LG K10 was announced recently at the CES 2016 thereby making it the latest mid-range smartphone to be unveiled by the South Korean manufacturer.
From the details revealed about the smartphone, LG K10 appears to be a stylish device with equally better performance compared to the other mid-range smartphones in the market. Google’s Nexus 5X was released earlier on around October 2015 and also manufactured by LG Electronics Inc. At this year’s CES, LG described K10 as an exclusive model. The question, however, that begs an answer is: how does the K10 compare to the Nexus 5X?
Despite having the common LG design, K10’s appearance resembles closely that of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The former, however, has a more plastic appearance compared to the latter’s metallic make. The Nexus 5X on the other hand, appears to be quite similar in design to the K10 with a notable difference in the USB-C port’s presence. This port in the Nexus model enables quick transmission of data and charging via USB connection.
Processor, storage and software comparison
Running on a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset with a speed of 1.8 GHz, Nexus 5X has a RAM of 2GB and comes in two variants. The variants are on the basis of the internal storage capacity hence 16 GB and 32 GB. The two variants have no expandable storage memory.
LG K10 will come in two models; LTE/4G and 3G. The latter will have a 1.3 GHz chipset whereas the 4G version will have either a 1.3/1.2 GHz quad-core or an 8-core chipset that is clocked at 1.14 GHz. This make will have an expandable memory slot with two onboard storage capacity variants of 16 and 8GB. The phone will also exhibit difference in RAM among the variants ranging from 1GB to 2GB.
The two LG smartphones run on Android with Nexus 5X shipping the latest version – Marshmallow- whereas the K10 comes in with Lollipop 5.1. LG has however promised to upgrade the latter’s with a Marshmallow update later on in the course of the year.
Display and camera comparison
The K10 has a 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having a res power of 720 by 1280 pixels. In comparison, the Nexus 5X has a much sharper 5.2-inch Gorilla Glass 3-protected display with a 1080 by 1920-pixel resolution.
The LTE/4G and 3G V10 variants will have different camera sensors with the former having a 13MP rear snapper, whereas the latter model packing an 8 MP camera. With no further details regarding camera specs, both snappers will be enhanced with LED flash and autofocus features.
Google Nexus 5X has a 12.3 MP primary camera with f/2.0 and 5MP selfie snapper. The phone’s camera exhibits better performance in low light and enhanced with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. Panorama, face-detection, HDR, touch focus and geo tagging are all supported on the Nexus 5X shooter.
General specs comparison
With Marshmallow’s optimization Doze Mode feature, Nexus packs a 2,700 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that fairly lasts for long. On the other hand, LG K10 has a removable battery with a capacity of 2,300 mAh. Nexus 5X has a number of sensors that include fingerprint, proximity, compass, barometer, gyro and also accelerometer. The manufacturer did not reveal much on the sensors that will be included in the K10.
LG K10 will roll out officially during the first quarter of 2016 in three colors; gold, indigo and white. Carbon, Quartz and Ice are the available color-appearances for the Nexus 5X.
Apparently, Nexus 5X still stands out to exhibit better performance than the recently announced LG K10. The specifications about the earlier make from LG beat K10’s. The South Korean phone maker, however, came out clear during the CES 2016 announcement of LG K10 describing it as a mid-range phone. The specs are quite okay and as such there is an expected low price for the LG K10.