Update: We experienced technical difficulties with this poll below, it will run for an extra day.
Welcome to another round of the Mobile Madness. The field is narrowed down to the final eight phones. And today we have two fine representatives of their respective platforms, the BlackBerry Classic and the Huawei Nexus 6P.
Yes, the BlackBerry Classic is a tad older, it’s been out for well over a year now, but it is the most recent hardware refresh and runs BlackBerry 10. Sure, the Passport runs it as well, but this phone is newer and this is probably the latest smartphone we’ll see for the year, or longer. Sure, we’ll see more BlackBerry phones this year, but likely running Android like the Priv.
The Nexus 6P is probably the first time that most U.S. users have set their eyes on a Huawei device. However, it is a really strong effort and of course access to the latest version of Android is always a big positive for Nexus devices. There’s so little to dislike about the 6P.
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For the BlackBerry faithful, the Classic is a sight for sore eyes. The approach by the Waterloo company is simple: rather than taking the competition head on, BlackBerry is putting its focus on retaining the customers it still has. That means more devices like the Passport and Classic, which offer that familiar (and terrific) typing experience with excellent enterprise security. If you want to relive the glory days of physical keyboards, the Classic is the perfect device for you… read more.
Finding the right balance is a near-impossible task. In cooking, neglecting to use spices can leave a dish bland and without personality; add too much and you ruin the meal entirely. The same thing can happen in mobile.
I’ve used and tested a lot of really great phones this year, but none have struck that perfect balance between design, speed, battery life and software. Some come close, but there’s always that one thing that keeps a phone from being The One.
The Nexus 6P is different—or comes about as close to perfection as I’ve seen. What I find most impressive is how the Nexus 6P’s excellence feels so natural, like it isn’t trying too hard to be the best. It just is. Everything works in perfect harmony to create one of the most exciting devices in a long, long time… read more
|BlackBerry - Classic||Huawei - Nexus 6P|
|Display Size||3.5-inch, 720 x 720 pixel display (291 ppi)||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)|
|Display Type||N/A||WQHD AMOLED|
|Operating System||BlackBerry 10 (at launch)||Android 6.0 (at launch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM 8960 1.5GHz||2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1|
|RAM||2 GB RAM||3GB|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||8MP||12.3MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||2MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Height||131 mm (5.16 inches)||159.4 mm (6.28 inches)|
|Width||72.4 mm (2.85 inches)||77.8 mm (3.06 inches)|
|Depth||10.2 mm (0.40 inches)||7.3 mm (0.29 inches)|
|Weight||6.28 oz (178 g)||178 g (6.28 oz)|
|Colors||Black||Aluminium, Frost, Graphite|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|
This poll closes within 24 hours (the following day).
*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.
|March 17||BlackBerry Classic||vs||OnePlus X|
|March 18||Nexus 6P||vs||Sony Xperia Z5|
|March 19||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||vs||OnePlus 2|
|March 20||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||vs||HTC One A9|
|March 21||Nexus 5X||vs||Sony Xperia Z5 Premium|
|March 22||iPhone 6S||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950|
|March 23||LG G5||vs||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|March 24||iPhone 6S Plus||vs||Nextbit Robin|
|March 25||HTC One M9||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950 XL|
|March 26||Motorola Droid Turbo 2||vs||Winner of March 17 (BlackBerry Classic)|
|March 27||Winner of March 18 (Nexus 6P)||vs||Winner of March 19 (Galaxy S7 Edge)|
|March 28||Xiaomi Mi 5||vs||Winner of March 20 (Galaxy Note 5)|
|March 29||Winner of March 21 (Xperia Z5 Premium)||vs||BlackBerry Priv|
|March 30||Huawei Mate 8||vs||Winner of March 22 (iPhone 6S)|
|March 31||Winner of March 23 (Galaxy S7)||vs||LG V10|
|April 1||Moto X Pure Edition||vs||Winner of March 24 (iPhone 6S Plus)|
|April 2||Winner of March 25 (Lumia 950 XL)||vs||Motorola Droid Maxx 2|
Round 2 – Quarterfinals
|April 3||Winner of March 26 (BlackBerry Classic)||vs||Winner of March 27 (Nexus 6P)|
|April 4||Winner of March 28 (Xiaomi Mi5)||vs||Winner of March 29 (BlackBerry Priv)|
|April 5||Winner of March 30 (iPhone 6S)||vs||Winner of March 31 (Galaxy S7)|
|April 6||Winner of April 1 (iPhone 6S Plus)||vs||Winner of April 2|
|April 7||Winner of April 3||vs||Winner of April 4|
|April 8||Winner of April 5||vs||Winner of April 6|
|April 9||Winner of April 7||vs||Winner of April 8|