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
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)