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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sento, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    I got the nexus 4 atm and looking to upgrade cus my volume rocker stopped working after I got some....bodily fluids inside there...

    Though overall I love this phone it really failed at the simple things... I have been pretty disappointed with a lot of built in problems, like with how apps that use the camera randomly cause the phone to crash and reboot like snapchat and Skype. And Google and the apps are saying there's nothing that can be done, sorry!

    Does the 5x have problems like that? Also the call quality on this phone has been terrible from day 1, hows the call quality on the 5x?

    Also I hate how YouTube crashes if I'm using it for more than 10 minutes requiring me to reboot the phone...does 5x have that issue?
     



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  2. Deleted User

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    I'm happy, the battery life for myself has been the biggest plus compared to my S3 mini I had this is phenomenal.
     
  3. lion7718

    lion7718 Android Enthusiast

    I upgraded from the N4 to the N5X, I don't have any problems. The only thing I had to get used to was button placement...both power & volume are on the same side...if you use the fingerprint scanner, this won't be an issue.
     
  4. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    I'm with the Lion: I also upgraded from an N4 and I'm pretty happy with the N5X. It seemed ridiculously big when I first got it, but within a day or so it seemed normal.

    Unlike the OP, the only real problem I had with the N4 was that the USB port got worn and I had trouble getting it to charge. Otherwise I was pretty happy with it.

    The N5X, though has plenty of things that make me happy I upgraded: favourites are the fingerprint scanner, fast charge, camera and screen. They're all awesome and massive improvements over the N4. Also, while it's no looker, it's definitely prettier than the N4 - admittedly, not saying much as the N4 was pretty fugly ;)

    I also got the 32GB model which more than doubled the available space - which is pretty good. I now usually have around 4 or 5GB free (unless I've shot a lot of video) while on my N4, I used to struggle to keep around 0.5 to 1GB free (otherwise it affected performance).

    The only real negative is that the N5X wasn't as much of a bargain as the N4 - at least not here in the UK.
     
  5. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    cool how is y'alls call quality with the 5x? i saw a bunch of reviews saying its very scratchy sounding....
     
  6. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    D'you know, I said exactly the same thing when I first got the phone but now it seems perfectly fine. I can hear calls really well and I use it to listen to podcasts with no problems. Maybe I just got used to it.
     
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  7. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Member

    I just got mine today, been wanting to make the jump for awhile and switched from a Samsung S6 Edge+. I also switched from Sprint to Fi at the same time, so far I'm loving everything with the nexus and Fi, should have done it sooner. My Fiance is looking to switch from an iPhone to the Nexus now as well as switching over to Fi, she'll save so much compared to her sprint bill about $30 a month.
     
  8. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    I came to the 5X from a 1st gen Moto G (Nexus' little half brother) and l love it! I, personally, haven't encountered any bad phone calls; the incoming call sounds crystal clear to me and the receiving end hasn't made any comments about bad sounding calls.
     
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  9. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    has fi coverage gotten better? i have heard from people who live in big city areas which have excellent coverage, that have constant dropouts and static using Fi, though it has been a few months/
     
  10. blackbelt730

    blackbelt730 Lurker

    I'm planning on getting a new Nexus phone. What should i get? Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or should I wait until the fall for the new device?
     
  11. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    Personally, I'm loving my 5X. I got the 32 gig version. I have flashed TWRP, and then the Pure Nexus ROM on it. I stayed on stock for the first month I had it, then decided to play with it. I didn't want to spend what it would cost for the 6P.
     
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  12. blackbelt730

    blackbelt730 Lurker

    I realize this is a thread for 5X lovers. However, everyone must have researched thoroughly the differences of the 6P and the 5X. I am a middle school student who is a “Power User”, but is it really necessary for me to have a 5.7 inch display and specs that are a bit over the top? My friends all have the iPhone 6s. According to the spec comparisons, even the 5X beats it in almost all of the categories. I am poised to get the Nexus 5X, but is the 6P's specs really necessary?
     
  13. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    i think technically speaking the 6p is considered better, but in real world use i hear that its just too big and can get kinda annoying. i think the 5x is better since it has a good camera and the 6p specs aren't significantly better, and i think the 5x is the perfect sweet spot between too small and too big.
     
  14. Antwon Jones

    Antwon Jones Lurker

    I'm a few days into it, so far so good. Being mindful of the apps I'm installing because of the 2GB RAM. Finding myself constantly closing apps manually. So far so good. Buttery smooth.
     
  15. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    look what fedex just gave me :D

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  16. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    been 24 hours on the n5x now, and i love it!! this phone is perfect!! there is not a single thing that i do not like about it! this is like the phone i have been wanting all my life. when i bought my first android phone (the old lg optimus) this is what i was wanting!! when i bought my first and last iphone (5) this is what i was wanting!!!!
     
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  17. 152bobby

    152bobby Lurker

    I have had my 5x for about 2 months now. For YEARS I stuck with pure Android Nexus devices and then jumped ship because their phones where getting bigger.

    So I tried the Sony Xperia Z5c at double the price and it was a big mistake.

    So I bit the bullet and sold the Sony at a big loss and I am about 90% happy with my 5x.

    I just hope that the next Google device is no larger and has at least 3gb of RAM and I'll be very happy.
     
  18. redvw121

    redvw121 Lurker

    I am considering the N5X and using it on the T-Mobile network. How well does it work out of the box as a mobile hotspot on T-Mobile? Also how has the battery life been with this phone.
     
  19. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    I'm using mine on MetroPCS (T-Mobile network) and am really loving it. I haven't had any issues using it as a hotspot. As far as battery life, I personally only get a couple hours screen time, but can still make it the whole day. I generally plug it in during the day for a bit though just 'cause I like to have a fair amount of battery near the end of the day. But as always, YMMV. I think it's a great phone to get and have no regrets or wishes that I'd gotten a different phone.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
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  20. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    Oh, and welcome to the forums, @redvw121.


    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
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  21. Kolma528

    Kolma528 Member

    After my first day with it (got it on the 12th)

    I absolutely love it. Only complaint I have is the battery life. (coming from a phone that lasts 2 days easily with moderate to heavy use)
     
  22. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    I have used my 5X as a WiFi hotspot quite a bit and it's worked fine, though it use some juice so it's best to plug it into the laptop.

    When you do that of course, you might as well use the USB tethering ;)

    The WiFi card died on my work laptop and until my new super new laptop arrives I've been using USB tethering. Takes a while for the internet connection to be recognised by Windows, but once it's on it works well.
     
  23. redvw121

    redvw121 Lurker


    Are you on the T-Mobile network. Since the phone does not come from T-Mobile should I have any concerns about the hotspot properly working on T-Mobile?
     
  24. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    I am on what was T-Mobile here in the UK however, I doubt that would tell you too much about the US network.

    Unless T-Mob is monitoring the network traffic and blocking tethering (I know some networks used to do that), I don't think it should make any difference that the phone wasn't bought from T-Mob. I bought this phone and my last one direct from Google and never had any issues tethering .. but that is in the UK.
     
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  25. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert

    I'm struggling a little bit with mine. My current phone is an LG G3, so the 5x has a little bit smaller display than what I'm used to.

    When I compare the two side by side, I think "ugh, I don't know if I can deal with the display being smaller." If I don't compare them, I do notice the text is a tad smaller than what I'm used to, & with my aging eyes (I'm not that old, but still) I wonder if that will end up bothering me.

    Part of my mindset is that the other phone I was considering was the Moto X Pure, which is a bit bigger phone but not that different in overall size to the G3 - and when I looked at the Moto X in the store I instantly liked it. I feel kind of "meh" about the Nexus. I ultimately went with the Nexus because it's less $$ and should be getting updates for longer, plus the camera on my G3 sucks at night pics & I read that the Nexus has a good camera.

    But still... I'm struggling, although it seems like a nice enough phone.
     

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The Nexus 5X release date was October 2015. Features and Specs include a 5.2" inch screen, 12MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 808 processor, and 2700mAh battery.

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