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Nexus 6P vs BlackBerry Priv: Which phone should you buy?

by Brandon Russell | November 23, 2015November 23, 2015 6:00 pm PST

What about a phone convinces you to buy it? Is it the screen? The design? The software? Devices today have become so good that choosing just one isn’t easy. I mean, I’d totally buy the Note 5 for its S Pen superpowers. But, wait, I also want the OnePlus X because it offers a lot of phone in a cheap package. If it’s affordable you’re after, why not go for the Moto X Pure Edition?

It’s a dilemma many buyers go through each year, and with so many great Android phones on the market, making that final decision is tough. It’s enough to make someone curl up into the fetal position and sob uncontrollably. I know all too well how hard it is to actually pull the trigger on a purchase.

To help you wade through the mess of smartphone buying, we’ve filmed a versus between the Nexus 6P and BlackBerry Priv, two phones many people will likely consider this holiday season. Rather than providing a boring breakdown of each phone’s respective spec sheet, we decided to sit down and suss out why, where and how these devices excel, along with where they fall short. As you know, we’re big fans of each phone—but which one is better?

I can’t give you a definitive answer because I have yet to use the BlackBerry Priv. I will say, however, that I was a huge fan of the Nexus 6P, and if I was in the market to buy a new Android phone, that would be the phone I’d get. That being said, we really enjoyed what the Priv brought to the table, and believe it has a lot to offer to people looking for something different.

If you’ve been saving money all year to buy a new phone, the good news is that there are a ton of awesome devices worth buying; the hard part is actually deciding which one to buy. Smartphones, no matter how affordable, are big purchases, so choosing the right one is crucial. Nobody wants to be stuck with a phone they hate.

Consider the video above part of a new wave of versus videos meant to guide you through the wild world of smartphone buying. As two of the most high profile Android phones on the market, the Nexus 6P and BlackBerry Priv seemed like the logical place to start.

Give the video above a watch and let us know which versus videos you’d like to see.

Nexus 6P:

  • 5.7-inch AMOLED Quad HD screen
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128GB
  • 3450mAh battery

BlackBerry Priv:

  • 5.4-inch AMOLED Quad HD screen
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 3410mAh battery

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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