I've owned the Nexus 5X since December 2015, and I'm mostly happy with it. This phone replaced the older smaller Moto X 2013, which my wife now uses very happily.
I like the USB-C connector, since it works either way you plug it in - no more checking to see which side is up. I also like that with the USB-C (3 Amp connector) the phone can charge VERY fast if I need to, although I don't always use the "rapid charge" feature if I don't need it. Mostly I use my old charger at work through a small micro-USB to USB-C adapter. In my car, I use a Motorola cigarette lighter charger with a micro-USB connector and the same USB-C adapter; this keeps up with the phone screen turned on for GPS navigation while playing music and making phone calls through my car's stereo, through Bluetooth.
I have found that if I use over 1.8 GB of the 2 GB RAM capacity, the phone response lags, so I keep the RAM only to about 1.4 GB - that still lets me use plenty of apps, believe me. But this is true of ANY phone. When I owned two Samsung Galaxy (the GS3 and GS4), I noticed the same lagging problem when I loaded the phone with too many active apps.
What I really love about this phone is Project Fi. So far in the 3 months I've used it, my monthly bills have dropped each month. Dec-Jan: $45, Jan-Feb: $35, Feb-March: $29. I think my next bill will be about $27. And for this, I get unlimited phone and unlimited text messages. I am lucky to be covered with WiFi signal most places I go. When I know that am going to be using cell data because WiFi is lacking where I'm going, I load up my phone with the music and reading material that I need, and pre-load Google Maps with the places I'll be. I also "plugged the data leaks" so that my apps don't gobble up data on their own in the background. This is fine for me, because I can wait till I get within WiFi range to get those apps "re-charged".
All in all, I like the phone and I plan to keep it... for as long as I want to. It is MY phone, that is, I bought it outright, so I can do whatever I want with it for as long as I like. I really like not being stuck on a 2 year contract with my old carrier, Verizon. That was really annoying, to have to wait 2 years before I could pick another phone out.
Buci1234, 16 Feb 2016Is this phone worth buying? I am choosing among this one, Samsung S6 and Sony Z5 * I am as... moreBrilliant phone, I've been using it for several months. Ignore comments about it looking cheap, etc. It is very well made and looks good. Great size, fast, great camera. Ram fine for average users, certainly for me. 16 GB storage fine for me but prob most go for 32. A really excellent all round phone at a good price. Sensor is also superb. I thoroughly recommend the phone.
Jay737, 16 Feb 2016I want to buy Nexus 5x which color is better and where can i get white color??I like black colour. IN Croatia it is aveliable in black, white and ice.
I want to buy Nexus 5x which color is better and where can i get white color??
Is this phone worth buying?
I am choosing among this one, Samsung S6 and Sony Z5
* I am asking for an honest opinion from someone who really owns this phone to share his/her experience with it.
thank you :)
pidugu, 10 Feb 2016I want to buy a mobile... which one is better... Nexus 5x or Samsung a5(2016) model.., pl... morenexus 5x obviously.amazing specs and intense camera. its a powerful phone and good reliability.
Ezio Ruffy, 13 Feb 2016it's hard to find 32GB ver. in Indonesia...is it officially release in Indonesia? where did you find it? i'm dying to have onee......
PSC19 , 11 Feb 2016Does this phone heat a lot after moderate usage(that is after 15-20 minutes of gaming and brow... moreNope. I have played Nova 3 for an hour with charger plugged in and on WiFi but there was no heating at all. Occasionally i have noticed lil bit of heating around the fingerprint scanner while gaming fro more then an hour but that heat was barely noticeable. You have to feel it consciously to find that sign of heat.
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2016A company which produces OS for all smartphone companies incorporated with branded Company cal... moreBuddy i am using nexus 5x from couple of weeks and i have 60 apps installed on my phone including all google services, social apps, shopping apps and heavy games like Nova 3, Asphalt 8 in addition to Rayman Adventures and Into the Dead. and trust me the device is fantastic it works just smooth i every task. The storage may be an issue to some of users out there but you can use an OTG drive or go for 32gb variant. but i think 16gb variant is enough too.
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2016A company which produces OS for all smartphone companies incorporated with branded Company cal... moreI really like your comment
If Google produce a phone with 2gig of ram it means that 2gig of ram is enough to rock android
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016Hey guys this phone has only 2gb ram.. :-( does it lag?? Will it perform well if we after inst... moreA company which produces OS for all smartphone companies incorporated with branded Company called as LG do you think they are fools to produce this kind of phones to get lags or don't have knowledge
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016Hey guys this phone has only 2gb ram.. :-( does it lag?? Will it perform well if we after inst... moreI recently bought it to replace my Vodafone Smart Prime 6 which only has one gb ram. Maybe i have used a conservative phone previously. But i find 5x to be smooth and quick enough. never lagged for me.
Hey guys this phone has only 2gb ram.. :-( does it lag?? Will it perform well if we after installing many apps n doing multitasking?? Specially after couple of months??