The Google Nexus 6P has lived on to be one of the best ever Nexus phones to be manufactured and this is all thanks to Chinese OEM Huawei.
The phone has class, speed, features and a great camera – things you can only get in a flagship device. As if trying to follow up the success of the Nexus 6P – an occurrence that led to the company’s name being known across borders – the OEM has a Huawei Mate 8 smartphone that could easily be mistaken for a Huawei Nexus 6P.
The two have some of the best designs, top-notch display, and specs as well as amazing cameras and battery life. You will definitely love the kind of performance either of them gives. But will you have them both? Probably not. As a result, here is a closer look at the two phones in a bid to establish how they compare, especially in terms of specs.
Display size and hardware specs
The Google Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen that features a QHD 1440p resolution and has Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 on top of it. You get the same Glass 4 technology on the 6-inch LCD 1080p screen on the Huawei Mate 8, which makes the former’s display slightly sharper than the latter.
Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 810 SoC powering the Google Nexus 6P whereas the Huawei Mate 8 has a HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC. There is an Adreno 430 GPU on the Nexus 6P while the Mate 8 has a Mali-T880 MP4 unit.
The two phones come with the same amount of RAM – 3GB – but the Huawei Mate 8 has a high-end variant that comes with 4GB RAM. This model also comes with 64GB of onboard storage as opposed to the 32GB you get on the base model. As for the Google Nexus 6P, there are three storage options of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. While there is no microSD card slot on the Nexus 6P, you get one that can accommodate up to 256GB on the Mate 8.
There is a 3450mAh battery unit in the Nexus 6P and a 4000mAh unit in the Mate 8, but both batteries are not removable.
Software and camera
The Google Nexus 6P has already received an update to Android Nougat, but the Huawei Mate 8 is still running on Android Marshmallow. When the company plans to roll out the Nougat update is still unknown, but it should happen at some point.
As for the cameras, there is a 12.3MP snapper on the back of the Nexus 6P and an 8MP sensor on the front. The same selfie camera is used on the Huawei Mate 8, but the rear snapper gets a 16MP lens. Both units have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.