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  1. RHChan84's Avatar
    Out of the thousands of devices, only a few reported a problem. Forums are made to talk about problems. Not saying the hairline cracks and bent phones aren't a problem but its like buying a car and not have anything happen. That's why we have insurance.

    Get either phone and get insurance.

    But both phones will be a great device. It's up to you which OS you prefer. Both will be able to do your daily task and then some. I already have a iPhone 5C and iPad Air2 so there was no need for another iOS device and I've been a long time Android user and love it so I'm sticking with it.

    Nexus 6P
    11-23-2015 05:39 PM
  2. cruiz1022's Avatar
    I had the iPhone 6 Plus for about 8 months before getting a Nexus 6 (never had pure android and Amazon had the N6 deal) and eventually a Nexus 6p. Both are great phones. But I personally decided to go with the Nexus 6p and stick with it.

    The pure android experience is amazing and doesn't make me want to go back to iOS, the Galaxy Note 3 and 4 always made me miss iOS.
    11-23-2015 05:58 PM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    I have both and use both depending on my mood. I use android more, but I really like my iphone 6S+. I got them less than a week apart and I have a few observations. I also had a nexus 6 and iPhone 6 +. YMMV.

    The iphone 6S+ is easier to type on, imessage is superior to anything I have used on android. I like 3D touch and as more apps will use it, it will be better. The GPS is easier to use with Google maps, no messing with settings on gps etc. The battery has better idle time (not so sure about usage times) and the touch ID actually has apps that use it. If you hold both, there is really no doubt that the iPhone 6S+ is stronger, denser aluminum. Also shooting video is better with OIS.

    The Nexus 6P is less expensive, has a better screen, better speakers, more customizable, 5 hours SOT and of course android handles notifications better and it is easier to share things with others. I have had a nexus since the nexus S (except for Galaxy Nexus) and the 6P is the best I have used so far.

    It is easy to use iphone as a Google user because all the apps are available to iOS users.
    One final thing is that I use ATT and my iPhone 6S+ has HD calling and wifi calling which is really pretty cool. I was texting with my son while on a flight with wifi. You can actually turn off the cellular and make calls from wifi if you have a poor cell signal. Pretty handy if you ever need it. Also if you need to print something and have an airplay printer, iPhone is easier than android's google cloud print.

    I probably use android more, but the iphone 6S+ is a very complete and competent device so you cannot go wrong with either.

    Posted via my Nexus 6P!
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    11-23-2015 07:29 PM
  4. pr627's Avatar
    the Nexus 6P.... you will be a little different than the rest with a very beautiful phone that many claim as the best phone of 2015. EXCELLENT fingerprint scanner, good camera, great screen, the best of Android. show it off to your iPhone friends and brag
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    11-23-2015 09:27 PM
  5. getbretweir's Avatar
    I love my MacBook and I'm typing from my iPad right now, so I have nothing against Apple. But IMO Android is much better than iOS if you enjoy customizations. I'm very particular with what I like. For instance, the text under app icons would drive me crazy, and thankfully for Nova and other launches, that's something I can adjust.

    As pointed out, the hardware on the 6p is amazing. The camera, fingerprint sensor, front facing speakers, display, it's just a great phone. Both are solid options, but I'd definitely choose the 6p.

    And the cracked black bar is a non issue. A couple of knuckleheads cracked it without noticing, then a few more probably just jumped on the band wagon so they can return it by saying it was defective. And even if it did just spontaneously crack, that's only a few small percentage compared to the others with no problems.
    11-23-2015 10:02 PM
  6. jakeypride's Avatar
    Now, would you TRADE in person a iPhone 6s Plus 64gb for a 32gb Nexus 6p?
    11-23-2015 11:14 PM
  7. PaulQ's Avatar
    Now, would you TRADE in person a iPhone 6s Plus 64gb for a 32gb Nexus 6p?
    Do you mean trade your iPhone for the Nexus? There is a HUGE price difference, especially if you are going to the 32gb Nexus. If you can get your money back on the iPhone, you can get the Nexus and walk away with a pocket full of cash.

    I agree with what has been said - they are both excellent phones. It is going to boil down to which OS you prefer. They are very different experiences.
    11-23-2015 11:24 PM
  8. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Now, would you TRADE in person a iPhone 6s Plus 64gb for a 32gb Nexus 6p?
    Why wouldn't you get the same storage size or higher? The iPhone 6s+ is $300 higher compared to a Nexus 6p with the same storage capacity. I'd imagine worst case you could probably sell your 6s+ and still have enough to buy the 128GB and still have some money left, unless your iPhone has significant signs of wear. But with it being so new, I'd imagine that the resale value is still pretty high.
    11-23-2015 11:40 PM
  9. ffejjj's Avatar
    Now, would you TRADE in person a iPhone 6s Plus 64gb for a 32gb Nexus 6p?
    Yes, in a second!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-23-2015 11:45 PM
  10. Tatarenko's Avatar
    Now, would you TRADE in person a iPhone 6s Plus 64gb for a 32gb Nexus 6p?
    Returning price difference? Absolutely.
    11-24-2015 06:42 AM
  11. master500's Avatar
    I have owed the 6p for just over 3 weeks. No glass issues at all. Even after a drop. Don't believe all the blogs which are trying to get clicks. Of course the iPhone is a great phone too. You can't go wrong either way.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-24-2015 07:13 AM
  12. bnice's Avatar
    The nexus 6p. Not saying anything wrong with the iPhone but next to my nexus 6p it looks cheap and the ui look stale. In all both phones are good.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-24-2015 08:52 AM
  13. syspry's Avatar
    For hardware it's pretty much a wash, both are exquisite phones at the top of their game here with a few notable differences -
    6S+ has OIS, 6p does not. For still photos both are on even ground, but the OIS will allow for more stable video recording on the move.
    • The 6p has an edge on the 6S+ for display resolution
    • The speakers on the 6p are louder
    • The 6p uses android on screen buttons, the 6S+ uses the same physical home button iPhones always have. I prefer the former personally.
    • The 6p charges faster



    On to software, this is where things really differ in many respects because we're obviously talking about 2 different OS's here and your preference is going to be the deciding factor. The one thing both share in common is that neither phone holds an advantage over the other for a fast and smooth experience. But there are several key points about iOS that I dislike -

    • Sharing data between apps on iOS is still atrocious. This is old news though, you've been allowed to share just about anything to any app on Android for ages, while Apple has staunchly refused to budge on this for just as long.
    • Similar to the above, there's no control of file management on iOS. I can't stand that. Everything must be managed according to the apps that control those 'files' and/or through iTunes. This is such a needlessly outdated way of managing data.
    • I prefer Android notification handling and overall notification pane layout.
    • Google Now remains better than Siri. I really expected that this was the year Apple would pull a rabbit out of the hat with a surprise Siri overhaul but they didn't. They did add some contextual awareness improvements but not enough to fully bridge the gap between the two.
    • Still no freedom to set default apps in iOS
    • 3D touch after the initial hype wore off turned out to be kind of underwhelming. I see this feature as something that's in its transition phase. Now were Apple to really focus on it in the future and use it to drive an entirely new method of navigating the iOS UI by getting rid of the physical home button that would be pretty groundbreaking for them, but that's not now.
    • Unfortunately for Apple, their efforts to close the feature disparity in the last few versions has also ensured that iPhones now have just as much of a share of their own bug issues to deal with now



    tl;dr version: Both are at the top of the smartphone food chain and my above points are all fairly techie reasons which most buyers will won't care about whatsoever. I'm simply presenting my POV from a techie standpoint because of where we're having this discussion. If I were to mention most of my reasons for preferring the 6p to a friend or coworker who never sets foot on sites like this (and I have) I'm usually met by a shrug, blank stare and a "yeah so?" response
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    11-24-2015 09:39 AM
  14. planoman's Avatar
    For hardware it's pretty much a wash, both are exquisite phones at the top of their game here with a few notable differences -
    6S+ has OIS, 6p does not. For still photos both are on even ground, but the OIS will allow for more stable video recording on the move.
    • The 6p has an edge on the 6S+ for display resolution
    • The speakers on the 6p are louder
    • The 6p uses android on screen buttons, the 6S+ uses the same physical home button iPhones always have. I prefer the former personally.
    • The 6p charges faster



    On to software, this is where things really differ in many respects because we're obviously talking about 2 different OS's here and your preference is going to be the deciding factor. The one thing both share in common is that neither phone holds an advantage over the other for a fast and smooth experience. But there are several key points about iOS that I dislike -

    • Sharing data between apps on iOS is still atrocious. This is old news though, you've been allowed to share just about anything to any app on Android for ages, while Apple has staunchly refused to budge on this for just as long.
    • Similar to the above, there's no control of file management on iOS. I can't stand that. Everything must be managed according to the apps that control those 'files' and/or through iTunes. This is such a needlessly outdated way of managing data.
    • I prefer Android notification handling and overall notification pane layout.
    • Google Now remains better than Siri. I really expected that this was the year Apple would pull a rabbit out of the hat with a surprise Siri overhaul but they didn't. They did add some contextual awareness improvements but not enough to fully bridge the gap between the two.
    • Still no freedom to set default apps in iOS
    • 3D touch after the initial hype wore off turned out to be kind of underwhelming. I see this feature as something that's in its transition phase. Now were Apple to really focus on it in the future and use it to drive an entirely new method of navigating the iOS UI by getting rid of the physical home button that would be pretty groundbreaking for them, but that's not now.
    • Unfortunately for Apple, their efforts to close the feature disparity in the last few versions has also ensured that iPhones now have just as much of a share of their own bug issues to deal with now



    tl;dr version: Both are at the top of the smartphone food chain and my above points are all fairly techie reasons which most buyers will won't care about whatsoever. I'm simply presenting my POV from a techie standpoint because of where we're having this discussion. If I were to mention most of my reasons for preferring the 6p to a friend or coworker who never sets foot on sites like this (and I have) I'm usually met by a shrug, blank stare and a "yeah so?" response
    Nice comparison. I do think 3D touch the next big feature and think it is awesome. I thought it was gimmicky at first, but the more I use it, the more I like it. Obviously the more apps that are updated, the more useful it is. Just yesterday Amazon and One Drive added 3D support to their apps. Just a matter of time before google and other do as well. I see it as a time saver making me more productive.
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    11-24-2015 09:48 AM
  15. syspry's Avatar
    Nice comparison. I do think 3D touch the next big feature and think it is awesome. I thought it was gimmicky at first, but the more I use it l, the more I like it. Obviously the more apps that are updated, the more useful it is. Just yesterday Amazon and One Drive added 3D support to their apps. Just a matter of time before google and other do as well. I see it as a time save making me more productive.
    Thanks, I tried to get into 3D touch and in the past have explored other types of shortcuts into app functions, but every time I did I kept experiencing more and more occasions where I would say to myself, "oh wait, I also want to do such-and-such as well" and ended up fully inside the app anyway. Admittedly this is a personal thing with me but it's just how I prefer to do things. For example, you know that quick-reply function to an SMS you can use in the notification pane? I never use it lol.
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    11-24-2015 09:56 AM
  16. planoman's Avatar
    I also find the flick up from the bottom for quick settings easier on a large screen iPhone versus the pull down from the top in android, or at least my thumb likes it better!

    I must say however that the quick charge on the 6P is pretty sweet! iPhone charges at snail speed compared the the Nexus 6P!
    11-24-2015 10:12 AM
  17. MOHANAVAMSI CHIDIPILLI's Avatar
    the question is totally changed in discussion

    Nexus 6P got black finish for it's new camera makes it looks better. And it's not scratch resistance and it may break.

    Just use some best cases out there in market. It's your choice android lover or IOS lover (Y)
    11-24-2015 08:14 PM
  18. jameskits097's Avatar
    For me, I'd choose Nexus 6p.
    11-24-2015 11:57 PM
  19. srkmagnus's Avatar
    OP, are you still leaning towards the 6P? It's a good device that I think you'd like. However, I would definitely try and get more for your 6S+ as it's likely worth more if it's in good condition. It'll be good if you can purchase the 6P and have a little extra to use towards accessories if possible.

    Keep us posted on your decision.
    11-25-2015 12:12 AM
  20. wrich2005's Avatar
    It comes down to preference. They're both awesome in their own regard. I'm going to have the option to upgrade in a few days and I'm on the fence too. Some things I like about ios better, some Android things I like better. I like the simple layout of ios not having to setup a bunch of screens. Their support can't be beat as far as warranty etc. Cloud synching of app data / pics is great too. I really like all of ios built in apps. The notes / reminders apps are just dead simple. Google keep works too but its just overly complicated because I'm always trying to hurry through things. Android will always have easier file transfers, more accessibility to do what you want with your phone. Ie playing emulators or torrents. I like how Google's services are executed on Android phones. Gmail is awful on ios you can have it on native mail client on apple and get your emails every 15 min or use the ever so slow and awful gmail app on ios. Sorry for the unorganized thoughts was just trying to brainstorm some of the things you don't really think of when making quick phone comparisons..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-25-2015 08:30 AM
  21. digitaldroid's Avatar
    I have been with androids since the iphone 3G and have never looked back. I love my Nexus 6P this is my first Nexus phone, don't let the bending or cracking stories discourage you from buying the phone. All phones have issues there was even the bendgate thing with iphone 6s. So I ignored the whole bending issue and purchased one. I received my Nexus 6P on Nov. 6th and went naked with it for about a week until my spigen case arrived then a few days later I installed a tempured glass protector. No bends or issues at all, and if I ever put it in a pocket its normally inside coat pocket or backpocket for a few minutes, I never sit on it while in my back pocket. Also never put in front pocket.

    The build quality is great! The pure google OS is awesome and love the camera. I also have the 64GB Aluminum version. Almost 3 weeks now with it and very happy.

    Any questions let me know.
    11-25-2015 09:12 AM
  22. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    Definitely agree with this. I use iPhone alongside my Android devices (although I am seriously contemplating a port to project fi). It's always nice to have choices. What works for you may not work for everyone else.
    Well said.
    11-26-2015 07:06 AM
  23. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    The beauty of diversity is the we can choose what we want in terms of ecosystems. This is no longer a decision of OS's anymore, but more of ecosystems. Is not that simple by just looking at the apps a store offers, but at the ecosystem behind it that we can make the decision (I will sound like Adam Smith, the father of economics, when I say the following) as intelligent as possible.
    11-26-2015 07:11 AM
  24. PhiPsi32'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 . . . .
    I disagree with the first part unless advanced means less secure. Samsung bought and integrated LoopPay which simulates the magnetic stripe of a traditional card swipe. It offers no protection against credit card skimmers. Android Pay tokenizies the credit card information, and that's a strong step forward in terms of payment transaction security. So, yes, Samsung Pay is widely accepted because it can be used with traditional magnetic stripe terminals. But, no, it's not advanced because it offers no more protection than swiping a traditional card.
    11-26-2015 08:22 AM
  25. manni1to's Avatar
    I have been back and forth from android and iOS multiple times. Held a friends nexus 6p and fell in love. The build quality was gorgeous and so was the screen.

    Has anyone made the switch and regret it ? Love it ? Let me know !
    01-16-2016 04:29 PM
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