The Nexus 6P can charge the Nexus 5X via USB Type-C
posted by Florin T. / Oct 19, 2015, 10:15 PM
Both the Nexus 6P and 5X come with USB Type-C ports and USB Type-C cables for charging. Interestingly, it's been discovered that, if you connect the Nexus 6P to the Nexus 5X via a USB Type-C cable, the former starts charging the latter. Thus, the large 6P (which has a 3450 mAh non-removable battery) can act as a power bank for the smaller 5X (which comes with a 2700 mAh battery, also non-removable).
According to our tests, both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X offer average battery life (see here and here). The 6P isn't better than the 5X in this regard because, although it has a larger battery, it features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen, while the 5X only offers a 5.2-inch 1080p display.
For a closer look at Google's latest smartphones, check out our Nexus 6P unboxing and our Nexus 5X unboxing, and stay tuned for our reviews of both devices.
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- 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
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- 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
Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015
SO whats the use....i mean i really don't get it....u kill one to make alive other?...why can't u buy a power bank instead.....don't under stand why u need a article for this twitter post.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 10:42 PM 1
Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011
So if I could just split the USB-C lines, could I use a 6P to charge another 6P, which then charges a 5X, which charges another 5X, etc., until you no longer have phones but rather a cellular centipede?
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 10:55 PM 4
Pharena you can charge any mobile .. not just nexuses obviously huaweis idea P8 and P8Max can do this i.ytimg.com/vi/BNrvge6D2P8/hqdefault.jpg
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 11:05 PM 1
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