Nexus 6P vs iPhone 6S: An Easy Decision

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How do you decide on two of the top-selling smartphones in the current market, when you like both of them equally? Welcome to the showdown of both Google and Apple’s flagships: the Nexus 6P and the iPhone 6S.

Take a look at some of our findings below to compare between the two, so you’ll know which one to spend your hard-earned money on:

The Nexus 6P’s specs:

Display: 5.7 inches; WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display at 518 ppi
Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight: 178 grams
Storage: 32GB, 64 GB, or 128GB
Memory: 3GB LPDDR4
Processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 2.0 GHz Octa-core 64-bit; Adreno 430 GPU
Front camera: 8MP camera; 720p HD video.
Rear camera: 12.3 MP; f/2.0 aperture, 4K video.
Battery: 3450 mAh. Up to 7-9 hours battery life mixed usage.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; NFC
Colors: Aluminum, Graphite, Frost, and Gold (Japan only)

iPhone 6S’s specs:

Display: 4.7-inch display with a 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326ppi
Dimensions: 138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm
Weight: 143 grams
Storage: 16, 64, or 128GB
Memory: 2 GB LPDDR4
Processors: A9 chip with 64-bit architecture and M9 motion coprocessor
Front camera: 5 MP photos and 720p HD video.
Rear camera: 12 MP photos. ƒ/2.2 aperture. 4K video.
Battery: 1715 mAh. Up to 12 hours battery life mixed usage
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; NFC
Colors: Space Grey, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver

We’ve got to give props to Apple in this category since they’ve single-handedly designed the software AND hardware; designing the A9 chip side by side with iOS so that the two can work incredibly well together.

In terms of display and design, difference is really minimal. They both feature aluminum bodies and comes in four colors each. Keep in mind we’re comparing the regular iPhone 6s, which is 4.7-inches vs the Nexus 6P, which is 5.7-inches–but even given the Nexus’ bigger size, it’s impressive that it’s only 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone. In other words, both phones are very, very thin.

And speaking of that display size, the Nexus 6P obviously has the bigger display (though you can get the iPhone 6s Plus if you want to boost the display to 5.5-inches). But the Nexus also has the better display. It’s resolution is 2560 x 1440 at a huge 518 pixels per inch. The iPhone 6s’ resolution is only 1334 x 750 at 326 pixels per inch. Ready to find out who’s the winner to take it all?

If we had to pick a winner here, it’s going to be the Nexus 6P because it’s just AWESOME. Are you proud of your Nexus 6P?

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