The 5X which is retailed for $379 can be used with a single hand, while the other Google flagship model resembles more a phablet and requires two hands to operate.
Nevertheless, when it comes to looks there aren’t many similarities between Nexus 5X and its predecessor Nexus 5. The new Nexus is bigger than Apple’s iPhone, but slightly lighter (4.8 ounches versus Apple’s 5.04 ounches).
It is really hard to take the 5x for Nexus 6P because while the latter is metallic the former is made of plastic. Plus, LG removed the soft touch base from its previous version and with it the feeling of being expensive.
Nexus 5X’s camera is located on the back of the phone just above the fingerprint scanner. Unlike 6P, Nexus 5X redesigned the power and volume buttons in order not to take one for another. The spacing between the buttons is large enough to prevent you from pressing the power button when you were just looking for volume button.
While some people have a preference for larger phones that resemble tablets, Nexus 5X is on the taste of people who prefer smaller handsets. And 5X is very versatile in crowded areas such as public transportation. Plus you don’t need to strain your thumbs to reach for a button.
Through the Nexus Imprint you can register up to five different fingerprints, while the scanner is operating quick and has low error rate. Nevertheless, you may find it hard to get used to the scanner on the back of the phone since many users reported that at first they took their camera lens for the fingerprint scanner.
The LCD screen is 5.2 inch with a 443 ppi density. Sunlight doesn’t blur the display, but the colors are not as saturated as they are on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or 6P’s AMOLED screens. Additionally, because it lacks AMOLED, the 5X won’t benefit from the technology when it comes to battery life. On LCD panels every pixel needs to be lit up.
Nexus 5X is compatible with GSM/EDGE, LTA, CDMA, and UMTS/WCDMA bands. T-Mobile’s Band 12 is not available but the company promised that it would soon be. The phone was tested with an AT&T SIM and scored high on connectivity. The signal was strong in Jersey City and Manhattan, while the handset benefited from excellent noise cancellation due to the use of three microphones.
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