Huawei’s Nexus 6P and Huawei Mate S are the two Android phones released in the latter half of 2015. The Chinese company built the Nexus 6P in collaboration with Google, while the Mate S is Huawei’s own product.

Huawei is known for making impressive hardware for its products. The latest two, Nexus 6P and Mate S, prove Huawei’s consistency with their amazing features, states Android Central. Here’s a comparative review of the two devices.

The Nexus 6P sports a 5.7-inch WHQD display packed with 2K resolution. Built out of aluminium, the phone boasts of a strong build. The Mate S, on the other hand, has a slightly smaller screen measuring 5.5-inch packed with 1080p display resolution.

Both are premium in feel and look, but the Nexus 6P is better than the Mate S in some major areas. The Nexus 6P has front-facing speakers that produce high quality sound, but the Mate S has a single speaker at the bottom of the phone that produces comparatively poor sound quality.

Both phones run on different versions of Android. The Nexus 6P runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, whereas the Mate S is powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based on EMUI 3.1 user interface. However, the EMUI customization undermines Mate S’s performance and makes it less efficient than the Nexus 6P.

A hotly debated discussion on the Huawei community forum shows negative feedbacks from users on their EMUI 3.1 experience.

“EMUI is flawed in the sense that it has removed all the core features of Android Lollipop,” says Benburt. Another user complains, “These great new features are all broken or missing from EMUI 3.1. Why? Losing these features pretty much kills the appeal of a Lollipop upgrade.”

As far as battery life is concerned, the Nexus 6P wins the battle with a bigger and more powerful 3,450mAH battery than the Huawei Mate 8’s 2,700mAH battery. Both the devices have a fingerprint scanner placed at the rear side. The phones have two different processors, while the Nexus 6P is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Adreno 430 GPU, the Mate has octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 in it.

A round-up of the aforementioned features suggest that the Nexus 6P has better performance, software and battery than the Mate S.

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