News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 29, 2015.
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Two years since LG departed the Nexus scene with the Nexus 5, the South Korean company is back in the fold with the Nexus 5X. The handset was launched today by Google today and while it is easy to think of the 5X as a mere updated version of the Nexus 5, it is so much more. It brings a 2013 handset and brings it fully into 2015 and offers a compelling and affordable package along the way.Indeed, the Nexus 5X is such a potent all-round device that it provides a compelling alternative to the more expensive and bigger Nexus 6P from Huawei. Of course, the 6P is a full on flagship and shapes up pretty spectacularly itself, but nevertheless there is a lot to like about the Nexus 5X. Aesthetically the Nexus 5X is not a huge departure from the original LG Nexus from two years ago, although it has been modernized and looks good. Like all Nexus smartphone, the 5X is not going to push the sexiest devices in its price class, but it is a solid looking smartphone regardless. The specs are where LG and Google have made the most improvements, and in that regard the Nexus 5X is mostly a brand new handset. It gets a 5.1-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD 1080p resolution, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, the same chipset used in LG?s 4G flagship. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, the same 12.3 megapixel snapper found on the Nexus 6P, a 5 megapixel front facing lens, a 2700mAh juicer, and 16GB or 32GB storage options. Some other specs include a front facing speaker, a one tap fingerprint scanner on the rear, and USB Type-C compatibility. The Nexus 5X is available right now from the Google Play Store and it's affordable at $379 for the base 16GB model and $429 for the 32GB model. Those are both good prices that make this a viable competitor for the OnePlus 2 and Motorola Moto X Play.
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