My First feeling:
Mobile Charging ( A Necessary Evil):
- Different power supply
Length of the cables
Last but not least – Adding proprietary chipset. (Thanks Apple)
USB C charging is quicker and faster. Though a change of charging port was annoying initially, but that’s human element. The 5X uses the same with the same Snapdragon 808 processor with a 64-bit hexacore CPU that’s a combined 1.44GHz quad-core chip and 1.82 GHz dual-core chip. A matching Adreno 418 GPU is also integrated into this processor.
The camera sensor here is 12.3MP, a lower number than its top-performing Android rivals. But the Nexus 5X is able to to use that extra light for superior low-light images. The images are quality and I do not expect a DSLR output from my phone. My rating camera 4.5.
The consumer today look for the high-end camera but in my research, the response from most users for keeping camera specification on the top was not the photography but a satisfaction of owning the best.
The backup services on vanilla android is best to none. The seamless integration of Google Apps. The new applications released by Google to ensure the end user get a seamless transition to next device by keeping stock application set. So even when I test Samsung device my first job is to ensure Google Now and the look to be restored as vanilla android, it is simpler and easy to use.
Achieving simplicity is the most complex thing to do.
I do not need to mention the variety of apps on Play store. I am waiting for play store to merge into Chrome store and then it will be a complete change in chrome os world with the sudden influx of millions of apps. The challenge for Google will be to ensure the security for which Chrome OS is known is not compromised.
This is one area where all of the OEM are still trying to catch-up but the leader is Motorola. The moto maker concept gives the end user opportunity to have the phone designed for himself. I am surprised the big names in this area are still not focusing on this opportunity. Google started personalisation of covers, I will wait when they will offer the complete handset can ve personalised by the end user.
I am also pleased while publishing this article, as a partner we are now supporting Android for Work. Any Google Apps for Work customer can move to Android device and as part of his Google Apps license they can manage the android mobile device without additional cost. This gives data security for any organisations data by MDM ( Mobile device management) on BYOD devices.
Nexus 2016 talk is in the air lets see what flavour we get in Android next time.