News by Micah Bartos on Tuesday November 03, 2015.
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While the Huawei made Nexus 6P is facing a back log and shipments are back to mid-December, the LG built Nexus 5X is likely to be more available. That handset has now had its Europe release announced and will be landing on the Old Continent on November 9 and pre-orders are open now if you are interested in this solid mid-ranger.The Nexus 5X, with all its stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodness is now available in the Google Play Store in European nations. Unfortunately some of the freebies shipped with the U.S. version are not present here, such as $50 Google Play Store credit, or the 90-day free Play Store Music subscription. It is also being reported that a conversion of currency from dollar to Euro sees European consumers paying $149 more for the 16GB Nexus 5X and $154 more for the 32GB variant.
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.