Picking up 5x and Project fi

Vaas

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Been reading alot of mix stuff on the 5x. I am still going to go with it as I do not want a huge phone. Depending on what Nexus does later in the year, I will upgrade to a newer phone.

What do you like about the 5x? Also, any app recommendations.

I am also wondering who is using the 5x with Project Fi? How do you like it?

Thanks
 

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I like how light it is, the cameras, and the experience. I haven't had any lag issues at all, everything has been nice and zippy. I am not on project fi so I can't comment on that.

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Been reading alot of mix stuff on the 5x. I am still going to go with it as I do not want a huge phone. Depending on what Nexus does later in the year, I will upgrade to a newer phone.

What do you like about the 5x? Also, any app recommendations.

I am also wondering who is using the 5x with Project Fi? How do you like it?

Thanks

I like the size--the behemoths of 2015 pushed me towards this device and I couldn't be happier. I've had no lag issues.

As for apps...my favorites are
  • Gmail and Inbox (used together)
  • Google App
  • Google Calendar
  • Calengoo - floating events is the bomb
  • 1Password
  • Accuweather
  • Android Pay
  • Expensify
  • Feedly
  • OI File Manager
  • Hangouts
  • Keep
  • Maps
  • Photos (LOVE autobackup)
  • Textra - best SMS/MMS app out there!
  • Weather Timeline (testing this app to see if it is better that AccuWeather)

As you can see, I pretty much live in the Google Cloud.

Sorry, not on Fi (yet). For now, Tmo is better for people who do a decent amount of international traveling.
 

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I have the 5X and am on Fi (moved from T Mobile and Samsung GS4). It's worked well for me. Monthly cost went from $55/mo w/o phone to $38/mo with the phone. It's great having Marshmallow and the monthly security updates and the phone works fine. Only nit I have is the low speakerphone volume and get around that with earbud in car and Oontz speaker on desk.
 

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Admittedly, I've only had my Nexus 5X and Project Fi for 10 day, but I am very satisfied, so far. I am coming from a Samsung S5 and wanted something around the same size, so I like the feel of it. The screen is very good and I am very happy with the camera (I don't take fancy pictures, so don't need fancy settings). I haven't experienced any noticeable lag yet. I really like the fingerprint scanner, although I still often hit the camera lens instead.

Project Fi is working great so far. I am in New York City, so, when I am not on my home wifi I have good coverage on Sprint or T-Mobile. The changeover is invisible and, so far, very reliable. I have the 1GB plan and in 10 days I have only used .14 GB.
 

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I've been watching Project Fi right now on their coverage map my area is only 2g so I'll have to wait awhile longer before I jump to Project Fi
Hoping I can someday soon...
 

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I pre-ordered the 5X for use with Project Fi. I really like the weight. The phone is super light. You hardly notice it in your pocket. I haven't had any problems. I will say the camera can be laggy especially with HDR. The processor doesn't have the horsepower of the 6P. HDR photos can take a minute or two to process. Otherwise, it's been great. Project Fi coverage is the best I've had overall. Their international rates are superb.
 

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I haven't read much about Project Fi but know it's very affordable. The immediate area around my house just has 2G but the farther away I go I should have a lot of 4G. Thats just the data coverage right? Is there any way to know how well the cell coverage would be? Or would I have to check Sprint and T-Mobile? I'm not sure what carries Fi runs off of. Right now I have Verizon.

From what I just read it says it chooses the best network. Does that kill the battery more? If it's constantly looking for the best network I would imagine it would.
 

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I tried it on my 6P for awhile .. it definitely is a neat concept. I would have stayed but I didn't simply due to having a better deal with T-Mobile directly (2 lines for $100 a month fully unlimited).

If you get good Sprint & T-Mobile coverage in the areas you travel then you will enjoy it.
 

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