The Samsung Galaxy S7 was announced in the previous month. Its premium design, inclusion of features like faster chip and microSD slot makes it one of the most desirable smartphones of 2016. One of its major competitors is the Google Nexus 6P that also comes with impressive specifications at an affordable price.
Design and Display
The design of the Galaxy S7 is similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S6. Hence, it features glass panels on its front and back along with a metallic frame. It is a IP68 certified device which means its chassis is not only dust resistant but also it won’t be damaged if it is immersed in 1.5-meter-deep waters for 30 minutes. Its dimensions are 142.4 x 69 x 7.9 mm and its weight is 152 grams. It comes in colours such as black, white, gold and silver.
The Google Nexus 6P, a product from Huawei comes with a full unibody design made up of metal. It measures 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm and its weight is 178 grams. The Nexus 6P is available in three colors such as aluminum, graphite and frost.
A 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen is fitted on the Galaxy S7 whereas the Nexus 6P has a larger screen AMOLED screen of 5.7-inch. Both the displays support Quad HD resolution and are safeguarded by Gorilla Glass 4.
The Galaxy S7 and Nexus 6P smartphones offer a screen-to-body ratio of 72.1 percent and 71.4 percent, respectively. The “Always-On Display” feature of Galaxy S7 keeps a certain portion turned for viewing alerts like missed calls, new messages and so on without impacting the battery performance.
Chipset, RAM and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been launched in two chipset variants. One model is powered by Snapdragon 820 whereas the other one contains the Exynos 8890. Both models feature 4 GB of RAM. It is available in two inbuilt storage models of 32 GB and 64 GB. For external storage, the smartphone is equipped with a hybrid SIM slot that supports up to 200 GB of memory card.
The Google Nexus 6P is fueled by Snapdragon 810 SoC that is accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. There is no microSD card slot on the device, but it comes with multiple inbuilt storage editions like 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.
Camera, Software, Sensors, VR Support And More
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Nexus 6P have rear cameras of 12.3-megapixel. However, the former has a f/1.7 aperture lens and the latter has a f/2.0 aperture lens. The rear camera of Galaxy S7 is equipped with features like single LED flash, PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and OIS (optical image stabilization). On the other hand, the rear shooter of Nexus 6P lacks OIS, but is enabled with features like laser autofocus and dual-LED flash.
The Galaxy S7 has a front-facing camera of 5-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture lens. The Nexus 6P has a selfie camera of 8-megapixel with f/2.4 aperture lens.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes preinstalled on both smartphones. However, the Galaxy S7’s Android OS is overlaid with TouchWiz UI. Both smartphones are equipped with a fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy S7 carries support virtual reality through the Samsun Gear VR device. The smartphone is also equipped with health sensors for monitoring heart rate and SpO2. The Google Nexus 6P lacks support for and health sensors, but it features a USB Type-C connector that is unavailable on Galaxy S7
Battery and Price
In the U.S, retailers are currently selling only the 32 GB Galaxy S7 model. U.S. carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are selling the 32 GB model within a price range of $650 to $695.
The Google Nexus 6P with 32 GB model is cheaper as it is priced at $499. The 64 GB and 128 GB models are priced at $549 and $649, respectively.