Google Nexus 6P: 14 new features

Google Nexus 6P: 14 new features
After the bountiful few months we've had, with leaks and rumors coming out of our ears, the Huawei-made, Google-branded Nexus 6P is finally a reality. Announced an hour ago, it would appear that the 'P' part in its name suggests phablet, for we're looking at one darn huge smartphone. But not as big as its predecessor, the Nexus 6 (5.7" vs 6").

In the coming days and weeks, we'll have the opportunity to essentially dissect the 6P and comment on pretty much each of the building blocks that combine to present the new large-screened Nexus. You can start with this outline here, for example. But with this influx of information, many will, naturally, run for shelter, and seek out bite-sized summaries that go through the highlights of the new all-stock-Android device. This is that.

Plenty is on offer with the Nexus 6P, and quite a bit has changed from the Nexus 6 — its predecessor. Some defining features may seem like a step back from the now aging 6 — say the 'smaller' screen — but much everything else is very much agreeable, if not laudable.

Let's go!

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)



1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Buying this as soon as the update the Google store.

9. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I am also buying it. Pretty much tempted with good price tag.

13. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

the real flagship killer of 2015?

16. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Yes, we can say that

28. MSi_GS70 unregistered

u kno why ? bcos of the price

27. MSi_GS70 unregistered

only £330 for QHD screen nfc finger , marshmalow .. am buying it

31. MSi_GS70 unregistered

those prices are F-----G LIE !!! I just went on google store and they fkin want £450 for 6P ? F--K OOOFF !! guys check out those stupid ridiculous prices on ebay .. fkn IDIOTS !

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@PA: can you ban at least that QWERTYtard user asap? Also, ban all IPs at psycho wards so users like him can't access this site. Too many imperial units, btw.

19. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

plz dont take his name, otherwise he will come and will say that "no sd card, no replacable battery and no $400 price equal to fail".


Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Impressive :)

4. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

will wait for other retailers to carry, so i can use gift cards. & should have come with an option to play or voice credit.

5. james_fuston

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I bet that 90 day GPM credit is only good for new users, just like the original Nexus 6 promo was.

6. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The protection plan is impressive. AFAIK, no one offers a plan like that.

7. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

All good but that disastrous SD 810 probably gonna kill the battery faster than its heating.

15. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

That's why you wait for the benchmarks to come out to see how the phone performs under stress and regular usage... or any other issues the devices might have. The SD810 makes sense for the Nexus 6P though, there are no other chips they could have used for it other than possibly rolling back to the SD805 which is in the original N6.

20. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

with full metal body, I think heat will decipate quicker.

8. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Could this be the first nexus with good battery life!??!?!?

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

They couldn't do with the 805, how can it work with 810? That's the question!

23. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Larger battery...

21. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

it could be bcoz it is made by Huawei and I found that Huawei made devices are pretty good in battery life (if SD810 will not take a toll on the battery).

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Along with the legendary Snaptoaster! OPT tried to tame the dragon and failed miserably. None other than XDA proves that:

12. rishav20193

Posts: 243; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

@PA - u have a huge user base in India, we continuously visit your site.....& PA is our go to for all the mobile related announcements & news !! So, i request you to that whenever there's an event taking place, please mention the time In IST also of its livestream !! I hope, u will do this :)

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The camera sensor appears to be the IMX377. It is 1/2.3-inch.

18. Furbal unregistered

Hopefully it proves impressive, i'll be getting a 6p once they start popping up on swappa. I'll keep my 2015 moto x over the 5x though, 32gb is far to little storage.

24. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

You are correct good sir. It's a 1/2.3 sensor for sure. I would really expect some decently good low light performance. It's a BSI sensor. It IS capable of 60fps in 4k

17. smoothiii

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

OK, the close up of the back around the camera area looks better than I thought. I think this is one of those devices, you need to see in person. Because that long black strip on the back is killing the look of the phone for me.

29. MSi_GS70 unregistered

it will be amazing

22. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Only $150 for an extra 96 GB, what a steal. "Not bad at all."

25. carlemillward unregistered

It does not support Qualcomm's QuickCharge??? Will it charge as long as OnePlus 2?

30. thedrunkencow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

No, because oneplus two doesn't support it at all. It'll be maybe like the Xperia z4 fast

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