Anandtech's review of the 5X is up!


Hal~9000

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Here you go :)
http://anandtech.com/show/9742/the-google-nexus-5x-review

Ultimately, the Nexus 5X is a true successor to the Nexus 5, and for $379 you really can't go wrong when buying one. You're getting a great display, a great camera, a great fingerprint scanner, good battery life, and a chassis that is most definitely plastic, but without any of the flex you see on cheaper devices. For me the camera alone sets the 5X apart from anything else in its price bracket, but pretty much every aspect of it is ahead of the competition at this price point unless you're willing to take a look at imports from Chinese manufacturers, which come with a whole host of other concerns regarding the warranty and network compatibility. The Nexus 5X definitely makes some tradeoffs in order to hit its price target, but if you're looking for a smartphone priced between $300 and $400 I highly recommend you take a look at the Nexus 5X.
 

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The 808 throttling is the biggest disappointment for me. Might as well have just went with the 810 eh? Would have rather had the 805 too

Also the struggles with FDE and it's effects on nand are unfortunate :( why they don't utilize a approach like apple's I don't understand.
 
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The 808 throttling is the biggest disappointment for me. Might as well have just went with the 810 eh? Would have rather had the 805 too

Also the struggles with FDE and it's effects on nand are unfortunate :( why they don't utilize a approach like apple's I don't understand.
The Nexus 6 performance suffered due to the encryption and its happening again...