Nexus 5X vs iPhone 6S: Camera & Battery
These are two areas that have always been an issue for Google, and something that Apple has excelled in. Well, the camera at least. In 2015 with the Nexus 5X and 6P Google went from middle of the pack, to the top of the chart. The Nexus 5X has a new 12.3 megapixel camera with a big 1.55 um pixel sensor that captures more light for amazing photos. The Nexus 6P has the same camera, which beat the iPhone 6 in recent camera tests. Although it has a more powerful processor that slightly helps the camera perform, but the Nexus 5X shouldn't be far behind it.
The iPhone 6s also got better, and went from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels, and they made the sensor bigger too, but it's only 1.22 um in size. Meaning the Nexus 5X can capture more light, detail, and information in a quicker amount of time with a shorter shutter speed. It should take better photos with less blur, but we've yet to see any major iPhone 6s camera reviews comparing it to the Nexus 5X. Here's one comparing it to the Nexus 6P. As we all know though, Apple makes the best mobile cameras around, but this year Google brought the fight to them, and could have Apple beat.
Battery life, a Nexus users worst nightmare. Not in 2015 though, as we finally have big batteries in these phones. iOS has never needed huge batteries, but we're concerned that the iPhone 6s doesn't even have an 1,800 mAh battery. It should still last plenty long, but we're pretty confident in suggesting the 2,700 mAh battery in the Nexus 5X will last longer, and it features Turbo Charging. It will recharge from 0-50% in under 30 minutes, and fully recharge much faster than Apple's iPhone. In fact, it will go from 0-100% in under 70 minutes.
A quick drive home or from work to an event will give Nexus 5X users another 5-7 hours of battery life, or more, while the iPhone 6s simply can't chage as fast, and may die before the evening is over. As soon as we get the Nexus 5X in for review we'll be sure to test the camera and battery extensively.
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