1. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Yeah, I've experienced some niggling issues with my last few iPhones. Nothing just earth shattering, but they aren't flawless either. I actually think I'm going to use the Nexus for a couple of weeks and return my iPhone. Give the Nexus a good run and if I'm still not happy, I'll order another iPhone. That's the only way I'll know if I actually want to stay Nexus or not. Can't have that iPhone tempting me...
    So true. You need to get in some decent time with the device to see what you miss and what perks you're getting if you switched.
    11-13-2015 10:42 AM
  2. meyer's Avatar
    I wasn't going to post anything but I will because I'm bored at work and I like the unbiased opinions in this thread (or least the last handful of posts). I had the 6P on preorder since the 30th of Sept. Got sick of the delays and canceled it and impulse bought a 6S+ which happened to by my very first iPhone ever. I feel like if I don't order the 6P to at least try it, I'm not going to completely content with this iPhone. It's a great phone but once you set it up, it's done. With Android, I was always tinkering with it and could obviously flash ROMs and what not but I'm almost over that too. I now understand the "it just works" comments with an iPhone. And I'm the same way, I couldn't care less what anyone uses and had it not been for the delays Google had, I'd have a 6P but in a sense it worked out to my advantage because I took the plunge to try something different.

    After reading the reviews, I'm even more hell bent on wanting to order a 6P but the color/size combo I want is sold out right now. In any case, it appears the phones are damn near identical - for lack of a better term - other than the Fingerprint ID on the 6P being on point. This 6S+ is accurate but it does miss the print quite a bit which is annoying.
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    11-13-2015 03:37 PM
  3. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    To the post above, I'm with you. Google delays never sit well with me. I don't like back order ordering stuff. I went into the Apple Store one day for kicks, and had a "what the heck /why not?" Moment and bought a 6S Plus. I really do like it.

    The kicker is the "it just works" moniker hasn't been panning out too well for me. This is my 3rd 6S+. Had a bum headphone jack, and a bum power button. On my 3rd and current one, I'm dealing with some ridiculously weird app crashes. Yesterday and today around noon, Netflix and YouTube started force closing on me non-stop. Today I decided to do a full wipe and restore in iTunes. After I set up and downloaded YouTube and Netflix again, still crashing. huh? On a brand new fresh setup? So then I did a iCloud backup from last week and that's working better.

    But I've had way too many headaches for a $900 phone.

    I'm getting my 6P on Monday, and I'm actually hoping I get the "it just works" feeling from the Nexus, as it's not really been happening on the 6S Plus for me!

    I wanted the black 6P in 64GB but went with the Aluminium. I think I'll like it more in person and it'll be less of a fingerprint magnet and probably less prone to scratching as well. We'll see on that. I tend to default to black when available.

    Good luck to you. I hope you get a 6P in hand to try out soon!
    11-13-2015 04:58 PM
  4. Wildo6882's Avatar
    To the post above, I'm with you. Google delays never sit well with me. I don't like back order ordering stuff. I went into the Apple Store one day for kicks, and had a "what the heck /why not?" Moment and bought a 6S Plus. I really do like it.

    The kicker is the "it just works" moniker hasn't been panning out too well for me. This is my 3rd 6S+. Had a bum headphone jack, and a bum power button. On my 3rd and current one, I'm dealing with some ridiculously weird app crashes. Yesterday and today around noon, Netflix and YouTube started force closing on me non-stop. Today I decided to do a full wipe and restore in iTunes. After I set up and downloaded YouTube and Netflix again, still crashing. huh? On a brand new fresh setup? So then I did a iCloud backup from last week and that's working better.

    But I've had way too many headaches for a $900 phone.

    I'm getting my 6P on Monday, and I'm actually hoping I get the "it just works" feeling from the Nexus, as it's not really been happening on the 6S Plus for me!

    I wanted the black 6P in 64GB but went with the Aluminium. I think I'll like it more in person and it'll be less of a fingerprint magnet and probably less prone to scratching as well. We'll see on that. I tend to default to black when available.

    Good luck to you. I hope you get a 6P in hand to try out soon!
    My 6s Plus is going back on Monday and I'm firing up my 6P as my daily for a bit. I have the black and have seen the aluminum. I definitely like the black better. It's sleek as hell. Looks like something a Sith would have if they had an Android phone. Another part of the reason I'm switching, is like I said above, I can save a good deal of money. I hope you enjoy yours. I'll report back after I have even more time with mine.
    11-13-2015 05:40 PM
  5. meyer's Avatar
    To the post above, I'm with you. Google delays never sit well with me. I don't like back order ordering stuff. I went into the Apple Store one day for kicks, and had a "what the heck /why not?" Moment and bought a 6S Plus. I really do like it.

    The kicker is the "it just works" moniker hasn't been panning out too well for me. This is my 3rd 6S+. Had a bum headphone jack, and a bum power button. On my 3rd and current one, I'm dealing with some ridiculously weird app crashes. Yesterday and today around noon, Netflix and YouTube started force closing on me non-stop. Today I decided to do a full wipe and restore in iTunes. After I set up and downloaded YouTube and Netflix again, still crashing. huh? On a brand new fresh setup? So then I did a iCloud backup from last week and that's working better.

    But I've had way too many headaches for a $900 phone.

    I'm getting my 6P on Monday, and I'm actually hoping I get the "it just works" feeling from the Nexus, as it's not really been happening on the 6S Plus for me!

    I wanted the black 6P in 64GB but went with the Aluminium. I think I'll like it more in person and it'll be less of a fingerprint magnet and probably less prone to scratching as well. We'll see on that. I tend to default to black when available.

    Good luck to you. I hope you get a 6P in hand to try out soon!
    I actually had to return my first one as well due to the fingerprint reader super inaccurate and the screen was very unresponsive. I actually felt like a tool complaining about it at the Apple store but for what I paid, I want it to work right. Not sure if it's me or what but this phone seems about the same. I'm debating on getting the 64GB 6P just to give it a go and then return it and wait for a 128 but I know if I like it, I won't return and then complain down the road when I run out of room. Hahahah! In any case, my buddy may order the 64GB and hopefully I can finger blast his for a bit to get it outta my system and see if I want one for sure.
    11-13-2015 06:17 PM
  6. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    My 6s Plus is going back on Monday and I'm firing up my 6P as my daily for a bit. I have the black and have seen the aluminum. I definitely like the black better. It's sleek as hell. Looks like something a Sith would have if they had an Android phone. Another part of the reason I'm switching, is like I said above, I can save a good deal of money. I hope you enjoy yours. I'll report back after I have even more time with mine.
    I'll do the same. You're making me doubt my Aluminium option! I'll see how it strikes me in person.

    Either way I think my 6S Plus is also going back on Monday. I'm going to give the Nexus a full two weeks and see how it goes. Definitely excited about getting Google Now back and not having to deal with Siri anymore.
    11-13-2015 06:38 PM
  7. planoman's Avatar
    Android majority user here. I usually keep an iphone and nexus. Got my 6S+ Oct 26 and my Nexus 6P on Nov 3.

    I like them both and they have different strengths. With regard to shooting video, the iphone is superior, no doubt about it in my experience. I do not shoot in 4k on any device. And shooting the 6S+ at 1080p 60 frames is pretty sweet. The pictures are much improved on the nexus however the video is not as smooth.

    Shoot video of the scene while walking and you will see the difference.

    Posted via my Nexus 6P!
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    11-13-2015 06:58 PM
  8. swarlos's Avatar
    I'll do the same. You're making me doubt my Aluminium option! I'll see how it strikes me in person.

    Either way I think my 6S Plus is also going back on Monday. I'm going to give the Nexus a full two weeks and see how it goes. Definitely excited about getting Google Now back and not having to deal with Siri anymore.
    I had the aluminum for about a week, just shipped it back yesterday sticking with my iPhone another year. The aluminum though is gorgeous in person very sexy!
    11-13-2015 06:59 PM
  9. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'll do the same. You're making me doubt my Aluminium option! I'll see how it strikes me in person.

    Either way I think my 6S Plus is also going back on Monday. I'm going to give the Nexus a full two weeks and see how it goes. Definitely excited about getting Google Now back and not having to deal with Siri anymore.
    Nah, the aluminum is nice. I just like jet black phones. I'm going to give the Nexus a couple of weeks. If all else fails, I'll come crawling back to the 6s Plus.
    11-13-2015 07:03 PM
  10. planoman's Avatar
    My 6s Plus is going back on Monday and I'm firing up my 6P as my daily for a bit. I have the black and have seen the aluminum. I definitely like the black better. It's sleek as hell. Looks like something a Sith would have if they had an Android phone. Another part of the reason I'm switching, is like I said above, I can save a good deal of money. I hope you enjoy yours. I'll report back after I have even more time with mine.
    Yeah I am one of the good guys so like the aluminium better since it shows much less fingerprints etc. Also iPhone also has Google now and agree siri is no match for google now. Also interesting how the 6s+ and 6p have almost the exact same dimensions.

    Posted via my Nexus 6P!
    11-13-2015 07:07 PM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Yeah I am one of the good guys so like the aluminium better since it shows much less fingerprints etc. Also iPhone also has Google now and agree siri is no match for google now.

    Posted via my Nexus 6P!
    If I was in a wild west movie, I'd have a black hat. I'll skin it and keep it in a case, anyway. So color really didn't matter all that much. There isn't much an iPhone is missing compared to Android, and vice versa, these days.
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    11-13-2015 07:12 PM
  12. sangs's Avatar
    My 6s Plus is going back on Monday and I'm firing up my 6P as my daily for a bit. I have the black and have seen the aluminum. I definitely like the black better. It's sleek as hell. Looks like something a Sith would have if they had an Android phone. Another part of the reason I'm switching, is like I said above, I can save a good deal of money. I hope you enjoy yours. I'll report back after I have even more time with mine.
    I'm loving the Frost look of my 6P, though honestly, had the Graphite (black) been in stock, I'd have probably ordered that instead. It's a very enjoyable phone and has reignited my desire to tinker, which you cannot really do on an iPhone.
    11-14-2015 06:33 AM
  13. sangs's Avatar

    Shoot video of the scene while walking and you will see the difference.

    Posted via my Nexus 6P!
    Exactly what I was trying to get across with my initial post. It's literally the only thing the 6S+ does significantly better. Now, the 6P video is perfect, if you're standing still. But turns out, I don't tend to do that when I shoot video.
    11-14-2015 06:36 AM
  14. nathani71973646's Avatar
    If the Nexus 6P outweighs the essential points of interest (better screen, more powerful camera, greater autonomy and more interesting storage), the iPhone 6s Plus remains the "must-have" for all Apple fanboys.
    11-14-2015 10:42 AM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    What I like most of all in today's "TECH WORLD" is that we have a choice of which device is best for each individual.
    I remember their was a time that I thought the smartphone I chose to use was the best .....and it was for ME, but I quickly learned that what works best for ME is not whats best for everyone else.
    11-14-2015 11:17 AM
  16. fanaticalism's Avatar
    i agree, i don't have the Nexus 6P but i've seen some specs and video examples. so in theory it has a better camera but in the practice it doesn't. finally i don't think this smartphone can do this:
    Actually, it can.
    11-15-2015 10:10 PM
  17. grundyman's Avatar
    Agreed, thats the first thing I noticed when I made the switch.
    11-16-2015 05:53 AM
  18. sangs's Avatar
    So my final verdict is in and the 6S+ wins. It may not be as customizable as the 6P, but it's just a better overall experience and phone. The battery on the 6S+ is smaller, yet somehow it gives me more life than the 6P's larger battery. I can only surmise that the operating systems are the main factor for that, since I basically run the same apps/programs on both phones and both are configured to use T-Mobile wi-fi calling, so hunting for a weak LTE signal shouldn't be a reason. Overnight performance amazes me. The 6P routinely wakes up from sleep (11 p.m. to 5 a.m.) at 93-to-95 percent. The 6S+ is ALWAYS at 100 percent. Always. The 6P is a very good phone though and Google should be happy it finally has an Android device that can actually compete with the iPhone on many fronts.
    11-17-2015 07:16 AM
  19. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I rendered a pretty swift decision myself. The 6S Plus wins. The 6P is going back.

    What I liked and didn't like about the 6P sort of surprised me.

    I thought I wouldn't like the fingerprint scanner placement, but I LOVE it. I wish the iPhone had a sensor built into that Apple on the back. It really works incredibly well.

    What I didn't like mostly was the screen. I didn't like how saturated it was. It was saturated in a pretty unpleasant way to my eyes. I've owned Samsung phones, so I know the AMOLED deal, but this was different. In the Google Keep app for example, the colors were retina searing. Lol. After hunting to turn on the hidden settings, I found the sRGB mode switch, but that muted the colors terribly to an opposite extreme. I find it very hard to leave the color style and balance of the iPhone I guess now that I've gotten used to that. The brightness was also way less than the iPhone. It was sunset when I was trying them out. I got a nice big strong direct ray of sun to give me a worst case. The 6P nearly washed right out. The 6S Plus hung in there though some tilting was needed to minimize the glare.

    I remembered quickly how much I dislike onscreen soft buttons. I hate that they swallow up the screen. I hate that they push the keyboard up higher. I think Samsung has it right in the way they persist with the physical buttons, and Apple makes surprisingly good use of the one button they give you.

    I don't like how the power and volume keys are all together. I'd probably adapt to it over time, but I felt the volume buttons were just too low, and I often hit the volume when trying to power off or vice versa.

    I didn't like that the battery percentage was sort of illegible. The iPhone is clear and readable from 4 feet away.

    The speakers were a little disappointing to me. They were a little more full sounding than the one on my 6S Plus, but not by much. They also weren't particularly loud. I'd say the max volume was nearly even with my 6S Plus, though my iPhones tends to distort a little on the last click. The 6P wasn't exactly crystal clear at max volume either though.

    I didn't give it a full on multi-day test because the screen colors and lack of brightness was a deal breaker for me.

    I also sort of discovered that I really don't care for Android anymore. That's odd for me to say because I was once an Android and custom ROM junky.

    All in all though, it's a real solid phone, feels great in the hand, definitely very fluid, looks great, just not for me.

    I'm glad I did it because I feel even more confident that the 6S Plus was the right choice for me this year (and hopefully will remain with me for at least 2).
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    11-17-2015 01:53 PM
  20. swarlos's Avatar
    I rendered a pretty swift decision myself. The 6S Plus wins. The 6P is going back.

    What I liked and didn't like about the 6P sort of surprised me.

    I thought I wouldn't like the fingerprint scanner placement, but I LOVE it. I wish the iPhone had a sensor built into that Apple on the back. It really works incredibly well.

    What I didn't like mostly was the screen. I didn't like how saturated it was. It was saturated in a pretty unpleasant way to my eyes. I've owned Samsung phones, so I know the AMOLED deal, but this was different. In the Google Keep app for example, the colors were retina searing. Lol. After hunting to turn on the hidden settings, I found the sRGB mode switch, but that muted the colors terribly to an opposite extreme. I find it very hard to leave the color style and balance of the iPhone I guess now that I've gotten used to that. The brightness was also way less than the iPhone. It was sunset when I was trying them out. I got a nice big strong direct ray of sun to give me a worst case. The 6P nearly washed right out. The 6S Plus hung in there though some tilting was needed to minimize the glare.

    I remembered quickly how much I dislike onscreen soft buttons. I hate that they swallow up the screen. I hate that they push the keyboard up higher. I think Samsung has it right in the way they persist with the physical buttons, and Apple makes surprisingly good use of the one button they give you.

    I don't like how the power and volume keys are all together. I'd probably adapt to it over time, but I felt the volume buttons were just too low, and I often hit the volume when trying to power off or vice versa.

    I didn't like that the battery percentage was sort of illegible. The iPhone is clear and readable from 4 feet away.

    The speakers were a little disappointing to me. They were a little more full sounding than the one on my 6S Plus, but not by much. They also weren't particularly loud. I'd say the max volume was nearly even with my 6S Plus, though my iPhones tends to distort a little on the last click. The 6P wasn't exactly crystal clear at max volume either though.

    I didn't give it a full on multi-day test because the screen colors and lack of brightness was a deal breaker for me.

    I also sort of discovered that I really don't care for Android anymore. That's odd for me to say because I was once an Android and custom ROM junky.

    All in all though, it's a real solid phone, feels great in the hand, definitely very fluid, looks great, just not for me.

    I'm glad I did it because I feel even more confident that the 6S Plus was the right choice for me this year (and hopefully will remain with me for at least 2).
    LOL I was the exact same way it got so bad for me flashing roms and kernels I would have needed to joined Flashers Anonymous haha.
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    11-18-2015 04:23 AM
  21. sangs's Avatar
    LOL I was the exact same way it got so bad for me flashing roms and kernels I would have needed to joined Flashers Anonymous haha.
    I wish Android were around when I was younger and a tinkering junkie. I'd have had a ball. But now I'm old(er) and boring.
    11-18-2015 04:33 AM
  22. swarlos's Avatar
    I wish Android were around when I was younger and a tinkering junkie. I'd have had a ball. But now I'm old(er) and boring.
    LOL yeah I'm 27 now and I used Android when I was 22-24 so I spent a lot of time tinkering haha. Now I can jailbreak to do that.
    11-18-2015 04:36 AM
  23. sangs's Avatar
    @Ticojpunk - Funny you mentioned the screen. I kept looking at the 6P screen and saying to myself, "It's supposed to be a better screen, so why does the iPhone's look much better?" Guess years of iPhones have hurt the AMOLED experience for me? Unlike you however, I love the onscreen soft buttons. That back button is perfectly placed, unlike the iOS version of back, tucked away in the upper corner. And I really like how Android handles Apps MUCH better than how iOS does. The App Drawer is great.
    11-18-2015 04:37 AM
  24. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    @Ticojpunk - Funny you mentioned the screen. I kept looking at the 6P screen and saying to myself, "It's supposed to be a better screen, so why does the iPhone's look much better?" Guess years of iPhones have hurt the AMOLED experience for me? Unlike you however, I love the onscreen soft buttons. That back button is perfectly placed, unlike the iOS version of back, tucked away in the upper corner. And I really like how Android handles Apps MUCH better than how iOS does. The App Drawer is great.
    I agree about the placement. One handed use was a little easier because of the location of the 6P soft buttons. I could probably get used to them eventually. I could not get used to that screen though. That definitely was my deal breaker.

    I forgot to mention a couple things. Playing music in Google Play Music, when rotating the device to landscape or back to portrait, the music skips/stops/stutters. Every time. That was a little baffling. I'd expect that to be fixed in an update, but definitely strange as its Google's own Music service having an issue on Google's flagship phone.

    The camera viewfinder was also glitchy. As you pan around the image on screen would stutter and pause here and there. Sometimes long enough that when you were pointing at what you wanted to shoot, it'd take a second to right itself.

    I also think I'd miss OIS way too much. I'm always running around the yard with my kids, running alongside them while they are running or doing something, and the Plus is a godsend with the OIS. They really, really should have gotten OIS into the 6P.
    Last edited by Ticojpunk; 11-18-2015 at 05:55 AM.
    11-18-2015 05:41 AM
  25. sangs's Avatar
    They're both really fun to play with. Screw it, I might be keeping them both. Android and iOS living together under one roof.
    Last edited by sangs; 11-19-2015 at 07:19 AM.
    11-19-2015 05:35 AM
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