OnePlus has made a separate niche for itself by offering premium flagship smartphones at a fraction of the price of the big-branded flagships. The company has strictly limited itself to one flagship smartphone every year, with the only exception being the OnePlus X. The company recently launched its OnePlus 3 flagship that is already selling, and it’s selling very well. The phone is a great combination of quality and quantity as it’s loaded with features.
However, the market has also got buyers who love pure Android experience and hence look for Nexus smartphones strictly. Such buyers will be interested in the Huawei-made Nexus 6P that is the best Nexus smartphone made till date, even though it has a couple of shortcomings.
But if you were to choose between the 6GB RAM beast OnePlus 3 and the best Android experience ever, which phone should you choose? Let’s do a comparison of the specs and features of the Nexus 6P vs. OnePlus 3 and see which one is a better phone to buy. We will not be discussing about the looks and design as that depends on personal choice.
OnePlus 3 vs. Nexus 6P Specs Comparison
Display and Battery: The OnePlus 3 comes with a 5.5 inches Full HD AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 401 ppi covered with Gorilla Glass 4. The Huawei Nexus 6P gets a much better 5.7 inches Quad HD resolution AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating, and 518 ppi pixel density.
In the battery section, the Nexus 6P wins again with a 3450mAh power pack inside it. The OnePlus 3 gets a decent 3000mAh battery.
Processor and Memory: The OnePlus 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. The phone comes with a whopping 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is not expandable as there’s no microSD slot.
The Nexus 6P on the other hand comes with a generation older Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 GPU. There’s 3GB of RAM and 32/64/128GB of internal storage. Even this phone does not get a microSD slot.
Camera and Extras: The OnePlus 3 comes with a 16 MP f/2.0 camera with PDAF, OIS, and LED flash. It also gets an 8MP f/2.0 front camera. The Nexus 6P comes with a 12.3MP f/2.0 camera, laser AF, dual tone dual LED flash, and an 8MP f/2.4 front camera.
Both the phones come with USB Type-C, NFC, and fingerprint sensors and run on Android Marshmallow.
Price and Verdict
The Nexus 6P can be bought for a starting price of $500, while you can buy a OnePlus 3 at $399. Of course, the OnePlus flagship offers more value for money, so it should be your ideal choice. But if you are strictly looking for a Nexus phone to get pure Android experience, the Nexus 6P is your best option right now.