Google Can Learn From Nexus 5X Mistakes
It was a wrong move by Google to sell off Motorola. Although it may have seem like a good idea at that time, it just doesn’t seem to hold anymore. This is because the Nexus 6 is an excellent device that LG and Huawei’s production can’t measure up to.
It’s true that it was the Nexus 6P that ignited the Nexus program to a whole new level but one can’t help but wonder if the device would have been that much better if Motorola had a hand in it instead of Huawei.
The Nexus 6P may have been a good continuation after the Nexus 6 but the Nexus 5X was no where near to the Nexus 5. Most folks did not like the Nexus 5X which led it to record low sales numbers for the device.
Based on a survey by Droid-Life, buyers are more inclined toward the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P, rather than the Nexus 5X. The device, measuring at 5.2-inches, seems to sit at the lowest spot on the popularity list.
It’s becoming evident that Google is also having issues in trying to sell the Nexus 5X, despite the fact that the $150 discount via the Project Fi is still running for the device. The device is currently going for the lowest price of $199, a significant difference from its original $349 price.
The Nexus 5X had began at a price tag of $379. This shows that the device has went through two discounts yet it’s odd that its sales numbers are still very low.
Having said that, its 5.7-inch kin seems to be faring better as it has completely wiped up its stock for some time during August last year, even though it’s promotional price has been discontinued.
Google and LG really messed up with the Nexus 5X, starting with its introductory price tag. As if that wasn’t enough, almost half of users had reported of numerous performance problems with their device.
On top of that, almost all Nexus 5X users have complained of terrible lag problems on its camera software while a small percentage of users reported of experiencing LG’s infamous boot loop problem.
Besides that, the Nexus 5X is bigger than the Nexus 5 and that may have affected the form factor which boosted the 2013’s model’s appeal.