Nexus 6p vs iPhone 6s plus..

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  1. Rbtrucking macrumors member

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    What are your thoughts? I currently own the iPhone 6s plus and overall I'm happy but I missthe customization of Android. I am coming from a Note 5 which was a good phone but I got tired of touchwiz. Anyone here that own both and can tell me which one they prefer and why?
     
  2. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Is the Nexus 6P even in the hands of customers yet to do a fair comparison between the two? I haven't seen many reviews for the Nexus 6P yet. I preordered the Nexus 6P and was given a 4 week wait time. However, I quickly canceled my order once I got my Sim Free 6S Plus. I knew this was the perfect phone for me right out of the box. :)
     
  3. Rbtrucking thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya there are quite a few reviews for it out on youtube already and I actually see a lot of them on craigslist already but ya coming from the Google store they are back ordered. I actually found someone on Craigslist though with a brand new one still in the box that is willing to trade for my 6s plus which is why I am wondering. Spec wise the Nexus is better with the quad hd super amoled display and higher cpu specs but that doesn't always mean in real life usage it will run as good as the iPhone.
     
  4. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly right about the Specs. With Apple it's never been about the specs, but rather how well the iPhone performs with what it has. I've had the Nexus line before and while they always brag about the higher specs, actual usage of the devices is a whole other thing. Time will tell with the new Nexus 6P, though.
     
  5. lamborghini392, Nov 11, 2015
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    Wait for an iOS 9.1 jailbreak and customization problem solved. Had more fun with a jailbreak than I did with my rooted GS4.

    I will say the Nexus 6P is the closest Android phone to an iOS experience though. Updates directly through google, no bloatware, great optimization because it's vanilla Android on common hardware, etc... Overall an extremely well rounded phone. The fingerprint sensor is as fast as the iPhone 6S's (iPhone takes slightly longer because of animations) and it doesn't suffer from Touchwiz's terrible RAM optimization, meaning all 3GB of RAM is usable. In real life usage I doubt you will notice much of a performance difference between the two, besides maybe loading speeds since the 6S Plus has insane flash storage. Have heard some complaints about the 6P's battery life, possibly an issue relative to individual usage rather than a universal one... just something to look out for.

    I know most people on this website will probably give you a biased opinion, but honestly both are great phones, it just depends on whether you want iOS or Android. But the 6S Plus is an amazing phone and since you already own it, you'd be kinda silly to get rid of it.

    IMO, if I were to have gone with an Android phone instead of my 6S, it would've been the Nexus 6P.
     
  6. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Here are my thoughts, if you miss the customization, get an ANDROID, problem solved.
     
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  8. Rbtrucking thread starter macrumors member

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    I've never owned a Huawei. What's that supposed to mean, bad?
     
  9. Rbtrucking thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the great insight, you're absolutely right about jail breaking. I jail broke my 6 plus and really loved it! That's definitely something to consider and especially considering what those developers will do with 3d touch on the jail break community is very exciting!
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Camera not as good, battery life not as good, processor not as fast, build quality good but not fabulous, it's ugly and it runs android. It's a great phone and probably the best value for money smartphone on the market but there are better Android phones. It all depends on what features are important to you, as no phone is perfect. Price-wise the Nexus 6P is a win and if you're an Android fan then I'm sure you'd enjoy it.
     
  11. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Wait until Google comment on the camera strip cracking and structural bending issue.
     
  12. Rbtrucking thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya I heard about that too actually. Wasn't sure if it was an isolated incident or widespread.
     
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  15. Laserducky macrumors regular

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    About 2 years back, my Nexus tablet fell 2 feet onto a soft carpeted floor and that's it : it just refused to switch on.

    That's the last Nexus device I ever bought. Specs wise they were very good, performance wise, excellent but very poor build quality : Easy to snap and break. My 2 cents.

    Cheers !

    Edit: Price wise they were very good as well.
     
  16. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    U would get ripped off big time with the nexus 6p trade for iPhone 6s Plus.

    The msrp for 6P base model is $499

    Msrp for base 6s plus is $749.

    That's over a $250 price difference.

    Plus the 6P seller received $50 google play credit if they pre ordered. Not sure if that's included in the deal or they already added to their google account.

    They need to bring at least $150 cash to the table to trade for a 4-6 week old iPhone 6s Plus
     
  17. apeaceofstrange macrumors member

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    I've had the 6p for about 24 hours now and I think it'll go back. It's an awesome phone but I think I'll be staying with the 6s plus. The fingerprint scanner on the back is less convenient than the front to me, and stock android is difficult to use one handed on such a big device. It seems faster than the 6s though and the camera seems on par or better minus ois.
     
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    I use both. My current iOS phone is a iP6S, my current Android phone is a Nexus 6.

    There's a lot of FUD being spread here that's pure BS. Typical of Apple devotees that haven't had a true Android experience were they took responsibility to learn it, as they have iPhone. These are DIFFERENT Mobile OS's with distinctly difference characteristics. "Mine fell on soft carpet and broke" Oh please I have a hard time believing that.

    With little to no knowledge of materials they love to bash plastic which is one of the best materials in the world for a vast number of products. Yet elitist snobby Apple worshippers claim it's inferior.

    "Structural Bending is a problem" It's highly likely this person doesn't even know what structural bending is. It just goes on and on when I read the crap they claim.

    Well known as having a superiority complex, Steve Jobs and crew, which is now Tim Cook and crew are so busy blowing smoke and patting each other on the back it's not even funny. Yes, they make tons of money, Yes iPhones are excellent, but it that is true, then why do all they haters go out of their way to continually bring up Samsung, Google, Android et al to bash them?

    Insecurity is why. These people cannot be happy with what they have in Apple, they've got to bash the other makes.
    Shallow indeed.
     
  19. Laserducky macrumors regular

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    Just because people here may post negative reviews about Nexus or other products doesn't make them Apple apologists or fanboys nor does it make them shallow.
     
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    Not one posted a "review" or even anything specific other than telling stories of how terrible a Android phone is. I know better, when you have experience you can spot the fakers and haters a mile away.
     
  21. Laserducky macrumors regular

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    Apologies, I should have used the word 'thoughts' in place of 'reviews' as you are clearly referring to product reviews(which I was not).

    And I guess you have all the objective analysis in place to back up your views?
     
  22. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    I received a Nexus 6P on Friday and I'm very impressed with the phone. The only thing that keeps me from switching is Android unfortunately which don't get me wrong I love it and used it for 2 years and was a pretty heavy flasher of roms and Franco kernel.

    But the big thing for me is that I have 9 apps on iOS that can use touchID to lock my apps and Apple Pay is amazing especially paying from within apps. So that's one thing that Android doesn't have implemented yet and I know with time it will get better but I still like iOS better and the whole ecosystem. Plus there's also a few iOS exclusive apps that I love and would hate to give those up by switching.

    If Android Pay and more apps used the scanner then I would most likely have switched in a heart beat.

    Also forgot to mention I loved the build of the phone and the front facing speakers are amazing!!! I also have an Apple Watch which makes it even more difficult to switch because none of the current Android Wear watches interest me and they don't have Android Pay functionality.
     
  23. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Cons of the 6P are:
    Controversial SoC
    No OIS
    Suspect build quality

    Pros:
    Best Android experience bar none
    Fast updates from Google
    NFC that is actually more than a one-trick-pony
    Better camera sensor

    The rest to me such as fingerprint scanner, screen size, speaker, and so one are kind of a wash for me.
     
  24. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    I wonder why Google is not responding/supporting the build quality concerns. As nice the Nexus phones are, Google is notorious for providing almost no customer support.

    Although having a Nexus does give you vanilla Google experience (one can argue whether it's the "best" or not), it doesn't mean you get "fast" updates. I have used Nexus from the Nexus One, GNex, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5. When there's an update, Nexus users don't just receive it right away. Google rolled out the updates in batches. You could be lucky to be on the front of the line, or you could be holding the last spot in the queue. This might sound okay on superficial updates, but it is worrisome if there's a security patch in the update. Furthermore, getting updates from Google doesn't mean your phone will have longer shelf life. Case point the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4.

    Imo the most attractive model is actually the Nexus 5X. I would trust LG's quality more than Huawei's.
     
  25. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    What are you talking about, Google give great customer service when it comes too replacing phones.
     

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