DataWind PocketSurfer 5x vs Nexus 5 for India


This year we have been seeing more smartphones being released that feature a 5-inch touchscreen display, as devices on the Android platform are increasingly growing larger. Today we have an unlikely comparison for you in the form of the DataWind PocketSurfer 5x vs. Nexus 5 for consumers in India.

The Nexus 5 was finally released in India a few weeks ago after consumers in the country missed out on last year’s Nexus smartphone via Google Play, and a few days ago DataWind launched their first range of smartphones for consumers in the country.

While the Nexus 5 is one of the most sort after Android handsets currently available and features a 4.95-inch Full HD display that compares to the PocketSurfer 5x that has an old fashioned 5-inch resistive display at a resolution of only 400 x 240.

Under the hood of the PocketSurfer 5x is only a dual core 1GHz Cortex A8 processor while the Nexus 5 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM. The DataWind PocketSurfer 5x lacks in the camera department as well only featuring a front facing 0.3-megapixel VGA unit.

This compares to the Nexus 5 that has an 8-megapixel rear shooter with that all important OIS while around the front we have a 1.3-megapixel unit. The operating system leaves a lot to be desired on the DataWind PocketSurfer 5x as it is running the Linux OS while the Nexus 5 is running the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.

Price wise the Nexus 5 costs consumers in the country Rs. 28,999 while the PocketSurfer 5x is only Rs. 3,499.

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