Today we will be comparing two of the most popular Android phablets although being released over a year back – the Google Nexus 6P vs LG V10. Huawei built Nexus 6P sports a high-end metal body while the LG V10 is made up of stainless steel body, with both providing a premium look and feel to the users. The two phablets are almost similar in few areas and quite different from each other in most areas, so it should be a pretty interesting comparison.
The LG V10 is an upgrade over the LG G4 and provides a more premium build than the latter device. LG has made some considerate changes to the new device when compared to G4 while maintaining the core specs more or less the same. The new device makes a great choice for audiophiles who spend a lot of time listening to music on their smartphones. LG V10 has the same high quality 16 MP shooter from the G4 while providing new features for better functionality, also it comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which is not available on the previous device.
Google Nexus 6P
The Google Nexus 6P provides one of the most premium feel a smartphone offers with its high-end metal body and slim design. The premium look and feel goes hand in hand with the hardware present inside it. This Nexus device has one of the best display on the market and comes with a 12.3 MP camera having custom Sony sensor and f/2.0 aperture lens for bright shots. The fingerprint sensor on 6P was one the fastest and most accurate during it’s release in late 2015 and it still continues to be among the best fingerprint sensor.
Let’s have a complete specs comparison between the Nexus 6P vs LG V10 and then we’ll decide which device is better:
|Google Nexus 6P||LG V10|
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2015, September||2015, October|
|BODY||Dimensions||6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 in||6.28 x 3.12 x 0.34 in|
|Weight||178 g||192 g|
|SIM||Nano SIM||Nano SIM|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.7 inches||5.7 inches|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)||1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|– Secondary display, 160 x 1040 pixels|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow),|
upgradable to v7.0 (Nougat)
|Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop),|
upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
|Chipset||Snapdragon 810||Snapdragon 808|
|GPU||Adreno 430||Adreno 418|
|MEMORY||Card Slot||No||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM||32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||12.3 MP, f/2.0||16 MP, f/1.8|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p@30fps||5 MP Duo, f/2.2|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer,|
gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
|Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer,|
gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
|– Fast charging|
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|– Fast battery charging|
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery||Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 23 h (3G)||Up to 22 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)|
|COLORS||Aluminium, Graphite, Frost||Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige,|
Ocean Blue, Opal Blue
|TESTS||Performance||Basemark OS II: 1399 /|
Basemark X: 22825
|Basemark OS II 2.0: 1383 /|
Basemark X: 15161
|Battery Life||74h endurance rating||56h endurance rating|
The Nexus 6P provides a few features that are not present on the LG V10 – such as the Samsung-built AMOLED QHD display. For better sound output the dual stereo speakers are positioned above and below the display. Out of the box it runs Android Marshmallow v6.0 (upgradable to Nougat v7.x) and guarantees fastest upgrades to the phone’s firmware in the future.
While on the other hand LG V10 includes a fingerprint sensor which can be paired with NFC for quicker online payments. It is positioned with Hi-Fi circuitry speakers with impressive sound quality on the bottom of the device. Also there are a wide range of colours to choose from for this device.
Coming to the final verdict of Nexus 6P vs LG V10 , it would be unfair to say that one device outperforms the other device as both provide impressive specs and the decision solely depends on the user. But considering having a full package phone, the choice should be GOOGLE’s NEXUS 6P as it has premium build, impressive hardware and also comes with guarantee of fastest availability of future android software updates.