Of Google’s two new Nexus phones launching today, the 5.7-inch, all-metal, Huawei-made Nexus 6P is the larger, brawnier device compared to LG’s Nexus 5X. It also has the more interesting story of the duo.
For you, the buyer, the Nexus 6P overflows with promise for the Goldilocks combination of its high-reaching specs, debut Android 6.0 software build, and reasonable price tag (skip to the end for pricing). But for Huawei, being the company behind this year’s flagship Nexus design is a big, fat break.
Huawei is the world’s third-largest smartphone-maker (by units shipped), according to research firm IDC, but in many regions, it’s hardly known for being a purveyor of high-quality phones — if it’s known at all. Held aloft by Google’s popular, time-tested Nexus line, Huawei now has a rare chance to impress a pantheon of established Nexus fans with its top-tier hardware. Customers who like the Nexus 6P could very well be converted into Huawei loyalists, or at the very least draw precious attention to the brand.Here’s an early look at how it stacks up to the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6S.
For now, though, you Nexus buyers have an important decision to make: should you go for the slightly smaller, less costly Nexus 5X, or the larger and pricier Nexus 6P? Here’s what the 6P has to offer.
Big and metallic with rounded edges and a fingerprint reader on the back, the Nexus 6P embraces quite a few trends of the day.
With a screen a scosh larger than the 5.5-inch iPhone 6S and right on par with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, the Nexus 6P embraces the ultralarge display in a big way. Its high-resolution display, sometimes referred to as 2K, fits in with the times as well. We think this resolution is plenty for a screen of this imposing size, and during our brief time with it the screen was bright and sharp. However, Sony is already pushing boundaries with its world’s-first 4K display (which is probably overkill in most scenarios but one).
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