Google Pixel or Nexus 5X? Comparing Key Differences before You Decide to Upgrade [VIDEO]By Anita Valencia, UniversityHerald Reporter
Google Pixel and Nexus 5X sport similar design but is it worthy to upgrade? Here are the differences!
Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X specs: Design and build
The metal and glass Google Pixel is a premium smartphone with a compact size. The 5-inch screen sports AMOLED display and a pixel density of 441 ppi.
The LG Nexus 5X, encased in plastic body, is slightly larger with 5.2-inch screen and 423 ppi pixel density. It is thicker and does not offer a premium design like the Google Pixel. On paper, Nexus 5X offers sharper and more crisp image, but given the slight difference that can go unnoticed, the image quality should not be an issue in both handsets.
Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X specs: Hardware, software, camera
Google Pixel offers 12MP rear camera whilst the Nexus 5X has a slightly higher specification, a 12.3MP back snapper. Both features phase detection, laser autofocus and dual LED flash; however, Pixel's front-facing camera sports a 8MP lens while the Nexus 5X gets 5MP, GSM Arena reported.
Nexus 5X is powered by Snapdragon 808 coupled with 2GB of RAM, and is offered in two storage variants, a 16GB variant and a 32GB version. Google Pixel, on the other hand, sports Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM with 32GB or 128GB storage options. Both smartphones have fingerprint scanner but are lacking of dedicated slot for memory expansion.
In terms of their battery, the improvement is insignificant as Pixel gets 2770 mAh battery capacity - a 70 mAh bigger than in Nexus 5X. Theoretically, Google Pixel arrives with a better performance and faster multitasking job, although the difference may not be noticeable.
Google Pixel is shipped with Android Nougat 7.0 and is packed with a new launcher and Google Assistant. Nexus smartphones, on the other hand, offers pure Android experience, which means that it does not have bloatware and gets update quicker than the other devices.
Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: Price
Google Pixel phones starting price is at $649, while Nexus 5X's base model is priced at $429.