Nexus 5X vs. Mi 5: Price, Release Date, Features, Specs

Nexus 5X is a mid-range device launched in India towards the end of 2015, and it gained a lot of popularity in the country. It was launched at a great price, and offered a good feature set, which made sure that the device was a hit. On the other hand, the Mi 5 was recently announced internationally, and was launched in India within a month. If you are confused between the two, then here is our Nexus 5X vs. Mi 5 to let you decide which one is better for you.Nexus 5x vs. mi 5


The Nexus 5X Comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display that is covered with Gorilla Glass 3 and oleophobic coating. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with ~70.2% screen-to-body ratio. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 5.15 IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Its screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 4 and has ~73.1% screen-to-body ratio.

Processor, RAM and Storage

Talking about Nexus 5X vs. Mi 5, the Nexus 5X comes loaded with a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418. The RAM capacity of the device is 2 GB, and comes with internal storage options of 16 and 32 GB. While the Mi 5 sports a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530. The variant that is available in India at the moment, comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.


Being a Nexus device, the smartphone comes with stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Mi 5, on the contrary, runs on company’s own MIUI 7.0 that is based on Android 6.0. Though, the Mi 5 won’t receive OS updates as quickly as the Nexus 5X will.


Nexus 5X is one of the first Google devices to sport a camera that is comparable to the best smartphones in the market. It has a 12.3 MP sensor with 1/2.3′ sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, laser autofocus, dual tone dual LED flash, and the camera can also record 4K videos. The front camera is of 5 MP with f/2.0 aperture.

The Mi 5 is the flagship device from Xiaomi, and comes with a 16 MP rear camera with 1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual LED dual tone flash, and it can also record 4K videos. Its front facing camera is of 4 MP with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3″ sensor size, and 2µm pixel size.

Additional Features and Battery

Both the device now come with fingerprint scanner; the Nexus 5X has one on the back, while the Mi 5 has on the front, in the form of a home button. Both the devices also support USB Type-C cable. The battery capacity in Nexus 5X is 2700 mAh, and that in the Mi 5 is 3000 mAh.Nexus 5x vs. mi 5


The base variant of Mi 5 was recently launched in India for Rs. 24,999, while the Nexus 5X has been retailing for Rs. 22,000 – 26,000.

By all means, the Mi 5 comes out to be a better device in our Nexus 5X vs. Mi 5 comparison. The smartphone is available from the official Mi store in India through flash sales, and you must grab one if you are planning to buy a phone below Rs. 25,000.

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