The new Nexus 5X Google arouses expectations that the device meets certain conditions. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has tried the Android phone even before the launch, showing the advantages and weaknesses.
Test Conclusion: You Need to Know
The Nexus 5X is a brisk smartphone with useful camera. The surface is cleaned pleasant and the operation is simple. In case there are given the price definitely still room for improvement. In the upper class, the Nexus 5X so do not get involved.
His ergosterol the Nexus 5X by LG – as its predecessor, Nexus 5,. It’s in a plastic housing and has a quick inner life and a sharp, 5.2-inch screen. Is the Nexus 5X the smaller alternative to simultaneously featured Nexus 6P?
While Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 each had a certain something in the design and were attractively priced, skin a Nexus 5X not just your socks off. On the back of the Nexus traditionally emblazoned lettering. As a new design element of circular fingerprint sensor comes to the harmoniously into the back and can also be safely blind grope through the slightly protruding bezel. The camera housing bulges slightly outwards.Nevertheless, the 5X is quite stable on the table. The workmanship is fine, the edges are rounded. The display is flat and is surrounded by a slightly protruding frame. This is not particularly chic yet nearly as elegant as the slightly curved 2.5D displays in the smartphone superclass. With the top equipment is not holding the 136-gram Nexus 5X with at least the housing. Who eyed particularly critical, it would situate in the middle class. Apart from the pleasant feel of the plastic back and the successful fingerprint sensor, the Nexus 5X remains somehow pale and functional.
Tempo, operator, processor and memory
With a Snapdragon 808, the 5X receives not the fastest Qualcomm processor, but a good compromise between performance and efficiency. Heat problems as the faster Snapdragon 810 are not known, although the 5X became noticeably warmer during the benchmarks. The 64-core chip clocked at six up to 1.8 gigahertz and has an easy time with Android 6. From House of the included software is pleasantly thin and the service is little riddle. The “pure” Google operating system is also a guarantor of comparatively fleet updates, while Samsung, HTC & Co. still have to adapt their own surfaces. Together with the Andreno-418 graphics processor, the Nexus 5X comes in Quadrant benchmark to almost 20,000 points in An tutu v5.7.1 on more than 50,000 points. That together counted a Galaxy S6 at the appropriate measurements 36,000 and nearly 70,000 points, the good idea hardly detracts. For this, the Nexus 5X with 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM LPDDR3 is equipped and comes as a 16-GB and 32 GB variants on the market. The memory is, as with Nexus devices usual, not expandable. When determining the operating and working speed hardly slower than that: the Nexus 5X (1.65 score) Overall,Nexus 6P (Note 1.62).
5.2-inch full HD display
The LCD screen has a diagonal of 5.2 inches. Thus, the display area is 0.2 inches larger than the Nexus 5 of 2013. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (423 ppi). Full HD ranges in this diagonal all for a seamless image of – unless you use the phone via Cardboard as VR goggles. But then you see even in the high-resolution Galaxy pixels. But Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge not only in the resolution ahead. The contrasts are crisp and the colors more vivid. Still offers the Nexus 5X a good screen.
Whether lurks a weakness in this discipline, only shows the detailed lab test shortly. In practice test the display of the Nexus 5X went anyhow quite fast running out. However, the constant by heating of benchmarks is also a power-hungry business. The battery has a capacity of 2,700 mAh (mAh), surpassing the previous at least 400 mAh. He is not reversible, can not wireless load and also does not have a special turbo boost mode, such as the energy storage of the Motorola Moto X style. Is loaded via the new data and charging port USB Type-C. Beautiful because data so quickly come to mobile phones – stupid, because the plug is not backward compatible and you will probably need a USB adapter, which inexplicably is not in the scope of supply.
Videos in 4K
In unit two cameras are installed: The main lens offers a resolution of 12.3 megapixels, captures video in 4K quality – optionally even slow-motion movies. In Test patzte the position sensor. The videos were when playing on the PC head. So just as with photos is not the turning of videos. That could well create frustration when Daddy has to turn the 4K TVs to 180 degrees …
Camera with H … D … Rrrrrrrrrrzzzzz …
The sensor on the Nexus master camera (Aperture: f / 2.0) has 1.55-micron pixels that are to capture more light due to the larger surface. The resolution is 12.3 megapixels, an IR laser supports the auto focus system. For artificial lighting, a dual LED flash is installed.The new version of Google’s camera app is only available for Marshmallow and scores with faster operation and clearly structured menus. Filtering and effects freaks get nothing and must be retrofitted via Play Store. In practice test images were qualitatively by growing out: Worked the photos at first glance nicely lit and high contrast, there are, on closer inspection noise. A used for comparison drawn Galaxy S6 made even crisper picture with less noise. And: While the HDR images only at Samsung so, you force the Nexus 5X with 6 seconds of waiting time between two HDR photos to downshift a couple of gears (!). Since then we can only hope that the motive in the meantime is not long gone. The front camera (5MP; Aperture: f / 2.0) scored in the practical test quite useful Selfies. In the laboratory, they then showed their true strength. To date, no front camera in the sight test has performed better than the Nexus 5X. To give an impression to give yourself the photos, under the article a few shots in original size linked.
The radio equipment has no gaps. The most important features from the features list are LTE (Cat. 6), UMTS, WiFi a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. The Nexus 5X is delivered without SIM lock and takes a Nano SIM on.
The smartphone has a finger scanner on the back, the Google Nexus Imprint baptizing.In order to unlock the phone and authorizes payments via Android Pay and Play Store.The technique has a learning algorithm which adapts to the user habits. In the test, the sensor functioned smoothly and reliably.
The Nexus 5X appears along with the Nexus 6P in October 2015. Currently the phone turns to the Google Play Store per-order – for the time being, however, only in the US, Great Britain, Ireland and Japan. Other countries put off Google yet. The price of the 16 GB model is in the USA at 379 US dollars, 429 US dollars migrate to the 32-GB device over the counter. In Germany, the phones get a salted surcharge, the exchange rate and tax surcharge hardly justifies: Satte 479 or 529 Euro is to call for the Google Nexus plastic in anthracite, quartz and ice blue. Athletic. Hopefully the editors is wrong with this info!