Nexus 6P vs Note 5: Price
Last but certainly not least, and very important, is the price tag. Google has always delivered phones at an affordable price, save for last year, and the new Nexus 6P is no exception. It's a great all-around smartphone, but doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Here are the pricing details for those interested.
Pricing varies from carrier to carrier, but for the most part the Note 5 with 32GB of storage is around $700. That's $200 (or $239) more for two very similar smartphones. Then it's $100 more for the 64GB version, costing $839 from AT&T, while Google is charging just $549, making the 64GB Nexus 6P nearly $300 cheaper. You could almost buy two for the price of one. Almost.
However, the Nexus 6P isn't sold by carriers, which means there are no 2-year agreements, monthly payments plans (unless you use Project Fi) and owners will have to buy it outright. Compared to the Note 5 which can be bought on contract, or with $26-30 per month payment plans. We do need to state that the Nexus 6P won't be in carrier stores, but will work with all US carriers. That means Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and smaller regional carriers. It's unlocked, and supports almost every network band on the market.
That all aside, the Nexus 6P is much much cheaper, for a very similar experience. That makes for one very hard choice to make. Samsung's well known, proven to make excellent smartphones, and very popular.
The Nexus 6P on the other hand, while coming from Google, is made by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. They do make great phones, but they aren't what we'd consider tried and true here in the United States. We'll need to get our hands on the Nexus 6P before we say more, but given what's been explained here, this is a tough choice.
Two great phones offering some of the very best, but one costing at least $200 or more less. You decide!