Google’s Nexus 5X is now on sale
Can you call a smartphone a mid-range flagship? If so, the Nexus 5X deserves the title. The LG-built device goes on sale today after being unveiled late last month, with the Android Marshmallow handset available from stores and carriers in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, India, Korea, and Japan. It’s also available from the Google Store. Pricing will vary from region to region, but the 5X is selling for $379 in the United States. LG says the handset will be available in additional markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America “in the weeks to come.”
There are high hopes for the 5X, which offers some very reasonable specs at a solid price. It’s got a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and a Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader. In our hands-on we found that it compared favorably to 2013’s much-loved Nexus 5, although with a plastic build that is indicative of its value status. Some Nexus fans in the UK have already got their hands on the device thanks to early shipments, but the rest of us will probably have to wait a little bit longer. The Verge‘sreviews of the 5X and its bigger sibling, the Huawei-built Nexus 6P, will be coming very, very soon, so stay tuned.