Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Google Pixel XL

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
16:9

Pixel density

401 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.91 %
71.22 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
12.3 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

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

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

H.264, MOV
 

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

1.2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust; IP 53

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Black, Gray, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 530

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
128 GB, not expandable

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Battery Service, Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Current Time Service, Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Time Profile
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Charging connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M4, T4

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
3450 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time

 
32.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

80.00 hours
130.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
14.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload)
 

Phone features

Notifications

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID, Video ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Wallet, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes, Memo
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2014
Feb 12, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E2817A link
FCC ID value: NM8G-2PW2100 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.19 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Body

0.49 W/kg
0.56 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.49 W/kg
0.56 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
 

MSRP price

$ 949
$ 869

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 09, 2014
Oct 04, 2016
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