The LG Nexus 5X has received a price cut again, which now makes it available for as less as Rs. 23,095. Well, this better be a coincidence, as the price drop clashes with the launch of YU’s much-talked about smartphone, the Yutopia. It also means that now LG Nexus 5X is going to compete against the OnePlus 2 as well.
Interestingly, the YU Yutopia comes at a price tag of Rs. 24,999, and here we have a flagship attached with Google’s Nexus line-up, retailing at a lower price. This could act as a game changer for the Nexus 5X as at that kinda price, it sure is going to attract many potential buyers. This is the third price drop for the LG Nexus 5X that was launched at a hefty price of Rs. 32,000, the cumulative price drop percentage stands at 30 percent. Surprisingly, the Huawei Nexus 6P did not get a single price cut since its launch.
This price cut could pose a massive threat to Yutopia, which was branded on the grounds of teasing flagships that come at a higher price range. The specifications of Yutopia do come up as a winner, for example, it offers 4GB of RAM compared to the Nexus 5X that has just 2GB of RAM. But in price conscious markets such as India, hardware disparity might not really affect most of the buyer’s decision, but the brand value will. That’s where the LG Nexus 5x with its age-old brand name (LG and Google), could come up as a winner. Also, the Nexus 5X comes with a promise by Google to receive the latest software updates sooner than any other smartphone.
Now coming on to the OnePlus 2, which is available at the same price as the LG Nexus 5X. The OnePlus 2 offers 3GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch display, and the LG Nexus 5X comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a better service coverage by LG than the OnePlus.
The YU Yutopia might also not be readily available until 2-3 months. One can expect delays as the smartphone just launched and it will take time to meet the demand and supply circle.
Meanwhile, you can check out the specifications of all these three smartphones:
LG Nexus 5X specifications
- 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, 1,080 x 1,920 pixels (424 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Oleophobic Coating
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 64-bit hexa-core CPU, Adreno 418 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal storage, no microSD card slot
- 12.3MP primary camera, 1/2.3-inch sensor with 1.55µm pixel size, laser-assisted phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, 4K video
- 5MP secondary camera with 1.4 µm pixels, f/2.0 aperture
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS (with A-GPS and GLONASS), and microUSB Type-C port
- 2,700 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0; 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm; 136 grams
YU Yutopia specifications
- Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1
- 5.2-inch OGS TGP display from Sharp, 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (~565 ppi), Corning Concore Glass, and 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
- 21MP primary camera (Sony IMX230), phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording
- 8MP secondary camera (OmniVision OV8865), BSI-2 sensor with 1.4µm pixel size, ƒ/2.2 aperture, OIS, 1080p video recording
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64-bit octa-core CPU (with big.LITTLE), Adreno 430 GPU, and 4GB LP-DDR4 RAM
- 32GB internal storage and microSD card slot
- Hybrid Dual-SIM (micro SIM + nano SIM), 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, GPS (with A-GPS and GLONASS), microUSB v2.0 port
- 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0, 147 x 73 x 7.2mm; 159grams
OnePlus 2 specifications
- 5.5-inch IPS In-Cell display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1500:1 contrast ratio
- 64-bit processor Snapdragon 810 chipset, 1.8GHz octa-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 16GB/64GB internal storage
- 13MP primary camera with dual LED flash, 1.3um pixels, laser auto focus, f/2.0 aperture, OIS, laser auto focus, 4K video recording
- 5MP secondary camera
- Dual SIM 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Direct, USB Type-C connector, Fingerprint scanner, and GPS
- 3,300 mAh battery
We leave it to you to decide which smartphone is better among the three. Do let us know what you think about the price cut? Just hit the comment section below, Thank you!