Google’s changing things up this year with a new naming scheme for its flagship phones, swapping the old Nexus brand for a duo of Pixel handsets. But let’s be honest, the Pixel XL is still a sequel to the Nexus 6P. Both devices offer the best Android has to offer, along with high-end hardware, a sleek design and a big beautiful display.

If the Nexus 6P is your current daily driver you may be thinking about trading up for the Pixel XL. We’re here to help with a detailed spec comparison for the two smartphones. Take a look at the table below to see how Google’s new smartphone compares to last year’s model.

Google is also trying out a new design for its latest smartphones. We were big fans of the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, and we’re still not sure what to think of the Pixel XL’s new style. Check out the galleries below to decide which model you prefer.

Google Pixel XL Gallery

Nexus 6P Gallery

Google - Pixel XL Huawei - Nexus 6P
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi) 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type AMOLED QHD WQHD AMOLED
Operating System Android 7.1 (at launch) Android 6.0 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1
RAM 4GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12.3MP 12.3MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 8MP
Networks
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • GSM: Quad-band GSM
  • FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
  • LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
  • LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12 B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41
  • TDD LTE: B 41
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/8
  • 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
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Battery 3450mAh 3450mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer / Gyrometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Hall
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity/ALS
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital Compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 154.72 mm (6.09 inches) 159.4 mm (6.28 inches)
Width 75.74 mm (2.98 inches) 77.8 mm (3.06 inches)
Depth 8.58 mm (0.34 inches) 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) 178 g (6.28 oz)
Colors Black, Blue, Silver Aluminium, Frost, Graphite
Supported Audio Formats N/A N/A
Supported Video Formats N/A N/A
In The Box N/A N/A