Google recently released two new Nexus devices in the market, the one is Nexus 6P which comes with a 5.7 inch display AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of RAM and is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box whereas the Nexus 5X belongs to a mid-range family and it comes with a 5.2 inch 1080p display, Adreno 418, 2GB of RAM and is powered by Snapdragon 808 processor.

The Nexus 6P not only comes with a fast processor and more RAM but it also supports few software based camera tricks that Nexus 5 can’t do like the EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). There are other devices in market which include optical image stabilization hardware which helps to keep your photos and videos steady while your hand shakes, and Nexus 6P uses EIS software for that purpose. According to Dave Burke, Nexus 5X won’t support electronic image stabilization, 240fps mode or smartBurst because its processor isn’t fast enough. The lack of EIS in Nexus 5X will be most noticeable in videos but there is way through which you can enable EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) on Nexus 5X. Thanks to a reddit user, cthuluhoop123, who shared this method on reddit.

For enabling Enhanced Image Stabilization EIS on Nexus 5X, you’ll need to add one line in build.prop file and for editing this file, your device needs to be rooted. If its fully rooted then add the following line in build.prop file:

  • Now, Reboot your LG Nexus 5X.
  • Now, head over to the camera settings of your LG Nexus 5X.
  • In camera settings, go to Resolution and Quality.
  • Check “Enable Video Stabilization”.


Please keep in mind that if you edit the build.prop file of your device then you will no longer be able to install OTA software updates from Google. If it’s not an issue for you then you can proceed. If you are a Nexus 5X owner, then you should test this out. Many users have already tested EIS on Nexus 5X and they are much pleased with the results.


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