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Things You Should Know about Nexus 6P and 5X

By Avery Pacheco, 02/03/2016, updated on 21/01/2022

Google has unveiled two smartphone devices at a time in September, 2015. One is Nexus 6P from Huawei and the other is Nexus 5X from LG. Though they are released almost at the same time, they have many different features because they are designed by different companies. Let's see what they have in common and what the differences between the two devices are.

Nexus 5X



5.2 inch, 1920*1080px, 424ppi






147*72.6*7.9mm, 136g


Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 V2.1,octa-core, 2.0GHz

Rear: 12.3 megapixel

Rear: 12.3 megapixel


32GB: US$ 429

64GB: US$ 549

128GB: US$ 649


Nexus 6P has adopted Gorilla Glass 4 screen with an all-metal body. Unlike iPhone, which has the fingerprint sensor placed in the Home button, Nexus 6P has it on the back. The Nexus 5X, which has a plastic body, will be a little cheaper in price, looks like Nexus 5 with a large screen. As the body material is different, mental for Nexus 6P and plastic for Nexus 5X, Nexus 5X will be lighter with 136g on weight while Nexus 6P is 178g.


According to the unbox experience and the pictures of Nexus 6P (5.7 inch) and Nexus 5X (5.2 inch), 6P is a little large than 5X. Besides the screen size, the resolutions are also critical for Android users. Nexus 6P offers a QHD display with 1,440*2560 pixels at 515ppi and Nexus 5X only has a Full HD display with 1,080*1,920 pixels at 424ppi. Nexus 6P will be a good choice if you care about the color saturation.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Display Comparison


According to the Specs comparison between LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P, you can see that the rear camera of these two phones are the same, 12.3 megapixel while there's a little difference on the front camera. Nexus 5X has only 5 megapixel while Nexus 6P has 8 megapixel. Nexus 6P will be a better choice for the selfie guys.

Difference Between Nexus 5X and Nexus 5P Camera


As Nexus 6P has a larger display screen, it is reasonable that Nexus 6P should adopt a larger battery capacity then Nexus 5X: Nexus 6P has 3,450mAh and Nexus 5X has 2,700mAh. This capacity is sufficient if you don't play games or videos on the phone for a long time.

Battery and Specs of Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P


We all know that we can choose different storage plan to get different space on our device. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB are popular plans. However, Nexus 5X has only two storage options – 16GB and 32GB. When it comes to Nexus 6P it supports 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Of course, the larger the storage is, the higher the price would be. So, if you need lots of space for your videos, music and photos, you have to choose Nexus 6P or delete some of your videos.

Both Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X are hot Android phones from Google. They are manufactured by different smartphone providers so it is reasonable that there are some differences between the two devices. Which one do you prefer? Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X? Please leave messages below to tell us which one you like or if you have buy one of them.