Google Nexus 6P User Reviews
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Favorite phone so far.
smoked_2na has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Has been my daily phone on Google Project Fi for the last two (2) years. Great phone, would purchase again. Only dreading the day when the battery starts to degrade and I have to look for a replacement.
the best android has to offer
ozabb has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
the best nexus ever. i thought nexus 6 was amazing but this phone throws it out of the park. 2 years old but still better than most new phones. the finger scanner, the camera, the speakers, the weight, the aesthetics, and build quality is amazing
Can't Go Wrong With It
deanylev has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Absolutely fantastic. Great build, camera, speakers, USB-C, the whole nine. Wish it had MicroSD, but USB-OTG covers most of the uses I had for MicroSD. Gets quite warm due to the Snapdragon 810, even in normal use, just take note of that.
Metal chips quite easily (along the rim, not the back so far), even after the phone has been babyed.
Battery isn't great, I get around 3 hours of screen on time with fairly normal usage.
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Amazing stock android
djkhalid has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Amazing device with stock Android just as it is intended to be. Camera is great, battery is all i could ask for, and I love the display. It has a bug in switching to LTE, it may take a while to switch. Great device for its price
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.Report
Had it but returned because of size
applesnapple93 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Bought this and a 5x. Preferred the 5x based on size and I trust LG as a manufacturer way more. However the screen is beautiful, the build quality is premium (felt too fragile to me i prefer the 5x durable premium plastic feel). The front speakers are freaking awesome and EXTREMELY LOUD. The camera however is not as good as the 5x, the flash is significantly weaker as well. The UI speed is crazy snappy and never noticed any slow down what so ever even with extremely heavy multitasking. The Battery life is about 25% longer than the 5x and charging times are about the same. WiFi reception is not quite as good as the 5x and since I have verizon i can not really speak for the cell reception because i rarely if ever have poor reception. the 5x may be a little bit better indoors.
Call quality is great, there is a lot of bass in the ear piece which is nice. The PA review really came down a little harsh on this but they were very unrealistic with their review.
The phone smokes around the board (I am coming from an iPhone 6) but Camera quality is less than the 5x but much quicker to open. I marked down everyday usage just because the phone is huge.... I have average size hands and using the phone i had to reach and always felt like i would drop it... a case is necessary (5x dont need one) and the phone is a lot larger to pocket and tougher to get in and out of the pocket. Felt like i was going to drop it alot of the time when taking it out of my pocket.
6 out of 33 people found this review helpful.Report
PhoneArena gets it wrong again.
baldilocks has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
How the Nexus 5 got a 9.5 and this phone got only an 8.8, shows the degradation of PhoneArena reviewers. This phone does everything the Nexus 5 ever did at a much smoother pace AND with a premium build quality and camera. Trust the user reviews instead.
25 out of 29 people found this review helpful.Report
Finest phone I've ever seen
MotoFoner has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Bar none, the absolute best, baddest, sexiest phone I've ever seen or owned. It is a constant joy to use and I'm taking pictures like a pro with its superb camera and laser focus. I still keep my N6 as a backup, but the N6P has exceeded my wildest expectations and made a Huawei believer out of me.
5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
I HATE MY NEXUS 6P HUAWEI!
edlorens has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I loved the phone the first 3-4 months. I was looking for the large phone with great photo and video quality. Google Nexus got much better colors that many other phones plus a great gorilla glass. After a short time all that became worthless as soonest I disconnect the phone from the power source within 10 sec. the phone is shutting down. It takes extremely long time to charge it back. I bought Nexus 6P brand new, directly from Google, everything I believe the top of the line for about $700.
The battery is the worst. I can read articles as long as I am sitting very close by and connected to electricity. Forget making the spontaneous photo. I am constantly angry and frustrated by this phone. Really, I HATE THAT PHONE! I would give it no more than half the star!
1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
A good phone but with battery and software issues
colectionarul has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Both this phone on 21.09.2016 an exactly one year later on 21.09.2017 it entered in bootloop. For most of the time it was a very good phone, gorgeous screen, great camera (point and shoot), very good sound quality because of the 2 front facing speakers, good build quality, fast charging, fast fingerprint senzor
After about 5-6 months i noticed that the battery life is shorter , couldn't get thru the day without a power bank.
Something annoying about this phone is that it freezes sometimes and then restarts, usually when i use Google Play Music (i use it online with a subscription),happens once a month, and if you look the issue online other users have similar problems. Last time it freazed wouldn't power up, just the Google logo apeared, and then it restarted and so on. I had Android 8 Oreo on it.
Loved the phone but i am disappointed with it, now i have a LG G6.
Good design, poor battery
rkoshi has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The phone has a great design and also performed well. The problem is the battery life shortened. The phone battery is also not user replaceable. The battery should have been more thoroughly tested to operate out of the warranty period to give users the chance to experience a good product rather than simply only having the battery MTBF be about the length of the warranty period!
Everything is perfect except Battery
tu2friend has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Everything is perfect except the battery runs down very fast. Moreover, the charger plug is a bit loose, it is always not connect with cable, must push an usb c plug bit harder into the connector. Furthermore, the phone is turn off by itself when the battery is run down to 10%
good phone for short period
royalmarine has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
i have nexus 6p 32gb
i have it approx 11 month
got it repaired on January 2017 and my motherboard was changed
now it has again some problem with proximity sensor and battery drain
when i got this service center they couldn't find my imei no.
it was my good luck that i got the phone to same service center so they accepted it
never trust on Chinese product
i got to know that this device cost is under 15000
and they charged it so high(35000) with brand name of google ,there is nothing much to be proud of this device rather than name of google
nothing could be expected from such companies.
I love My Nexus 6P
inputoutput has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I love this phone. It improves on the Nexus 6P in almost every way. The UI is so smooth. If you were thinking about getting one. Go get it. Its the best Nexus made in my opinion. I should have gotten one sooner.
My kind of phone
o1kristina has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have been changing phones trying out new iPhones to see how they work and even the new Google pixel hoping to beat this current back-up phone (Nexus 6p) I have but I keep on going back to this phone. Although the new phones do have crisp pictures and super-fast processors but so does this phone even after a year released. This phone still has great picture quality in low light and I can customize the themes and keyboard and overall it just works fantastic for me. People say that Google apps are great on iPhones but are not the best functioning apps on a Android but that's not true. It works so efficiently on this Google phone. I love-love-love this phone and I'm so glad I kept this phone after trying out other phones for a week and I'm pretty sure I won't be trying another phone for a long time. Its sad that the review on this website (not the user review) of this phone is so low because this is truly an underrated phone.
best smartphone of 2015
saeedshakil has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
best android smart phone of 2016.great build quality,great camera,super fast android experience,fast fingerprint,good display,great speaker.overall its dammmmmmmmmm awesome phone.only one negative side : no micro sd card slot.
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tonywf has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I bought a Nexus 6P as a replacement phone for my Samsung S6, and it was an excellent purchase. The S6 came with lots of issues, and the Nexus 6P answered most of those.
On the Plus side: Better battery life (although it is still not perfect with heavy use, considering the size of the battery). Excellent processor speed, great quality build (it is a large phone), and since it is a Google-based OS, ordered online, with a separate installed micro chip from my provider, it has none of the bloatware from the providers that accompanies those phones you buy from the brick-and-mortar stores. This makes for a better phone. Also, the camera, is very good, although if you are looking for editing tools you will need to install a third party app/software to accomplish this.
Also, the type C-cord charges really quickly (quicker than the Samsung fast charger, IMO), and is the future of wire charging for smartphones. I am surprised more smartphone makers are not using it. In addition, Huawei (the manufacturer of the 6P), gives you two cords (one long, with a type C-cord plug on both sides, with a quick charge power adapter, along with a second, shorter USB cord for your car or workplace charge). This was a nice surprise, and I hope it is a harbinger for future phones and manufacturers' models.
Negative(s): No SD micro card/removable battery/wireless charging. This is THE one thing that prevented me from getting this phone for as long as I did because it was my biggest criticism of...
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This is one of the best under 35k smartphone
sany666 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
What i liked most is its Rear Camera pics with HDR+ feature enabled, UHD videos, Sl-Mo 240fps videos, Stock Marshmallow with regular security updates, excellent signal catching capability, flagship looks and Design.Runs on SD 810, which has 8 cores with up to 2ghz speed. Runs smoothly. Accurate GPS and Navigation with Compass
Nexus 6P is an awesome phone. My full hands on experience here
http://www.voyage361.com/2016/06/nexus-6p-full-review.html with all the sample pics and videos
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bravadomizzou has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Pretty good phone. My biggest complaint would be the UI speed, seems overall slower on daily basis than when I had my Nexus 5. Also I don't like the button placement of the power button; They should have put it on the top or the other side of the phone; It is difficult to differentiate between the power and volume buttons in your pocket. Speakers are too loud, but you can control that so I would say that's a plus.
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Report
Terrible choice for a user of Verizon Wireless and Microsoft Exchange
PJA_in_Boston has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The 6P is a terrible choice for Verizon Wireless customers who use Microsoft Exchange for email, calendar, etc. The only available apps that work with Exchange calendar and email services are Google mail and Google Calendar, to which one can add an exchange account. However, the Google apps are cumbersome substitutes for well-designed apps that vendors of locked phones have to supply in order to do business. Furthermore, there is no functional voicemail app that is compatible with Verizon Wireless. (try googing "verizon visual voicemail nexus 6p"). Thus unless you want to subscribe to a completely separate voicemail service, you have no way of accessing voicemail messages that you've removed from Verizon's call-in service. Finally, the highly-touted "do not disturb" function goes on at random times, which means you may miss important calls. (It works properly when the phone is in "safe mode", but as soon as you're running non-Google apps, you may well have a problem.) For me, this all turns out to be a waste of close to $600 and countless hours, because unfortunately, it took me past the "return for full refund" deadline to fully understand the nature and magnitude of the problems and the inconvenience I bought into with this phone.
2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
Amazing performance at low price (usa)
abhimanya has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
It is an amazing phone with good ram management. Display is superb. Sound is good. Finger print scanner is the best thing in this product. Snappy phone. Good value for money. When it comes to performance it outperform many other competitor companies.
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
The ultimate Android experience
siveZ has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
There is no perfect smartphone, but Nexus 6P is definitely among the best. Huawei did their very best, especially for their first take to create a Nexus phone. Even despite some cons the phone performs very well eveywhere and never falls behind the competition.
1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
yousefs3eeed has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
amazing in every thing
but the size too big
camera is good
display not very good like note5
design very good
finger print very fast and you do not need to open screen from the power and touch the finger print.. just touch finer print and it is open directly
0 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Report
Best. Phone. Ever.
G1GAP1G has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It's easily one of the best phones ever, for less money than the competition. Google delivered this year with a phone that hits the 5 pillars of a great phone out of the park: an interesting design, lag-free performance, a great camera, a gorgeous display, and a big battery. Only missing a few features but those are forgivable for the price.
12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
Good but serious (for me) display issue
gdzjuba has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Display uses Pulse-width modulation which I perceive as flickering. The less the brightness, the more flickering I see. It's not just my copy: replacement phone does the same thing. Bluetooth connection is worse than on my older phones: I tried several BT headsets that work OK with other phones, and connection is breaking up all the time when the phone is in my pocket.
6 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Report
Upgrading from HTC M8 and I love it!
rlaffoon1 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I wanted to upgrade my M8 and this fits the bill perfectly! Great build quality and super smooth Android Marshmallow. Phone width is perfect but it is a little tall. Speakers are not as good as the M8 but very close. After using the fingerprint sensor, I would say it's now a must have feature for all phones.
If it was 5.5" and had OIS it would be perfect. Overall very impressed!
2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report