Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 vs. LG Nexus 5X – Design, Storage and Other Features

Today we will compare the new Galaxy A5 2017 that Samsung has released in January 2017, with the LG Nexus 5X that arrived in stores back in 2015.


The Galaxy A5 2017 measures 146.1x 71.4 x 7.9 mm and weights 157 grams. It has a glass and metal construction and it’s available in colors such as Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, and Peach Cloud. The LG Nexus 5X is lighter as it weights only 136 grams and it measures 147×72.6×7.9mm. Its body is made of plastic and Google sells it in three colors: Carbon, Quartz, and Ice.


Both devices come with a display size of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 423 ppi. However, the display that it’s found on the Galaxy A5 2017 is a super AMOLED, while the one found on the LG Nexus 5X is an IPS LCD.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy A5 2017 features a Exynos 7880 Octa chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.9GHz, a Mali-T830MP3 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The LG Nexus 5X has a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and a dual-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, an Adreno 418 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.


The Galaxy A5 2017 has been released with an internal storage of 32GB, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the LG Nexus 5X comes in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB, but it doesn’t feature a card slot for storage expansion.


The Galaxy A5 2017 sports a primary camera of 16MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and a secondary camera of 16MP. The LG Nexus 5X has a primary camera of 12.3MP that features laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, face detection, HDR and a secondary camera of only 5MP.


Both handsets come with non-removable batteries, but the 3000 mAh that’s found on the Galaxy A5 2017 is better than the 2700 mAh battery that the LG Nexus 5X has.

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