Google has dumped the Nexus brand and replaced it with all-new Pixel phones. But will you upgrade your phone to the new Google Pixel or have the older Nexus 5X? Just have a look at the comparison of the key differences between the Nexus 5X and Google Pixel:
The lesser expensive and smaller Google Pixel is priced at £599 for the 32GB option and you can get the 128GB option at only £699. Besides, the Nexus 5X comes under £200 for the 16GB model. So, will it be worth pay more than double for the all-new Pixel?
Design & Build:
The Pixel is 8.5mm and weighs 143g in comparison with 7.9mm Nexus 5X which weighs 136g. The weight difference causes due to the glass and metal design of the Pixel. Meanwhile, the Nexus 5X features the plastic build. The new Pixel is only IP53 rated, i.e. splash resistant, whereas the Nexus 5X is not at all.
Specifications & Hardware:
In comparison with the Nexus 5X, the Pixel is smaller with its 5-inch screen. The resolution is full HD 1080×1920 pixels on both phones. The Pixel features AMOLED panel technology which offers punchier colours, although some like the 5X’s more natural look.
In terms of storage and processor, the Pixel wins. It has 4GB of RAM and the latest Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, which outdated the combination of 2GB of RAM and Snapdragon 808 processor of the Nexus 5X.
The Pixel offers a standard 32GB option and 128GB storage options, although the storage can’t be upped by a microSD card slot. Meanwhile, the Nexus 5X provides just 16 or 32GB capabilities. Both smartphones offer the same connectivity options like NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band 11ac Wi-Fi. However, the latest Pixel has Cat 9 LTE in comparison with Cat 6. Both smartphones have rear-mounted fingerprint scanners; however, the Pixel’s is really handy. Even, both have a USB-C connector; however, the Pixel is backed by a larger 2770mAh battery and also features fast wireless charging with v3.0.
Both smartphones have the same 12MP rear camera, dual-tone flash, 1.55µm pixels, 1/2.3 in sensor and f/2.0 aperture; although the Pixel also has a phase detection auto focus.
Although the Pixel ranks higher on DxO, the Nexus 5X also offers good quality photos and videos more than sufficient. In terms of the front-facing cam, the Pixel is a winner with its 8MP sensor, compared to the 5X’s 5MP sensor.
The Pixel comes with the latest Android 7.1 Nougat OS, alongside new navigation buttons, new-look home screen and Google tab and the built-in Google Assistant also. Meanwhile, the Nexus 5X is up-gradable to Android 7.0 Nougat and it’s uncertain when it’ll receive a 7.1 upgrade.
Thus, you can see that the Google Pixel outclasses the Nexus 5X in many areas. But both phones are worth buy. So, which one will you pick for you? Let us know in comments.