Google’s Nexus 6P Review – First Look at The Heir of Android Marshmallow

The advent of Alphabet as Google’s parent company brought quite some surprises, but the real excitement is about the Nexus successor mobiles, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The last feature of Nexus series with Nexus 6 came out as a disappointment to buyers. It was big and bulky, not something customers expected, especially when other companies like iPhone offered ballistic new features in terms of both style and appeal.

However, things seem pretty different with Nexus 6P, which along with Nexus 5X is the first smartphone to feature Android Marshmallow 6.0. It is apparent that the latest version of Android was in-store, but Google was waiting to cash the opportunity. So catch Android 6.0 in Huawei-made Nexus 6P first, the other manufacturers will catch up later.


Style and Appeal—it’s A Tablet, It’s A Phablet, It Is Nexus 6P

Compared to Motorola-built Nexus 6, Huawei has done a fantastic job bringing Nexus 6P up to the promise. The smartphone is smart, elegant and playable; you will instantly fall in love with its curves.

Variety and Value—Made To Match Your Taste

The Nexus 6P is coming in four color variants namely Aluminum, Graphite and Frost, which are really just amazing shades of silver, black and white respectively. You will be able to choose from 32, 64 or 128 Gigabytes for prices of $499, $549, $649 in the order of the respective storage capacities.

Physical Features—Cool Looks, Better Handling

The Nexus 6P is fully metallic, which makes it first of its kind in Nexus series. Delicately composed from CNC-machined “aeronautical-grade aluminum,” cuts down needless grams on its weight and gives it a silkier feel. Although, it’s just as massive as iPhone 6S Plus, yet it is surprisingly lighter.

If you have been a victim of Nexus 6, the 6P edition with its manageable grip will truly win your heart. It’s 3mm thinner than its predecessor and together with a larger screen-to-body ratio, you will be amazed how outstandingly easy it is to carry around.

The top of the class Gorilla Glass 4 safeguards its 5.7” AMOLED screen with quad-HD resolution of 2560×1440, while seams sit so close together you won’t be able to tell where the glass end and the metal begins. On the back side is an intuitive fingerprint scanner, called Nexus Imprint, which can be used to verify your identity to unlock the phone and make transactions via Google Pay.

The fingerprint scanner of Nexus 6P is positioned in a way so that your index finger passively falls on it when you grab your phone. Once all your fingers are registered, your print is recognized automatically. The black strip containing the camera and the flash does make the smartphone unique, if not completely out of the world.

Your music and gaming experience has never been so awesome as 6P comes with stereo speakers with incredibly loud volume, while there are total three mics, two for the front and one for the back. The 3450mAh battery is not detachable but it is fine-tuned for rapid charging.

Performance—High Speed, Delivered

The all-new Nexus 6P features Snapdragon 810 v2.1 octacore processor, which you have already seen in the OnePlus 2, while graphical capability is powered by Adreno 430 and 3GB of RAM. Google’s latest releases are also setting new milestone for smartphones including the first ever USB Type-C for efficient recharge and lightning-fast data transfer.


Camera—Not Just Bold But Better

The 12.3Mp Sony camera is the best that you can get, not in terms of resolution, but clarity, precision and performance. Equipped with bigger receptors of 1.55 microns (iPhone 6S: 122 microns) which allow it to capture more light, consequentially, your photos will be more colorful and accurate, even if shot in dim light.

Fan of high fps? Your desire for slow-motion videos will finally be granted with Nexus 6P’s 240fps, possible through Google Photo app, while the burst-mode can capture 30 shots in one second. However the comparative quality cannot be determined by result of the photos on the mobile screen, we will let you be the judge of that when you observe the pictures after transferring them to your computer.

OS – Get The Best Of Android

Powered by the latest Android 6.0 edition, Marshmallow, Nexus 6P surely stands apart from the rest of the flagship Android smartphones. It comes several new features, including the ability to get context-sensitive information ‘cards’ by holding the home button, which outshines Lollipop version because it will work within apps. Apart from that’s Marshmallow enjoys multitudes of minor improvements and you will know the difference when you experience it yourself.

nexus-6p menu

Outstanding Features – Google Nexus 6P Specification

  • 7in 2560×1440-pixel Quad HD capacitive touchscreen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 octa-core processor at 2.0GHz
  • 32/64/128GB storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • 3MP main camera, dual-LED flash, support for 4K video at 30fps
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 11ac dual-band Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-C port (comparable to USB 3.1)
  • 178g

Final Words—It’s Certainly Refreshing

There’s no doubt about it, the Nexus 6P is featuring some never-seen-before traits. If you are into smartphones and want to boast about owning the latest, 6P could be your ultimate choice among other flagship mobiles in the row.

It will also suit the users who are a fan of larger screen sizes, while it’s worth noticing that you are getting all the good things at a price cheaper than the newest Galaxy S6. However, in doing so you have to drop the option of expandable storage, the only way to get around it that you buy a 6P with greater storage then available in the 32GB base model.

Part of 6P’s value will also be determined by its market presence and stability of the handsets one it gets through to the consumers. So our review is not a firm verdict and we will get back to it after seeing what users have to say about the phone. We will keep a tag on it post the updates in the news section as we discover something interesting.

For now you get the all-new Nexus 6P from Google’s online store with prices starting from $499.


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