Google’s aging Nexus 5 was in dire need of an overhaul. Finally after two years, Google has upgraded its probably the best and the most selling Nexus phone ever. Nexus 5 has just made a comeback as Nexus 5X.
The new package has a lot going for it. The first key upgrade is obviously the processor which is now Snapdragon 808, hexa-core processor. Google has kept the RAM size same previous iteration, 2GB of it. The screen has been slightly increased to 5.2 inch but retains the FullHD (1080p) resolution.
However, it shares few traits with its bigger sibling Nexus 6P. Both the phones have the same 12.3MP camera, fingerprint scanner which Googles Nexus Imprint and USB Type C. The camera hump is also common between both of them.
The disappointing thing about new Nexus 5X is it still comes in 16GB and 32GB variants. There isn’t microSD slot which always has been the case. Google should have made 32GB the base variant with 64GB for those who need more.
Nexus 5X is, of course, cheaper than the Nexus 6P. You can get it for ‘easy-on-pocket’ $379, which if you ask me, is too much for what it offers. OnePlus 2 with the somewhat same specs of Nexus 6P costs $389 for 4GB/64GB variant. Now you decide.