With all the innovations that have been done, all types of phones are in the market and most of them look pretty much alike such that it's a bit hard to distinguish one brand from another. However, with the giant search engine, Google, ensuring that as many people as possible are enlightened on existence of its phones as well as the advent of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, many people are getting to know of the latest devices in the phones market, including Google's Nexus 6P. Before purchasing the latest devices, it's good to be armed with some basic knowledge and for this case, let's set our hands on the Nexus 6P and its features.

The new thing in Nexus 6P

Unlike its predecessor, the Nexus 6, the new Nexus 6P has more added features that give it the upgrade. The new Nexus 6P has an aluminium frame covering it unlike the plastic covering on Nexus 6. The Nexus 6P also comes with a screen that is 9% bigger although its general size is smaller than that of Nexus 6. The Nexus 6P also comes with a lighter weight, improved battery life, faster processing speed and sharper resolution of its screen. The Nexus 6P also has a fingerprint sensor and icing the cake is its newest upgrade, the Android 6.0 update.

The camera

The camera is one of the features that has given Nexus 6P the points. It comes with an 8-megapixels front-facing camera, popularly known as the 'selfie camera' and a 12.3-megapixels rear-facing camera. The camera also has laser autofocus that helps in better photos. The front camera has been given credit for its ability to take pictures in HD while the back camera has earned itself a good rating for its good color mapping ability and brightness.

No Dual Sim

For the lovers of multiple sim card ownership, this may disappoint you since this feature is absent in the Nexus 6P. However, let us hope that this might be considered in Nexus 7.

RAM and performance

Just like Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P comes with a RAM of 3GB, which one may consider reasonable compared to its price, because other devices within the same RAM cost a few more bucks. However, this is not really the best RAM feature since the Galaxy S6 Edge+ itself comes with a prodigious 4GB of RAM.


The Nexus 6P is a bit more expensive in comparison to Nexus 6. The entry-level 32GB Nexus device comes at a price of $499 while the 128GB model comes at a price of $649. For the lovers of expansive memory use, the 32GB would not give you conviction enough to buy it since the memory cannot be expanded using an SD card. Unless you choose to consider other aspects like the improved battery life, new operating system and USB.

Fingerprint Sensor

The fingerprint sensor, also known as the Nexus Imprint, is located at the back of the Nexus 6P. The sensor is set to be combined with the new OS with no need of downloading any external apps. It is not necessary as one can still work without it. It can be used for purposes such as locking and unlocking the screen as well as verification when using certain applications. The hardware of the Nexus Imprint is separate from other hardware of the phone in order to keep the information safe from exploits such as malware that may steal your fingerprint during the transit process.There are many more features to check out concerning the Nexus 6P. The basics given above should help you in making an informed choice as you purchase the Nexus 6P phone or other related smartphones.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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