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Ever since the launch of the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, users still find it difficult to choose between these two siblings. If you’re thinking of buying one of these two handsets, but are still balancing out the pros and cons, this showdown may be revealing for you.

Display and Display

The display is something that sets these two apart. The Nexus 5X has a 5.2 inch FHD LCD with a resolution of 1920×1080 and 423 ppi while the Nexus 6P rocks a 5.7 inch WQHD AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440 and 518 ppi. So, if you want a phablet sized device, go for the latter. The Nexus 6P also has a Gorilla Glass 4 display whereas its sibling, the Nexus 5X has the outdated and not so sturdy Gorilla Glass 3 display. Be on the lookout though, as according to an Independent communiqué “A number of Nexus 6P owners have reported that the rear glass panel of their phone, which covers the camera lens and flash, has cracked and broken for no apparent reason.

The design part is also worth taking into account. The Nexus 6P is a premium model device due to its all-metal chassis and its sleek aspect. This is just 7.3mm thick whereas the nexus 5X is 7.9mm thick. The latter device can be found in Aluminum, Graphite, Frost, and Gold hues ( the latter hue is available only in Japan). The Nexus 5X is made out of plastic, thus the thick aspect. You can find this one in the following hues: Carbon, Quartz, and Ice.

Cameras, Battery & Connectivity

Both Nexus handsets sports a 12.3 MP back-end shooter with 4K recordings. The dual-LED flash and laser auto-focus are included in both of them, but the difference is in the FFC unit. The 5X comes with a 5 MP camera, whereas the 6P sports an 8MP.

Connectivity wise, both devices support: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and a USB Type-C connector. The Nexus 5X packs a smaller battery unit, this being a 2,700 mAh  one compared to the Nexus 6P’s 3,450 mAh battery. The battery lasts a decent amount of time, but thanks to Android M’s cool battery saving options, you can boost the battery life span even further. Note: The devices do not have detachable batteries.


The 16 GB variant of the Nexus 5X will cost you £339 and for the bigger 32 GB model, you’ll pay £379. The 32 GB base model of the Nexus 6P is £449 while the 64 GB one is £499 and the 128 GB one is £579.