The Nexus 5X Proves That Smaller Android Phones Can Still Hold Flagship Appeal
The Nexus 5X couldn't come at a better time for Nexus 5 lovers. Not only do they get to keep their 5.2-inch form factor, they get to do so in a package that showcases the latest improvements to the Nexus line-up.
Although they're made by two different manufacturers, the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P are very much two peas in a pod. They both have many of the same design aesthetics, featuring black edges, a center-mounted fingerprint sensor, and matching Nexus logos.
However, in many respects the Nexus 5X is just a tad bit inferior to the Nexus 6P. Where the 6P has the Snapdragon 810 System-on-a-Chip and 3 GB of RAM, the 5X has the Snapdragon 808 SoC and 2 GB of RAM. It also has a plastic back instead of the more attractive metal of the Nexus 6P. However, it does have the awesome new USB-C connector which, like Apple's Lightning connector, is reversible.
However, all these features come much cheaper than the Nexus 6P, with the Nexus 5X starting at only $379. You can pre-order the Nexus 5X now through the Google Play Store, and units will begin shipping late October.