iPhone 7 Plus vs Nexus 6P Review: 2015 Google Phone Still A Worthy Match vs The 2016 Apple Flagship

21 September 2016, 8:33 am EDT By AnishAsokan Mobile & Apps
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: The new iPhone 7 is displayed on a table at an Apple store in Manhattan on September 16, 2016 in New York City. People around the globe waited in long lines to be among the first to purchase both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The phones offer longer battery life, faster browsing, a better camera and do not have a traditional headphone jack. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  ( Spencer Platt / Staff )

After the recent launch of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, many tech-savvy users and enthusiasts are quick to jump the gun and avail the phone. Still, it is always a good idea to browse your options. In case you're still looking out in the market, here is a comparison between the iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Nexus 6P.

In terms of design and build, both the flagship smartphones have a wide variety of color options. The iPhone 7 Plus weighs more at 188 g, compared to 178 g of the Nexus 6P.

When it comes to display, the Nexus 6P is 5.7", whereas the iPhone 7 Plus is 5.5". The Nexus smartphone scores over the iPhone7 Plus in display resolution at 2560 x 1440, approximately 29 percent sharper according to the Neurogadget.

There is no pressure sensitive display on any of the Nexus phones. On Apple's iPhones, a harder touch from a user will bring in various shortcuts, an action similar to right click in laptop/computer.

In terms of processor power, Apple's A10 Fusion quadcore 2.3 Ghz in the iPhone7 Plus is slightly faster than Google's Snapdragon 810 octa-core 2 Ghz present in the Nexus 6P.

The megapixel count for both phones is similar. The rear camera of the iPhone7 Plus is slightly wider, which helps in shooting in low-light conditions. With a second rear camera, the iPhone7 Plus scores highly over the Nexus 6 and even provides a much better optical zoom. Plus, the Apple phone is the only one that has a neat feature called Optimal Image stabilization, perfect for getting clearer shots.

The quick charge technology has been one of the big points for Android flagship smartphones, especially with the Nexus 6. In this case, the Apple iPhone7 falls behind not only for the charging capabilities, but also with its smaller 2900mAH battery, compared the Google phone's larger 3400 mAH.

On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus gains the upper hand with its water resistance feature, which is now capable of withstanding a dip of up to 1 meter under water.

A quick review of what we discussed is also available on  The Verge.

So who is the winner? The Nexus 6P was originally launched in 2015, whereas the iPhone7 Plus was out this September. Despite the age gap, the Google Nexus 6P still brings in a tough competition against the iPhone7. If you are more of a shutterbug and outdoor person, then the latest Apple phone might be your best bet.

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