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  1. dragon192's Avatar
    Hello everyone

    I'm in the market for a new phone right now and was strongly considering the 6p but I'm put off slightly by the size of the device. That led me to consider the 5x

    However, on paper (and from the limited info we have given the 5x's nascent state), the S6 looks like it's a much better deal than the 5x

    -Display: QHD and from what I've heard better colours
    -Performance: faster chip, +1gb ram and DDR4 vs DDR3 - awaiting benchmarks and speedtest comparisons for real-world measures
    -Build quality: better construction, shorter, less wide and thinner. Also the s6 comes in gold <3
    -Camera: 16mp f/1.9 vs 12.3mp f/2.0 + OIS - also awaiting real life comparisons

    The 5x however has:
    -"stock android experience" which MAY make it perform better
    -quicker updates
    -bigger battery - difficult to decipher - I've heard mixed things about both the s6 and the 5x so far in real life tests

    The key thing is that (at least in the UK) you can buy the 32gb versions of the s6 for just £30 more:

    5x - £350 - carphone waerhouse
    s6 - £380 - amazon

    Have Google priced themselves out with the 5x? What do you guys think about which phone offers the better experience and better value?
    10-22-2015 08:33 AM
  2. tom258's Avatar
    I'm in the same position - i love stock android and tempted towards 5X, but S6 for that money is such a good deal! I'm struggling to decide which one

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    10-22-2015 08:50 AM
  3. dragon192's Avatar
    I'm in the same position - i love stock android and tempted towards 5X, but S6 for that money is such a good deal! I'm struggling to decide which one

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    For me it hinges on performance and battery life. Not too fussed about stock android if I can be convinced that the battery life is sufficient in the s6 to last from morning to bedtime and that touchwiz doesn't ruin the chipset advantage
    10-22-2015 09:00 AM
  4. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    see my post here:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...ml#post4766816

    Also, I'm a huge believer in "specs do not matter" for the most part. It really comes down to: how does the hardware and software work together? Stock Android with lesser specs seems to always run smoother and better than Touchwiz-ed Android and top of the line specs. Heck, even the iPhone with it's "low tier specs" (according to android fanboys) runs circles around some skinned Android phones with high end specs. It comes down to user experience and how smooth/fluid is the phone in day to day life.

    Battery and camera do matter the most to me. GS6 camera is unbeatable in my opinion but the battery life is atrocious. The 5x so far has a promising camera (I know it won't beat the GS6 but will it come close for me?) and the battery life is yet to be seen.

    Now, I just got my 5x yesterday, so I haven't made the decision yet to keep my GS6 or keep the 5x. I'm going to give this phone a full ~12-days before I decide and then either sell the GS6 or send back the 5x. Oh, and I have a 6p arriving next week to make my decision harder
    10-22-2015 10:10 AM
  5. pursuit2550's Avatar
    A couple of guys at work have the S6, they all hate it. I had the S5, hated it. Samsung is all about stuffing their phones with hardware but no software to back it up. And lets not even get into the bloatware. I have lost all faith in Samsung.
    10-22-2015 11:08 AM
  6. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I own both and like the 5x more. Nexus imprint blows the s6 scanner out of the water. It also feels faster to me anyway.

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    10-24-2015 12:54 AM
  7. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Nexus Imprint is ridiculously fast and convenient.
    10-24-2015 01:56 AM
  8. tom258's Avatar
    I own both and like the 5x more. Nexus imprint blows the s6 scanner out of the water. It also feels faster to me anyway.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Why do you like the 5X more? I feel like I prefer the 5X, yet the S6 is just so cheap

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    10-24-2015 08:54 AM
  9. gentarg's Avatar
    I struggled with this choice for a while and ended up with the 5X. After a few days with it, here are my thoughts.

    I'm not sure why so many people bashed the build. I have the black 5X and it doesn't feel cheap or too light. It feels like a nice, quality phone. Plus, how much does metal matter once you put a case on the phone? My only complaint is the vibration motor. It's chirpy and a little annoying. There are videos on YouTube showing this. The phone is a little tall; it's awkward to reach the top of the screen with one handed use, but I imagine after a couple weeks, I'll be used to automatically adjusting my grip to reach and it won't be an issue.

    The phone does everything quick and pure Android is great. Imprint is amazing and lives up to the hype.

    While I do wish it had the QHD screen, an IR blaster and wireless charging, these items are important in theory and ultimately don't really impact my day to day use, but a smooth, uncluttered device with fast updates is a big impact.

    Bottom line I think, is stock Android + imprint more desirable than wireless charging and QHD? For me, it was.

    Hope that helps.
    10-24-2015 03:07 PM
  10. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Press the app drawer button on both devices on a fresh install and you will see why I and many have chosen the 5x over the s6.
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    10-24-2015 03:39 PM
  11. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Why do you like the 5X more? I feel like I prefer the 5X, yet the S6 is just so cheap

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    Despite it not being as "spec packed" it feels faster. Even with a slower processor and less ram it feels faster.

    Less bloat and stuff to get in the way of the os. Could be a placebo but I haven't reached for my s5 since the nexus 5x got here on Thursday.

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    10-24-2015 03:39 PM
  12. tom258's Avatar
    Despite it not being as "spec packed" it feels faster. Even with a slower processor and less ram it feels faster.

    Less bloat and stuff to get in the way of the os. Could be a placebo but I haven't reached for my s5 since the nexus 5x got here on Thursday.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hi, about to buy one of these and still can't decide! Any more thoughts on the two phones since you've had the nexus for a few more days?

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    10-28-2015 07:38 AM
  13. gentarg's Avatar
    I've had mine for several days now and I love it. The vibration motor still drives me a bit nuts, but it's really not bad. Battery life is great and I'm happy with my purchase. If someone took away my nexus and offered me a choice of having it back, or a free S6, I'd want my 5X back...

    Another thing to keep in mind, the 5X is relatively easy to take apart according to iFixIt, so maybe replacing the battery in the future would be doable?
    10-28-2015 09:47 AM
  14. tom258's Avatar
    See, the fact that the Samsung doesn't have stock android is really putting me off,, and the fact that the 5x's fingerprint sensor is so much better, otherwise I'd probably go for it. I don't know, I really just can't make up my mind on this!
    co.ag.2005 likes this.
    10-28-2015 09:53 AM
  15. LuciferRex's Avatar
    I only got the 5x because I am on Project Fi and it's one of a few supported phones.
    11-10-2015 10:02 AM
  16. benhaube's Avatar
    I would never buy the S6. Stock Android only for me.

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    11-26-2015 04:00 PM
  17. petaf's Avatar
    Love Nexus, still use the 5 (minus SIM). But I also have an S6 Edge with Mophie case on and the Nova Prime launcher instead of Touch Wiz. It's super fast, battery life is great (I've disabled many Samsung apps) and it's the perfect size.

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    11-27-2015 07:19 AM
  18. bujin's Avatar
    I sold my S6 in favor of the 5x. I decided to give the S6 a shot, mainly because I had an upgrade and the 5X wasn't out yet - I wanted to see how Samsung Pay worked.

    I set it up to be as stock as possible, but the day-to-day experience wasn't nearly as smooth as my Nexus 5, so I swapped. Totally glad I did!
    11-27-2015 07:43 AM
  19. JoeFlorida's Avatar
    After leaning towards the Galaxy S6, I bought the Nexus 5X. The Black Friday deal at B&H was the deciding factor.

    Here is a copy of my post to a similar topic in this forum:
    "Currently, I have a Moto X 2013 with 32GB. Since I prefer the small form factor, I was deciding between the Galaxy S6 64GB over the Nexus 5X 32GB based on the following advantages for both:
    Nexus 5X - Less expensive by $137 (w/ sales tax), stock Android (not a fan of Touch Wiz).
    Galaxy S6 - Build quality, AMOLED display, benchmark performance, 64GB capacity.

    Yesterday, I bought the Nexus 5X on sale at B&H for $324 ($349 less $25 gift card), which was almost 1/2 of the Galaxy S6 price of $599 (on sale at T-Mobile). That is a savings of $275."
    11-28-2015 11:59 AM
  20. dyastrab's Avatar
    I also have a 32GB Moto X 2013 which has been my all time best phone. I saw the Friday sale and got the 32GB Nexus 5X. I was thinking about hte 6P but it just looks so big compared to the comfort of the Moto X. Hope I don't regret it.
    11-28-2015 08:23 PM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I also have a 32GB Moto X 2013 which has been my all time best phone. I saw the Friday sale and got the 32GB Nexus 5X. I was thinking about hte 6P but it just looks so big compared to the comfort of the Moto X. Hope I don't regret it.
    I actually have the 6P now and am going to try out the 5X after seeing the sale. It has already shipped so I should be getting it within a few days. I like the 6P a lot. It's a great phone. But I really want to try a smaller phone again.
    11-28-2015 08:46 PM
  22. dyastrab's Avatar
    I actually have the 6P now and am going to try out the 5X after seeing the sale. It has already shipped so I should be getting it within a few days. I like the 6P a lot. It's a great phone. But I really want to try a smaller phone again.
    Did you find the 6P too big? I bought the 5X on Friday and a good friend of mine ordered the 6P. I'm starting to worry that I should have have just gotten the 6P.
    11-30-2015 04:15 PM
  23. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Did you find the 6P too big? I bought the 5X on Friday and a good friend of mine ordered the 6P. I'm starting to worry that I should have have just gotten the 6P.
    No, not at all. I just wanted to try the smaller phone for a bit. That price was too good to pass up. My favorite phone of all time was the Nexus 5, so I figured I should try the successor.
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    11-30-2015 05:51 PM
  24. psteve2005's Avatar
    Did you find the 6P too big? I bought the 5X on Friday and a good friend of mine ordered the 6P. I'm starting to worry that I should have have just gotten the 6P.
    I had a 6P. Fantastic phone but very tall, considerably taller than my Moto X 2015. I've now returned all for a 5X and absolutely love it. It is plastic but very well built indeed, or at least mine is.
    dyastrab likes this.
    12-01-2015 02:43 PM
  25. MartinMPL's Avatar
    My S6 was laggy, full of junk software and had terrible reception especially for data. I had a replacement which was better but still not good.

    I did like the hardware though, and the S6 Edge looked flash, even if the curve was mostly pointless.
    12-01-2015 03:16 PM
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