The Nexus wars! Google Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5: specs comparison


It has finally been announced – a Google Nexus that goes back to its 5" roots (5.2" to be exact), made again by LG. A lot of you may have felt disappointed by the Nexus 6 of 2014 due to its very niche class – a gargantuan, 6" phablet. Well, its time to rejoice, as Google has decided to right the wrong and gave us another compact, vanilla Android-toting handset – the Nexus 5X.

So, the Nexus 5X got quite the facelift when compared to its spiritual predecessor – the 2013, LG-made Nexus 5, and certainly looks nothing like 2014's Nexus 6. Naturally, the new handset's hardware will be ahead of the others, especially the aging Nexus 5. But how do they look when compared side-by-side? Well, let's check them out!

Display

Size

5.0 inches
6.0 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.89 %
74.03 %
70.04 %

Features

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 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 420
Adreno 418

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
32GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
3220 mAh
2700 mAh

Talk time

17.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Internet use

 
 
LTE: 8 hours; Wi-Fi: 9 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
 
75.00 hours

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)
12.3 MP (Laser autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

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

Features

OIS, Video light
 
Video calling

Front

1.3 MP
2 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches (147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.49 oz (184.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
4.80 oz (136.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Splash
 

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 399
 
$ 429


Related phones

Nexus 5X
Nexus 5
Nexus 6

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