The Nexus 5X is one of the two new models that Google released with its latest operating system, called Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
This new 5.2-inch smartphone is made by LG and the larger 5.7-inch version is made by Huawei. Even if these two models are built by two different companies, they are part of Google’s smartphone program, meaning that they were constructed to provide a pure Android experience. Yes, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be the first models to get a new software update.
Some of the few hardware highlights that this phone has to offer are a fingerprint sensor located on the back, an improved 12.3-megapixel rear camera that shots 4K and a new USB-C charging port, which is meant for faster charging.
Google has declared that its new 12.3-megapixel camera uses a Sony sensor that can collect more light than the 1.22-micro pixels of the iPhone 6S Plus. As for the fingerprint sensor system, called Nexus Imprint, the company claims that it will recognize the user’s touch in approximately 600 milliseconds. However, probably the main reason why customers will buy the new Nexus 5X, is for the opportunity to try out the new operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Running the new operating system means that this phone will come with some new anticipated features, including some tools to help the phone’s battery. Android 6.0’s Doze features can detect when the user will leave his device unattended, so it can automatically flip some apps into standby mode, to save battery life.
The price of this new device will start at 379 dollars for a 16GB of internal storage and a 2,700mAH battery, plus a 1,080p screen. Compared with the larger version, Nexus 6P, this phone is lighter and thinner and feels pretty comfortable in hand.
Moreover, this phone has an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter plus dual stereo speakers. Under the hood, users will find a 1.8GHz six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, accompanied by 2GB of memory. However, both phones will now come with expandable microSD storage, wireless charging, optical image stabilization and removable batteries.
As for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, users will have the opportunity to try out improved notifications, faster scrolling through the app drawer, an indicator that will show users how long will take to charge, faster reactions to voice commands and faster search.