Google's Nexus 6P is the new iPhone killer; comes in $300 cheaper

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Purported photos of the Huawei Nexus 6 (2015) Image via Droid Life (Twitter)

Google's newly unveiled Nexus 6P just might be the new iPhone 6S Plus killer. And one reason’s because Apple's current flagship smartphone costs $300 or AU$417 more.

The Nexus 6P and the iPhone 6s Plus were launched three weeks apart but Tech Times said in a review that the former compares very favorably to the latter. The Nexus 6P's 64 GB variant can be purchased for $549 or AU$763 while Apple's 64 GB version of the iPhone 6S Plus costs $849 or AU$1,180.

The report also said Google collaborated with Huawei to manufacture the Nexus 6P while Apple commissioned Samsung to develop the iPhone 6s Plus and its A9 processor.

Despite the huge price difference, the Nexus 6P seems to feature more pixels than the iPhone 6s Plus' Retina HD display. The former's WQHD AMOLED display has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels while the latter only has 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.

Moreover, the Nexus 6P's 5.7-inch touch screen that’s only a bit larger than the iPhone 6s Plus' 5.5-inch display has more pixels per square inch with a pixel density of 518 ppi. The Cupertino-based tech giant's current flagship smartphone only features 401 ppi.

As regards the Nexus 6P's horsepower, the phone is powered by a second generation octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. The iPhone 6s Plus, meanwhile, has an A9 processor that Tech Times reports is 70 percent faster than the CPU installed in the iPhone 6 Plus' A8 processor.

Camera-wise, the smartphone from Google also seems to have bested the iPhone 6S Plus as it’s got a 12.3 megapixel primary rear camera and an 8 megapixel selfie taker. Apple's smartphone, on the other hand, only features a 12 megapixel shooter and a 5 megapixel camera that can be used for FaceTime.

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