Since its Oct. 22 release, the Google Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG Electronics has received rave reviews for being arguably the best Nexus phone in the market.

Meanwhile, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus revealed that November will be the release of OnePlus X, its follow-up flagship phone after 2014's OnePlus One.

Being Google's response to the feedback of the Nexus 6 being far too hefty for a phone, the Nexus 5X is described by Google as "the all-around champ."

The Nexus 5X, of course, is very much similar to the Nexus 5 in terms of "feel" and "look," and both boasts of the similarly low price tag. However, the Nexus 5X claims to have upgraded parts, particularly the Nexus 5's weak point: the camera.

The OnePlus X, a downsize from the flagship OnePlus 2, was created with essentially the same idea in mind—to trade off certain specs, such as size and battery life for a design that is more convenient in terms of fit.

Read along for a quick side-by-side comparison of the two phones, taking into account their display, camera, battery, platform, storage, connectivity and price.


Reviews typically end with the price of the products, but it seems that in order to get a better understanding of the specs of the Nexus 5X and OnePlus X, it's important to first establish the price range for both phones.

The 16GB Nexus 5X is available at around $380, while the 32GB is at around $430. On the other hand, the OnePlus X ranks significantly lower, with 16GB priced at around $250.


The Nexus 5X's display is what you expect to get from a mid-range phone. With its 5.2-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display, you get a solid LCD, with average color reproduction and viewing angles. The Nexus 5X weighs in at 136 grams, with a size of 147.0-by-72.6-by-7.9 mm.

The OnePlus X marks a milestone in the company's history, for being the first to use a 5-inch AMOLED display, also with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone weighs in at 138 grams, and measures 140-by-69-by-6.9 mm. making it OnePlus' smallest device yet.


The Nexus 5X has a 12.3 MP f/2.0 rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. The OnePlus X possesses slightly better specs with its 13 MP f/2.2 rear camera and an 8 MP front-facing shooter.


The OnePlus X boasts of a non-removable 2,525 mAh battery and a Micro-USB port for charging (as opposed to the OnePlus 2's USB Type-C port). The Nexus 5X, however, holds the better power unit with its non-removable 2,700 mAh battery and USB Type-C for fast charging.


The Nexus 5X was developed alongside the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, meaning that it integrates the best of software and hardware with its Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset, Adreno 418 GPU and Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 and dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU.

The OnePlus X holds the OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1, Adreno 330 GPU and a Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 801 processor with 2.3 GHz Quadcore-CPUs.


The Nexus 5X goes with either a 16GB or 32GB of internal memory and 2GB RAM, while the OnePlus X has only a 16GB internal memory, and 3GB RAM.

A microSD card slot is available for the OnePlus X, while no card slots can be counted for the Nexus 5X.


Though the OnePlus X has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and hotspot features, the Nexus 5 has more options with its Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and hotspot features.

Both phones have Bluetooth, GPS and USB features, but the OnePlus X comes with FM radio connectivity.

With the ultimate decision depending on the specific needs of the consumer, both phones prove to be solid choices and not to mention mid to low-range prices, considering their specs and convenient design.

Correction: An earlier version of this article had different specifications for OnePlus X's platform and NFC connectivity. It has been corrected.

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