this phone called "the terminator"
i have this phone & work fine since 2015
thanks "LG Electronic"
This is a great phone when it is working. The best thing is the camera, great sharpness, very good and natural colours under almost all lighting conditions. Difficult to find a phone with only 12 MP that takes such good pictures. After just over two years I got the booloop problem. After some resistence from the shopkeeper I managed to get it fixed by LG without costs. In Sweden there is a law that makes this possible within 3 years when it is a factory fault. I first contacted Google who tried to help me but it is a very well known hardware problem. The service was very quick when it all got going. It's nice to be able to use it again. What I don't like is that it doesn't have a memory card slot and it should have more than 2 GB ram memory. Apart from the camera I like the clean Android and the clean and simple design. It's a bad thing with this bootloop problem, but I hope to be able to use this phone another couple of years.
Been using for over a year now. Overall good performance. Excellent camera, both front and rear. Macro range for rear camera could have been better. Battery is just terrible. Slight heating issue. Display is ordinary. Fingerprint is still super fast even after a year. If you work by a desk where you can constantly charge the phone, then this isn't a bad option. +1 point for design. When some brand makes a 16gb phone they must add sd card slot!!!
I have this phone for about 19 months ... 260USD.
Only problem which i experienced was last year when oreo released..screen shows erorr..i fix it with hard reset x2, after working fine..in my hands this phone shows excellent.
I have my Nexus 5X for about 1.5 years now (since November 2016), with no repairs or anything.
Would I recommend this phone? Not really... the heating is extremely bad in my experience, phone heats up even when I'm just chatting with someone through Facebook Messenger on WiFi... during heavier games the phone is seriously very hot, after a while of playing such games I have to put the phone down because it's uncomfortable to hold it.
Performance in games is not great these days, Android Oreo update decreased my performance a bit too. It can easily do simple tasks of course, Android itself is very smooth but heavier games not so much.
Getting this phone for the newest updates isn't a good idea anymore since it just received its last big update, this phone won't get the Android P.
For this price, you can probably get better phones these days and you won't risk getting bootloops (which I didn't experience but it's still something to consider).
Camera, battery life, display, build quality are all fine, phone gets me through a day pretty easily (though the glass on camera fell off from my phone for some reason, had to glue it back...maybe for the heat?). Speaker isn't great.
Rooting the phone and installing EX Kernel Manager helped me to get more battery life and also made the heating slightly more bearable. Custom ROMs are also good but many died when this phone got the Android 8.1 update (for example my favorite PureNexus, OmniROM, though Omni got a new dev).
After those 1.5 years of using and on the latest Android Oreo update with April security update, my scores in benchmarks are:
Geekbench: 977 single core, 2528 multi core
(keep in mind that my phone is rooted with EX Kernel)
Every nexus 5x will die in a day... Don't worry about that guys... Mine got repaired by lg.. But he will probably die again after a year...
Mines done that a couple of times. Just leave it on charge for a while, it should boot.
Got this phone on Amazon for £235 unlocked and brand new, and it was the best phone i had used in a long time. Roll on 14 months later, no end of trouble with it and i made the mistake of letting the battery run to zero, and it never turned on again. LG was not interested despite their flagship devices having the bootloop issue, which also included the Nexus 5X.
how are you, i wanted to ask if the lcd of nexus is separate from its touch screen or if they are build in, thank you in advance
My nexus 5x got repaired for free... He wasn't under warranty... But in uk lg repaired it for free... But anyway... I will not use it anymore... I will try to sell it... I bought a huawei mate 10 lite... Much better... Specially the 4 gb of ram... Only the camera on my nexus look more natural in low light condition.. And the battery of the nexus 5x is very bad... It last half a day... On mate 10 lite it last 1 day and half with heavy use... It is all my friends... It is the time to look to a new phone... The pixel is very very expensive for me... Go to huawei...
This phone really doesn't deserve to be a part of Google Nexus family. After 6 months I went to LG customer care to replace the Sim trey. The repair executive repaired the sim trey but I don't know while repairing he came to me as showed me that Proximity Sensor is not working and I was asked if I want to get it replace I have to pay around INR 12000. Though my phone is still in warranty. The only reason I have lost the bill. And when I asked to sale it I got an offer from the same executive INR 5200 after Proximity sensor repair. WoW what a deal ....
within 13 months the mother board failed and LG is asking for Rs.9300 for repair.
LG Nexus 5 X is a junk product
Same issue for me.. perfectly after 2 year motherboard dead. LG service person told to change the board with the cost of Rs.13000... Disappointed.
20 Months of using this device, Very good but now I got battery draining issues
Good phone while works, unfortunately they last about a year or so. I had two in last two years, one was replaced under the warranty and second one died in a year. No replacement for the last.
I got my phone about 6 month and it's working perfectly. So far best phone I ever had.
It's a fast phone for 2016-18 (as of typing this). Moderate battery life (using it all day while working will definitely leave it dead by the time you're commuting home). Physically strong.
However, there was a number of these phones with a major issue: getting stuck in boot loops after a few months to a year of use. Since the warranty by the manufacturer lasts only 1 year and nothing was done to rectify this short lifespan, it's reason to be critical.
That said, the phone has been sturdy for me. I've had multiple drops, scratches and dents (nothing on the glass) for both the first phone and the replacement (I got the boot loop days before the warranty was up).
Complain at LG USA via Twitter, mine was fixed twice out of warranty totally free, just need a friend or family to send the phone to USA :/ ... They offer FedEx label to free shipping inside USA, I complain about a LG G4 buyed at 2015 and they offer to me repair it too if I send the phone. If you claim they strongly they respond.
Vinay, 19 Feb 2018Guys,
Please DO NOT Buy this phone. This phone has a BOOTLOCKER issue that can never be recti... moreHi, I had this issue, but it was solved by sending to the magazine (warranty) and the guys fixed the issue.
It's been 6 months since then and it's working fine