Not everyone wants a phone so big it’s tough to slide into a pants pocket or use with one hand. Luckily, more manufacturers are hearing our cries, and two big contenders have stepped to the fore: Google’s Nexus 5X, and the OnePlus X. Both are slim, thin, and powerful — but not pricey. Here’s how they compare.
It’s been a long wait, but LG’s latest addition to the Nexus fold has finally arrived. The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch Android smartphone that retains the lean operating system and zippy performance of Google’s other first-party devices. For Android fanatics who crave speed and instant software updates, it’s a logical — and affordable — phone upgrade.
It’s not an unreasonable expectation that a new phone should be faster than its predecessor and in the case of the Nexus 6, it’s definitely a more powerful device than the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, a decision by Google with Android 5.0, also known as “Lollipop”, the gadget isn’t running anywhere near as quickly as it should, according to tech review site Anandtech.
Google’s much-rumoured Nexus 6 Android phone is now official. The 5.96-inch phone, produced by Motorola, will be one of the first devices to run Android Lollipop (Android 5.0, previously known as Android L). The big question is: when will Australians see it?
Much like smartphones, tablets are fast becoming a must-have device, rather than a pleasant novelty. The problem, then, is deciding which one to buy, considering all the different brands, dimensions and hardware configurations. A solid choice is Google’s Nexus 10, which you can pick up right now from the US for $323.