2 years after the popular Nexus 5 was launched, its successor i.e. Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P are unveiled by Google as planned on September 29 event. LG has also introduced Nexus 5X, that has the original design but upgraded hardware. This handset runs on the newest version of Operating system of Google i.e. Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Before knowing some interesting details, let us have a look at its specifications:
- 2 IPS LCD
- 1080×1920 pixel resolution
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 2GB RAM
- 3MP camera with 5MP front camera
- Internal storage of 16GB and 32GB
- 2700mAh batter
Apart from these generic specs, some interesting features of Nexus 5X are one tap fingerprint scanner, 2 front facing speakers and USB Type C port for charging. However, some features that are missing out are no OIS or Optical Image Stabilization, no wireless charging and no MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
Traditionally, Nexus phones are smooth running and fast but they haven’t excelled much when we talk about camera performance. Since camera is now becoming an important deciding factor while buying smartphones, Google has improved camera performance on Nexus 5X.
The phone sports a 12.3mp camera with 5mp front camera for video chats and selfies. Some new features have also been introduced by Google to the camera such as slow motion video recording at 120fpx and burst shot mode through which fun GIFs can be created. For quick starting the camera, one can double tap the home button.
One Tap fingerprint scanner
This is the 1st time that we have native fingerprint API in Android with Nexus Imprint. This is in contrast with majority of fingerprint solutions wherein the screen has to be unlocked first and then the phone. With Nexus Imprint, the screen unlocking is bypassed and the device can be unlocked directly with single tap on fingerprint reader.
This scanner is quite fast and the fingerprint can be scanned much faster as compared to the existing solutions.
Nexus 5X can be purchased right away on the Google Store. The price for 16GB model is $379 and for the 32GB model is $429. Unlocked phone is available and it would be supportive of 4G LTE bands for major carriers.