The Nexus 6P happens to be the first collaboration by Google and Huawei and so far it has shown to be very impressive. Released on September 29, the Nexus 6P comes in three different versions whose price is dependent on their individual internal storage. The128 GB Nexus 6P model costs US$649, for US$549 you can get your hands on the 64 GB model and the 32 GB version will cost you US$499.
Nexus 6P build design and quality
The first to feature an all-round metal build, the Nexus 6P has an outstanding design. One unique quality of the phone, is the glass bar at the top end of the device’s back, and a fingerprint sensor right below the glass bar. The glass bar houses the rear camera, flash and the laser auto-focus and offers an NFC and antenna window.
The fingerprint sensor is placed at the most convenient place where your index finger will naturally rest when holding the device. Apart from being highly responsive the fingerprint scanner is very accurate.
At the front, the Nexus 6P has stereo front-facing speakers which make gives it a large bezel appearance.
The premium Nexus 6P design has a Huawei influence especially compared to the make of Huawei Mate S. It also comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus since it has a 7.3mm thickness but large enough fit in a 3450 mAh battery.
Nexus 6P is complemented by a USB Type-C port at the bottom edge. The feature has been witnessed in the Nexus line and is expected to set the standard for future smartphones. USB Type-C on Nexus 6P is uses USB 2.0 and offers increased speed in charging and data transfer. It also has a reversible charger which means reversed charging capabilities which allow you to charge other compatible devices with the Nexus 6P.
Nexus 6P display
Nexus 6P’s 5.7-inch AMOLED screen with QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 518 pixel density offers a terrific white balance with content looking crisp and amazingly bright. The AMOLED display has flexible viewing angles with detailed images even at a 70-degree angle.
Nexus 6P display is complemented with a Gorilla Glass 4 covering the stereo speakers at top and bottom of the screen.
Nexus 6P software
One of the Nexus devices equipped with the latest Android Marshmallow, Nexus 6P is warranted with a number of great software functionalities. Some of its features include App Standby and Doze Mode for power management, refined app permission control, native fingerprint scanning support, intuitive Google Now on Tap and an overall improved Android system.
User experience on the Android Marshmallow running Nexus 6P is extremely fluid, with smooth opening of apps, seamless multi-tasking, fast updates and even more convenient browsing on the internet. In addition to be the an adequate smartphone for gaming and media playback, its incredible software makes this phone one of the year’s best releases yet.
Its use of Snapdragon 810 v2.1 clocked at 2.0 GHz, may cause the Nexus 6P to be a bit warm but does not affect the device’s performance. When it comes to graphics and multi-tasking capabilities, the 6P’s Adreno 430 and 3 GB RAM performs adequately.
Nexus 6P audio
The Nexus 6P’s front-facing stereo speakers offer clean, loud and distortion-free sounds that are pretty impressive. Its audio quality that is awesome enough to be compared to that of the HTC BoomSound quality.
Nexus 6P camera
Though the Nexus 6P’s 12.3 MP main camera lacks an image optical stabilizes it has compensates with a laser auto-focus. With larger pixels compared to its predecessor, the Nexus 6P sensor is able to capture rich detailed images even in low lit areas. The Nexus camera can shoot 4K video and also record at120 fps and 240ps for slow motion videos. Its dual LED flash offers balanced tones in flash photos. A HDR+ is included which is basically an improved HDR mode is feature that detects its purpose by default.
Some of the upgraded functions include, swiping on the camera interface to switch from camera to a video mode and being able to access the camera by pressing the power key twice.
Nexus 6P has 8 MP front camera ideal enough for selfies and video calls. Like the main camera, its images are detailed though a bit saturated. Overall, the image quality is better than that of any other Nexus device.
Nexus 6P Battery
Google’s Nexus 6P happens to have a massive 3450 mAh non-removable battery, bigger than any other Nexus variant. In addition to this, it has a stocked battery saver feature which combined Android Marshmallow’s Doze Mode (which puts your phone into hibernation mode after a while of not being used) and App standby (which ensures that no apps are running in the background), Nexus 6P will have enough juice to get you through a typical day.
Furthermore, the Nexus 6P comes with faster charging, with a 10 minute charge offering you up to seven hours’ worth of power juice.
Its large battery capacity can come in handy when it comes to charging other USB Type-C enabled devices.
Nexus 6P is truly a premium smartphone just as its P suggests. The best of all Google releases, Nexus 6P has all the features you look for in a high-end device. From the beautifully designed hardware to the highly efficient Android software it is stocked with, it is well worth every penny. If you are thinking of buying a Nexus 6P, your best option is pre-ordering as it is an online exclusive available Google Store
and Huawei’s US store