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The Huawei Nexus 6P and Motorola Moto X Play are two smartphones that have been released in 2015. The first on was introduced alongside Android 6.0 Marshmallow, being Google’s phablet in addition to the Nexus 5X smartphone that was created by LG. The latter is the mid-range variant of the Moto X 2015, and it’s the smaller phablet. Here’s a comparison between the Nexus 6P and Moto X Play.

Designs

The Nexus 6P measures 159.3×77.8×7.3mm and weights 178 grams. Its body is made of aluminum, and on the back, at the top, there’s a black glass band that houses the camera module. Below, in the central top, you’ll see a brand new fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the Moto X Play is thicker and lighter, as it measures 148x75x10.9mm and weights 169 grams. It’s water resistant and features a curved plastic body with diagonal lines across the back. The camera is located inside the vertical metal strip, which contains also the M logo.

Displays



The Nexus 6P has an AMOLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 518 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Moto X Play comes with an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppio and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Nexus 6P features a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.55GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.0GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Moto X Play comes with a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.0GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.

Storages

The Nexus 6P has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t have a card slot for storage expansion. The Moto X Play is available in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB, whose capacities are expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.

Cameras

The Nexus 6P sports a primary camera of 12.3MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that offers dual-LED flash, laser autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and the secondary camera is 8MP. The Moto X Play has a primary camera with a higher resolution of 21MP which supports autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR and the secondary camera is weaker at 5MP.

Batteries

The Nexus 6P comes with a battery of 3450 mAh, but the one that’s found on the Moto X Play is slightly more powerful, as it has a capacity of 3630 mAh. Both batteries are non-removable, which means that you will not have the possibility to replace or remove them.

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