The Nexus 5X is the long-awaited follow up to the hugely popular Nexus 5 from two years ago. Built once again by LG, it sticks with a largely winning formula, albeit with a larger display and massive upgraded camera performance.
The Nexus 6P is a big screen phone that updates last year’s Nexus 6. This time around the device is slightly smaller and more hand-friendly, and is built by Huawei.
First, here’s a video of the Nexus 5X:
Nexus 5X specs
The Nexus 5X specs are as follows:
Pixel density: 424ppi
Dimensions: 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
Video: up to 4K
Processor: Snapdragon 808
A few random observations:
Although the phone appears to have dual front facing speakers, there is in fact only one
There’s no memory card slot, so that 16GB looks a little light on storage
The amount of RAM falls behind some of the year’s flagship phones, although is still likely to be enough for most users
The camera is the same as in the 6P, with larger pixel size than we see in almost any other phone
Here is the introductory video for the Nexus 6P, built by Huawei:
Nexus 6P specs
The Nexus 6P specs are as follows:
Pixel density: 518ppi
Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
Video: up to 4K
Processor: Snapdragon 810
The 6P is pitched very much as the flagship in the Nexus range, with better build quality and higher specs (faster processor, more RAM and more storage).
The size has been reduced from last year’s too big Nexus 6 to a more hand-friendly 5.7 inches. Coincidentally, this also brings it more into line with the iPhone 6S Plus.
The camera is the same as in the 5X, including the lack of OIS. There are two front facing speakers, offering stereo sound.
Both devices use USB-C, and a Nano SIM.
Are you planning to buy a Nexus 5X or 6P? What do you like about them, and what don’t you like? Let us know in the comments below.