Google Nexus 5X vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 – Which One Is The Better Android Device?

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Today we will put two of the greatest Android smartphones against each other in the hardware and display departments and see which one of them deserves the tile of the best Android powered smartphone. We have picked Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S7 which is the upgraded version of Galaxy S6 and put it against Google’s own Nexus 5X. This should be a good one, considering that Nexus devices are Google’s vision of a perfect Android device and Samsung is known for having the best flagship devices in the world.

Display

The two devices are quite similar in size Samsung’s Galaxy S7 features a 5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED display that comes with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 577 pixels per inch, while on the other hand Google’s Nexus 5X is equipped with a slightly bigger 5.2 inch FHD LCD display that has a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 424 pixels per inch. At a first glance the two devices look similar but Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology is more advanced than Nexus 5X’s and it’s able to provide users with better picture rendering and color representation.

Hardware

Samsung didn’t shy away from equipping Galaxy S7 with the company’s own octa-core Exynos 8890 processor that’s paired with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage space. Now onto Nexus 5X’s hardware, the device features Qualcomm’s 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor that’s been paired with only 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. While Nexus 5X is able to provide users with stable performances, it’s safe to say that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 wins this round because its processor performs better and it’s also paired with double the amount of RAM Nexus 5X has.

Verdict

It’s pretty clear that Samsung’s device wins in these two departments by far but the one advantage Nexus 5X has over Galaxy S7 is the fact that it’s significantly cheaper being priced at $394.98 while Samsung’s smartphone costs $589. In case you are looking to buy a device that’s able to provide you with impressive performances Samsung Galaxy S7 is the right choice, but if you don’t want to spend almost $600 for a smartphone you can always opt for Google’s own Nexus 5X.

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