People love the Nexus 5. In fact, after its successor came out, people still lovingly talked about the LG-made phone. But Google dashed our dreams when it finally discontinued the device for good, closing what was a unique chapter in Nexus history. Now here we are, staring the device’s spiritual successor in the face, and it’s a glorious sight to behold.
The Nexus 5 was by no means the perfect phone. But its blandness was somehow charming; the size was perfect, it ran smoothly, and it did everything you asked of it. The Nexus 5X is everything the Nexus 5 was, but better. Better specs, better camera, better design. And now there’s a fingerprint sensor on back to take advantage of Android Pay.
If you don’t care about having the latest and greatest, and want something affordable, the Nexus 5X is the device for you. At just $379 off-contract, buyers get a device with a 5.2-inch Full HD screen, Snapdragon 808 processor, 2700mAh battery, Android 6.0, 12.3-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, 2GB of RAM and fast-charging support.
All things considered, those aren’t bad specs, particularly if you’re not after the super phone from the future. The Nexus 5X is all about balancing performance and experience, and if it’s anything like the Nexus 5, Google’s new affordable flagship is going to be a hit. It’s going to be tough choosing between this and the Nexus 5X, but if you’re feeling nostalgic for the Nexus 5, this might be the perfect device for you.
We already got a brief hands-on with the device at Google’s event last month, but now that it’s here in the office, we did the customary unboxing. We’ll have much more coverage of the Nexus 5X in the near future, so check back soon.