Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ vs. Google Nexus 6P – The Ultimate Phablet Battle
The new Nexus phablet created by Huawei is challenging the phablet version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, which has a curved edge screen. They are very different from each other, so it’s going to be hard for you to decide which smartphone is better for you.
Designs and Displays
The Nexus 6P has its entire body covered in metal, while the Galaxy S6 Edge+ has its back protected with Gorilla Glass 4 and the sides are protected by a metal frame and they’re curved around the screen. The Nexus 6P is available in three colors: Aluminum, Graphite and Frost, while the Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan and White Pearl. Both devices have a fingerprint scanner, but Huawei placed it to the back of the Nexus device, below the camera, while Samsung hasn’t changed its location since it was firstly integrated into the home button.
The Nexus 6P is taller and thicker, measuring 159.3×77.8×7.3 mm, it weights 178grams and its screen is an AMOLED with a diagonal of 5.7-inch (QHD resolution which results in a pixel density of 518ppi). While the Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a Super AMOLED screen, but it’s curved on both sides, and the size and resolution is identical. However, the Samsung device has a height of 154.4mm, a thickness of 6.9mm and a weight of 153grams. The only complaint against the Samsung phablet is that its back is very slippery.
Both devices have two storage options of 32GB and 64GB, but the Nexus 6P has in addition a third variant of 128GB. It’s kind of unpleasant that none of the manufacturers have added a microSD card slot for expansion, so the users need to choose from the current available storage options.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has better internal specs, featuring the company’s 14nm Exynos 7420 octa core processor (four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four cores clocked at 2.1GHz), which is backed by 4GB of RAM. The Nexus 6P has the second generation Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor (it doesn’t heat up that badly), but it’s paired with 3GB of RAM.
However, the Nexus 6P uses the new USB Type-C port and supports fast charging, while the battery has a capacity of 3450mAh, which is bigger than the 3000mAh cell of the Galaxy S6 Edge+.
The main camera of the Nexus 6P supports a resolution of 12.3MP and it was manufactured by Sony, but it lacks optical image stabilization. But it has laser autofocus and can record 4K videos, while the front camera is 8MP and has 1.4µm pixels and an f/2.4 aperture.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a 16MP main camera with most of the basic and new features, while the second camera is 5MP.