Google’s LG-built Nexus 5X got released in October. The device has received positive reviews from across the globe for housing top-of-the-shelf configurations tied to an affordable price tag. The promising OnePlus X, on the other hand, was announced quite recently and it is expected to hit the store shelves soon. Meanwhile, it’s time to compare the key configurations, design and price of the handsets mentioned above.
LG Nexus 5X vs. OnePlus X: Price
According to Phone Arena, the OnePlus X release date has been set for the Nov. 19 in the U.S. The price of the 16 GB model is just $249. The LG Nexus 5X’s 16 GB variant, on the other hand, can be purchased for $379.
LG Nexus 5X vs. OnePlus X: Design, Display
The Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch screen, whereas OnePlus X features a 5.0-inch display. Both smartphones come with the same 1,920 x 1,080 pixels Full HD screen resolution. This translates to a good 400+ ppi, giving excellent viewing experience.
When it comes to design, Phone Arena said that the OnePlus X has a knockout external appearance, thanks to the “etched metal frame,” along with the choice of back panels. The options include: “Onyx,” which is apparently a polished glass back shell and a “Ceramic” model. The thickness and weight of the device is 6.9 mm and 138 g, respectively.
Speaking of Nexus 5X, LG has used the synonymous polycarbonate panel and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Nonetheless, a metal frame apparently runs through the corners of the phone, which naturally elevates the look of the device, Tech Radar reported. This handset is 7.9 mm thick and weighs 136 g.
LG Nexus 5X vs. OnePlus X: Hardware, Software
While the Google handset comes powered by a Snapdragon 808 SoC and 2 GB of RAM, the OnePlus X settles for the erstwhile Snapdragon 801 chipset, but it features 3 GB of RAM. The Nexus 5X, being a Google device, runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The OnePlus device, meanwhile, runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with OxygenOS on top of it.
Speaking of memory configuration, while the Nexus device comes equipped with 16 GB and 32 GB of native storage choices, the OnePlus handset comes as a 16 GB model. Additionally, the OnePlus handset can expand up to 128 GB via the microSD card slot. As it turns out, this device is a dual-SIM variant and it utilizes the second SIM tray as the microSD slot. The Nexus 5X, on the other hand, does not support expansion.
LG Nexus 5X vs. OnePlus X: Camera, Battery
The Nexus 5X comes with a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing snapper, dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The OnePlus X, meanwhile, features a 13-megapixel primary camera unit with LED flash and a very generous 8-megapixel snapper at the front for selfies.
When it comes to battery capacity, the OnePlus handset comes equipped with a non-removable 2,525 mAh unit, whereas the Nexus 5X houses a marginally better 2,700 mAh non-removable cell. Readers should note that the Nexus 5X supports USB Type-C port and fingerprint scanner, while the OnePlus handset doesn’t.