Google’s Nexus 6P is likely to end up being the flagship Android device of the year. The Huawei-built device was just announced yesterday, and Android enthusiasts already boasts that it is much better than its main competitor – the iPhone 6s Plus.
Although Android fans are pretty sure that the Google phablet is running rounds around the iPhone flagship device, in fact, the competition is tighter than ever.
One of the finest updates of the Nexus line is the fact that the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P look like premium devices, compared to the old Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 which were made of affordable plastic. That all changed when Google decided to incorporate a classy metal frame on the Nexus 6. Although the Nexus line was never the most beautiful line of smartphones, they were always incredibly advanced.
The Nexus 6p is even equipped with a fingerprint sensor on its back. The phone also incorporates a black bar that contains various sensors and the rear camera. The aluminum build nearly puts the new Nexus device on par with the one of the iPhone 6s Plus, but is a matter of preference, since the two devices barely look similar.
The front is stunning – the Nexus 6p has a large 5.7 inch WQHD AMOLED display. When it comes to display quality, Google wins the competition hands-down. The display of the Nexus 6p has 515ppi, far more than the 401ppi 5.5 inch of the iPhone 6s Plus.
One thing the Nexus 6p does not have is the 3D Touch. The iPhone 6s Plus screen can recognize how much pressure you will apply on the screen, opening up the possibility for creative app and game design.
Another difference between the two devices lays in the hardware specifications. The Nexus 6p and the iPhone 6s Plus are both high-tech devices that have little to no competition outside of their clash. The Nexus device comes with a Snapdragon 810 CPU and 3GB of RAM while the iPhone is equipped with the new A9 processor and 2GB of RAM. The Nexus 6p has not been tested yet, but the iPhone 6s Plus is currently one of the fastest phones ever conceived.
A characteristic both the devices share is their three memory options. Both come in three versions: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB; and neither comes with the possibility of extending their memory. The Nexus 6p’s 3,450mAh battery blows the iPhone 6s Plus’ 2,750mAh out of the water, but Apple promised that the battery is more capable than any other battery on the market.
Soon enough, once the Nexus 6p will be released we will see many side-by-side comparisons between the two devices. What is certain is that Android and iPhone enthusiasts will probably not fall prey to the enemy’s charm and stick to their favorite phones.
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