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Nexus 5X FAQ, Pros, Cons, User Queries, Answers

The latest Nexus smartphone in the market is made ​​by LG in collaboration with Google. The name is hardly surprising: Nexus 5X. Google has launched the much awaited Nexus 5X in India along with the Nexus 6P. This Nexus comes with plenty of changes over its predecessor, which includes all new camera, fingerprint senor, design, and an all new chipset.


Our Full Coverage on Nexus 5X

Nexus 5X Pros

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Light and Handy
  • Powerful processor
  • Good camera

Nexus 5X Cons

  • No microSD expansion slot
  • No Optical Image Stabilization
  • No Wireless Charging

Nexus 5X Quick Specifications

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Nexus 5X Hands On Review [Video]

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Nexus 5X measures less than the previous year’s Nexus 6 and can be easily used with one hand. It is lightweight with just 136g of bulk and 7,9mm thickness. It is backed by velvet polycarbonate that comes in matte finish colours, mostly like the LG Nexus 5. The built quality is decent and feels pleasant to touch but it is a fingerprint magnet for sure. The soft texture on the body gives it a good grip but the bezels should have been thinner.

Question- Does the Nexus 5X Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- No, it supports only single Nano-SIM.

Question- Does the Nexus 5X Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- No, the Nexus 5X does not have a microSD expansion slot.

Question- Does Nexus 5X Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the Nexus 5X is protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

Question- How is the Display of The Nexus 5X?

Answer- The 5.2 inch IPS LCD display delivers pixel density of 423ppi. The display seemed very good, it is bright, sharp and vivid, still pleasant to eyes. The color rendition looked much alike the Nexus 5 which goes in favor of Nexus 5X. The viewing angles are also great; a good display is always expected as LG is more than capable when it comes to display technology.

Question- Does Nexus 5X Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it has adaptive brightness support.

Question- Are Nexus 5X Capacitive navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- Nexus 5X does not have backlit navigation buttons, in place it has on screen navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, there is a fingerprint sensor residing at the back of this phone. It works great in terms of speed and accuracy.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Nexus 5X?

Answer- Yes, it does support Fast Charging. It can run up to 3.8 hours of use with only 10 minutes of charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer-  10 GB free storage was available in the 16 GB variant.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Nexus 5X?

Answer- There is no SD card option available on this device.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- No bloatware is available on the Nexus 5X.

Question- How Much RAM is free Available on the first Boot?

Answer- 1.4 GB RAM out of 2 GB was available on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- It does have a RGB LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Looks like the new Nexus 5X supports partial USB OTG support. We will soon update you with the confirmed information.

Question- How is The User Interface on The Nexus 5X?

Answer- The Nexus 5X is the first phone to arrive with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Nexus 5X comes with stock Android with quick updates. I suppose this is what most of us generally prefer.

 Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- We tested the device at the hands on event, we were unable to check the loudspeaker output. We assure you to update with this as soon as we receive the device.

Question- How Good is The Camera Quality of The Nexus 5X?

Answer- The camera quality is good if compared to the predecessor, but still we have seen a lot better cameras in this price range. The details were crisp, good colour reproduction but the lack of OIS is something that can result to shaky pictures and video. We shot few shots in the artificial lights, looking at the shots one can say the camera can perform great in natural lighting conditions.

Nexus 5X Camera Samples

Question- Can Nexus 5X Play Full HD 1080p Videos?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Nexus 5X?

Answer- Nexus 5X features a 2700 mAh battery, however we cannot assure of the battery backup until we test it at our base. As claimed by Google, Android Marshmallow comes with some advanced battery saving features that improve the battery efficiency. We can hope a better battery backup compared to the devices running on Lollipop.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Nexus 5X?

Answer– Charcoal Black, Quartz White and Ice Blue colour variants are available.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Nexus 5X?

Answer- It includes Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, ambient light sensor, hall sensor and the most important fingerprint sensor.

Question- How Many Gestures Supported in Nexus 5X?

Answer- We could not locate any gestures in the device.

Question- How Many User Interface Themes Options?

Answer- There is no UI themes options available, only the stock Android wallpapers are available.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- No, it does not support Double Tap to wake Up. It is replaced by the Google’s all new Sensor Hub which allows your phone to record your activities and movements with your screen locked. The phone knows when you hold it up and it will automatically display notifications with white-on-black text consuming lesser power until the screen is unlocked.

Question- SAR Value of Nexus 5X?

Answer- 0.49 W/kg (head) and 0.48 W/kg (body)

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Nexus 5X Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We will update about this after detailed testing of the device.

Question- Can Nexus 5X be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headsets.

Question- Nexus 5X Gaming Performance?

Answer- We have not tried playing games on this device for now, but the configuration looks promising to run heavily loaded games.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.


The new Google Nexus 5X is a likeable upgrade from the predecessor, although it has been almost 2 years since the last release. It is a decent smartphone with an affordable price tag, we can trust the capability of the manufacturers. The phone works good, looks but lacks in some important sectors. However, there are cheaper devices available with similar set of specs, but we’ll spend some time with the phone and will come up with the final conclusion.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.