This year, Google has collaborated again with LG, to release the Nexus 5X smartphone, while Motorola has been pushed aside and its place was taken by Huawei, which worked on the Nexus 6P phablet. So, Motorola had more time to focus on its own smartphones and released two variants of the Moto X 2015, both being phablets, but in this article we’ll talk about the larger one and with better specs.
Designs and Displays
The Nexus 6P has a more luxurious aspect, featuring a metal body with curved sides and at the top was placed a horizontal band colored in black, and which has a glossy effect. The source of inspiration for the Nexus 6P’s design is the Huawei Ascend P8, but this flagship is much slimmer and has a flat black and sharp edges. On the front side, the Nexus 6P has stereo speakers and on the back, under that black band, was integrated a fingerprint scanner. The phablet has a thickness of 7.3mm and it weights 178 grams, while the screen has a diagonal of 5.7-inch, being an AMOLED which supports a QHD resolution with 518 ppi, so it’s very sharp and it offers very vibrant colors.
The Moto X Pure Edition is known as Moto X Style, and it’s the larger and high-end phablet with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen which supports 1440 x 2560 pixels as well, but the pixel density is slightly higher at 520ppi. The back is made of plastic and has diagonal lines across the entire surface, while in the middle was placed a metal strip which extends from the camera to the logo. The back can be customized on the Moto Maker website, where there are other variants of materials to choose from, such as wood or leather, but you can also choose another color for the metal strip, frame and the front panel. The exterior is resistant to water, as the phone has received an IP52 rating, it weights 179 grams and it has a thickness of 11.1mm.
The Nexus 6P has a more powerful processor, which is the latest Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 model with four cores clocked at 1.55GHz, while fours are faster at 2GHz. The Moto X Pure Edition features a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor consisting of two cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four cores clocked at 1.44GHz, but likewise the Nexus 6P, it supports 3GB of RAM.
The Nexus 6P has fixed internal storage available in variants of 32, 64 and 128GB, while the Moto X has variants of 16, 32 and 64GB, expandable up to 128GB.
Cameras and Batteries
The Nexus 6P uses a 12.3MP Sony sensor with 1.55µm pixels and an f/2.0 aperture, which takes great shots in low light conditions. Also, the list of features includes laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 4K video capture. The front camera is also impressive, supporting a resolution of 8MP.
The Moto X phablet has a sensor which supports a higher resolution of 21MP, but it has the same aperture and 4K video recording capabilities. In addition, Motorola has equipped this model with phase detection autofocus, while the 5MP front camera takes photos at night with a LED flash. The Moto X is able to capture more details, but the Nexus 6P takes brighter photos in low light.
The Nexus 6P houses a larger battery of 3,450mAh which lasts longer than the 3,000mAh battery of the Moto X. Also, the Nexus 6P is running on Android Marshmallow, which has a new feature called Doze, which can extend the battery life by ending unused applications which are running in the background.