We had seen how the killer partnership of Google and LG worked out when they launched the Nexus 5 in 2013. Now these two legends have partnered to bring out the Nexus 5X, along with Nexus 6P. Will this combination make the similar kind of buzz that was made earlier? Let’s check out the tips and tricks of this device just in case if you are planning to grab this device any soon.
We can see the a decent amount of changes has been made over the Nexus 5 as this device comes with a 5.2-inch FHD display and is protected with Gorilla Glass 4. The device is powered with a 64-bit Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor with a clocking speed of 2.0 GHz, coupled with 2GB RAM and Adreno 418 GPU.
The Nexus 5X is a single SIM variant, as we have seen with its predecessors and supports a Nano SIM. This could be a drawback since many users like to have the dual SIM feature so that they can use two SIM in one device itself.
How to take a screenshot on the device?
Like most of the device, we need to press the volume down and power button simultaneously to take a screenshot. This can be viewed directly from the notification panel, once the screen shot is captured on the device.
What are the sensors available on Nexus 5X?
Google has included a finger print sensor to this device to provide more security for its users. This gives the users liberty while payments and can also keep their data secured. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the device also has sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer.
What is the internal storage available on the device?
Like its predecessor, even this device lacks an SD card slot. The Nexus 5X comes in 16 GB and 32 GB variants along with 2 GB of RAM. This is another con of the device since the storage of the device is limited to 16/32 GB.
Can the device capture 4K videos?
Yes, Nexus 5X is capable of taking 4K videos with its 12.3 MP camera on the rear, that comes with a dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Other features include laser autofocus, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, geo-tagging, dual recording and HDR. There is a 5 MP shooter at the front for video calling and selfies.
Does Nexus 5X support 4G LTE?
The Nexus 5X comes with 4G LTE connectivity support on its only Nano SIM. Apart from it, the device also supports GSM / CDMA and HSPA.
What is the UI used on the device?
The device comes with Stock UI giving us the Stock Android experience. UI of the device defines the look and experience of the device and stock UI are the best UI in the market as it is Google’s own.
How to reset Nexus 5X?
To reset Nexus 5X, we need to initially back up all the data to any disk or the cloud. The contacts have to be synced with Gmail and make sure that the battery is more than 50%. Now, go to the settings of the device and select the backup and reset option to factory reset the device.
What is the battery capacity on Nexus 5X?
Nexus 5X comes with a Li-po non-removable 2700 mAh battery on the back which should be good enough to last an entire day with normal usage.
How to check for Android updates on the device?
To see on which Android version is the device running, we need to go to the phone settings and then select the option About phone. Now we need to search for the option System update to check if there is any update available to the device.
Is the back panel of the device removable or not?
No, the back panel of the Nexus 5X is not removable. It was the same with its predecessor also, and we cannot remove the 2700 mAh battery that is used to power the device.
How much is the screen size of the device?
Nexus 5X comes with a 5.2-inch FHD display that is larger than the Nexus 5, which was at 4.95 inches. This gives a pixel density of 424 ppi. The Motorola Nexus 6 came with a 5.96-inch screen making it a monstrous device.
What is the price of the device?
The device is priced at Rs. 31,900 for the 16 GB variant in India. In the US the 16 GB variant is priced at $379 and 32 GB is at $429.
How to set up Nexus Imprint?
Nexus Imprint can be setup from the setting of the device. In settings we can find an option called Security, wherein Nexus Imprint option is used to set up your finger print, to unlock the device and also to confirm purchases. We can also set up a backup screen lock method to unlock the device.
What is the Model number of the device?
The model number of Nexus 5X as mentioned in the device is Nexus 5X. This can be checked from option about the phone from settings of the device.
How to manage notifications, when the device is locked?
To manage the notification on the Nexus 5X when the device is locked, we need go to Sounds and notification option from the settings and then from notifications, we can choose what type of notifications should be showed.
Where can we find the Nexus Imprint sensor on the device?
Nexus Imprint sensor is located just below the rear camera of the device. You need to place your finger on the sensor and lift it once you feel a vibration. You can add other imprints just-in-case if you want to accesses to someone else.
How to insert the SIM card on your device?
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. To insert a SIM card on your Nexus 5X, the power of your device and insert the SIM ejector pin in the hole adjacent to port and push it. The SIM tray pop’s out, now remove the tray out and place the SIM card on the tray and push it back in the port. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
Sharing the data network can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To share a Data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to portable Wi-Fi hotspot to enable that on your device.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
Android Updates help in fixing the minute bugs on the device. To check for updates on your Nexus 5X, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on tap on software updates. The device checks for updates and if there is no new update, then a message stating your device is up to date is displayed on the screen.
How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
External apps with apk can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on the device. To install and external app on your device, open the Settings and tap on security in the device section. In the new window, head over to Device Administration section and tap on Unknown sources and click on the OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now you can install any number of app with an external apk on your device.
How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
The quick settings in the notification panel can be customized by enabling the System UI Tuner option on the device.
How to use the Power saving modes on the LG Nexus 5X?
Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life of the device in case of emergency. To use this option on your device, open the Settings and tap on battery option. Now tap on the three-dotted button on the top right of the screen and click on battery saver. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. The power saving option can be automatically activating it on your device.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Pressure, Linear Acceleration, Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device. The device also includes and additional sensors, i.e., the fingerprint sensor and helps in securing your device.
Are there LED notification lights on the device?
There is a RGB (Red, Green and Blue) LED notification lights available on the device. The user need to enable the LED notification lights from the settings before bringing it to use.
How to use the Screen pinning feature on the LG Nexus 5X?
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Nexus 5X comes with Android Marshmallow so use this feature on your device, open the Settings and tap on Security in the personal section. In the new window, head over to Advanced and tap on screen pinning and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the overview button, select the app you want to pin and tap on the pin icon on the bottom right of the screen. Now to pin the unpinned screen you need to press the back button and recent button firmly for about 2-3 seconds.
What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
The device comes with few basic tools like calculator, calender, camera and all the google related apps pre-installed on the device.
Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
There is no SD card slot present on the device. Hence, you cannot move apps from internal to external SD card.
What are the bloatware applications on the device?
Google’s Nexus devices are purely stock Android devices, and the latest LG Nexus 5X is also the same. The unique feature about the Nexus device is that it does not come with any bloatware applications pre-installed on the device.
How much is the internal storage on the LG Nexus 5X?
The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage out of which 10.67 GB space available out of the box. The device is available in two variants of storage i.e., 16 GB and 32 GB.
How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
The device comes with 2 GB of RAM out of which pre-installed apps and OS use 0.93 GB of RAM and, 859 MB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Does the device support OTG?
No, the device doesn’t support the OTG drive on it
What is the SAR Value of the device?
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The highest SAR value of the device tested at the ear is 0.529 W/Kg and when worn on the body is 0.430 W/Kg.
What are the benchmarking scores on the device?
Benchmarking scores help us to know the performance and efficiency of the device. After testing the device with various benchmarking tools, here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 45324
Vellamo Multicore score: 1888
Vellamo Metal score: 1782
Chrome Browser Score: 4454
Geekbench Single-core score: 1232
Geekbench Multi-core score: 3512
Quadrant Standard score: 19115
How to quickly launch the camera app on your device?
Nexus 5X has got an advanced/hidden feature using which you can launch the camera application directly from any window on your device. To use this on your device, you need to press the power button twice to launch the camera app. The camera application is launched, and you can capture an image on your device.
How to use the Tap & Pay application on your device?
Tap & Pay application helps in paying the bill’s on the stores just by using your device instead of carrying all the cards. In this, you need to add all the details of your card and saved on your device. Now you need to hold the back of your phone up to any terminal with the contactless symbol, and your payment is done. At present, this option is not available in India but we can expect this in near future.
These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other queries pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.