If you're shopping for a plus-sized phone this holiday season, the Google/Huawei Nexus 6P and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ may be two of your best bets. But is Samsung's phablet worth the extra dough? Let's compare their features and specs.
The two phones have identical screen sizes, but the Nexus 6P's bigger forehead and chin make it the (slightly) bigger phone. It measures 3 percent taller, 3 percent wider and 6 percent thicker than the Galaxy S6 edge+.
It's a good start for Samsung's phablet, as the Galaxy S6 edge+ is also 14 percent lighter.
The Nexus 6P has an aluminum unibody build, with that glass bar you see up by its rear camera. The Galaxy S6 edge+ has a glass back and aluminum edges.
You get three color options to choose from for the Nexus, and four for the Galaxy.
Both handsets have large 5.7-inch screens, but you do get a bit more usable real estate on the Galaxy S6 edge+, since the Nexus uses the bottom portion of its display for virtual navigation keys. The exception is in some apps (usually games, video and reading apps), where Android's Immersive Mode temporarily fades those keys out.
Resolutions are even as well – with razor-sharp 1440p.
Nexus 6P pre-orders are shipping as we speak, while the S6 edge+ has been out for a couple of months now.
Starting price (full retail)
If nothing we've said so far has convinced you to go with the Galaxy, then this category certainly isn't going to change that. At full retail, the Nexus 6P comes out to roughly US$275 cheaper. "Roughly," because US carriers vary a bit in their pricing on the Galaxy S6 edge+.