We previously covered one of the best contenders in the sub-$200 range, and thought we’d step it up a notch for our second “Month with” smartphone review.
At $349, the Nexus 5X is part of a new generation of affordable flagships that claim to offer top-notch performance at a reasonable price. As a big fan of the Nexus 5, Google’s first true breakthrough in the Nexus smartphone world, I was excited to see what was in store for its successor.
I used the Nexus 5X for just over a month and from my first impressions, I felt like LG and Google did a pretty good job addressing the drawbacks of the original Nexus 5 while adding some useful additions into the mix. Launched alongside the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, this software update made a bigger difference than I would have expected.
But did the Nexus 5X live up to the hype? If you’re interested in my thoughts, read on.