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Tuesday Poll: Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P?

It’s time to decide after seeing each’s official unveiling from Google – are you going Nexus 5X (specs) or Nexus 6P (specs)? Are you going smaller, less-powerful Nexus 5X or are you going full-on flagship Nexus 6P? Are you ready to make the all-around champ a part of your life again or is it time to give a new player, like Huawei a shot?

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Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P?

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  • Dustin Casper

    I was going to purchase the 6P but the 3.5mm jack location is a deal breaker for me. Why in the hell would you ever put the jack on TOP of the phone as opposed to the bottom near the charger port? I use my phone for music in the car and, when I had a Samsung phone, it was a PITA to put the charger in and then the jack on the other side of the phone. -_-

  • sski66

    If I can just swap my sim in from my verizon moto x then i’m definitely buying the 6p.

  • Jason Downs

    Love my OG N5, 5X is just about everything else I was expecting for a follow up. Not gonna lie though, a little bummed the USB type c isn’t 3.1, just boring 2.0. I hope I don’t lose video out or OTG capabilities.

  • TheScientists

    Sadly, I think I’ll be going for the Droid Turbo 2 over either of these. 6P is too big. 5X is too gimped.

  • Cary Zuber

    I bought both.

  • Tobi De la Cuz

    Android Police reports that there IS a RGB Notification LED but it’s just not listed in the specs. http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/29/the-nexus-5x-does-have-a-true-rgb-notification-led-just-like-the-6p-but-its-missing-from-the-spec-list/

  • Likely the 6P for me and the 5X for the spouse… so, yes!

  • Neither because they’re both too big and uninspiring spec wise. also, No OIS on the 5x is a deal breaker. Can’t go back to non-OIS phones again.

    <5" with OIS on Verizon and decent specs is what I really want.

  • Ahku Droid

    Which of the 6P specs is/are the most important to make many of you select it over the 5X?
    AMOLED screen?
    Snapdragon 810 over 808?
    3GB over 2GB of RAM?
    Case material?
    All of the above?

  • they call me Rob

    Any news of these handsets come with tethering enabled like the Pure does? That and sd card support had me leaning toward the pure, but I would be willing to sacrifice sd card for better specs and wireless tethering enabled – unless there’s an exploit out there already? 🙂

  • gpzbc

    Neither. I’m leaning towards the Moto X Pure, but I’ll wait for some reviews of the 5x first.

  • Alex

    Neither cuz they both look like booty. I don’t like Huawei, and I want high end, and the 5X isn’t having any of it.
    I’ll stick with my Nexus 6. It runs like butter. I love the size. But the 6P, it may have nice specs, but it ugly. Just like armor in RPGs that you find that are really good, but it ugly.

  • Rolando Marrero

    I guess I’ll do a Ron this time and get an iPhone 6s… “Sigh”

  • Ziich

    The 6p. The all aluminium build, dual ffc, 3gb of ddr4 ram,higher res amoled screen, 64 and 128gb versions ( a minor gripe would be that the 128gb is $100 bucks more than the 64gb version)

  • chris_johns

    is the 5x really almost as big as the xp? i been hearing people comparing the dimensions n such

  • chris_johns

    waiting on reviews, picking btwn the moto xp, droid turbo 2, 5x, or last years n6….need best bang for my buck and i really dont want a huge phone but i might be assed out at this point thanks to all you jerks wanting bigger phones

  • shelderman

    Google needs to start launching the Nexus lines in April imo. These processors are going to be out of date in like 5 months since 820 comes out soon. I think this hurts their sales.

  • AndrewScottRox

    My mind says 6P, my wallet says 5X.

  • Synacks

    I went 5X. I feel like it will be a better version of the Moto X 2014, which I loved. Size is perfect. I have no issues with polycarbonate even after owning the M7, GS6, Moto X, and iPhone6.

    Basically a Moto X (what the 2015 version should’ve been) with a good camera and battery and fingerprint sensor.

  • Pressed

    The 6 is too big and I really have no desire for a plastic phone thathas 32 gigs as its max storage memory. I’ll hold onto my Moto X 2013 until it dies. If Marshmallow is as awful as Lollipop, I may just go with iPhone for a year or two.

  • redragn5

    I’m still good with my Moto Nexus 6 for the foreseeable future, but I may get my friend the 5X for her birthday (scumbag salesperson at Virgin Mobile sold her a Galaxy S3 a couple months ago so she’s going to need something new soon and a new carrier to go with it…)

    • Keith

      S3 a few months back? I hope she paid no more than a dollar!

      Get yourself the 5X or 6P and give your friend your N6. Then both of you win!

      • redragn5

        Unfortunately not, it was north of $100 (hence the scumbag title). I like/rely on wireless charging too much to let it go, I’m debating getting her a 5X or a Moto G – she doesn’t want/need a high end device but I think she would appreciate Google Fi.

  • I’ve always loved the nexuses and i had the galaxy nexus, nexus 4 and nexus 5, but then came out the 6, and it was too huge for me so i bought the LG G3 which was still bigger than my old nexus 5 but much smaller than the 6. Then came out the galaxy s6 and i immediately bought one and now, i really like the nexus 5x, it reminds me a lot of moments passed with my ex ex nexus 5, but it’s not the same, and i also think that its not as high end as the GS6, but the nexus 6p is, but it’s still too huge for my hand, i wished google made a nexus 5x with the same specs and design as the 6p… maybe next year google, i really like stock android as oppose to the touchwiz

  • Guestttt

    Does anyone know if these have always listening “Ok, Google?”

  • NexusMan

    I may not do either, but if I do, I’d go for the 6p..the self proclaimed “all around champ,” wasn’t enough to persuade me the 1st time around….why would I want it now? The 6p actually looks good to me, but it sucks that it lacks wireless charging… Let’s see how my real Nexus 6 handles Android M.

  • Michael

    Will the Nexus 6P work on Verizon?

    • NexusMan


  • editorinchimp

    Tempted by the 6P, but I am going with the Moto X.

  • Jason Stanton

    Hey, so maybe it’s just me but I’ll be willing to admit it. How does the whole type C thing work with QC2.0? I mean I have a few chargers around I got for me N6. Do I just need to get USB type A to USB type C cables? Will they do the QC thing or just charge at the low rate? How about a Micro to C adapter for my QC car charger that doesn’t have a removable plug?
    Since real type C is new for most of us (LOLOPO) how about a quick post?

  • Scott Ricketts

    I’m waiting to see how Marshmallow looks and acts on my s6edge. Unless Marshmallow turns it into doo doo, financially it’s not worth a move right now. Maybe at tax time.

  • Tony Kuligowski

    I’m going for neither now. I did a size comparison and the nexus 5x is taller than my G3 with a smaller screen. The Nexus 6P is just as tall as the Nexus 6. I was hoping for a G2 size phone with the Nexus 5x which it’s not. I’m really sick of not being able to one hand my phone efficiently, but I don’t see it getting any better. Even the S6 is bigger than the G2.

    • ROB

      Sony Z5 compact

  • jbdan

    Looks like the 5x has led

    • NexusMan

      Not anymore.

  • jr

    I am one of the founding members of this site, you people gross me out!

  • tim waddell

    ii would say 75% of you fagottttts are lieing about your pre order! I have your wife here succcking my pre dicccks!

  • tim waddell

    Well you can not activate either device on verizon till feb of 2016 which has been confirmed by verzon in email and tweets and Android police, you fan boys got big disks to succk huh?

    • NexusMan

      If you have a Verizon sim, like I do, you can activate it whenever you get the phone. Try again.

  • Simon Belmont

    Wanted the 5X to be more than it ended up being, though the leaks already told me that. Got more interested in the 6P after all of the unveiling, but…

    Ended up not getting either. For now, at least, I’ll wait for reviews and get all the tidbits and details about the hardware before I decide to upgrade from my N5.

    • NexusMan

      I don’t know why people thought that would be the case…the original Nexus 5 wasn’t all that compared to flagships at the time.

      • Simon Belmont

        It was pretty high end for its time, actually. 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800 (only the G2 had that at the time), 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of space for $399.

        It’s still it’s a compelling phone even today, IMO, in terms of performance. Still have mine and love it.

  • Sean Anthony

    Whats not to like about the 6P, however I love the ice color of the 5X but still believe the Moto X Pure is more bang for the buck over the 6P. I know I sound confusing. lol I would like a 5X and the Moto X Pure.

  • Stephen

    Convenient I just received a Project Fi invite…. run me dry, Google. go right ahead!

  • Me

    Now I need to find out how to get a invite.

  • Me

    GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY! You can finance the 5X or 6P through project Fi. 15 for the 5X, 27 for the 6P.

  • Neither. No MicroSD or removable battery = no deal on this end. BTW, interesting to see the 6P being the top choice despite the blogosphere bashing it as being ugly.

    • NexusMan

      As always, it looks much better than the “leaks.”

    • NexusMan

      Is it 2010?

      (Joking. No need to respond)

  • Erik Kallio

    No Chinese spyware for me

    • NexusMan

      I feel you.

  • Matt Hunter

    The 810 chip forced me to get an iPhone 6s Plus 🙁
    The $8 a month jump program at T-Mobile might have helped a little bit as well 😉

  • RoboCop

    All the 5X “I needed something smaller” people are forgetting that the S6 is still an amazing phone…has better specs and performance and camera and screen and waaaaay more features and is on sale for $470 as of yesterday unlocked. Sure battery sucks but its got quick charging and wireless charging. My wife works 30 hours straight and uses a Turbo charging portable charger I bought for $30. The S6 is infinitely better than the Nexus 5X.

    • Fred Walker

      where did you see it for 470 at?

    • NexusMan

      “Battery sucks” is a big deal despite quick/wireless charging and automatically negates “amazing phone” status. An “amazing phone” has a great battery.

    • Pressed

      I seriously considered the S6, but I knew many people who complained that after 6+ months of use, it began to slow considerably. Even the toned down Touchwiz still drove me nuts.

    • William Hughes

      I received an S6 as a replacement device when I busted my Nexus 6. IMO, the S6 sucks ass!

  • Keith

    I am guessing no Ambient Display for the 5X?

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      I think it’s a feature of both phones. That’s why there’s no notification LED.

      • Keith

        Ah. I always thought it was only enabled for OLED displays as boot all the pixels aren’t during with the dark background and dim text.

        • Patrick Smithopolis

          I have a Moto G and it has Moto Display. There seems to be no hit to the battery even though it has an LCD display.

        • NexusMan

          The new Moto X has an LCD screen, and the Moto X is the one that started the ambient display.

        • okpud

          The screen (LCD vs OLED) was a minor factor for battery life (according to Moto). The real drain happens if you don’t have a low-power coprocessor to handle the alerts. Keeping the main processor awake to send screen notifications is wasteful. The new Nexus phones, as well as Moto phones for a couple of generations, all have low power coprocessors to handle features like this without a huge impact to battery life.

      • jbdan

        There is a notification LED on the 5x confirmed by Android police. And yes ambient display lives on the 5x as well

  • Patrick Smithopolis

    They really short-changed the Nexus 5X so I won’t be buying a Nexus phone this year. Android has so many choices and yet I can’t find the perfect phone for myself – a compact stock Android device with powerful hardware.

    • Mike

      I don’t think there is anything to fit those guidelines. Kind of sad now that I think about it.

    • Simon Belmont

      Z5 Compact is pretty close to stock. Not 100% obviously, but not terribly skinned.

      I wish more small powerhouse phones existed in the Android world. It’s a segment I see a lot of love for, yet it’s untapped (mostly).

    • NexusMan

      As if the original was a spec beast.

  • Ming Wei Hsu

    If the 5x had just one more gig of ram…and I didn’t already get used to a 5.5″ phone. Probably 6P!

    • billy

      Wish the 5X had the RAM and wireless charging, but those omissions didn’t stop me from buying one. Team #iceblue!

    • Simon Belmont

      1 more gig of RAM. And 32GB more of space.

      If they’d offered a 3GB of RAM and 64GB model, I’d have probably bought it. Wireless charging missing be damned (even though I use it a lot on my N5).

  • billy

    5X = preordered! Stoked!

  • James Adina

    why get the nexus 5x when the oneplus 2 outspecs it and costs less and then the moto x style is only slightly more!!! Wish the nexus 5x was $300 then i would consider it!

    • Mike

      I’m guessing that the only reason people are buying it is size. Can’t think of any other reason why someone would want it over the 6p.

    • I seriously think that the OnePlus 2 would sell like hotcakes if they got rid of their lame invite system. It looks like an absolutely fantastic phone for just $10 more than the Nexus 5X. Shame it isn’t more widely available.

      • PhantomGamers

        Eh, maybe with NFC and without grounding issues on the home button.

        I had got an invite for it and I didn’t wind up getting it because it was pretty disappointing.
        Not to mention the lack of QI Charging, or even Fast Charging, and bottom speakers instead of front facing ones.

        OnePlus serious dropped the ball there.

        • Admittedly, I didn’t do thorough research on the OP2–I didn’t realize it was missing all those features. I was mainly concerned with performance specs. That’s too bad!

          I wound up ordering a Nexus 5X. I have a Nexus 5 now with a broken screen, and I think the 5X will be a decent replacement for this phone, but I’m a little miffed that it’s missing so much. I think Google may have dropped the ball on it, but we’ll see.

          • PhantomGamers

            Seems like a good choice coming from a 5, I just switched from the OPO to the Nexus 6 2014 so I have no desire to “upgrade” to either of these phones. Maybe if their value drops significantly later on I’d switch to a 6P, but most likely I’ll be waiting to see what they do next year.

    • Simon Belmont

      Because reasons. Mostly lack of NFC, no wireless charging, no quick charging, and the stupid invite system.

      It’s still a decent value, if you can get one. But, eh, a fingerprint scanner without NFC is kinda dumb.

    • NexusMan

      Lol. One Plus is not even an option. Ever.

      • James Adina

        Why not… the invite system is dumb and they don’t deliver to my country (well at least they didn’t when they first came out) so my friend paid an extra $30 AUD and just bought it from a online retailer. I think you can get it from Oppomart, Yatango, Geekbuying etc. That being said the reason I dont own one is that I too have some issues with it, but its still better value then the 5x in a pure spec to money way.

  • Underwhelmed. LG version missing the best of what LG does, the other too large. Ugh!

  • Sam

    Nexus 6P 128GB in Graphite (in the back of my mind I like aluminum too)

    Two observations I’d like to make:

    1) With all of the awesomeness that is in the 6P, it’s cost would give you an equivalent of an iPhone 6s with 16GB of storage and a 750p screen. Let that sink in a bit.

    2) Most people are getting the 6P now? lol

    • Corey Kinard

      Srsly. 6S+ vs 6P. Almost the exact same size but the 6P is 14g lighter.
      The 6P has a larger screen with a much larger resolution and PPI. (Smaller bezels and a better screen to body ratio.)
      DxOMark rates 6P camera better.
      The battery is much large in the 6P. The 6P Has quick charging, and supports open standard USB C.
      For $100 less, you get all that and 8 times the storage capacity.

      We don’t call them iSheep for nothing.

  • No SD, not for me.

  • Patrick Hill

    There is no option for both.. I ordered both the Nexus 5X 32gb in white and the 64gb Nexus 6p 64gb in alumiumn

  • Orion

    In other news, love how the huge phone that people complain on this site always… is leading the votes.

    • Aaron C

      Funny, right? The 6P is 1/4″ narrower than the Nexus 6 and exactly the same height. And yet I’m shocked at how many people are all gung-ho on the 6P when last year all people could do was complain that Shamu was SO HUGE!!!

      Maybe it’s like gas prices. When they first hit $4 from $3, everyone goes ballistic. But back them down to $3.50 and everyone’s like “can you believe how cheap this gas is?”

      • NexusMan

        Yet has a SMALLER screen. Glad I’m not a flip flopper..I ALWAYS loved the size of my original Nexus 6.

    • NexusMan


    • Pound for Pound

      It is funny. But who knows, could also be very likely that Chinese astroturfers are stuffing the ballots. They’re notorious for doing that since the Communist government actually hires and pays people to manipulate foreign websites.

  • Orion

    Neither. Sticking with my Nexus 6. It’s getting Marshmallow soon. Love this phone. Nexus 2016….its when I’ll upgrade.

  • No wireless charging on either is a deal breaker for me. I’ll stick with my Nexus 5.

    • Aaron C

      Everyone seems to be ditching the wireless charging, and I’m not sure why. It’s why I bought the Nexus 6 instead of the 2nd gen Moto X. Now the Nexus devices don’t include it either? Shame.

      • Brushrop03

        Why do you need wireless charging though?

        • Tino Wallace

          I will say wireless charging is super convenient in the car…and at night when you are almost asleep, just lay your phone on the charger and that’s it.

        • Aaron C

          Because it’s how I charge my phone. At work, I just put the phone on the charging pad when I’m not using it. At home, when I go to bed I just put it on the pad on the nightstand. It feels like I never am actually “charging” my phone. It’s just always pretty much between 80-100% charged. I never have to plug in anything. If it’s the middle of the night and I wake up and need to remind myself of something for the morning, I don’t have to fiddle with a plug, I just grab the phone off the pad, write or dictate my note, then put it back on the pad.

          I never saw the appeal before I started using it. But now that I use it, I can’t go back to plugging in cables.

          Also, ever have the cable slip behind your nightstand or behind your desk? Total pain. Never happens now.

  • surethom

    Nexus 5x but massive disappointment that Google removed the led notification led & with a lcd screen you cannot even keep notification on screen without draining battery 🙁

    Led notification light or old PLEASE next time

    • dcdttu

      The lack of LED shocked me.

    • Simon Belmont

      It’s there. Android Police confirmed.

      They screwed up their product specs. Oh, Google.

    • NexusMan

      Hasn’t caused much drain on the new Moto devices.

      • surethom

        I have just read that There Is a LED notification light & google are going to update the spec as they missed it off. Because of this I have now ordered the 5x

  • The Doctor

    I wouldn’t trade in my Note5 for these mid-ranged phones.

    • Dave Amburn

      Ditto. First note I’ve owned and I l love it.

    • Mike

      Note 5 is awesome. I have the white one. I ordered a 6p too but my Note will remain my daily driver.

  • Preordered a Nexus 5x. For me it was more of a size issue and I don’t need the specs from the 6P. Battery is annoying, but everything suits me as a solid upgrade from my original Nexus 5. I may be the only one here that barely uses all of the 16GB on my Nexus 5 currently lol.

    • dcdttu

      That’s where I’m at. I ordered both but can’t believe the 5x doesn’t have a notification LED.

      • NexusMan

        Why? When was the last time a notification light was a thing on a Nexus? Not for the past year.

  • Bradon

    5x, wish the 6p wasn’t so damn tall…

  • Rafy286

    Ordered a Frost Nexus 6P in 64GB. I have a Galaxy Note 5 now and I’m just hoping that screen in the 6P is somewhat capable to the Note 5’s screen. I think what truly sells the Note 5 screen is the awesome DPI setting they are using.

    • Me

      That’s what I’m waiting on. Screen, battery, and camera. If all 3 check out I’ll pull the trigger.

  • RoboCop

    All I know is I was fine with my N6 size and now I get all the best parts of that but with better battery a better camera and its narrower, lighter, and thinner….and of course the selfie Cam is 8mp with HDR so it might be a decent vlogging camera

  • Me

    Will probably be ordering one in the next week or so. Aluminum even if it looks iphone-y. That graphite looks like a FP magnet.

    • NexusMan

      I think it looks HTC-y.

  • RoboCop

    Everyone from Moto is just shaking their heads and throwing their hands up in disgust at the thought of people getting the 5X…if its price you’re thinking about Moto has 0% financing…and you won’t have to wait til November..

    • StevieWelles

      Mediocre battery life, mediocre camera, giant screen, no fingerprint scanner, etc. There are perfectly good reasons for people to prefer the 5X.

      • Cody

        Don’t forget us Verizon folks get to have the Nexus experience for once. I’m tired of delayed or a lack of updates. I think the pure Google experience running on a phone with it’s specs will be just fine. The Moto Pure would have been my choice but I’m tired of phones I can’t comfortably hold one handed.

        • NexusMan

          For once? I’ve been rocking the current Nexus on Verizon for a year now.

          • Cody

            True, I did over look that. I always forget the phone off because I don’t care for phones with that large of a screen.

          • NexusMan

            I NEVER was into big phones, myself, but now I don’t think I could go back.

      • illregal

        Sounds like you should revisit some reviews and spec sheets. mediocre battery, and camera? what? the fingerprint scanner alone is a good reason for me to steer clear of both of these though.

        • StevieWelles

          Spec sheets mean nothing to me. Real-world performance does. CNET said mediocre battery life and camera, as did the Verge, as did Engadget, as did Gizmodo (camera was great in well-lit, outdoor scenarios, but awful in low light). The fingerprint scanner is going to be huge if you plan to use Android Pay. Have fun typing in a pin every time.

          • illregal

            all those sites reviews.. Aren’t “real-world”. Plus they’ve already compared cameras. And the nexus is only better in low-light. But properly lit, and video are better on the pure. I don’t plan to use android pay. It offers nothing that google wallet hasn’t offered for years. I’m cool with carrying a wallet. Like a man. Have fun changing your fingerprints when yours are hacked and copied. At least a pin code can be changed.

          • StevieWelles

            dxomark says the camera overall is better on the Nexus. That’s great that you don’t plan to use Android Pay. I totally get that. I may not either, depending on uptake by vendors, but I really like being able to unlock my phone with my fingerprint. Not a huge deal, but a + in the Nexus column for me. Wallets indeed are VERY manly.

  • bilbo

    With either of these phones I don’t see any reason for me to jump ship on my moto x 2014, it hasn’t slowed down one bit.

    • Brendon

      Agree,i still have my moto x 2014 and is shine just like the first day of use

    • socarwolverine

      Still rocking my droid maxx on kit kat… Shoulda gone with a Moto X so I’d have any hope of getting an upgrade.

  • avinyc

    I was really hoping for a 64gb Nexus 5X. Oh well, I will try my luck with the Nexbit Robin on Kickstarter. I’m just going to wait a very long time now…

  • Rodeojones000

    Keeping my 3 month old Nexus 6, but if I were buying one it would be the far superior 6P.

    • socarwolverine

      That seems to be the smart move. If you have the 6, no reason to upgrade. If you don’t then the 6P is a great option.

  • Drew Kilkenny

    Id want the 6p, but i have Verizon so doesn’t look like that is going to happen…..

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Unless I missed something, it works on every US carrier.

      • Drew Kilkenny

        I must have missed that, if it works on Verizon then count me in.

        • Drew Kilkenny

          what i was i think of, is that Verizon inst going to be selling the phone through them. Too bad we dont get wireless charging or optical image stabilization or SD card support.

        • dcdttu

          It does. The only carrier that’s hiccuping is T-Mobile and their ever-troublesome Band 12 support.

        • Mike

          It does

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Kept trying to hold out hope for the 5X… But that hope was crushed under the weight of the 2GB spec and 1 front firing speaker, too many cut corners.

    I’m ready to SuperSize. 6p it is…….when I order it a month from now. Still waiting on reviews.

    • Simon Belmont

      You, sir, are exactly where I am. Exactly.

      5X disappointed, 6P perked my interest. But, I’m a patient man, so I’ll wait for reviews and such.

  • landale

    I love the size of the 5X and everything else about the 6P so I bought both. Can decide after trying both. 5X comes Oct 30 and 6P on Nov 5. 🙂

  • JC

    With the price drops I’ll be picking up the Nexus 6 instead. I’m okay with that.

    • Orion

      Nexus 6 is still an awesome phone. I would get it over these two….especially at the price.

  • Augustin

    Was there enough announced today and priced low enough to warrant Motorola to drop the price of the Moto X Pure by $25-$50. Comparing 64gb models they are only separated by $50 but with the 6p you get AMOLED display, fingerprint sensor, bigger battery, $50 Google Play credit, USB type-C, Nexus speedy updates, faster processor and GPU, and camera with larger pixels.

  • Jpx

    I was originally going to buy the Nexus 5X and use my Nexus 6 as my test device. BUT I JUST BROKE IT, so Now I am buying the Nexus 6P and am going to buy the Nexus 5X as a test device sometime next year…

  • kev2684

    i’m keeping my Nexus 6. but if i was buying, it’d be the Nexus 6P.

  • JSo

    I’m not going make any jump right now and just stick with my current Nexus 5 a while longer.

    • eric

      kudos to you sir. my nexus 5 is still running smooth, but i don’t think i can wait 3 years for a new nexus :p

  • TypoCorrecto

    This is one interesting poll…

    The 6p is running away with it at 54%…

  • BoFiS

    The one with a MicroSD slot….oh wait…so then Z5 Compact please!

    • Yeah, I’m thinking maybe a Z5 or Z5 Compact as well. I’m considering cancelling my 5X preorder.

  • jbdan

    5X it is in ice color!

  • Tim P

    Neither, I am good with my N6, just give me the “M”..

  • Harold JP Castro

    is it true that the gold color or the 6p is only going to be available -at launch- for Japan?

    • Mike


  • Daeshaun

    I’m going 6p, if it was plastic I wouldn’t but the metal and black bar look sexy imo. I’m pretty sure dual speakers and amoled screen are the specs that made me choose the 6p over the 5x.

  • Bop it_Twis it_Pull it

    Visually, the X looks better than the P

  • sdo91

    I’m leaning towards the Moto X pure at this point

  • rebretz000

    Has anyone here got a confirmation email yet for your order?

    • rodney11ride

      You mean the one that says Nov 4-9 delivery? Yes

      • El Big CHRIS

        this is killing it for me. i want one and wouldnt mind waiting 2 weeks, but nov? and thats ordering now, i have to wait to order because i need to sell my s6 edge but man i cannot wait until next year to get a nexus.

        • eric

          you don’t get charged until the order ships. that gives you some wiggle room to sell your current device.

          • RoboCop

            Yup, and time to try out the Blackberry and see what the Turbo 2 will be like

      • rebretz000

        Damn. I got nothing.

        • jstew182

          Did you check under your “Order History” on the Google Store to make sure it is processing?

          • rebretz000

            I have an order number but nothing else

    • Mike

      I received mine.

  • WCM3

    When they confirmed it would work on Verizon, that was enough for me..

    Ordered a 64GB Frost White 6P..

    • kselby

      Same here. What is your shipping date? Mine is November 4-6, I can’t wait that long!

      • WCM3

        Same dates! And seriously, how do they expect us to wait that long!

    • sski66

      Who confirmed it will work on verizon? Are u talking about just swapping the sim from your last verizon phone or actually walking into a store? Thanks.

  • Bop it_Twis it_Pull it

    Moto X Pure bruh

    • guest

      N6P trumps MX pure..avoid Moto, their customer service sucks..

      • Me

        Which is the main reason I don’t have one in my hand now.

      • T_Dizzle

        Good to know. After dealing with HTC’s US service dept, I don’t want anything to do with another known terrible service dept.

      • chickenfactory

        Not only that, they may start out good for updates, then after half a year, the software team dies/disappears. Moto X 2014 Pure is problematic at times

      • Bop it_Twis it_Pull it

        Yeah the customer service is terrible, I’ve experienced it lol

      • ajaxman93

        And Google’s customer service doesn’t suck? They have by far some of the worst customer service in the history of consumer tech.

    • Tyler Durden

      Yes, the Pure is better than the 5X. Nowhere near better than the 6P.

      • JMonkeYJ

        It actually has several advantages to me (which is why I ordered it after this event): Better design (obviously a personal opinion), much less bezel, SD slot, available “now.”

        The things I suspect are better/equivalent, but we won’t know until reviews of the 6P: camera (same size sensor, both lack OIS, Moto has PDAF…Moto probably has the edge here), speakers (Moto speakers get very good reviews, we’ll see if the N6P are as good), price.

        The things that are worse: battery life, materials (if you’re in to all metal cases), SoC (likely the worse GPU is what matters most for these WQHD devices).

        Looking at all of those, the benefits of the X outweighed those of the 6P for me, especially since I don’t have any special liking for metal phones. If I regret it, then I’ll just get the 6P 😉


    I want the 6P in 5X size… I have big phone fatigue from my Nexus 6 so I went with the 5X

    • Sean Lally


    • alberteezy


    • cdm283813

      Exactly! Huawei should have made both device in the same body. Other than software the phones are night and day.

    • Aaron C

      Only reason I’m ditching my Nexus 6. Big phone fatigue. Perfect way of putting it. I ordered a Turing phone. If Google is ditching wireless charging on the Nexus devices, there’s no reason to stick with them now. Might as well go a completely different direction.

  • James Cooper

    These are both exciting phones whether or not your in the truly next gen hardware camp. The next “unknown” I’m interested in is how both of these phones last during regular usage and standby with a production build of Android M.

  • akhotch

    Where is the BOTH option in voting?!

  • htowngtr

    6p in frost… I wanted that graphite, but in real pictures it looked a lot less premium.

  • staticx57

    Thought I would get the 5X but ended up with the 6P.

    • J. Franklin

      I had the same thought, and was pretty disappointed going in to the point of considering the Moto X Pure or Note 5, but I pulled the trigger and ordered the aluminum 6P/64GB as soon as it was up on the google store. I’m upgrading from a 2013 Moto X, so a little concerned about the size, but oh well. Phone looks awesome!

      • Brendon

        Buy x pure you will like

  • Harold JP Castro

    No OIS, no go. Don’t buy the old HTC ultrapixels ”pixels size are all that matters” shenanigans.

    • htowngtr

      Camera reviews already rating it 2nd only to S6 edge premium.

    • Tyler Durden

      Well this is also 3x the MP. DXO gave it a good score too.

      • J Marnuk


    • ReturnOfTheMack

      These phones have a lot of these large pixels though, seemingly it should pan out.

    • staticx57

      It already has more than the iPhone 6S so it cant be that bad haha

      • Harold JP Castro

        This year (and todays Google event confirms it) I feel like actually giving iphone 6s plus a try. As soon as it’s available in my country, Colombia, I’ll go to a store to see how it fares. If not good, gonna keep my Nexus 6.

        One main difference for me that I know for sure, is that in my country it is way easier to buy iphone or galaxies than nexus, and one can also get those in monthly installments (12, 18, 24 months), which really matters considering the strong dollar nowadays (to put it into perspective, current exchange rate is what us colombians tend to consider euro territory). Last year I had to pay $170 extra to have the Nexus 6 imported, which I don’t regret since I was happy and convinced by the product.

        Time will tell…

        • Pressed

          I’ve had both. You’re going to hate it for a few weeks, then slowly begin to appreciate the differences. You’ll lose some features, but gain some new ones too.

    • Simon Belmont

      Well, to be fair… The M7 had OIS.

      They removed it in the M8 and M9. Stupid thing to do, but HTC has been off its game for a while.

  • yellowdgg

    Unfortunately won’t be able to see them in person.. So at this point I think I’ll be stuck with my nexus 6… Hopefully they will be in store’s at some point!

  • DJ SPY

    This poll is hilarious to me. Last year, (and this year with the release of the X) everyone was bitching about how they’re too big and give me a new Nexus 5 blah blah blah… This proves that the minority are also the loudest. Which, sadly, makes it seem that they’re the majority.

    • rodney11ride

      Completely agree. All this moning and groning. But the moto x and 6p are close to same size as N6.

      I’ll take the 6p for a test drive. But at this point the N6 at 365$ is a steal.

    • Wes

      Because yet again the size isn’t the only difference. I want a 5X, but its only 70 bucks less and you miss out on stereo speakers, notification light, better SOC, more RAM, potentially better screen(have to wait for reviews), maybe better battery life (but that is more an advantage inherent to a bigger device so it doesn’t count). All the while they still made it bigger than the original.

    • eric

      i agree with you that the minority is usually the loudest, especially on the internet. i’m in the small phone camp, but i couldn’t justify pulling the trigger on the 5X. if they made a 5P that would be the Goldilocks of nexus phones

    • ROB

      looking forward to the Moto X force

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. People probably would have liked the Nexus 5X more if Google didn’t torpedo the specs to boost sales for the 6P.

      I mean, don’t get me wrong, the 5X is still a decent value. I think the Moto X is a better value, and honestly the 6P is a good value, especially versus the premium price of last year’s Nexus 6, but I feel Google trimmed specs on the 5X to that end.

  • Dyan_Branielson

    Representing Europe: Neither. Because overpriced. Which is a shame becuase they look fantastic. :'(

    • TC Infantino

      What is the average price of a top end phone in Europe? Are they all SIM unlocked so that you can take the phone you want to any carrier?

      • Dyan_Branielson

        It’s not overpriced per se, it’s overpriced compared to the US price. In the last couple of years, Google basically converted the USD price into Euro. $350 Nexus 5 was 350 €, $650 Nexus 6 was 650 €. Now I get that the Euro is weak, US prices lack sales taxes etc, but it’s still 50 bucks (N5X) / 100 bucks (N6P) too high.

        N6P is on par with every other flagship (except for Samsung because premium), N5X however is too expensive for a mid-range phone.

        The 16 Gig version of the N5X costs 479 €, the 32 Gig version of the N6P 649 €. I could get a Moto X Pure with a leather back and 64 Gig for 564 €.

        • TC Infantino

          Oh, I’m not arguing with you. I truly did not know what the prices were. I also agree that the 5x seems overpriced for what it has.

          • Dyan_Branielson

            No, everything’s fine.

            I guess we were spoiled by the equal picing models in the past, and after seeing the US prices, it was just… disappointing, I guess. Maybe next year.

  • TypoCorrecto

    Jumped into Nexus with the Nexus 4 and had each one since, until now…because I went with the 6p…

  • Andrew Branch

    Upgrading from my Nexus 6 to Nexus 6P in aluminum. The camera, metal build, and slightly smaller form factor sold me; the rest is just gravy.

    I’m also very much looking forward to having a device I can set on the desk and use without it rocking back and forth, my main reason for not going with the Moto X Pure. A curved back might only be great for long phone calls, of which I rarely partake in.

    • FRKSUP

      I will say there is a slight flat to the curve at the center and it does not rock at all unless you significantly attempt to make it rock by pressing on its edges.

  • Tyler Durden

    If you say 5X, that just means you have enough money to not care about what you’re using.

    • inklenotrump

      what a strange thing to say about the cheaper option. I mean I get what you’re saying but it seems strange.

      • Tyler Durden

        It means you’re buying a much worse device than the Pure for the same price.

        • StevieWelles

          “much worse”. Lol.

          • Tyler Durden

            Smaller battery, software looks buggy even though it’s a nexus (no surprise it’s LG), lower resolution, less ram, no led, one speaker

          • Cody

            This is also the best option for a phone with less than a 5.5 inch screen. While it doesn’t have the greatest specs, it’s enough to be a great daily driver.

          • StevieWelles

            “Software looks buggy”. LOL.

          • Tyler Durden

            Look at it then look at 6P. Huge difference in speed

        • inklenotrump

          Time will tell. Faster software updates trump all for me.

          • Brendon

            you are a nexus blind fanboy so yeah,moto updates phones faster

          • inklenotrump

            I didn’t know that moto updates faster. That’s news to me. I think you’re wrong but I’m not going to call you a blind moto fanboy or any fanboy of any kind. Civility needs to make a comeback.

          • RoboCop

            I have both…Nexus is first 90% of the time

        • moew

          5X lives matter.

    • Pootis Man

      If it wasn’t for the size I would have undoubtedly chosen the Nexus 6P. For me price was never the issue. Size definitly is though.

  • Daniel Garcia

    Already ordered a 6P

  • clay

    I chose nexus 6 on tmo with jump. i chose wrong.

    • TC Infantino


  • MrD1sturbed

    Sticking with my Note 5 for now.

  • Alec

    Going to have to go with the Nexus 5x on this one. 5.7″ is too big, while 5.2″ seems a lot more manageable. I’m glad we at least have a choice unlike with Moto

    • Maxim∑

      It’s LCD to which might be a good thing since no one but Samsung can use current gen AMOLED panels

      • alberteezy

        The videos I’ve seen from DL and MKBHD they use keep using words like “beautiful” and “bright” . They could be hinting that the screen will be really good.

    • alberteezy

      Seeing some comparison pictures it looks like the 5X is the same size as the G4 which is not all that small.

      • The reason I didn’t get a G4. My G3 is a hair smaller and it’s giving me big phone fatigue. I use an old Droid Mini on the weekends to ease the pocket bulge. Still hoping for a Z5 compact on Verizon, but I doubt it. I want a decent phone that’s 5″ or less, so I guess I’m not in the market until that happens.

        • alberteezy

          I’m still interested in the 6P, but just thinking of the size is killing. The Z5 Compact looks like the best fit, but also the price.

  • Previously I said Nexus 5x. I went with the 6p. I hope I don’t regret getting such a large phone, though…

    • landale

      Same here so I bought both. Easier to decide when both are in my hand!

      • Rashad


      • Erik Tyler

        I did the same thing. Impossible to make a rational decision after the event, especially when it felt like they would sell out in minutes (I ordered both as fast as I could). It’s the little things in life, I guess.

        • landale

          Exactly. Hell I even changed my mind on the color of my 5X after finally getting to see real life pictures of the Ice blue color. Worked out for the best as now by 5X and 6P will both arrive only a few days apart.

          • navnit ranjan

            Hell yea! Same here .

          • Erik Tyler

            I got the black 5x and aluminum 6p. Tried to order both together, but they would’ve been shipped when the 6p was ready about a week late late, so I ordered them separately and should have the 5x by the 21st (of course I got next day shipping for both). This is my wallet killing time of the year. And there’s enough time between now and Christmas to save enough for others ;).

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        • Pound for Pound

          If only the 6P wasn’t a Chinese brand, even if it is under the direct guidance of Google.

          Imagine how embarrassing it is to put a Chinese phone on the table when meeting people.

          It’s like advertising to the world you’re associated with classless people who poo in the middle of public sidewalks or commercial planes.

          I guess I’ll have to wait for next year’s version that hopefully won’t turn all the girls away from me.

          • kilo for kilo

            lol wut, is this guy for real?

          • inch by inch

            Hafta agree with him though. It WOULD be embarrassing as hell being the one with a Chinese phone.

      • Greyhame

        What’s Google’s return policy? Damn, I should’ve bought both too.

        • baller

          15 days, they pay for shipping.

    • cdm283813

      I was the same way a few weeks ago. 2GB of ram killed it for me. Instant mid-range device.

    • brkshr

      You won’t regret the size. I was worried about the N6 size. After a couple days with it. There is no way I wouldn’t go lower than 5.5″ screen now.

    • Erstam

      Same! need them specs. hate that size.

      • Patrick Hill

        Didn’t the original Moto X prove that specs aren’t as important? Everyone bashed that phone when it came out for having an old cpu but it was the best performing device of that year. I mean even if you look at the iphone, on paper it’s not as powerful as half the Android handsets but it performs right up there with the top spec phones. The only gripe I have with the 5x is only 32gb max

        • Erstam

          The og Moto x was good when it came out. For like a year then all hell broke loose. As a heavy multitask specs make a huge difference. Especially ram. 5x only has 2. Same as the nexus 5 i have that runs out and closes apps I’m using all the time.

          • Ahku Droid

            I’m a power user and my OG Moto X is still preforming like a champ, of course it’s a Dev Edition and I am running CyanogenMOD nightlies. Your slow down was probably newer apps optimized to run on the latest version of Android, or running out of space.

            I was going to replace it with this year’s Moto X, but a 5.7″ screen and it being LCD over AMOLED killed it for me. However, as I typed before, my OG Moto X is still working well and may stretch out another year (Assuming CM can hammer M support out). I just wish the battery was larger.

        • It was most certainly not the best performing device of the year.

      • Pound for Pound

        I could get used to the size. But what kills it is that it’s a Chinese branded phone, even if it is under the direct guidance of Google.

        Imagine how embarrassing it is to put a Chinese phone on the table when meeting people.

        It’s like advertising to the world you’re associated with classless people who poo in the middle of public sidewalks or commercial planes.

        I’ll wait for next year’s version that hopefully won’t turn all the girls away from me.

    • dcdttu

      Ditto. Well, I actually ordered both. I’ll cancel one when I decide. I was all in for the 5X until I realized it didn’t have a notification LED.

      What. The. F. Google.

    • monkey god

      I’m in the same boat. I just really want the innards of the 6p in the body of a 5x. When you look at the price difference between a 32gb 5x vs 32gb 6p, it’s really quite small (less than $100). This extra price gets you quite a big bump up in screen resolution, power, battery, more premium construction, and an oled screen.

    • RiceCake

      I went “panda” 5x. I just can’t get over the looks of the 6p. I’m sure it’s a solid device and amazing I just like a 5.2 size phone and the looks of the 5x better.

      And I read a report on Android police raving about the cameras. Guess they beat everything except for the S6+ edge or whatever they have called it.

  • ziPRR

    Where’s the “Both” option?

  • Will ⚽

    I’ve hated big phones but I thought I’d give the Nexus 6P a chance.. Go big or go home, right?

  • Prime7

    For me, it was a toss up between the 6P and Xperia Z5P. I think I like the latter a bit more, but since I live in the US, I’m not holding my breath on it ever coming out here. The 5X is thoroughly unimpressive, and I didn’t have a good experience with my Nexus 5, so I probably will avoid LG for a while.

    • S2556

      I’m gonna get the regular z5 I think. The 16gb 5x is 499 in Canada 560 for the 32gb and 699 for the 6p so it really isn’t a big jump to the z5. Also Sony has a good release history in Canada so hopefully will launch here. If they get availability right in the states it could be a great quarter for Sony mobile.

    • billy

      Has there been any news re: US release dates for the Sony devices? My wife is interested in the Z5 Compact, but she wants to upgrade in the next couple of months. Any chance it launches here soon?

      • Prime7

        Not that I know of right now, no. I signed up for updates on Sony Mobile’s site when they announced it, but there hasn’t been a peep. I just went with the 6P.

      • My body is ready for a Z5 compact on verizon, but I doubt that’ll happen. =(

  • hyperbeatser

    where’s the “both, then decide”, option??

    • I *almost* ordered one of each so I could decide once they arrived. Still contemplating placing a second order…

  • Brendon

    Where are the option: i buy a better beautiful device called motorola moto x pure

    • TC Infantino

      Uh, that would be the “Neither”

    • T_Dizzle

      Moto X is one thick device but as long as you’re happy with it…

  • Stephen Cox

    Neither. I am waiting for the PRIV.

    • Tyler Durden

      Ah yeah buy a device from a company with a CEO who has no clue what it is

      • El Big CHRIS

        dude, that was so bad to watch. i dont understand how he, the bloody CEO, couldnt/didnt know it was or operate. I mean, dont they have lemmings who could show him to at least turn it on and off lol

        • Ms Krewinski

          It was like watching Tyler trying to work a math problem by hand..

          • Tyler Durden

            If it was common core math, you got that right. I saw those posts on parents raging about it. Looked and was horrified.

    • El Big CHRIS

      haha i want it too, but nexus is just too good. A better question is why so far down the year for the release? or better yet, where was lord DuARTe??

    • cdm283813

      The CEO don’t even love the device to talk passionate about it. If you really like your work you should have no problems explaining it to people.

      • El Big CHRIS

        Yeah he manages to diss android while simultaneously bringing down his own product

  • Jeremy Martin

    Sticking with my current Nexus 6. Nothing really grabbed my attention for the current Nexus lineup for the price point. I am leaning more towards the Moto X pure if I must spend at least $399.

    • feedhead

      I concur with this.

    • Sean Lally

      Looking for smaller device so went with 5x.

    • Dave P

      just placed an order for a Nexus 6. Saved a few hundred bucks for similar performance, wireless charging, OIS and a bigger screen. No fingerprint scanner but I am ok with that for security reasons.

    • msrfx

      Yeah, me too. Nexus 6 is still great. I am kinda bummed though, I was hoping the 5X would have been much better than it is. 5.2″ is a great size. 5.95″ is sometimes too big.

      • breembo

        I’ve ben holding on to my N5, hoping that Google would really knock it out of the park this year, but now I’m thinking of just grabbing a N6 for $350 and waiting for 2016.

  • Bruce FatFace