Google Nexus 5X vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z5: specs comparison


Well, folks, it's time for the new Google Nexus. And this year around, there are two of them! Indeed, in an attempt to keep users that liked the compact Nexus 5 pleased, yet avoid disappointing the ones who preferred the phablet-class Nexus 6, Google had two separate handsets manufactured – the compact-ish Nexus 5X and the large-screened Nexus 6P.

The Nexus 5X got quite the facelift when compared to its spiritual predecessor – the 2013, LG-made Nexus 5. Naturally, the former's hardware is also quite ahead of the aging flagship. But will it be enough to help it carve its own place in the current smartphone landscape?

We picked out two strong representatives of the top-class Android market – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Sony Xperia Z5. The former became quite popular thanks to its change in fashion sense, when compared to previous Samsung flagships, and its snappy new interface. The Xperia is still hot out of the oven, rocking all the latest hardware, and eagerly awaiting the public's response to its bells and whistles.

So, let's put them up side by side and check out how their hardware specs compare!

Google Nexus 5X vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z5

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.04 %
70.48 %
71.00 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 418
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
2550 mAh
2900 mAh

Charging

 
Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
 
13.16 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
 
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)

Internet use

LTE: 8 hours; Wi-Fi: 9 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 

Music playback

75.00 hours
57.00 hours
87.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
13.00 hours
8.70 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.3 MP (Laser autofocus)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
23 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Features

Video calling
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Continuous autofocus, Video calling

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches (147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

4.80 oz
4.87 oz
5.43 oz

136.0 g
138.0 g
154.0 g

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 429
 
 

Related phones

Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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