If you’re thinking to get a midrange smartphone upgrade this year because you feel that high-end ones are too mainstream, take a look at our review of the OnePlus X and Nexus 5X. We hope that we could help you to get an idea of what to expect from either one of these phones right up to your selection.
Both of them have a 13-megapixel rear snapper, and that’s already enough to tell you that there’s no necessity to splurge on a phone with uber powerful camera specs though you could have think otherwise. It’s good to know that they are equipped with phase detection autofocus systems and that eases detailed selfies. The only drawback here is probably due to the lack of optical image stabilization of the two.
In terms of display, Nexus 5X has a bigger screen size than that of the OnePlus X, with 5.2-inches and 5-inches respectively. The minimal difference in size shouldn’t be a problem, so long doesn’t matter much to you. And they both have the same 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution too, so we’re guessing you’re still going to have a hard time choosing at this point.
You can expect the OnePlus X to be the upper hand of the two when in comes to storage, as it’s packed with 16 GB plus support for microSD card of up to 128 GB. Although Nexus 5X is a little short in providing the expandable microSD storage and touting only at 2 GB of RAM, it does come with either 16 or 32 GB internal storage.
It’s definitely not an exhaustive list about the comparison between the two, but at least you should be able to get a drift into what these two differ (or bear similarities, most of the time). Just think of it this way: if you prefer a phone with better performance, go for the Nexus 5X, but opt for OnePlus X if you prefer more storage for your selfies and whatnot (and other important stuff too).