Nexus devices are famous for providing the pure Android experience most of the Android users crave for. Deep Google integration and no heavy UI skins make Nexus devices one of the best user-experience-providing phones. The most recent ones are the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei-made Nexus 6P. Both the phones have been well-received in the market and offer great specs.

However, one buyer can choose only one primary device from both these Nexus phones. So the ultimate question that stands is- which one should you choose between the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P? Let’s do a quick comparison and find out.

nexus 5x vs nexus 6p

Google Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P

Display and Software

The Nexus 5X gets a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS LCD screen with 423ppi of pixel density and Gorilla Glass 3. But the Nexus 6P gets a much better 5.7-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, Gorilla Glass 4, and an excellent pixel density of 518 ppi. Both the phones run on the latest Android Marshmallow firmware.

Processor and Memory

The Nexus 6P boasts of a 1.55GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with an Adreno 430 GPU. It gets 3GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB storage variants (no microSD slot). Meanwhile, the Nexus 5X gets a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU, 2GB RAM, and 16GB/32GB storage (again, no expansion allowed).


The new Nexus phones flaunt great cameras. The Huawei Nexus 6P gets a 12.3MP rear camera with laser autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, and an 8MP front camera. It can shoot 2160p videos at 30fps. The rear sensor gets a f/2.0 aperture. The Nexus 5X gets the same camera setup as the 6P except the 5MP front camera. The phones have been appreciated for their excellent camera performance.

Battery and Other Features

A 3,450mAh battery power the Nexus 6P, while the Nexus 5X gets a 2,700mAh juicer. Both the phones get fingerprint sensors and USB Type-C ports.

Price and Verdict

The Nexus 5X costs $380 for the 16GB variant and $430 for the 32GB variant. The 6P costs $500 for 32GB, $550 for 64GB, or $650 for 128GB. If you don’t want to compromise on any aspects of a Nexus phone, then go for the better-specced and better-looking 6P. Otherwise, the Nexus 5X has also got the power to fix the Nexus addict in you.


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