Check out what's lurking under the Nexus 6P's bonnet, and take a look at what some of the web's biggest tech sites think of Google's latest flagship...
Google has just lifted the lid on its most powerful and feature-packed Nexus device ever, and it’s coming to Vodafone UK very soon. But what makes it special? And what’s the reaction been online? Read on to find out…
Nexus 6P: Vital statistics
Made by Huawei, the Nexus 6P is a mightily impressive device offering flagship specs, the best of Google and the very latest version of Android – 6.0 Marshmallow – out of the box without any bloatware or overlays to slow it down.
So what’s on offer? It’s difficult to know where to start! Front and centre is a big, beautiful, 5.7-inch 2K display, which conceals a powerful octa-core Qualcomm processor with 3GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. That’s nestled alongside a huge 3450 mAh battery which should more than see you through the day.
The high end specs don’t let up when you turn the Nexus 6P round, either. There’s a capable 12-Megapixel camera with laser autofocusing, and a subtle fingerprint scanner, for supercharged security and shopping via Nexus Imprint.
As you can tell, we’re more than impressed, but what do the true tech experts think? We’ve done the legwork for you, and scooped up a handful of first impressions from those in the know around the web. Check out their thoughts below:
Nexus 6P: First impressions from around the web
“Google is calling the Nexus 6P its “most premium phone yet.” That’s for a lot reasons. It’s the first Nexus with an all-metal body. It includes two front-facing speakers. And it also has a fingerprint sensor on the back, placed where Google expects you to rest your finger while holding it. All you need to do is tap on the sensor with your finger, and the phone will wake up and unlock. It can also be used to authorize payments through Android Pay or in the Play Store.
“But the really standout feature on the Nexus 6P, at least as Google tells it, is its camera. You’ll notice that the 6P has a pretty large camera on its back, and that’s because it’s hiding away a 12.3-megapixel Sony sensor that features larger pixels than what you’ll find on most smartphones, including the iPhone.”
“The Nexus 6P is a roadrunner. The thing just screams. I didn’t see any lag or hesitation anywhere in it… The camera apps opened quickly and fired off shots with no lag, and the resulting images looked quite good.”
“In the hand, this is certainly the most premium Nexus handset so far. The Nexus 6P is a worthy ambassador not only for a new run of Android features in Marshmallow, but as a showcase of what Huawei can do.
“When we reviewed the Huawei Mate S we said it was time to take the company seriously. The Nexus 6P only concretes that notion. The Nexus 6P, on first impression could make for a fantastic Android smartphone.”
“Really, Nexus 6P is all about size. And it’s one of those phones that does a decent job masking just how big it is thanks to its design. The original Nexus 6 didn’t do that. (In fact, we’d say the curvy design made it feellarger.) OK, it’s also about speed. It’s going to be fast. (What isn’t these days, though?) The camera? We’ll have to wait and see. But the fingerprint scanner is fast, as we expected it to be. All in all? Should be one hell of a Nexus phone.”
“The Nexus 6P looks to be an excellent smartphone with a solid design, strong feature set and a price which still makes it tempting for those looking for a top of the range phone with a larger screen.”
Stay tuned for more… We’ve got an exclusive interview with Huawei coming up, in which we figure out what sets the Nexus 6P apart from the pack. In the meantime, check out what’s coming in Android Marshmallow right here.