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HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P: Which is better?

May 17, 2016

HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P: HTC’s newest and greatest offering goes up against the best Nexus device yet, let’s take a look in both the smartphones.

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HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P

HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P: Which is better?

The Nexus 6P employs a full metal unibody construction with the glass bump area at top on the back that houses the camera setup, and it has certainly been a polarizing design element. It has display of 5.7-inch, so the Nexus 6P is wider, taller and heavier than the HTC 10.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Speakers


While HTC 10 brings some subtle changes, HTC has added a bit if girth all the way around edges. The HTC 10 is little wider and because of its smaller size this device certainly offers the better handling experience when it is compared to the Nexus 6P.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Software


The HTC 10 comes with Super LCD 5 display of 5.2-inch with Quad HD resolution and pixel density of 565ppi.

The Nexus 6P features a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen with a Quad HD resolution and pixel density of 518ppi. Gaming and media consumption can be more enjoyable on the larger screen but when it comes to general viewing experience both smartphones do an excellent job.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Screen


There is not much difference in the performance of these two smartphones, but Nexus 6P was launched in the latter half of the 2015, while the HTC 10 does see the benefits of the newer release.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Side Buttons

The Nexus 6P comes with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and it is clocked at 2GHz and it is backed by Adreno 430 GPU and RAM of 3GB

The HTC 10 is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and it is clocked at 2.15 GHz and it is backed by Adreno 530 GPU and RAM of 4GB.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Performance

So, the overall performance with both the smartphones is fantastic.


Both the smartphones comes with the fingerprint sensor, but yes with different implementations. The fingerprint scanner of HTC 10 is on the up front and it is embedded into the capacitive home key and it is as fast and very accurate. On the other hand the scanner of Nexus 6P is found on the back and it is placed ideally to be with the easy reach of the index finger and it can be used to quickly wake and unlock the phone in only one go.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Display

In the HTC 10 there are in-built storage of 32GB and 64GB and additional storage via microSD card up to 200 GB.

The Nexus 6P also adds a 128GB but without expandable storage. Both the devices comes with the standard suite of the connectivity options, but with larger focus on audio.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Design


The Nexus 6P has rear camera of 12 MP with the 1.55um pixel size and f/2.0 aperture, laser auto focus system and OIS. On the other hand the specs sheet of HTC 10 is mostly identical and save for the f/1.8 aperture.HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P Camera

Simplicity is main focus when it comes to the respective camera applications, with the HTC further streamlining the camera app to make it easier to be use.

Specs comparison

           Nexus 6P           HTC 10
Processor 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Display 5.7-inch AMOLED display

Quad HD resolution


5.2-inch Super LCD5 display

Quad HD resolution

565 ppi

Camera Rear camera – 12MP

f/2.0 aperture

1.55um pixel size

Front facing camera- 8MP


Rear camera- 12 MP

f/1.8 aperture

1.55um pixel size

Front facing camera- 5MP


Storage 32/64/128 GB

Not expandable

32/64 GB

Expandable up to 200 GB via microSD


Battery 3,450 mAh

Non removable

3,000 mAh


Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac



Bluetooth 4.2

USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 connector

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac



Bluetooth 4.2

USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 connector

Dimensions 159.3/77.8/7.3 mm

178 grams


161 grams

Software Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

HTC Sense UI