LG Nexus 5, Motorola Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) – Which One Fits Your Needs?

The tech market is filled with high-end smartphones such as iPhone 7, Pixel and Galaxy S8 but all of them usually cost large amounts of money. As we all know, not everyone is able to afford a premium flagship smartphone. Fortunately, there are many alternative smartphones that offer impressive hardware performances and which can be acquired for affordable prices.

We have rounded up three smartphones that each costs around $300 and it’s more than capable of being used as a daily driver. The three candidates are LG Nexus 5, Motorola Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016).  Today we will compare the three mid-budget ranged smartphones in the display and hardware performances departments.


Nexus 5 ships with a 4.59 inch panel that has a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a rather large pixel density of 445 ppi. The Motorola made Nexus 6 has been equipped with a larger 5.96 inch display that offers a higher pixel resolution of 1440 x 2560 and a pixel density of 493 ppi. Last but not least, Galaxy A5 (2016) features a 5.2 inch full HD 1080 x 1920 display that offers a pixel density of 424 ppi.

Hardware Specs

Both Nexus smartphones are powered by a Qualcomm processor, the difference is that they use different models. Nexus 5 is fueled by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 that’s been clocked at 2.26GHz and which is paired with 2GB of RAM. On the other hand, Nexus 6 uses Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 805 which clocks at 2.7GHz and that’s coupled with 3GB of RAM. Samsung has decided to take matters into its own hands and equip Galaxy A5 (2016) with its own made octa-core Exynos 7580 that clocks at 1.5GHz and that’s been fitted with 2GB of RAM.

On-Board Storage Space

Nexus 5 offers 16GB of internal storage space that cannot be expanded anymore. Nexus 6 ships with bigger internal storage space of 32GB which also cannot be expanded via microSD card. Samsung’s Galaxy A5 (2016) only ships in the 16GB storage mode, but fortunately it can expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.

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