Nexus 5X, Honor 5X and the OnePlus X – Best Midrange Smartphone in 2016

By taking one look at the market in 2016, it seems that there are three candidates for the title of best midrange smartphone for last year: the Nexus 5X, Honor 5X and the OnePlus X. Obviously, each one of them has its ups and downs, but it’s worth having a look at them!

Camera

All three devices offer a 13 MP back camera, which means that you don’t have to pay a lot of money in order to take great photos. However, many voices say that Honor 5X is slightly better than the rest, especially in low-light conditions. Also, Honor 5X has a 5 MP front camera, which is less than the OnePlus 8 MP one.

Price

Regarding the price, Honor 5X is the most accessible phone of the three. It costs $199.99, while the OnePlus X costs $249 and the Nexus 5X $349.

OS

Here, Nexus 5X is definitely the winner, since it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the stock version. Meanwhile, the OnePlus X device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, (the Oxygen OS version), same as Honor 5X, but the latter runs on the EMUI 3.1 version.

Screen

Honor 5X has the biggest display of all three of them, having 5.5 inches. Nexus 5X has 5.2 inches and OnePlus X offers just 5 inches. All of them have the same 1920×1080 pixels resolution.

Storage

Here, the winners are both OnePlus X and Honor 5X, since they both offer 16 GB plus the possibility of expanding it to maximum 128 GB through a microSD card. Nexus 5 X, on the other hand, offers you the possibility to choose between 16 or 32 GB internal memory.

Battery

Honor 5X is the one to win here too, since it has a 3000 mAh battery. Nexus 5X offers 2700 mAh, while OnePlus X 2525 mAh.