Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which Google Smartphone Specs Are Best For You? [VIDEO]
Two of the most popular smartphones in the U.S. at the moment are sibling flagship devices from Google, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. These impressive feature packed phones deliver an optimal user experience at an unbeatable price in comparison to similar devices in its range.
The starting prices of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are $379 and $499, respectively, significantly less than the nearly $900 msrp prices of some contenders. Google is offering a seasonal discount on the Nexus 5X, knocking $50 off its regular price, bringing the price down to $329 for the 16GB variant. You also get free holiday shipping on both devices too so if you're in the market for a new phone for yourself or someone special, you may want to act fast.
The LG made Nexus 5X flagship phone features a plastic unibody design and features a 5.2-inch Full HD LCD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. For a larger option, the Huawei made Nexus 6P phone offers more screen release estate with a 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. The different resolutions are slight and not that visible to the naked eye since user apps are already optimized for the best on device viewing experience. While the Nexus 5X features an LCD display that uses less energy and is easier to read in direct sunlight, it has less contrast compared to other displays. The Quad HD display may provide, robust engaging colors for a more fluid feel when playing games, however, QHD display tend to drink up more of the phone's energy over LCD screens.
Primary camera integration on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are identical, each phone features a 12MP main camera with 1/2.3" sensor, f/2 aperture and dual LED flash. This equates to great picture results even when taking photos in low light settings. Camera features like face detection, laser autofocus and touch to focus make picture taking foolproof. The phones differ when it comes to selfie cameras, the 5X sports a 5MP front facing camera and the 6P has an 8MP camera on the front. These cameras some in handy for video calls and snapping the perfect selfie to share on your favorite social media sites.
Daily computing tasks on either device are fast and efficient--both feature powerful 800 series Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs and ample RAM for seamless navigation and multitasking.The Nexus 5X houses a 1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 808 processor, Adreno 430 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Google put a 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810, Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM in the Nexus 6P. Beefed up specs requires a healthy power supply, so the 6P is powered by a 3450 mAh built-in battery. The Nexus 5X flagship phone comes with a 2700 mAh internal battery pack and just like the 6P, offers fast charging using a USB Type-C charger. Right out of the box and factory fresh, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
For network carrier compatibility, both phones support CDMA (800, 1900 MHz) and GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 Mhz) band compatibility.The Nexus 5X comes in three flavors including Carbon White, Quartz Blue and Ice Blue. Available colors for the Nexus 6P are Aluminum Grey, Graphite Black and Frost White. Head over to the Google Store for more information about the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.