If you are Google Nexus fan and planning to buy the latest Nexus 5X 16GB, we would like to recommend you to purchase the 32GB instead of the basic 16GB variant. Although 32GB variant will cost you $50 more in the US and €50 if you are in Europe but spending a bit more is worth it.
As you all know the advertised internal memory is not equivalent to the actual internal memory. So if you purchase 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB, the actual internal memory will be few GBs less than advertised. Few GBs are internally used for stock Apps and, of course Operating system.
The Nexus 5 16 GB variant offers 12.5 GB internal memory, but the latest Nexus 5X 16GB variant is offering only 10.6 GB of free memory. As Nexus 5X doesn’t support external SD card, so if you are planning to install many gaming apps and downloading videos, you might soon face the issue of the low internal memory.
To avoid the issue, you should consider 32GB variant as it is offering 24 GB of free memory which is more than double 16GB variant is offering out of the box. If you're not yet sure whether you should buy Nexus 5X or not, check out our first impression about the latest Nexus 5X.