The LG Nexus 5X and Motorola Moto X Play have been released last year. These devices come with some good specifications and today we’re going to compare them, in case you’re interested in purchasing any of these two phones, but you don’t know which one suits your needs.
The LG Nexus 5X measures 147×72.6×7.9mm and weights 136 grams. Unlike its predecessor, the Nexus 5 2013, which had a floating arc design, this model has a rectangular body with rounded corners, but its exterior is still made of plastic and on the back, there’s a protruding camera which has a fingerprint scanner below. On the other hand, the Motorola Moto X Play is thicker and heavier as it measures 148x75x10.9mm and weights 169 grams. This is the second variant of the Moto X 2015, being slightly smaller, but having the same design as the Pure Edition: a plastic curved back with diagonal lines and a vertical strip in the middle, which houses the camera module and the logo. Thanks to the Moto Maker program, you can choose your favorite colors of the back, strip, frame and front panel.
The LG Nexus 5X has an IPS LCD display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 423 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Moto X Play features a bigger IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The LG Nexus 5X comes with a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset, an hexa-core processor formed from a dual-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 1.82GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.44GHz, an Adreno 418 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Moto X Play has an inferior Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.0GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
Both handsets have been released in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB. Unfortunately, only the Moto X Play supports a card slot for storage expansion up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The LG Nexus 5X sports a primary camera of 12.3MP (found on the rear side of the smartphone) that offers laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the handset). The Moto X Play has a more powerful primary camera of 21MP that features autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto-HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both devices have non-removable batteries. The one found on the LG Nexus 5X has 2700 mAh, being much weaker than the 3630 mAh battery that is powering the Moto X Play.
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