Do you prefer the latest and greatest? Or are you content with great and affordable? Google clearly wanted to come out with a one-two punch this year, introducing two new Nexus devices instead of one. In that regard, it just means there are more options for you and me, which is a win-win no matter how you slice it. Don’t like the Nexus 5x? Get the Nexus 6P. Don’t like the Nexus 6P? Get the Nexus 5X. It’s that simple.
Of course, there’s a clear difference between the two devices in terms of specs, but that not might necessarily be that the more powerful phone is better. Not only does the Nexus 6P have the latest Qualcomm chip and more RAM, but it’s larger, too; something not every consumer likes. What this looks like to me is the Nexus 6P is for diehards, while the Nexus 5X is for the every man.
That means even before you look at the comparison below, you’ll have already made up your mind. Me? My undying love for the Nexus 5 means I’m more partial to the Nexus 5X, though I am very excited to get my hands on the Nexus 6P. I suppose that’s the one downfall of just selling these devices online: customers won’t actually get to take the devices for a spin before making a decision. That’s why we’re here.
Nexus 5X Gallery
Nexus 6P Gallery
|Huawei - Nexus 6P||LG - Nexus 5X|
|Display Size||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)||5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)|
|Display Type||WQHD AMOLED||FHD|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (at launch)||Android 6.0 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1||1.8 GHz Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP||12.3MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Height||159.4 mm (6.28 inches)||147 mm (5.79 inches)|
|Width||77.8 mm (3.06 inches)||72.6 mm (2.86 inches)|
|Depth||7.3 mm (0.29 inches)||7.9 mm (0.31 inches)|
|Weight||178 g (6.28 oz)||136 g (4.80 oz)|
|Colors||Aluminium, Frost, Graphite||Carbon, Ice, Quartz|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|