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Nexus 6 VS Galaxy S6 – Which One Is The Best?

Last Updated On: August 5, 2017

If you are an owner of Nexus 6 smartphone and want to upgrade your Nexus 6 smartphone with all new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. Still confused about the specification? So don’t worry, here we have mentioned the whole comparison between the Galaxy S6 and Nexus 6 smartphone. So, find out the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone can beat the Moto’s Nexus 6 smartphone or not.

In March 2015, The Galaxy S6 smartphone was launched by the Samsung with lots of features. While the Nexus 6 smartphone was launched in October 2014 By Moto. The All new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone comes with a large 5.1 inches of display that offers bright and sharp colors while watching movies and gaming. While the Nexus 6 smartphone comes with an XL 5.96 inches of AMOLED display that offers more sharp and bright visuals while multitasking or gaming.

For the photography, the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone comes with a high resolution 16.0 megapixels of primary autofocus camera, while the Nexus 6 smartphone comes with 13.0 megapixels of primary autofocus camera.

Nexus 6 vs Galaxy s6 Comparison

Display and Design

The Nexus 6 smartphone comes with a large 5.96 inches high-resolution QHD 2560 x 1440 pixels AMOLED display that protected by the 3rd Generation Corning Gorilla Glass protection to protect display against scratches and accidental drops.

While the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone comes with a 5.1 inches of high-resolution QHD 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution Super AMOLED display. The Display of Galaxy S6 smartphone supports the 577 pixels per inches of pixel density. While the display of Nexus 6 smartphone supports only 493 PPI. In term of display comparison, the display of the Samsung Galaxy S6 cannot compete with the Nexus 6 display.

Coming to the design, the Nexus 6 smartphone looks similar to the Moto X smartphone. The Nexus 6 smartphone also features a same body design and configuration which looks like the Moto X smartphone. The Nexus 6 smartphone has an aluminum frame along with the curved polycarbonate rear panel that offers perfect grip while calling. While the front panel of the smartphone is made of glass material.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone comes with a full metal + glass combination body design that look premium and elegant. On the rear side of the smartphone, you will find the Rear camera sensor, LED flash, and Samsung branding. So, regarding the body design, again the Nexus 6 is a winner if compare to Galaxy S6 smartphone.

Camera and Operating System

For the Photography, the Nexus 6 smartphone comes with 13.0 megapixels of high-resolution SONY IMX214 f2.0 aperture autofocus primary camera with Dual LED ring flash that you can use to capture high-quality, bright photos and videos even in low light. The primary camera of the Nexus 6 smartphone also supports the other camera features like HDR+, Panorama, PhotoSphere, Lens Blur, 4K UHD Video, Optical Image Stabilization, etc.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone comes with a 16.0 megapixels CMOS autofocus primary camera with single LED flash that allows you to capture high-quality photos and videos in low light condition. It also supports the other primary camera features like HDR, Panorama, timer, Touch Focus, Palm Capture, Voice capture, etc.

For the selfie, the Nexus 6 smartphone comes with 2.0 megapixels of front facing fixed focus selfie camera with lots of features. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone has 5.0 megapixels of CMOS fixed focus front facing camera with that can capture high-quality photos.

The Nexus 6 smartphone runs on Google’s Stock Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating system with all latest Google Apps. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone runs on TouchWiz UI that based on Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating system.

Performance and Storage

For the faster performance, the Nexus 6 smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad Core 2.7Ghz of 64-bit processor along with the 3GB of RAM. For the QHD graphics, the Nexus 6 smartphone comes with an Adreno 420 GPU that able to render QHD quality graphics while multitasking or gaming.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone comes with a Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa Core 1.5 GHz of 64-bit processor along with the 3GB of LPDDR type RAM for faster and smooth performance. For the graphics, the Galaxy S6 smartphone has Mali-T760MP8 graphics chipset that offers high-quality graphics while multitasking or gaming.

For the storage, the Nexus 6 smartphone comes with a 32GB internal onboard storage without any expandable option to expand device storage. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone also comes with the same 32GB Internal storage without the expandable option.

Connectivity and Battery

For the connectivity, the Nexus 6 smartphone has latest 4G LTE connectivity including the 3G, 2G, and Edge. The Nexus 6 smartphone also supports the other connectivity features like WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, FM, Micro USB, USB OTG, and 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack. Sensors on the Nexus 6 smartphone include the Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass, and ambient light sensor.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone also comes with a latest 4G LTE connectivity including the 3G, 2G, and Edge. The Galaxy S6 smartphone also supports the other connectivity features like WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual Band 2.4Ghz + 5.0Ghz MIMO, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Infrared, ANT+, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, FM, MicroUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack. Sensors on the Galaxy S6 smartphone include Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, HR Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Hall Sensor, and Proximity Sensor.

The Nexus 6 smartphone backed by a massive 3220mAh Li-Ion Non Removable battery with Ultra Quick Charging technology that offers up to 24 Hours of talk time on the 2G network. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone comes with 2550mAh li-ion Non Removable battery that provides up to 17 hours of talk time on the 3G network.

Samsung galaxy s6 vs nexus 6 comparision

Specifications Nexus 6 Samsung Galaxy S6
MANUFACTURER Motorola Samsung
Operating System Stock Android (Android 5.0 Lollipop) TouchWiz UI (Android 5.0 Marshmallow)
Display 5.96-inch AMOLED QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 493 PPI) 5.1-inch, Super AMOLED QHD, (2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 577 PPI)
Rear Camera 13 MP f/2.0 aperture auto-focus with Dual LED ring Flash 16 MP f/1.9 aperture auto-focus with Single LED
Front Camera 2.0 Megapixel 5 Megapixel
Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-Core, 2.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 7420, Quad Core, 1.5 GHz
Graphics Adreno 420 GPU Mali-T760MP8
Memory & Storage 3 GB & 32 GB 3GB & 32GB
Dimensions (mm) 159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 143.40 x 70.50 x 6.80
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/c/d 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/c/d 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, ANT+, IR, WiFi Direct
Battery 3,220 mAh 2,550 mAh
Sensors Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass, and ambient light sensor. Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, HR Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Hall Sensor, and Proximity Sensor
Ports Single USB/Single Nano SIM slot/3.5 mm audio jack Single USB 2.0/Single Nano SIM slot/3.5 mm audio jack
Colour Midnight Blue Gold, Black, White, Teal
Release Date Oct-14 Mar-15

We hope this article about Nexus 6 vs Galaxy s6 smartphone has cleared your confusion. So which one will you select if you are planning to buy anyone of these smartphones? Share your reviews in the comments below.

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Lucky Sharma is Engineering Students & he loves to write about tech and gadget, He is a senior editor at Theandroidportal & He also manages publishing videos on our official YouTube channel.

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