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Nexus 5X vs. LG G4 – Two Flagships Challenging Each Other

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The G4 is the new flagships which is part of the family of representative smartphones released by LG every year. The Nexus 5X is the result of the third collaboration with Google, the company that allows the big names in the industry to test the upcoming Android software. Are you curious to know if the Nexus 5X will overshadow its stepbrother? Then take a look at both phones’ specs and see which one is better.

Designs and Displays

All Nexus devices manufactured by LG have something which makes them likeable. They’re not the prettiest of them all and they don’t have a premium build, but they’re affordable and have great specs, and the Nexus 5X is definitely worth its price of $349. On the front side, it’s similar to the Nexus 6, but the sides are all flat, not like on the Nexus 5 and LG G4. The back is made of plastic and has a matte finish, being available in three colors: Carbon, Quartz and Ice. The volume rocker is placed on the right side, sitting under the lock key and the new fingerprint sensor is placed under the rear camera. The device weights 136 grams, it has a thickness of 7.9mm and its screen measures 5.2-inch, being increased from 5-inch, and now the body ratio is 69.8%, the Full HD resolution was kept, resulting in a lower pixel density of 424ppi.

The LG G4 has a detachable back which gives access to the removable battery. The model with genuine leather and stitching running down the middle looks better than the variant with a 3D diamond pattern on the plastic rear cover, LG made the back a bit curved, giving you the impression that it has a flexible screen, but in fact, it’s flat. And its size is 5.5-inch, but the resolution is higher at 1440×2560 pixels, giving a pixel density 538 ppi, the contrast is impressive, but the colors are not as rich as on Samsung’s AMOLED display.

Hardware

Both the LG G4 and the Nexus 5X are powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor with cores running at the same speeds: the four Cortex-A53 cores run at 1.44 GHz and the two Cortex-A57 cores run at 1.82Ghz, but the G4 has a better performance because it supports 3GB of RAM, while for the Nexus 5X, LG opted for 2GB of RAM.

The Nexus 5X has unexpandable storage, which is available in variants of 16 and 32GB, while the LG G4 allows you to increase the memory capacity from 32GB to 128GB.

Cameras and Batteries

You’ll take better quality photos with both of LG G4’s cameras. The one on the back has a resolution of 16MP and its features include laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash and 1/2.6′ sensor size, while the front camera is 8MP. For the Nexus 5X, LG used a 12.3MP Sony sensor and added features such as laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 1.55µm pixel size, but the front camera is limited to a resolution of 5MP.

The advantage of the Nexus 5X is that it runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while the LG G4 still runs on version 5.1 Lollipop. This means that it doesn’t matter if its battery has a lower capacity of 2700mAh, because thanks to the Doze feature, its life can be extended, the G4 has, as we were saying, a removable battery, and its capacity is 3000mAh.