Olle, 07 May 2018Seems that you got a bad copy. The camera has always been very good for me (accept for the ups... moremy carrier is denying my warranty because i had a small line (a crack, not shattered) on the screen and that was the cause of the death of my motherboard. i've never had any problems with the touch screen because of the crack and i can't see connection between the two. they wrote me that Â“the phone cannot be fixed' so i'll try somewhere else
bought mine on december 2015
Got bootloop issue precisely after around an year; lg replaced the motherboard at no extra cost.
i'm still using the phone without any problems..
Hugh McMark, 09 May 2018Also had boot loop after 2 years and 2 months of service. Not a very long life!Me after 1 year and 10 days...
Also had boot loop after 2 years and 2 months of service. Not a very long life!
I bought my phone in november 2015 and the battery still gets me through the day. I am perhaps not an extremely heavy user playing video games all day long but I have certainly used the phone a lot, so I suppose it can vary with different phones how well the battery lasts. I got the boot loop after 2 years and 3 months, got it repaired without costs, and now it is working fine again, but I avoid letting the phone get to hot.
After 2 years and 2 months with the phone I ve seen the good and the bad of this phone.
- Maybe the best camera for this price range
- Great android experience for light users (Running many apps can fill up the 2 GB RAM easily)
- Pretty fast for its time. The processor is good enough even in 2018 (still for light users only due to low RAM)
- Bad battery life (I could never get more than 4 hours and 30 minutes SOT) usually max 2 hours 30 minutes if I tried to keep it alive after 24 hours.
- Bootloop or Logic Board failure is a very common issue for this device, mine died one week before.
- Overheating especially at summer is leading to cpu throttling and eventually to some lag on UI.
I bought the Google Nexus 5x in May of 2016 and back then I was so excited about it because of its amazing camera, fingerprint sensor and the stock android experience. Two years later and my opinion is now totally different. First of all let's start with the build quality. The fact that this phone is made out of plastic makes it feel cheap and also the color makes it very slippery( The third day I had it it slipped out of my hands and the phone made it's first scuff). Second thing I want to mention is the battery because it's very very bad now that the phone runs on Android 8.1.0. and I can't make a day without charging it 3 or 4 times (bare in mind I make a heavy use ). Also another thing that is seriously affected by the android version is its performance. The phone has become so slow and baggy and it gets extremely annoying especially in every day use. For example when you get out of an app the home screen is empty for a couple of seconds and it also might rotate in landscape even if you hold it horizontally. The multitasking has become a serious problem too and the fact that even Google apps become hard to use annoys me the most. Besides all those drawbacks though the Nexus 5x has a really big advantage and that is the camera. You can take incredible pictures with it and although it was made in 2015 it can still hold up really well with other big flagships today like the iPhone X. In the end though I am not really happy with it and I would not recommend it to anyone even if his looking for a budget smartphone.
AnonD-757431, 06 May 2018my LG Nexus 5X died about year and a half since i've bought it. i still have love-hate relatio... moreSeems that you got a bad copy. The camera has always been very good for me (accept for the upside down videos when using a third party program) and is one of the reasons I like the phone so much. My phone doesn't get THAT hot so I can't hold it. Hope you get it repaired without trouble.
my LG Nexus 5X died about year and a half since i've bought it. i still have love-hate relationship with this particular type because i loved it for many reasons but it got bad pretty fast. Black dot appeared on camera and never went away, sometimes when used it was too hot to be held comfortably, in winter i couldn't use it outside because the cold made it turn off...often i had problems with the screen freezing randomly and i still loved the phone because it wasn't THAT bad. But then one day it just died...no warning, no possibility of entering the boot mode, wasn't charging, not one sign of life. The evaluation process from my carrier is still in progress and i'll wait and see if they repair it under warranty which expires on 27.10.2018
The problem with this phone is overheating. Using the phone for just 5 minutes is enough to make it overheat when I used it at summer. So after 2 year and 2 months it died. And I always tried to avoid games and heavy apps in order to avoid this problem but I guess it happens to everyone eventually.
I've been using this phone for 2 years. For 1.5 months if I play vedios for 1/ more hr then the phone lags. I've tried different players and factory reset. But no improvement. What to do?
Yes, it is the heat that destroys the motherboard which causes the bootloop and makes the phone useless. I managed to get mine repaired without costs after I had been using it for over two years. I really like this phone and want to be able to use it for as long as possible so now I try not to let the phone get too hot. The camera is great, the fingerprint function is good and I appreciate the clean Android and always getting the latest updates (at least so far).
stang, 26 Apr 2018I've had this phone for 3 years, never a problem except once when I cracked the screen (which ... moreDo you play games and let the phone get hot? " if you protect the phone from heat then he will not fry the motherboard and he will live long... But my problem that I play clash of clans and he was getting very very hot on this lite game..
I've had this phone for 3 years, never a problem except once when I cracked the screen (which I got fixed).
phone still going strong. I guess I was one of the lucky ones.
AnonD-753908, 22 Apr 2018Yes, the processor is fast, but it is also the cause of destroying the phone's motherboard. I ... moreYes that is! This phone is only for calling and maybe camera... Anything make this phone hot... You should not use it... Even on whatsapp.. He came very hot
Yes, the processor is fast, but it is also the cause of destroying the phone's motherboard. I have one - and I wished If the comment was there earlier - which could help me not going for it.
Don't go for it if you are into continuous use for about a hours types... this phone's processor will fry it out.
hiral, 11 Apr 2018good processorHahaha the processor cause the bootloop! This processor get hot very bad... It is fast... But it get hot fast too! And this high temperature with time burn the motherboard and cause the bootloop