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Nexus 6P vs iPhone 6s Plus spec shootout!

by Sean P. Aune | September 29, 2015September 29, 2015 3:20 pm PDT

Flagship devices just seem to get better and better. Tuesday Google announced the Nexus 6P and it appears to be nearly everything that Android fans have been asking for. Large, High resolution display, USB type-C, fingerprint scanner, fast processor, etc. But how do those specs compare against Apple’s latest phablet just released a few days ago?

We’ll bring you a full review of the Nexus 6P as soon as we can, but until then check out the spec shootout of the Nexus 6P vs the iPhone 6s Plus.

Nexus 6P Gallery

iPhone 6s Plus Gallery

Huawei - Nexus 6P Apple - iPhone 6s Plus
Display Size 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type WQHD AMOLED Retina HD
Operating System Android 6.0 (at launch) iOS 9 (at launch)
Processor 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12.3MP 12MP iSight camera with 1.22ยต pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 5MP
Networks
  • CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
  • CDMA: BC0/1/10
  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • LTE (FDD): B2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/30
  • LTE (TDD): B41
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • TD-LTE
  • TG-SCDMA
  • UMTS/HSPA+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Battery 3450mAh 2750mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
GPS
  • Digital Compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
Height 159.4 mm (6.28 inches) 6.23 inches (15.82 cm)
Width 77.8 mm (3.06 inches) 3.07 inches (78.0 mm)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 0.29 inches (7.4 mm)
Weight 178 g (6.28 oz) 6.77 oz (192 g)
Colors Aluminium, Frost, Graphite Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver
Supported Audio Formats N/A AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Supported Video Formats N/A H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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