Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: here's what's in the retail box

Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: here's what's in the retail box
The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now finally official, and this means that their support pages at Google are also now available.

What these give us is some neat information about how the two new Nexus phones will ship and what will buyers find in the final retail box.

Keep in mind that pre-orders for the new handsets are now available, but shipping times have slipped to early November for most models (it was late October for the first to pre-order).

So after that long wait, what will you get in the box with your phone? Here is the official list:

  1. Nexus phone
  2. USB Type-C to Type-C cable
  3. USB Type-C 15W (5V/3A) charger
  4. SIM ejection tool
  5. Quick start guide (not pictured)
  6. Safety and Warranty information (not pictured)

What's notable is that - with the Nexus 5X - you get only a USB Type-C to Type-C cable, meaning that there will be no way for most people to connect their phones to a computer with a traditional USB port for syncing. That's a bit of a bummer - this would mean that most of us would need to buy a separate cable to connect the USB Type C phones to your desktop or laptop.

The Nexus 6P does have two cables: both a USB Type-C to Type-C AND a USB Type-C to Type-A, so no worries with the larger phone in the 2015 Nexus family.

We do, however, like the fact that there is a powerful, 15-watt charger in the box. Google has officially confirmed that the Nexus 6P charges fully - from 0% to 100% - in just 97 minutes, an hour and a half, and the first 45 minutes are especially fast.



25. ichibanmugen

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Premium price with a lack of headphones..

27. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Jesus christ u really ppl looking for cons !?!? Everybody has own HPs come oon you too ! I NEVER used stock earpieces .. I have mine DA BEST Koss Porta Pro ;)

22. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

was wishing for a happy meal...

9. MSi_GS70 unregistered

So to be clear, does 6P support usb 3.1 protocol? For fast 10GB transfer and up to 100mA charging ?

13. av911 unregistered


15. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Another usb type c gimmick

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its most likely not 3.1 Gen 2 (10GB transfer speeds) There's no SoC that supports it yet (I think only Intel's Skylake CPUs have native support) Your charging figure is the wrong units USB Type-C can carry a max of 100W, but that's far too much for a phones Standard is ~5W, ~10W for tablets, and over 15W for fast/quick charging Google/Huawei's websites and say its USB 2.0 (also on AMA) But some Google reps have said its USB 3.0 (sometimes confusingly called USB 3.1 Gen 1) Wait for a review or offical statement

16. MSi_GS70 unregistered

I said UP TO! That means device will always detects what current needs.. I have samsung charger where says adaptive charging, that means if device can manage or is allowed to charge in higher current it will switch to higher current.. Yeah they confusing because it is gimmick..

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

You said up to 100mA This charge is 3A, which is 3000mA

23. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Aah Sorry ! So they upgraded standard max 2A to 3A nice. Up to 100W usb 3.1 should be capable to charge laptops and ultrabooks..

19. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

100W if 20V ! This is still 5V, so 3A Max for 5V.

24. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Yes that is right.. I made mistake mA with Watts

29. Fellwalker

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Their reddit response was Nope! Only USB 2.0. Another downer.

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

why is number 4 not there? Nexus 6P phone USB Type-C to Type-C cable USB Type-C 15W (5V/3A) charger USB Type-C to Standard-A cable SIM ejection tool Quick start guide (not pictured) Safety and Warranty information (not pictured)

6. carlemillward unregistered

The numbered images do not match the numbered list.

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

If the picture is true then it does come with the proper cable. This is a bit confusing...

3. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

3A for the charger!!! holycrash! if i have a samsung's 2A it would be much longer then those 90 mins.

20. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

Why you surprised ? 15W is the same as QC2.0 ! I will be surprised if it charge 15W from 0-100%...

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Wow that's super fast, Good job Google keep innovating.

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh yay let's use a proprietary cable for charging and syncing.

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1489; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I don't see ths problem, I primarily use wifi to sync. Only time I use cables is when doing a full back-up or tinkering with Cyanogenmod.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW PA got it wrong That's what's in the Nexus 5X's box The Nexus 6P is slightly different: 1. Nexus 6P phone 2. USB Type-C to Type-C cable 3. USB Type-C 15W (5V/3A) charger 4. USB Type-C to Standard-A cable 5. SIM ejection tool 6. Quick start guide (not pictured) 7. Safety and Warranty information (not pictured) Kind of silly of Google to not include a Type-C to Standard-A in the 5X considering how new Type-C is

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

lol PA is mixing the list for the 5X and the picture for the 6P

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Don't you love how well proof reads their own articles before they post them...? SMH +1

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Since when was USB considered proprietary?

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

and he has no problem with apple's proprietary cable... he just want to talk negative about what he dont like

12. av911 unregistered


18. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

But it's not (or will not) be proprietary in the near future. Any Android flagship worth its weight will have usb-c in 2016. Even computers will have the same port including Apple's. And I wouldn't be surprised if the iPhone 7 uses it as well especially once they include fast charging. This cable/connector will be the gold standard and it's about time. We are just in the early stages of the change.

28. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

" a proprietary cable for charging and syncing" USB. the U is for Universal so it is not proprietary. Is it too hard to get this simple fact? However, lightning is proprietary. Bad troll anyway.

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