Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones are apparently facing problems with the touchscreen and in-built microphones, respectively. The news arrives courtesy of multiple sources, too many for Google to ignore at this point.
Several discussion threads have popped up on XDA Forums, Reddit and Google Product Forums discussing the aforementioned issues. With regards to the Nexus 5X handset manufactured by LG for Google, the displays of ‘defective units’ are said to become less responsive while they’re being powered up.
According to some users who claim that their device’s screen is affected by the issue, this happens when the phone is being juiced up through the charger officially shipped with the product. There’s a bit of confusion surrounding the story right now, especially since neither LG nor Google is talking about it.
Back in October, the LG smartphone gained a bit of bad publicity for a defect which caused the display to manifest a yellowish tint (image below). It was reportedly visible in certain versions shipping from California, Toronto, Illinois and Mississauga. Google was seen appeasing unhappy customers by replacing units with this flaw.
As for the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, its microphone apparently doesn’t work properly sometimes. A few owners have noted that the audio either gets muffled or completed muted when the handset is put in loudspeaker mode and laid on a flat surface. The inconsistent voice quality is said to come up in normal call mode too for some users.
LG Nexus 5X key specs:
– 5.2-inch full HD display
– Android Marshmallow OS
– 1.8GHz hexa core Snapdragon 808 chip
– 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB memory
– 12.3MP and 5MP cameras
– 2700mAh battery
In more recent news, Indian fans of the Nexus 5X should be glad to hear that prices of the 32GB and 16GB variants have been knocked down by online retailers Amazon and Flipkart. The former costs around Rs 30000 (previously Rs 35900) for the black color model, while the latter is going for almost Rs 24500 (Rs 31990 before).