What are your favorite Nexus 5X and 6P chassis colors?

Coming in Carbon, Quartz, and Ice Blue, the Nexus 5X strays away from the flashy exquisite red of its LG-made predecessor, introducing a more nuanced pastel color instead. With a renewed emphasis on design, Google also partnered with Huawei for an all-metal Nexus 6P, which comes in Aluminium, Graphite, and Frost colors, as well as a golden version, which, however, will only be hitting Japan for now

As a reminder, the 5X comes with a 5.2" 1080p display, Snapdragon 808 silicon, 2 GB of RAM, and a new 12.3 MP camera on the back that offers large, 1.55 micron pixels to rake in more light. 

The phone is built from polycarbonate, while the Nexus 6P, on the other hand, offers an "aeronautic-grade" aluminum chassis, Snapdragon 810, 5.7" WQHD Super AMOLED display, and the same unique 12.3 MP camera. Which color would you pick, if you are eyeing one of these two new Nexus warriors?

What is your favorite Nexus 5X chassis color?

Carbon Black
Quartz White
Ice Blue

What is your favorite Nexus 6P chassis color?


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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. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I would say the majority put a case on there phones. So Why dont case manufacturers etch the word Nexus on the back of there cases??? clear case does not look as good on a black phone than a white phone.??? I want to shout I Have A Nexus Phone. If there is one for the 5x please provide the link

2. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I like to rock my phones naked with a tempered glass protector as I'm pretty careful with how I handle my devices, but I do love your idea of etching the word nexus on the various cases. My 6P will have a case on it, I'd say 30% of the time that I'll own it. However, if I find one that is super slim and light weight then I'll certainly grab a couple of those and leave it on.

9. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Cause many don't use case and prefer to feel the actual device, while others use a pouch, or even transparent cases.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, there's the official Nexus case, but it's pricey. It doesn't exactly scream NEXUS!! but it's there. https://store.google.com/product/adopted_case_n5x

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The Nexus 6P is looking so boss. Also the one time $89.00 for the Nexus Protect, makes me want to rock the phone naked with just a tempered glass screen protector. Since it's covered for drops, spills, & cracks for a FULL 2 years! That Aluminium one is looking so freaking sexy, but maybe I may import one from Japan so I can have that boss looking gold one since from what I understand all these Nexus 6P should all be the same.

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Thin thing about Nexus protect is it is $89 up front and $79 deductible per claim with a maximum 2 claims in 2 years.... So if you already pay for insurance for your device then you might be better off sticking with what you have....

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Nexus protect also only covers accidents, so if your phone gets lost or stolen then your out the device where Asuron would cover you...

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I hear that, I pay insurance through Verizon, I was mostly talking about people with out insurance. I totally hear you! +1

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You know, I wasn't expecting to like the 6P based on leaks and SoC and Huawei, but it does have a presence to it and a sweet SAMOLED screen. Tempting, this Nexus.

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

panda nexus 5 all the way.

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

White Nexus 5X, gold Nexus 6P.

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

6p in black is so sexy __*

8. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Very curious from someone who has seen them hands on. I like the graphite but it kind of looks like the chamfer edges and the area around the fingerprint sensor don't have that shine that they do on the aluminum and white. I prefer the shine than a matt finish so I think i'm going with aluminum but hoping someone who has seen these in person can give their impressions.

11. AZNHA unregistered

aluminium nexus 6P to match with my silver zenfone 2

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The more I look at the Nexus P, the more I want it over the Nexus X. That size though...

13. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Black and Gold respectively.

14. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

One word Black

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011


15. Jerry7

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Carbon black.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011


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