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Google Nexus 5X & 6P FAQ: All You Wanted to Know

Nexus 5x and 6P

Google’s new Nexus smartphones are announced, and they are the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P. These are power packed phones, but don’t come with really attractive price, since there are competitors who are doing well with the price factor. Keep that aside, and you will see a pure Android experience over some powerful hardware.

Though the pricing already indicates which is a better and more powerful product out of the two, the Nexus 5X isn’t a bad product after all. It more depends on the size of the device you want to hold in your hand, and a few other factors. Read below to understand the most about both the new Nexus phones.

Nexus 5x and 6P

Before you proceed, here’s the Nexus 5X specs and Nexus 6P specs.

What are the prices and variants of Nexus 6P and 5X?

There are two variants based on storage for the Nexus 5X, and there are three for the Nexus 6P. There are again options available depending on colors as well. The pricing starts from $379 for Nexus 5X, and from $499 for Nexus 6P.

For the Indian users, check the Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P Indian pricing.

Do both the phones have a fingerprint scanner?

Yes, both the Nexus 5X and 6P have a fingerprint sensor included on the back of the device, and they are given a name “Nexus Imprint”, with the functionality not being limited to unlocking the device but a lot more.

What are the sensors included?

There are quite a few sensors included in both the phones, and they are the same in both. Google introduced a new Google Sensor Hub in the devices, and alongside that are a few other sensors. Here’s the list.

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • Android Sensor Hub

Do the phones support USB OTG connectivity?

Yes, both the phones USB OTG connectivity, but there is no specific detail on how much is the maximum capacity of the drive supported.

What are slo-mo video specs for the cameras?

Interestingly, the new Nexus smartphones support Slo-mo video capturing, and while the Nexus 5X from LG can capture 120 fps videos, the Nexus 6P from Huawei is capable of taking slow-motion videos at 240 frames per second.

Which Nexus phone comes with better screen resolution?

While we won’t still like to see QHD resolution displays on smartphones as they drain battery unnecessarily, the Nexus 6P is what comes with the better resolution of the two, having the Quad HD display at 2560 x 1440 pixels under the 5.7-inch screen, compared to the 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution given in the 5.2-inch display of Nexus 5X.

How is the battery capacity?

One cannot judge about the battery life already, but based on the specs, the Nexus 6P with the larger screen comes with a 3450 mAh battery, while the Nexus 5X comes with a 2700 mAh battery packed in.

Is there any screen protection provided?

Yes, there is screen protection given for both the phones. The Nexus 5X comes with a Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while the Nexus 6P has a Gorilla Glass 4 protection provided.

What about the warranty provided for Nexus phones?

Yes, the regular one year warranty is there as always. But for the benefit of the users at some cost, Google has introduced a new Nexus Protect program where there would be two year of mechanical wear and accidental drop coverage provided, for a price of about $59 and $79 for the phones.

How good is the selfie camera on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X?

Both the devices seem to have a good selfie camera, though the Nexus 6P again wins it with a better sensor. Here are the details about the front-facing cameras on both the phones.

  • Nexus 5X: 5-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture and 1.4 μM pixel size
  • Nexus 6P: 8-megapixel, 1.4 µm pixel size and f/2.4 aperture

Does the USB Type-C connector support quick charging?

Yes, the USB Type-C port given on both the phones support quick charging, and the fast charging for 10 minutes can give usage for up to 7 hours, according to Google.

Does the retail phone box come with any USB Type-C accessories?

The box packaging instead of having just a standard charger, it comes with a USB Type-C 15W (5V/3A) charger, USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable, and a USB Type-C to USB Standard-A plug cable so that the user doesn’t have to look around for those accessories after purchasing the phone. It is the same accessories that you see in both the phone’s packaging.

Are the USB Type-C accessories separately available?

Yes, Google Play Store also has these accessories to be available at the same time when the phones would go live. The accessories include USB Type-C 15W (5V/3A) charger, USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable, USB Type-C to USB Standard-A plug cable and USB Type-C to USB Standard-A Adapter.

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