Honor 8 vs Nexus 6P


The Honor 8 is the shiniest smartphone having extremely reflective glass that gives off an Aurora like effect because it bounces light around at all different angles. It is an eye-catching Android phone that makes you stand out in a crowd no despite its 5.2 inch display. It is an elegant smartphone in its own unique way.

For anyone buying a cheap phone, Huawei’s budget-friendly Honor sub-brand cumulates a lot of same specs and performance as Samaung’s devices at a mid-range price. Honor 8 is a step up from aluminum Honor 6X and is also a little more one-hand friendly compared to forthcoming Honor 8 Pro. No new Honor phone shines like Honor 8.

The Honor 8 comes with a dual rear camera providing sharper than average mid-range photos and inventing gesture shortcuts. It also features an IR blaster which allows you to make your phone a TV remote and a rear fingerprint sensor that also enables you to customize all sorts of single and double-tap shortcuts.

Honor 8 costs same as recent OnePlus 3 and ZTE Axon 7 and works only on GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T in the US. Honor 8 is not available in carrier stores in US and you can’t buy it on a device payment plan. You can buy it through Amazon, Best Buy and Huawei directly at full price.

It costs £369 in UK and $399 in the US, both SIM-free and with 32GB internal storage. $449 with 64GB configuration is only sold in US. Honor 8 supports adoptable storage and microSD cards, so if you are in UK and need extra space, this may not matter.

The Google’s Nexus 6P is easier on your wallet than Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. It is also easier to hold in one hand than old Nexus 6. It has features like fingerprint sensor, a camera that works well in low-light and a reversible USB-C port. These are selling points for this unibody aluminum phablet.

The Nexus 6P is 2015’s flagship Android phablet of Google. It has a 5.7 inch display and lower price. If you are looking for 6P, you will get it for a reduced price but it will not be available at official Google Store. It starts at $499 due to an early 2016 price drop and you can find it a bit cheaper in UK and US with a little shopping. It thus becomes easier to go for 64GB and 128GB models and it is a SIM-free unlocked phone.

Though Nexus 6P is last year’s model but it still one of the best choices for Android lovers. A large, 5.7 inch screen, metal body and a pure Android experience along with all software updates shipped right away are strong reasons to consider the Nexus 6P.

On the other hand, the Honor 8 brings flagship hardware into a mid-tier device and has all usual features available on top of the line models such as excellent camera, metal chassis, powerful chipset except an extremely high price and 2K resolution.

After that you are familiar with both smartphones Honor 8 and Google Nexus 6P, now have a look at the difference between the two.


Measuring 159.3×77.8×7.3, the Nexus 6P is one behemoth of a smartphone and the phablet is quite big. It has a very thin profile but if you want a 5.7 inch device, size shouldn’t be a problem. The Honor 8 is a gorgeous looking device that measures 145.5×71×7.5mm which is the average size for a 5.2 inch screen device.

Both models are striking. The Nexus 6P has a minimal look with dark front side and a huge Nexus logo on the back. The Honor 8 looks very appealing and flashy. It has a shiny metal chassis and its fingerprint sensor and camera look like they are somehow printed into the device and give the phone a futuristic look.

Display and Hardware:

The Huawei Nexus 6P is equipped with last year’s top chipset, the Snapdragon 810 (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4×1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 combined with Adreno 430 GPU). It is a bit low for a 1440p resolution but since the Nexus line get a highly optimized clean Android from Google directly, 810 is just enough. It comes with a choice between 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage and 3 gigs of RAM. It doesn’t have SD card slot but is the same as with every other Nexus device.

The Honor 8 is equipped with Kirin 950 SoC (4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53 & 4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 along with Mali-T880 MP4), made by Huawei. The model comes with 3GB of RAM and with either 32GB or 64GB of expandable internal storage. The phone combines a serious hardware punch which is a great choice for every user who wants high-end hardware without paying $1000 for the smartphone.

The Nexus 6P comes with a large and gorgeous 5.7inch AMOLED screen that sport 1440p resolution (518 pixel density). Such a big screen is excellent for every book fan and all movie-lovers, since this the perfect size for reading on the go as well as watching movies.

The Honor 8 has a solid 5.2 inch, 1080p (423 pixel density) LCD and LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon) display. The screen is bright, big, has a faster response rate and perfect ratio between resolution and size and it will be enough for most users.

Software and Battery:

The Nexus 6P runs under Android Marshmallow and comes with a 3450 mAh battery. The Honor 8 runs under Android Marshmallow and packs a 3000 mAh battery. Both models support fast battery charging and feature a fingerprint scanner.


The Nexus 6P features a 12.3 MP rear camera with f/2.o aperture and features dual-LED flash and laser autofocus. You can take videos in 720 at 240fps as well as 2160p at 30fps. The front facing camera has 8MP with f/2.4 aperture and can record 1080p videos.

The Honor 8 also features a dual-camera setup, just like that used on Huawei P9 (one RGB, one BW, giving superior bokeh effect, two sensors). It has 8MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture and two 12MP sensors with f/2.2 aperture featuring HDR, laser autofocus and a dual-LED flash. You can also record 720p at 240 as well as 1080p at 60fps videos.

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Bottom Line:

Huawei Nexus 6P is a perfect smartphone for you if you want pure Android without any shovelware. It has a huge screen and the best software support. On the other hand, the Honor 8 is a device for those longing for a flagship without paying lots of money for top hardware.

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