UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is apparently selling some Google Nexus 5X smartphones a bit early. While Google hasn’t officially started shipping the phones in the US yet, some customer that have placed orders from Carephone Warehouse have already received the smartphone. Others have managed to just walk into a store and buy one off the shelf.

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The Nexus 5X is a smartphone built by by LG for Google. It has with a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor. The smartphone has 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage.

The phone has the same Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor and 12.3MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras as the larger, more expensive Nexus 6P. But since it has a slower processor, it lacks a few of the features available on the 6P, including image stabilization and slow-motion video recording, both of which are implemented by software rather than hardware.

Other features include a 2700 mAh battery, 3 microphones, a single front-facing speaker, and a USB Type-C port. While the phone only supports USB 2.0 data transfer speeds, it does take advantage of a few nifty features included in USB Type-C, including support for fast charging: Google says you can get about 3.8 hours of battery life from a 10 minute charge.

The charging cable is also reversible: there’s no way to accidentally insert the cable upside down.

Note that Google only includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable in the box. If you want to plug the Nexus 5X into a different charger or a computer that has a USB Type-A connector, you’ll need to buy a different cable. The Nexus 6P, meanwhile, comes with two cables: one Type-C only cable, and one with Type-C and Type-A connectors.

We already knew pretty much all of that thought. Want to know how the Nexus 5X stacks up in terms of real-world performance? Professional reviews should be coming out any day now. But for now, this reddit thread from northnexusbestnexus is here to answer your questions.

Or check out this unboxing video from Joe Mulreany:

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4 replies on “Some folks in the UK already have Nexus 5X smartphone”

  1. It would be wise to avoid any Nexus phone, lest you vote with your wallet for Google removing our options for our own data storage.

    1. Yeah, buy Apple instead…

      Seriously, though, Google just released a major update to Android that, for the first time, allows SD cards to expand a device’s main memory to whatever the size memory card you plug in. Sound like a company determined to remove data storage options?

      1. there are actually a few quirks about that, like the internal memory not being available after you use the sd card as memory and others. Plus he is talking about them never having expanded storage on their phones

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