Google’s decision to sell off Motorola was a really bad idea although it may have seemed like a good idea at that time. It’s apparent that LG and Huawei couldn’t have produced a device quite like the Motorola-produced Nexus 6.
Of course, it was the Nexus 6P that had elevated the Nexus brand name but could the device be better if Motorola had collaborated in its production rather than Huawei?
Although the Nexus 6P was a good successor to the Nexus 6, the Nexus 5X failed to match up to the Nexus 5. It was actually the worse one off. Although there are no sales numbers as proof, it’s evident that consumers haven’t taken well to the Nexus 5X.
According to Droid-Life, buyers are inclining toward the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P rather than the Nexus 5X. This 5.2-incher is really the lowest on the popularity charts.
Despite the Project Fi’s $150 discount on the Nexus 5X, making it the cheapest from its original price of $349, the device still fails to sell well.
Prior to the $349 price tag, the Nexus 5X had been carrying a $379 price tag, meaning that the device has undergone two discounts since its inception. The fact that it sits permanently at $200 suggests that no one’s buying the device.
Its 5.7-inch sibling, on the other hand, seems to be doing quite well for itself with all its stocks wiped out for some time in August even though the discounted rate was removed.
It is clear that Google and LG failed with the Nexus 5X, especially with its beginning price tag. To top that off, almost half of Nexus 5X users had reported numerous performance issues with their devices.