Google collaborated with Huawei and brought a new phablet, which is smaller than the Nexus 6, which was created by Motorola and released in 2014. This flagship is available in the UK in three variants of internal memories: 32GB (£449), 64GB (£499) and 128GB (£579) and comes loaded with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow which has new features such as Doze (a battery-saving mode). If you’ll buy the device from Vodafone, you’ll get a free Huawei MediaPad T1 7.0 tablet, with the condition to pay a monthly contract of £35 (£9 upfront cost). So, if you’ll buy the Nexus 6P from Vodafone, you’ll get unlimited texts, 1,000 minutes and 1GB of data.
Design and Displays
The Nexus 6P features an aeronautical-grade aluminium body which is available in three colors of aluminum, graphite and frost and on the back is placed a Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader whose role is to allow you to lock/unlock the device and to make online payments using the Android Pay system. At the top of the back you’ll see a wide shiny black horizontal band, curved on the sides, which has the rear camera in the left corner. The phablet is relatively large, measuring 159.3×77.8×7.3mm, but it has an average weight of 178grams and the display has a diagonal of 5.7-inch, supporting a 1440p resolution which gives a pixel density of 518ppi.
The camera on its back has a resolution of 12.3MP and it manages to focus fast on close objects thanks to the laser autofocus feature, it has also dual-LED flash and it can record 4K videos like other flagships, while the front camera supports 8MP and has an aperture of f/2.4 and HDR+.
After the problems with the Snapdragon 810 octa core processor, which was overheating when the user was running too many applications in the same time, Qualcomm released a second version 2.1 which runs without any problem with its four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.55GHz and four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2GHz. The Nexus 6P houses 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU, while the internal memory is fixed and comes in three variants of 32/64/128 GB.
The battery is nonremovable and supports a generous capacity of 3450mAh, being charged via the new USB Type-C port.