It’s pretty obvious that the Nexus 5X is one of Google’s least favored Nexus device. It does have its own set of fans but its following isn’t as much as other Nexus devices.
So, what went wrong with the Nexus 5X? Was Google behind this lack of appeal or could it have been due to other factors?
Before we proceed, it’s important to note that there isn’t any solid confirmation that the Nexus 5X was indeed a failure. However, Android Authority reported some time last year that the device did not face any shortages, unlike the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.
This means that while its predecessors was quickly wiped up, the Nexus 5X remained well-stocked ever since it was launched. It reached a point where Google had to slash huge percentages off the device’s price tag.
It’s not as simple as putting the blame on Google though as we have to factor in LG too, as this was the company responsible of producing physical units of the Nexus 5X. LG’s the culprit behind those annoying boot loop issues and poor performance on the Nexus 5X.
The only thing that probably could be blamed on Google is the device’s initial exorbitant price tag. It was priced at $380 for its 16GB model while the 32GB model went for $430. However, Google has fixed that and the Nexus 5X now goes for about $200.