October 1, 2015

Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X Vs iPhone 6s Vs iPhone 6s Plus – Specs Comparison

Google has unveiled a pair of new Nexus phones yesterday namely the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, which are the Chromecast Streaming handsets. The two handsets announced by the Google look pretty good with handsome features. Nexus 5X is manufactured by LG whereas Nexus 6P is manufactured by Huawei and both these handsets were wrapped off by Google in the largest Event at San Fransisco. However, it might not be a huge and much awaiting event like Apple iPhone Event. As the search engine giant, Google launched the pair of Nexus phones, it inevitable that the new Nexus handsets have pretty good features and specifications not less than Apple’s iPhone series. To know much about the new Nexus phones whether the specs of new handsets beat the specs of Apple iPhone 6S phones or not. Let us compare the newly launched Nexus phones with the Apple’s pair of iPhones. Here is the comparison of specifications between Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Comparison: Nexus Series Vs iPhone Series


Similar to Apple, Google also announced two new Nexus smartphones with slight variations in their screen size. The new Nexus 6P made by Huawei features a 5.7-inch display and the other phone paired with Nexus 6P is Nexus 5X that features a 5.2-inch display screen.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - specs In terms of display, both the Nexus phones are larger than the Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.


The screen resolution of both the Nexus phones comes with an enhanced pixel count. Nexus 6P comes with 2560 x 1440 resolution whereas the Nexus 5X comes with 1920 x 1080 resolution.

iPhone 6s and 6s plusEven Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 similar to Nexus 5X but the iPhone 6s Plus got belittled by the Google’s new Nexus phones.

Operating system

Nexus 6P made by Huawei and Nexus 5X made by LG uses latest operating system Android 6.0, or Android Marshmallow that features custom browser tabs, app deep linking, new app permissions and native fingerprint reader support for Android Pay.

Apple showcased iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus uses latest operating system iOS 9 that comes with high-end features such as 3D Touch press-and-hold input gesture, a smart personal digital assistant Siri, Apple Music and the News app.


The Nexus 6P uses a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) processor whereas the Nexus 5X uses a 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8o8 processor. Snapdragon processor is fast and it is understood that the overheating issue in the earlier devices has been rectified.

Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus uses a 64-bit A9 with an embedded M9 graphics coprocessor. Apple newly designed these two phones with  the A9 chip and it is 60 percent faster than the A8 chip. It is believed that the A9 processor is likely the fastest mobile chip in the current market. We can see the increase of speed in both the iPhones while loading apps and web pages.


Nexus 6P comes with a 12.3-megapixel camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 1.5µ pixels, IR laser-assisted autofocus that supports 4K video recording and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera whereas Nexus 5X comes with a 12.3-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Nexus phones - camera

iPhone 6s Plus comes with a 12-megapixel camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1.22µ pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera supporting 4K video recording.

Specs Comparison - Nexus Vs iPhone 6s plus

iPhone 6s sports a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera which is capable of recording videos with 1080p and also enables 4K resolution.

Nexus 6P Vs Nexus 5X Vs iPhone 6s Vs iPhone 6s Plus

The whole specs comparison of all the four new flagship smartphones is given in the table below. If you wish to check out complete specifications and information about the price and other features, you can have a look at the table so that you can understand the variations among all the four handsets in the best way. Check out the specs comparison of Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus.

Specs Nexus 6P Nexus 5X iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus
Display 5.7-inch 5.2-inch 4.7-inch 5.5-inch
Screen Resolution 2660 x 1440,518 ppi 1920 x 1080, 424 ppi 1334 x 750, 326 ppi 1920 x 1080, 401 ppi
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8o8 Apple A9 with M9 Graphics Co-processor Apple A9 with M9 Graphics Co-processor
RAM 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Storage


32 GB

64 GB

128 GB

16 GB

32 GB


16 GB

64 GB

128 GB

16 GB

64 GB

128 GB

Expandable Storage No No No No
Rear Camera


12.3 MP 12.3 MP 12 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 5 MP 5 MP 5 MP
Operating System Android 6.0, Marshmallow Android 6.0, Marshmallow iOS 9 iOS 9
Thickness 7.3 mm 7.9 mm 7.1 mm 7.3 mm
Dimensions 159.3 x 77.8 mm 147 x 72.6 mm 138.3 x 67.1 mm 158.2 x 77.9 mm
Weight 178 gm 136 gm 143 gm 192 gm
Fingerprint Sensor Nexus Imprint Nexus Imprint Touch ID Touch ID
4K Video Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Lightning Port Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Lightning Port
Battery 3450 mAh 2700 mAh 1715 mAh 2750 mAh
Colors Aluminium, Graphite, Frost Carbon, Quartz, Ice Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Price $499 $379 $649 $749

These are the complete specifications of all the four new flagship phones. Now, you might have understood the variations in the specifications of Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P pricing is relatively less compared to Apple iPhone 6s pricing. If you have much concern about performance and don’t bother about the price, then obviously Apple iPhone 6s phones can be your first choice. Hope, this specs comparison helps you in the best way to sort out the specs and find out the best one among all the new flagship phones.

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Imran Uddin

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