Today, we are talking about the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and going to compare both the smartphones. Both the smartphones are powered by the Google’s Android Operating system and come with a lot of features and functionality. The Nexus 5X android powered smartphone comes with a 5.2 inches of high-quality display and highly powered hexacore processor which provides a faster and high power performance.

This is a very light in weight and compact smartphone that comes with high-resolution camera sensors that allow you to capture high HD quality pictures and videos without any problem. Both the smartphones are runs on Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. For the connectivity, The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, both the smartphones are equipped with a high-end connectivity option like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Fingerprint Scanner, etc. The Nexus 5X smartphone is built by the LG, while the Nexus 6P smartphone comes from the Huawei.

Nexus 5X vs 6P Specification Comparision

Display and Design

The Nexus 5X smartphone comes with 5.2 inches of Full HD 1920x1080pixels resolution display that offers a bright and sharp colors while watching movies or HD videos. The display of Nexus 5X smartphone also offers a 424 pixel per inches of pixel density.

On the other hand, the Nexus 6P smartphone comes with a large 5.7 inches of QHD 2560x1440pixels resolution display with 515pixels per inches of pixel density. The Large 5.7 inches of the display provides sharp vivid and bright visuals while watching movies or gaming.

Coming to the design, both the smartphone comes with the same body design. On the rear side of both smartphones, you will find the fingerprint scanner along the “Nexus” branding. The Nexus 5X smartphone comes with a full smooth plastic body design with a matte finish. While the Nexus 6P smartphone features a full Metal Unibody design. On the display, the Nexus 6P smartphone comes with a 4th Generation Corning Gorilla Glass protection to protect the display from scratches and drops.

For the display protection, The Nexus 5X smartphone has 3rd generation of Corning Gorilla Glass protection to protect your smartphone against accidental drops and scratches. The Nexus 6P smartphone comes in three different colors options. While the Nexus 6P smartphone comes with an only one color option.

Performance and operating

The Nexus 5X smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8 GHz of Hexa Core 64-bit processor along with the 2GB of LPDDR type RAM memory that offers faster and smooth performance while multitasking or gaming.

On the other hand, the Nexus 6P smartphone powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 Octa Core 2.0Ghz of 64-bit processor along with the massive 3GB RAM memory that offers faster and smooth performance while multitasking or streaming movies and videos online. Compared to the Nexus 5X smartphone, the Nexus 6P smartphone has 1GB extras RAM memory that means, you will get the more processing power and faster performance than nexus 5X smartphone.

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, both the smartphone run on Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with lots of features and functionality.

See also: Best nexus 5x case

Camera and Storage

For the Photography, the Nexus 5X smartphone comes with a high resolution 12.3 megapixels of autofocus primary camera with dual tone dual LED flash that you can use to capture bright photos and videos even in low light conditions. The Nexus 5X smartphone also comes with 5.0 megapixels of front facing fixed focus selfie camera that can be used to captures high-quality selfies.

On the other hand, the Nexus 6P smartphone comes with a same 12.3 megapixels of autofocus primary camera with dual tone dual LED flashlight for low light conditions. For the front facing photography, the Nexus 6P smartphone comes with 8.0 megapixels of fixed focus selfie camera that allows you to capture photos and videos without any problem.

For the storage, the Nexus 5X smartphone comes with a 16GB or 32GB of Internal onboard storage option without any expandable option to expand the device storage. While the Nexus 6P smartphone comes with 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of Internal onboard storage option without any expandable option to expand the storage.

Connectivity and Battery

For the connectivity, the Nexus 5X smartphone comes with a latest 4G LTE connectivity including the 3G, 2G, and Edge. It also comes with the other connectivity features like WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ 2×2 MIMO Dual Band (2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, FM, USB OTG, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio combo jack.

On the other hand, the Nexus 6P smartphone also comes equipped with a latest 4G LTE connectivity including 3G, 2G, and Edge. Like the Nexus 5X smartphone, it also comes with the other connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2 x 2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Digital compass, USB OTG, USB Type-C port, FM and 3.5mm audio combo jack. Sensors on the Nexus 6P smartphone include Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor, Android Sensor Hub, Gyroscope, and Fingerprint sensor.

The Nexus 5X smartphone backed by 2700mAh Li-ion Non-removable battery that offers up to 20 hours of talk time on the 3G network. While the Nexus 6P smartphone backed by a massive 3450mAh Li-ion Non-removable battery that provides up to 23 hours of talk time on the 3G network.

Nexus 6P vs 5X Comparision Table

Specifications NEXUS 5X NEXUS 6P
MANUFACTURER LG Huawei
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.2-inch LCD, Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 424 ppi) 5.7-inch, QHD, (2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 515 ppi)
Rear Camera 12.3 MP f/2.0 aperture IR laser-assisted auto-focus 12.3 MP f/2.0 aperture IR laser-assisted auto-focus
Front Camera 5 MP f/2.0 aperture 8 MP f/2.4 aperture
Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, hexa-core, 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 V2.1, 2.0 GHz, octa-core
Graphics Adreno 418 GPU Adreno 430 GPU
Memory & Storage 2 GB LPDDR3/16 GB or 32 GB 3 GB LPDDR4/32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB
Dimensions 147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm 159.3 mm x 77.8mm x 7.3 mm
Connectivity LTE cat.6, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/c/d 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS LTE cat.6, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/c/d 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS
Battery 2,700 mAh 3,450 mAh
Sensors Android Sensor Hub, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor and Fingerprint sensor. Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor, Android Sensor Hub, Gyroscope, and Fingerprint sensor.
Ports Single USB Type-C/Single Nano SIM slot/3.5 mm audio jack Single USB Type-C/Single Nano SIM slot/3.5 mm audio jack
Colour Carbon,
Quartz,
Ice
Aluminium,
Graphite,
Frost
Release Date Oct-15 Sep-15

Here in this article, we have listed smartphone comparison of Nexus 5x vs 6p. Do let us know which one is best from Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphone according to you?

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