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Which is better, Google Pixel 5 or Nexus 5X 16GB? We compared their features and specs in detail

Created date: 10/06/2020, 13:13:08, Updated date: 10/06/2020, 19:50:10

Google Pixel 5Nexus 5X 16GB
Google Pixel 5Nexus 5X 16GB

Are you having trouble comparing the differences in features and performance of the Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, or unsure about their differences in ease-of-use, and wondering which to buy? We did a deep-dive comparison of the features, specs, and capabilities of these two smartphone, and provided our rating of which one was a better buy.

Google Pixel 5Nexus 5X 16GB
Google Pixel 5

Nexus 5X 16GB

General rating:
Holding comfortrating-image3.5
70/100
rating-image3.4
67/100
Weightrating-image3.5
69/100
rating-image3.8
75/100
Screen sizerating-image4.5
90/100
rating-image3.9
77/100
Display qualityrating-image4.3
85/100
rating-image4.3
85/100
Battery liferating-image
- /100
rating-image3.0
60/100
Processing powerrating-image4.7
94/100
rating-image2.7
54/100
Memory capacityrating-image4.7
93/100
rating-image2.5
50/100
Storage capacityrating-image4.5
90/100
rating-image2.5
50/100
Rear camera performancerating-image3.4
68/100
rating-image1
0/100
Front camera performancerating-image2.9
58/100
rating-image2.5
50/100

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, performance comparison

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB size comparison. Which to choose?

The size of the body has a big influence on the ease of carrying and one-handed operation. The narrower the width, the easier it is to firmly grasp and hold, but you also have to take into account the device's thickness. Also, if the width and height are smaller, its easier to operate one-handed since its easier to extend your fingers. On the contrary, if the width and height are large, it's difficult to fit in your pocket and is bulky even when put in a bag, and portability is impaired.

The Google Pixel 5 has a width of 2.8inches (70.4mm), a length of 5.7inches (144.7mm), and a thickness of 0.31inches (8mm). Also, the Nexus 5X 16GB has a width of 2.9inches (72.6mm), a length of 5.8inches (147mm), and a thickness of 0.31inches (7.9mm).

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, there isn't much difference between the Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB in terms of size. For that reason, the ease of gripping and carrying the devices in one hand is about the same for both. Therefore it's better to compare them in terms of performance and functionality.

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, there isn't a large difference in size between the Google Pixel 5 and the Nexus 5X 16GB. For that reason their one-handed operability, portability, and bulkiness when carried is about the same. That's why I think it's better to compare them in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

Comparing the overall size of the two devices, there isn't a big difference in size between the Google Pixel 5 and the Nexus 5X 16GB. For that reason the ease of carrying and use with one hand is about the same for both. That's why it is better to compare the two in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
Google Pixel 570/1002.8inches (70.4mm) x 5.7inches (144.7mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)
Nexus 5X 16GB67/1002.9inches (72.6mm) x 5.8inches (147mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm)

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, which is more comfortable to hold? Weight comparison

The weight of the device affects hand fatigue and the burden placed upon the wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you'll be able to operate the device without tiring. Also, if the burden placed on the wrist is lower, you'll be able to use the device more comfortably. However if the weight isn't right for you, it could place more of a burden on your body, causing you to feel stress.

The weight of the Google Pixel 5 is about 5.3oz (151g), and the weight of the Nexus 5X 16GB is about 4.8oz (136g). Comparing the weight of the two devices, the Nexus 5X 16GB is a lighter smart phone than the Google Pixel 5, with a difference of about 0.5oz (136g). For that reason the Nexus 5X 16GB is a smart phone that is less likely than the Google Pixel 5to put a burden on your fingers and wrist when used for an extended period. That's why we recommend the Nexus 5X 16GB over the Google Pixel 5.

ScoreWeight
Google Pixel 569/1005.3oz (151g)
Nexus 5X 16GB75/1004.8oz (136g)

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, whose display is easier to use?

The size of the screen affects usability and screen visibility. A larger screen means larger letters and buttons on apps, so the user is less likely to tap adjacent buttons by mistake. In addition, the user can enjoy a more intense experience when playing games and watching videos.

The Google Pixel 5 has a 6 inch display. Also, the Nexus 5X 16GB has a 5.2 inch display. Comparing the screen size, the Google Pixel 5 has a considerably larger screen than the Nexus 5X 16GB, with a difference of approximately 0.7 inch. The Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 5X 16GB in terms of its larger buttons and the intensity of the user's experience when playing games and watching videos. In addition, the larger screen on the Google Pixel 5 has the benefit of being easier on the user's eyes. If you are looking for a smartphone that you are less likely to mistap, offers a more intense viewing and gaming experience, and decreases eyestrain, then we recommend the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 5X 16GB.

ScoreDisplay size
Google Pixel 590/1006 inch
Nexus 5X 16GB77/1005.2 inch

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, which has a clearer display?

Pixel density affects picture quality, and the higher the pixel density, the better the picture quality, which means the user can gain more enjoyment from games and videos. In addition, higher picture quality decreases eyestrain, which means that the user will experience less eye fatigue after prolonged use.

The resolution on the Google Pixel 5 is 1080 x 2340, and pixel density is 429ppi. Also, the resolution on the Nexus 5X 16GB is 1080 x 1920, and pixel density is 423ppi. Comparing the pixel count, the difference in pixel density between the Google Pixel 5 and the Nexus 5X 16GB is negligible. As a result, they are both evenly matched in terms of picture quality and easiness on the eyes. Therefore, we recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScorePixel density
Google Pixel 585/100429ppi
Nexus 5X 16GB85/100423ppi

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, a summary of the differences in battery life

Battery performance greatly affects battery life, but greater battery capacity does not necessarily mean greater battery life, since battery efficiency should also be considered. Bigger screens and higher CPU performance will mean the batteries are depleted more quickly.

ScoreBattery capacity
Google Pixel 5 - /100
Nexus 5X 16GB60/1002700mAh

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, which has better CPU?

CPU performance affects the ability to process programs, and the ability to process programs is determined by the product of the number of cores in the CPU and the CPU frequency. The higher this performance is, the more smoothly apps and games will run, and with low performance apps and games become heavy and stress is experienced.

The Google Pixel 5's CPU is a Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G, with performance measured at 2.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore). Also, the Nexus 5X 16GB's CPU is a Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, with performance measured at 2GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore). Comparing CPU performance, the Google Pixel 5 has considerably higher specs than the Nexus 5X 16GB. In terms of being able to comfortably play games and run apps smoothly, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 5X 16GB. If you're going for a high spec smart phone that runs smoothly and comfortably handles games, we recommend purchasing the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 5X 16GB.

ScoreCPU specs
Google Pixel 594/1002.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
Nexus 5X 16GB54/1002GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore)

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, what's the difference in memory capacity?

RAM affects multitasking ability and the stability of apps. The larger the amount of RAM is, the more stability there will be even in situations where multiple apps are running simultaneously, allowing for comfortable use. In addition, animation will be more smooth, and apps will be less likely to freeze or crash. Also, without sufficient RAM, there are games you won't be able to run, so it is necessary to be careful.

The weight of the Google Pixel 5 is 8GB and the weight of the Nexus 5X 16GB is 2GB. Comparing the devices in terms of RAM, the Google Pixel 5 has a significantly larger amount of RAM than the Nexus 5X 16GB, with a difference of about 6GB. In terms of the unlikeliness of crashing and the ease of multitasking, 3D games and VR, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 5X 16GB. If you're looking for a smart phone that can run multiple apps simultaneously with stability and also allows you to comfortably enjoy 3D games and VR, then we recommend purchasing the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 5X 16GB.

ScoreRAM size
Google Pixel 593/1008GB
Nexus 5X 16GB50/1002GB

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, which has more data storage?

Storage capacity affects the amount of data that is capable of being stored. The larger the storage capacity, the more pictures you can take and the more applications you can install. In addition, if your smartphone accepts SD cards, then you can increase its storage capacity. However, there are performance related drawbacks, including a slower data transfer rate than the primary memory, and you cannot transfer all your data on the card, so be warned.

The data storage capacity of the Google Pixel 5 is 128GB. Also the Nexus 5X 16GB is 16GB. Regarding storage capacity, the Google Pixel 5 has a much larger data storage capacity compared to the Nexus 5X 16GB, with a roughly 112GB difference. In terms of the number of pictures you can save and the applications that you can install, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 5X 16GB. If you are looking for a smartphone that can save more data, we recommend the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 5X 16GB.

ScoreStorage size
Google Pixel 590/100128GB
Nexus 5X 16GB50/10016GB

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB rear camera performance comparison. Which has a higher resolution?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the back of the device (the rear/back camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Google Pixel 5 has a 16 MP main camera. Also, Nexus 5X 16GB has a 0.1 MP main camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the Google Pixel 5 has a much higher pixel count compared to the Nexus 5X 16GB, with a roughly 15.9 MP difference. In terms of taking or shooting high resolution pictures or videos that will look clean when printed, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 5X 16GB. If you are looking for a smartphone that is suited for shooting videos and taking pictures, we recommend the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 5X 16GB.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
Google Pixel 568/10016 MP
Nexus 5X 16GB0/1000.1 MP

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, whose front camera has a better picture quality?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the front of the device (the in/front camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Google Pixel 5 has an 8 MP front camera and Nexus 5X 16GB has an 5 MP front camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the front camera of the Google Pixel 5 has a higher pixel count than the Nexus 5X 16GB, with a roughly 3 MP difference. As a result, the Google Pixel 5 is better able to take high quality selfies than the Nexus 5X 16GB, and the pictures will look cleaner when printed. Therefore, we recommend the Google Pixel 5.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
Google Pixel 558/1008 MP
Nexus 5X 16GB50/1005 MP

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 5X 16GB, performance comparison by specification sheet

Google Pixel 5Nexus 5X 16GB
ImageGoogle Pixel 5Nexus 5X 16GB
MakerGoogleGoogle
Release date10/15, 202010/22, 2015
ColorJust Black/Sorta Sage/ /
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8inches (70.4mm) x 5.7inches (144.7mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)2.9inches (72.6mm) x 5.8inches (147mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm)
Weight5.3oz (151g)4.8oz (136g)
Display size6 inch5.2 inch
Display typeOLEDTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 23401080 x 1920
Pixel density429ppi423ppi
ChipsetQualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765GSnapdragon 808 MSM8992
CPU specs2.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)2GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore)
RAM size8GB2GB
Storage size128GB16GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP0.1 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP5 MP

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