Let’s cap this comparison on price. We’re still months away from new iPhones and Nexii, but what about folks who just need to buy a phone today? We’re looking at the mid-pack offerings from Google and Apple, and we’re staying just under a $400 limit.

We’re pitting the Nexus 5X against the iPhone SE, and these two compete fairly well on paper. Both have solid cameras. Both phones have fingerprint sensors. Both devices should receive timely updates from their respective manufacturers. Yet, these two are also VERY different animals in terms of screen size, screen resolution, and overall build quality.

Platform comparisons are never easy, but this showdown delivered some interesting results for what individuals might value in a mid-pack-priced, daily driver smartphone.

If you had $400 dollars to spend today, which phone might deliver the better bang for buck? Google’s Nexus 5X does battle against Apple’s iPhone SE, and we look at build quality, aesthetics, power, software, camera, and battery life. Let’s see which phone is a better fit for you! Hit the more info “i” icon during the video to vote in our viewer poll!

iPhone SE Review

Nexus 5X Review

iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P




Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.

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