Today we have the Nexus 5x going up against the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. I think there’s a lot to like in both these devices. The LG built Nexus 5X has a lot going for it: pure unaltered OS, competitively priced, and form factor that is not too big. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is not a slob, in fact it has so much to love, impressive camera, 4K display, battery life, waterproofing. Obviously these two phones are hard to compare in that respect. They’re meant for different buyers, but it doesn’t mean any of them are particularly bad. Price and function versus premium build and features.
Between these phones, which would you prefer? The Nexus 5X or the Sony Xperia Z5? Remember, you can vote as many times as you wish. Have fun!
The Nexus 5 is arguably the most universally loved Nexus device ever. After the launch of the Nexus 6, Nexus enthusiasts wondered if an updated Nexus 5 would have been a better option than the whale-sized Motorola phablet. Well, those folks are in for a treat, as the Nexus 5 is back and better than ever.
The Nexus 5X is the spiritual successor to the Nexus 5, and although the devices are far from identical, it immediately feels familiar. The body is a pleasant polycarbonate with a soft-touch finish that feels wonderful and comfortable in the hand. The device is startlingly light, too. It feels totally natural to pull out of your pocket and use one handed. Coming from a Nexus 6, I never felt the 5X was too big; the device really is a Goldilocks focused build… Read more.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
When a device bills itself as premium, you expect a certain level of quality and finish. Unfortunately, the Z5 Premium invokes a certain je ne sais pas. The right components are there: glass front and back, polished metal frame. But the opulence and grace of previous Sony devices no longer leaves a lasting impact. Despite being a familiar—clean aesthetics, monolithic design—the phone feels cumbersome and weirdly pieced together.
The lack of polish is a disappointment because I quite enjoyed previous Sony designs. The angular corners make it feel bulky, and it has a surprising heft. Meanwhile, the polished metal frame and abundance of glass makes the Z5 Premium feel slippery, a feeling that’s exacerbated by the device’s gargantuan footprint. Think Nexus 6 big… Read more
|LG - Nexus 5X||Sony - Xperia Z5 Premium|
|Display Size||5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)||5.5-inch, 2160 x 3840 pixel display (801 ppi)|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (at launch)||Android 5.1 (at launch)|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit Octa Core processor|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP||23MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.1|
|Height||147 mm (5.79 inches)||154.4 mm (6.08 inches)|
|Width||72.6 mm (2.86 inches)||76 mm (2.99 inches)|
|Depth||7.9 mm (0.31 inches)||7.8 mm (0.31 inches)|
|Weight||136 g (4.80 oz)||180 g (6.35 oz)|
|Colors||Carbon, Ice, Quartz||Black, Chrome, Gold|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|
This poll closes within 24 hours (2:00 PM PT, the following day).
*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.
|March 17||BlackBerry Classic||vs||OnePlus X|
|March 18||Nexus 6P||vs||Sony Xperia Z5|
|March 19||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||vs||OnePlus 2|
|March 20||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||vs||HTC One A9|
|March 21||Nexus 5X||vs||Sony Xperia Z5 Premium|
|March 22||iPhone 6S||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950|
|March 23||LG G5||vs||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|March 24||iPhone 6S Plus||vs||Nextbit Robin|
|March 25||HTC One M9||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950 XL|
|March 26||Motorola Droid Turbo 2||vs||Winner of March 17|
|March 27||Winner of March 18||vs||Winner of March 19|
|March 28||Xiamoi Mi 5||vs||Winner of March 20|
|March 29||Winner of March 21||vs||BlackBerry Priv|
|March 30||Huawei Mate 8||vs||Winner of March 22|
|March 31||Winner of March 23||vs||LG V10|
|April 1||Moto X Pure Edition||vs||Winner of March 24|
|April 2||Winner of March 25||vs||Motorola Droid Maxx 2|
Round 2 – Quarterfinals
|April 3||Winner of March 26||vs||Winner of March 27|
|April 4||Winner of March 28||vs||Winner of March 29|
|April 5||Winner of March 30||vs||Winner of March 31|
|April 6||Winner of April 1||vs||Winner of April 2|
|April 7||Winner of April 3||vs||Winner of April 4|
|April 8||Winner of April 5||vs||Winner of April 6|
|April 9||Winner of April 7||vs||Winner of April 8|