mediocre design; inflexible fingerprint sensor; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2016


Model: Being one of the first with Google's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, the Nexus 5X is Google's answer to users' need for a smaller, compact smartphone device that does not lack in performance. The Nexus 5X resembles the Nexus 5 from 2013 and is also manufactured by LG. It brings the necessary upgrades, which were lacking in its Nexus 5 predecdessor. One of the obvious improvements are the 12.3 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. Although it may not be the best camera deal available, it provides fast focus and detailed captures, which fairs very close to what Samsung's Galaxy S6 offers.

The fingerprint sensor that comes with this model is also strategically located below the rear camera, allowing a more comfortable and natural hand position to unlock the phone. In addition for a Google Android device, users of Nexus 5 will have the privilege to enjoy the fastest and newest updates for the Android system. However, the Nexus 5 has its fair share of downsides, particularly its less-than-spectacular battery life of just up to a day and its plastic build, which feels cheap and is not justifiable by its price point. Other features of this 5.2 inch, 136 g lightweight model are its Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a fast-charging USB Type-C port.

Qualcomm Adreno 418: Integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 Feature Level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

808 MSM8992:

High-end ARM SoC with 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 418 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.136 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).

83.16%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Google Pixel 3XL
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Google Pixel 3
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Google Pixel XL 2016
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-10-25)