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What Makes Google Nexus 5X So Terrible?

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Google made a mistake by selling off Motorola; it may have seemed like a good idea then but now, it’s just the exact opposite. Although it was the Nexus 6P that elevated the Nexus program to a greater height, we can’t help but wonder if the device would have been better if Motorola had a hand in it, instead of Huawei.

The Nexus 6P was a good successor to the Nexus 6; however, the Nexus 5X clearly failed to be a competent sequel to the Nexus 5. Consumers weren’t so appealed to the Nexus 5X and it was evident in its sales figures.

Based on a poll conducted by Droid-Life, buyers rather purchase the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P than the Nexus 5X. In fact, the 5.2-incher turned out to be the least favorite among the Nexus series.

On top of that, Google seems to be struggling to sell the Nexus 5X even with the $150 discount via the Project Fi. The device is going for $199 now, after going through two price cuts from its initial price tag of $379.

Meanwhile, its 5.7-inch sibling has been doing so good that its stocks were wiped out for some time in August last year even without a promotional price.

Well, it looks like Google and LG had messed up with the Nexus 5X, starting with its launch price. Aside that, almost 50 percent of owners have complained of performance issues with the Nexus 5X.

Some users have even complained of extreme lag on its camera software while a small fraction of users reported to have been affected with LG’s infamous boot loop problems.

The Nexus 5X being bigger than the Nexus 5 could have played a role in its lack of appeal as well since it could have jeopardize te device’s form factor.

3 Comments

  1. sam

    February 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    not really author. I have been using the 5X and have used 6P and must say that 5x is an excellent phone and an excellent value. Highly recommended.

  2. Kelly D. Jones

    February 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I’ve purchased three 5X’s — myself, wife, and daughter are all happy with this phone. We’re also using Project Fi.

    The cost of three of these phones equals one 6P!

  3. William

    February 21, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I have the 5X and am on Project Fi, it’s a good combination.