What’s goin on guys, Jerry Neutron here back with a brand new video and today we’re gonna take a look at Google’s newest flagship device, the Nexus 6P.
So, I’ve gotten a chance to use this device for a little over a week now and I think it’s about time I give you guys a review. Let you know the good and the bad about the 6P and just cover the important stuff that you need to know before considering purchasing this device.
The first thing I do wanna mention is this is a LARGE device so if you’re not a fan of big phones, this is NOT for you. I used to be one of those people but after using a larger device, I can’t go back…as long as it fits in the pocket I’m good.
This thing has a massive 5.7″ display, 2560×1440 resolution, 518 pixels per inch, put that together with an AMOLED display and you have one crispy screen. The colors are accurate, the viewing angles are good, it get’s nice and bright – easy to see outdoors. Now I will say it’s not the “prettiest” display out there at the moment but it’s still very good in it’s own right. And the resolution just makes sense considering the screen size.
And if you’re concerned about battery life, I can tell you now, it’s not really a big deal. I got just over 4 hours of on-screen time with the display at max brightness and when you factor in standby time, I can sometimes go a day and a half without charging the device. One good about this phone though is that it does support fast charging so in the event that you do need to charge the 6P, it isn’t going to be on the charger for long. Personally I hope fast charging makes its way to every single device going forward, it’s really a must have feature.
Now, let’s talk about build quality because that’s one of my favorite parts about the 6P. It has an aluminum based frame and man, you can just feel the quality in your hand. It’s sort of heavy and it really gives that perception of quality, of a premium device. You feel like you’re getting your moneys worth when you hold this phone in your hand and that’s just awesome.
And if we flip the Nexus over, you can see there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back. Google refers to this as Nexus Imprint. And you can use it to unlock your device, use Android Pay and things like that. It’s pretty simple to setup, you just place different parts of your finger on the sensor, the phone will record it, ask you to setup a secondary authentication method and your good to go. It’s the first time I’ve used something like this and I think it’s pretty cool overall.
Now let’s move on to the camera because I know that’s what most people wanna know about. So the Nexus 6P has a 12MP rear facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture and the hardware that they’ve put into this phone has resulted in it taking pretty good photos. Just shooting in the auto mode rarely results in an overexposed picture, the focus is fast, you don’t get any oversharpening that some of the other flagship devices offer. I did notice that in certain situations, the camera will tend to oversaturate the colors but it wasn’t in a negative way, I still felt the photos were visually appealing.
With that said I still do prefer the G4 camera in terms of overall quality but you definitely won’t be disappointed in what this camera has to offer. Aside from good photos, you can shoot up to 4K video at 30fps, it also offers slow motion modes which shoot at 120 or 240 frames per second at 720p. And being a video guy, this is more my cup of tea, I like capturing things in slow motion.
Software-wise, the 6P is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and since this is a Nexus device, you get that pure Android experience. So no custom launchers or menus, just exactly how Google intended it to be. And thanks to the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 and 3GB of RAM the phone is nice and snappy. I had no problems with performance whatsoever. Oh and also no overheating issues due to the processor.
Let’s just quickly talk about some of my dislikes or rather, things that need improvement I guess you could say. The first being the dual front facing speakers. These things do get pretty loud but coming from the Boom Sound hype I do have to admit I was expecting something just a little bit better in terms of clarity. I didn’t like the fact that there seemed to be a little distortion at max volume so I would like to see Google improve that going forward. They aren’t terrible speakers by any means but I was just expecting better.
And the last thing being that this is a closed device. Meaning there’s no expendable storage and no replaceable battery. Now I know this is a Nexus device but if we’re gonna give guys like Samsung crap for doing this it’s only fair to mention Google as well. The battery is not a huge deal to me but I know a lot of guys out there enjoy their expandable storage and that’s just not an option here. So plan accordingly and make sure that when you’re deciding between the 32, 64 and 128 gig models you give yourself a little room to grow.
So with all of that said, what’s the verdict on this device? Well, I’ll say this, across the board this is a pretty damn good device. It does a lot of things well. I wouldn’t say it’s the king of current flagship devices but when you consider the fact that you can get a 64GB model for just $549, it really makes this a no-brainer. If I had to purchase a device TODAY, this would be it.
So that’s about it guys, let me know what you think about the 6P down in the comments below and if you plan to pick one up. Like this video if you found it helpful or entertaining. Subscribe if you haven’t already and until next time, see ya!
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