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LG Nexus 5X vs. Motorola Moto X Pure Edition – Not Too Elegant, But Fast And Cheap

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You don’t need to spend 500-600 dollars on a phone to feel like you’re a part of the elite groups, there are lots of cheaper phones with cool designs, which don’t have their shells made of metal, but plastic, and they still impress many picky buyers. We have two names for you: the Moto X Pure Edition (X Style) and Nexus 5X, two of the new phones that everyone is talking about. If you’re interesting in purchasing one of them, but you’re undecided which one to buy, here’s a comparison that might help you.

Designs and Displays

The Moto X Pure Edition and Nexus 5X have plastic backs and metal frames, but different designs. The first model has a curved body and the back has diagonal lines, for a better grip. But that’s not all. The vertical metal strip which stretches from the camera to the logo gives the device an industrial look and the good news is that you’re able to choose a different color by going to the Moto Maker website, while you’re there, you can select a different color for the polycarbonate back or the front panel. Regarding the dimensions, here are the ones for the body: 153.9×76.2×11.1mm, while the screen is very large at 5.7-inch and it uses IPS LCD technology, which supports a resolution of 1440x2560pixels at 520ppi.

The Nexus 5X is like a successor of the Nexus 5 2015, but it has a rectangular body, not curved sides at the top and bottom. The back is simple and flat, a bit curved on the edges, and below the rear camera sits a circular fingerprint scanner which supports Android Pay. On the front side, it looks similar to the Moto X, making you believe that it has a pair of speakers, but in fact, it has only one, the physical dimensions are 147×72.6×7.9mm and the screen is much smaller at 5.2-inch, but it supports a Full HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 424ppi.

Hardware

Both devices come with a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor with two cores clocked at 1.82GHz and four cores running at 1.44GHz, which are backed by Adreno 418 graphics, but the Moto X supports 3GB of RAM, while LG decided to equip its Nexus 5X with 2GB of RAM.

The Nexus 5X doesn’t has a microSD card slot and it offers two variants of internal memories of 16GB and 32GB, while the Moto X has a third variant of 64GB and there’s a slot available for each one, allowing expansion up to 128GB.

The Moto X has a larger battery of 3000mAh, which supports Motorola’s Turbo Charger, so if you’ll charge it in 15 minutes, you’ll have 34 percent more juice, the Nexus 5X has a smaller 2700mAh battery which can be charged via the Type-C microUSB connector.

Cameras

The Moto X has a 21MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-tone LED flash and the front camera supports 5MP. It lacks OIS, but so does the Nexus 5X, this phones’ cameras support 12.3MP and 5MP, and the list of features includes laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 1.55µm pixel size.