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Nexus 5X vs Galaxy S6 spec shootout!

by Sean P. Aune | September 29, 2015September 29, 2015 4:20 pm PST

On Tuesday Google announced its next batch of Nexus devices, but this time around we have two new phones to choose from.  The Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. While the Nexus 6P is the flagship of the Nexus phones the Nexus 5X is more aligned to the Galaxy S6.

While one of the biggest advantages of owning a Nexus is the quicker updates to Android the Galaxy S6 isn’t without its own basket of features. While we’re still awhile away from a full review and a full comparison of the two devices here’s a quick comparison of the two devices in a spec to spec shootout.

Nexus 5X Gallery

Galaxy S6 Gallery

LG - Nexus 5X Samsung - Galaxy S6
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1440
Resolution Y 1920 2560
Display Type FHD Quad HD
Operating System Android 6.0 (at launch) Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor 1.8 GHz Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor
RAM 2GB 3GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12.3MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 5MP
Networks
  • CDMA: BC0/1/10
  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • LTE CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B7, B4-B12, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
  • LTE (FDD): B1/2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25/26/29
  • LTE (TDD): B41
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 2700mAh 2550mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient ight
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
Height 147 mm (5.79 inches) 143.4 mm (5.65 inches)
Width 72.6 mm (2.86 inches) 70.5 mm (2.78 inches)
Depth 7.9 mm (0.31 inches) 6.8 mm (0.27 inches)
Weight 136 g (4.80 oz) 138 g (4.87 oz)
Colors Carbon, Ice, Quartz Black, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio Formats N/A MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS
Supported Video Formats N/A MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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