Thursday, November 26, 2015

Smartphone LG Nexus 5X: first production smartphone on Android 6.0 Marshmallow –


At the end of September 2015 , Google introduced a new update of its line of smartphones under the name Nexus. American Corporation, which is the creator of the most common in the world of mobile operating system Android, has long made it a rule to show the market the latest version of the OS on the example of the finished products. Such products with a clean, untouched by the hands of third-party developers of the operating system on board has always been a series of smart phones Nexus. Naturally, softvarny giant does not create these smartphones himself – he passes them of the largest developers of mobile devices, which have to do the appropriate production capacity.

Over the years the partners of Google in this case have visited such famous manufacturers like Taiwanese HTC, Korean Samsung, the American Motorola, and more recently, the choice fell on a few times by LG, which managed to produce commissioned by Google has three generations of smart phones Nexus. First it was the model Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and now we are introduced to new product called Nexus 5X, also produces this Korean company.

The hero of today’s review is of interest not only because it was the first serial device, released sale and running on the latest, the sixth version of OS Android – Marshmallow. In addition, the smartphone Nexus 5X is also a sort of a return to the past achievements, because in fact has long been sold sixth series model Google Nexus. Moreover, at the same time considered today a model Nexus 5X was also released, and the continuation of the sixth series, he became a device called Nexus 6P, production of which has taken the Chinese company Huawei.

So, Google to split a single past a family of smartphones on two lines that went parallel courses. Representatives of the sixth series of Nexus is now a typical sample planshetofonov with larger screen sizes and other attributes specific to the subtype of smartphones. At the same time it sets the “fifth generation” is still in the interest of those people who for some reason do not wish to increase the size of their cell mates. More precisely, trying to answer, because in fact they, too, are constantly increasing in size.

Today’s hero is the review is a direct descendant of the legendary Nexus 5, earned at the time the love of users from all over the world not only at an affordable price but also for the successful combination of advanced hardware features, enclosed in a tiny body so as it could have been possible with such a screen size. Its extension could not keep this level, the smartphone Nexus 5X, following the contemporary fashion, significantly grew in size, but what is worse – he was worth much more expensive than its predecessor, which does not allow, even in today’s changed market circumstances, characterized by an updated model as a true ” folk ».

However, sales have just begun, and the success of new models on the market will determine the time. We also have to deal today, interested in whether smartphone technically. Worthy he change in his position a legend under the name Nexus 5, loved by the users so that the manufacturer had, under pressure from the public to re-launch its production, even after the formal withdrawal model off the assembly line.

Key Features LG Nexus 5X (model N791)

LG Nexus 5X Huawei Nexus 6P Honor 7 Meizu MX5 OnePlus 2
Screen 5,2 “, IPS 5,7″, IPS 5,2 “, IPS 5,5″, Super AMOLED 5,5 “, IPS
Resolution 1920 × 1080 resolution, 424 ppi 2560 × 1440 515 ppi 1920 × 1080 resolution, 424 ppi 1920 × 1080 401 ppi 1920 × 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (2 core Cortex-A57 @ 1.8GHz + 4 core Cortex-A53 @ 1,5 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (4 core Cortex-A57 @ 1,8 GHz + 4 core Cortex-A53) HiSilicon Kirin 935 (8 cores ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2,2 / 1,5 GHz) Mediatek MT6795T Octa-core (8 cores Cortex-A53 @ 2,2 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (4 core Cortex-A57 @ 1,8 GHz + 4 core Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 418 Adreno 430 Mali-T628 PowerVR G6200 Adreno 430
RAM 2 GB 3 GB 3 GB 3 GB 3/4 GB
Flash Memory 16/32 GB 32/64/128 GB 16 GB 16/32/64 GB 16/64 GB
Memory Card Support microSD
Operating System Google Android 6.0 Google Android 6.0 Google Android 5.0 Google Android 5.0 Google Android 5.1
Battery non-removable 2700 mAh nonremovable, 3450 mAh non-removable 3000 mAh nonremovable, 3150 mAh non-removable 3300 mAh
cameras main (12.3 MP; Video 4K), front (5 megapixel) main (12.3 megapixels; video 4K), front (8MP) main (20 megapixel, video 1080), front (8MP) main (20, 7 M; videos 4K), front (5 megapixel) main (13 megapixel, video 4K), front (5 megapixel)
Dimensions and weight 147 × 73 × 7,9 mm, 136 g 159 × 78 × 7,3 mm, 178 g 143 × 72 × 8,5 mm, 162 g 150 × 75 × 7,6 mm, 149 g 152 × 75 × 9,8 mm, 178 g
The average price T -12911710 T-12911818 T -12670591 T-12675734 T -12742121
Retail Offers LG Nexus 5X (16 GB) L-12911710-5
Retail Offers LG Nexus 5X (32 GB) L-12911795-5
  • SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 6 cores: 2 × 1.8 GHz (ARM Cortex-A57) + 4 × 1,5 GHz (ARM Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Adreno 418 @ 600 MHz
  • Operating system Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • The touch screen IPS 5,2 “, 1920 × 1080 resolution, 424 ppi
  • RAM memory (RAM) 2 GB internal memory 16 or 32 GB
  • SIM -card: Nano-SIM (1 pc.)
  • Support for memory cards is not
  • The GSM connection 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • WCDMA communication 900, 2100MHz
  • Data LTE Cat.4 FDD Band 3,7,20
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2 range), a Wi -Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB 2.0 Type-C, OTG
  • GPS / A-GPS, Glonass
  • direction sensor, proximity, light, linear acceleration, rotation vector, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, magnetic compass (according AnTuTu), fingerprint sensor
  • 12.3 megapixel camera, auto focus, f / 2, 0, LED-flash
  • 5 megapixel camera, front, f / 2,0
  • The battery is 2700 mAh, removable
  • Dimensions 147 × 73 × 7 9 mm
  • Weight 136 g


Package accessories from LG Nexus 5X quite unusual: instead of the usual all charger with USB output it uses memory with the release of USB Type C (output current of 3 A). The interface cable is not a usual USB-connectors at both ends had set the same connectors USB Type C.

Thus, to a personal computer to connect such equipment is problematic because only a very small part of the PC already has an outlet USB Type C. Most likely, the buyer will have to LG Nexus 5X immediately after being purchased to attend also purchase an adapter, which in the standard set to the smartphone manufacturer has not put.

The appearance and ease of use

It is difficult to say with certainty, particularly for someone of his predecessors like the new LG Nexus 5X, but there was something familiar about his appearance yet discern. His matte velvety rear side, it returns the familiar feeling from the use of Nexus 5, but at the same time, the front part of it has with the Nexus 5 nothing to do, it is more like a front panel Nexus 6 (created by Motorola).

As at least, we can not say that the LG Nexus 5X as two drops of water similar to its predecessor, Nexus 5: novelty more rectangular shape, there is a rounded top and bottom ends, but the corners are rounded in terms of much more. If not increase the size, then with full confidence can be said that the new model series in appearance and ergonomics proved to be no worse than predecessors.

With regard to materials of construction, there is no news: the next Nexus is exactly the same light plastic “toy” as and Nexus 5 – that smartphones are absolutely identical.

To some this causes easy, even pleasant, but many Nexus 5 is not liked because of the deliberate Simplified, “frivolous” the appearance of an overly concise design. The Nexus 5 and Nexus 5X really can not be called Bosco and spectacular, the bulk of the housing here is plain plastic rough housing coupled with the front glass enclosure completely devoid of metal elements, rims, frames, plates and any other decorating elements.

Monolithic LG Nexus 5X body does not have removable covers, plug the SIM-card is traditionally located on the side, thus it is necessary to remove the small key slide and put them on the map. Here, as before, provided only one slot SIM-card – in this case the format of Nano-SIM. The possibility of installing memory cards Google traditionally does not provide, in every way trying at every opportunity to direct the user to your own cloud storage Google Drive – under a “sharpened” all work with the products of Nexus.

The front panel is completely covered by a flat-tinted safety glass without skirting. A notable design element in this part were two identical symmetrical grating, embedded above and below the screen covering the speaker outputs. Behind them, however, lies not two of the same dynamics, forming a stereo pair, and individual speaking and the main speakers.

In addition, the upper part of the front of the usual housed eyes sensors and front camera without its own flash as well as a useful element as a LED events. He gently shines large, but dim point, alerting on the status of the battery charge and any incoming messages.

On the back side placed a camera module, and unlike the previous model, it is noticeably sticks out beyond the body, because of the then rocking the machine to touch, when lying on a hard surface. Next to the camera installed dual LED flash and an infrared range finder for autofocus.

The following is a camera located fingerprint scanner. Touch the touch pad is indistinguishable from the rest of the surface of the body, to refer to the edges using a round frame. Blindly groping forefinger scanner is not very convenient. Get used to, of course, everything is possible, but in general the location of the sensor on the rear side is much less convenient than on the front panel, it is noted by many users. By the speed of the scanner have no complaints, the finger is detected at any angle, authorization comes clear, quick and always the first time, false alarms us is not fixed.

The mechanical side buttons are made of ordinary plastic, they look quite unattractive, have a simple shape without rounding. Again, such a deliberate simplicity, bordering on rude, not everyone seems attractive – design, quite frankly, for an amateur. The keys have a springy, but distinct progress in this regard, no complaints.

Both the interface connectors are located on a single, bottom. At the top end there is nothing but the opening of the second, auxiliary microphone. As used herein a communication interface is not familiar Micro-USB, and the USB Type-C. Accordingly, accumulated over many years, cable USB-Micro-USB is not useful, it is necessary to stock the new optional accessories. Himself connector supports external device mode USB OTG, but this would require a separately purchased OTG-adapter of a new type.

The set of colors body creators of new items have a variety of by fairly unusual “mint” color, which can be select alongside more familiar black and white. There are no practical differences in packages depending on color no, they all have a rough matte surface, front panel in all versions are black.


Smartphone LG Nexus 5X is equipped with a touch screen IPS with Technology In-Cell Touch, combined with protective glass Gorilla Glass 3. The physical dimensions of the display are 65 × 116 mm, the diagonal – 5.2 inches. The screen resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixel density equal to 424 ppi. The frame around the screen is not so narrow: about 4 mm on each side, 15 mm above and 16 mm below.

The display brightness is automatically adjusted based on the light sensor. There is also a proximity sensor that locks the screen for presentation of the smartphone to your ear. Multitouch technology can handle 10 simultaneous touches.

The detailed examination using instruments held partition editor of “Monitor” and “Projector and TV” Alexey Kudryavtsev. Here is his expert opinion about the screen test sample.

The front surface of the screen is in the form of a glass plate with a mirror-smooth surface, resistant to scratches. Based on the reflection properties of the objects of anti-glare screen is slightly better than the Google Nexus 7 screen (2013) (hereinafter just the Nexus 7). For clarity, we present a photograph in which to screen off reflected a white surface (left – Nexus 7, on the right – Nexus 5X, further they can vary in size):

The screen Nexus 5X even a little darker (the brightness of photos 100 against 107 at the Nexus 7). Ghosting objects reflected in the screen Nexus 5X there is little, it shows that between the layers of the screen (specifically between the outer glass and the surface of the LCD matrix) there is no air gap (screen type OGS – One Glass Solution). Due to the smaller number of boundaries (such as glass / air) with very different refractive indices such screens look better in high ambient light, but in the case of repair cracked outer glass it is much more expensive, because have to change the entire screen. On the outer surface of the screen has a special oleophobic (grease repellent) coating (performance noticeably better than Nexus 7), so fingerprints are removed considerably easier, and appear at a slower rate than in the case of ordinary glass.

With manual control brightness and the derivation of the white box at the top of the screen maximum brightness was about 440 cd / m² minimum – 2 cd / m². The maximum brightness is high enough, then, given the excellent anti-glare properties, readability, even on a sunny day outdoors should be at a good level. In complete darkness the brightness can be reduced to a comfortable value. The availability of automatic brightness control for a light sensor (located under the right edge of the slot of the upper front speaker). In the automatic mode when the external lighting conditions as the brightness increases and decreases. This function depends on the position of the slider to adjust the brightness. If it is 100% in total darkness auto adjustment of brightness reduces the brightness to 170 cd / m² (a lot) in a lighted artificial light office (400 lux), the brightness is increased to 350 cd / m² (too much) in very bright environment (appropriate lighting clear day outside, but not direct sunlight – 20,000 lux, or a little more) is set to 440 cd / m² (maximum, what you need). Slider brightness by 50% – the following values: 19, 210 and 440 cd / m² (suitable value), 0% – 2, 55 and 440 cd / m² (the first value is too low). It turns out that the brightness auto adjustment works adequately, and it is possible to adjust the brightness of the nature of the change to the requirements of the user. At any level of brightness of the backlight no significant modulation, and so there is no screen flicker.

This smartphone uses a matrix of type IPS.


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