How do you like the designs of the new Nexus phones?

The long wait — which felt like years thanks to the recurrent leaks — is finally over. The Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, built by LG and Huawei respectively, have arrived on the scene, and will be looking to make some friends as well as some enemies.

As a rule of thumb, we try to put as little stock as possible in device renders — even official ones — for we know that they can be misleading. A cheap-feeling phone can look great when rendered, and vice-versa. Still, we couldn't help but wonder whether people like what's on the table with the new Nexus phones, design-wise. We won't try and influence your opinion, so we won't comment on them just yet. Speak your mind.

So, how do you like them Nexus smartphones? Pretty? Not pretty? Generic-looking?

Do you like the Nexus 5X's design?

Love it
Hate it

Do you like the Nexus 6P's design?

Love it
Hate it

Related phones

Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)



1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I just preordered the 64gb 6P and New chromecast. Came out to 709.50 after tax (and with the protection plan). I fell in love with the aluminum color.

8. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Exactly the same! I thought I was gunna go black, but when I saw him holding that aluminium colour I was all nomnomnom Also, the lowest storage options have already sold out, well at least they were when I was putting my order together

13. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I just preordered a 64gb 6P in Frost as well with the protection plan. Can't beat the price at all.

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

The camera hump doesn't seem to be nearly as pronounced as what the renders were. It looks like a nice phone.

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

it turned out to be a very sexy phone.

7. gu3sswhoo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 04, 2012

After seeing the actual phone, I pre-ordered the 128 gb Aluminum. I was going to stick with my current Nexus 6. I'm happy with the new design.

9. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Depends which renders you're talking about. Mine looked exactly like the real one, except the color... ;) - full size pic

11. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I remember leaks,where bump was so big that it was like iPhone 6 have. This is definitely looking better

12. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Well, I guess you do not follow the right leaker then... ;P

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

6P looks awesome but I can't decide between the black and silver version. The black strip isn't a problem for me. :PA: do a colour poll..thanks

4. patrickf3

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I like the designs, but I wish the Nexus 6p didn't have that black strip on the top. But other than that the materials are nice and high end.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Ordered a Black, 32gb 5X. All I need.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Probably what I'll go with. The hardware doesn't need to be flashy, the software will take care of that and more.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Mannn.........I am still torn between the 6P and 5X. I absoluetly love Amoled display but the size is a serious concern for me. Whereas 5X is really a big turn off with its 2gb Ram.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The 6P is the better looking of the 2...IMO.

16. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

The 6P's look is really growing on me. Very nice looking phone.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31640; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The smaller one looks far better to me, neither one of them impress the jedii looks wise though.

18. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

It's funny how before they announced the phones alot was saying they ugly, until they told you the prices lol

19. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Looks wise I'll give you that, I never was into to dress up with Barbie dolls like some of you seem to be. Good job Google you got the prices right this time. Can't wait to get 6.0 next week for my nexus 5 2013.


Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Neither of them get my attention.

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