The touch screen on my Nexus 4 is dying. There’s a strip right across the center, which doesn’t work anymore. The device is still alive, but it won’t last long. In fact, I’ve already borrowed an old Sony Xperia from my brother, for the day when the angels will take my phone to the Android heaven.
With that in mind, I started looking for what’s going to be my next device. I’m planning to get one closer to Christmas maybe, so not exactly in a rush. The official Google blog’s post “S’more to love across all your screens” from a couple of days ago came just in time.
The line-up covers upcoming tablets, phones, and Chromecast devices. On the smartphone front, there are two devices – 5.7 inch Nexus 6P built by Huawei, and a 5.2 inch Nexus 5X built by LG. Nexus 6P starts at $499, which I’m not yet prepared to pay for a smartphone (even though I use it heavily on a daily basis). Nexus 5X starts at $379, which is much more reasonable. Both phones feature a fingerprint scanner (finally, away with all those passwords and patterns), and a 12.3 MP camera for better pictures. Nexus 6P comes in an aluminum body, which sounds nice.
Nexus 5X seems like an excellent option for me. Of course, I’ll have to wait and see when it gets released, real-priced, and reviewed.