Poll results: Will you be getting a new Google Nexus phone?

Google has officially announced its usual fall media event where the new Nexus phone gets announced, setting it for September 29th at noon EDT. We are expecting not one, but two new Nexus phones, a new Chromecast dongle, and more details on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout plans.

An LG-made Nexus should be named the Nexus 5X. This model is expected to come with a 5.2-inch LCD screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A Snapdragon 808 SoC would be driving the handset, with a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU, and the Adreno 418 GPU. The leaked specs include 2 GB of RAM inside along with your choice of 32 GB or 64 GB of native storage. A 13 MP rear-facing snapper (with OIS) adorns the back, while the selfies and video chats are covered by the front-facing 5 MP camera. Keeping the phone running is the job entrusted to the 2700mAh battery, and the handset is expected to come in black, white and mint colors.

In a surprise twist, it's Huawei that has reportedly been chosen by Google to make the true Nexus flagship this year, codenamed as Nexus 6P. Contrary to what you might expect, it will likely be sporting a 5.7", not a 6" display, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Snapdragon 810 SoC is alleged for under the hood, featuring an octa-core 2GHz CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. The Google Nexus 6P would feature 3 GB of RAM, along with 32 GB of internal storage. The camera duo weighs in at 13MP and 8MP, respectively, and a hearty 3500 mAh battery is onboard the metal phone to power you for a whole day or two.

Both phones are said to sport front-facing stereo speakers, rounding up two pretty compelling offerings that will be the first phones to ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Thus, we asked you last week if you are considering to get one of those two puppies, and which one would you get. It turned out that more than 60% of our 2583 respondents are willing to get one of those two first phones with Android Marshmallow, with 38% opting for the LG Nexus 5X, while 22% would opt for the larger and likely more expensive Huawei Nexus 6P.

Will you be getting a new Google Nexus phone?

Yes, I'm planning to get the LG Nexus 5X
Yes, I'm planning to get the Huawei Nexus 6P
No, I'm not planning to get a Google Nexus handset this year

Related phones

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)
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)



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Honestly, the SD 808 ruined the 5X for me, seeing how graphics power is crippled and that's the most important thing in smartphone performance. Just praying that that the Z5 compact delivers. Based on well the One M9 does at 1080p I am hopeful.

23. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Graphics is the most important thing on as smartphone? Really? I don't equate the ability to play games with 'smart'phone. And if my Nexus 5 blazes through tasks better than most new phones, then I am sure the 5X will as well.

27. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

i wouldn't say they're crippled by any means, the SD808 will run any game on the play store with ease. Hell, my LG G2 with a SD800 does the same thing. At this point, SD810 is overkill

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I was dead set on getting the Moto X Pure, but now I'm not 100% sure. While I think it looks bizarre as hell, the Nexus 6P is really tempting. Faster processor & RAM, larger battery capacity, finger print scanner, larger storage capacity for base model, the inevitable compatibility to Google's Project Fi. I'm still curious to hear about the display tech, expandable storage, and most importantly the price. The Moto X on the other hand offers expandable storage (Something neither confirmed or denied on the Nexus), a more aesthetic handset (subjective), and awesome supplemental software that only enhances stock Android. After tomorrow, I think I'll know for sure what phone I'll be buying next. :)

22. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I broke down and got a Nexus 6 (amazon sale) since my old phone really started dying. I think it really is a better deal than the Moto X Pure (other than the expandable storage and being slightly bigger.) Since you haven't plunged yet you should wait for the new Nexi to come out before pulling the trigger, I really had my eye on the 5X but it's important to see what they both bring.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, I almost got a Nexus 6 a while back, but I really have become dependent on Motorola's software. Unless there's a third party app that'll allow me to launch the camera and flashlight with gestures like the Moto X (And there very well may be, I haven't actually checked), Or an alternative to Moto Assist, then I don't think I could go with any other device. If there are alternatives out there that don't require rooting then I will probably go with a Nexus this time around. So, you going to sign up for Google Project Fi now that you have the Nexus 6?


Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Moto x pure, Nexus 6p or BlackBerry Priv ?

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nothing like picking your poison.

4. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 300; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

6p gold 128gb here I come...

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

After seeing how powerful iPhone 6S is, I can't possibly get an SD 808 phone, and the 6P is way too big. I love how stock android looks, and the fast software updates are amazing, but I've never skimped on processing power and will possibly never do that. I need a phone that can run even the most unoptimized software, app, game or website smoothly and not leave me hoping for optimization in future.

11. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm using the Xuper and a 6s plus and both phones are great. The IPhone is a beast!!

12. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

X pure

15. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Well, my Asus PadFone S with SD801 is still have a comparable UI speed and smoothness with current flagships, while it's still can handle any demanding games with decent frame rates. At $160, you can have a smartphone with flagship experience.

24. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Even my Nexus 5 runs as smooth as any iPhone. Sometimes numbers are just that -- numbers.

28. TyrionLannister unregistered

Nexus 5 is as smooth, but not as fast. Besides, it trades performance for efficiency and drains battery like crazy.

8. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

2GB of ram on the Nexus 5x? What is this 2012??

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Say that to your sorry ass iPhone

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're ignorant.

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

How so? SnakeBoy implied that a phone with 2 GB of RAM is acceptable for a 3 year old phone, yet their profile shows that they have two phones with only 1 GB of RAM. So wouldn't it be hypocritical of SnakeBoy to imply that 2 GB or RAM is dated specs when it is acceptable to them to have half of the amount in question on their preferred device? Or do you just attack anyone who talks poorly of your precious apple.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

The irony in this comment is ripe.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Umm... According to your profile you currently have two phones with 1 GB each. My Galaxy Nexus from 2011 had that amount, I would think that any phone from 2012 would be an upgrade for you.

9. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The nexus 5x is a good upgrade to my nexus 5 biggest battery better camera, slightly bigger screen but not a phablet & fingure scanner, as long as it still has wireless charging then this is my next phone.

16. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I want to buy both 6p for and 5x for my brother.

17. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I want to buy both 6p for me and 5x for my brother.

19. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I've had my Nexus 4 for 3 years and it is time for an upgrade. I have noticed a huge change in performance and battery recently. I would like to upgrade to one of the new Nexus phones

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, three years? That phone served you well. Yeah, get one of the new Nexus phones and you'll be blown away.

21. carlemillward unregistered

I think camera performance is the deciding factor for most people, otherwise they would just stick to iPhone 6s, 6, Samsung S6, edge, Note 5 and LG G4. Rumors circulating that it has a IMX377 Sony Sensor, regardless of this it all comes down ti Android's camera app and software.

35. FMNM2412

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

2 Gb ram feels like a deal breaker for me. Not sure if it'll stand up to the competition, but let's see...just hours left

36. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, seeing as they're releasing 2 phones this year, the 2 GB model is clearly aimed at a consumer less interested in over the top performance and simply wants a modest, high quality device. If you demand performance then you might want to keep an eye on the Nexus 6P. Just a few short hours to know until all is revealed.

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