LG Returns For Google’s Nexus 5X, Starts At Php 17.8K

Nexus 5X2
Check out the smaller Nexus

Aside from the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P, Google also announced their newest Nexus device, the 5X. The rumors are true – LG has returned to make the smaller Nexus smartphone, and boy is it nice. Let’s check out the specs:

Google Nexus 5X specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch, full HD display, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB, 32GB storage
  • 12.3-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, IR AF
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, Fingerprint scanner
  • 2550mAh battery
  • Android 6 Marshmallow

Nexus 5X

Obviously the Nexus 5X sports lower specs than its bigger brother – Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 processor, 5.2-inch full HD display, 12.3-megapixel rear camera, fingerprint scanner and 2550mAh battery. We’d forgive you if you think that the Nexus 5X is essentially a LG G3 in a nicer looking body – the hardware config looks similar to LG’s current flagship, which may not endear it to some people looking for a big hardware jump. The Nexus 5X also sports the same UltraPixel camera as the Nexus 6P, so you’ll be getting the same features as well – IR AF, slow-mo shooting up to 240FPS and enhanced low-light performance.

Nexus 5X1

The Nexus 5X is cheaper than the 6P, though storage options start at 16GB, which will retail for $379.99 or Php 17.8K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Direct conversion of prices for devices sold in the US would be misleading to most readers. Heck, when the iPhone came out, it took Pinoy readers several years before they realised that the $199 price quoted by Apple are for carrier-subsidised prices with a two year plan.

    I think it’s important to note that those prices ($380 for the 16GB and $430 for the 32GB) are EXCLUSIVE of taxes. If I remember correctly, the Nexus 5 started at $350 in the US but in the JP and IN Play Store, the price was close to P21,000 when converted to Pesos.

  2. Nowhere in the article that they said or implied that the converted price is the retail price of the item if sold here, if at all. I think it would only be misleading to anyone who doesn’t read well enough (and I know that doesn’t include you).

    IIRC, Unbox started putting converted prices for items yet to be released locally so that readers/potential buyers would have an idea of what will be the price here. Unbox have pointed out several times before that the converted prices they post are just, well, converted and the actual local prices will be likely higher due to customs/taxes/overhead expenses etc. The assumption of higher actual prices should be the norm for those converted prices now.

    IMO, those converted prices helped in reducing the number of “magkano to?” posts in the comment section.

      1. I have to agree sa nasa taas,The headline itself is misleading “LG Returns For Google’s Nexus 5X, Starts At Php 17.8K” sana hinayaan na lang na nasa USD ang headline tapos sinabi nalang sa baba na “or that’s around PHP *** when converted to our Peso.”

  3. Using Philippine Pesos on the title itself is misleading. There isn’t even an assurance that the phone will be sold in the Philippine market.

    Indicating the converted price in the body is enough. What’s the use of using it on the title when one cannot buy it at that price? Link baiting.

      1. Does misleading the public to click on an article that uses local pricing as a link bait sound logical to you? “Logical” people would find reading a disclosed rough conversion in the article body better than reading the presumed local pricing as if it were factual.

        Anyway, I’m ditching Unbox from my feed list. John Nieves just doesn’t learn from readers’ comments.

    1. Mr. Nieves, maganda siguro huwag mag covert muna sa local pricing kase katakut-takot naman ang VAT niyan pag nakarating sa atin, kung makarating man….I tend to agree that it is, in a way, MISLEADING. Parang click-bait na kasi yung impression sa mga articles mo

  4. I’m not a regular reader and I just happen to be searching for Nexus 5X, then I saw this title, which in my opinion is very misleading. Since we don’t know:
    – If Nexus 5X will be released in the phil
    – How much Nexus 5X will be priced in retail here in phil

    The phase in the title, “starts at”, kinda suggest that Nexus 5X is already available, and is priced here at 17.8k. I don’t if the goal of the article is whether to give a projection of the philippine retail price or inform the readers of the US retail price in peso, there is a difference between the two. Here are my humble suggestions for either case:

    A. Change the “17.8k” in the title to “$379”, or append the title with “17.8k in US retails stores”
    – This will satisfy the goal of informing the readers of the US retail price


    B. Analyze the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 price range given their previous USD prices and historical philippine retail prices in peso. Then do the proportional conversion. If $349 used to be 21,500 php, then $379 will be somewhere around 23,500 php.

    1. Errata:
      – I don’t know if the goal of the article is whether to give a projection of the philippine retail price or inform the readers of the US retail price in peso, there is a difference between the two.
      – Change the “17.8k” in the title to “$379”, or append the title with “17.8k in US retail stores”

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