Google Nexus 6P review: big and bold


By launching two new Nexus devices, Google has adopted a strategy similar to those of Microsoft with the Lumia 950/950XL and Apple with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. However, a major difference, especially when compared to Apple's iPhone models, is that the bigger, more expensive model also comes with significantly better specifications. As a result, the new Google Nexus 6P is the first Nexus device that doesn't compromise on hardware.

The general idea behind Nexus devices is that they should set an example for future Android phones. With the recently reviewed Nexus 5X, Google didn't quite succeed in doing so. Although the 5X is a pretty neat device, screen brightness, performance and battery life aren't exactly its strong suit.

I put the Nexus 6P, for which Google teamed up with manufacturer Huawei, through its paces to discover its pros and cons.

nexus-6p-280-1Look and feel: angular unibody
The Nexus 6P definitely looks and feels like it could take a good beating, mainly because of the solid metal casing. In its design, there are some subtle curves, but overall the device is very angular. At the front, the 6P features two speaker grilles that, unlike the 5X, can output stereo sound

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