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Nexus 5X and 6P deep-dive review: Google's dynamic duo

JR Raphael | Oct. 28, 2015
Google's latest Nexus devices set a new standard for how good Android can be -- and how much a standout smartphone should cost.

Cons: LCD display somewhat dull and muted; Type-C USB port won't work with most existing chargers and cables; camera can sometimes be slow; apps sometimes reload with intensive multitasking; mediocre speaker; no wireless charging; limited internal storage options; no SD card slot

At a Glance

Nexus 6P

Huawei

Price: $499 (32GB), $549 (64GB), $649 (128GB)

Pros: Premium metal construction; spectacular AMOLED display; pure Google software; fast software updates directly from Google; always-listening voice control; reversible USB Type-C port; super-fast charging; fast and accurate fingerprint sensor; superb camera quality, even in low light; extra camera features like electronic image stabilization for video; top-notch performance; very good battery life; dual front-facing speakers; unlocked and compatible with any U.S. carrier (including Google's Project Fi service); excellent value

Cons: Large size can be awkward to carry and to use one-handedly; Type-C USB port won't work with most existing chargers and cables; camera can sometimes be slow; no wireless charging; no SD card slot

 

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