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Nexus 6P Review

By Allyson W | 03/01/2017 10:40:16

The Nexus 6P is the first product of the new partnership deal between Google and the Chinese giant Huawei. The Nexus 6P is a continuation of what Google started last year with the Nexus 6, by bringing to the smartphone market, a truly captivating high-end smartphone that was made to compete with all the current generation flagships.

Nexus 6P Review


  • Good camera
  • High-quality design
  • Great performance


  • USB Type-C not common yet
  • Photo processing is a bit slow
  • No more Qualcomm Quick Charging
  • No expandable storage


The Nexus 6P design takes on a whole new outlook which was entirely different from the predecessor. The device features a full metal body design with the Nexus logo vertically oriented on the metal back, while the subtle antenna lines located on the sides and the tiny rail between the body and the screen are made of plastic. The new fingerprint scanner is right above the logo, the scanner is lined by a shiny circle, and there is a black bar which houses the camera package, such as the flash and the laser autofocus system. The buttons are on the right side of the phone, and when pressed, each button offers a solid tactile feedback, the power button is textured, and that makes it very easy to pinpoint. The headphone jack is at the top, and the USB type-C port is located at the bottom. There is no expandable storage through micro SD, but we believe that the 32 GB of inbuilt storage is good enough. 128 GB and 64 GB options are available for those who want it. The Nexus 6P is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, backed by 3GB of RAM. With 159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3mm in dimension and 178g in weight, 6P is a big phone, and its size is almost the same with the iPhone 6S Plus.

Nexus 6P Review


The 6P feels solid and balanced with the 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 AMOLED) screen with dual speakers, and the RGB indicator light for notifications is located in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Nexus 6P Review


The 6P is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, backed by 3GB RAM and Adreno 430 GPU. This processing package gives the phone the ability to deliver. Navigating through the home screens, opening and closing of apps, are all easy. Gaming on Nexus 6P has also been a treat, because of the dual front-facing speaker setup and the display which all contribute towards improving the overall experience.

Nexus 6P Review


The Battery of Nexus 6p gets a huge boost with the large non-removable 3,450 mAh unit. A new power saving feature was added, and it is called Doze. Doze uses different sensors to put apps in a deep state of sleep than usual. The Doze seem to work quite well by keeping the battery from draining when in standby. The huge capacity of the battery is a significant addition to an impressively long life.

Nexus 6P Review


The camera we saw in the previous Nexus line consistently fell short of expectation, But the Nexus 6P is ready to contend with other smartphone cameras, and fortunately, the 6P has risen to the challenge with a 12.3 MP rear shooter and an 8MP front-facing camera. Unfortunately, the camera has no optical image stabilization. The overall large sensor size helps with the camera performance, and the overall quality is also higher and better than before.

Nexus 6P Review

Google partnership with HUAWEI really starts on a good note with the 6P. Beautiful design, great performance, excellent camera might just be the beginning of what looks like a fruitful partnership and some great product developments.

Nexus 6P Review