Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P- A Spec comparison

Google has officially unveiled their own branded smartphone lineup for 2015 – the Huawei made Nexus 6P and and the LG made Nexus 5X. Both devices boasts a new and improved camera that should improve upon the camera of previous Nexus devices. Another common feature is a fingerprint sensor positioned at the rear of the phones and a future proof microUSB type-C port. Both devices are intended to showcase latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Nexus 6P

The more premium of the two is the Nexus 6P by Huawei is a 5.7 inch phablet  with an AMOLED screen and a QHD resolution (1,440 x 2,560px). It has a metal unibody design that gives it a more luxurious high-end feel. One of the highlight of the Nexus 6P is its 12.3MP camera with large sensor, 1.55µm pixels and a wide aperture of F/2.0 – which impressively is touted already as among the best camera phone these days based on DxOMark tests.

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Huawei Nexus 6P Spec Sheet

Display: 5.7 inches, AMOLED, QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
Camera (Main): 12MP, 1.55µm pixel size, wide angle, laser autofocus, F/2.0 aperture
Camera (Selfie): 8MP, 1.4µm pixels,  F/2.4 aperture
Optical Image Stabilization: NO
Video:  2160p@30fps
Storage: 32/64/128 GB
RAM: 3GB
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Micro SD Card Slot: No
USB Type-C Port: Yes
Battery: 3450mAh, non-removable
Price: Start at $500

Nexus 5X

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The LG Nexus 5X is the more manageable in terms of size at 5.2 inches with more modest, but acceptable 1080p resolution. Though made entirely of plastic and qualifies as upper midrange device, the 5X is no slouch either. It is powered by Snapdragon 808 chipset and 2GB of RAM which is more than enough to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow as Google intended it- lightweight and bloat free. The rear is outfitted with 12MP camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture with 1.55 micron pixel size while the front camera is 5MP shooter. At the back of the phone, there is also a fingerprint sensor while USB type-C port can be found at the buttom. For US resident, you can now pre-order (both Nexus model) at Google Store while shipping date will be sometime in October – price start at $379.99 for the 16GB capacity.

Display: 5.2 inches, Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
Camera (Main): 12MP, 1.55µm pixel size, wide angle, laser autofocus, F/2.0 aperture
Camera (Selfie): 8MP, 1.4µm pixels,  F/2.4 aperture
Video: 2160p@30fps
Optical Image Stabilization: NO
Storage: 16/32 GB
RAM: 2GB
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Micro SD Card Slot: No
USB Type-C Port: Yes
Battery: 2700mAh, non-removable
Price: Start at $379 (16GB)