If you’re on the market for a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P device, but can’t seem to make up your mind on one or the other, this analogy should help you pick the winner.
Specs, operating system, hardware and more
The Nexus 5X comes with a 5.2-inch LCD display and full HD resolution and in this area it mirrors the first and foremost Nexus 5. The Nexus 5X offers 424 ppi and it is powered by a 2GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset, paired with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Storage wise, your have the 16GB and 32GB option and no microSD card slot.
The major improvement targets the snapper and the device now rocks a 12.3MP camera unit while the front unit is a 5MP one, which is ideal to use for Hangouts. The fingerprint scanner is also part of the Nexus 5X, so feel free to use it for Android Pay. Battery wise, the device has a 2,700 mAh battery and last but not least, it runs Android M mobile OS. If you’re interested in this phone, you can get it in carbon, quartz and ice shades. This one also rocks the oleophobic layer, meaning it will not blacken as time passes by.
The Nexus 6P is Google’s crown-jewel device, the latter is meant to take on the likes of Apple’s iPhone 6s, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and of course the supreme LG G4. The Nexus 6P delivers a 5.7-inch AMOLED WQHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and 518 ppi.
The Nexus 6P is a device that also comes with that specific oleophobic layer. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU under the hood. It also packs 3GB of RAM, a Micro USB Type-C port along with a 12.3MP primary shooter and an 8 MP front-facing one for selfies. As far as OS, it also runs the new Android Marshmallow.
The Nexus 6P sports a tremendous battery unit, a 3,450 one to be more precise and for the storage, you have the following options: 16GB/64GB/128GB. Color wise, this device comes in aluminium, graphite and frost shades.
Even if in theory the latter device sounds amazing, in practice it does have some drawbacks, it seems that the handset may experience some technical flaws, problems with the microphone as well as design-related issues. The latter have all been certified by XDA Developer forums as well as Reddit and more. However, Google and Huawei are planning to do something about it.