NOTE:UPDATED REVIEW BELOWSpecs don't say the whole story and I am not a Nexus Fanboy..lol
I Pre-Ordered it on 18th and got it last hour.Well its too early to put on a review,but still can't wait to give you guys my initial experience with it.
-First of all the design is really classy.Its not that attractive,though its decent and the build quality is superb.The poly carbonate back cover feels really comfortable in hands.Its matte finish. -Its very light weight -The display also is vibrant and surely you won't notice any pixelation.The 1080p display on it is by far the best i have seen. -It comes with 6.0 MARSHMALLOW loaded and its really fluid and responsive.also the multitasking is good. -Camera sensor is pretty good as of some quick pics i took.And the UI is the basic one which i don't prefer.Will download some other app and let you guys know about the quality. -Finger print works flawlessly as usual as i have seen in oneplus 2. -wait for more will, update it tomorrow.
Initial experience is very much satisfying.Do note that the USB cable you getting is USB type C on both ends .Do forget to buy a USB type c adapter or cable. Also the charger you get with this is usb type C.So as of now you can't charge any other device except NEXUS 5X.
I have been using this device for sometime now and i am pretty much ready to give my full review.Before proceeding be-aware that i am not a nexus fan boy,nor hater But i loved NEXUS 5.And all the opinions written are solely my own,and not because of any fascination towards the brand,seller etc. Please read the whole review to know if it's made for you.
DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY ------------------------------------- The Nexus 5x doesn't look that appealing in terms of design.Its completely made of plastic and its very lightweight.The overall build quality is very good.It feels very comfortable on single handed use. The buttons on the side are also plastic ,but they are not that clicky as you wouldn't notice if you pressed it.Though that isn't a bad thing indeed. The front glass is only Gorilla Glass 3 and not Gorilla Glass 4.Nevertheless it's enough for basic protection against scratches and all. The plastic at the back is matte finished which helps it stay fingerprint free.
Display Quality -------------------
The 1080p Full HD DISPLAY with a pixel density of 423ppi looks really sharp for a 5.2 inch device.The color output is very natural.But it may look a bit duller compared to other over-saturated displays. Due to high pixel density there is no pixelation. If we compare it to the Nexus 5 then 5x is surely better in terms of display quality. The sunlight readability is good but even at highest brightness the screen isn't that bright compared to other flagships. The viewing angle is really great as the display is clearly visible from wide angles.
Software and UI -------------------- And that's one of the major selling point of every nexus device.As they are the first Devices to get the latest android updates.Also its the Stock OS without any bloatware like other manufactures inject on their devices.Its the only way to get the Most pure and clean Android OS. Sames the case with Nexus 5X ,It comes pre-loaded with the latest Android OS.The Overall UI experience is very fluid and intern satisfying. The opening and closing of apps is really fast and the touch also is very responsive. But still the Marshmallow still needs lot of bug and performance fixes. This time the app permission function has improved a lot.As you can chose what all features of a phone are accessible by an app.It helps prevent data theft and other stuff that no one wants.
Performance ----------------- It has the snapdragon 808 chipset with a Quad-core 1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 and an Adreno 430 GPU which is a cooler and lower version of snapdragon 810. Its also coupled with 2GB of RAM which may not sound that interesting.Atleast according to todays standards.As even some cheaper devices have more RAM.But believe me, In real life usage you may not notice any lag at all.Rather its very smooth and fast in terms of Apps and gaming performance. The gaming Performance is pretty awesome,It can run almost every android games with ease.And that said ,experience with some high end games like Modern Combat,GT Racing etc was very loving. Also this processor doesn't have any heating issues like the 810.So, no need to worry about that.In my 1 week usage, i haven't noticed any heating at all,which can be marked as annoying. Benchmarks SCORES PCMARK:4463 ANTUTU:49768
FINGERPRINT SENSOR ------------------------------
FAST, ACCURATE AND VERY RESPONSIVE. As of my usage, i would give it a 100% accuracy rate.Best in class for sure.
Battery life is one of the major thing i look into a mobile.A good battery life is a must for me and so for others,Except people who love wall hugging. lol The Nexus 5X offers no removable battery nor SD slot for expandable storage. It comes with a 2,700 mAh Battery, which is may not be good on paper. I am a very heavy mobile user,i use it for almost everything.Starting from basic calling to running my developer apps.I keep my wifi ON whole day while at home or data while outside, two email accounts syncing always,Backup,almost all social networking apps,photos, occasional gaming,YouTube, and etc. I Got an average battery backup of 8 hours with some juice remaining each day.Also the quick charging really saves my time.80% in one hour.Awesome!! Its surely one of the best battery life i got from such a powerful device.
The 12.3 mp camera is capable of taking some quick and good quality images.They are sharp,excelling details,Right amount of saturation,pretty good dynamic range and the overall camera experience is very loving,Because it has a laser auto focus it can focus very quickly and take pictures real quick. The low light shots also came out real good compared to some others though it isn't that perfect too.The colors look very natural. Its also capable of taking 4k videos with some limitation same as OnePlus Two.The video sample look really sharp and very smooth indeed.But i do not have optical image stabilization which again is something i expected it to have. The 128fps slow motion videos turned out to be very smooth and i totally loved it than any other device i have used.
Overall i would say it's not the best camera currently.Though you wouldn't be disappointed if camera is a major thing for your smartphone need.
That said, it was the end of my In-depth full review of Nexus 5x.I know that it's not priced that affordable for a midranger.And that's the reason why most people and nexus fanboys are lil disappointed. But Nevertheless it's a great device .for almost everything you would need from a smartphones.
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