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This year Google are giving us not one but two new phones, and the Nexus 6P is the newest phablet device in the Google line up. Combining the functions of a phone and the larger screen of a tablet, a phablet can be a very convenient choice, particularly one as good as this. With great power and screen specs and a ton of extras this is the best Nexus we’ve seen for a long time. Is this the affordable device that can outsell the Samsung Note or the iPhone 6S Plus? It could well be. Why should you be anxious to get your hands on the 6P? Well, there’s that huge screen, of course, but there are great power specs too. There’s new fast charge tech, for shorter battery charging times. And there are some nifty cameras thrown in too. Phablets tend to be expensive, but the 6P is by far the most affordable top of the line phablet, and it’s a great device that’s sure to please even the demanding user.
The Nexus 6P has a very thin profile, and a curved back panel fits nicely in the hand. It is an aluminium build device, which makes it light weight, though there’s no sign of the bending or flexbility we often see in aluminium build phones. Lines are sharp and neat, corners are gently curved. That back panel is plastic, so it’s easy to grip, but it doesn’t feel cheap in the slightest. All in all, this is a good looking phone! Looks aside you’re getting very nice internal specs. There’s lots of power, and of course that large screen has great specs too. The camera set is solid, and there are a few more features thrown in for good measure. All this at a price cheaper than the competition, not bad at all. Phablets are a fast growing trend in the mobile market, but they’re often both expensive and unwieldy. Google manages to avoid both these things (or rather Huaweii, who designed the phone, do), making the Nexus 6P one of the best buys around at the moment.
So what’s running the Nexus 6P? You’re getting octo core processing here, with the device running two quad core processors side by side (a 1.55 GHz model and a 2.0 GHz model). There are faster phones, to be sure, but these speeds are going to be more than enough for the normal user. Add in 3 GB of RAM for great multi tasking and responsiveness and you’ve got a phone that’s very speedy indeed. As a Google phone this is obviously an Android model, and will be the first to run the brand new Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. You’ll get added stability and security, of course, but there are also a few new features in there. Google Now is more intuitive and useful than ever, with Google Now on Tap that will give you contextual info at the tap of a button. And there’s now full support for Android Pay too. If the Nexus 6P doesn’t exactly up the performance stakes it does have a very satisfying user experience. There’s no lag, no freezing, and we were more than satisfied with the speeds that we got. You’ll get no complaints on this front from us.
This is a phablet, and that means big display. You’re getting 5.7 inches of screen space here, which is a lot. On screen typing is easy, watching or reading is comfortable, and there’s just a lot of room to play around with. One handed use, on the other hand, is not easy, and you’re going to need both of your hands to handle this big device. Resolution specs are good too. You’re getting a 1440 x 2560 pixel display, giving you about 518 PPI. Combine that with the fact that this is an AMOLED display and you’ve got a picture that’s sharp, clear, and has excellent colour reproduction too. Viewing angles are also great, in case you were wondering. With such a large screen picture quality is even more important than ever, and fortunately the Nexus 6P doesn’t disappoint. It’s not the greatest screen we’ve ever seen, but it is very, very good, and it’s definitely a display that we’re happy to look at.
Who doesn’t want to take great smart phone pictures? And with the Nexus 6P that should be easy. Starting at the front you’re getting a full 8 MP camera, which is very impressive for something that’s probably only going to be used for selfies and video calling. Move around to the back though and there’s a 12 MP camera. Okay, that doesn’t sound impressive, but what is impressive is the 1.55 micron pixels that the 6P uses to capture more light. This makes the 6P one of the best low light cameras we’ve ever seen. Add in laser autofocus, 4K video recording, dual LED flash and all the other options you’d expect to see and you’ve got a great camera. Whether you’re taking pictures inside or out, the 6P is more than capable of giving you great shots. Photo fans should be more than happy with the results from the 6P, and that excellent low light capability is a big selling point here.
There are a handful of other things worth mentioning about the 6P. First up is the front facing speakers, which still aren’t quite standard on mobiles with some manufacturers insisting on rear speaker grills. Front facing just means better sound, and louder volumes too. There is a fingerprint scanner on the 6P, so you get better security and you will need to set this up to get full access to the digital wallet Android Pay service. That scanner is located at the back of the phone just under the rear camera, which makes it far easier to use, since your finger hits the right spot more or less as soon as you pick up your mobile. Finally, there’s charging tech. The 6P does support Qi wireless charging, so you don’t need a cable. If you want a cable, then the 6P has a USB-C charging port, which is new tech. This kind of port has a plug that can go in either direction (so no more playing around in the dark trying to get that micro USB cable into position). It also charges up to twice as fast as a regular USB cable, giving you around four hours of juice from just ten minutes of charging.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Dimensions||159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||178 g (6.28 oz)|
|- Fingerprint sensor|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.7 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating|
|OS||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57|
|Internal||32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, HDR, dual recording|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP, 720p@30fps|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with front stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics|
|- MP4/H.264 player|
|- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery|
|Colors||Aluminium, Graphite, Frost|
The large screen of a phablet is a great selling point, but with devices being pricey, it can be tough to justify a purchase. But the Nexus 6P is very affordable, and yet it still offers loads of power, great performance and screen specs, and even some fantastic cameras as well.
You’ll be getting the normal connectivity options, so WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G. What you won’t be getting is expandable storage, since the 6P doesn’t have a micro SD port. There are three versions of the 6P though, with 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of internal storage.
Right, what don’t we like? We’re not fond of the lack of SD card support, but with a 128 GB option that’s not a huge deal. We could live without the plastic back casing, which doesn’t feel quite as premium as the metal build on other phones, though it does keep the price down. That aside, we like the Nexus 6P very, very much. It’s a great, and affordable, addition to the phablet market.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.