Both have are high-end smartphones with screens.
Both devices are excellent and either one should satisfy your needs – they are premium in all respects and only you can decide if you would rather monitor your heart rate or use the latest pure vanilla Android…I am siding on this comparison with the Nexus 6P. Unlike the Nexus 6P though, LG’s Nexus smartphone is listed on Amazon India.
The Nexus 6P is taller and thicker, measuring 159.3×77.8×7.3 mm, it weights 178grams and its screen is an AMOLED with a diagonal of 5.7-inch (QHD resolution which results in a pixel density of 518ppi). The iPhone 6s Plus has 401 pixels per inch, which is substantially lower than the 518 pixels per inch available in the Nexus 6P. We do love a high-res display, but in this case of looks versus functionality we have to give it to the iPhone 6S Plus. Both devices have a slim design and metal finish and come with a front panel that is dominated by a large screen and small bezel.
Again, Google is talking up the camera on the back. The Galaxy S6 also offers Samsung Pay and their fingerprint sensor is PayPal certified. Both sensors are capable of opening the operating system and making payments with their respective mobile wallets.
Keen to undo the side-step it made with the Nexus 6, Google is hitting the market in late-2015 with a pair of handsets created to cater to every need and nuance in the space with two diversely different handsets.
The phones will run on Android Marshmallow with new features like “Now on tap”, Doze and also system wide refinements. Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus, meanwhile, features the company’s recently launched iOS 9. Both devices should make many people happy and both have a unique look and build. The Nexus 6P is a beautifully designed and well-built device with an all-metal unibody construction and available in three colors – Aluminum, Graphite or Frost.
Nonetheless, if this is a battle we think Android 6.0 Marshmallow deserves victory; Google’s OS has supported things like handwriting and power-saving for years, with Apple forced to play catch-up.
Which Device Will Win on Power?
When both devices do go up against each other in a power showdown, it will be interesting to see which one will ultimately win the day.
The main camera of the Nexus 6P supports a resolution of 12.3MP and it was manufactured by Sony, but it lacks optical image stabilization.
Both devices have the usual suspects – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (4.1 on the Galaxy S6 and 4.2 on the Nexus 6P), GPS, NFC and a microUSB port v2 with the Nexus 6P sporting the newer Type-C reversible connector for charging and data transfer. For selfie lovers, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Apple is notoriously cagey about the specific clock speeds of its A-series processors, merely stating that the new A9 is up to 70 percent faster than the iPhone 6’s A8 in CPU tasks and 90 faster in GPU tasks. Apple’s 3D Touch is a feature not found in many of its competitors, but whether it’s a killer feature that will take out the competition remains to be seen. It also comes in three storage sizes starting with a respectable 32GB (hey Apple, take note) and includes 64GB and 128GB options. If customers don’t choose the iPhone Upgrade program that amortizes the cost of Apple’s handsets over several months, the iPhone 6s Plus starts at $749 for 16GB of storage.
That said, let’s not write off the iPhone 6S Plus, as the use of fewer, faster cores could well see it compete in single-core benchmarks and single-threaded tasks. And many of those battles involve none other than Apple.
Internet giant Google’s newly-launched Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will start selling in India between October 10-14, two days before iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus go on sale in the country. Both products come with big screens, high-end components and features that many consumers are seeking. It is also the first Nexus smartphone to be fully clad in metal. For that reason, many consumers and even a few enterprise customers are pitting the two “phablets” against each other to determine which option would be best for them.