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Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5

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Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5 review based on Specifications, Pictures and Videos

Nexus 5x Specifications vs Nexus 5 Specifications

  • 5.2″ FHD 1920 * 1080 ~ 424 ppi vs 4.95 “ FHD 1920 * 1080 ~ 444 ppi
  • Hexa-core 1.8 GHz Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 vs Quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
  • 2 GB RAM / Two variants 16 & 32 GB ( Same in both )
  • 12.3 MP  laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash / Selfie 5 MP vs 8 MP / Selfie 1.3 MP
  • NFC  ( Same in both )
  • USB Type C vs microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort)
  • Non-removable Li-Po 2700 mAh battery vs Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
  • 31990 vs 21990 ( Both 16 GB )

Nexus evolution


Though there is hardly any difference in Display size except 0.2″, Nexus 5 seems to be more impressive with higher ppi. Only key differentiation is Nexus 5x is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass3. Though being LG as manufacturer, much more was expected in Display, but as of now Nexus 5x proved to be a basic entry model.


The impressive part is Hexa core Snapdragon 808 as used in LG G4. The specifications are totally same as LG G4 ( 1.82 GHz + 1.44 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa Core Processor ).

The surprising part is ” why Nexus 5x is powered with 2 GB RAM like Nexus 5 ?” Read some comments on Androidpit ” There is no wow moment in Nexus 5x.”


Again Nexus disappointed in terms of Camera. Merely 13 MP camera !! Not Acceptable Mr. Google. When the product was announced with LG tie-up, it was expected atleast LG will use same camera Technology like in LG G4.

Though Nexus 5x camera is designed to capture more ambient light and pictures in night owing to 1.55 μm and  f/2.0. But, if we compare with Nexus 5 , camera got a big improvement in terms of pixels, LED flash and selfie.

Another key point worth mentioning here is, 5x does not have OIS ( Optical Image Stabilization ). Though as per Google OIS is compensated with 1.55 μm.

The feature worth mentioning is Laser assisted auto-focus and 4K Videos @ 30fps.

But, until and unless, Camera is not tested in real life conditions, its very early to give a verdict on Camera.


This is one impressive point, as Google managed a much better battery and quick charge. Just 4 hours of play with 10 minutes of charge as claimed by Google.


What I like most is the back finger print touch which is more comfortable to use.

Initial Verdict

Though Nexus 5x has not been upto expectations but as compared to Nexus 5 , Huge improvements observed in terms of Hardware specially Processor, Camera and Battery life. The major point which is still not impressive is the Display which is just FHD, a display which is also available on lot on low end smartphones like K3 , Meizu Note 2, Xiaomi Note 4G and Yureka.

Definitely, Nexus 5x is more acceptable than Nexus 5, But the key question is ” Is it worth 32 k ? “




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