Google Nexus 6P Review
Google Nexus 6P is an Android smartphone manufactured by Huawei and released together with the Nexus 5X in September 2015. Of the two, Nexus 6P is the larger and more premium, and it is the latest in the Nexus line of flagship devices as at the time of writing this review. Google usually proclaims the arrival of it’s latest Android versions through the Nexus phones, so both the Nexus 5X and the 6P introduced the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As you can guess, the operating system came with a lot of great features that will make you love it. Now let’s look at the specifications in details.
Previous flagship phones in the Nexus series had been manufactured by HTC and then LG, so this being the first time for the Chinese Company, Huawei had to make a statement to prove they can handle Nexus. In the line of Nexus phones, 6P is a distinguished one. The body of the phone is made of finely milled aluminum with beveled corners. It makes the device go scratch less even without having the phone case cover. At the back, we have a camera surrounded by a black glass along the phone’s back upper edge. A fingerprint sensor is present at the back of the phone also. There is a Type-C USB connection at the bottom to support charging and your data transfer.
Since 2014, when phablets were introduced into the phone markets, and people loved them, most phones came in the range of 5 to 5.5 inches. The Nexus 6P manufacturers added some fraction to the normal inches and produced a 5.7inch. The Wide Quad High Definition AMOLED screen takes gaming to another level. The Nexus 6P has dual front facing cameras, increases the enjoyment of videos and high-end games – with the addition of vibrant colors and great viewing angles, what would you ask for in a phone’s front display?
Phones in the Nexus line are mainly meant to showcase the newest Android Operating System version, and the Nexus 6P does just that. Since they were launched together with the Nexus 5X, they both showcase the Android 6.0 Marshmallow clearly, what differentiates them is the hardware that comes packed with the Nexus 6P. We will look at that shortly. Several months after the launch of Nexus 6P and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, we are about to experience the launch of the next Android Version, 7.0 Nougat. The beta versions 7.0 of Android have already been tested on the Nexus 6P and it ran smoothly as expected.
Let’s now talk about the hardware – what distinguishes 6P from Nexus 5X, basically what makes it perform better. Nexus 6P is a powerful phone; it comes packed with Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. That processing power is just great, and if you add on the 3GB DDR4 RAM, it becomes marvelous. The performance is fast and fluid, compared to previous phones that I have owned, the performance of this Nexus 6P has not deteriorated, even having it for over 6 months. Although it doesn’t come with an external memory card slot, it has just enough internal storage space. You can gate in variations of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB depending on your preference and budget. The battery capacity is 3450mAH sufficient to last a day of intensive use, two days if your usage is less intensive. The battery is also non-removable.
In this era of selfies, snap chats, Instagram, and other related photography needs, you have to admit, we buy phones for how good their cameras are and how they can fit in our budget. Nexus 6P wouldn’t want you to miss that high res photo or video, so it comes packed with a 12.3 megapixel back camera and 8-megapixel front camera. Both cameras can produce clean, accurate shots in most shooting scenarios.
The pricing starts at $499 in the US and the UK, and $899 in Australia.
As from the text you just read, the benefits of owning a Nexus 6P couldn’t be made more apparent. From the processor, the RAM, large internal storage, to the Type-C USB that you can plug upside down or not. The wide display, with high-resolution pixels, it’s one phone you would definitely love to have.