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Nexus 6P Review – Huawei’s First Phablet For Google

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The Nexus 6P is somehow a successor of the Nexus 6 phablet, which has been created by Motorola, but it’s not that large and it has a more beautiful design, featuring a sleek metal body and two front-facing speakers. The previous model was rather a XXL version of the Moto X 2014, featuring a curved plastic back with metal sides. This a review of the new Nexus 6P, in which we’ll tell you everything that you need to know about its specs and features.

Design and Display

The Nexus 6P was released alongside the Nexus 5X (created by LG), being the first phones to run on the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The 6P device has better specs than its sibling, but they have in common the new fingerprint scanner, which is placed below the rear camera. Only that the Nexus 5X has a simple plastic body and has smaller dimensions, while the Nexus 6P is made of metal and has a black bar running across the upper part of the back, which contains the camera (in the right side). There’s another phone with the same design, ZTE’s Grand S, and this company accused Huawei of stealing the idea from them. Coincidence or not? If you’ll look at both phones, you’ll see that they’re similar and we’re starting to believe that ZTE is right.

Anyway, the 6P comes in three variants of colors: Aluminum, Graphite and Frost, its physical dimensions are 159.3×77.8×7.3mm and its weight is 178grams. The screen is AMOLED, so it should produce vibrant images. Its size is 5.7-inch and it’s capable of supporting a QHD resolution of 1440×2560 pixels at 518ppi, so the images are pretty sharp and the brightness is much better than on the previous Nexus 6, which reached only 260 nits.

Hardware

The Nexus 6P is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) 64bit octa-core processor (four cores running at 1.55GHz and four cores running at 2GHz), which is backed by Adreno 430 graphics and 3GB of RAM. We’re curious how the Snapdragon 810 processor performs inside this Nexus device, considering that when the first flagships were launched, they experiences serious heating issues. If Qualcomm solved this problem, then the processor should be faster. The internal storage isn’t expandable, but it’s available in three variants of 32/64/128 GB. The third variant wasn’t available on the Nexus 6.

Camera

The primary camera doesn’t have a very high resolution, supporting 12MP, but it has an aperture of f/2.0 and large 1.55µm pixels, which can capture 90 percent more light than the previous Nexus 6. Also, Huawei added laser autofocus, which allows the camera to focus faster, before taking the shot. As for the secondary camera, its resolution is admirable, 8MP, but it’s able to record 720p videos at 30fps.

Battery

The battery is massive, having a capacity of 3450mAh, which supports fast charging via the new USB Type-C.

The price of the 32GB variant will be $499 (unlocked) and the device will reach the stores in the following days.