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Google Nexus 5X unboxing and first look

2015’s Google Nexus launch came in two flavours, the 5X and the premium Huawei-made 6P. We unbox LG’s offering to see what’s inside.

In case you missed our initial hands-on at Google’s London HQ, the 5X is the spiritual successor to the Nexus 5 from 2013, which was also made by LG. Two years on this new Nexus naturally packs a bigger punch and serves to spearhead Android standards going forward.

Said punch comes in the form of the powerful new Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, a new 12.3-megapixel rear camera with improved low light performance, 4K and slow-motion video recording as well as Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

Pulling open the box you’ll find the phone, a SIM tool and most interestingly a unique power adapter. The 5X is one of only a handful of devices boasting Type-C USB support. For starters the connection is reversible, but it also facilitates fast charging by way of a new power adapter.

Unlike other Type-C smartphones like the OnePlus 2, the 5X comes with a doubled-ended Type-C lead, on the upside this means you can use the 5X to share power with another Type-C compatible smartphone, on the downside it means that you can use the phone’s power adapter with an standard USB lead.

The Nexus 5X comes in two flavours, a 16GB model for £339 and a 32GB model for £379, with three colourways on offer too and it’s available now.

Read next: Google Nexus 5 Review: Hands-on


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