Google Nexus 5X And Nexus 6P: Australian Specs, Pricing And Availability

Google has opened up pre-orders for its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Android Marshmallow smartphones in Australia. Here are the specifications, pricing and availability for both devices.

The Nexus 5X, built by LG, is the successor of the popular Nexus 5. With a 5.2-inch screen, it's compact and light-weight with a 12 megapixel rear camera. While it features a plastic casing, the device still feels quite sturdy.

The 5.7-inch Nexus 6P is made by Huawei and is the more premium option out of the two. Stand-out features include a full metal body design and a quad high definition (QHD) screen.

Google has put a lot of emphasis on the improved cameras on both the Nexus 5X and the 6P. They are optimised for low light, have improved HDR+ to make photos look more dynamic and a smarter burst shot function.

Both devices also use USB type C which supports fast charging. According to Google, you can get four hours and seven hours from the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, respectively, after just a 10 minute charge.

Here are the specs for each of the two phones:

Nexus 5X Nexus 6P
OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Dimensions 147.0mm x 72.6mm x 7.9mm 159.9mm x 77.8mm x 7.3mm
Weight 136g 178g
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 (2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit)
Memory 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB (non-expandable) 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB (non-expandable)
Display 5.2-inch Full HD LCD. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED. Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Resolution 1920 x 1080 (423 ppi) 2560 x 1440 (518 ppi)
Camera 12.3MP rear, 5MP front 12.3MP rear, 8MP front
Battery 2700mAh (non-removable) 3450mAh (non-removable)

You can pre-order the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P over at the Google Store as of today. They will be available through selected telcos and retailers from November 3.

Nexus 5X (LG)

Store/Provider Device type Pricing on plan Outright price
Telstra 32GB Carbon Black & Ice Blue Free on $70 plan -
JB HiFi 32GB Carbon Black - $659 (trade in offer available)
Harvey Norman 16GB and 32GB Carbon Black - $659 (16GB) and $739 (32GB)
Google Store 16GB and 32GB Carbon Black, Ice Blue and Quartz White - $659 (16GB) and $739 (32GB)

Nexus 6P (Huawei)

Store/Provider Device type Pricing on plan Outright price
Optus 32GB Aluminium $60 plan + $5 for handset -
Vodafone 64GB Aluminium $80 plan + $5 for handset -
JB HiFi 64GB Aluminium - $999
Harvey Norman 64GB Aluminium - $999
Google Store
  • 32 GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • $899
  • $999
  • $1099


    i think the N5X is free on the $70 plan not $60

    hopefully someone like kogan can come through with a decently priced outright buy!

    Kogan sells them much cheaper.....although they're pretty much sold out for the moment

    I keep hearing that the battery on the 6P isn't that great...that's about the only thing that's making me hesitant about buying a new Nexus phone.

    Overprice. All I see is overprice. The 64GB model is sold at most $500 in the US and you it's sold twice the price here in Australia. What gives??

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