Google Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X Right choice for enthusiasts

Google reveled two new Nexus smartphones the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, the nexus 6P was made by Hauwei while the Nexus 5X was made by LG. It is never easy to decide whether to put in those hard earned extra bucks for the coveted new Nexus device. Let’s help you decide which is the best one for you.

Both the smartphones comes with high-end Hardware and latest software combination but before choosing the best one for you take a look at what both the smartphone in detail.

The Nexus 5X is now available on Amazon India (Rs. 31,999)

Google Nexus 6P

Google Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X Right choice for enthusiasts

Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X Right choice for enthusiasts


Google Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X Right choice for enthusiasts- The Nexus 5X comes with a plastic encasing with textured back finish while the Nexus 6P got an aluminum body with brush metal finish and on the front it looks like an elongated Nexus 6 with dual speakers on the top and bottom of the screen.

Both the smartphones uses software integrated keys instead of physical keys for home, menu and back.


The Nexus 6P beats the Nexus 5X with its 5.7 inch AMOLED display (2560*1440 pixels) with Gorilla glass 4.

The Nexus 5x on the other hand got a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS display (1920*1080pixels) with gorilla glass 3 protection.

The screen of nexus 6P is superior and robust as it got 2K resolution with gorilla glass 4 that withstand drops 2 times more than Gorilla glass 3.

Processor, RAM and storage

The Nexus 6P is powered by top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU and 3 GB DDR4 RAM.

The 5X packs a Snapdragon 808 processor Adreno 418 GPU and 2GB DDR3 RAM, the Nexus 6P got 2 more cores and a Gig of extra RAM making it a winner compared to the Nexus 5x.

The Google Nexus 5X offers near Flagship performance and while the Google Nexus 6P is a flagship smartphone.

The nexus 5X is available in 16GB/32GB version while the 6P comes in 32, 64 and 128GB versions


Both Nexus 6p and nexus 5X comes with 12MP rear camera with laser autofocus and dual tone LED flash and the 6P defeats the Nexus 5x in the front camera.

The 6P comes with an 8MP camera sensor while the nexus 5X got 5MP also 6P got a 2.4 aperture and HD video recording with the front camera.

Battery Life

The Google Nexus 6P got more juice than the nexus 5X here the 6P packs a 3450mAh of battery while the 5X got a 2700mAh battery. Considering the 2K display and more power hungry Snapdragon 810 we say it is a tie in this field.

Both the smartphones have fast charging options again the 6p charges faster than the 5X.

It only takes 10 minutes of charging for the 6p do deliver 7 hours of usage and the charging time gets doubled for that of Google Nexus 5X.

Related – Google Nexus 6P Incredible Low Light Camera Smartphone.

Key Specs Comparison Google Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P


Nexus 5X Nexus 6P
Screen 5.2 inch Full HD IPS

5.7 inch 2K AMOLED


Snapdragon 808 (Hexa-core) 2GHz Snapdragon 810 (Octa-core) 1.8GHz
OS Android Marshmallow 6.0

Android Marshmallow 6.0


Storage 16/32 GB

32/64/128 GB


12 MP rear, 5MP front 12MP rear, 8MP front
USB Type -C





Other features

The nexus 6P and 5X have some features in common like a fingerprint sensor shaped like a circular dimple at the rear below the camera sensor, they both have a USB type –C port with fast charging, apart from that the 6P got a stereo loudspeakers which sounds better than the 5X’s mono speaker.

Both the smartphones run on the latest Google OS 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the best you can have in the Android world.


The Nexus 5X comes with a low price tag for 16GB it cost 31,900 INR and for Rs. 4000 more you can get 32GB version

The Hauwei made nexus 6P costs Rs. 39,999 for the 32GB version and Rs. 42,999 for the 64 GB version.

Concluding Thoughts – Google Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X 

There is a price difference of Rs. 9000 between the base model for both the smartphones. The Google nexus 6P outshines the Google Nexus 5X in all most all areas and is a top choice. If you are an enthusiast and want the absolute best and fastest, you will need to go with the Google Nexus 6P.

One major deciding criteria can be screen size some users may not want the large 5.7 inch display, then the choice becomes simpler and Google Nexus 5X can be a better option.

Other great options are Motorola Moto X Style , Samsung Galaxy S6 and the darling of enthusiasts – the OnePlus 2.

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