For the first time in Nexus history, there are two flagship Google phones to choose from. Unlike in previous years, when the only choices you had to make were storage space and color, now even deciding to get a Nexus involves picking between more than one phone. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

We've put together a list of all the differences we could find between the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P to help you decide which one to buy.

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P Differences

FeatureNexus 5XNexus 6PWinner
ChipsetSnapdragon 808, 1.8 GHz hexa-coreSnapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz Octa-core6P
GPUAdreno 418 GPUAdreno 430 GPU6P
RAM2 GB LPDDR33 GB LPDDR46P
Storage size options16 GB, 32 GB32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB6P
Display resolution/ densityFHD (1920 x 1080) LCD at 423 ppiWQHD (2560 x 1440) at 518 ppi6P
Display size5.2"5.7"depends on personal preference
Display techLCDAMOLEDdepends on personal preference
ScreenGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 46P
Front camera photo size5 MP8 MP6P
Front camera aperturef/2.0f/2.45X
Battery size2700 mAh3450 mAhdepends on actual battery tests
Fast chargingup to 3.8 hours of use from only 10 minutes of chargingup to 7 hours of use from only 10 minutes of charging6P
SpeakersSingle front-facingDual front-facing stereo6P
Slow-motion video capture120fps240fps6P
Smart BurstNoYes6P
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)NoYes6P
Weight136 g178 g5X
Dimensions147.0 x 72.6 mm159.3 X 77.8 mmdepends on personal preference
Thickness7.9 mm7.3 mm6P
MaterialPolycarbonateAluminumdepends on personal preference
ColorsCarbon, Quartz, IceAluminium, Graphite, Frostdepends on personal preference
Included cablesPay $12.99 (€14.99) for USB Type-C to USB Standard-A plug cableIncludes USB Type-C to USB Standard-A plug cable6P
Price$379, $429
€479, €529
$499, $549, $649
€649, €699, €799
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In addition to the differences in the table above, there are some slight variations in cellular frequency bands each phone supports.

Nexus 5X (international version):

  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
  • CDMA: not supported
  • LTE (FDD): B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/18/19/20/26/28
  • LTE (TDD): B38/40/41
  • LTE CA DL: B1-B3, B1-B5, B1-B7, B1-B8, B1-B18, B1-B19, B1-B26, B3-B3, B3-B5, B3-B7, B3-B8, B3-B19, B3-B20, B3-B28, B5-B7, B7-B7, B7-B20, B7-B28, B40-B40, B41-B41

Nexus 6P (international version):

  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
  • TD-SCDMA: 34/39
  • CDMA: BC0/1
  • LTE (FDD): B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/19/20/28
  • LTE (TDD): B38/B39/40/41
  • CA DL: B1-B5, B1-B8, B1-B19, B3-B3, B3-B5, B3-B7, B3-B8, B3-B19, B3-B20, B3-B28, B5-B7, B7-B7, B7-B20, B7-B28, B39-B39, B40-B40, B41-B41

Nexus 5X (US version):

  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA: BC0/1/10
  • LTE (FDD): B1/2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25/26/29
  • LTE (TDD): B41
  • LTE CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B7, B4-B12, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41

Nexus 6P (US version):

  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA: BC0/1/10
  • LTE (FDD): B2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/30
  • LTE (TDD): B41
  • CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41

There are certainly a lot of points in favor of the Nexus 6P, which may convince some potential buyers to spend the extra cash to get the larger of the two Nexus phones. Not all prices are similar between countries though: going from the 32 GB model of the Nexus 5X to the 32 GB model of the Nexus 6P only costs $70 in the US, but costs €120 in Europe, so it's worth keeping in mind that the Nexus 5X might be relatively cheaper where you live.