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Nexus 6 improved the image of Google phones, but it disappointed those who are looking for a more compact device.

The launch of the new Nexus 5X appears to address this fact. However, it is not entering into the market alone since it will be joined by the Huawei made Nexus 6P. LG are back in the frame as far as manufacturing Nexus phones go. The Nexus 5X marks the return of LG.

LG has been using a lot of design cues seen in the Nexus phones on its high-end smartphones. In the case of the Nexus 5X, though, it is vice versa since this new phone lifts design cues from recent high-end LG devices like the LG G4. Both phones are similar in the fact that they have a prominent Nexus badging in the rear. Due to the use of metal finish for much of the device, Huawei Nexus 6P looks more premium of the two.


The Huawei Nexus 6P is also the larger of the two due to its 5.7-inch display. The 5.96-inch screen seen in the predecessor is no longer seen in any form. It has been deemed too big by many critics and is maybe one of the reasons behind its disappearance from the latest models. The 5.7-inch screen comes with a popular QHD resolution that makes everything crisp and clear. The smaller Nexus 5X has to do with only the 5.2-inch screen. It also suffers in terms of resolution with only 1080p on-board.


The minor difference in terms of screen size, though, puts the Nexus 6P at a major disadvantage in terms of weight. The phone is a whopping 50 g heavier than the Nexus 5X, which comes in at 132 g. However, it is slightly thinner than the smaller version at 7.3 mm. The Nexus 5X is much more normal with its thickness of 7.9 mm.


Given that 4K video recording is fast becoming an industry standard in terms of high-end devices, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P both offer this feature through the 12-megapixel rear cameras. It should be understood that the 4K videos occupy a lot of memory. This puts the Nexus 5X at a serious disadvantage in terms of recording 4K content because the phone only has a maximum memory of 32 GB with no support for external cards. The Nexus 6P appears to have sufficient coverage for the lack of microSD card slots by coming with internal memory up to a maximum of 128 GB. It also has an additional 1 GB of RAM over the 2 GB present in the Nexus 5X; it makes it faster in terms of multitasking.

The larger size of the Nexus 6P allows the device to have a 3450 mAh battery in the rear while the Nexus 5X only has a 2700 mAh battery. The former costs around $660 while the latter is priced at around $550.