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Google uses to collaborate with big names in the mobile industry and these companies are creating Nexus devices which come loaded with the latest Android software. The first Nexus device was launched in January 2010 and until now Google collaborated with Samsung, LG, HTC, Asus and Motorola, and the new partner is Huawei, which created the Nexus 6P phablet. This is a comparison between this phone and Huawei’s flagship Ascend P8.

Designs and Displays

The Ascend P8 and the Nexus 6P are very similar in terms of design, featuring a all-aluminum body with a black band located at the top of the back and there you’ll see the rear camera in the left corner. The Ascend P8 has the dual-LED flash in front of the camera, while the Nexus 6P has it on the right side. Also, the Ascend P8 is slimmer and features a thin strip at the bottom of its back, while the Nexus 6P has curvier edges and more rounded corners.

The Ascend P8 has two variants of internal memories: the 16GB model is available in two colors of Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne, while the 64GB model comes in
Carbon Black and Prestige Gold colors. The device weights 144grams, it measures 144.9×72.1×6.4mm and it has a screen which measures 5.2-inch, but it’s an IPS-NEO LCD with a Full HD resolution which gives a pixel density of 424ppi.

The Nexus 6P is available in Aluminum, Graphite and Frost colors, it has a fingerprint scanner on its back and its dimensions are 159.3×77.8×7.3mm. The device weights 178grams and that’s also because the screen is very large, having a diagonal of 5.7-inch. Huawei has used an AMOLED display from Samsung, which supports a QHD resolution with 518ppi.


The two variants of internal memories are expandable up to 128GB, but Huawei offers also two variants of chipsets: HiSilicon Kirin 930 or 935 and each one is powered by a quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. The device supports 3GB of RAM, so it should help the processor run pretty fast.

The Nexus 6P, on the other hand, uses a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor (quad-core 1.55GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57) which is backed also by 3GB of RAM, but the device doesn’t have a microSD card slot, so you’re stuck with one of the three variants of internal memories of 32/64/128 GB.

Cameras and Batteries

The Ascend P8 has a 13MP main camera with average results, because it disappointed in poor lighting. It has a few important features such as OIS and dual-LED flash, while the front camera of 8MP takes good quality selfies.

The Nexus 6P is equipped with a 12.3MP sensor from Sony, which supports laser autofocus and 1.55µm pixel size, and on the front side is found a secondary 8MP camera which records 720p videos @30fps, not Full HD videos likewise the Ascend P8.

The Ascend P8 is powered by a 2,680mAh battery which should last an entire day under normal use. The Nexus 6P received a much larger 3,450mAh battery which remains to be tested.