New Google Nexus Phones – Highlights

Ok, so I got it wrong.  In my last post, I discussed an exciting future of depth sensing, environment learning devices, but it was not to be!

It’s not all doom and gloom though – Google have yet again introduced some exciting innovation into two leading edge new phones – the Nexus 5X and 6P.

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Image: Google Store (https://store.google.com/category/phones)

My Favourite of the Two – The 5X

In terms of how the 5X stacks up against its nearest competitors, Mashable has done a great job of comparing it against the iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, and others.  Key points that stand out are:

  • Largest Screen size at 5.2 inches (6P is a 5.7-inch WQHD display)
  • Beats or equals all but one phone for resolution (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Lightest of those compared
  • 4K recording
  • Fingerprint sensor – for that all important Android Pay
  • USB Type-C charging port
  • Always on voice detection, even when the screen is off
  • A new Android Sensor Hub – this excites me a lot!
  • …and of course Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Now on Tap, new permissions model, shortcuts prediction engine, and a lot more)

I’ll be writing a more detailed post soon on how the sensor hub, combined with Marshmallow opens up some interesting opportunities.  In the meantime, if you have an urgent desire to pre-order the devices in the UK, here’s the pricing:

  • Nexus 5X – starts at £339.  Pre-order at the Google Store
  • Nexus 6P – starts at £449. Pre-order at the Google Store

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