Owners of the Nexus 6P are reporting battery failures with 7.0 Nougat

Owners of the Nexus 6P are reporting battery failures with 7.0 Nougat
As a smartphone ages, there are certain aspects of the device that often don't age the best over time. Certain display panels can sometimes grow duller, performance doesn't always remain as smooth as it once was, but above all else, batteries seem to be the thing that take the biggest hit. Even after owning a phone for just a year or a few months, it's not all that uncommon to start to notice the performance of the battery to drop quite a bit from when you first took the phone out of the box. Some owners of the Nexus 6P - a phone that was released on September 29, 2015 - have been reporting noticeable battery drain with their handset. However, the battery drain that they're reporting is much more serious and severe than normal wear and tear.

In a YouTube video made by user TheRedyTedy, it's showcased that this particular user's Nexus 6P has a tendency to simply shut off at random times for no discernible reason whatsoever. TheRedyTedy replicates the issue in the video by simply taking a handful of photos with the stock Google Camera app, and the phone immediately powers down shortly after this. Once the phone is shut off, TheRedyTedy shows that pressing the power button once and holding it down has no effect on the phone at all - resulting in having no choice but to plug the 6P into the charger, wait for the charging indicator to pop up on the screen, and then turn it back on that way. It's said in the video that the Nexus 6P being used is an RMA, is running a non-beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat, and it's already been through a factory reset.

TheRedyTedy shared this YouTube video on the r/Android subreddit on Sunday, October 30, and it has since generated a ton of comments from other users who are reporting similar issues with their 6P as well. When going through the comments, some users have reported that a factory reset worked in their case, and others are saying that flashing Android 7.1.1 did the trick for them.Then again, one user reported that flashing 7.1.1 was actually the cause of the battery issue for them, so there doesn't currently appear to be any concrete solution for this issue.

One user reported that they contacted Google about the issue, got an RMA, and that the replacement is now working fine for them. If you have a 6P with this issue, trying a factory reset or flashing 7.1.1 could be worth a shot, but it looks like you might not have any other choice but to see if you can get Google to send you a replacement if the problem persists.

source: XDA via Phandroid

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo


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