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Google’s Nexus 5X And 6P Teardown From IFIXIT

The most recent in the Google’s Nexus line of Smartphones – 5X and 6P – were announced during the search-engine giant’s Nexus event that was held at San Francisco on the 29th of September this year and shortly afterwards, the anodized aluminum clad Nexus smartphone – 6P – was tagged the optimal Android device for power users – pretty much because it fixed almost every aspect that the Nexus brand has been lacking while still being extremely premium.

The fraternal twin, 5X was rather a step down in quality and features when compared to the 6P but was essentially an upgrade to the 5 that didn’t fall short in the most important aspects.

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The long beloved original Nexus 5 won the praise of mobile enthusiasts around the globe particularly because of it’s optimal size, FHD display and chipset (that was a powerhouse as at then).

In the light of the feedback the search giant got from Googlers around the world, the mountain view giant decided to do a makeover of the 5 and tagged it the 5X; and we can pretty much attribute the 6P as an upgrade to last year’s Nexus 6 too.

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Below is a quick recap on the spec sheet of both devices.

Nexus 6P:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit processor with Adreno 430 GPU
  • 12.3 MP/4K rear-facing camera with laser-assisted autofocus and electronic image stabilization, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 5.7” WQHD 2560 × 1440 (518 PPI) AMOLED display
  • 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM with 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of internal storage
  • USB Type-C Port
  • Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader and Android Sensor Hub
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Nexus 5X:

  • 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core 64-bit processor with Adreno 418 GPU and Android Sensor Hub
  • 12.3 MP/4K rear camera with laser-assisted autofocus, and 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM with 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage
  • 5.2″ full HD 1920 × 1080 IPS LCD at 423 PPI
  • USB Type-C Port with support for fast charging
  • Nexus Imprint Fingerprint Scanner
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Both devices have been torn down on IFIXIT and the 6P scored a 2 out of 10 while the 5X scored a 7 in repairability – on a scale of 1-10.

Watch the videos below to see for yourself and visit the links to IFIXIT to find out more on the teardown of the aforementioned device.

Nexus 5X

Nexus 6P

Nexus 5X teardown at IFIXIT

Nexus 6P teardown at IFIXIT

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