Google Nexus 6P vs Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: specs comparison


After months of leaks and speculation, Google just made its two new Nexus devices official, the Nexus 6P made by Huawei and the Nexus 5X made by LG. Actually, it's the first time Google treats us to not one, but two new phones that run stock Android at the same time. The larger one, in particular, is pretty interesting since it's Huawei's first crack at being involved in making a smartphone for Google. 

Judging from its specs and despite that it's lacking some features that previous Nexus device have had, the Nexus 6P undoubtedly sits atop Google's smartphone portfolio at the moment. Although not the absolute creme de la creme, the Huawei-made it's packing some pretty good specs, namely Qualcomm's controversial Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and a 12MP rear camera with large, 1.55 μm pixels. 

But how does the Nexus 6P stack against two of the best phones on the market right now, the Galaxy Note5 and the iPhone 6s Plus? As we were curious to see the three against one another in an improvised specs battle, we decided to come up with a three-way specs comparison. Check it out below.

Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Google Nexus 6P

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Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

76.62 %
67.91 %
71.60 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A9 APL1022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 430

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
128GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2750 mAh
3450 mAh

Talk time

 
 
23.00 hours
the average is 16 h (940 min)

Stand-by time

 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)
18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)

Talk time (3G)

22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Music playback

64.00 hours
80.00 hours
100.00 hours

Video playback

15.00 hours
14.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12.3 MP (Laser autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

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

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling

Front

5 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
6.28 oz (178.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 949
$ 649


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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
Galaxy Note5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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