Google’s Nexus 5X, made by LG, is here


Today, Google launched the successor to the Nexus 5 that was released in 2013. The Nexus 5X, another Nexus phone manufactured by LG, brings Google’s line of hardware back to a place of portability and affordability. This phone is smaller than last year’s Nexus 6 and the new Nexus 6P while featuring high-end specifications. And, of course, it has the latest version of Android. All of this is wrapped in a package that is more affordable than every other flagship on the market today.

Key specifications:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) LCD display (Gorilla Glass 3 protection)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 12.3MP / 5MP cameras
  • 32GB/64GB of internal storage
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm, 136g
  • USB Type-C port
  • Fingerprint scanner

The Nexus 5X can be pre-ordered in select markets starting today. Color options are Carbon Black, Quartz White and Ice Blue. Two two storage sizes — 16GB or 32GB — cost $379 and $429, respectively. Those who do end up pre-ordering the Nexus 5X or the Nexus 6P will get a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music as well as a credit to the Play Store worth $50.

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.