Nexus 6P First Thoughts!


The Nexus 6P presentation slides were leaked this morning and here’s my thoughts on the new device.

Nexus 6P will feature a 5.7-inch AMOLED 1440P (2560×1440 resolution) screen, which I think is a great idea as that puts it in the same class as the Note 5 and Moto X Pure (both which also have 1440P screen). 1440P has really become an industry standard for smartphones these days and especially on a larger phablet devices like the Nexus 6P, I think it’s absolutely essential.

Of course, Nexus 6P also features world’s first “ergonomic” fingerprint sensor placed on the back of the phone where you can easily tap it with your index finger. I feel like this is an excellent feature that will make fingerprint sensor more useful and prevent you from getting arthritis.

It will also feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 V2.1 processor, which I am hoping to be non-issue for performance. Since Google and Huawei had over 6 months to work on this, I am betting it’s probably not going to be an issue but we will find out.

Also, this is the first Android smartphone featuring Google’s latest Marshmallow 6.0 OS coupled with whopping 3450mAh battery. Time will tell but this may very well be the phablet with longest battery life this year.

I really think the camera on the Nexus 6P will either break or make the phone. Supposedly Google has a new Nexus camera app that will take better photos, especially in low-light and faster focus times. The actual camera features 1.55uM (micro-meters) per pixel with F2.0 aperture that should take great photos in low light. We will have to compare this to the Note 5 and LG G4 camera, which are probably the best of the bunch right now but for now now, it looks very promising.

Now, the biggest issue I’ve had with Nexus 6 last year was the price at around $600. If the Nexus 6P can offer a price around $500, I think it would be a great buy. Also depending on the camera performance and real hands-on test, this number may go up or down. But for right now, with so many great phones like the Moto X Pure at under $400, Google will have do prove themselves with its new Nexus 6P and the camera to go any higher than that.

What do you think of the Nexus 6P based on the specs? Do you think it’s worth $500?

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