Nexus 6P vs Pixel XL – Old Flagship vs New One


Google is known for usually teaming up with other major tech companies and launching great devices. In fact, back in the fall of 2015 Google worked together with Huawei and launched Nexus 6P. The device was considered as one of the best Android powered smartphones ever and it was Google’s flagship device until a few months ago when Pixel XL was launched. The Pixel brand is the first ever Google-made line of devices and today we’re going to take Pixel XL and see how it faces against the older Nexus 6P in terms of display and hardware improvements.


Both devices feature the same QHD AMOLED display technology but there’s a slight difference in terms of size and ppi. Pixel XL comes with a 5.5 inch display while Nexus 6P features a bigger 5.7 inch one and Pixel XL ships with a pixel density of 534ppi while Nexus 6P features a pixel density of 518ppi. It’s safe to say that the devices are close equals in the display department.

Hardware Performances

As everyone expects, the performance department goes into Pixel XL’s way. The flagship device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 128GB of internal storage space. On the other hand, Nexus 6P ships with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor that’s paired with 3GB of RAM and either 32, 64 and 128GB of storage space. Both smartphones come with the same large 3,450 mAh battery that’s been optimized to last days on end.


While we went only over the display and hardware department, it can clearly be seen that Pixel XL comes with better hardware parts. In fact, while Nexus 6P provides users with stable performances it pales in comparison with Pixel XL’s impressively smooth performances.

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