At a press event in San Francisco, Google unveiled the latest updates to the Nexus device lineup. It's coming in the form of two new phones: the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X, developed by LG, and the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P, developed by Huawei.
Both devices pack the latest and greatest that these hardware manufacturers have to offer. They're equipped with a 12.3-megapixel camera that shoots 4K video, run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and pack fingerprint readers so you can quickly unlock your devices, or pay for purchases with Android Pay.
But the flagship smartphone space is fierce, with competitors from Samsung and Apple offering most, if not all, of the same features. Let's see how the beefier of the new Nexus phones compares to two of the current smartphone juggernauts, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6S.
Google Nexus 6P Specs comparisons
|Google Nexus 6P||Apple iPhone 6S||Samsung Galaxy S6||Sony Xperia Z5 Premium|
|Display||5.7-inch AMOLED with 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution||4.7-inch IPS with 1,334 x 750-pixel resolution||5.1-inch AMOLED with 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution||5.5-inch IPS with 3,840 x 2,160-pixel resolution|
|Dimensions (imperial)||6.27 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches||5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches||5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches||6.07 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches|
|Dimensions (metric)||159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3mm||138.3 x67.1 x 7.1mm||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm||154.4x76.0x7.8 mm|
|Weight||6.27 ounces (178g)||5.04 ounces (143g)||4.8 ounces (138g)||6.34 ounces (180g)|
|Mobile operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Apple iOS 9||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Google Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Camera, video||12.3-megapixel, ultra HD video (4K), 240fps slow motion video||12-megapixel, ultra HD video (4K), 240fps slow motion video||16-megapixel, ultra HD video (4K), 120fps slow motion video||23-megapixel, ultra HD video (4K), 120fps slow motion video|
|Optical image stabilization||No||No (only 6S Plus)||Yes||Yes|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810||64-bit A9 chip with M9||Octa-core Exynos 7420||Octa-core Snapdragon 810|
|Storage||32GB, 64GB, 128GB||16GB, 64GB and 128GB||32GB, 64GB and 128GB||32GB|
|Expandable storage||No||No||No||Up to 200GB|
|Wireless charging||No||No||Yes, PMA and Qi||No|
|Battery||Nonremovable 3,450mAh||Nonremovable 1,715mAh||Nonremovable 2,550mAh||Nonremovable 3,430mAh|
|Starting price (US)||$499||$650||$650, but varies||TBD|
There is, of course, far more to consider than raw specs. USB-C unlocks a lot of potential, and the new Nexus phones both support, Google's nascent mobile wireless service. But Apple's latest smartphones offer things like 3D touch, which has the potential .
I won't wade into the debate between app availability on the Apple App Store and Google Play, as fans of either platform have likely made their minds up there. And while these numbers give us a general idea of how the new Nexus will hold up, we'll need to get some actual testing done to truly know more.
We'll ultimately need to get our hands on these new devices to before making a final judgement, but hopefully these numbers will help you get a better idea of what's in store.