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Nexus 6 vs. Huawei Ascend Mate 7 – Two Of The Biggest And Most Powerful Phablets

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Last year, many mobile phone manufacturers had a resolution: they predicted that more people will turn their attention to phablets will extra large displays. Google and Huawei released two enormous phones with screens sized at 6-inch. Below, you’ll find a comparison between their specs and features.

Designs and Displays

The Nexus 6 was created by Motorola, which used the Moro X 2014 as the basis for the design, so it has the same curved body made of plastic and it features metal sides and two horizontal bars on the front side. The Nexus 6 is water resistant, but you shouldn’t take a bath or swim with it in the pool, because it doesn’t last that long. Its dimensions are: 159.3x83x10.1mm, the phone weights 184grams and it’s fitted with an AMOLED display sized at 5.96-inch, which supports 1440 x 2560 pixels at 493 ppi. Motorola protected it with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, so it get scratched that easily.

The Ascend Mate 7 looks more like a HTC One M9, featuring a very thin horizontal on the back (made of metal). Below the rear camera was placed a fingerprint scanner, which means that you can lock and unlock the device using your fingerprint. The Mate 7 is a bit shorter and much slimmer, measuring 157x81x7.9mm, but it’s 1gram heavier because of the metal body. The screen is IPS LCD sized at 6-inch, but it supports Full HD resolution and the resulted pixel density is very low at 368 ppi. The screen is not very sharp and not up to the QHD display from the Nexus 6.

Hardware

The Nexus 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor running at 2.7GHz with 3GB of RAM, while the Huawei Mate 7 received a Hisilicon Kirin 925 octa-core with a pair of quad core processors running at 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz, which are backed by 2GB of RAM/16GB of RAM or 3GB of RAM/32GB of storage. Huawei equipped it with SIM 2 slots, and you are allowed to increase the internal memory up to 128GB. The Nexus 6 has variants of 32 and 64GB (the Gold model), but the device doesn’t have a microSD card slot.

Cameras

The Nexus 6 brought an improved 13MP rear camera with OIS and dual-LED flash and it’s capable of recording 2160p videos at 30fps, while the Mate 7 has a camera with the same resolution, but it lacks most of the important features, including OIS and it records 1080p videos at 30fps. When it comes to the secondary cameras, the Mate 7 has a better one, with a resolution of 5MP, compared to 2MP – as the Nexus 6 supports.

Batteries

The Nexus 6 has a reasonable 3220mAh battery, but it can’t offer the life of Mate 7’s 4100mAh battery.