Google Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones

At the very beginning, Google's Nexus line of devices was nothing more than an experiment - the company was "testing the soil", trying to release the device under its own brand, attracting partners as manufacturers for this. At some point, Nexus turned out to be very attractive (Google Nexus 4), Google asked for less than other companies for excellent features. Then the next stage came - when the Nexus line turned into just more or less balanced against the background of other smartphones (Google Nexus 5, 6), and the main feature was the priority of new versions of Android appearing on the devices of the series. Smartphones Google Nexus 5X and 6P are just from this generation, which is directly indicated in the name of the models. Good, solid devices without pronounced flaws and with one important advantage over other devices - the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

In this short article, I will briefly talk about both smartphones, give their characteristics and share my opinion on the models.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

  • Body materials: anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (chipset version 2.1)
  • Processor: Octa-core, 64-bit, 4x Cortex-A53 at 1.55GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 at 2GHz
  • Graphics: Adreno 430
  • RAM: 3 GB (LPDDR4)
  • Memory for data storage: 32/64/128 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: AMOLED (Samsung), diagonal 5.7", resolution 2560x1440 pixels, ppi 518, automatic backlight level control, protective glass Gorilla Glass 4
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 8 MP non-autofocus, pixel size 1.4 nm, f/2.4
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 3450 mAh
  • Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 178 grams

A more expensive smartphone in a line of two devices is replacing the Google Nexus 6. If you close your eyes to different manufacturers and look at the dry characteristics, without additional chips, it turns out that there are a lot of similarities between the Nexus 6 and 6P. However, this is logical, the new model is essentially a neat improvement of the previous one, this is not a new generation, but an “upgrade”. I will not describe the design, it is very subjective, I will only say that thanks to the use of aluminum, the smartphone should be in reality pleasant and at the same time practical. The body is entirely made of metal, with the exception of the front panel made of glass.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

Using a screen based on an AMOLED matrix may not be the best news for many, but the latest generations of these matrices from Samsung are constantly being improved, so they are no longer those “out-of-the-eye” colors without the ability to adjust, as they were a couple of years ago. Ultimately, you need to look at the device live to understand how well the screen is set up and how good the matrix itself is. High resolution is good, for most people FullHD would be enough, but WQHD is enough for everyone.

The platform raises questions. Yes, the latest version of Snapdragon 810 is used here, the so-called revision 2.1, where overheating problems are solved, in particular. But this does not mean that the Nexus 6P will not have any of the problems that are typical for the HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3 Plus. The amount of RAM is sufficient, built-in memory to choose from 32 to 128 GB. There is no slot for a memory card, because this is a Nexus.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The presentation of the Nexus 6P was especially focused on the cameras, in particular, on the main 12.3-megapixel camera with 1.55 nm dot size, laser focus and f/2.0. On paper and according to official test shots, the camera seems to be very decent, except for optical stabilization, but, as practice shows, even without OIS, the camera can produce good results in different conditions. The camera has an Auto HDR+ mode. The front camera has a resolution of 8 MP.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

Another feature is the fingerprint scanner on the “back” of the device. For the United States, the Android Pay service will be “tied” to the scanner, for the rest it is just a convenient option for blocking the device using a fingerprint, without entering codes.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The Nexus 6P features the Android Sensor Hub, which, for example, partially wakes up the screen and displays notifications and time on it at the moment when you simply pick up the smartphone, but do not touch the power key or the fingerprint scanner. A similar feature has already been implemented by Motorola, and in the good old days it was present in a slightly different form on Nokia smartphones.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The device will be available in three colors - white, silver and black. The cost is as follows:

  • Google Nexus 6P 32GB - $499
  • Google Nexus 6P 64GB - $549
  • Google Nexus 6P 128GB - $649

The new Nexus Scientific Calculator 6P is really hard to call the absolute flagship. Yes, there is a high-resolution screen, fast charging (thanks to the Snapdragon 810 platform), 128 GB of internal memory if desired, a good (so far "on paper") camera, and many other things. At the same time, there is not enough wireless charging for the camera - an optical stabilization system, a memory card slot and two SIM card slots in order to make everyone happy. Perhaps some of the “wishlist” from this list will appear in the next generation Nexus smartphone (Nexus 8?), But for now, so. Huawei and Google turned out to be a strong, solid device at the level of competitors, however, at a similar price.

Google Nexus 5X

  • Body materials: plastic, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992)
  • Processor: quad-core 1.44 GHz (Cortex-A53) and dual-core 1.8 GHz (Cortex-A57)
  • Graphics: Adreno 418
  • RAM: 2 GB (LPDDR3)
  • Memory for data storage: 16/32 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: IPS LCD, diagonal 5.2", resolution 1920x1080 pixels, ppi 423, automatic backlight level adjustment, protective glass Gorilla Glass 3
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 5 MP non-autofocus, 1.4 nm pixel size, f/2.0
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 2700mAh
  • Dimensions: 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 136 grams

A simpler and cheaper model is the Nexus 5X from LG. By analogy with the 6P, the new Nexus 5X is the development of the usual “five”, which, by the way, was also produced by the Korean company LG. The main materials are plastic and a glass front panel. Colors are white, black and mint. Google Nexus 5X is more compact than the older model, it uses a screen with a diagonal of 5.2'' and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels based on an IPS LCD matrix.

Google Nexus 5X

Platform - Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, for me, this is a better solution than 810, albeit a fresh revision. RAM 2 GB, built-in - 16 or 32, there is no slot for a memory card.

The main camera, judging by the description, is exactly the same as in the Nexus 6P, literally one to one. Moreover, on the official Google website, even examples of photos from the camera for both models are exactly the same, apparently, someone overlooked. One way or another, the characteristics of the camera should be good.

Google Nexus 5X

Like the 6P, there's a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and, of course, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I liked the younger model primarily for its dimensions and weight - it is noticeably more compact than the 6P. Again, Google Nexus 5 was a very successful smartphone, in my opinion: balanced, adequately priced, with a good camera and acceptable speed. If all that LG did was to improve the device in all aspects, and “on paper” everything looks exactly like this, then this is good and correct. In fact, a successful device like the Nexus 5 needed just that.

Google Nexus 5X

Common features for the two new smartphones are a USB Type-C connector, on-screen touch keys, support for LTE Cat.6, slow-motion shooting (120 frames for 6P and 240 frames for 5X).

Google Nexus 5X

The cost of the smartphone is $380 for the junior 16 GB version.

Both devices are already available for pre-order in the official Google online store and will soon go on sale in the US, UK, Japan, and a few weeks later - in several other countries. Russia is not on the list yet.

Google Nexus 5X

This time, Google's presentation was even simpler, more expected and calmer than last year. There was a feeling that the company is making an event for geeks and those who are in the know, organizing everything very simply, I would even say, clumsily, and briefly telling actually well-known things. At least when it comes to the new Nexus series smartphones. The devices themselves are high-quality devices of two different classes. Yes, without any revelations, ultra-low prices or “wow-features”, but here it should be remembered that the Nexus line is primarily a platform for a pure Android system, and Google is doing everything right, providing up-to-date hardware every year to everyone who wants to always be with the latest version of the Android OS.

Google Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones

At the very beginning, Google's Nexus line of devices was nothing more than an experiment - the company was "testing the soil", trying to release the device under its own brand, attracting partners as manufacturers for this. At some point, Nexus turned out to be very attractive (Google Nexus 4), Google asked for less than other companies for excellent features. Then the next stage came - when the Nexus line turned into just more or less balanced against the background of other smartphones (Google Nexus 5, 6), and the main feature was the priority of new versions of Android appearing on the devices of the series. Smartphones Google Nexus 5X and 6P are just from this generation, which is directly indicated in the name of the models. Good, solid devices without pronounced flaws and with one important advantage over other devices - the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

In this short article, I will briefly talk about both smartphones, give their characteristics and share my opinion on the models.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

  • Body materials: anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (chipset version 2.1)
  • Processor: Octa-core, 64-bit, 4x Cortex-A53 at 1.55GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 at 2GHz
  • Graphics: Adreno 430
  • RAM: 3 GB (LPDDR4)
  • Memory for data storage: 32/64/128 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: AMOLED (Samsung), diagonal 5.7", resolution 2560x1440 pixels, ppi 518, automatic backlight level control, protective glass Gorilla Glass 4
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 8 MP non-autofocus, pixel size 1.4 nm, f/2.4
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 3450 mAh
  • Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 178 grams

A more expensive smartphone in a line of two devices is replacing the Google Nexus 6. If you close your eyes to different manufacturers and look at the dry characteristics, without additional chips, it turns out that there are a lot of similarities between the Nexus 6 and 6P. However, this is logical, the new model is essentially a neat improvement of the previous one, this is not a new generation, but an “upgrade”. I will not describe the design, it is very subjective, I will only say that thanks to the use of aluminum, the smartphone should be in reality pleasant and at the same time practical. The body is entirely made of metal, with the exception of the front panel made of glass.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

Using a screen based on an AMOLED matrix may not be the best news for many, but the latest generations of these matrices from Samsung are constantly being improved, so they are no longer those “out-of-the-eye” colors without the ability to adjust, as they were a couple of years ago. Ultimately, you need to look at the device live to understand how well the screen is set up and how good the matrix itself is. High resolution is good, for most people FullHD would be enough, but WQHD is enough for everyone.

The platform raises questions. Yes, the latest version of Snapdragon 810 is used here, the so-called revision 2.1, where overheating problems are solved, in particular. But this does not mean that the Nexus 6P will not have any of the problems that are typical for the HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3 Plus. The amount of RAM is sufficient, built-in memory to choose from 32 to 128 GB. There is no slot for a memory card, because this is a Nexus.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The presentation of the Nexus 6P was especially focused on the cameras, in particular, on the main 12.3-megapixel camera with 1.55 nm dot size, laser focus and f/2.0. On paper and according to official test shots, the camera seems to be very decent, except for optical stabilization, but, as practice shows, even without OIS, the camera can produce good results in different conditions. The camera has an Auto HDR+ mode. The front camera has a resolution of 8 MP.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

Another feature is the fingerprint scanner on the “back” of the device. For the United States, the Android Pay service will be “tied” to the scanner, for the rest it is just a convenient option for blocking the device using a fingerprint, without entering codes.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The Nexus 6P features the Android Sensor Hub, which, for example, partially wakes up the screen and displays notifications and time on it at the moment when you simply pick up the smartphone, but do not touch the power key or the fingerprint scanner. A similar feature has already been implemented by Motorola, and in the good old days it was present in a slightly different form on Nokia smartphones.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The device will be available in three colors - white, silver and black. The cost is as follows:

  • Google Nexus 6P 32GB - $499
  • Google Nexus 6P 64GB - $549
  • Google Nexus 6P 128GB - $649

The new Nexus Scientific Calculator 6P is really hard to call the absolute flagship. Yes, there is a high-resolution screen, fast charging (thanks to the Snapdragon 810 platform), 128 GB of internal memory if desired, a good (so far "on paper") camera, and many other things. At the same time, there is not enough wireless charging for the camera - an optical stabilization system, a memory card slot and two SIM card slots in order to make everyone happy. Perhaps some of the “wishlist” from this list will appear in the next generation Nexus smartphone (Nexus 8?), But for now, so. Huawei and Google turned out to be a strong, solid device at the level of competitors, however, at a similar price.

Google Nexus 5X

  • Body materials: plastic, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992)
  • Processor: quad-core 1.44 GHz (Cortex-A53) and dual-core 1.8 GHz (Cortex-A57)
  • Graphics: Adreno 418
  • RAM: 2 GB (LPDDR3)
  • Memory for data storage: 16/32 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: IPS LCD, 5 diagonal.2", resolution 1920x1080 pixels, ppi 423, automatic backlight level adjustment, protective glass Gorilla Glass 3
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 5 MP non-autofocus, 1.4 nm pixel size, f/2.0
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 2700mAh
  • Dimensions: 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 136 grams

A simpler and cheaper model is the Nexus 5X from LG. By analogy with the 6P, the new Nexus 5X is the development of the usual “five”, which, by the way, was also produced by the Korean company LG. The main materials are plastic and a glass front panel. Colors are white, black and mint. Google Nexus 5X is more compact than the older model, it uses a screen with a diagonal of 5.2'' and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels based on an IPS LCD matrix.

Google Nexus 5X

Platform - Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, for me, this is a better solution than 810, albeit a fresh revision. RAM 2 GB, built-in - 16 or 32, there is no slot for a memory card.

The main camera, judging by the description, is exactly the same as in the Nexus 6P, literally one to one. Moreover, on the official Google website, even examples of photos from the camera for both models are exactly the same, apparently, someone overlooked. One way or another, the characteristics of the camera should be good.

Google Nexus 5X

Like the 6P, there's a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and, of course, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I liked the younger model primarily for its dimensions and weight - it is noticeably more compact than the 6P. Again, Google Nexus 5 was a very successful smartphone, in my opinion: balanced, adequately priced, with a good camera and acceptable speed. If all that LG did was improve the device in all aspects, and “on paper” everything looks exactly like this, then this is good and correct. In fact, a successful device like the Nexus 5 needed just that.

Google Nexus 5X

Common features for the two new smartphones are a USB Type-C connector, on-screen touch keys, support for LTE Cat.6, slow-motion shooting (120 frames for 6P and 240 frames for 5X).

Google Nexus 5X

The cost of the smartphone is $380 for the junior 16 GB version.

Both devices are already available for pre-order in the official Google online store and will soon go on sale in the US, UK, Japan, and a few weeks later - in several other countries. Russia is not on the list yet.

Google Nexus 5X

This time, Google's presentation was even simpler, more expected and calmer than last year. There was a feeling that the company is making an event for geeks and those who are in the know, organizing everything very simply, I would even say, clumsily, and briefly telling actually well-known things. At least when it comes to the new Nexus series smartphones. The devices themselves are high-quality devices of two different classes. Yes, without any revelations, ultra-low prices or “wow-features”, but here it should be remembered that the Nexus line is primarily a platform for a pure Android system, and Google is doing everything right, providing up-to-date hardware every year to everyone who wants to always be with the latest version of the Android OS.

Google Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones

At the very beginning, Google's Nexus line of devices was nothing more than an experiment - the company was "testing the soil", trying to release the device under its own brand, attracting partners as manufacturers for this. At some point, Nexus turned out to be very attractive (Google Nexus 4), Google asked for less than other companies for excellent features. Then the next stage came - when the Nexus line turned into just more or less balanced against the background of other smartphones (Google Nexus 5, 6), and the main feature was the priority of new versions of Android appearing on the devices of the series. Smartphones Google Nexus 5X and 6P are just from this generation, which is directly indicated in the name of the models. Good, solid devices without pronounced flaws and with one important advantage over other devices - the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

In this short article, I will briefly talk about both smartphones, give their characteristics and share my opinion on the models.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

  • Body materials: anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (chipset version 2.1)
  • Processor: Octa-core, 64-bit, 4x Cortex-A53 at 1.55GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 at 2GHz
  • Graphics: Adreno 430
  • RAM: 3 GB (LPDDR4)
  • Memory for data storage: 32/64/128 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: AMOLED (Samsung), diagonal 5.7", resolution 2560x1440 pixels, ppi 518, automatic backlight level control, protective glass Gorilla Glass 4
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 8 MP non-autofocus, pixel size 1.4 nm, f/2.4
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 3450 mAh
  • Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 178 grams

A more expensive smartphone in a line of two devices is replacing the Google Nexus 6. If you close your eyes to different manufacturers and look at the dry characteristics, without additional chips, it turns out that there are a lot of similarities between the Nexus 6 and 6P. However, this is logical, the new model is essentially a neat improvement of the previous one, this is not a new generation, but an “upgrade”. I will not describe the design, it is very subjective, I will only say that thanks to the use of aluminum, the smartphone should be in reality pleasant and at the same time practical. The body is entirely made of metal, with the exception of the front panel made of glass.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

Using a screen based on an AMOLED matrix may not be the best news for many, but the latest generations of these matrices from Samsung are constantly being improved, so they are no longer those “out-of-the-eye” colors without the ability to adjust, as they were a couple of years ago. Ultimately, you need to look at the device live to understand how well the screen is set up and how good the matrix itself is. High resolution is good, for most people FullHD would be enough, but WQHD is enough for everyone.

The platform raises questions. Yes, the latest version of Snapdragon 810 is used here, the so-called revision 2.1, where overheating problems are solved, in particular. But this does not mean that the Nexus 6P will not have any of the problems that are typical for the HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3 Plus. The amount of RAM is sufficient, built-in memory to choose from 32 to 128 GB. There is no slot for a memory card, because this is a Nexus.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The presentation of the Nexus 6P was especially focused on the cameras, in particular, on the main 12.3-megapixel camera with 1.55 nm dot size, laser focus and f/2.0. On paper and according to official test shots, the camera seems to be very decent, except for optical stabilization, but, as practice shows, even without OIS, the camera can produce good results in different conditions. The camera has an Auto HDR+ mode. The front camera has a resolution of 8 MP.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

Another feature is the fingerprint scanner on the “back” of the device. For the United States, the Android Pay service will be “tied” to the scanner, for the rest it is just a convenient option for blocking the device using a fingerprint, without entering codes.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The Nexus 6P features the Android Sensor Hub, which, for example, partially wakes up the screen and displays notifications and time on it when you simply pick up your smartphone, but do not touch the power key or the fingerprint scanner. A similar feature has already been implemented by Motorola, and in the good old days it was present in a slightly different form on Nokia smartphones.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

The device will be available in three colors - white, silver and black. The cost is as follows:

  • Google Nexus 6P 32GB - $499
  • Google Nexus 6P 64GB - $549
  • Google Nexus 6P 128GB - $649

The new Nexus Scientific Calculator 6P is really hard to call the absolute flagship. Yes, there is a high-resolution screen, fast charging (thanks to the Snapdragon 810 platform), 128 GB of internal memory if desired, a good (so far "on paper") camera, and many other things. At the same time, there is not enough wireless charging for the camera - an optical stabilization system, a memory card slot and two SIM card slots in order to make everyone happy. Perhaps some of the “wishlist” from this list will appear in the next generation Nexus smartphone (Nexus 8?), But for now, so. Huawei and Google turned out to be a strong, solid device at the level of competitors, however, at a similar price.

Google Nexus 5X

  • Body materials: plastic, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992)
  • Processor: quad-core 1.44 GHz (Cortex-A53) and dual-core 1.8 GHz (Cortex-A57)
  • Graphics: Adreno 418
  • RAM: 2 GB (LPDDR3)
  • Memory for data storage: 16/32 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: IPS LCD, diagonal 5.2", resolution 1920x1080 pixels, ppi 423, automatic backlight level adjustment, protective glass Gorilla Glass 3
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 5 MP non-autofocus, 1.4 nm pixel size, f/2.0
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 2700mAh
  • Dimensions: 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 136 grams

A simpler and cheaper model is the Nexus 5X from LG. By analogy with the 6P, the new Nexus 5X is the development of the usual “five”, which, by the way, was also produced by the Korean company LG. The main materials are plastic and a glass front panel. Colors are white, black and mint. Google Nexus 5X is more compact than the older model, it uses a screen with a diagonal of 5.2'' and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels based on an IPS LCD matrix.

Google Nexus 5X

Platform - Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, for me, this is a better solution than 810, albeit a fresh revision. RAM 2 GB, built-in - 16 or 32, there is no slot for a memory card.

The main camera, judging by the description, is exactly the same as in the Nexus 6P, literally one to one. Moreover, on the official Google website, even examples of photos from the camera for both models are exactly the same, apparently, someone overlooked. One way or another, the characteristics of the camera should be good.

Google Nexus 5X

Like the 6P, there's a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and, of course, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I liked the younger model primarily for its dimensions and weight - it is noticeably more compact than the 6P. Again, Google Nexus 5 was a very successful smartphone, in my opinion: balanced, adequately priced, with a good camera and acceptable speed. If all that LG did was to improve the device in all aspects, and “on paper” everything looks exactly like this, then this is good and correct. In fact, a successful device like the Nexus 5 needed just that.

Google Nexus 5X

Common features for the two new smartphones are a USB Type-C connector, on-screen touch keys, support for LTE Cat.6, slow-motion shooting (120 frames for 6P and 240 frames for 5X).

Google Nexus 5X

The cost of the smartphone is $380 for the junior 16 GB version.

Both devices are already available for pre-order in the official Google online store and will soon go on sale in the US, UK, Japan, and a few weeks later - in several other countries. Russia is not on the list yet.

Google Nexus 5X

This time, Google's presentation was even simpler, more expected and calmer than last year. There was a feeling that the company is making an event for geeks and those who are in the know, organizing everything very simply, I would even say, clumsily, and briefly telling actually well-known things. At least when it comes to the new Nexus series smartphones. The devices themselves are high-quality devices of two different classes. Yes, without any revelations, ultra-low prices or “wow-features”, but here it should be remembered that the Nexus line is primarily a platform for a pure Android system, and Google is doing everything right, providing up-to-date hardware every year to everyone who wants to always be with the latest version of the Android OS.

Google Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones

At the very beginning, Google's Nexus line of devices was nothing more than an experiment - the company was "testing the soil", trying to release the device under its own brand, attracting partners as manufacturers for this. At some point, Nexus turned out to be very attractive (Google Nexus 4), Google asked for less than other companies for excellent features. Then the next stage came - when the Nexus line turned into just more or less balanced against the background of other smartphones (Google Nexus 5, 6), and the main feature was the priority of new versions of Android appearing on the devices of the series. Smartphones Google Nexus 5X and 6P are just from this generation, which is directly indicated in the name of the models. Good, solid devices without pronounced flaws and with one important advantage over other devices - the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

In this short article, I will briefly talk about both smartphones, give their characteristics and share my opinion on the models.

Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)

  • Body materials: anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (chipset version 2.1)
  • Processor: Octa-core, 64-bit, 4x Cortex-A53 at 1.55GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 at 2GHz
  • Graphics: Adreno 430
  • RAM: 3 GB (LPDDR4)
  • Memory for data storage: 32/64/128 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: AMOLED (Samsung), diagonal 5.7", resolution 2560x1440 pixels, ppi 518, automatic backlight level control, protective glass Gorilla Glass 4
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 8 MP non-autofocus, pixel size 1.4 nm, f/2.4
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 3450 mAh
  • Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 178 grams

A more expensive smartphone in a line of two devices is replacing the Google Nexus 6. If you close your eyes to different manufacturers and look at the dry characteristics, without additional chips, it turns out that there are a lot of similarities between the Nexus 6 and 6P. However, this is logical, the new model is essentially a neat improvement of the previous one, this is not a new generation, but an “upgrade”. I will not describe the design, it is very subjective, I will only say that thanks to the use of aluminum, the smartphone should be in reality pleasant and at the same time practical. The body is entirely made of metal, with the exception of the front panel made of glass.

Using a screen based on an AMOLED matrix may not be the best news for many, but the latest generations of these matrices from Samsung are constantly being improved, so they are no longer those “out-of-the-eye” colors without the ability to adjust, as they were a couple of years ago. Ultimately, you need to look at the device live to understand how well the screen is set up and how good the matrix itself is. High resolution is good, for most people FullHD would be enough, but WQHD is enough for everyone.

The platform raises questions. Yes, the latest version of Snapdragon 810 is used here, the so-called revision 2.1, where overheating problems are solved, in particular. But this does not mean that the Nexus 6P will not have any of the problems that are typical for the HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3 Plus. The amount of RAM is sufficient, built-in memory to choose from 32 to 128 GB. There is no slot for a memory card, because this is a Nexus.

The presentation of the Nexus 6P was especially focused on the cameras, in particular, on the main 12.3-megapixel camera with 1.55 nm dot size, laser focus and f/2.0. On paper and according to official test shots, the camera seems to be very decent, except for optical stabilization, but, as practice shows, even without OIS, the camera can produce good results in different conditions. The camera has an Auto HDR+ mode. The front camera has a resolution of 8 MP.

Another feature is the fingerprint scanner on the “back” of the device. For the United States, the Android Pay service will be “tied” to the scanner, for the rest it is just a convenient option for blocking the device using a fingerprint, without entering codes.

The Nexus 6P features the Android Sensor Hub, which, for example, partially wakes up the screen and displays notifications and time on it at the moment when you simply pick up the smartphone, but do not touch the power key or the fingerprint scanner. A similar feature has already been implemented by Motorola, and in the good old days it was present in a slightly different form on Nokia smartphones.

The device will be available in three colors - white, silver and black. The cost is as follows:

  • Google Nexus 6P 32GB - $499
  • Google Nexus 6P 64GB - $549
  • Google Nexus 6P 128GB - $649

The new Nexus Scientific Calculator 6P can hardly be called an absolute flagship. Yes, there is a high-resolution screen, fast charging (thanks to the Snapdragon 810 platform), 128 GB of internal memory if desired, a good (so far "on paper") camera, and many other things. At the same time, there is not enough wireless charging for the camera - an optical stabilization system, a memory card slot and two SIM card slots in order to make everyone happy. Perhaps some of the “wishlist” from this list will appear in the next generation Nexus smartphone (Nexus 8?), But for now, so. Huawei and Google turned out to be a strong, solid device at the level of competitors, however, at a similar price.

New Nexus Scientific Calculator Scientific Calculator 6P is really difficult to call the absolute flagship. Yes, there is a high-resolution screen, fast charging (thanks to the Snapdragon 810 platform), 128 GB of internal memory if desired, a good (so far "on paper") camera, and many other things. At the same time, there is not enough wireless charging for the camera - an optical stabilization system, a memory card slot and two SIM card slots in order to make everyone happy. Perhaps some of the “wishlist” from this list will appear in the next generation Nexus smartphone (Nexus 8?), But for now, so. Huawei and Google turned out to be a strong, solid device at the level of competitors, however, at a similar price.

Google Nexus 5X

  • Body materials: plastic, glass
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Network: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, LTE Cat.6 (nanoSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992)
  • Processor: quad-core 1.44 GHz (Cortex-A53) and dual-core 1.8 GHz (Cortex-A57)
  • Graphics: Adreno 418
  • RAM: 2 GB (LPDDR3)
  • Memory for data storage: 16/32 GB
  • Memory card slot: no
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (ac/b/g/n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), USB type-C (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset
  • Screen: IPS LCD, diagonal 5.2", resolution 1920x1080 pixels, ppi 423, automatic backlight level adjustment, protective glass Gorilla Glass 3
  • Main camera: 12.3 megapixels, 1.55 nm pixel size, f/2.0, laser focusing, dual LED flash, 4k video recording
  • Front camera: 5 MP non-autofocus, 1.4 nm pixel size, f/2.0
  • Navigation: GPS (A-GPS support), GLONASS
  • Optional: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: 2700mAh
  • Dimensions: 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 136 grams

A simpler and cheaper model is the Nexus 5X from LG. By analogy with the 6P, the new Nexus 5X is the development of the usual “five”, which, by the way, was also produced by the Korean company LG. The main materials are plastic and a glass front panel. Colors are white, black and mint. Google Nexus 5X is more compact than the older model, it uses a screen with a diagonal of 5.2'' and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels based on an IPS LCD matrix.

Platform - Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, for me, this is a better solution than 810, albeit a fresh revision. RAM 2 GB, built-in - 16 or 32, there is no slot for a memory card.

The main camera, judging by the description, is exactly the same as in the Nexus 6P, literally one to one. Moreover, on the official Google website, even examples of photos from the camera for both models are exactly the same, apparently, someone overlooked. One way or another, the characteristics of the camera should be good.

Like the 6P, there's a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and, of course, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I liked the younger model primarily for its dimensions and weight - it is noticeably more compact than the 6P. Again, Google Nexus 5 was a very successful smartphone, in my opinion: balanced, adequately priced, with a good camera and acceptable speed. If all that LG did was to improve the device in all aspects, and “on paper” everything looks exactly like this, then this is good and correct. In fact, a successful device like the Nexus 5 needed just that.

Common features for the two new smartphones are a USB Type-C connector, on-screen touch keys, support for LTE Cat.6, slow-motion shooting (120 frames for 6P and 240 frames for 5X).

The cost of the smartphone is $380 for the junior 16 GB version.

Both devices are already available for pre-order in the official Google online store and will soon go on sale in the US, UK, Japan, and a few weeks later - in several other countries. Russia is not on the list yet.

This time, Google's presentation was even simpler, more expected and calmer than last year. There was a feeling that the company is making an event for geeks and those who are in the know, organizing everything very simply, I would even say, clumsily, and briefly telling actually well-known things. At least when it comes to the new Nexus series smartphones. The devices themselves are high-quality devices of two different classes. Yes, without any revelations, ultra-low prices or “wow-features”, but here it should be remembered that the Nexus line is primarily a platform for a pure Android system, and Google is doing everything right, providing up-to-date hardware every year to everyone who wants to always be with the latest version of the Android OS.