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LG Nexus 5X VS Apple iPhone 6S Comparison, Camera Review, Benchmarks


LG and Apple take the stage in this review comparison, as Apple’s current flagship, the iPhone 6s (priced at Php 35,880) takes on the budget-wise LG and Google Nexus 5X (priced at Php 18K). Check out their specs, features and prices and find out which among these two fits you best.

Design and build

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The iPhone 6s has a very appealing metallic unibody that is widely reminiscent of all the iPhones design, while the Nexus 5X’s design stands for a more simpler approach, focusing more in the utility of handling and gripping, with its polycarbonated body. Despite lacking in finesse, the Nexus 5X pays for it on its easy-to-handle exterior, though style-wise, the iPhone 6s’ metallic construction illuminates classiness and sophistication, expected on an iPhone. Both device features a fingerprint sensor, with the Nexus 5X’s sensor, located at the back, while the iPhone at the menu button. The iPhone offers a 3D force touch feature that is not seen on the Nexus 5X.

What do you prefer? The classier iPhone 6S or the handy dandy Nexus 5X? Share us your pick on the comments section.

See also: iPhone 6s Review – All-new Innards, Same Old Design

Display and viewing experiences

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The iPhone 6S carries around 4.7-inch IPS 750p HD display , while the Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch 1080p FHD display. Both devices we’re seen to be really close, in terms of quality and colour, though when it comes to viewing angles, the iPhone 6S was seen to be more adaptable than the Nexus 5X, while being able to still deliver a clearer display. However, the larger 5.2-inch display of the Nexus 5X brings out the quality of the Nexus 5X’s display, thanks to its larger screen.

Which among these two would you want to have? The 5.2-incher Nexus 5X or the viewing-wise iPhone 6S? Share your thoughts with us.

See also: Nexus 5X Review – One of the Androids I Wanna Buy

Camera basic/quality/still image

Both devices are carrying the same sensor pairing of 12MP rear shooter and 5MP selfie shooter, which only differentiates in overall capability. Quality-wise, the outputs of the Nexus 5X were seen to be very detail-oriented and accurate, while the Apple iPhone 6S delivered clear outputs on daylight.

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HDR shot taken w/ iPhone 6S and Nexus 5X. Clear output on iP6S, accurate colours on N5X

For lowlight shooting, the Nexus 5X’s sleek noise control capability gets things done, with its excellent detail-wise outputs on lowlight and noise balancing capability, while night outputs for the iPhone 6s was seen to be grainy and poor.

For video, both shooters can shoot 4K UHD videos with ease and does the job handily.

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Lowlight shot of Nexus 5X and iPhone 6S. Noise control of N5X is seen, blurry output for IP6S

What do you think of the Nexus 5X and iPhone 6s’ shooters? Hit us up on the comments section and share your thoughts.

See also: Sony Xperia Z5 vs iPhone 6s Comparison, Camera Review, Speed Test

Performance and benchmarks

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The iPhone 6S has Apple’s latest self-made chip, the Apple A9 chip on its helm, while the Nexus 5X is carrying around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chip. Both device carries the same RAM capacity of 2GB, while they differ in options for ROM, with the iPhone 6S can either be 16, 64 or 128GB of ROM, while the Nexus 5X has 16GB or 32GB of ROM. For benchmark scores, the iPhone 6S was seen to dish out the better ratings between the pair.


  • iPhone 6S: 65727
  • Nexus 5X: 42426

Basemark OS II

  • iPhone 6S: 1964
  • Nexus 5X: 1173

Both the iPhone 6s and the Nexus 5X don’t support any microSD card expandability feature.

See also: iPhone 6s Battery Charging Test – 2A Fast Charging Power Adapter VS 1A Apple Charger

Battery life

The iPhone 6S carries around a 1715mAh battery capacity, while the Nexus 5X carries a larger 2300mAh battery capacity. On our standard battery test, wherein we’ll play a 2-hour HD movie. The iPhone 6S was able to showcase a 10-hour and 30-minute longevity period, while the Nexus 5X was able to dish out 9 hours and 20 minutes. However, despite the longer battery longevity of the iPhone 6S, the Nexus 5X 90-minute charging period makes it a bit fair.

  • iPhone 6S: 10 hours and 30 minutes
  • Nexus 5X: 9 hours and 20minutes

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

Speaker and audio

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Audio-wise, these two was actually not that bad, however, the iPhone 6S delivered a more louder bass and overall better volume than the Nexus 5X. The iPhone 6S also delivered clear and distinct sound outputs, which was heard better with what the Nexus 5X has to offer.

See also: Sony Xperia Z5 vs iPhone 6s Comparison, Camera Review, Speed Test

Price and verdict

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Price-wise, the LG Nexus 5X, which is priced at $379 or at Php 18K, is the affordable take between the two, while the iPhone 6S, priced at Php 35,880, stays as the prestigious choice, however, performance-wise, they did have their strengths and advantages between one another, so it’ll actually depend on what you want to actually own.

Do you want the classy and widely known iPhone 6S? Or the utility budget Nexus phone, the Nexus 5X? Get your pick and settle it. To us, whatever you choose, both phones are completely worth it.

Also, check out this video comparison, starring none other than the iPhones 6S.

Specs/PH price

Apple iPhone 6S specs, PH price, features

LG Nexus 5X specs, PH price, features

Display 4.7-inch IPS LCD 750p display, 326ppi 5.2-inch 1080p FHD display, 424ppi
Size 7.1mm thickess, 143g weight 7.9mm thickness, 136g weight
Color Space grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Carbon, Quartz, Ice
Protection Ion- strengthened glass Cornings Gorilla Glass 3, oleophobic coating
Chip Apple A9 chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core
Graphics PowerVR GT7600 GPU Adreno 418 GPU
Processor 1.84GHz dual-core processor Dual-core 1.82GHz Cortex A57, Quad-core 1.44GHz Cortex 153
Memory 2GB of RAM, 16/64/128GB of internal storage, no microSD card slot 2GB Of RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, no microSD card slot
Main Shooter 12MP rear shooter, dual tone LED flash 12MP rear shooter, Laser Autofocus, dual-LED flash (dual tone)
Multimedia 2160p 4K UHD video 4K UHD video, HDR
Front facing shooter 5MP selfie shooter, 720p video 5MP front camera
Connectivity 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, NFC, only for Apple pay 4G LTE cat 6,WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, NFC USB Type-C
OS iOS 9 Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software features 3D force touch Stock Android
Battery Capacity 1715mAh battery 2700mah (non-removable)
Ports and charging micro USB 2.0, reversible connector USB type-c
Released date September November
Official price Php 35.880 for the space grey variant, purchased in Lazada PH, as of October 15 2015 $379 US on 16GB (no official price in the Philippines, est. P18k pesos)
Where to buy Lazada, Hotgadgets and other Online stores or retail sellers Hotgadgets, LG Philippine stores

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