Nexus-5X-Ice-blue-02While there has been a lot of attention being paid to the Nexus 6P, let’s not forget that Google also launched the slightly smaller and more affordable Nexus 5X. For the most part the Nexus 5X is a decent phone for its price, but it certainly lacks some of the camera features of the Nexus 6P, such as electronic image stabilization.


Note that neither the Nexus 5X or the 6P has optical image stabilization. Instead the Nexus 6P relies on software to help stabilize photos/videos, a feature missing in the Nexus 5X. The good news is that thanks to cthuluhoop123 on Reddit, it seems that he has discovered a way to bring that feature over onto the Nexus 5X.

According to the post, “Step one: Go into Build.prop Step two: add the line Step three: reboot Enjoy! You’ll find the option to turn in on in camera settings” However we have to point out that this will require users to root the Nexus 5X so if you’re not willing to do that for whatever reason, you won’t be able to enjoy this feature.

Now it is possible that Google/LG did not include this feature as the Nexus 5X does not pack the same specs as the Nexus 6P, meaning that your experience might not necessarily be optimal. However if you want to give it a try, why not?

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  • 1920x1080
  • 424 PPI
12.3 MP
  • f/2 Aperture
2700 mAh
    2GB RAM
    • Snapdragon 808
    • None
    ~$310 - Amazon
    136 g
    Launched in
    Storage (GB)
    • 32
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