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Nexus 6P vs. OnePlus 2 – Which Popular Phablet To Choose?

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We’re presenting you Google’s new Nexus 6P phablet, which, this time wasn’t created by Motorola, but by Huawei, the new manufacturer partner. OnePlus had a great debut with its OnePlus One flagship, which came in 2014, and this year, the successor brought a few changes related to the design and hardware configuration. If you’re curious which smartphone is better between the Nexus 6P and OnePlus 2, then check out this comparison.

Designs and Displays

The Nexus 6P looks pretty awesome, being the first metal phone released by Google, but that’s because Huawei is using only premium materials to build its flagships, and if you’re looking at the Ascend P8, you’ll know what we’re talking about. That device is a masterpiece with its shiny aluminum back with a flat surface. The design of the Nexus 6P was inspired by it, but Huawei made the sides curvier and the black band at the top of the back is slightly protruding and glossy. This band has the rear camera on the left corner and below it is located the fingerprint scanner. There are three variants of colors which you can choose from: Aluminum, Graphite, Frost and each one looks awesome. The dimensions of the Nexus 6P are 159.3×77.8×7.3mm, while it weights 178grams and has a larger 5.7-inch AMOLED screen supporting a resolution of 1440x2560pixels at 518ppi.

The OnePlus 2 has the Sandstone Black texture on its plastic back, but the device is now 1mm thicker and has a metal frame surrounding the sides. The floating arc design has been replaced with a more “normal” rectangular shape, and as a novelty, you’ll find a new home button (with a fingerprint scanner) located under the screen with the same size and resolution as the previous model: 5.5-inch supporting 1080x1920pixels at 401ppi. However, the screen is a LTPS LCD, and the colors are not as vibrant as on an AMOLED screen.

Hardware

Both devices are equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset which supports a pair of quad core processors, but they run at different speeds. For example, the Nexus 6P uses four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.55GHz and four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2GHz, while the OnePlus 2 has four similar cores running at 1.56GHz and four cores are clocked at 1.82GHz. However, both devices support an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM, but the OnePlus 2 has another variant which coupled its internal memory of 64GB with 4GB of RAM. The other variant supports an internal memory of 16GB, but the device lacks a microSD card slot, for expansion. If you thought that the Nexus 6P gives you this option, then you’ll be disappointed to hear that you’re limited to one of the three variants of storage: 32/64/128 GB.

Cameras and Batteries

The main camera of the Nexus 6P has a 12.3MP Sony sensor with 1.55 micron pixels, an aperture of f/2.0, laser autofocus, dual Led flash and 4K video recording, while the front camera is very advanced, supporting a resolution of 8MP. The OnePlus 2 has a 13MP OV13860 image sensor from OmniVision, with 1.3µm Pixels an f/2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash, while the front camera supports 5MP.

Inside the Nexus 6P was placed a 3450 mAh battery, which has a similar lifespan as the 3300mAh battery which powers the OnePlus 2.