Nexus 6P

It took Google five iterations after it’s initial Nexus device debut back in January 2010 to finally get a “flagship” dubbed worthy smartphone that would rival any of the other big manufacturer’s flagship smartphones.  It seems that Google finally listened to all the requests Nexus device enthusiasts have been making: a great quality camera, better battery life, better build quality.  Yes, I know that Nexus devices are geared toward developers(to test out their applications Google latest mobile operating system, Android) and nerds that want a pure Google experience.  So I ask why can’t it have the best specs possible.  I know a lot of nerds that will be more willing to pay for the premium build, higher tech specs and no bloatware.  If Google wants set the supposed standard then they should partner with a manufacturer and design the best possible options to highlight what Google deems should display what it’s most latest Android OS iteration is capable of.  Google was still wise appease those developers that need/want to test Android “Marshmallow”(Android 6.0) on a budget-friendly smartphone by having LG build the Nexus 5X.  But this time Google made a better decision to release the Nexus 6P(built by Huawei) appease the throngs of Android’s loudest and most influential advocates while at the same time re-establish good working relations with a Chinese manufacturer that is now considered the 3rd ranking(at the time of this publication) smartphone OEM in global market share.

New Features: Latest Android OS(Android 6.0 Marshmallow, first to receive updates), one of the first devices of 2015 to utilize a USB Type-C port(fast charging, faster data transmissions and no fuss connections with symmetrical slot), one if not the fastest fingerprint sensor on the market), big battery, loud front facing speakers

Pros: Value pricing for what get, excellent camera quality(bigger sensors and aperture), no bloatware(pure Android 6.0 Marshmallow), tall but slim build design(large screen real estate), quality build materials

Cons: No OIS(video or picture modes), tall and possibly wide build may not be good for one handed use, fingerprint sensor in back(not great for unlocking the device quickly when on your desk), default camera software still not the fastest and as robust(manual modes) as other OEMs, no expandable storage but all previous Nexus devices has had this con, no battery swapping capability(again all Nexus previous devices has had this con)

Bottom Line: It took working with a not so familiar smartphone OEMs to “borrow” the features of the most touted features that other OEM that dominate the smartphone market: front facing speakers, large AMOLED screen, excellent low light performing camera, large battery capacity, and best of all no bloatware


LAUNCH Announced 2015, September
Status Currently Available. Released: 2015, September
BODY Dimensions 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 in)
Weight 178 g (6.28 oz)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
CPU Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU Adreno 430
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12.3 MP, f/2.0, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.3′ sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, [email protected]
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with front stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Fast charging
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics
MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Photo/video editor
Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 440 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 23 h (3G)
Music play Up to 100 h
MISC Colors Graphite,Graphite, Frost

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