Google Fi will replace bricked Nexus 5X with Moto X4

Enrique, 22 January 2018

Some phones age more gracefully than the Nexus 5X. Later in its lifecycle, reports of Nexus 5X devices getting stuck in bootloops began to flood support forums. Many folks with bootlooping LG’s last Nexus phone had to get them replaced or refunded.

The Nexus 5X’s hardware has been well discontinued and refurbished Nexus 5X units are running out. As a result, Project Fi has started offering the Moto X4 as the Nexus 5X’s replacement under Project Fi’s Device Protection.

If you’re covered under Project Fi and your Nexus 5X fails, you can pay a $69 deductible and receive a new Moto X4 as a replacement. The Moto X4 is a great replacement for the Nexus 5X. It has an identical screen (5.2” 1080p) and it runs a Snapdragon 630 CPU, one that is much more efficient than the 5X’s Snapdragon 808 so battery life will definitely be better.

There is also a third more RAM and storage is expandable via microSD card. You’d also enjoy the Moto X4’s superior glass and metal build as well as some dual camera features. Software will be very similar since Project Fi has the Android One version with pure stock Android.

As Android Police reported, Project Fi’s $5 per month protection plan had customers with faulty phones choose from either a $100 Google Store credit or a $53 check – both of which were pathetic considering the customer was left with a fraction of the cost of a new phone.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 12 Mar 2019
  • 4D9

the moto X4 is just as broken and terrible

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  • 25 Jan 2018
  • Lfw

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