Google Nexus 5X Release date, Specs, Features, News & Reviews

Nexus 5x

The LG-made Nexus 5X is Google’s spiritual successor to the original Nexus 5. It is also the cheaper of the two Nexus handsets unveiled by Google in 2015.

To achieve its price tag of $379, the Nexus 5X features a plastic body with a 5.2-inch 1080p display. It also features a modest Snapdragon 808 chipset, 2GB RAM, and 16/32GB storage space. Thankfully, the device shares the same rear camera setup as the Nexus 6P, which means that we get a 12.3MP Sony sensor with F/2.0 aperture and 1.55um pixel size, along with a LaserAF sensor and a dual-LED CRI flash.

The handset is powered by a 2,700mAh battery that should be enough to power the device through a day of heavy usage thanks to the new power saving optimisations in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

On the connectivity front, the Nexus 5X features LTE Cat. 6 connectivity, NFC, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, and a USB Type-C port.

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Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P To Get ‘Swipe For Notifications’ Fingerprint Gesture With Android 7.1.2

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P To Get ‘Swipe For Notifications’ Fingerprint Gesture With Android 7.1.2

When it was discovered that the Pixel and Pixel XL use the same fingerprint sensor as the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, owners of the last Nexus handsets from Google demanded that the company add the handy ‘Swipe for notifications’ fingerprint gesture found on the Pixels to the 6P and 5X.

How to Install Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C

How to Install Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C

Earlier today, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android 7.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C. The latest version of Nougat comes with a bunch of minor new features like support for circular icons, app shortcuts, bug fixes, new API levels, and more.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview for Nexus Devices and Pixel C Coming before the End of This Year

Android 7.1 Developer Preview for Nexus Devices and Pixel C Coming before the End of This Year

Earlier today, Google unveiled Pixel and Pixel XL, its first in-house developed smartphones. Running Android 7.1 Nougat, Pixel and Pixel XL come with many new features including Google Assistant. With the devices already going on pre-order, there is only one question in the mind of every current Nexus owner: when will the Android 7.1 update come for my device?

How to Sideload Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update on Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9

How to Sideload Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update on Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9

Last night, Google started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for all compatible Nexus devices. The company is yet to release the factory images of Nougat for its Nexus devices, so right now, the best way for you to get the update on your device is to sideload the OTA update manually.

PSA: 32GB Nexus 5X on Sale for $234.99 Until July 17

PSA: 32GB Nexus 5X on Sale for $234.99 Until July 17

LG’s Nexus 5X has always had a cheaper price tag when compared to its larger brethren, the Nexus 6P, but for anyone who’s been waiting to see a better deal, Newegg might have you covered.

Google’s Support Site Lists End of Guaranteed Update Timeframe for Nexus Devices

Google’s Support Site Lists End of Guaranteed Update Timeframe for Nexus Devices

Google has listed the exact dates until which it will be providing guaranteed software updates for its Nexus devices. It is already widely known that Google provides its Nexus devices with software updates for at least 2 years from their availability, with security updates being available for 3 years from availability or 18 months after the device is stopped selling on the Google Store, whichever is longer.

Deal Alert: Unlocked Google Nexus 5X at $269

Deal Alert: Unlocked Google Nexus 5X at $269

For those who aren’t familiar with the site Daily Deals, they should be. This website offers some of the best discounts on mobile devices, and currently it is offering the black colour variant of the LG Google Nexus 5X at an incredibly low price of $269.

The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

With thousands (literally, if you include storage, finish and market variants) of smartphones running Android right now, picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But we sorted through and went ahead anyway. By the way, absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and I don’t apologise for only picking smartphones here that I can personally vouch for in one way or another.

Android N’s Seamless Update Feature Will Not Be Available on Existing Nexus Devices

Android N’s Seamless Update Feature Will Not Be Available on Existing Nexus Devices

Google executives have confirmed to Android Police that the seamless update feature in Android N will not be making its way to current Nexus devices. The feature has been borrowed by Google from Chrome OS and removes the hassle of installing any system updates manually, as the OS itself downloads the update in the background and applies it in the next time the device is restarted or powered on.

Google Discounts Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X by $50 on Google Store until May 6

Google Discounts Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X by $50 on Google Store until May 6

Unfazed by the launch of the new flagships like the Galaxy S7 edge, HTC 10 and the LG G5, and still planning on buying a Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X? Well, the good news is that you can snag the phones at a $50 discount through the Google Store.