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[Attack of the Cables!] 17th #USB #TypeC analysis: LG Nexus 5X OEM (Dongdo) USB2.0 C-C cable. [Model LG Nexus 5X.]
tl;dr: GOOD. "Dumb" USB2.0 cable. IR drop is actually better than the 6P's marginally. But quality is much worse.

https://store.google.com/product/nexus_5x

[PDF of Cable Checklist for LG 5X OEM (Dongdo)]
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2OJRSgNnm4GelhXMFVISzItLTg
(These analyses will be a lot shorter, and rapid-fire. READ THE PDF.)

Not much to this. The stock cable that comes with some LG Nexus 5X's with a "Dongdo" labeled charger. Only USB 2.0, so is missing many wires. IR drop is actually better than the Huawei one.

NOTE: This is an important distinction! The cable might be fine, but some chargers that comes with the LG Nexus 5X are VERY VERY BAD!!  Google has already been made aware, it's time to warn people publicly. I plan to devote an entire post to that situation.

Details/proof in the PDF report.
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Can't wait to see what you say about 5x chargers. My wife's 5x won't seem to charge right, and we've already tried the RMA route. This could be the issue.
 
+Nathaniel Watkins I am still on the fence about it. I got permission, but someone always holds a grudge.

When I took my FE (in the Eastern US), there was an entire section of the exam dedicated to stuff like this. But in other countries, there's a lot of "nobody will notice, just ship it" going on.
 
Wow, thank you for sharing awareness of the Dongdo charger issue! I have a Nexus 6p, and I got my husband the 5x because he prefers a smaller screen. I just checked his charger, and he does indeed have the same model number you tested. Do you think I should buy him an alternative charger and cable to use until we (hopefully) hear something about a replacement from the big G? 
 
+GA Langerfeld​​ Depends how worried you are given the data.

If you don't care, continue on. If you are concerned about safety, get the Google 22.5w charger ONLY when you have an opportunity.
 
+Nathan K. Thanks! I've seen enough of your analysis to be comfortable with your findings, and I did go ahead and order a replacement. I'm a 'better safe than sorry' kinda girl. :) 
 
+Nathan K.  Have you checked the MCS-N04ID version manufactured by Dongdo?
 
Can I use the stock cable and use a different power brick? 
 
+kevin benavides​ Yes, since the cable is good, it should play nicely with any good power brick.

Hey +Nathan K.​, in this post you said that you plan to make a post about how some of the Nexus 5x chargers are very bad. We have a Nexus 5x and would like to know how to tell if our charger is one of the good ones or not. Thanks for all that you do.
 
+Nathaniel Watkins​​ I made a YouTube video and posted on Reddit. If you bought it from the Google Store, Google is now offering replacements only if you call in and ask explicitly about this. LG and Huawei have ignored the issue. So there are many defective chargers floating out there still.
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