Nexus 5X Overview Updated December 31, 2017

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June 2016 - December 2017

On the front is a 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen with a pixel density of 423.64. It’s an LCD panel, suggesting that it may not be quite as vibrant as the AMOLED QHD panel on the Nexus 6P. Saying that, it should be plenty sharp enough with accurate colors and crisp whites. Inside is the same hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor found in the Moto X Style/Play and the LG G4, clocked at 2GHz and coupled with 2GB RAM. There’s also a 2,700mAh battery to keep the phone going for a full work day.

Like the Huawei Nexus’ camera, the LG phone is equipped with a 12.3MP f/2.0 Sony sensor capable of 4K video capture and paired with a dual LED flash and IR autofocus system. It sits inside a slightly protruding circular hump on the back, just above the fingerprint sensor. Continuing the branding trend of last year’s Nexus phones, the Nexus logo is prominently placed on the back with the manufacturer logo taking up a much smaller space near the bottom edge.

Nexus 5X Stories December 31, 2017

One of the most essential features for most smartphone owners is the camera. Because of this, Google focused on image quality when it launched the Pixel 2 and introduced new features such as portrait mode. But while the search giant’s latest and greatest got new features, the original Pixel and the last Nexus devices were left in the dust.

Thanks to the developer behind Camera NX, PixelPixel XLNexus 6P, and Nexus 5X owners can now enjoy taking portrait mode photos by merely sideloading an APK…

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Nexus 5X Stories September 25, 2017

Google is extending security updates for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X by two months

Even though both phones have had trouble with age, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have been solid devices, and they’re still going to be supported for a couple more months with major software updates. However, both phones are going to be getting security updates for another year, and Google has just randomly extended that…

Nexus 5X Stories April 14, 2017

Android 7.1.2 finally finished its rollout to Google’s collection of Android smartphones this past week, but according to many users on Google’s support forums, it broke a crucial function for many — the fingerprint sensor…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google and LG’s Nexus 5X was never meant to be the best Android device on the market when it launched in 2015, but it accomplished its goal of being a spiritual successor to the popular Nexus 5. However, it wasn’t without shortcomings. Most were easy to look past, but LG’s decision to limit RAM to just 2GB was certainly odd, and annoying to say the least. Now, though, a Nexus 5X user has upgraded that to 4GB, and everything still works on his phone…

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Nexus 5X Stories February 1, 2017

Announced on Monday, the Android 7.1.2 OTA is now rolling out to the Google Pixel and Nexus 5X. On the latest developer preview, the latter device is receiving a much requested feature: a swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to reveal notifications…

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Nexus 5X Stories December 19, 2016

Nexus 5X, 6P devices on Android Beta Program now receiving OTA for final 7.1.1 release

While Android 7.1.1 began rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices at the beginning of the month, users on the Android Beta Program have still been waiting for the final release. After a two week delay, the update is beginning to rollout to the Nexus 5X and 6P.

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