Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - The TeCake

The US-based multinational technology giant, Google will start selling its recently launched Google Nexus smartphones in the Indian smartphone market. After the global launch of the handsets, Google will commence the sale two days before the unveiling of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, across the country.

Google has confirmed that its upcoming handsets are launching on October 13 in India. As the firm has sent invitations for a press event that will be organised in New Delhi on October 13.

UPDATING: Google Nexus 5X , Nexus 6P expected to launch in India on October 13

According to IANS sources, the new Nexus smartphones – Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X – will be launched on October 13.

The pricing details were revealed and listed at the Google Store India latest by the launch. The 16GB variant of Nexus 5X is priced at Rs. 31,900, and the 32GB variant will be available at Rs. 35,900. Meanwhile, the Nexus 6P is priced Rs. 39,999 for 32GB storage variant and its 64GB variant boasts a price tag of Rs. 42,999.

The firm has globally unveiled the handsets on September 29, in an event held at San Fransisco, and announced that the new smart devices would come with Type-C USB port with Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, and run the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

LG Google Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5X is fronted with a 5.2-inch full-HD display with 1080×1920 pixel of resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and a  5-megapixel front facing camera with HDR+ and a f/2.0 aperture. Meanwhile, the back of the device features a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with 4K and slow-motion (120fps) video recording, apart from a f/2.0 aperture; and a 2700mAh battery, under the hood.

The company claims that the handset comes with Quick Charge support that offers up to 3.8 hours of charge in 10 minutes.

The latest smartphone from Google boasts a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC coupled with a 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It will be available in Carbon Black, Quartz White, and Ice Blue color variants.

Huawei Google Nexus 6P

On the other hand, the full metal built, Nexus 6P features a 5.7-inch QHD display with 1440×2560 pixel of resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. On photography front, it sports  a 12.3-megapixel primary camera with a f/2.0 aperture, 4K and slow-motion (240fps) video recording, meanwhile, the 8-megapixel front-facing camera comes with HDR+ and a f/2.4 aperture.

It  is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC coupled with a 3GB of LPDD4 RAM and a 3450mAh battery with Quick Charge support providing up to 7 hours of charge in 10 minutes, and dual front-ported speakers.

Other than storage variants the color options include Frost White, Aluminium, and Graphite.

Tech Specs Comparison

 Phone  Nexus 5X  Nexus 6P
 Camera  12.3MP rear and 5MP front camera  12.3MP rear and 8MP front camera
 Processor  1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC  2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC
 Display  5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920) display  5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560) display
 Battery  2700 mAh  3450 mAh
 OS  Android 6.0 Marshmallow  Android 6.0 Marshmallow
 Storage  16/32 GB  32/64 GB


Well, this year Nexus device are  a bit of disappointment when compared to previous years. Nexus smartphones offered the best value for money and had set the benchmark, but this year what it has to offer at a price greater than Rs 30K does not boost the confidence like old times. Seeing the Indian market where companies like Motorola are giving customers high-end specs with decent build quality at affordable prices. It seems that LG should have given a thought of placing a 3GB RAM instead of 2GB RAM in its Nexus 5X. We need to wait and watch to see the reaction of the Indian consumers.

First Published on: Oct 8, 2015, 05:54 PM
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Rishabh, with six years of experience in the newspaper industry, has co-founded The TeCake in 2013. Apart from writing and editing articles on Technology at The TeCake, he also contributes to other esteemed newspapers.

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