Google Nexus 6P vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5
For being the one with a lower capacity battery, the Note 5’s 3000 mAh cell delivers superior performance over the Nexus 6P’s beefier 3450 mAh one. That’s quite surprising, honestly, considering that we’d think that stock Android would bear significant optimizations to give the Nexus 6P some serious longevity. At the very least, we get a solid one-day of normal usage out of the Nexus 6P, but the Note 5 can at times get us close to 1.5 days.
wireless charging with the Note 5.
Much like anything, a phone’s value and worth hinges a lot on its price, and in this case, there’s more of a compelling argument going for the Google Nexus 6P. And why’s that? Well, for being the newer of the two, while also packing a premium design that’s original, its price of $499.00 for an unlocked model is mind-boggling. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 fetches for a premium at roughly around $650 to $750 depending on where you look.
Knowing all that, price conscious consumers tight on a budget can’t go wrong with the Nexus 6P, since you’re getting a quality performing phone that takes good photos, is extremely responsive, high-spec’d, and comes with the latest version of the Android experience. However, the higher price point of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is justified by its rich set of additional amenities, great productivity portfolio, and its updated design language. Sure, you’re spending more money picking it up, but in the process, you’re getting more with your money – like its built-in wireless charging, heart rate sensor, S Pen stylus, and longer battery life.
Power users will undoubtedly appreciate what the Note 5 has to offer on the software side, seeing that it comes with the best multi-tasking experience in a smartphone. You can still get plenty of work done when you’re not at your desk with the Nexus 6P, but the Note 5 is remarkably more equipped for the task. Then again, stock Android has its perks as well, so that’s something to remember.
Whatever you end up choosing, you can sleep knowing that both smartphones are arguably at the top of their game. The Note 5 isn’t a surprising candidate for that phablet of the year title, considering that the Note series by and large has always been highly acclaimed, but for Huawei and its Nexus 6P, it’s the first time they’ve struck gold on a global scale – so for them, it’s surely a long time in the making.
- Lower cost
- Stock Android experience
- Original looking design that’s premium
- Incredibly snappy performance in daily use
- Updated premium design that’s comfortable to handle
- Added productivity features
- S Pen for drawing and note-taking
- Built-in wireless charging