Have you ever wanted to have an exquisitely made Android phone that will make those “friends” that have been drinking from the iPhone lake for so many years a little bit envious? Good news then, as you can now get one. The phone I am talking about does not have any fancy gimmicky curved displays or Quad zillion MP cameras or 3d stereoscopic screens. No, this particular phone is the beautifully designed and thought-out Nexus 6P.
Now, I do realise that the statement above is a very bold one, but it is also one that can be backed up, as what I now hold in my hand absolutely reeks of design and attention to the most meticulous of details.
So we have established ha it is a very pretty phone but what about its insides? What have we got at the heart of the beauty? Let’s dive into the specs, shall we?
Nexus 6P (European Model)
Processors: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz Octa-core 64-bit. Adreno 430 GPU
RAM: 3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB
LTE: band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Display: 5.7 inches, WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display at 518 ppi
16:9 aspect ratio
Gorilla Glass 4
Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
3450 mAh battery with fast charge
Rear Camera: 12.3 MP, 1.55 µm pixels, f/2.0 aperture, IR Laser assisted autofocus, 4K (30 fps) video capture, Broad-spectrum CRI-90 dual flash
Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1.4 µm pixels, f/2.4 aperture, HD video capture (30 fps)
Size & weight: 159.3 X 77.8 X 7.3 mm, 178 g
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, Digital compass
Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor, Android Sensor Hub
Colours: Aluminium, Graphite, Frost
It has beauty. It has the raw power to shift small planets, and it feels serene. Please join me in a video below to have a thorough look around the phone’s curvy metallic body (this should be tagged NFSW as it is effectively phone pornography).
I have been testing this phone for the whole day since I received it yesterday, and I have been extremely impressed with the longevity of the battery life. This phone is so slim and sleek but still manages to cram in a 3650 mAh battery. Add the new “Doze” mode that has now been built into Android, and they have a great recipe for a long lasting battery.
As I type this, it is nearly 12 hours from when I took the phone off charge and I still have 50% with a screen on time of 2hrs and 21 minutes. As I’ve been using an Xperia Z series device as a daily driver for nearly four years, I’m used to getting good battery at the relatively minor cost of losing some connectivity. I am of course talking about the Z5. I am, I’ll admit, a phone perfectionist. Here are some pictures of the phone in all its glory for you to drool over.
I suppose the real question we need to answer is would I give up my Z5 for a Nexus 6P? It is too early to say for certain as I have not really been able to use it in full camera replacement duties yet. However the fact that I am very smitten is a great first sign.