Specs Comparison: Google Nexus 6P vs Pixel vs Pixel XL
The launch of the two new handsets from Google showed evident upgrades from its previous flagship — the Nexus 6P. Although at the same time, the company still carried over some of its specs to these new devices.
Let’s take a quick look at both the similarities and differences of the older Nexus 6P to the new Pixel and Pixel XL.
|Google Nexus 6P||Google Pixel||Google Pixel XL|
|5.7-inch Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution||5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution||5.5-inch Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 4||2.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4||2.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor||Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor||Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor|
|3GB RAM||4GB LPDDR4 RAM||4GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage||32GB/128GB internal storage||32GB/128GB internal storage|
|Non-expandable storage||Non-expandable storage||Non-expandable storage|
|12.3MP rear camera, 1.55μm||12.3MP rear camera (IMX179), 1.55μm, PDAF + LDAF, F2.0 aperture||12.3MP rear camera (IMX179), 1.55μm, PDAF + LDAF, F2.0 aperture|
|Video up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 240fps||Video up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 240fps||Video up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 240fps|
|8MP front camera, 1.4µm||8MP front camera, 1.4µm, F2.4 aperture, fixed focus||8MP front camera, 1.4µm, F2.4 aperture, fixed focus|
|Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint sensor|
|Single SIM||Single SIM||Single SIM|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO|
|159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3mm||143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5mm||154.7 x 75.7 x 7.3 ~ 8.5mm|
|Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|3450mAh with support for fast charging||2770mAh battery with fast charging||3450mAh battery with fast charging|
|Matte Gold, Graphite, Aluminum, Frost||Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue||Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue|
First and foremost, we see the bump in processor which is rather significant. The Pixel phones now run on Snapdragon 821 which is really promising based on previous reports and left the Snapdragon 810 chipset with the Nexus 6P. Memory also saw an increase to a total of 4GB from 3GB. In terms of storage, Google removed the 64GB option on the 6P and limited the Pixels to two variants.
The display department also saw a change in different aspects. The older Nexus 6P is larger at 5.7 inches while the new Google phones max out at 5.5-inch. This affected the pixel density between the two QHD-equipped phones but all three devices are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4.
Other features were simply carried over like a fingerprint sensor, single SIM implementation, NFC, and USB Type-C. Having been able to wirelessly pair and transfer files through USB-C are good inclusions so we’re not complaining on the decision to have them onboard the Pixel phones as well.
What do you think about the specs and features Google has left on the 6P and carried over to the new smartphones? Would you rather have more features from the old model or would you have wanted the company to offer something better? The comment box awaits!