Here’s how Google’s new Nexus phones compare to the competition


Google revealed a pair of new Nexus smartphones today: the mid-range Nexus 5X and the high-spec Nexus 6P. It's the first time the company has brought out two Nexus handsets in one year, and, as ever, it's positioning the devices as the archetypal Android smartphones, with both running the latest version of its mobile OS, Android Marshmallow. Big features for Marshmallow include longer battery life thanks to Doze (which basically tells apps to go to sleep when the phone hasn't been used in a while), and Now on Tap, which lets users tap and hold the home button to bring up contextual information via Google Now based on whatever is currently on their screens — be it song lyrics or restaurant reviews.

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