Specs Comparison: Motorola Nexus 6 VS Huawei Nexus 6P

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.

Nexus 6P camera

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.

ModelGoogle Nexus 6 (Motorola)Google Nexus 6P (Huawei)
Display5.9-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 @ 493ppi5.7-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 @ 518ppi
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processorQualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor
ProcessorQualcomm Krait 450 processorsCortex-A53 quad-core processor @ 1.55GHz + Cortex-A57 quad-core processor @ 2GHz
GPUAdreno 420 GPUAdreno 430 GPU
Internal Storage32GB, 64GB32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Expandable StorageN/AN/A
Cellular3G, HSPA+, LTE3G, HSPA+, LTE
Rear camera13-megapixel, dual-LED ring flash, optical image stabilization12-megapixel, dual-LED flash, laser-detect AF, 1.55? pixel size
Video recording (rear camera)2160p @ 30fps2160p @ 30fps
Front camera2-megapixel8-megapixel
SIM CardSingle SIMSingle SIM
WiFi802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, DLNA802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, DLNA
Bluetooth4.1, A2DP, LE4.2, A2DP, LE
Dimension159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight184 g178 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.

Winning features

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
* Radio

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.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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5 Responses

  1. waley says:

    samsung galaxy note 5?

  2. damarkcus says:

    Samsung Note 5 ??? i though this was being Compared to the Nexus 6?

  3. Carlo Ople says:

    Should be a strong contender for the best smartphone in my opinion.

  4. Sean says:

    Does anyone know when/where the 6P will be available for sale in the Philippines?

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