As every year end, builders unveil their new touch terminals. This comparison compares to three unavoidable models offered by Google, Samsung, and Apple to help you choose better. This comparison is centered at the moment, namely the Nexus 6P of Google, the iPhone 6S Plus of Apple and the Galaxy S6 Edge + of Samsung.

The main interface with the user, the screen is a key element to consider before a purchase. Its size and display quality will greatly depend on your ease of use. Here are the characteristics of

their screens:

• Google Nexus 6P: 5.7 “, AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 px, 518 ppi
• Apple iPhone 6S Plus: 5.5 “, Retina HD, 1920 x 1080 px, 401 ppi
• Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: 5.7 “, Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 px, 518 ppi

As you can see here, it is the Android smartphones that present the largest screens with QHD definitions. Apple offers a smaller device of 0.2 “and a definition Full HD” only “. Absolutely, the differences in definition will be virtually invisible to the naked eye between each terminal. The builders each offer their best in color and contrast, so here you will find beautiful slabs with beautiful renderings.

However, the originality comes back to the S6 Edge + with its curved screen that allows various additional interactions thanks to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. A choice that will seduce some as much as it will discourage others.

In this comparison, it is probably Apple that keeps the soberest design, its iPhone 6S Plus remaining in the continuity of its predecessors of previous years. It is available in four different colors and offers a metal hull. As for the Nexus 6P, we will love or not it’s back shell which has a bulge over the entire width to contain the camera and the various antennas necessary for its operation. A choice probably made in order to keep the rest of the aluminum shell.

But again the palm of the original design goes to Samsung with its curved screen that covers almost the entire front of the smartphone. The back shell remains otherwise very classic while being high-end (glass + aluminum). Keep in mind that use with a curved screen requires a certain amount of adaptation time. Trying to get a hold on exhibition models can help you when you choose. The design, therefore, depends mostly on tastes but personally, our preference goes to the S6 Edge + and its curved screen rather clever.

Every year we see an increase in the performance of our tactile devices, becoming ever faster and able to achieve things that we have not seen before. High-end compulsory, our three competitors of this comparison have what is best at the moment as you will see below:

• Google Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 at 2 GHz, 3 GB RAM
• Apple iPhone 6S Plus: A9, 2GB RAM
• Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: Exynos 7420 at 2.1 GHz, 4GB RAM

Do not rely on the features of the iPhone 6S Plus, it comes out as well as its competitors under Android, Apple optimizing its baby onions. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed by the speed and fluidity of your device. The Nexus 6P is not yet available, so it’s hard to know if the Snapdragon 810 processor in version 2.1 will have solved all its heating problems and what will be the average battery life of the phablet.

Integrated batteries are also consistent, even if the iPhone 6S Plus remains the smallest of the three with a capacity of 2750 mAh against 3450 mAh for the Nexus 6P and 3000 mAh for the S6 Edge +. Difficult to say which terminal will hold a charge for a long time, everything depends on your use and the software optimization carried out by the manufacturers. Count however more than 8h for each in normal use, which is ample enough to hold a whole day.

Like last year with Android 5 and iOS 8, Google and Apple are taking advantage of the launch of their new flags to integrate the latest version of their home OS. Only the Galaxy S6 Edge + is satisfied with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but benefits from Samsung’s Touchwizz overlay that brings many modifications to the base system. The Nexus 6P will take advantage of Android 6 Marshmallow when it launches while the iPhone 6S Plus is already equipped with iOS 9.

Each one has advantages and defects, the list of which would be too long to give in this article. Just like design, it is mainly a matter of taste. Android remains more customizable hence my preference for this one, but iOS is simpler to take over for a novice.

Other Features & Features:
Let us now turn to the small additions specific to each terminal of this comparison. By 2015, fashion is fingerprinting and our high-end phablet all incorporate a fingerprint reader, supposed to improve safety. Samsung and Apple have made the choice to position it on the front button front, but Google has opted for the back. An original choice but perhaps not the most practical to use.

Another standard came into force this year: the USB Type-C. No need to think about the branching direction, it is now irrelevant. The Nexus 6P will benefit, unlike the S6 Edge + that remains to the classic micro-USB 2.0. It can however be recharged wirelessly via an induction base. The iPhone uses a Lightning plug as on the old models. The charging times are further reduced thanks to the rapid charging technologies, allowing to fill the batteries in just over an hour.

Big disappointment however for all these phablet: no micro-SD port in order to extend the storage memory. Admittedly, 32 or 64 GB are enough, but in the case of the iPhone 6S Plus with 16 GB base, it is quickly limited. The price will be greatly impacted by the amount of internal memory you want to get. Only the iPhone 6S Plus offers 128 GB storage.

This year 2015 is rich in quality smartphones, our three flags having everything to please. Apple remains the most classic in design and offers an ever more powerful version of its OS. Samsung is trying its originality with its Galaxy S6 Edge + curved screen. A risky bet that will not necessarily taste for everyone. As for Google, its Nexus 6P benefits from the latest innovations of Android 6 Marshmallow, all in a smartphone with the pretty design signed Huawei.

All are in the top of the basket at the level of the characteristics. But if the price is important to you then there is no doubt that the elected will be the Nexus 6P for the iPhone 6S Plus and the Galaxy S6 Edge +. A real difference this time!

Between these three models, except for the big problem in our test, it is the Nexus 6P that we would choose (there is necessarily a part of subjectivity). Its price, its OS without overlay (and the possibilities of personalization to come especially through the root) making our preference. The S6 Edge + has to prove its worth and the concept has yet to mature to be really interesting on a daily basis. As for the iPhone 6S Plus, it is also an excellent model that could make you hesitate (or not if you are already fan of the apple).

And you, which one will you choose?