First off, if you’re already deciding which Ledger Nano device you should get, congratulations to you for taking the step to making sure that your coins will be safe; and with a very trusted and reputable Ledger hardware wallet, they sure will.

Now, should you buy the cheaper Ledger Nano S, or the slightly more expensive but more feature-packed Ledger Nano X?

In summary:

 Ledger Nano SLedger Nano X
Number of Apps5100
Bluetooth FunctionalityNoYes
UpdatesYesYes, with Priority


Due to the Ledger Nano S being an older and decently cheaper device, it’s memory is quite low and can only handle up to 5 cryptocurrency apps; sometimes even as low as 3 cryptocurrency apps. This shouldn’t be a problem though, if you want to use other apps, you can simply temporarily uninstall the installed apps, and you can simply reinstall the apps when you need to do a transaction with a specific cryptocurrency. With that said, it can be a huge hassle as you’d need to uninstall and reinstall the apps a lot if you frequently access your funds.

Remember: uninstalling apps won’t make you lose access to your coins.

If you just want to install as much apps as you can though, the Ledger Nano X which has a memory capacity of handling 100 apps might be a better fit for you.

Bluetooth Functionality

Frequently having to connect a USB cable from your computer to your Ledger Nano S/X device can be a tedious action, especially knowing that Ledger devices are quite picky with USB cables. If you want to freely transact wirelessly though Bluetooth on your Android or iPhone device, the Ledger Nano X might be the one for you. But if you don’t mind having to physically connect your Ledger Nano S to your computer every time you want to make a transaction, then the Ledger Nano S will do fine.


Now, this simply is up to you as only you know which one you’re willing to pay. As we speak, the Ledger Nano S is priced at $59, whereas the Ledger Nano X is currently at $119. With a price difference of $60.

Final Thoughts

Whatever device you go with, one thing’s for sure— you’re going to get great security of your funds as long as you don’t do something foolish like giving away your wallet’s recovery backup.

In the end, if you really can’t decide, you can simply just get both for a discount. With the Ledger Backup Pack, you get both the Ledger Nano S and the Ledger Nano X at a good discount. Along with that, if one of your two devices breaks, you already have a backup device ready!


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