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The Nexus 5X Arriveth

Just a quick post. The Nexus 5X has landed, and as you can imagine, it’s getting a real quick hands-on from the get go. If you’ve been pouring over all the photos and videos in recent weeks, there’s not much you wouldn’t already know when you lay hands on the real thing.


The Nexus 5X is really light, and it’s compact. The plasticky build doesn’t scream premium, but it doesn’t feel cheap either. Yes, I can tell right away that the screen colour is warm. I don’t want it too cool, of course, but it is too warm for my liking.

Oh that important question, yes, the Nexus Imprint works wonderfully. Funny enough, I’m so used to using my unlock pattern that, right now, I keep forgetting to use the fingerprint unlock.

The software is really smooth. It is a new level of buttery smooth. It’s like how it was on my Nexus 7, updated for 2015. When I started using the Nexus 7, I decided right then that my next phone has to be a Google Nexus smartphone. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6 in 2013 was just too expensive, and too big.

The Nexus 5X shares pretty much the same design language as the Nexus 5. The real thing, if you’ve seen and felt both of them, is actually more similar than how they look in photos and videos. It’s not a bad thing. I liked the Nexus 5.

I recently reviewed the Ringke Slim Case, and I’m glad to report that the case fits the Nexus 5X perfectly. The holes are in the right places, and aligned perfectly. Now, I can tell you that I’m really pleased with this case. It’s really thin and doesn’t add noticeable weight nor girth to the Nexus 5X. It’s almost as if it weren’t there.

Nexus 5X

Of course, that could also mean it might¬†not offer enough protection. It cuts both ways, I guess. To date, I think this is the thinnest case I’ve ever tried.

I’ll post more updates.

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