The new Nexus 6P is one of the first two phones that have been running the Android 6.0. That feature alone makes this phone something to look at. The P alongside the 6 apparently means Premium. Now, you may ask what Premium means in terms of the smartphone market. Its simple; Premium refers to the flagship product of the company. For so long Nexus has failed to deliver anything that could be placed alongside the likes of iPhone, Samsung S products, or even the HTC One models. But the Nexus 6P is supposed to be as good as the names mentioned.
The Nexus 6P is a very large phone. It is made entirely on a frame of aluminum. It does not have smooth round edges but rather chamfered corners. On first look I thought it would be a clumsy phone to carry. But when I picked it up and used it, it felt surprisingly comfortable. It weighs around 178 grams making it a very heavy phone.
The Nexus is a big phone in terms of screen as well. It is almost as big as the iPhone 6 Plus. It has a display of 5.7 inch screen. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 AMOLED Display. This gives the Nexus 6P quite a vibrant display with clear pictures and solid colors. This make this phone particularly good for watching videos or using YouTube.
Software & Storage
As mentioned earlier, the Nexus 6P is the first of only two phone to actually use the Google Android 6. That’s right, it uses Marshmallow as its operating software. As for its processor it uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with a working RAM of 3GB. Now, if you are not the kind of person who understands these specs, in simple language, Nexus 6P is a very fast working phone. Speaking from experience, the phone works very smoothly without any sort of lagging.
The phone is available in three different sizes. You can buy the 32GB, 64GB and the 128GB based on your requirements. The storage space seems adequate but the downside is you cannot use an external memory card to expand your store capacity. I personally don’t need much space above 32GB but if you are somebody who needs a lot of space, then buy the 64GB.
In recent times both Samsung, iPhone and even HTC have upgraded their camera quality. People who love taking pictures have been swayed by them because they offer good quality camera. Nexus has done the same thing this time with their Nexus 6P. They have turned to Sony to provide the sensor. As a result we now have a 12 mega pixel camera which takes wonderful quality pictures. I tried out a few shots here and there and the images are quite clear and vibrant. Human tones look human like, indoor pictures still have good brightness to them. The front facing camera is an 8 mega pixel camera that is somewhat perfect for taking selfies and to make video calls. If I was a very big fan of taking pictures then I would actually go for this phone. You can also record HD videos in 4k quality. There is also the option of making slow motion videos which is actually a fun feature to use.
A major factor for me when buying any sort of electrical device, whether it’s a smartphone, a tab or even a laptop, is the battery life. As somebody who has to stay outside for majority of the day, I don’t get to charge my phone as much. So I was extremely impressed with the battery life of the Nexus 6P. They have included a removable battery which is 3450 mAh. This is arguably the biggest battery I have ever come across in a smartphone. This essentially means that you can pass one full day using your phone at its optimum level and not require recharging at all. It is the perfect phone to take during travelling or spending time outdoors. Highly recommended for people who don’t have the luxury of charging every once in a while.
There are dual front speakers in the Nexus 6P which produce very loud audio. The quality from these speakers are pretty top notch as well. At maximum volume you can fill out the entire room with the music and the audio will be clear as well. Given the quality of the display and the audio, Nexus 6P will be a hit among the YouTube addicts or the ones who are always watching videos on their phone. The phone is a letdown when it comes to using headphones though. The clarity does not seem to be as sharp when using headphones as it is when using the speakers.
As it stands, the starting price of the Nexus 6P is at $499 for the 32GB. The price is greater as you increase the storage space. But to be fair, I think the price is very reasonable for something which is being put alongside other flagship smartphones.
In my view, this is the best smartphone that Nexus has produced so far. It has all the qualities to be a hit among the customers. The camera is great, the sound quality is amazing and my favorite, the battery lasts forever. The downside of this phone may be its size. It can become too big for some people to handle. But then again, isn’t having bigger phones the new trend now?
So would I recommend anyone to buy it? Absolutely. It’s going to be a good investment no matter what kind of phone you are looking for. I would rate it somewhere along 8 to 8.5 out of 10.