The Nexus 5X and the 6P are, no doubt, high on the popularity charts and for that fact, it gained a whole lot of coverage on tech sites. By this, one would assume that there is nothing that we don’t know about these devices. That is quite far from the truth, however, as there is something that Google is holding back.

It is quite annoying how the search engine giant refuses to disclose the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P’s sales records.

It is the sales records that paint a complete picture of how well a device is doing in the current market. It is also important to see how they compare to different devices that sit in their range.

In spite of that, Google had decided a long time back that it will not be revealing Nexus’ sales records since the inception of the Nexus 5. This is due to Google wanting the Android community to view these devices as reference devices.

What this means is that they are merely hardware platforms for Google to display their newest Android program.

But take a look at the Nexus 6P’s specs and you’ll know that it is more than a reference device to most people. The device comes equipped with the Snapdragon 810 with 3GB RAM and fitted with a 3,450mAh battery.

On top of that, many folks are eager to know how well the Nexus 6P stands against its rivals such as models from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Apple. This is especially since it is such a popular device despite having no carrier support.


Drake · December 24, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Google does not disclose enough information across the board. As a Nexus fan I am just amazed that the Pixel abandoned the moderate price point. Many people will skip the Pixel completely since it has no microSD slot and no replaceable/upgradeable battery. The Nexus 5X/6P did not have those features either but it runs at half the cost. The Pixel has a great camera and more power, otherwise has no big advantages over the Nexus phones. Sales will be light.

Not Warren Buffet · December 24, 2016 at 9:11 pm

I waited a year for the Pixel. Really wanted it. But, the prices were just too high, so I recently bought a 6p for me and a 5x for my wife.

Both are great phones and worth the money.

Long live the Nexus 6 line … they’re still top-ranked and worth the money. The Pixels … not so much.

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