Google Nexus 6P is Still a Great iPhone 7 Plus Alternative, Despite its Age

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are upon us and probably many have already spent their hundreds of dollars in getting these handsets. For those are yet to, you may want to check out the Google Nexus 6P.

The Huawei-made Nexus 6P is indeed a great option for those who are not so brand conscious. One thing to look at is the specs sheet of the handset when put head to head with the larger iPhone 7 Plus. This, when further compared with the prices of the two phones will for sure make you want to rethink their decisions to buy a new iPhone 7 Plus.

For starters, the Google Nexus 6P and iPhone 7 Plus have superb designs that will definitely catch your eye no matter what. Their sweet designs, however, mean that they both get a non-removable battery, with the Nexus 6P getting the better of Apple’s phablet with its 3450mAh unit as opposed to the 2900mAh unit on the latter.

The two phones have impressive display units. Where the Nexus 6P comes with an AMOLED panel of 5.7 inches in size and QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch LCD screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Apple has done some impressive works on the camera, packing the iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-lens rear snapper of 12MP. Where the first lens is standard, the second provides up to 2x optical zoom, which is where the Google Nexus 6P loses the battle. The latter has a 12.3MP snapper at the back that comes with a great list of features, but unlike the iPhone 7 Plus, it lacks OIS. The selfie camera of the Nexus 6P has an 8MP lens while the Apple phablet has a 7MP shooter.

Under the hood, the two phones have some slight similarities. They both come with a 3GB RAM, but the iPhone 7 Plus runs on Apple’s A10 SoC as opposed to the Snapdragon 810 that powers the Google Nexus 6P. You also get iOS 10 on the Apple device while the Nexus 6P is currently running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest Android OS.

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In terms of storage, the two phones have three options. Where the Google Nexus 6P comes with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options, the iPhone 7 Plus has 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. There is no microSD card support on both phones. These different storage options also attract different price tags. The base model of the Google Nexus 6P is priced at $499 while the 64GB unit costs $549. The high-end unit is priced at $649. However, you can still get this phone at huge discounts as the release of its successor draws closer, somewhere below $400 for the base model.

On the other hand, the base model of the iPhone 7 Plus is priced at $749. To get the 128GB variant, you need $849 while the high-end 256GB variant is priced at $949.

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