Google Nexus 6P vs Motorola Moto X Style vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: specs comparison

Google Nexus 6P vs Motorola Moto X Style vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: specs comparison

In case you're an Android fan but have been living under a rock, Google just released two new Nexus phones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Made by Huawei and LG respectively, these will be the new conveyors of the pure Android experience. 

The Nexus 6P is undoubtedly the better-spec'd handset: with a Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and a fingerprint scanner at the back, its specs sheet is definitely not too shabby.

However, there are two other relatively new and pretty compelling devices in the same display 5.7" size diapason - the Moto X Style, also known as the Pure Edition, and the Galaxy S6 edge+. How does the three stack up against each other in terms of specs and specs alone? We decided to put the three against one another in an improvised specs clashdown and determine which one is the best equipped and which one has brought a knife to a gunfight.

Google Nexus 6P vs Motorola Moto X Style vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

518 ppi
520 ppi
518 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.60 %
75.03 %
76.62 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12.3 megapixels
21 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser autofocus
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Effects
Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode
Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps), 640x480 (VGA)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm)
6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)
6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches (154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

6.28 oz (178 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.31 oz (179 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.40 oz (153 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust
 

IP certified

 
IP 52
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 418
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3450 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

23.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
 
28.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time

18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
 
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
 
10 hours

LTE

10 hours
 
11 hours

Wi-Fi

10 hours
 
12 hours

Music playback

100.00 hours
 
66.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
 
15.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 41
Bands 40, 41
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
 
Samsung Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 649
 
 


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7 Comments

1. xq10xa

Posts: 801; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I can't cancel my Moto X Pure edition order now...damn it.

2. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

just email them to cancel it, if it is not already shipped. OR return it upon recept under one week dissatisfaction right.

4. xq10xa

Posts: 801; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I can't because it's custom.... :( only exchange or redesign.

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Reading their sales terms and conditions, it says you have up to 14 days to return a device for any reason. And since the all Moto X Pure devices are custom there would have to be some way to return them. Worst case though, sell it.

3. carlemillward unregistered

Is Qualcomm's Quick charging faster than he conventional Type C charging?

6. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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7. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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