So the Nexus 5X specs aren’t a huge improvement over what we saw a few years ago. But that was never really the point anyway, was it? Instead of the latest and greatest, the Nexus 5X is meant to provide buyers with solid hardware and a smooth software experience—all at an affordable price.
Despite the minor jump in specs (can we just get over it?), the Nexus 5X has improved in other ways. For one, a fingerprint sensor has been included, and the camera is supposedly much, much better. The fingerprint sensor will, of course, take advantage of Android Pay and make for a much more convenient experience. If you haven’t used a device with a fingerprint sensor yet, you’ll find it difficult to go back. Our only reservation is the placement on the back.
If you own a Nexus 5 already, the inevitable question about whether you should upgrade or not will arise. To that we say: your call. There seems to be enough here warranting an upgrade despite the small jump in specs, and the price is still affordable. Check out the table below to see how the old stacks up against the new.
Nexus 5X Gallery
Nexus 5 Gallery
|LG - Nexus 5X||LG - Nexus 5|
|Display Size||5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)||4.95-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (445 ppi)|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (at launch)||Android 4.4 (at launch)|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP||8MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||1.3MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||147 mm (5.79 inches)||137.84 mm (5.43 inches)|
|Width||72.6 mm (2.86 inches)||69.17 mm (2.72 inches)|
|Depth||7.9 mm (0.31 inches)||8.59 mm (0.34 inches)|
|Weight||136 g (4.80 oz)||130 g (4.59 oz)|
|Colors||Carbon, Ice, Quartz||Black, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||