Google announced a new phone called the Nexus 5X which was manufactured in partnership with LG. It’s got a 5.2″ screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 (AKA full HD).
As far as the camera goes, you are looking at 12.3 megapixel rear-facing camera that is capable of shooting video in 4K at 30 frames per second.
On the front you have a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.
Under the hood you have a 1.8GHz 6-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
I have not played with the Nexus 5X but I am ready to give you my first impressions.
For me, I am a really big fan of the concept of a Nexus device as far as the software goes. It also comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow (the latest version of Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and tablets).
It has a very pure, clean version of Android which is free of any manufacturer made application launchers (e.g. TouchWiz or HTC sense) or Apps that I don’t care about (e.g. Samsung ChatOn and Samsung Hub). This makes the phone run a little bit faster and (in some cases) increases the battery life a little bit.
Of course, the Nexus 5X was made in partnership with LG (who also made the Nexus 5). They are known for making some good phones so only time will tell if the Nexus 5X will live up to the hype.
This is all well and good but for me the real deal breaker is the fact that it has no Micro SD card slot. I really like the ability to have a separate storage area for all of my music and any pictures that I take with the camera. If you are happy to do without the Micro SD card slot then this should not be a problem.
Speaking of the camera, the Nexus 5 is known to have a fairly decent camera. So it will be interesting to see what the Nexus 5X will bring to the table in terms of the pictures that it can produce.
You can pre-order your Nexus 5X for £339 for 16GB of on-board storage or £379 for 32GB right now. At the time of the Nexus 5X is slated to release later this month. Better still, if you choose to pre-order or buy from the Google Store website, then you will get the unlocked version (meaning that you can use it on the mobile phone network/carrier of your choice).
Would you buy a Nexus 5x? Let me know.