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The Nexus 6P vs. the competition: More than just big screens


Google might not have a new 6-inch handset this year, but fans of larger phones will still be pleased with the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P. It's got a 12.3-megapixel camera, laser-assisted autofocus and, as always, a stock version of the latest Android. But with manufacturers increasingly putting lighter, less intrusive Android skins on their own devices, what does the latest large-screen Nexus do to stand apart? We've matched up the Nexus 6P up against some of its biggest rivals to find out.

Nexus 6P iPhone 6s Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Moto X Pure Edition
Pricing $499, $549, $649 $299, $399, $499 (on contract); $749, $849, $949 (off-contract) varies by carrier, starts at $249 on AT&T $399, $449, $499
Known Dimensions 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches) 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches) 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm (6.03 x 3 x 0.01 inches) 153.9 x 76.2 x 6.1 mm (6.06 x 3 x 0.24 inches)
Weight 178g (6.28 ounces) 192g (6.77 ounces) 171g (6.03 ounces) 179g (6.31 ounces)
Screen size 5.7 inches (144.78mm) 5.5 inches (139.7mm) 5.7 inches (144.78mm) 5.7 inches (144.78mm)
Screen resolution 2,560 x 1,440 (518 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (518 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (520 ppi)
Screen type WQHD AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 IPS LCD, Retina HD Super AMOLED Quad HD IPS TFT LCD
Battery 3,450mAh 2,750mAh 3,000mAh 3,000mAh
Internal storage 32 / 64 / 128GB 16 / 64 / 128GB 32 / 64GB 16 / 32/ 64 GB
External storage None None None microSD (up to 128GB)
Rear camera 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size 12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size 16MP, f/1.9, LED flash 21MP, f/2.0, phase-detect auto-focus, HDR
Front-facing cam 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size 5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2 5.0MP, f/1.9 5MP, f/2.0, 1.4µm pixel size
Video capture 4K 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.2 v4.2 LE v4.1 LE
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 Apple A9 Samsung Exynos 7420 Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
CPU 2GHz octa-core 1.8GHz dual-core 2.1GHz, 1.5GHz octa-core 1.8GHz hexa-core
GPU Adreno 430 NA ARM Mali-T760 MP8 Qualcomm Adreno 418
WiFi Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Operating system Android 6.0 iOS 9 Android 5.1 Android 5.1
Standout features Nexus Imprint, USB Type-C 3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash S-Pen, fast wireless charging, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor Water-repellent nano-coating, TurboPower charging

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