Google Nexus 5X comes with certain features that are so good that you may confuse it with high-end smartphones. The Nexus 5X is however not made to compete in the high-end market where the Nexus 6 model is already in the run. But standing in the mid-range the LG made Nexus 5X can claim its name among the best.
Like most of the mid-range smartphones, there are certain shortcomings on the Nexus 5X but these shortcomings don’t count when it comes to its core features. On the weaker side, the Nexus 5X features average battery, no premium materials and also no microSD card. But things are balanced well when we go to its key features, which place it among the best mid-range smartphones.
Under the hood the Nexus 5X contains the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with 2GB RAM which gives you a smooth performance against the key devices in mid-range market. Among the high-end devices you will find a slight bump over the chipset and RAM but for mid-range devices it gives the best performance.
The display of Nexus 5X is quite sharp with 5.2-inch IPS panel and resolution of 1080x1920pixels. Though it stands a little behind the QHD resolution but you will hardly notice any differences while using the device. The Nexus 5X comes with Android Marshmallow out of box with update guarantee for over two years.
The fingerprint scanner and camera on the Nexus 5X are found on the high-end models like the Nexus 6P. The rear camera on the Nexus 5X is 12.3megapixel Sony IMX377 with features like laser autofocus, 4K video recording.
The Nexus 5X comes with 2700 mAh non-removable battery which is not outstanding but the device has a remedy for it. With the USB Type-C the Nexus 5X carries one of the fastest charging batteries that can be fully charged in just one and half hour.
At the end, Google has adjusted Nexus 5X’s prices well to fit it perfectly in the mid-range. At launch it was priced at $379 for 16 GB and $429 for 32 GB but since January it is selling for $299 and $349 respectively.