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Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: Time to upgrade?

Google’s changing things up this year with a new naming scheme for its flagship phones, swapping the old Nexus brand for a duo of Pixel handsets. But let’s be honest, the Pixel XL is still a sequel to the Nexus 6P. Both devices offer the best Android has to offer, along with high-end hardware, a sleek design and a big beautiful display.

If the Nexus 6P is your current daily driver you may be thinking about trading up for the Pixel XL. We’re here to help with a detailed spec comparison for the two smartphones. Take a look at the table below to see how Google’s new smartphone compares to last year’s model.

Google is also trying out a new design for its latest smartphones. We were big fans of the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, and we’re still not sure what to think of the Pixel XL’s new style. Check out the galleries below to decide which model you prefer.

Google Pixel XL Gallery

Nexus 6P Gallery


Google Pixel XL

Huawei Nexus 6P

Display Size

5.5-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display (534 ppi)

5.7-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display (515 ppi)
Display Type

AMOLED QHD

WQHD AMOLED
Operating System

Android 7.1 (at launch)

Android 6.0 (at launch)
Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1
RAM

4GB

3GB
Storage

  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

External Storage

No

No
Main Camera (Back)

12.3MP

12.3MP
Secondary Camera (Front)

8MP

8MP
Networks

  • CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • GSM: Quad-band GSM
  • FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
  • LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
  • LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12 B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41
  • TDD LTE: B 41
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/8
  • CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
  • CDMA: BC0/1/10
  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • LTE (FDD): B2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/30
  • LTE (TDD): B41
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 5 GHz)
Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth 4.2
Battery

3450mAh

3450mAh
NFC

Yes

Yes
Connectivity

  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C

Sensors

  • Accelerometer / Gyrometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Hall
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity/ALS
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity

GPS

  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital Compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

Height

154.72 mm (6.09 inches)

159.4 mm (6.28 inches)
Width

75.74 mm (2.98 inches)

77.8 mm (3.06 inches)
Depth

8.58 mm (0.34 inches)

7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight

168 g (5.93 oz)

178 g (6.28 oz)
Colors

Black, Blue, Silver

Aluminium, Frost, Graphite

Article source: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/10/04/google-pixel-xl-vs-nexus-6p-comparison/