Google's Nexus 6P is considered as one of the perfect alternatives to the iPhone 6s Plus. These two phablets come with some amazing features but which takes the crown?
Design and Build Quality comparison
Both phablets seem to embrace the metallic design. The iPhone 6S Plus retains a metallic unibody design with rounded edges that give the phone a comfortable hold even with its large size. iPhone 6S Plus has a less of a current look. Although the 6S brings a variety of improvements compared to its predecessor, it looks similar.
The Nexus 6P however forgoes the Nexus smartphones design with its premium look. It features polished edges with minimal finishing. At the back, it is complemented by a black glass panel right above the camera lens.
Nexus 6P bundles a 5.7-inch AMOLED display which offers a 2,560 x 1,440 QHD resolution at 518 ppi. The AMOLED screen delivers amplifies the black pixels while making those that are colored even more vivid.
In comparison, the iPhone 6S Plus display is a little smaller standing at 5.5 inches and retains the IPS LCD display, which is familiar to Apple smartphones. With 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the 6S Plus's sharp screen has lower resolution and density than the Nexus 6P. Though the Nexus display is better, the iPhone still delivers in terms of crystal clear text and images.
Processor and Storage Comparison
Nexus 6P is equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. The octa-core processor is split into two, with four cores for low-energy and other four for high performance, clocked at 2GHz and packed with a 3 GB RAM. Its storage comes in 32, 64 and 128 GB storage versions without microSD card support.
Apple's iPhone 6S Plus packs its own A9 bundled with an M9 motion co-processor and topped with a 2 GB RAM. Though, it is impossible to directly compare the Apple and Android processors, the Plus is most definitely the fastest iPhone in the market. As for storage capacity, the iPhone offers 16, 64 and 128 GB options.
Nexus 6P embodies a main camera with 12.3 MP and an 8 MP front camera. With an exceptional camera backed by a great sensor, unlike other flagships devices, the 6P misses an Optical Image Stabilization.
The Apple handset on the other hand has a 12 MP main camera as well the Optical Image Stabilization. To enhance image captures, the iPhone has larger pixels for better images in low-light areas and can still take great pictures even with shaky hands.
As a product from Google, Nexus 6P is bundled with the latest and the best Android from the company, running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow version. The Nexus 6P is a prime example of a device powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The stock Android means the Nexus 6P has a number of innovative features such as a Doze mode and App Standby for improved battery power, greater app permission controls, consistent monthly security updates, Google Now on Tap, native fingerprint scanner support, as well as increased Android system control.
On the end, iPhone 6S Plus is powered by Apple's iOS 9 which brings an added 3D touch feature, commonly referred to as Force Touch. This features brings a new interaction where for example long-pressing on the Messages app pops up a menu that lets you access tasks such new message creation.
Equipped with a massive 3,450 mAh battery, Huawei Nexus 6P has the largest battery ever seen on a Nexus device. The battery is adequate for powering up its huge QHD screen and coupled with its Doze mode, app standby and its native battery saving features, the Nexus 6P will easily last you up to a day without need for a charge.
Compared, the Apple device has a smaller 2,750 mAh battery which is also five percent smaller than the 6 Plus' battery capacity. By Android standards, this battery life is relatively small even though it is one of the best in iPhone smartphones.
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