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  1. jerrod6's Avatar
    Can't say anything about the camera app since the 6P takes good enough pics and stuff for me for casual everyday pic taking, but I also don't rely on a phone when I want perfect, configurable images because I use my dedicated camera for that, but if I didn't like the implementation of an app on Android or IOS I would be on the developer to improve the app, not get rid of the phone.
    11-04-2015 10:58 PM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    Native twitter apps are crap on both platforms. Use tweetbot or tweeterrific on iOS, Fenix or Talon on Android.

    For Facebook honestly I feel both are similar.

    Video editing apps, yeah iOS is better.
    11-05-2015 12:33 AM
  3. priya9898's Avatar
    I like iphone 6 plus 3d touch.
    11-06-2015 04:23 AM
  4. katielee23's Avatar
    oh why OP.. i just love Android and this 6P if only I have the $$$$ to splurge now..
    11-06-2015 07:58 AM
  5. Jmaxku's Avatar
    I love this Nexus 6P. It's fast, fingerprint reader is awesome, android pay is so cool and easy to use with the fingerprint reader. Still camera is really good. Only a couple of things that aren't as good as my 6S Plus.

    Video camera. It's slightly wobbly, the 6S Plus is super stable and is better.
    iMovie. NO real good video editing solution on the Nexus yet. I'm not talking masterpieces, just being able to bunch a few clips together with music would be good for me.
    Camera app. Stil a bit slower to use than the 6S Plus camera app, but not bad.
    Facebook and Twitter apps. Is it just me or are the FB/Twitter iOS apps so vastly superior to Android versions? For the most part, it's because they put the buttons on the bottom of the screen instead of at the very top.

    So really for those three reasons I'm still on the fence about keeping this Nexus. It's the best Nexus ever and I've had every one so it'd be weird for me to stick with the iPhone. Anything that might change my qualms?
    It makes sense that you wear fedoras.
    11-06-2015 05:07 PM
  6. Eddster's Avatar
    I love this Nexus 6P. It's fast, fingerprint reader is awesome, android pay is so cool and easy to use with the fingerprint reader. Still camera is really good. Only a couple of things that aren't as good as my 6S Plus.

    Video camera. It's slightly wobbly, the 6S Plus is super stable and is better.
    iMovie. NO real good video editing solution on the Nexus yet. I'm not talking masterpieces, just being able to bunch a few clips together with music would be good for me.
    Camera app. Stil a bit slower to use than the 6S Plus camera app, but not bad.
    Facebook and Twitter apps. Is it just me or are the FB/Twitter iOS apps so vastly superior to Android versions? For the most part, it's because they put the buttons on the bottom of the screen instead of at the very top.

    So really for those three reasons I'm still on the fence about keeping this Nexus. It's the best Nexus ever and I've had every one so it'd be weird for me to stick with the iPhone. Anything that might change my qualms?
    I think the user experience you're after ultimately depends on your use case and naturally will differ from others. I wish others would be a little more open minded about this even though this is ANDROID Central.

    If you spend a fair amount of your time using social media like Facebook and Twitter, then it makes sense that you would want what you consider to be a good experience from using those apps. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Some people don't use these much or don't use them from their phones. That, however, doesn't make the opinions of someone who does use these apps frequently on their phone any less valid. I've used these apps on both platforms and agree with OP that these apps are better on iOS, in my opinion. The iOS Facebook app is so good that I rarely ever use FB from my computer. I find that the Android FB app lags significantly behind. I don't use the regular Twitter app on either platform. I use Tweetbot, which I've found to be hands down the best Twitter experience. It's only available on iOS, and though Android has some like Fenix and Talon that come close, none match Tweetbot.

    Again, you shouldn't be attacked, or have to apologize for stating your opinion. We're adults here. People have different use cases and value different things in a phone. Some people don't want to live without file management system access on their phone or a notification light or they plain prefer more customizability options. Other people don't want to live without a full featured messaging platform that's baked in at the OS level like iMessage or day 1 OTA software updates or a low maintenance overall user experience where they feel like things "just work." To each their own. Use what works best for you.
    11-07-2015 11:32 PM
  7. syspry's Avatar
    The iPhone isn't better objectively. But for him personally maybe it is. For those of you who say all phone preferences are subjective, no they aren't. If he had wrote "The Amazon Fire phone is the best phone on the market" you'd all be spitting coffee on your keyboard laughing. If he had said "The Amazon Fire phone is the best phone on the market for my personal use" that would be different. However he didn't say that in the thread title, but he did kind of allude to it in the body of his post but not clearly. Hence why some of you are upset I suppose.

    None of his qualms are important to me so I do disagree with him. In my opinion, the 6p is the first Android phone that easily rivals the iPhone for both hardware and software quality. I won't say either phone is better because both have their strong and weak points but both fall under which OS you prefer to use, not the actual phone itself.
    11-12-2015 10:56 AM
  8. jakeypride's Avatar
    I love the premium build of both phones, but love to personalize my phone. I've been reading of people's nexuses (nexi?) randomly cracking. And I don't want that to happen. Since I currently have the iPhone 6s Plus. I love the camera and music. Those two things are crucial. Now, which would you prefer?
    11-23-2015 11:27 AM
  9. jakeypride's Avatar
    I currently have the iPhone 6s Plus, I love the music and the camera. I adore the premium build, which the nexus also has. I want a nexus because I want to customize my phone and make it look nice, I love the build of it. However, people are saying that the glass spontaneously cracks? I'm worried about that. Which one would you pick? (My only option is one or the other)
    11-23-2015 11:36 AM
  10. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I currently have the iPhone 6s Plus, I love the music and the camera. I adore the premium build, which the nexus also has. I want a nexus because I want to customize my phone and make it look nice, I love the build of it. However, people are saying that the glass spontaneously cracks? I'm worried about that. Which one would you pick? (My only option is one or the other)
    I wouldn't base your choice on rumors about the glass spontaneously cracking. At seems like a stretch to me.

    There are plenty of other differences to consider.

    I bought both so I could put them dude by side and decide. The 6P went back.
    11-23-2015 11:42 AM
  11. Go0gle's Avatar
    I currently have the iPhone 6s Plus, I love the music and the camera. I adore the premium build, which the nexus also has. I want a nexus because I want to customize my phone and make it look nice, I love the build of it. However, people are saying that the glass spontaneously cracks? I'm worried about that. Which one would you pick? (My only option is one or the other)
    That is a myth that has long been debunked. There are even videos of it withstanding 200 degree temperature changes over just a few seconds time with zero issues. A few people either had defective phones, or unknowingly cracked their rear-glass visor - no big deal. I've already had my 6P in and out of 50-60 degree rapid temperature changes multiple times with zero issues. Seriously, don't worry about it. You bought an iPhone 6S even with the serious overheating & battery drain issues, the 6P doesn't have anything like that

    I had my 6P next to a 6S Plus and the 6P did everything noticeably faster except load a couple games and cold-boot from a powered down state. Opening regular apps, switching between apps, loading content heavy apps & web pages, web browsing, etc. was all appreciably faster on the 6P. Fingerprint reader speed is about the same (instant). Camera is objectively better on the 6P. 6P has a *way* better screen, not to mention bigger, with the same device footprint as the 6S+. Speakers on the 6P are a lot better.

    Mostly it comes down to your preference between Android and iOS, because both are premium phones. Having full control over your phone rather than what Apple tells you is best for you is a huge draw to Android. Beyond that, if you are concerned with hardware features (screen, speakers, camera, etc.) the 6P comes out on top pretty well everywhere but neither is going to disappoint.
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    11-23-2015 12:12 PM
  12. dmcman73's Avatar
    That is a myth that has long been debunked. There are even videos of it withstanding 200 degree temperature changes over just a few seconds time with zero issues. A few people either had defective phones, or unknowingly cracked their rear-glass visor - no big deal. I've already had my 6P in and out of 50-60 degree rapid temperature changes multiple times with zero issues. Seriously, don't worry about it. You bought an iPhone 6S even with the serious overheating & battery drain issues, the 6P doesn't have anything like that

    I had my 6P next to a 6S Plus and the 6P did everything noticeably faster except load a couple games and cold-boot from a powered down state. Opening regular apps, switching between apps, loading content heavy apps & web pages, web browsing, etc. was all appreciably faster on the 6P. Fingerprint reader speed is about the same (instant). Camera is objectively better on the 6P. 6P has a *way* better screen, not to mention bigger, with the same device footprint as the 6S+. Speakers on the 6P are a lot better.

    Mostly it comes down to your preference between Android and iOS, because both are premium phones. Having full control over your phone rather than what Apple tells you is best for you is a huge draw to Android. Beyond that, if you are concerned with hardware features (screen, speakers, camera, etc.) the 6P comes out on top pretty well everywhere but neither is going to disappoint.
    Speaking of a slower cold boot between the two phones, I think the issue is that the 6P has the phone encrypted out of the box (it sets it up automatically on first setup) which will cause a slower boot up. I'm not sure is the iPhone is encrypted out of the box but if it isn't, then that's why there is a boot up speed difference. The phone has to go through a decryption process first in order to boot up.
    11-23-2015 12:22 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well I am some what biased since I like Android more than iOS. Not saying I hate iOS but .. I just prefer to not use it. For me it is the 6P. I absolutely love this phone.
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    11-23-2015 12:42 PM
  14. still1's Avatar
    I currently have the iPhone 6s Plus, I love the music and the camera. I adore the premium build, which the nexus also has. I want a nexus because I want to customize my phone and make it look nice, I love the build of it. However, people are saying that the glass spontaneously cracks? I'm worried about that. Which one would you pick? (My only option is one or the other)
    there is no proof for that spontaneous crack and it came from just few Reddit thread. Its easy to troll on Reddit btw.

    It comes down to preference between your OS. I find android more flexible. I use a mac and ipad.
    11-23-2015 12:54 PM
  15. karmamule's Avatar
    I have both and use the 6P all the time. I almost never use my 6S+ any more.

    Hardware-wise they each are excellent phones. Both have excellent cameras and perform very well. Overall what keeps me coming back to the 6P is similar to what the OP says, I really appreciate the flexibility of android. I keep hitting walls in iOS, like they now finally yet you use 3rd party keyboards, but those 3rd party keyboards aren't used everywhere, and sometimes the Apple keyboard shows up. Or, just the monotone/boring grid of containers and icons, with no widgets except in dropdown menu.

    Marshmallow brings the best performance yet to Android, and the best power management, so that eliminates two major reasons I might have looked to pick up my iPhone instead of prior Android phones I had.

    I use it with no case, it's holding up great, no screen cracks or anything! ;-) (Oh, and my cats and myself have knocked it to the floor a couple times, so it's had a few impromptu durability tests already)
    11-23-2015 12:58 PM
  16. Go0gle's Avatar
    Speaking of a slower cold boot between the two phones, I think the issue is that the 6P has the phone encrypted out of the box (it sets it up automatically on first setup) which will cause a slower boot up. I'm not sure is the iPhone is encrypted out of the box but if it isn't, then that's why there is a boot up speed difference. The phone has to go through a decryption process first in order to boot up.
    Good point - that could very well be the difference. The Galaxy S6 cold-boots faster than either the 6P or the iPhone 6S, so there is definitely more going on than just the hardware or just the OS.

    Few more things to add to the OP, just from my personal experience with using both phones:

    - Android handles notifications *way* better than iOS, which is important because who makes phone calls anymore? haha
    - The 6P is simply a faster phone during actual use
    - New versions of Android usually make old phones faster, rather than crippling them like iOS updates (even the iPhone 6 has performance issues on the latest iOS). You will get more life out of the 6P if you keep your phones a long time.
    - You can't even attach multiple documents directly to an email from the email in iOS (unless they changed it very recently), among the most basic of activities, and was a daily frustration for me
    - iTunes is perhaps the worst program I have ever encountered, but to be fair there are workarounds
    - Still no quick charge for Apple (this will likely be on the iPhone 7 as an "all new" feature), and is perhaps my single most favorite feature about most new phones these days (and 1-2 years ago....)
    - Marshmallow's battery management is nothing short of amazing, 6P battery life with my usage is significantly better than the 6S+ (this will vary person to person I imagine)
    - Google's ecosystem just works better on Android (Gmail, Maps, searches, etc.)

    Those are some reasons I chose the 6P over the 6S+ based on my personal preferences. YMMV.
    11-23-2015 01:06 PM
  17. drone3's Avatar
    For those that have both how is the difference in video quality, specifically shakiness?

    dreaming of electric sheep
    11-23-2015 01:20 PM
  18. Go0gle's Avatar
    For those that have both how is the difference in video quality, specifically shakiness?

    dreaming of electric sheep
    I didn't notice much of a difference but I don't have shaky hands. The 6S Plus has OIS (the 6S does not), and the 6P uses software based image stabilization for video. My 6P videos were smooth and mostly shakiness-free, as were the ones from the 6S. Quality of the actual video is better on the 6P, especially in low light, thanks to the superior sensor. Again, YMMV.
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    11-23-2015 01:24 PM
  19. SteveISU's Avatar
    Boils down to which OS platform do you like better. As far as the camera is concerned I think the 6s+ vs. the 6P is a wash, however when shooting video the lack of OIS on the 6P is very noticeable when comparing it side by side to the iPhone.
    11-23-2015 01:53 PM
  20. mountainman15's Avatar
    Good point - that could very well be the difference. The Galaxy S6 cold-boots faster than either the 6P or the iPhone 6S, so there is definitely more going on than just the hardware or just the OS.

    Few more things to add to the OP, just from my personal experience with using both phones:

    - Android handles notifications *way* better than iOS, which is important because who makes phone calls anymore? haha
    - The 6P is simply a faster phone during actual use
    - New versions of Android usually make old phones faster, rather than crippling them like iOS updates (even the iPhone 6 has performance issues on the latest iOS). You will get more life out of the 6P if you keep your phones a long time.
    - You can't even attach multiple documents directly to an email from the email in iOS (unless they changed it very recently), among the most basic of activities, and was a daily frustration for me
    - iTunes is perhaps the worst program I have ever encountered, but to be fair there are workarounds
    - Still no quick charge for Apple (this will likely be on the iPhone 7 as an "all new" feature), and is perhaps my single most favorite feature about most new phones these days (and 1-2 years ago....)
    - Marshmallow's battery management is nothing short of amazing, 6P battery life with my usage is significantly better than the 6S+ (this will vary person to person I imagine)
    - Google's ecosystem just works better on Android (Gmail, Maps, searches, etc.)

    Those are some reasons I chose the 6P over the 6S+ based on my personal preferences. YMMV.
    I agree with everything here except 2 points:

    1) I don't agree that the 6P is "simply a faster phone during actual use." It's fast...probably the fastest Android phone I've used, but the 6s+ is the fastest phone I've ever used without a doubt. The SoC and fast memory in the new iPhones are second to none and it shows.

    2) Battery life on the 6P is great and Doze mode helps a lot, but the 6s+ is the battery life champ in my experience. I know everyone's experience is different, but I just can't imagine a scenario where the 6P has "significantly better" battery life than the 6s+.

    I'm still trying to decide which one I'm going to keep and I'm leaning towards the 6s+ because I think it's a better phone overall. However, Android is just a more fun OS, IMO, and I don't want to leave it behind!

    Decisions...
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    11-23-2015 02:00 PM
  21. gdhampton7's Avatar
    I'm. Sorry but the nexus 6p is a fabulous device but it still offers little to the plate vs that of Samsung... No other device has came close to replacing everyday items or basic tasks like Samsung...

    1. Most advanced and accepted way to mobile pay
    2. Note taking? Don't think there is another...
    3. Camera? (lg maybe but lacks 1 and 2)
    4. Bezels... (Samsung has the best ratio imo)
    5. Mini apps (more apps are now supported)
    6. True split screen
    7. The S pen... (the best stylus... Doesn't need a recharge... Cough cough)
    8. Powersave/ultra power save...
    9. Private mode... Enough said.
    10. Superb screen (again lg but lacks 4 to 9)
    11. Design... (sure bottom look like iPhone but... Look MA no tan lines, and no huge chin)
    12. Wireless charging (what happened nexus?)
    13. Package disabler pro... (think it only works on Samsung and a few others)
    14. The real phablet (not a large phone of a smaller one)
    15. UI... Don't understand how difficult touchwiz is... Others still have vertical menu settings... Touchwiz has tab system and settings search...

    The list can continue...

    Posted via the mighty Note 5
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    11-23-2015 02:18 PM
  22. Go0gle's Avatar
    I agree with everything here except 2 points:

    1) I don't agree that the 6P is "simply a faster phone during actual use." It's fast...probably the fastest Android phone I've used, but the 6s+ is the fastest phone I've ever used without a doubt. The SoC and fast memory in the new iPhones are second to none and it shows.

    2) Battery life on the 6P is great and Doze mode helps a lot, but the 6s+ is the battery life champ in my experience. I know everyone's experience is different, but I just can't imagine a scenario where the 6P has "significantly better" battery life than the 6s+.

    I'm still trying to decide which one I'm going to keep and I'm leaning towards the 6s+ because I think it's a better phone overall. However, Android is just a more fun OS, IMO, and I don't want to leave it behind!

    Decisions...
    Totally understand - that was just my experience.

    Side by side, the 6P loaded everything faster from apps to webpages, especially heavy content ones. The only exceptions were a couple of games. I was on the same WiFi in the same environment. That is how I came to my conclusion, so it may be different for someone else, but I tested all the obvious apps and processes (We browser, mail, maps, various news websites & apps, etc.) Both phones use DDR4 RAM if the tear downs are to be believed, but the 6S+ is working with less of it, so I don't believe there would be a significant speed difference with the memory. Processor benchmarks seem to be rather ambiguous, especially since they are optimized differently - personally I think pretty much every phone these days has more than enough power to handle just about anything smoothly, it's how it all comes together that matters more. Also the 9-month-old Exynos 7420 in the Galaxy S6 gives the A9 a run for it's money if you're strictly comparing benchmarks (it is optimized for multi core). The upcoming M1 should put just about everything in 2015 to shame when March 2016 rolls around, unless they go with the SD820.

    I'm getting ~48 hours 'normal' use, ~72 hours 'light' use out of my 6P. The 6S+ was a good amount behind that with my identical personal usage, but I agree this depends a lot on the individual user. I can also throw the 6P on the charger for 10-20 mins and get almost a day's worth of battery, which is an enormous advantage - I can't do that with the 6S+.
    11-23-2015 03:03 PM
  23. tech_head's Avatar
    Had a iPhone 6 Plus for a few days before getting the 6P.
    iOS is fine on a tablet (iPad) but I could not deal with it on a phone.
    As far as size and build quality on the 6P. Non-issue feels like a premium device.
    Just my personal preference.
    11-23-2015 04:06 PM
  24. southflpix's Avatar
    I haven't tried the iPhone 6s+, but I much prefer the 6p over last year's iPhone 6+. Better camera, sound, and roughly the same performance. The 6s is by all accounts faster, but again, I have never tried it. You should probably choose based on what you prefer, iOS or Android.
    11-23-2015 04:22 PM
  25. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I think between these two phones it seriously comes down to what OS you prefer. If you like iOS better and are firmly invested there, then stick to that. If you're a big Google user and invested in the Android ecosystem, go with the 6P. I have recently had both and I'm staying with the Nexus as that's the ecosystem I prefer. I like iOS, but it just isn't for me. I prefer being able to set up my phone how I WANT to. I prefer also signing into my phone and getting all of my Google services with all of my info, credentials, cloud files, etc. I also have a good deal of money to use in the Play Store that I don't want to waste.

    Neither phone is better than the other, in my opinion. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. But the 6P is the iPhone of the Android world. Premium build, screen, battery life, camera, updates, fluid, etc. It's an absolutely incredible Android phone.
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    11-23-2015 04:32 PM
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