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

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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 (996 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 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 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.49 oz (184.0 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: Plastic
Resistance
 
Splash
 
Biometrics
 
 
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
 
 
Notification light
Buyers information
Price
$ 399
 
$ 429


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Google Nexus 5X specs
  • 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
Google Nexus 5 specs
  • 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
Google Nexus 6 specs
  • 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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