Did you know you can finance the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X?


There’s a change coming to the mobile industry. One of the little known things that happened when Apple announced the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is that the Cupertino-based company itself is willing to finance either device to you–installment payments, just like you’d find on a carrier.

Another little known fact is that Google is actually doing the same thing with its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Those interested in purchasing one can choose whether to buy it outright or finance it for 24 months.

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Google Nexus 5X versus LG G4


Today was a big day for the Android world, as Google introduced two all-new devices, the Huawei-made Nexus 6P and LG’s Nexus 5X. Both are impressive phones, but the Nexus 5X was arguably the most anticipated given how well the original Nexus 5 was received.

The Nexus 5 was a great smartphone, but it didn’t stack up well with big contenders like the LG G4 as far as specs go. But now that the Nexus 5X is here as the Nexus 5’s successor, let’s just see how well the Nexus 5X and LG G4 contend, shall we? Hit the break to see these two players go head to head!

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Google’s Nexus 5X, made by LG, is here


Today, Google launched the successor to the Nexus 5 that was released in 2013. The Nexus 5X, another Nexus phone manufactured by LG, brings Google’s line of hardware back to a place of portability and affordability. This phone is smaller than last year’s Nexus 6 and the new Nexus 6P while featuring high-end specifications. And, of course, it has the latest version of Android. All of this is wrapped in a package that is more affordable than every other flagship on the market today.

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A microSD card slot, OIS, and wireless charging will be absent from the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P


So it turns out that three features that consumers often expect in a flagship phone will not be included with the upcoming Nexus phones. Android Police, the publication that has been the source of just about every Nexus-related piece of information surfacing in recent weeks and months, has clarified that both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will lack a microSD card slot, optical image stabilization (OIS), and wireless charging. It was originally reported that Google would implement these features in its latest round of Nexus hardware; however, that has ended up not being the case.

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New Nexus phones surface at FCC with clues to features, carrier support


Over the weekend Google’s new Nexus devices surfaced in the FCC database just ahead of their anticipated launch announcement tomorrow. Both the LG manufactured Nexus 5X and the Huawei manufactured Nexus 6P have passed through their FCC certification. One big piece of information that can be gleaned from the information is that the devices have support for all wireless bands, both CDMA and GSM, meaning they should work on any of the major U.S. carriers including Verizon. Read more