Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 6P vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.0 inches
5.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 493 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

74.03 %
71.60 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 420
Adreno 430
Adreno 660

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 58 GB
128GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3220 mAh
3450 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)
12.3 MP (Laser autofocus)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Video calling
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

2 MP
8 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.49 oz (184.0 g)
6.28 oz (178.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Splash
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Blue, White
Black, Gold, Silver, White
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 41(2600+)
Bands 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 24, 2014
Sep 28, 2015
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

IHDT56QD1
QISH1511
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.86 W/kg
1.49 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.36 W/kg
0.81 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg
1.56 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.42 W/kg
1.44 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 649
$ 800

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 15, 2014
Sep 29, 2015
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