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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Google Nexus 6P: Battle Of Two Android Phones

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Google Nexus 6P: Battle Of Two Android Phones
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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Google Nexus 6P: Battle Of Two Android Phones

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 was recently unmasked at a launch event and was welcomed with rave reviews from critics. On a similar platform, Google’s Nexus 6P, which was released last year, claim to be the best Android smartphone ever. So, we decided to compare the specifications and pricing of both phones to help you decide which device you should purchase.

Design and Display

Both devices are made out of aluminum, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 has curvy features with front and rear panels crafted out of glass. The framework is made out of metal and is certified with an IP68 rating for resistant against water and dust.  The colors available for the phone are gold, silver, white and black.

Also made out of aluminum, the Google Nexus 6P boasts a metal unibody design. Although it is bigger than the Galaxy S7, it is much slimmer and is available in graphite, frost and aluminum.

As for the display, the Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch super AMOLED display screen having Quad HD resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The unique selling proposition (USP) of the device is an “Always On”: display that helps to save battery life to a great extent.

On the contrary, the Google and Huawei smartphone, Nexus 6P, features a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen that share similar resolution like the Galaxy S7. However, the Nexus 6P display has 518ppi, and the Galaxy S7 display touts 577ppi, reports VineReport.


Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is boosted by dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU, plus 4GB of RAM. It is available in two storage options- 32GB and 64GB. The Nexus 6P, on the other hand, is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor set at 2.0 GHz and is supported by Adreno 430 GPU. It has 3GB of RAM and comes in three storage variants- 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.


The Nexus 6P wins the battle against Galaxy S7 as far as camera features are concerned. The Galaxy S7 has a much lower camera power with 12MP rear sensor and a 5MP front sensor. Whereas, the Nexus 6P has a 12.3 rear sensor and an 8 MP front sensor.

Battery and Price

While the Galaxy S7 tucks in a 3000mAH battery, the Nexus 6P has a massive 3450mAH battery, but has a catch to it. The Galaxy S7 battery comes with wireless charging abilities, but this is not so with the Nexus 6P battery, reports IBTimes. The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7 is priced at US$650, while the Nexus 6P is priced at US$499, reports CNET.


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