The Nexus 6P can charge the Nexus 5X via USB Type-C

The Nexus 6P can charge the Nexus 5X via USB Type-C
Google recently introduced two brand new Nexus smartphones, the LG-made Nexus 5X, and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, which are the world's first to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. For now, only the Nexus 5X is available to buy (for prices starting at $379 in the US), but the Nexus 6P will be released in the near future anyway (starting at $499).

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.

source: @MKBHD

Related phones

Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo



12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thats nice, lots of people will use that feature, since most of nexus user will surely buy both phone /s


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Lol, enjoying the comments while eating popcorn. I really love it when the majority of the comments are bashing an article especially on PA it's like watching a fight match.

9. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

nokia N8 can charge another nokia N8 though usb OTG you know i tried that

8. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

its nothing special i did it in 2012 with otg cable with iphone 4s and htc one x

6. Acer_Predator unregistered

Pharena you can charge any mobile .. not just nexuses obviously huaweis idea P8 and P8Max can do this

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Even the dreaded iPhone! :O

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; 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?

11. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014


3. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It's charges @250mah. Not really very fast.

2. vijay.alapati

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.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Maybe someone wants a $500 power bank?

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

OMG MKBHD cerrified? #win #likeaboss

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