Although the Nexus 6P may be a good sequel after the Nexus 6, the Nexus 5X was nowhere close to the Nexus 5. A survey by Droid-Life even revealed that buyers preferred the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P over the 5.2-inch device.
It’s evident that Google has been struggling to sell off the Nexus 5X even with the $150 discount through the Project Fi still ongoing. The device, which initially begin at $379, is currently going for $199, following two price cuts.
This just goes to show that the Google-LG collaboration didn’t really work out well for the Nexus 5X. To start off, the device was priced too high when it first launched – that is completely on Google. Meanwhile, LG contributed to the performance problems on the device.
Many Nexus 5X users have reported of experiencing terrible lag problems on its camera software while some users complained of experiencing LG’S infamous boot loop issue.
The fact that the Nexus 5X is larger than the Nexus 5 could have also affected the device’s form factor which ignited the 2013 model’s appeal.