The Nexus 5X is the other phone built by LG for Google, but we won’t talk about it, because it’s not a phablet and since we’ve remembered the LG G4 flagship, we decided to compare it with Google’s another Nexus, which has been created by Huawei.
Designs and Displays
The LG G4 has a curved body, but hardly noticeable, so that the phone feels more comfortable to hold, and the brushed metal finish from the previous model has been replaced with a 3D ceramic-coated metallic plastic backing, but there are also seven available colors for the variant with genuine leather, which has vertical stitches running down the middle. The device weights 155grams, its dimensions are 148.9×76.1×6.3 – 9.8mm and the screen is using IPS LCD technology. The diagonal measures 5.5-inch and the resolution is QHD (1440×2560 pixels), giving a pixel density of 538ppi. The IPS Quantum display technology makes the display 25 percent brighter display, the contrast is increased by 50 percent and the colors are 56 percent more accurate.
The Nexus 6P is very much alike the Huawei P8, because Google decided to collaborate with Huawei, giving up on Motorola. The device has a metal body with a black band at the top, containing the camera on the left side. Below, you’ll notice a round button with a metal circle around it – it’s the new Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, which is capable of recognizing your fingerprint in less than 600 milliseconds. The Nexus P6 is larger, measuring 159.3×77.8×7.3mm, it weights 178grams and it has an AMOLED screen sized at 5.7-inch and which supports the same resolution. Unfortunately, it isn’t as sharp as the LG G4, because the pixel density is lower at 518ppi, but the colors are more vibrant.
LG opted for the previous 64-bit Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor which has four cores running at 1.44GHz and two cores running at 1.82GHz, because the Snapdragon 810 had some serious heating issues which affected the battery life. The Nexus P6 uses the “fixed” Snapdragon 810, version 2.1, but which still heats up. Anyway, both phones are packed with 3GB of RAM and they’re housing 32GB of internal memory. The LG G4 added a microSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB, while the Nexus 6P has two more variants of storage, with capacities of 64GB and 128GB.
The LG G4 has a relatively big battery of 3000mAh and it’s removable and Qi enabled, supporting a quick charge feature, while the Nexus 6P will come with a built-in battery which has a lot more juice – 3450mAh and includes Quick Charge 2.0.
The LG G4 has a 16MP main camera with a wide f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, OIS and dual-LED flash, while the secondary camera is 8MP with an f/1.8 aperture, which takes awesome selfies. The Nexus 6P sports a 12.3MP back camera without OIS, but it supports all the aforementioned features. The front camera has also a resolution of 8MP.