LG Nexus 5X review: Settling down

16 November, 2015
Some think that it's time for Google to start making its own hardware, the closest we have today is the Nexus series. The Nexus 5X, co-designed by Google and LG, is the mid-range offering and a respite from the 6" Nexus last year, leaving its sibling to fill the premium, large-screen role.

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  • Anonymous

I'm still using this phone after year and a half with no issues whatsoever. I never let it get too hot, because I don't play video games and don't watch movies on it the battery holds up for longer than 2 days, it feels as fast as day 1, I really don't have any complaints and I'll probably will keep using it for a couple more years till I have to change the battery

  • Anonymous

Hasn't stood the test of time. First one died after 11 months of use, bootloop issue (replaced via warranty). Second one died after 11 months of use, same issue. Was eventually able to get the mainboard replaced because LG had extended the warranty due to the bootloop lawsuit. Then the fingerprint sensor died (which I replaced on my own). Then the earphone speaker died (which I also replaced on my own). Then the video rendering started glitching with a permanent 1px wide line down my display. At that point I gave up and got a new phone. $450+ USD was way too much to pay for less than 3 years of unreliable use.

  • Ronnoeforu

Anonymous, 06 Feb 2017Within 13 months mobile mother board becomes faulty. New board c... moreI have purchased my phone on Dec 22nd 2015; the board got problem on 30 the 2016 . when I went to the customer care they told me out of warranty and have to pay rupees 10000. That time I have not purchased the board; two days back I went and see the server center and shockingly find out they had extended the warranty by 6 months again I lost the chance. They haven't informed me about the offer and now they are telling me the board is short in number and I have to buy it immediately. :-(

  • Udit

Good phone. Got Android O update in my Nexus 5x.

  • AnonD-645845

Anyone updated to Android 7.1.1 March 2017 patch? How was it?

  • Anonymous

Within 13 months mobile mother board becomes faulty. New board cost is another 10000. Not worth buying

  • Kappa

I really like this phone, still worth buying in 2017? Thanks

  • Amy

I have been using nexus 5x for about 6-7 months,and i find the best smartphone among all.the display is quite good and sharp,batyer is decent,performance is best,though speakers are not so good.
No heating problems and no lagging issues.
After android 7.0 nougat update,the battery life has also increased with the doze feature.
The phone feels very good in hand with black matye finish and is very light weight as well,136 gms only.
Nexus 5x is the best Android smartphone then any other.

  • Anonymous

moi, 20 Aug 2016whats the battery backup?Battery backup is decent after android 7.0 update.

  • moi

Jabbawokiz, 06 Mar 2016Speaker and battery life sucks.., Everything else is outstanding...whats the battery backup?

  • moi

Jabbawokiz, 06 Mar 2016Speaker and battery life sucks.., Everything else is outstanding...whats the battery backup?

  • AnonD-550006

Assassin , 14 Mar 2016I bought n5x yesterday .the area around the camera and the finge... more1.maybe you have bad signal to confirm try in airplane mode.
2.if the phone getting hot after heavy use its the sd 808 issue and u can root you phone and install thermal engine form the xda site
3.don't charge the phone while using it again the 808cpu getting hot after such behavior best to charge phone offline

  • Dom

Anonymous, 30 Nov 2015I don't get it why this is called a "mid-range" "lower end SOC" ... moreBecause the LG G4 IS a mid range phone, priced like a flagship one (at launch).

  • Dom

AnonD-388500, 28 Apr 2016Hi there For those of you that have experience with both the... moreI had both. The LG G4 can produce excellent photos in MANUAL MODE, otherwise the Auto Mode tends to overexpose. The 5x is a great all-rounder especially with HDR+ mode on, however the stock camera app has no manual controls at all. You can download apps for manual controls for the 5x, but EV controls won't work, and the shutter speed only goes up to 1/5 of a second at its minimum.

Unfortunately my LG G4 died of bootloop. It's a known issue.

  • AnonD-388500

jaguar, 02 May 2016G4 camera is the best one yetThank you!

  • jaguar

AnonD-388500, 28 Apr 2016Hi there For those of you that have experience with both the... moreG4 camera is the best one yet

  • AnonD-388500

Hi there

For those of you that have experience with both the Nexus 5X and LG G4, please inform me on the camera quality between the two.

I currently have a G4 and I hate the LG UI. Is the Nexus 5X on par with the G4 in the camera department or does it fall behind?

I look forward to your response!

Warm regards

  • Assassin

I bought n5x yesterday .the area around the camera and the fingerprint sensor is getting hotter and hotter.
And the heat is transferring to the screen
My fingers sensing lot of heat
I dont know why I just replaced nx5x. The previous mobile also having the same problem

Why in the world it's getting hotter
Can any one give me reason.

  • Jabbawokiz

Speaker and battery life sucks.., Everything else is outstanding...

  • Sammy

Sound quality from the 5X speaker is horrible. Worst I've ever heard. Otherwise it's a fantastic phone.