Specs Comparison: Motorola Nexus 6 VS Huawei Nexus 6P
One can make the argument that last year’s Nexus smartphone, the Motorola Nexus 6, wasn’t exactly a hit. The being said, the search giant is looking to turn things around with their new flagship smartphone, the Google Nexus 6P.
With the exception of the screen size, the Huawei Nexus 6P clearly has the upper hand in almost every facet against its precursor when it comes to specification. Obviously, this is expected from a newer device, otherwise Google will definitely take some heat from the specs junkies.
Although the screen of the Nexus 6P has shrunk a bit compared to the Motorola-made Nexus smartphone, Google has maintained the quad-HD resolution on their latest flagship handset, resulting to a more pixel-packed display that has a pixel density of 518 ppi.
Another thing that’s worth mentioning is the camera. From the pixel count standpoint, the Nexus 6P’s rear camera was a downgrade from the Nexus 6’s 13-megapixel rear snapper. In exchange though, the search giant increased the pixel size on the newer model, which in theory should result to better image quality.
Unlike the rear camera, the Nexus 6P’s front camera received a significant increase in resolution. From 2-megapixel sensor found on the Motorola Nexus 6, the resolution of the Nexus 6P’s front-mounted snapper was bumped up to 8-megapixel.
|Model||Google Nexus 6 (Motorola)||Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)|
|Display||5.9-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 @ 493ppi||5.7-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 @ 518ppi|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor|
|Processor||Qualcomm Krait 450 processors||Cortex-A53 quad-core processor @ 1.55GHz + Cortex-A57 quad-core processor @ 2GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 420 GPU||Adreno 430 GPU|
|Memory||3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|Internal Storage||32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB, 128GB|
|Cellular||3G, HSPA+, LTE||3G, HSPA+, LTE|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel, dual-LED ring flash, optical image stabilization||12-megapixel, dual-LED flash, laser-detect AF, 1.55μ pixel size|
|Video recording (rear camera)||2160p @ 30fps||2160p @ 30fps|
|SIM Card||Single SIM||Single SIM|
|WiFi||802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, DLNA||802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, DLNA|
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP, LE||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Dimension||159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm||159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm|
|Weight||184 g||178 g|
Some of the things that was not mentioned in the specs sheet above that is worth noting is the addition of the USB Type-C port on the Nexus 6P and the addition of the Nexus Imprint, which is a fancy term that Google uses for the fingerprint sensor.
Speaking of things that were not mentioned on the specs sheets of these two Nexus smartphones, Google has ditched the metal-plastic material from the previous model and has gone all-metal on the Nexus 6P. The search giant was also able to make the Nexus 6P thinner, lighter and more compact than its predecessor despite only shaving 0.2mm off the screen size.
Huawei Nexus 6P:
* Thinner and lighter design
* Better materials used for body
* Better pixel density on the screen
* Improved processor
* Larger storage capacity
* Larger camera pixels on rear camera w/ Laser AF
* Front camera has higher resolution
* Updated Bluetooth
* USB Type-C
* Nexus Imprint
* Slightly larger battery pack
Motorola Nexus 6:
* Bigger Display
* Rear camera has slightly higher resolution
The new Google Nexus 6P will be available for pre-order on Google Store starting today. It will be offered in three storage capacities (32GB, 64GB and 128GB) and are priced at $499, $549 and $649 respectively.