Last year, many were hopeful that the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will be succeeded by two even more impressive Nexus 2016 phones, instead, the tech giant went for a brand new premium design and high-end phones in the shape of Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Ever since these two hit the market back in October 2016, they have received a fair amount of criticism from those who had fallen in love with the affordable yet premium Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the general Nexus family. However, despite their huge price tags, using any of these phones might convince you that they are indeed worth it.
You will definitely love the camera on board alongside the smooth performance the perfect hardware and software combination delivers. It gets even better when it comes to the battery life, with many people able to get through a day and a half on a single charge. Even for heavy users, these phones have been a revelation.
As noted earlier, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL have been criticized for their high-end price tags, however, this is no different from what Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony and even iPhone fans pay for their premium handsets. If anything, the decision by Google not to refresh the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X with other affordable Nexus devices was solely aimed at competing with these companies in the high-end market.
Of course, given the love the Google Nexus family has had and the fact that the Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or even the Nexus 6 are still available for purchase and will probably be around for the next few years, it will take Google some time before the Pixel phones become a real force in the smartphone market.
Even though we won’t be seeing anything like the Google Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X from Google, no one can disagree that these two could be the best way to bring to an end what has indeed been an impressive era for the Nexus family. In fact, Google will still push the next Android O OS update to these two and continue with monthly software updates for another 12 months, which makes them worthy handsets to look at, especially now that their prices are slowly growing downwards.