LG G4 vs Nexus 5X Comparison, Camera Review, Speed Test


The LG-branded Nexus 5X is a new budget phone sporting a mid-range hardware and latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Costing at around $400, will it par the 6-month old LG G4 flagship in different categories? Let’s find out in our Ultimate Comparison.

Design and build


With a plastic body and slender profile, the Nexus 5X is more comfortable both in the hand and pocket. It’s lighter and thinner than the 5.5-incher LG G4 and it features latest USB Type-C and an accurate fingerprint sensor. But in the looks department, noticeably, the leather-made and curved screen of LG G4 wins our votes.

Winner: LG G4

Display and viewing experience


Surprisingly, as a budget device, the Nexus 5X packs high calibre 5.2-inch IPS display with 1080p resolution and 424 ppi that’s sharp, bright and clear. However, the high-end LG G4 still has better viewing experience, thanks to its 5.5-inch 1440p IPS display; colors are punchier and the brightness is blinding.

Winner: LG G4

Camera in still and video

For a mid-ranger specs, the Nexus 5X did pretty well in producing natural and pleasing colors on its images shot from its 12.3MP main snapper. But again, it is still no match to the 16MP main shooter of LG G4 with better detail preservation, noise handling in low light and night, and exposure control. The goes to the FHD videos we’ve compared where LG G4 showed a slightly better recording than 5X.

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Winner: LG G4

Performance and benchmarks

The two phones are powered by the same hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset. LG G4 has an edge on this area because of the 3GB of RAM compared to the 2GB on Nexus 5X. Performance and benchmark scores are close with a marginal difference. On actual speed test, LG G4 loaded up the game slightly faster.

Benchmark scores

  • AnTuTu – LG G4: 49489, Nexus 5x: 42426
  • Basemark OS – LG G4: 1563, Nexus 5X: 1173

Winner: LG G4

Battery life


Packed with the 3000mAh battery, LG G4 lasted 9 hours and 45 minutes in the standard battery test. In contrast, the 2700mAh-equipped Nexus 5X hung in for 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is worth mentioning, that Nexus 5X supports quick charging thru its type-c port and 3A wall charger. Estimated charging speed is 25% for 10minutes.

  • LG G4: 9h 45min
  • Nexus 5X: 9h 20min

Winner: LG G4

Speaker and audio quality

Both are sporting mono speaker; rear-facing on G4 while front-facing on Nexus 5X. In terms of volume and bass power, G4 has stronger lows and clearer vocals. Loudspeaker output in Nexus 5x is slightly tinny, but overall quality is average.

Winner: LG G4

Price and Verdict


The biggest advantage of Nexus 5X over LG G4 is the price. For $400, you will still get the same value from the LG G4 that is worth around $600 price (Php 22k-27k in the Philippines). Not only that, Nexus 5X runs on Android 6.0 and it will be one of the first to receive future software updates from Google.

If you’re planning to get the LG G4, surely, you won’t regret this device. It has an excellent camera and superb display, all worth checking out for.

SPECS, PH Price LG G4 LG Nexus 5X specs, PH Price
Display 5.5-inch QHD IPS Quantom LCD, 534ppi 5.2-inch 1080p FHD display, 424ppi
Size 9.8mm thick, 155g weight 7.9mm thickness, 136g weight
Design Gorilla Glass 3, curved body, leather stitch back cover Cornings Gorilla Glass 3, oleophobic coating
Colors Grey, White, Gold, Leather Brown, Red, Black
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core
Processor Dual-core 1.82GHz Cortex A57, Quad-core 1.44GHz Cortex 153 Dual-core 1.82GHz Cortex A57, Quad-core 1.44GHz Cortex 153
Graphics Adreno 418 GPU Adreno 418 GPU
Memory 32GB internal, microSD card up to 200GB 16/32GB internal storage, no microSD card slot
Main Camera 16MP f/1.8 laser autofocus, color spectrum sensor, auto HDR, 2160p video, OIS 12MP rear shooter, Laser Autofocus, dual-LED flash (dual tone)
Multimedia 4K UHD video 4K UHD video, HDR
Front camera 8MP selfie camera, 1080p video 5MP front camera
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE cat 6, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, Wireless charging, Infrared for remote 4G LTE cat 6,WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, NFC USB Type-C
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software Optimux UX Stock Android
Battery 3000mAh 2700mah (non-removable)
Ports microUSB 2.0 USB type-c
Official Price P27,000 $400 on 16GB model before tax (P21k in PHP)
Availability date June November
Where to buy LG Philippines, Malls, Online Hotgadgets

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