LG Nexus 5X Review: Misses the Mark

By on Email @exolete

The Nexus 5X builds on what the Nexus 5 offers, with similar build, better cameras and updated specs. The Nexus 5 was one of my most favorite smartphones at the time, so the Nexus 5X would have been my de-facto choice given my proclivity to stock Android. But with inconsistent performance, a ridiculous price-tag for a very average built device, software issues like frequent app & camera crashes are something which are making me look towards the other Nexus for 2015. On top of that LG packs a USB Type-C to Type-C cable, instead of a Type-C to normal USB cable, which means even after paying a hefty sum you would have to go out and either get an adapter/cable or install third-party apps to transfer files to your device, a very bad out-of-the-box experience.


LG got quite a lot right with the Nexus 5, and thought of dumping it all for the Nexus 5X. Starting with app-crashes, inconsistent performance and lackluster build, the Nexus 5X simply misses the mark set by its predecessor.


  • Stock Android, Regular Updates
  • Decent Build Quality
  • Excellent Rear Camera
  • Good Display
  • Fast Fingerprint Sensor
  • Good Gaming Performance


  • Overpriced
  • USB Type-C is a Hassle
  • Performance is inconsistent
  • Non-expandable Storage
  • Build/Design Should've been better
  • Camera App crashes a lot

Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
  • Display
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
  • Camera(s)
  • Music & Video Playback
  • Gaming
  • Performance
  • Battery-life
  • Software
  • Total Score
    7.9 10.0
LG Nexus 5X Specs and Photos
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