Next up on Mobile Madness pits Huawei’s Nexus 6P versus Sony’s Xperia Z5. We’re still in the play-in round of this totally random tournament style picke-em poll. Yesterday we saw the BlackBerry Classic go up against the OnePlus X.
The Nexus 6P is probably the first time most U.S. users have set their eyes on a Huawei device. Then again, some may argue it is equally difficult to get an Xperia device here in the U.S. market as well, at least as far as sales distribution is concerned.
The Nexus 6P has pretty much all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a Nexus device, though some may argue lack of wireless charging is a deal breaker, it does have USB type-C fast charging, though. The Xperia Z5 is waterproof and has some nice clean design features you’d expect from the Xperia line. Which one trumps the other?
Read more below and check out how their specs compare.
Vote below, and vote as often as you’d like. Have fun and be kind to each other.
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
Sony Xperia Z5
With a familiar industrial slab design, the Sony Xperia Z5 sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 chip, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Additionally, it sports Android 5.1 out of the box, IP68 dust and water-resistance, and a 23-megapixel camera with advanced image stabilization. Oh, and it also sports a 2900mAh battery. That’s not the beefiest out there, but because this has a 1080p screen, it should be good enough to get you through a heavy day of use… read more
|Huawei - Nexus 6P||Sony - Xperia Z5|
|Display Size||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)||5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)|
|Display Type||WQHD AMOLED||TRILUMINOS|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (at launch)||Android 5.1 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP||23MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||5MP|
|Height||159.4 mm (6.28 inches)||146 mm (5.75 inches)|
|Width||77.8 mm (3.06 inches)||72 mm (2.83 inches)|
|Depth||7.3 mm (0.29 inches)||7.3 mm (0.29 inches)|
|Weight||178 g (6.28 oz)||154 g (5.43 oz)|
|Colors||Aluminium, Frost, Graphite||Black, Gold, Green, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|
|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|
|March 27||Winner of March 18||vs||Winner of March 19|
|March 28||Xiamoi Mi 5||vs||Winner of March 20|
|March 29||Winner of March 21||vs||BlackBerry Priv|
|March 30||Huawei Mate 8||vs||Winner of March 22|
|March 31||Winner of March 23||vs||LG V10|
|April 1||Moto X Pure Edition||vs||Winner of March 24|
|April 2||Winner of March 25||vs||Motorola Droid Maxx 2|
Round 2 – Quarterfinals
|April 3||Winner of March 26||vs||Winner of March 27|
|April 4||Winner of March 28||vs||Winner of March 29|
|April 5||Winner of March 30||vs||Winner of March 31|
|April 6||Winner of April 1||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|