Nexus 6P (Unlocked): Review

Nexus 6P (Unlocked): Review
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Just like when Microsoft was nowhere in the smartphone race but managed to change the scenario completely with “Lumia 950” and “Lumia 950 XL,” Google has made itself count in the market by launching two Android devices, “Nexus 5X” and “Nexus 6P,” which are better than the older Nexus phones. Some of the smartphone fanatics also believe that Nexus 6P is one of the best Android phones available today.


Google’s Nexus 6P looks better than Nexus 5X. This flat and thin device has an aluminum build and weighs just 6.77 ounces. This model is available in Graphite Black, Aluminum and Frost White. Though it is an elegant looking phone, its design has two flaws:

i. Its finish makes it slippery and a bit difficult to hold for a long time.
ii. Your fingers tend to leave marks on its reflective panel.

Nexus 6P sports a 12.3-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Both cameras do a good job, which is not expected from a Nexus device, as camera is the last feature Google pays attention to. This device comes with an RGB LED notification light which is placed at the top of the phone near the front camera. It can be activated from the phone settings. When compared with the iPhone 6S Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the brightness of Nexus 6P is bit of a disappointment. But still, it manages to impress you with rich colors.

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Powered with 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, Nexus 6P has put this chip’s over heating problem to rest. It comes with 3GB of RAM with no expandable memory. The device’s powerful 3,450 mAh battery gives you a phone that works throughout the day without having to charge again and again. As it runs on Android Marshmallow, the Doze feature further extends the battery life by putting apps that are not in use to sleep. It also suspends cellular connectivity access and Wi-Fi when the phone is left unattended. Another good thing about Google’s Nexus 6P is that it is also compatible with Project Fi.

Google has done an excellent job when it comes to Nexus 6P, and it won’t come as a surprise if Nexus devices join the ‘Best Smartphone’ race in the coming years.


  • Pookie

    Fingerprints on the glass are a design flaw, really? My iPad has fingerprints on it too, so does my wife’s iPhone. This is almost as stupid as the review I read where the reviewer complained that holding the power button for too long powered off the phone.