Google Pixel Vs Pixel XL Vs Nexus 6P vs Nexus 5X: Here Are the Detailed Specs Comparison of all 4 Phones

Omar Sohail
Posted Oct 5, 2016
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With the announcement of the new Pixel and Pixel XL, you get a boatload of new features compared to the previous generation of Nexus devices. With Google abandoning the ‘Nexus’ branding, it looks like Pixel is going to be leading the way forward and what better way to see how well these devices have done in the department than by comparing them with the tried and tested Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Here are the detailed hardware specifications of all four smartphones running stock Android.

See All the Core Hardware Comparison Details Against Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and of Course Nexus 6P

One of the biggest changes implemented in both Pixel and Pixel XL is the fact that both of them are compatible with Google’s Daydream platform. Since running Daydream requires that you have superior hardware incorporated in an Android smartphone, it looks like both Google Pixel and Pixel XL check those categories quite well, as you will see that once you view the specifications table in detail. According to Google, another hardware department that has been given a significant upgrade is the camera.

Though both Pixel and Pixel XL feature a camera that captures images at the same resolution as Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, it is able to produce richer colors, capture images at a faster rate, and is able to capture images with HDR enabled already with reduced shutter lag. The only problem right now is that the 32GB model of Pixel will set you back by $649, or $27.04 per month. If you are a Project Fi user, then you can pre-order the Pixel or Pixel XL and you will receive a free Daydream View VR headset, but since quantities are going to be limited, you’re going to have to move swiftly.

The Pixel XL is even more expensive, starting at $749 for the base storage model, which features 32GB of onboard memory. Regardless, you can check all the detailed hardware specifications of all four devices and tell us in the comments if any of the newly announced handsets are worthy of a purchase.

ComparisonPixelPixel XLNexus 6PNexus 5X
Screen size5 inches5.5 inches5.7 inches5.2 inches
Display technologyAMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLEDIPS LCD
Resolution1080p with 441 PPI1440p with 534 PPI1440p with 518 PPI1080p with 423 PPI
Screen-to-body-ratio69 percent71.2 percent71.4 percent70.2 percent
ChipsetSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 821Snapdragon 810Snapdragon 808
Processor2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz

2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz

Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz
2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz

2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz

Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz
4 x Cortex-A57 running at 2.0GHz

4 x Cortex-A53 running at 1.55GHz

Adreno 430
2 x Cortex-A57 running at 1.82GHz

4 x Cortex-A53 running at 1.40GHz

Adreno 418
RAM4GB 4GB 3GB2GB
Internal storage32 or 128GB32 or 128GB32, 64, or 128GB16 or 32GB
Operating systemAndroid Nougat 7.1Android Nougat 7.1Android Nougat 7.0Android Nougat 7.0
Primary camera12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Secondary camera8MP

F/2.4 aperture, with 1/3.2-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, and video recording support up to 1080p at 30FPS
8MP

F/2.4 aperture, with 1/3.2-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, and video recording support up to 1080p at 30FPS
8MP

F2.4 aperture, and video recording support up to 1080p at 30FPS
5MP

F/2.0 aperture
Wireless connectivity features802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
Battery capacity with talk time details2,770mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 456 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 26 hours while on 3G

Music play time: Up to 110 hours
3,450mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 552 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 32 hours while on 3G

Music play time: Up to 130 hours
3,450mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 440 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 23 hours while on 3G

Music play time: Up to 100 hours
2,700mAh
Weight143 grams168 grams 178 grams136 grams
Dimensions5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 inches6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches
Available colors Very Black

Quite Silver

Really Blue
Very Black

Quite Silver

Really Blue
Aluminium

Graphite

Frost
Carbon

Quartz

Ice
Pricing$649 for 32GB model

$749 for 128GB model
$769 for 32GB model

$869 for 128GB model
$499 for 32GB model

$549 for 64GB model

$649 for 128GB model
$199 for 16GB model

$299 for 32GB model
Does Pixel and Pixel XL make a worthy upgrade over the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X

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