The Californian based technology firm Google comes up with a new version of its mobile operating system – Android every year and with that it also adds a new product to its Nexus range of smartphones to flaunt the very best of the Android ecosystem. Google works in collaboration with different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to build a smartphone the way Google wants to be to give its users the kind of experience they want them to have from Android in its unadulterated, purest form.
This year Google has come up with the Android v6.0 Marshmallow and to flaunt that they m have released not one but two Nexus smartphones – the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 5X Review we have seen it the Nexus for the budget conscious and the Nexus 6P is for the people looking for a ‘Premium’ smartphone (that it what the ‘P’ stands for in the name) that does not cut corners and to put it straight, the Nexus 6P is the most impressive and the best Nexus smartphone yet.
Google Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Nexus 6P Priced at Rs 39,999/-
The Chinese smartphone maker, who has been continuously rising up the ladder in the smartphone business, with the Nexus 6P has built a Premium and a gorgeous smartphone, the qualities that were clearly missing from the Motorola-made Nexus 6.
Nexus 6P SPECIFICATIONS:
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android 6.0|
|DISPLAY||5.7 inch, QHD, (2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 515 ppi)|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 V2.1, 2.0 GHz, octa-core|
|INTERNAL MEMORY||32 / 64 GB|
|CAMERA||12.3 MP Primary, 8 MP Secondary|
|DIMENSIONS||159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3|
|PRICE||Rs. 39,999 (32 GB version), Rs. 42,999 (64 GB version)|
Nexus 6P BUILD and DESIGN:
To me this is the best looking Nexus device to date and is easily among the best looking available right now. With the Nexus 6P, Google has for the first time chosen to go with an all metal body and it adds to the premium feel of the smartphone. The all-metal design has neatly chamfered and shiny edges that lead into the Gorilla Glass 4 display. Unlike in the iPhones, the antenna bands are smartly hidden, the flat sides and the soft curved back makes the smartphone a pleasure to hold.
Huawei has worked on the details by keeping the standby button on the sides slightly textured, below it has the volume rocker keys. On the back of the smartphone, there is the Nexus branding, etched in vertical and on top of it there is the circular fingerprint scanner that Google calls the Nexus Imprint.
The one thing that stands out in the Nexus 6P is the glass cut out that houses the 12.3MP camera on the top back of the smartphone, many people will fail to like it but i feel that it adds to the uniqueness of the Nexus 6P and to me it does not look bad. If you still have problems with the visor, you can opt for the black variant of the device on which the camera visor does not look that prominent as it does on the Aluminum variant.
Nexus 6P DISPLAY:
The Nexus 6P comes with a brilliant screen, the 5.7 inches Quad HD AMOLED display provides impressive contrast and the color reproduction is vibrant and punchy. The display is pretty sharp, it has a 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution and a great 518ppi pixel density.
The phone offers nice viewing angles and the outdoor visibility is decent though it could have been better, i wish Google had put in some more brightness levels.
The other benefit that you get with AMOLED displays is the Ambient Display.
Nexus 6P PERFORMANCE:
The Nexus 6P is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2GHz and to support it, it has 3GB of RAM. I was very much impressed with the performance of the smartphone, it does not slow down or encounter moments of slowdown or stand stills.
The Android v6.0 Marshmallow runs buttery smooth and all the phone is capable to perform whatever task you throw in front of it with ease. I must add that the fingerprint scanner on the Nexus 6P is very fast and the placement of it somehow feels perfect, due to it i always got my phone on when i took it out from my pocket.
Nexus 6P USER INTERFACE:
The Nexus 6P runs the latest version of the Android v6.0 Marshmallow and it is the same as the one we found on the Nexus 5X.
Nexus 6P STORAGE:
The Nexus 5X will be available in two storage variants – 32GB or 64GB. There will be no option for expandable storage.
Nexus 6P CAMERA:
The Nexus smartphones have always faltered when it comes to the camera performance but this year Google has managed to change stuffs significantly. The cameras on the new Nexus smartphones are very impressive and they might just be the best cameras out there on a smartphone, if not that, they are clearly among the top players of the smartphone camera with these devices. Google has loaded the Nexus 6P with a 12.3 MP main camera having a big f/2.0 aperture and on the front it has a 5MP camera with aperture of f/2.2.
The Nexus 6P performs well in low light when compared to the other smartphones out there. It captures more light with the 1.55μm pixels camera and it can be seen in the performance of the camera of the Nexus 6P, the pictures came out brilliant capturing an impressive amount of detail. Unlike the Nexus 5X the 6P has the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that further enhances the quality of the pictures captured through the phone.
Nexus 6P BATTERY:
The Nexus 6P comes packed with 3,450mAh battery, though not the best among the smartphones but it does not disappoint. With moderate to heavy use the phone easily ran through out the day and it might just go through the other day too (thanks to the ‘Doze’ feature) if you keep the usage in check. The phone support Boost Charge and it has a USB Type C charging and data transfer point .
Nexus 6P PROS & CONS:
- Stylish and Well-Built,
- Staggering Quad HD Display,
- Latest OS Updates Direct From Google,
- Great Cameras
- Some might find it too big
- Battery could have been better
Nexus 6P My Verdict:
I feel that Google has done a brilliant job with the Nexus 6P and it is the best smartphone out there if you want to have the true Android experience. The cameras have significantly improved and the metal body adds to the overall value. Looking at the price point the Nexus 6P is still lower priced than the flagship smartphones from Apple and Samsung but that does not mean that the Nexus 6P is second to any.