Google’s LG-built Nexus 5X was released toward the end of 2015, while the HTC 10 is about to hit the store shelves in the U.S. Here's a comparison between Nexus 5X and the brand-new HTC 10 with regard to price, features and configurations.
Price, Preorder, Release Date
The 16 GB Nexus 5X can now be purchased at a discounted price of $239.99 via eBay, as part of a limited period offer. The 32 GB HTC 10, on the other hand, will set the buyers back by $699. But then, the HTC website is now selling the device with $100 discount for a limited period. The preordered device will reportedly be shipped starting May.
Meanwhile, Verizon will start taking the preorders from April 29, Droid Life said. It is worth noting that AT&T will not sell this handset. Also, the 64 GB model of HTC 10 will not be offered by any outlet in the U.S.
Both HTC 10 and LG Nexus 5X smartphones feature the same 5.2-inch display. However, the HTC handset comes with 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution, while the Nexus device settles for 1,080 x 1,920 pixels.
When it comes to design, LG has made use of the traditional polycarbonate chassis. However, a metal frame runs through the corners of the handset elevating the exterior aesthetics of the device, Tech Radar noted.
The new HTC flagship, meanwhile, comes with unique chamfered edge at the back. This design helps in offering excellent grip and thereby, gets the ergonomics right. The synonymous metallic unibody design of HTC series has apparently evolved with the HTC 10 and the device has a premium feel.
Slash Gear noted that the HTC 10 is a bit chubby when compared to the ultra-thin Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S. However, as it turns out, the chamfered edge treatment helps in making the device feel thinner than it is.
Under the hood, Snapdragon 820 powers the One M9 successor, whereas the Nexus 5X comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC. The Google handset is backed with just 2 GB of RAM. HTC, on the other hand, has housed 4 GB of RAM.
The HTC 10 comes equipped with 32 GB or 64 GB of native storage along with a microSD card slot. But then, as mentioned earlier, the 64 GB version will not be offered in the U.S.
The Nexus 5X, on the other hand, comes with 16 GB and 32 GB of internal storage capacity. There is no storage expansion option with this handset. Speaking of software, both the devices run Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box.
Both handsets sport a solid 5MP front-facing snapper for selfies. The Nexus device has a 12.3MP sensor mounted at the rear, whereas the HTC device houses a 12MP UltraPixel unit. However, both the devices flaunt dual-tone LED flash. The HTC 10’s front and back snappers support OIS, while the Nexus 5X doesn’t. This is why the HTC handset is called the “world’s first OIS selfie camera.”
When it comes to battery configuration, the HTC 10 is backed by a non-removable 3,000 mAh cell. The Nexus 5X, on the other hand, houses a non-removable 2,700 mAh battery unit.
HTC says the One M9 successor’s device bundle contains a pair of “high-res earphones.” Both handsets support Type-C 1.0 reversible connector and fingerprint sensor. The HTC 10 has Quick Charge 3.0 technology on board, while the Nexus 5X doesn’t.