What is the difference between Nexus 6P and Nexus 6?

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 29 Sep 2015

Nexus 6P

Wondering what is the difference between last year’s Motorola-made Nexus 6 and this year’s Huawei-made Nexus 6P? Quite a lot actually, both externally and internally.

While the Nexus 6 only featured a metallic chassis, the Nexus 6P comes with a metal unibody design. While the latter comes with a smaller 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, it still retains its Quad HD resolution, which means it has a more pixel packed display than its predecessor.

Nexus 6P

As for the other changes between the Nexus 6P and Nexus 6, you can find them below:

  • Smaller 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display on Nexus 6P
  • Aero grade all-metal aluminium body
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset
    • Octa-core 64-bit chipset with Adreno 430 GPU
    • Nexus 6 featured a quad-core 32-bit Snapdragon 805 chipset with Adreno 420 GPU
  • The amount of RAM — 3GB — remains the same on both devices, but the Nexus 6P features faster and lower power consuming LPDDR4 type RAM
  • 12.3MP rear camera (down slightly from the 13MP shooter found on the Nexus 6)
    • No OIS.
    • However, the 12.3MP sensor features larger 1.55u pixel that should help it perform better in low-light
    • Slow-mo video recording at up to 240fps
  • 8MP front shooter (up from the paltry 2MP shooter)
  • Fingerprint scanner called Nexus Imprint
  • Louder front-facing stereo speakers
  • More storage options: 32GB/64GB/128GB
  • USB Type-C port
  • Bigger 3450mAh battery
  • No Qi wireless charging
  • Two new color options: Gold and Silver
  • Slightly cheaper (when compared to the launch price of Nexus 6)

The Nexus 6P is easily the best Nexus that Google has released in the last few years. Compared to the Nexus 6, the device is a huge upgrade in almost every way. The smaller screen size should also help in making the Nexus 6P feel more phone like.

The Nexus 6P is already available for pre-order in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Ireland, and Canada.