Nexus 6P vs. Nexus 5X!


Can’t decide between the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X?  We pretty know everything about the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X already so let’s go ahead and do a quick comparison of the two latest Google flagship smartphones.

First, the Nexus 6P ships with a 5.7-inch 1440P screen while the Nexus 5X comes with a 5.2-inch 1080P screen. The Nexus 6P is definitely a phablet, a large smartphone while the Nexus 5X is somewhat smaller, regular sized smartphone. Depending on your preferred size, you may want the Nexus 6P or the Nexus 5X.

Also, the Nexus 6P screen is AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 4 while the Nexus 5X screen is IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3. If you absolutely need the better screen, the choice here is obvious.

Second, Nexus 6P ships with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor while Nexus 5X with 808 processor. The 810 processor may be slightly faster for graphics processing but I would say in my experience performance differences aren’t huge so you wouldn’t go wrong with either processor. But the Nexus 6P does have 3GB of RAM while the 5X only has 2GB of RAM. If you play a lot of games, the Nexus 6P may be a better choice in my opinion.

Third, both phones ship with the same 12.3MP camera with 1.55 micrometer sensor and should give you the best low-light shots Nexus phones have ever produced. For front camera though, the Nexus 6P has an 8MP camera while the 5X has 5MP.

Fourth, storage option for the 6P starts at 32GB while the 5X has 16 or 32GB option. If you need larger than 32GB storage, you may be better off with the Nexus 6P as it also has option for 128GB.

Fifth, the Nexus 6P comes with a whopping 3450mAh battery while the 5X has just 2700mAh. If you want the phone with the longer battery, Nexus 6P seems to be the right choice.

The pricing for Nexus 5X begins at just $379.99 while the Nexus 6P begins at $499.99. Overall, the Nexus 6P is the more premium device this year but if you don’t need 1440P, larger storage, and bigger battery life at a smaller form factor, the Nexus 5X is certainly a bargain although I still think Moto X Pure at $399 is a better deal.

Lastly but not least, there are many features that both phones share. They both have a unique, fingerprint sensor that’s located on the back of the phone. They also feature the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow fresh off the oven, you won’t find a better Android operating system since this is the latest.

Based on specs, the Nexus 6P seems like one of the best phablets of year 2015 while the Nexus 5X seems like a water-down version that may satisfy for those of you who want a pure Google device at the lowest cost.

I should have a full hands-on comparison also when I get hands on both of these bad boys but in the meanwhile, this should give you a good idea what to expect from Nexus 6P and 5X. Don’t forget to hit the thumbs up if you enjoyed this quick comparison and as always, stay HIGH on Android!

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