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!

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
71.00 %
70.04 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
Adreno 418

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
32GB
32GB

OS

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)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
2900 mAh
2700 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

 
13.16 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

 
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

57.00 hours
87.00 hours
75.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
8.70 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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"
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches (147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.43 oz (154.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.80 oz (136.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 429

Related phones

Nexus 5X

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

7.4
  • 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

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

8.9
  • 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

PhoneArena Score:

7.0

User Score:

9.0
  • 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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