Google has announced 2 new phones to add to its range of Nexus smartphone series, the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. If you want to check out the article on the Nexus 5X, click here. As people are still awaiting the arrival of the 5X, the Nexus 6P is already available in the market. It was announced and released in September.This time, Google teamed up with Huawei to introduce this attractive and stylish Nexus phone. If you choose to buy the Nexus 6P, you will have to choose from 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of storage, it will cost about $499, $549 and $649 respectively. The Nexus 6P features very good specifications and has a very attractive look as well. For those of you who want to know more about the phone in order to make up your mind whether to buy it or not, this article is for you as this is about Nexus 6P: All there is to know.
Design and display
The Nexus 6P features a screen of 5.7 inches which can be considered quite big. It has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating protection and features multi-touch as well. The phone sports an all-metal body for a sophisticated look and feel. The big screen makes it convenient to view movies and the attractive design of this phone will definitely catch anyone’s eye. This phone is available in 3 colours namely Aluminium, Graphite, Frost.
Software and platform
The Nexus 6P features the latest Android OS, the v6.0 (Marshmallow). It has a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset and a Adreno 430 GPU. It has a very fast processing Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU as well.
With the inclusion of the new android OS, the Nexus 6P and 5X will be able to show users the Android security patch level of the handsets. The inclusion of this new field is arguably a step by Google to keep users updated about if their devices are running the latest security patch or not. This new software feature is supposed to make it easier for users to understand the state of their device. It was unveiled by Google that the new phones included the ability to uninstall some pre-installed apps which can rarely be found in smartphones.
The Nexus 6P features an impressive 12.3 MP camera with geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, HDR and dual recording. Google’s Camera app for Nexus devices also features some exclusive features for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, specifically, slow-motion video recording, and Smart Burst (only for the Nexus 6P). The camera records videos at 2160p. The most amazing thing is that this phone has a front camera of 8 MP which is very impressive.
The creators of the Nexus 6P also boasted that the Nexus 6P Camera is the best all-around camera they’ve ever put into a Nexus. The new sensor captures more light, and the larger 1.55μm pixels absorb more in even the dimmest conditions to make your photos sharp. With a faster Google Camera app, you never miss a moment, and with the smart Google Photos app, your memories are easy to relive. So this phone could be your new favourite device if you are into photography or selfies.
Battery, memory and other features
The Nexus 6P features a Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery which can be considered good in terms of battery life. Google is expecting this phone to have battery that lasts you into the night, but can quick charge through its USB Type-C port. The USB Type-C connector will support fast charging technology. According to Google, Nexus 6P will give you 7 hours of use with 10 minutes of charging which is a quite telling feature.
This phone does not feature a card slot so there is no option of memory expansion. It will have a 3 GB RAM and you will have to choose from 32/64/128 GB phones to buy from.
Google has also added an all new hardware based Android Sensor Hub, which will basically offload all the sensor related activities from the chipset, thereby helping to improve the battery life by as much as 30%. According to Google, the Android Sensor Hub will track sensor fusion, activity recognition, gesture recognition, movements and low power times. For instance, Google Nexus phones will be able to light up the display, the moment you pick up the phone by tracking the gyro sensor.
In case you missed something, here is a quick overview of what the Nexus 6P has to offer:
Display: 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED (2560 x 1440, 518ppi)
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v 2.1, 2.0 GHz Octa-core 64-bit, Adreno 430 GPU
Camera: 12.3 MP rear camera with 4K Video capture
Battery: 3,450 mAh battery, Fast charging – up to 7 hours of use from only 10 minutes of charging
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 32/64/128 GB, not expandable
Dimensions: 159.3 X 77.8 X 7.3 mm, 178 g
Other features: USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor, Android Sensor Hub
Colours: Aluminium, Graphite, Frost
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