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!

Google Nexus 5X vs Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
6.0 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.04 %
74.03 %
70.89 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 418
Adreno 420
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3220 mAh
2300 mAh

Talk time

20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)

Internet use

LTE: 8 hours; Wi-Fi: 9 hours
 
 

Music playback

75.00 hours
 
60.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
10.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
 
OIS, Video light

Front

5 MP
2 MP
1.3 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

4.80 oz
6.49 oz
4.59 oz

136.0 g
184.0 g
130.0 g

Materials

Back: Plastic
 
 

Resistance

 
Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

Notification light
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 429
 
$ 399


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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
Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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