Last year’s Nexus 6 wasn’t a hugely successful smartphone. For 2015’s successor, Google enlisted Huawei to build a new Nexus in a slightly more manageable body and true high-end hardware under the hood -- two of the main gripes from last year's model. The result is the Nexus 6P, and it’s one of the best Android smartphones you can purchase today.
The Nexus 5X is Google’s new mid-range contender, designed alongside the Nexus 6P to be the company’s poster boy for Android 6.0 ‘Marshmallow’. A true successor to the Nexus 5, the 5X includes a modest yet decent array of hardware starting at $379 for the 16 GB model, including a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 2GB of RAM and a large-pixel 12.3MP Sony camera sensor.
Updated The good news is that, despite the sheer number of options out there, smartphones have become so good that it’s getting harder to pick something you will regret. But at the same time there are so many good options that picking the right one for you can be challenging. TechSpot is here to help.
The Sony Xperia Z5 has, at least on paper, everything you’d want from a high-end smartphone. There’s a 23-megapixel camera on the back with “Hybrid Autofocus”, a 5.2-inch 1080p display powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC, microSD support, fingerprint reader and two days of battery life in a 7.3mm thin water resistant body. But...