The new family of Google smartphones is already among us. Long live the Nexus that today then officially become part of the past of the company and we welcome to the Pixel. Like last year, we have a pair of twins smartphones with little difference between one and the other Apart from the size, resolution and, logically, the battery.
Smaller model, 5 inch, yes has been a great revolution with respect to the Nexus model last year but that has not happened with 5.5 inch terminal. The Nexus 6 p already reached almost top of features and power and Google Pixel XL inherits this trend. With only a year between the two, the two model I should buy me?
Both are they different?
Just take a look at the specifications of the Nexus 6 p Huawei signed last year, and at the time of the year in which it came, to give us account that the Chinese manufacturer threw the rest in your device. In Google not be andaron with half-measures, and despite the fact that the 5 X Yes was a better bet in terms of equipment, the 6 p emphasized with respect to previous years betting.
Google and Huawei were given hand to try to create a worthy competitor to make noise in the high range. With the Huawei Nexus 6 p created a phablet with one of best hardwares which could choose in your day, and put it at the disposal of the public at a slightly lower price to the asking for other manufacturers in high range.
Such was the bet of Google last year that the Nexus 6 p has not noticed even the increase in memory database the Pixel to 32 GB, because he already counted with that storage at the time. But what we can do, at this point, it is best to the characteristics of the Nexus 6 p confront the of Google Pixel XL, Now we will discuss them in more detail later.
|Nexus 6 p||Pixel XL|
|Dimensions and weight||159,4 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
|154,7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm
|Screen||5.7 inch AMOLED||5.5 inch AMOLED|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels (515 ppp)||2560 x 1440 pixels (534 ppp)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|RAM||3 GB||4 GB|
|Memory||32, 64 and 128 GB (not upgradeable)||32 and 128 GB (not upgradeable)|
|Software version||7.0 Android Nougat||7.1 Android Nougat|
3.1 USB Type-C
3.1 USB Type-C
|Cameras||12 megapixel camera with dual Flash back
|12 megapixel camera with dual Flash back
It loads fast Quick Charge 2.0
It loads fast Quick Charge 3.0
|Price||[32 GB 409 euros] (https://www.amazon.es/Huawei-Nexus-6P-Smartphone-Snapdragon/dp/B017EOVF8U/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1475680680&sr=1-3&keywords=nexus+6p)
64 GB $549
128 GB 649 dollars
|32 GB $ 770
128 GB 870 dollars
The Nexus 6 p and Pixel XL, face to face
The eternal question between the terminals of the same family, by more now are Pixel and last year were Nexus, when we compare different generations. The Nexus 6 p differs from Google Pixel XL, no doubt, but there are not so many differences as we can think. Let’s see them gradually to check that There are so many differences, nor are great essential.
We can start with the screen, which decreases 0.2 inches in this generation but maintains the resolution and technology. While the 5 Nexus between X and Pixel appreciate change by the AMOLED LCD, in versions older there is such a difference. Huawei already rode last year an AMOLED panel and HTC has repeated exactly the same process. We could differentiate between both models, if we so wish, by the slight increase in the density of the screen. And perhaps because the XL Pixel screen is a generation more advanced than the Nexus 6 p.
We continue with the processor, the jump between the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 and Snapdragon 821. Last year Qualcomm had problems with their chips heating, hence the Snapdragon 810 had two versions and not only one, the original. The 810 v2.1 was not already experiencing this overheating and therefore the difference between one generation and another is the power.
With the 810 last year had eight cores while processor that Pixel XL we have returned to the chip quad core. Between one and another clock speed increases, from the 2.0 GHz of the 810 we went to 2, 4 GHz in the 821, and we also have an increase in the power of the GPU. Responsible for that games hold more or less level. Snapdragon 821 is superior without a doubt.
We also see a difference in RAM, jumping 3 to 4 GB for this year. It will be interesting to see both models to compete as the Nexus 6 p already account with Nougat while Pixel arrive with a version dedicated and more evolved, the 7.1 as regards the rest of features only intrigued the camera. Theoretically maintains the quality of next year but we will have to put it to the test.
But then, what should I buy?
In this case only be three factors to consider. Updates, availability and price. Buy now a Nexus 6 p, already with a major update in tow, is to be aware that you will have one year less support than the Pixel XL. Many users do not appreciate this point but other will be a decision on a personal level.
Another point is the availability. You can Google continue selling the Nexus 6 p for some time or can not, everything will depend on what late in get rid of all the stock that has stored. On the other hand, Google Pixel XL will be on sale soon and will thus be at least one entire year, so if you need a terminal urgently we can go safe and stop us to Pixel.
And finally, and perhaps most important, is the price. Here will play factor availability, thus If Huawei has already stopped making the Nexus 6 p, this will quickly lower price, In addition to cuts already has been taking in stores outside the Google official. The Nexus 6 p can be found already at Amazon for a little more than 400 euros, a big difference with the output of Google Pixel XL $770.
We tend not to “get wet” in this sense and tend to leave the conclusion in the hands of the own readers but this time We must lean toward the purchase of the Nexus 6 p. Provided that it is stock of Huawei model is better option than purchasing a brand new Google Pixel XL. If for whatever we came late to let us with one, Pixel XL will be there waiting in the official store and others that they marketed it.