Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X: The mandatory update for Fanboys

On the Nexus Event 2015 Google's chief engineer David Burke himself has said that the Nexus 5 was the most popular Nexus device and you wanted to build on this success. Whether it is Google succeeded to the successor, is our first comparison between the Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X.

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Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X: Price and Availability

The Nexus 5 has October 2013 sees the light of day and at an absolute bargain price of 399 euros. The Nexus 5X can not pre-order in Germany. In the US, it seems the end of October 2015 and there costs $ 399. With us, it will probably cost 479-529 euros. A steep price for a device subject to him many respects the equally priced competition. But we'll let us out in more detail in a separate article.

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Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5 4The Nexus 5X (right) has become rounder and larger than the Nexus 5, 2013. / © AndroidPIT

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X: design and processing

The Nexus 5 came on the market, were dressed as flagship smartphones for the most part still in plastic. 2013 was also announced - the rubberized plastic surfaces were smartphones look beautiful and so ensured for non-slip grip. Many customers felt more attracted to the elegant design of the Nexus 5 as that of the comparatively huge Nexus 6th

In two years a lot has changed, one thing stands out here visible: plastic is used less and less in premium appliances. Most manufacturers take off in terms of premium smartphone ever from plastic and wrap their flagships with housings made of metal, glass or even leather. Google was this trend not care and has made the Nexus 5X not a bit nobler than the Nexus 5. The casing is made of plastic, and in addition to two shades of gray can be ordered in blue the back also.

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X: Display

The old Nexus 5 is (1080 pixels x 1920) equipped with a 4.95-inch IPS LCD display with full HD resolution. As we published in the past, the updated test for the Nexus 5, we praised the unit for the bright and intensely colored display, even though the device is already two years old. It can keep up to date with the current top smartphones on the market.

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5 1Nexus 5 vs Nexus 5X, the display has grown from just under 5 inches to 5.2 inches. / © AndroidPIT

LG Nexus 5X will go with a 5.2-inch display, also with full HD resolution to catch customers. Here 5X sets the Nexus to the P-OLED technology that we already know from the LG G Flex 2 and LG G4 and have learned predict.

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X: Technical Details

Under the hood of a Nexus 5 Snapdragon 800 processor infected with four cores, which provides for a liquid operation even in graphically-intensive applications. Even in today's world of octa-core processors, the Nexus 5 can bring as a middle-class smartphone Android 5.0 Lollipop clean and smooth running. The device should be enough for the next few years for basic applications.

LG G4 Benchmark AnTuTuBenchmark test of the Snapdragon 808 in the LG G4, which also comes in well Nexus 5X used. / © AndroidPIT

The new Nexus 5X LG relies on the solid and thermally unproblematic, six-core Snapdragon 808 processor. In terms of performance, this processor ranks near the Snapdragon 810, but is more efficient than eight Kerner. But it is also clear that the Nexus 5X falls with this processor behind the competition, such as a Samsung Galaxy S6 or the HTC One M9 back when it comes to pure processing power.

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X: Camera

The 8 MP camera of the Nexus 5 has a positive further developed compared to its predecessors. And even today the Nexus camera for good middle class thanks to powerful HDR + mode, which really brings out everything from the camera counts.

AndroidPIT Nexus 5 camera selfieThe Nexus 5 snaps decent, but not the best pictures. The Nexus 5 (2015) to forking out two shovels. / © AndroidPIT

The camera sensor in Nexus 5X comes from Sony and takes pictures with a maximum of 12.3 MP with an aperture of f / 2.0 come along. Google it was important to improve the quality of images when Nexus 5X, especially in low light. The result is that the pixels at 1.55 microns be greater than in conventional smart phones. The larger pixels, the sensor can capture more light and thus produce better pictures in low light. In addition, the laser autofocus ensures low light conditions for better images and generally allows faster focusing than the conventional contrast or phase autofocus systems.

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5 camerasThe camera was the great weakness of the Nexus 5. This weakness should belong to the Nexus 5X the past. / © AndroidPIT

Of course, the main camera can also record video in 4K at 30 frames per second and have a SlowMo function. To protect the camera lens is protected by Gorilla Glass. 4

The front camera is shooting with a maximum of 8 megapixels selfies and also has an aperture of f / 2.0. Videos can be recorded with the front camera in HD quality at 30 frames per second.

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X Battery

The sized 2,300 mAh battery was one of the big minuses in Nexus 5. Since the Lollipop update the runtime has extended somewhat, but has solved the battery problem yet and people have to fight with the smartphone for a whole day to operate hold (with moderate use).

BatteryNexus5The Nexus 5 is one not just to the battery duration runners, the Nexus 5X can hold out longer? / © AndroidPIT

In LG Nexus 5X battery 400 mAh grows now 2,700 mAh. For smartphones, a battery of 3,000 mAh is now already the norm, as processors work more efficiently, so that manufacturers as well as the device can produce thinner even the batteries smaller and. With 2700 mAh Nexus 5X definitely offers more reserves than, say, a Samsung Galaxy S6 with 2,550 mAh.

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 5X: Preliminary Conclusions

The Nexus 5X is the update to all Nexus 5 owners have been waiting for. It promises more battery life, has finally no longer offered a Competitive camera and it is in contrast to the Nexus 6 for exorbitant price. They had also been concerned that Google is forcing them to switch over to a phablet, but this fear has now been taken with the choice between Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. but especially modders may be finally looking forward to a great new toy and finally get an upgrade in (almost) the same format.

Where to buy the Google Nexus 5X

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