The Nexus 5X bills itself as a worthy competitor to the Galaxy S6. However, it’s come under fire for lacking some important features.
But is it really better than the Galaxy S6? Find out 5 reasons why you should stick to the Galaxy S6 if you’re comparing these two flagship smartphones:
The Galaxy S6 is one of the most powerful smartphones ever made and it’s not even close.
The phone has repeatedly demonstrated its superior performance in numerous mobile benchmarks. Check out the AnTuTu benchmark score difference between the Galaxy S6 and the Nexus 5X:
Better Display (QHD Versus Full HD)
It’s 2015. How hard is it to get a phone with a QHD screen?
The Galaxy S6’s QHD screen clocks in at a stunning resolution of 1440×2560 and it looks absolutely beautiful. The Nexus 5X is no slouch with its full HD resolution of 1080×1920, but it’s certainly weaker than its counterpart. The difference is noticeable when you’re comparing them side by side.
There’s one more advantage the Galaxy S6’s display has over the competition: it’s coated in Gorilla Glass 4 protection, while the Nexus 5X only has Gorilla Glass 3. That’s enough of a difference to make scratches appear on your screen sooner on the Nexus 5X compared to the Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy 5X features the same camera quality as the Nexus 6P – which is good. Previous Nexus cameras were notoriously bad in low light.
However, no matter how many improvements the Nexus 5X made, it’s still not nearly as good as the fantastic Galaxy S6 camera, which provides more detail, better color reproduction, and excellent low light shooting.
TouchWiz is Excellent
TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 is leaps and bounds ahead of previous iterations of Samsung’s native UI.
On TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6, you have useful features like Ultra power saving mode and Download booster. There’s also split-screen mode for better multi-tasking and a surprisingly rich toolset available through the camera.
The only thing we have bad to say about TouchWiz is that it does include apps you can’t remove – unless, of course, you choose to root.
Of course, a lot of people love the stock Android appearance on the Nexus 5X. Out of all the metrics listed here, this is the one most susceptible to your personal preferences.
Surprisingly Close in Price
The Galaxy S6 clearly has a number of advantages over the Nexus 5X. Based on the above information, you might think that the two phones are significantly different in price.
The Galaxy S6 32GB model is available for $489 USD unlocked, while the Nexus 5X sold by LG on Amazon is priced at $379.99 for the unlocked version.
That price difference is to be expected given the difference in specs – but it’s not quite as large as it could be. It’s only $110 for a significantly weaker phone.
For all of these reasons, the Galaxy S6 beats yet another flagship competitor out of the water