Nexus 6P (left) and Nexus 5X

The 2015-16 era of Nexus phones is upon us. Much virtual ink is being spilled today over the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones — and rightfully so. We're excited as hell for these phones.

We're hard at work on our Nexus reviews. But these phones are worth far more than a 48-hour look.

A new Nexus device is always a big deal, but this is the first year we've gotten two at the same time. Both are strong in the specs department, but this time we have a choice between a monster 5.7-inch metal beast from Huawei, or a smaller 5.2-inch, light-as-a-feather phone from LG. And for the first time in a long time we have good reason to be excited about the cameras. Perhaps for the first time we as users won't have to compromise as much as we have in the past if we want to carry a Nexus phone in our pocket.

But we at Android Central also decided a long time ago that we'd no longer compromise on our reviews. We received our review units from Google on Friday morning. And while two days is enough time to get a decent feel for a phone, it's just not enough to do a true review. At least not in the way that we're comfortable with. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a big deal. This new hardware is a big deal. And we're going to do this right and take a few more days to present reviews that we're comfortable with. Reviews that we're proud of, and that we believe will more accurately portray the phones to those who are deciding how to best spend their hard-earned money.

We've been down this road before, of course. We were in the same boat with a slew of new Nexus hardware just a year ago. Like I said last year, this isn't our first Nexus rodeo. We'll have plenty more to share between now and the time our reviews go live. And we're all as excited to write it all as you are to read it.

So don't go anywhere. There's lots more to come. Stay glued to our Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P pages, and be sure to join the discussion in our Nexus forums. We'll have our reviews out soon.

Nexus 6P


Nexus 5X


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