Nexus 5X: Specs, price & availability in the Philippines
I’ve been using a Nexus 4 for more than 2 years. It’s one solid phone but it’s at the end of its life and it won’t be receiving the Android 6.0 update.
Its bigger brother — the original Nexus 5 — was released in 2014 and I’ve been drooling over its bigger screen since. The new Nexus 5X is looking like the best replacement for my aged Nexus 4. The Nexus 6P is also a good option but I trust LG more than Huawei.
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 5.2-inch dislplay with resolution 1920 x 1080 (423 ppi)
- 12.3 MP back camera (f/2.0 aperture), 4K video capture; 5 MP front-facing camera
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor, 1.8 GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 16 GB or 32 GB
- 2700 mAh Battery
- USB Type-C
I rarely take photos or play mobile games so the camera and processor specs aren't as important to me. What draws me into Nexus phones is the continued software support by Google. I'm confident that the device will be supported for, at least, 18 months.
It's harder to predict the final price of the Nexus 5X here in the Philippines. But if previous prices of Nexus devices is any indication, it will be pricier compared to the US price which starts at $379.
If local Telcos (Globe and Smart) are first to distribute it, expect the 16GB version to be, at least, PHP 20,000. Thankfully, online gadget stores like Kimstore are sure to offer a far more reasonable pricing; maybe PHP 20,000 for the 32GB version.
The new Nexus handsets will, most likely, be available by yearend. But with the new iPhones, it's local launch will definitely be pushed sometime in the first quarter of next year. Hopefully, I've saved enough money to buy one then.
For more information, check out the Nexus 5X official page.
Also check out the Moto X Play and the Moto G (2015).