88
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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Nexus 5X review: Google's triumphant return to smaller, cheaper phones

With a lower price and a smaller form factor, the Nexus 5X signifies Google's return to a more affordable phone that's also friendlier to those with tinier hands. Starting at just $379, the 5X offers a lovely display, a speedy new fingerprint sensor and a surprisingly decent camera. It does falter a little with sub-optimal battery life and specs that aren't as good as its rivals, but the 5X is still a solid phone -- especially for its price.

Pros
  • Great value for the money
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Android 6.0 is a fantastic upgrade
  • Compatible with Google's Fi network
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • No microSD card slot
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Engadget

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User Reviews

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The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

8.4
 

Display

8.2
 

Battery life

6.4
 

Camera

8.6
 

Ease of use

8.4
 

Design and form factor

7.4
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.5
 

Durability

7.4
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

8.0
 

How It Stacks Up

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82
 

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93
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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