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Google Announces the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P (Updated)

We’re at Google’s event in San Francisco and they just got done announcing the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. We’ll have more on them shortly, like full details and official specs, but as of now, nothing has been a surprise. 

The Nexus 6P is the big guy and the flagship, while the Nexus 5X marks the return of a previous Nexus champ.

Google is excited about their cameras, and even said they left out OIS on purpose because the cameras are so good in low light that they don’t need stabilization. We’ll have to put them through tests to see if that was a good decision or not.

More coming!

Update:  Pricing and availability.

Update 2:  Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolls out next week to older Nexus devices.

Update 3:  Nexus Protect announced as the new Nexus protection plan.

Update 4:  If you buy the new Nexus phones, Google has freebies for you.

UPDATE 5:  PRE-ORDERS ARE LIVE!


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  • And the comments never ceased to amaze. Picky people you all are.
    Also pretty dang rich to afford a yearly phone like that, lol

  • SupaHotFire

    The 6P is PERFECT except for that god damn size. Was it not possible to make it more compact?

  • TylerCameron

    Ew Hwawei. It’s not HTC, Samsung, or Motorola. BLEH
    At least the Nexus 5X is made by a semi-good OEM, LG.

  • BRNSMRF

    I never understood why they haven’t made a phone that’s fully loaded yet. Is a phone with every feature too much to ask for?

  • pyro74boy .

    I hope this helps slow down iPhone sales

  • chris_johns

    n5x or mxp?

  • Gr8Ray

    The 6P actually looks a lot better than I thought it would from the leaks. I still don’t care for the black band across the top, but it doesn’t immediately remove the phone entirely from my short list. That 5X is so boring looking though. It just screams plastic.

  • Mike

    I’ll be buying that butt ugly 6p just to play with it then sell it as Nexus devices are inherently boring. I’m a feature junkie so I’m hoping Android M changes the game with nexus phones.

  • The Doctor

    No OIS = No buy

  • Ken Bosse

    Did they say burst mode was not available on the 5X and only the 6?

    • Pootis Man

      Both cameras have the ability.

      • Ken Bosse

        thanks

    • nwebb01

      I sure hope those features will get passed on to the original N6? Any word?

  • RoboCop

    I really wish the 6P had rotation support like the iPhone 6+ and Google’s tablets. At least give me new features for my big phone

    • Mike

      The 6p is just a big phone, that’s it. Nothing to utilize the big screen.

      • RoboCop

        That’s what I’m saying. I love my Nexus 6 but idc about a 2k vs 1080p and the speakers make viewing emersive not really the screen size

        • Tyler Durden

          Try watching media on a 4in device now watch it on the Nexus 6.

          • RoboCop

            I’m more comparing the screens of Moto X and Nexus 5x and Galaxy S6 and Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P. Anything between 5.2 and 5.8

          • RoboCop

            Like my wife’s S6 is nowhere near as emersive as my old Moto X from 2013 because of those stereo speakers.

          • Gr8Ray

            I think the word you’re looking for is “immersive.”

          • Mike

            Or any other device with a large screen. Which is like every device that has launched this year.

  • jak_341

    Underwhelming at best.

  • Mike

    Nexus fanboys in denial already.

  • Tyler Durden

    Pure owners in denial already in Nexus threads haha

    • vzwuser76

      I was waiting on the Nexus announcement before I made a decision between them and the XPE. The only things I would maybe like to have out of the Nexus devices over the XPE is the fingerprint scanner for future proofing and a lower fee screen for better battery life. For the XPE, I’m looking for the SD card slot, Moto apps, ability to customize the device, and better reception.

      You’re generalizing that everyone should want the same thing because in your opinion this is the better device. I thought one of the benefits of Android was that you weren’t tied to one or two models, but could find the best one to fit your needs from a variety of models and OEMs.

  • Mike

    So good they don’t need stability… Lmao at that stupid statement.

  • Godzilla

    When in the hell are we going to drop 16GB as an option? Can someone please blow up the warehouse where 16GB modules are kept? LOL

    • Me

      They’ll just make 8 GB phones then.

    • RoboCop

      It’s really stupid.

  • disastrousrainbow

    $379 for a 16GB phone with no expandable storage is a crime on par with human trafficking.*

    *slight exaggeration

    • Turb0wned

      16GB is a crime.

    • Me

      This quote from AP?

      • disastrousrainbow

        Parks and Rec.

        • Me

          oh ok

  • Jeremy Martin

    Not trolling but how is this a better deal than the new Moto X?

    • Me

      Better support and aluminum. But that’s all I got.

    • Tyler Durden

      If you have to ask then stick to the Moto X.

    • RoboCop

      As far as the 5X is concerned maaaaybe the camera is better but other than that I don’t think it is…Moto has 0% financing too which means poor people like me don’t have to drop hundreds today

      • Godzilla

        I can honestly afford to buy a phone without finance. But i use it because I take the same amount of money I would be dropping, and then put it into a high interest savings account instead.

    • Godzilla

      Its a coin toss to be honest. Depends on what you care about as the end user.

    • Jeremy Martin

      Just seems for the price of the Moto X, and it has an SD slot, alone that makes it the better deal. Add in the Moto only features such as active display I’m just trying to find the value in this Nexus vs the Moto X.

      • RoboCop

        I had the 2014 X and still have the Nexus 6 the Active display stuff on both works almost identically. And ok Google works much faster than hello Moto

        • Jeremy Martin

          I have both as well. Ok Google on the nexus 6 only works if it’s “awake” whereas the Moto X is asleep and it will wake up and answer. To me the Moto X handles it better.

          I don’t buy into the specs war much but the value seems to still be in the Moto X. You can get a 16gb for 399 and then get a 128gb SD card cheaper than getting the 128gb nexus 5.

          I guess I will wait to see what reviews say later on.

          • RoboCop

            Not true I wake my 6 up all the time when the screen is off.

          • Jeremy Martin

            So you say Ok Google with the screen black and it wakes up on your nexus 6? Does not work on mine.

          • RoboCop

            You might need to go into settings and click the wake when asleep icon. I just tried it again to prove to myself I wasn’t crazy lol

          • RoboCop

            It’s crazy accurate too if it’s downstairs and I’m up getting changed in the bedroom and can almost yell to it it, get the weather, and change accordingly from a llllllong way away.

          • Jeremy Martin

            Where is that setting? What is it under? Stock rom or custom?

          • RoboCop

            Language & Input, Voice Settings, Enhanced Google Services, Ok Google Detection, switch to always on.

          • Jeremy Martin

            Awesome, I had no idea it did that! Ty

          • Gr8Ray

            I think the Nexus 5X will fly compared to the MXPE, due to the 1080p screen. Every review I’ve read that bothered to benchmark the MXPE has claimed that the QHD is slowing it down big time. It does pretty well in the off-screen benchmarks.

        • Gr8Ray

          Are you sure you’re actually using Moto Display, and not Active Display on the Moto X? Because you have the option to use both. The biggest difference I’ve seen is Moto Display lets you easily disable apps from showing notifications, something you currently can’t do with Active Display without disabling the app’s notifications altogether. Moto Display also shows the notifications as circles with the app icon that you must touch to see the text of the notification, while Active Display shows them basically the same way they appear in the notification tray.

      • TylerCameron

        The Active Display stuff is kinda lame without AMOLED….

    • Mike

      It’s not a better deal than the MXPE.

    • Tim

      AMOLED (Nexus 6P) > LCD (Moto X) is one reason why.

    • SA_NYC

      For me the fingerprint sensor is a biggie. I’ve been temporarily rocking an iPhone (gulp) while trying to figure my way back to the Android universe, and I’ve been surprised how much I appreciate the fingerprint feature, it’s phenomenally convenient. So it’s now a must-have for me.

  • Tyler Durden

    They only announced the 6P

    • Godzilla

      Uhhhhh, where were you, he held the 5x and talked about it for 5 minutes

      • Tyler Durden

        What’s the 5X?

        • disastrousrainbow

          oic what you did there…

  • Me

    Part of me really wants to drop $550, but I’ll wait for reviews. Is the $50 credit only for pre orders?

    • RoboCop

      Looks like it.

      • Me

        Poop

  • RoboCop

    No financing options then? Sigh.

    • Godzilla

      Agreed, another big fail. This is part of the reason I stick with Motorola.

  • nate_CO

    she wasn’t very clear on the network capabilities… said will work on major carriers. Didn’t say all but didn’t say only a few of them… hmm… I guess I’ll pre-order and if it doesn’t work on VZW, will be returning.

    • RoboCop

      It’s unlocked and works on all carriers

      • nate_CO

        I know that, but before the Nexus 6, CDMA carriers were left out. I’d assume this will work on VZW since the FCC specs show the appropriate CDMA radios, but it would have been nice to have confirmation in the keynote.

        • Godzilla

          FCC showed support for verizon

          • nate_CO

            no joke… just what I said… :/

  • Nexus 5X for me 👍

  • Godzilla

    Sounds like you can only get them from the google store. That is a bad idea google, your history of sales and pre orders form the google store is horrible.

    • chickenfactory

      They are working with other retailers and carriers to sell the device. Good thing!

      • Godzilla

        Um no, she clearly said “OUTSIDE THE US, WE ARE WORKING WITH OTHER RETAILERS AND OUTLETS.”

      • Maxim∑

        kind of a BS comment they made. Usually you work that out BEFORE launch…

  • Miguel

    Give it to me.

  • Michael Thom

    Okay, so he said that the camera in the 5X has the same 1.55 micron pixel size as the 6P — he seemed to insinuate that it’s the same camera, but is that true? I’m hoping?

    • nate_CO

      yeah, he wasn’t very clear on that. I’m hoping the same thing.

    • Me

      Same back cameras. Different front (5mp & 8mp)

  • Larry Simpson

    Google left too much to be desired with these phones. A lot of disappointment surrounds these two phones. I’ll be passing on both of these devices.

    • OF

      Care to elaborate?

      • Keith Taylor

        Dont make him think about it..whats wrong with you..

      • Larry Simpson

        What is so great about these devices? They’re mid tier devices. Google skimps on specs repeatedly in Nexus devices. They wonder why Apple says dominates.

        • vzwuser76

          If it weren’t for iOS being so light, the iPhone would be considered mid-tier as well.

      • Larry Simpson

        Both of these are clearly downgrades just from the Nexus 6. Wow a fingerprint scanner, that’ll get old after a few weeks. No wireless charging…ouch.

        • vzwuser76

          They’re both much cheaper than the Nexus 6, probably due to everyone bitching about it’s cost. And wireless charging? I picked up a Qi Charger a year ago, I used it twice and now it collects dust. They’re slower than standard charging and in the time it takes to align the phone and the charger, I could’ve plugged in my cable. I’d take quick charging anyday over wireless.

    • Godzilla

      Have fun with you samsung

      • Larry Simpson

        Glady use better hardware any day over this these mid tier devices

  • Godzilla

    Their excuse for not using OIS in the camera is a joke. Yes, using 1.55 micron pixels will help a lot, but it is not substitute for OIS.

    • Miguel

      Really, that’s all you’re focusing on, so the other features don’t matter to you?

      • Godzilla

        They havent said anything that wasnt leaked already. So yes, im concentrating on things I care to talk about.

      • shelooga

        “focusing on” … i get it, even if you dont

    • RoboCop

      Agree idc what they come up with there’s no excuse for not doing ois. If they really cared they’d do both this new tech and ois.

      • Godzilla

        OIS sensors cost more, that’s the real excuse.

    • Tyler Durden

      What’s Motos excuse for no OIS?

      • Mike

        Nobody is talking about moto. We’re talking about the current subject. Average phones named Nexus.

        • Tyler Durden

          Average phone meaning Moto X Pure.

          • Mike

            They are both Average so sure

      • Godzilla

        Cost. I dont agree with it

    • Me

      Yeah that was kinda goofy, but we shall see.