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Best Accessories For Nexus 5X

LG's Nexus 5X is a great phone that you can make even greater with the right accessories, and we are here to help you choose the right ones.

We have compiled a list of fantastic accessories to enhance your experience with your Nexus 5X.

Vinsic USB-C car charger

Vinsic USB-C car charger

If you find your Nexus 5X always crying out for more battery power due to an on-the-go lifestyle, you may want to consider picking up a Vinsic USB-C car charger.

Rated at 5V 3A output, you should be able to rapid charge your Nexus 5X, meaning your battery will get a significant boost during your daily commute. Plus, this charger features over-voltage protection and short-circuit protection.

The Vinsic charger has both a USB-A and USB-C port, allowing you to plug in two devices at once.

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Anker USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable

Anker USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable

If you have misplaced the cable that came with your Nexus 5X or you just want an extra one for your workplace, the Anker USB-C to USB 3.0 cable is a solid choice.

It's 3.3 feet long, which is a pretty standard size for a charging cable and it supports USB 3.0. Since the Nexus 5X supports USB 2.0 you will always get great transfer speed for data.

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Cambond 6.6 foot USB-C to USB-C cable

If you find yourself in need of a longer charging cable for the Nexus 5X, or in need of a cable that's a little more durable, the Cambond 6.6-foot USB-C to USB-C cable is perfect for you.

It's rated for use with 2A wall chargers, meaning you should be able to rapidly charge your 5X in less time with the right charger. It's 6.6 feet long, which is double the length of the cable that ships with the Nexus, so you aren't tethered so close to the wall every time you plug in.

The cord is well-protected and features nylon fiber wrapped around the outside of the cable, which help prevent the wire from becoming frayed.

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Anker USB-C to MicroUSB adapter (2 pack)

Although it seems that USB-C might become the preferred connection for phones in the future (because it is), you've probably got a lot of MicroUSB cables lying around. Good news! With the Anker USB-C to MicroUSB adapter, you don't have to let those old cords sit around collecting dust.

This simple adapter can be placed on the end of any MicroUSB cable to make it compatible with a USB-C port. The adapter is capable of receiving USB 2.0 transfer speeds and 2A charging speeds, so as long as your cable is up-to-snuff, this adapter won't feel any different than a standard USB-C cable.

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iCarez tempered glass screen protector

Protecting your screen is important and getting an iCarez tempered glass screen protector can go a long way to making sure your phone lasts for the long haul.

This screen protector covers the entire screen and features a dry application method meant to prevent bubbling.

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NXET USB-C charge dock

Keep your desk, counter, or nightstand looking neat and tidy, while charging your Nexus 5X with the NXET USB-C charge dock.

This dock will keep your Nexus completely accessible, making it super easy to swipe through the news of the day, check your calendar, or reply to messages all with one hand. The dock adjusts to three different viewing angles, which means you will always be comfortable when you are looking at it.

It's worth mentioning this dock won't allow you to charge your 5X rapidly; however, it's a good quality dock that still supports USB 2.0 transfer speeds for when you plug the dock into your computer.

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Anker PowerCore+

Anker PowerCore+

If you find your Nexus 5X is always dying on you when you aren't around outlets of any kind, you may want to consider getting a Anker PowerCore+ power bank.

With a huge capacity of 20100 mAh, the Anker PowerCore+ can fully charge your Nexus 5X seven times and still have some juice left. It has two USB-A ports and a USB-C port allowing you to charge three devices at once, meaning all your favorite electronics will always be charged and ready to go.

While this is a great power bank, the cord that it comes with is not as high quality. We recommend using a better cable to ensure your devices are properly charged and protected from damage. The Cambond cable we mentioned earlier in this list would be a perfect choice.

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Photos Live case

The Photos Live case is a case for your Nexus 5X that is as unique as you are. It's a one shell case that features a photo of your choosing, making it perfect for treasuring a precious moment, highlighting your favorite photo, or even using a unique print from your favorite artist.

The Photos Live case has a companion app you can download to turn your wallpaper into an entire slideshow, making it seem as though your case is integrated into your Home screen!

A cool case to make you the talk of the town, or a timeless gift for a close friend or loved one.

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Ringke Fusion clear case

If you want a case that offers your Nexus 5X some protection while keeping the beautiful natural look of the phone, the Ringke Fusion case is perfect for you.

It's a one-piece TPU sleeve that fits the 5X snuggly and doesn't block the usage of any buttons or ports. It has a dust cover over the headphone jack, so you can rest easy knowing dirt will stay out of there.

It's a little thicker around the edges of the phone to protect the phone from falling damage, and it even comes with a screen protector, so it protects the entire phone.

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UE Roll/UE Roll 2

The Ultimate Ears Roll is a mini Bluetooth speaker you can take with you wherever you go. It has a fantastic water-resistance rating, meaning you don't have to sing alone in the shower anymore. Plus, it also comes with a floating life preserver, meaning you can bring this speaker to a pool party and have it float along the surface.

The sound quality of this tiny guy is impressive, and you can pair two together for a stereo experience. Download the UE app to control playback so you can control it from afar.

UE has released the Roll 2, which includes all the features of the older model along with a few key improvements. The Roll 2 has better sound — both in volume and tone — while also increasing the Bluetooth range to 100 feet.

The Roll 2 costs about $99; however, you can find the original Roll on sale, and it could be worth keeping an eye on the price as time goes on.

To some people, the value of the upgraded UE Roll 2 is offset by the potential savings of the original Roll. We have links to both versions below, so you can decide between the new and the old.

27 Comments
  • Am I the only one that thinks the Nexus 5x looks better than the 6P? Posted via my LG G4
  • Yes Posted via the Android Central App
  • No, I've heard that from quite a few of my friends. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I love LG, but the sleeker metal 6P body is better imo. Posted via LG V10
  • No, and not just because I have a 5X. I think that top protrusion on the 6P looks kind of weird. Posted from one of my various Nexus devices.
  • I wish the 5x had two front facing speakers. If it did I would have already bought one. Rodeo time, time to get er on down the road.
  • That would be nice, but don't underestimate the speaker on the 5X. It's considerably good for a phone speaker. Posted from one of my various Nexus devices.
  • No. It's average for a phone speaker. Sound is neither crystal clear or loud. This is always mentioned in every review because it's clear cost were cut on the speaker. Still love my 5X, but it's average sound wise. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I can't disagree with your assessment, but I haven't come across any devices with more that marginally good speakers apart from HTC or maybe Sony. Posted from one of my various Nexus devices.
  • BlackBerry Z30 and Passport have exceptional speakers. Superior to the Note 4 and LG G4 I have used. Also better than my Tab Pro tablets. Z30 has excellent sound qualities. Posted via Android Central App
  • I own the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6, the Nexus 5X single front firing speaker stinks compared to the Nexus 6, otherwise it's a great phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can't agree with you there. I have a 6P and my wife has a 5X. We haven't bothered changing our ringtones or alarms out of sheer laziness, but I can always tell which of our phones is going off based solely on sound. Hers is notably more hollow, tinny and unclear. Both are amazing devices that I recommend to everyone, by the way, but that's a clear advantage of the 6P in my experience.
  • I'll say this, if it were metal I'd have went with the 5X. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 5x looks better. And it's the perfect size.
  • And it has the headphone jack in the lower right corner, which imo is the best place for right handed users (6P has it on top)
  • It does look a lot better in person. But the 6P is a little nicer Posted via Techmology
  • I think the 6P just doesn't look right it is all opinion based though obviously Posted via my LG G4
  • While we're on the LG subject, can we do the V10 again please? Posted via LG V10
  • Thanks for this article I hate trying to hunt down USB C accessories wondering if they are gonna burn up the device Posted via the Android Central App
  • On that note anything Benson approved on Amazon should be safe. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You're welcome. We certainly understand the struggle of finding good USB-C chargers and cables. In a perfect world, it would be easier.
  • I use the Anker adapters for car, bedroom, travel etc. They work great and stay well connected to the USB connector. You don't get any high speed charging benefits of course. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great list of accessories. There's only one *major* problem with this article....the first sentence "LG's Nexus 5X is a great phone". Nexus 5X is absolutely NOT a great phone. The continued lagging issue disqualifies it from being a great phone. I've never said one bad word about anything from Google, but I will tell anyone who will listen...do NOT buy the 5X. I'm not the only one completely disgusted with the lag on the 5X: Search productforums.google.com for "Nexus 5X, Lagging and freezing": https://productforums.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=foot...
  • When was the last time you used a 5X? The lag was fixed about 4 months ago. Posted from one of my various Nexus devices.
  • *blows raspberry* In Google I trust.
  • The only accessory I need is something to get the dirty white back cleaned to the original white colour. What an error not being patient enough to wait for the out of stock black version has proven to be. I could get a dbrand skin but the damage will still be there hiding. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope someone makes a battery case for the 5X Posted via the Android Central App