This is a fight of some of the ideal, top-of-the-line, Android models you have the right to buy featuring the latest smartphones from Alphabet/Google (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report (GOOG) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class C Report - the Nexus 5X and also Nexus 6P - versus Samsung's (SSNLF) Galaxy S6 and S6 edge+ released previously this year.

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Samsung's latest gadgets are near state-of-the-art. In specific, the nearly 3D-high quality of the S6 edge+'s twin-curved screen is an amazing success.

But, both brand-new Nexus models, specifically the slim 5X, through its near-perfect fit for any sized hand also are just as, if not more appealing. The brand-new Nexus phones are arguably, some of the finest Android phones, ever before.


Manufactured by LG (the 5X) and Huawei (the 6P), both phones run the latest Android operating system, Marshmallow. The Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch, 1920 by 1080 pixels, 423 ppi) touchscreen and the 6P sporting activities a 5.7-inch display screen (2560 by 1440 pixels, 518 ppi).

Inside the 5X is a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm (QCOM) - Get QUALCOMM Incorporated Report Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of inner storage and 12.3 and 5 megapixel camages (earlier and also front). The larger 6P supplies a 2.0 GHz, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor mated to 3 GB of RAM, 32, 64 or 128 GB of storage plus 12.3 and also 8 megapixel cameras.

Samsung's handsets usage processors designed and produced internally. Both Samsung tools usage a quad-core, 1.5 GHz Exynos 7420 chip mated to quad-core graphics processors. The S6 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED touchdisplay screen (2560 by 1440 pixels, 577 ppi) while the S6 edge+'s distinct, double-curved display screen actions 5.7-inches (2560 by 1440 pixels, 518 ppi).

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Tbelow is additionally a smaller sized, double-curved display design through specifications otherwise equivalent to the Galaxy S6 (our Galaxy edge review).


Google has actually really upped its game with these 2 new phones. The slightly larger Nexus 5X is now the very same dimension as Motorola's third-generation Moto X. The 5X is actually a little thinner. The 6P is the exact same size as last year's Nexus 6 but through no annoying battery hump on the ago is a lot much easier to hold.

With the brand-new Nexus devices you have the right to select Google's low-cost Project Fi cellular business. It provides a mix of Sprint, T-Mobile networks plus Wi-Fi calling. Both phones register nearly 100% signal toughness on Project Fi. Voice calls sounded good.

Due to the fact that they're the first phones to ship with Android 6.0, these new handsets have actually a leg up on Samsung and the remainder of the competition. You gain to reap Android's brand-new functions prior to just around everybody else.

In 6.0, 0 there's the brand-new "Now on Tap" feature that permits you to ask for more indevelopment around what's shown on your display screen. The new operating system additionally supports fingerprint acknowledgment and also boosted battery life. Our test units' battery packs drainpipe at the exact same price as various other, recent, massive Android phones.

Nexus phones don't encompass any extra apps. Samsung continues to add branded apps such as music playback and also protection programs. While the variety of additional apps has actually been decreased over time, they still take up valuable storage area. 

The brand-new Nexus phones are presently available for pre-order. Prices start at $379 for the 5X/16GB design. Add $50 for what we think is the finest option - a 5X with 32GB.  A Nexus 6P with 32GB is $499. Add $50 for the 64GB or $150 for 128GB versions.

Samsung Galaxy S6 models range from roughly $530 (for the 32GB Galaxy S6) to more than $700 for an unlocked GSM S6 edge+.

Overall Score for Nexus 5P: 8.9/10Overall Score for Nexus 6P: 8.7/10Overall Score for Samsung Galaxy S6: 8.5/10Overall Score for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: 8.6/10

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks stated.

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