Although the Nexus series is essentially under the Google brand, the devices were manufactured under different companies. Take for example, the Nexus 5X was made by LG. Could that have been one of the reasons the device turned out as one of the least favored Nexus devices?
The Nexus 5X struggled to attract buyers from the get-go as Android Authority reports last year that the device was very different from the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and even the Nexus 6P – the Nexus 5X never faced any shortage in supplies.
That basically means while its siblings were selling like hot cakes, the Nexus 5X somewhat suffered in sales. This was drastic enough for Google to issue price cuts on the device.
There were many reports on users experiencing poor performance or boot loops on the Nexus 5X and the only one fit to take the blame is LG. Google may have been responsible for the design and price of the device but it had no say in its production.
While we can blame Google for the exorbitant initial price tag, it is LG’s fault that the Nexus 5X had poor reliability due to substandard manufacturing practices.
As a matter of fact, LG has been known to produce devices riddled with issues – just look at the amount of problems reported on the LG G4 and G5.
The Nexus 5X’s boot loop issue is a hardware problem and since LG has admitted it, there’s no point looking further. Thankfully, the Korean OEM offered full refunds to all Nexus 5X users who had reported of the issue late last year.