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  1. getbretweir's Avatar
    I've used iPhone on and off for years. I've always managed to grab or borrow one when my phone was being repaired or if the screen cracked. The only thing I'd miss is force touch, which I love. Other than that, I think the 6p has it beat in every category. And even if your embedded in iOS, there's enough apps to make Android compatible and seamless. I have a MacBook and iPad, also a Dell XPS and Chromebook, and bouncing between all my devices is simple. I do enjoy tinkering though, and like things a very specific way, so unless you just want to take it out of the box and be on your way, I'd go 6p.

    And BTW, that out of the box statement, the 6p is probably as close as Android has ever gotten to what Apple does best in that department. You'll need to install your preferred apps, but other than that you won't have to tinker much for your phone to run smooth. By contrast, the S6 needed a ton of disabling/tinkering just to get halfway decent battery life. That's not the case with the 6p.
    01-16-2016 05:27 PM
  2. RHChan84's Avatar
    Yes and no. If you like Android then its better but if you like iOS then iPhone is better.

    Besides software, I love my Nexus 6P. By far the best Android phone I have had. Very smooth. No skins and updates from Google.
    01-16-2016 10:07 PM
  3. anon(5630457)'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 !
    "Better" is subjective. If you're a fan of iOS, the 6S Plus is better. If you're a fan of Android, the 6P is better.

    I don't like iOS. I hate how photos and music go through iTunes. I hate how there isn't much room for customizing the phone. I hate that the 64GB iPhone 6s plus costs $849. The specs on the 64GB 6P are just as good as the iPhone 6S plus, but it's $300(!) cheaper.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Samsung Galaxy S6 active.
    01-16-2016 11:17 PM
  4. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    I'm a huge Apple fan, but easily bored by iOS on their phones

    Much prefer Android and Vanilla Android at that!

    Had over the last 12months:

    iPhone 6 Plus 128GB
    Galaxy Note 4
    Nexus 6
    Nexus 5
    iPhone 6S Plus 128GB

    And now:

    Galaxy Note 5
    Nexus 6P (sold my Nexus 6 yesterday)

    iPhones are lovely bits of technology, but I like to 'tinker, and Android lets me sooth that itch, so to speak!

    Other than that, everything I have is Apple!
    01-17-2016 10:32 AM
  5. jaytv's Avatar
    Nexus 6p is nearly the hardware equal to the 6s plus. I'd argue the screens are a wash with high resolution vs. more accuracy/brightness on the 6s. However, iOS has been a mess since 6 on up, and it's still a mess, now a surprisingly glitchy one too. Marshmallow, on the other hand, is superb. I never thought I'd prefer AOSP over Sense 6 or 7, and other than theming, I really do love stock Android now.

    That being said, when it comes to customizability, Nexus wins in a walkover...
    01-17-2016 11:07 AM
  6. matt3166's Avatar
    Did anyone come from a iPhone 6s plus to the Nexus 6p. What are you thoughts? Better? Worse?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-06-2016 11:58 AM
  7. Cant Miss's Avatar
    What keeps me on Android is Tasker, widgets, and a browsible file system I can manage.

    If not for these, I'd be on iOS as it has superior performance in almost every area, without the clunky java dependences. And of course the ecosystem is far more advanced.

    With that said, the n6P is a good performer, with a passable camera, and it doesn't feel clunky at all (and I really like project Fi).

    Being on the cutting edge of Android means there will always be bugs, but I find the current ones pretty benign, the most frustrating of which is the screen off voice command issues.

    All depends on what is important to you. If you like to customize and automate, Android is worth the tradeoffs, and there are reasonably few with this phone.
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    02-06-2016 12:19 PM
  8. mabr82's Avatar
    Agree with above. If IoS was more "open", even allowing downloads of more or less anything and file manager etc then I'd go IPhone.

    But I love Android so that's that

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    02-06-2016 04:20 PM
  9. racedog's Avatar
    I bought an iPhone 6plus a few months ago. It is a really nice phone but iTunes had me about to throw the phone against a wall. I can't imagine anyone giving up almost total control of their phone, especially when itunes is such a total and complete nightmare. I only lasted a week with it.

    The two killer issues for me were iTunes and the notification system. Whomever designed those for apple should drawn and quartered or at least horse whipped a few times.
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    02-06-2016 05:23 PM
  10. matt3166's Avatar
    What keeps me on Android is Tasker, widgets, and a browsible file system I can manage.

    If not for these, I'd be on iOS as it has superior performance in almost every area, without the clunky java dependences. And of course the ecosystem is far more advanced.

    With that said, the n6P is a good performer, with a passable camera, and it doesn't feel clunky at all (and I really like project Fi).

    Being on the cutting edge of Android means there will always be bugs, but I find the current ones pretty benign, the most frustrating of which is the screen off voice command issues.

    All depends on what is important to you. If you like to customize and automate, Android is worth the tradeoffs, and there are reasonably few with this phone.
    I agree with everything you said. The biggest thing that is bugging me is actually Android Auto, I use it a lot and Apples Carplay is so much nicer. You don't have the touch limitations, Siri can actually open apps (if you stick with the stock apps). Android Auto does have the better layout with jumping from app to app. I'm just really torn between the two right now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-06-2016 05:55 PM
  11. maverick96's Avatar
    The iPhone 6s Plus is faster and smoother in pretty much every single way. I have both the 6s Plus and the 6P. Camera is clearer on 6s Plus as well.
    02-06-2016 06:09 PM
  12. angelbones1's Avatar
    I have to chime in if I may. It seems that a few years ago when the iphone came out and then Android responded that both systems were far from perfect. In fact, along with many people, I had a Blackberry when both of those OS came out. I was very happy with BB since my main use other than the phone (and the phone is still my main use), was getting emails. It was very efficient (for its time). Android was smart because they decided to price its phones lower than the iPhones. Fact was they weren't quite up to Apple's standards then. That said, it was close. I was one of those that didn't want to spend extra for something that was pretty close, and thus got my first Android smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy I. While that was far from a perfect phone, I was hooked on getting a flagship, or near flagship smartphone. After another Samsung, I then tried HTC, tried LG, and now I got my first Nexus.

    Fast forward to today. In many ways Android has surpassed Apple's system in some areas. However, that's not to say that the iphone is a bad phone. It's a very good phone. IMHO, it's just that for the past two years or so, they run neck and neck. Even Blackberry and Windows phone have a few (not many) advantages over both of the mainstays. I see many iphone users complain and others that also say they won't use anything else. However, I see the same number of people say the same thing about their Android phone. My not-so-tech savvy father has used Androids since they came out and always complained. This past year, he got an iPhone 6S+. He loves it, and said he won't go back. Interestingly, he now says that he misses certain things and he also has a complaint here and there since having it for a few months now. My wife got a V10, I got a 6p. We all did this a few months ago, and each one of us notice things we love, things we miss, and things we wish our phones had.

    So to come all the way back around to the OP, my experience with the iPhone is more recent mostly, and I'm not here to say I can give you a fair comparison. Here's what I can say. Any flagship Android, and particularly the Nexus line, is going to offer similar performance to the iphone. It's a matter of taste, preferences, and finally to me anyway, one of the most important points, which is price. And let me blunt by cutting through some BS. Android has the majority of the world market because of price. If the phones are equal (and I believe they are), and each has its pros and cons (and they both do), then why should I spend $850 on an iphone for a phone that I can get for $500. Realistically, if you knew absolutely nothing about either OS and you were living under a rock for 10 years and you were offered the choice between the two, wouldn't you pick the $500 phone. There are many reasons people go with iphones: they're used to that ecosystem, they think it's miles better due to marketing forces, their friends have one (although that's a sore excuse if you ask me), and some like to show off the fact they have the most expensive phone. My point is, if price is no object then either phone you can't go wrong. To be clear, it's not to take away from the iphone as it is an amazing phone. it's just that the 6p and even several other Android devices are amazing too. Good luck in your choice.
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    02-06-2016 06:19 PM
  13. Cant Miss's Avatar
    I agree with everything you said. The biggest thing that is bugging me is actually Android Auto, I use it a lot and Apples Carplay is so much nicer. You don't have the touch limitations, Siri can actually open apps (if you stick with the stock apps). Android Auto does have the better layout with jumping from app to app. I'm just really torn between the two right now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Interesting... I actually prefer AA. I rarely run into the touch limitation, but I usually listen to podcasts. If I do listen to music I use the head unit's built in music player from an SD card. I can imagine using play music would often times be frustrating.

    With that said, I'd really like to see Waze, Glympse, and Torque come to AA, but am not holding my breath. AA has been very slow to mature (much like Wear).

    Good luck with your decision. Hard to be unhappy with either device, but I'm always a little frustrated by iOS's opacity.
    02-06-2016 06:37 PM
  14. matt3166's Avatar
    Thanks. The touch limitation frustration comes a lot if you have a passenger with you. If they want to look through the music, after six touch of the screen it lock up, they want you to use voice, which is understandable but its not always the best way.
    02-06-2016 07:06 PM
  15. GreatCanadian's Avatar
    The iPhone 6s Plus is faster and smoother in pretty much every single way. I have both the 6s Plus and the 6P. Camera is clearer on 6s Plus as well.
    I respectfully disagree. We have 2 iPhone 6s in the house and a Nexus 6P. We've sat next to each other and ran the same apps and browsed websites. The phones respond to everyday tasks pretty equally. If I had to give an edge to either it would PROBABLY be the 6P. But nothing that you would notice speedwise unless you did what we did - sit and watch the screens side by side. As for the camera, in good lighting I'd give the edge to the 6P, but in low lighting I'd give the edge to the 6S. But I certainly am not one to give advice on camera quality. Just an opinion. My 2 cents Canadian, which ain't worth much these days.

    GC

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    02-06-2016 08:01 PM
  16. bembol's Avatar
    I came from 6S.

    I love android but wanted to go back to iOS because I'm a Mac user, I want to watch my iTunes purchases.

    TBH the only reason why I bought the 6P was because my Text Messages on my 2015 Nissan Murano SL AWD is DISABLED, I read that Apple doesn't allow it?!?

    It's never about the Performance, Specs because honestly I can't tell the difference nor I guess care. I love the CUSTOMIZATION but it's not the end of the world if I can't on iOS.
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    02-06-2016 08:47 PM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I came from 6S.

    I love android but wanted to go back to iOS because I'm a Mac user, I want to watch my iTunes purchases.

    TBH the only reason why I bought the 6P was because my Text Messages on my 2015 Nissan Murano SL AWD is DISABLED, I read that Apple doesn't allow it?!?

    It's never about the Performance, Specs because honestly I can't tell the difference nor I guess care. I love the CUSTOMIZATION but it's not the end of the world if I can't on iOS.
    Car infotainment systems will usually read incoming messages aloud from connected iOS devices if you have Show Notifications enabled in Settings > Bluetooth > [your Bluetooth device]. The limitation is that it won't display the message as text through your car.
    02-14-2016 06:27 PM
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