The Nexus 5X vs. the competition: Smaller is still powerful

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The Nexus 5X vs. the competition: Smaller is still powerful

If last year's Nexus 6 was too big for your hands, this year Google and LG have scaled things back a bit with the Nexus 5X. It sports a more manageable 5.2-inch screen size, while also dropping some new features into the mix like USB Type-C and Nexus Imprint. But are these added bells and whistles enough to carve out a space for LG's new Nexus among smaller flagship handsets? We've stacked up the 5X versus the similarly-sized Galaxy S6 as well as Apple's latest 4.7-inch iPhone to find out.

Nexus 5X iPhone 6s Samsung Galaxy S6
Pricing $379, $429 $199, $299, $399 (on contract); $649, $749, $849 (off-contract) varies by carrier, starts at $129 on AT&T
Known dimensions 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm (5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches) 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches) 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm (5.65 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches)
Weight 136g (4.8 ounces) 143g (5.04 ounces) 138g (4.87 ounces)
Screen size 5.2 inches (132.08mm) 4.7 inches (119.38mm) 5.1 inches (129.2mm)
Screen resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (423 ppi) 1,334 x 750 (326 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (576 ppi)
Screen type FHD LCD, Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD, Retina HD Super AMOLED Quad HD
Battery 2,700mAh (non-removable) 1,715mAh (non-removable) 2,550mAh (non-removable)
Internal storage 16 / 32GB 16 / 64 / 128GB 32 / 64 /128GB
External storage None None None
Rear camera 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size, dual LED flash, IR laser-assisted autofocus 12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size 16MP, LED flash
Front-facing cam 5MP, f/2.0, 1.4µm pixel size 5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2 5MP
Video capture 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.2 v4.1
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Apple A9 Samsung Exynos 7420
CPU 1.8GHz hexa-core 1.8GHz dual-core 2.1GHz, 1.5GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 418 NA ARM Mali-T760 MP8
WiFi Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Operating system Android 6.0 iOS 9 Android 5.0
Standout features Nexus Imprint, USB Type-C 3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash Accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, fingerprint scanner, auto real-time HDR

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