BlackBerry Priv is the most ambitious flagship from the once-dominant Canadian OEM and it can now be preordered in the U.S. Running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, it features a physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the back. This device comes with cutting-edge configurations and a good price tag. Meanwhile, the Huawei-built Google Nexus 6P comes bundled with top of the shelf specifications and it has the advantage of Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on board. It’s time to check out the differences between the two smartphones released recently.
Nexus 6P vs. BlackBerry Priv: Design
Google’s Nexus 6P features a 5.7-inch screen, whereas the BlackBerry Priv settles for a 5.4-inch display. Both the handsets come with the same 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution. These display combinations translate to a pixel density of 500+ ppi, guaranteeing impressive viewing experience.
Speaking of design, the Priv’s screen is protected by the Gorilla Glass 4 panel. It comes with dual-curved-edge display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. However, according to CNet, the sliding keyboard does not permit the display to wrap as effortlessly as the Samsung handset. The site also noted that the curved display is more cosmetic than being useful. To top it off, the keyboard is apparently a tad “narrow” for huge hands to hold it comfortably and type down. Nevertheless, Tech Radar said that the glass front has a metal rim running along the sides and this design gives premium look to the device.
Moving on to the Nexus 6P, Huawei has opted for a full metal design. The handset comes with chamfered edges and the display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 panel. The antenna bands have been concealed in an aesthetic way and the back is marginally curved, making it comfortable to hold, Trusted Reviews reported.
Nexus 6P vs. BlackBerry Priv: Under The Hood
While the Nexus 6P is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, the BlackBerry Priv utilizes a Snapdragon 808 chipset. Both handsets are backed by a solid 3 GB of RAM.
Speaking of memory configuration, the Nexus 6P comes equipped with 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of storage capacity choices with no microSD card support. The Priv, on the other hand, comes with 32 GB of native storage and expansion capacity of up to 2 TB via microSD card slot.
Nexus 6P vs. BlackBerry Priv: Camera, Battery
The Nexus 6P sports a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera unit and a dual-LED flash, in addition to a generous 8-megapixel selfie-clicker. The BlackBerry Priv, meanwhile, features a phenomenal 18-megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach sensor with a dual-LED flash and OIS support. However, the front-facing snapper is a modest 2-megapixel unit.
When it comes to battery capacity, the BlackBerry handset comes equipped with a removable Li-Ion 3,410 mAh unit, whereas the Google smartphone houses a non-removable Li-Po 3,450 mAh cell. Readers should note that the Priv supports rapid charging feature with the help of Quick Charge 2.0 mechanism, whereas the Nexus 6P doesn’t. Lastly, the Nexus handset comes with the now-famous USB Type-C port, while the Priv doesn’t.
Nexus 6P vs. BlackBerry Priv: Price