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Nexus 5X - A worthy successor to Nexus 5?

I've been using my Nexus 5 for over a year now. It is by far the best phone I've used so far. My first smart phone was a Samsung Galaxy Grand. Full of bloatware resulted in dropped frames and underwhelming performance. Then I started using a Motorola Moto G (1st gen). Straightway I liked Motorola's take on Android. Loved the close to stock Android experience. Nexus 5 was the successor to Moto G. Even smoother software experience with better specs. Even now, it works as smooth as any other 2015 flagship. So after 2 years, is Nexus 5X a worthy upgrade? 
After using the Nexus 5 for a year, I would say that it has 4 main issues,
1. The camera 2. Battery life 3. Unimpressive speakers 4. Slightly smaller screen size at 4.95 inches (subjective)
Has Google (in partnership with LG) addressed these issues? The short answer is a clear yes! Let's see. 
1. The camera Nexus 5 houses an 8 MP shooter with a LED flash and OIS (optical image stabilization). It's a decent camera in …

Sangakkara ~ The Perfectionist

Kumar Sangakkara, the Prince of Modern Sri Lanka Cricket will ring down the curtain on a remarkable career in this week's test against the Indians at P. Sara Oval, Colombo. My earliest memory of Sangakkara goes way back to early 2000s where he ran out Aravinda de Silva in a tight chase against the mighty Aussies. It was the semifinal of the 2003 cricket world cup in South Africa. People used to call him “Gandassara” back then. After more than 12 years, people around the world absolutely love him and adore him now.
Sangakkara made his debut in the year 2000. I was not much of a cricket follower back then. I started watching cricket in 2003 and have been watching the game ever since then. I’m a very keen reader of the game as well. Sangakkara’s elevation to the next level as a cricketer and my love for the game of cricket sort of coincide in way because both happened in 2003. After a disappointing word cup campaign, he went to Sharjah for a quadrangular that featured Pakistan, Zimba…