Unboxing and first impressions of Google’s Nexus 5X


Following the success of the Nexus 5 a couple of years ago (and forgetting the monstority that is the Nexus 6). Google released the Nexus 5X, made by LG (like the Nexus 5). The Nexus 5X took a lot of inspiration from its predecessor: Nexus 5. And as a huge fan of the Nexus 5, I took it for a spin.

Here is my unboxing and first impressions with Google’s Nexus 5X…

The Nexus 5X is a…

  • 5.2 inch HD display (1080×1920 res.)
  • a Qualcomm SnapDragon 808 CPU (Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57)
  • Adreno 418 graphics card
  • 2GB RAM with either 16Gb or 32GB storage
  • 12MP main camera that records 4K video [email protected] (with laser focus)
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • USB Type-C connector with fast charging
  • fingerprint scanner
  • a 2700mAh battery
  • weighs 136g and 7.9mm thick

My first impression of the Nexus 5X was the polycarbonate unibody of the device, reminiscent of the Nexus 5 and a lot like the Lumia 950. It doesn’t have a physical camera button though and the buttons it does have (power and volume rockers) seem to be made from plastic too. I do love that the speakers are located at the front bezels

It’s fingerprint scanner is conveniently located just below the camera hump, where your index finger on either hand can reach comfortably.

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Of course, we will have a full review of the Nexus 5X coming soon, so stay locked in to onetechstop.net for that.