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Nexus 5X vs. Google Pixel 2 – Which One Beats The Other?


The highly anticipated Pixel 2 was unveiled on October 4th and its days away from being officially launched. While this might be great news for the Android community, we can’t say the same thing about Nexus 5X owners. Pixel 2’s arrival means that time has come for Nexus 5X owners to let go of their daily driver and move on to Google’s new flagship smartphone.

The question that’s sitting in every Nexus 5X owner’s mind right now is if Pixel 2 is worth it. Does Pixel 2 feature the necessary hardware specs to overshadow Nexus 5X? Well, let’s pop up their hoods and find out the answer for ourselves.


Google’s latest flagship device, Pixel 2 ship with a 5.0-inches AMOLED panel. This display offers a full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution and a pixel density of 441. Moreover, the panel is also coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

On the other side of the spectrum, Nexus 5X ships with a larger 5.2-inches IPS LCD panel. Nexus 5X’s display features the same full HD resolution and a slightly smaller pixel density of 423ppi. Lastly, Nexus 5X’s display is guaranteed to not break at the first fall since its coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Hardware Power

It seems like these two Google-made smartphones are close equals in the display department but let’s see if we can say the same thing about hardware power. First off, we have Pixel 2 which is powered by Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Snapdragon 835 CPU that clocks at 2.35GHz. The processor is also paired with an Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

Nexus 5X also uses a Qualcomm CPU, but a lower model. Therefore, Nexus 5X’s power is provided by a Qualcomm hexa-core Snapdragon 808 CPU. This processor has been clocked at 1.8GHz and its coupled with an Adreno 418 GPU alongside 2GB of RAM.

As everyone can clearly see, Pixel 2 completely overshadows Nexus 5X when it comes to hardware power. Although, this was to be expected when considering that there’s a two-year gap between these two high-end smartphones.

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