Specs Comparison: LG Nexus 5 VS LG Nexus 5X

Specs Comparison: LG Nexus 5 VS LG Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5 is undoubtedly one of the more famous smartphone that Google has released under its famed Nexus lineup. Thus, it’s not surprising to see the search giant to again team up with LG for the new model, the Google Nexus 5X.

CategoryLG Nexus 5LG Nexus 5X
Display4.95-inch True HD IPS+ display, 1920 x 1080 @ 445 ppi5.2-inch Full-HD display, 1920 x 1080 @ 424 ppi
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processorQualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
ProcessorQualcomm Krait 400 @ 2.3GHzCortex-A53 quad-core processor @ 1.44Ghz + Cortex-A57 dual-core processor @ 1.82Ghz
GPUAdreno 330 GPUAdreno 418 GPU
Internal Storage16GB, 32GB16GB, 32GB
Expandable StorageNoNo
Rear Camera8-megapixel, OIS, Single LED flash12.3-megapixel, laser AF, dual-LED flash, 1.55? pixel size
Video Recording1080p @ 30fps2160p @ 30fps
Front Camera1.3-megapixel5-megapixel
Cellular3G, HSPA+, LTE3G, HSPA+, LTE
SIM CardSingle SIM (Micro)Single SIM (Nano)
WiFi802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, DLNA802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, DLNA
Bluetooth4.0, A2DP4.2, A2DP
Battery2,300 mAh Li-Po2,700 mAh Li-Po
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4 KitKat (Upgradeable to Marshmallow)Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Dimensions137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight130 grams136 grams

A lot has changed since Google unveiled the Nexus 5 back in 2013. As such, the search giant made sure that they equip the Nexus 5X with all the right tools to be competitive in today’s smartphone scene.

Almost all of the features found on the previous model were upgraded on the Nexus 5X which include a bigger screen, beefier battery pack and more powerful engine. More importantly, the few features that were not improved remained at par with Nexus 5X’s precursor.


The only thing that changed is the price. During its debut, the 16GB variant of the Nexus 5 retailed for $349. The base model of the new Nexus 5X, on the other, will hit the store shelves with a $379 price tag.

Winning features

LG Nexus 5X:
* Thinner design
* Improved processor
* Larger camera pixels on rear camera w/ Laser AF
* Higher resolution video recording
* Front camera has higher resolution
* Updated Bluetooth
* USB Type-C
* Nexus Imprint
* Slightly larger battery pack

LG Nexus 5:
* Better pixel density on the screen
* A bit more lightweight
* Cheaper SRP during first market release

The new Google Nexus 5X is now available for pre-order on Google Store. It will be available in 16GB and 32GB and are priced at $379 and $429 respectively.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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2 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Almost 2yrs old na ang nexus5 ko pero rak pa rin. Yun lang ang battery ay mabilis magdrain specially pag naka 3g/4g. Waiting for marshmallow!

  2. Marc says:

    Another difference, the Nexus 5 has wireless charging, the Nexus 5X does not…

    (I won’t be able to use my Qi charger anymore.. although it charges slowly, it’s convenient in the office as I don’t have to plug/unplug as I leave and come back to my desk over the course of the day)

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