This is a more apt comparison than most, and although the two look pretty similar on paper, there’s one very big difference: price. The iPhone is still Apple’s prized possession, a premium device that’s priced according to the company’s standard. As such, you’re looking to spend several hundred dollars for the smaller flagship—no small sum for many consumers, yet people are happy to do it.
The Nexus 5X, meanwhile, won’t get nearly the same attention as Apple’s famed gadget, yet it comes at half the cost. Both have fingerprint sensors, the latest version of their respective software and upgraded cameras. But if you had to choose one, which would you choose?
Most people will pick the iPhone. Longtime Android diehards will no doubt see the merit in Google’s affordable Nexus 5X as a vessel for Android Marshmallow, which is the search giant’s exciting update. In the end, we as consumers win no matter what.
Nexus 5X Gallery
iPhone 6s Gallery
|LG - Nexus 5X||Apple - iPhone 6s|
|Display Size||5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)||4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi)|
|Display Type||FHD||Retina HD|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (at launch)||iOS 9 (at launch)|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808||A9 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP||12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Height||147 mm (5.79 inches)||5.44 inches (13.82 cm)|
|Width||72.6 mm (2.86 inches)||2.64 inches (67.1 mm)|
|Depth||7.9 mm (0.31 inches)||0.28 inches (7.1 mm)|
|Weight||136 g (4.80 oz)||5.04 oz (143 g)|
|Colors||Carbon, Ice, Quartz||Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|