Nexus 6P vs. iPhone 6s: Google vs. Apple

A couple of months ago, Apple and Google have released their two latest devices: The Nexus 6P and the iPhone 6s. Both phones are very fast, and although the Nexus 6P (powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor) has higher end specs and a snappier processor; Apple proves optimization, not hardware is key.


Battery life: Coming from an Android user, the battery life of the iPhone 6s is barely enough to get me through a day of moderate usage. The Nexus 6P got me through two or more days of moderate usage and a little more than one then one day of heavy usage.


Performance: Both the devices performed very fast in terms of daily use, but the animations on the iPhone were slow and bothered me a little. When I was playing heavy games such as Injustice or Asphalt neither phones overheated, but I did notice that the Nexus 6P was significantly warmer than the Iphone 6s.


Hardware: Both phones feel very solid in hand, the iPhone 6s seems quite durable. I dropped it on wood once: no chips no scrapes no cracks. Surprisingly, the phone held together extremely well and still looked new after this drop. The Nexus 6P is a little on the heavy side, weighing in at 178 grams; compared to the Iphone 6s. The Nexus was the only phone I used that made me feel tired after holding it for long durations. Both fingerprint scanners are very fast and reliable. However, the Nexus is a little faster in terms of speed. I also found it more convenient because I didn’t need to wake the phone up or move my finger to the location of the fingerprint scanner. The Nexus fingerprint scanner was on the back while the Iphone scanner was on the front.


Camera: Both phones have excellent cameras. The Nexus 6P performs better in low light situations, thanks to the 1.55um pixel size, which allows more light to enter the sensor. However, the colors on the Iphone 6s were extremely accurate and pictures looked much more true to life than the Nexus 6P. Another issue I experienced with the Nexus 6P was that pictures were shaky. Pictures were more stable on the Iphone even though there are no OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) on both devices.


Software: In terms of software, the Iphone is much easier to use but the Nexus offers much more customization. For example you can change your launcher (or homescreen) and customize it with an icon pack. Both phones have GREAT software and I love both.


Reliability: The Android Rumor – RESOLVED!!

Many people often tell me that Android is NOT reliable, but I have found it EXTREMELY reliable. In fact I have found it more reliable than the Iphone. Unlike the Iphone 6s, the Android never drops battery levels. Since owning the device (5 months) the device has NEVER crashed!!! The Iphone is also quite reliable, but sometimes crashed on apps.

What it all comes down to – Price

The Nexus 6P is offered at $499 unlocked, with 32 gigabytes of storage while the iPhone is $649 with a mere 16 gigabytes of storage.
Conclusion: Although the iPhone 6s has a slightly better camera and is a little faster than the Nexus, both devices are extremely high-end, speedy, fast devices but for the price, In my opinion, Android is much more worth it, especially thanks to its new software: doze. If you want a decent, fast phone with great battery life; the Nexus is the device for you. If you enjoy taking pictures, like iOS, or dislike Android, the iPhone is the device for you. Hope I helped!

Leave a Comment