Huawei Nexus 6P Unlocked Smartphone, 64GB, US Warranty (Graphite)
|Memory Storage Capacity||64 GB|
|Screen Size||5.7 Inches|
|Other camera features||12 MP|
|Item Weight||6.4 Ounces|
About this item
- All-metal design Unlocked, LTE smartphone with a powerful 2GHz Snapdragon 810 V2.1 Processor and the newest Android software, Android 6.0 marshmallow.
- A 5.7-Inch, high-resolution WQHD AMOLED display and front-facing stereo speakers to experience your photos and videos in cinematic Quality.
- The powerful 12 MP Camera was built to capture your world in true-to-life detail. Larger 1.55 µM pixels absorb more light¹ in even the dimmest conditions to make your photos Brighter.
- Quicker access and more security with a fingerprint sensor placed on the back to complement the way you naturally hold your Phone.
- Long lasting 3,450 mAh battery with quick charging USB Type-C plug. it's reversible, so there's no more guessing which way is up.
- Model Nin-A12; compatible with nano SIM Cards
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From the manufacturer
An exquisite frame for your life
Crafted from aeronautical-grade anodized aluminum, the new Nexus sports the curves and contours of a machine built for turning heads. Diamond chamfers encircle its edges, and the new visor on the back of the device accents the low-light-loving, 12.3 MP, sapphire- crystal lens camera.
Built on a foundation of power
With the octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor under the hood, performance on the new Nexus is faster than ever, yet gentler on battery life. The 3450mAh battery keeps you talking, texting and apping into the night. Paired with a reversible USB Type-C port for fast charging, you’ve got a daily driver that actually lasts all day.
Always the newest OS, now running Android 6.0 Marshmallow
With Nexus devices, you always get the freshest, fastest, most satisfying Android OS available. First in line for software updates and designed from the inside out with an Android-centric point of view, Nexus is the ultimate Android experience.
A camera that captures more light
The 12.3 MP camera is designed for photos taken with less‑than‑ideal lighting. The 1.55µm sensor captures more light than almost any other on the market, and oversized pixels absorb more in even the dimmest conditions to make your photos brighter. With a faster Google Camera app, you never miss a moment, and with the smart Google Photos app, your memories are easy to relive and impossible to lose.
Simplified Security: One Fingertip
Your Nexus is quicker and more secure with a fingerprint sensor. Placed on the back of your device to complement the way you naturally hold it, one touch will turn on your phone and unlock your apps for smooth, easy access. Instead of a password, only your unique fingerprint can access your email and photos, or make purchases on Android Pay.
The best of Google in the palm of your hand
Nexus: When the apps you love, your OS software, and your device itself are all on the same page. Your day runs smoother when the apps that run your day, like Gmail, Chrome, and Google Maps, are powered by Android and Nexus, with the same Google DNA.
What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
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|Camera Description||12 MP||16MP camera||—||Rear, Front||Rear, Front|
|Screen Size||5.7 inches||6.4 inches||6.1 inches||5.6 inches||6 inches|
|Item Dimensions||6.3 x 3.1 x 0.29 inches||6.29 x 2.99 x 0.38 inches||15.99 x 8.99 x 1 inches||5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches||9.1 x 9.1 x 9.1 inches|
|Item Weight||6.40 ounces||7.02 ounces||0.02 ounces||5.12 ounces||0.02 ounces|
|Operating System||Android||Android||Android||Android, Chrome OS||Android|
The Nexus 6P is the new phone from Google with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The 6P features a 5.7" wqhd AMOLED display with 518 pixels per inch and a camera that takes beautiful photos in all light conditions. It's crafted from aeronautical-grade aluminum and precision engineered for optimal comfort and performance. The new Nexus sports the curves and contours of a machine built for turning heads. Diamond chamfers encircle its edges, and the new visor on the back of the device accents the low-light-loving, 12.3 MP, sapphire- crystal Lens camera.
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What Google has made is not only the iPhone's cheaper competitor, but also the Android OS as it was made to be; in it's purest form. I've always associated the Android OS with bloatware from carriers, resulting in a not so minimal and often ugly-looking phone. I've also never experienced Android on a premium device, meaning that it left a bad taste in my mouth when I used the OS on some cheap devices. But with Nexus, you get the real Android experience. Everything is buttery smooth, fast, fluid, intuitive, and most importantly, customizable. From the ground up, you can make your phone the way you want it to be. It's up to you how you want your phone to work.
Anyways, enough about the OS. Let's talk about the phone itself and what makes it great.
1. Price & Value
I buy my electronics for the long haul. The 6P is built superbly and has Gorilla Glass protecting its front and back. Despite what other say, I also find it easy to hold and don't worry about losing my grip on it. The 6P is sturdy, sleek, and unique all at the same time.
I also want a good deal too. The 6P delivers on both of those fronts. It's main competitor, the iPhone 6s Plus, is $649 unlocked, and that's for a 16GB model. My 32GB 6P cost around ~$400 after some discounts at Best Buy. There's no doubt in my mind that the 6P is one of the best deals on the market right now.
2. Fingerprint Scanner
The placement of the fingerprint scanner (top of the back) is perfect. It's just real natural to place your finger there to unlock your phone, nothing awkward about it. You can also log multiple fingerprints too, meaning that you could pick up the phone with either hand and unlock it. If you prefer not having to enter a password, your prints can be used to buy apps from the Play Store and open certain apps. The scanner is also one of the fastest, if not the fastest out there. The scanner is also incredibly accurate as well. In the few days I've used it, I can count on my hand the number of times it's incorrectly read my print, and that's probably user error.
Simply put, Google is killing it here.
Talk about a nice camera. I'll let the pictures I took do the talking. While Google's camera app leaves a little to be desired at times, it gets the job done. The camera performs great in all kinds of lighting, and is adept at adjusting to its surroundings. 12 MP is as good as it gets right now in smartphones, and while it's not DSLR-quality, your Instagram feed will still look good. Speaking of DSLR, I took some photos with my Nikon D40 for comparison. The first two are Nexus.
*the photos below were untouched.*
First of all, this phone isn't big at all. No, you don't need to be Lana from Archer to use this phone. I upgraded from a meager iPhone 4s, and was quite concerned about this phone's seemingly gargantuan size. But once you get it in hand, you'll see that you were worried about nothing. It's hard to explain, but you'll never want to have a small phone again after your first day with the 6P. It just feels right. Once you learn how to cradle the phone the right way, you'll forget about the phone's size.
If you're still worried about the size, check out this site to compare the 6P to your current phone.
I will concede that on some apps, it's mildly inconvenient to stretch your finger all the way across the screen, but this is a small tradeoff for the big beautiful screen that you get.
I gushed about the design a bit earlier, but it really is the cat's balls. The front-facing speaker is loud and clear, and won't muffle unless you put your phone face down. On the top, the earpiece produces great call quality and makes it easy to hear your caller. The phone is easy to hold, and the power/volume buttons don't get in the way. The aluminum and metal build make the phone feel and look premium, and it seems as if Google didn't cut any corners in designing this unit.
5. Battery Life
A lot of critics have been gushing about this, and rightfully so. Without adjusting any of my settings, or using any battery management apps, the 6P can easily make it through a day and then some of heavy use. This varies of course, but I'm content as long as my phone makes it though the day without needing a charge. If you mess with your settings and/or use apps, the 6P can easily last you a couple of days if you manage the battery effectively. You can also easily analyze which apps are effecting battery performance.
Using Google's official cable/adaptor, it takes about a little more than an hour for my phone to go from zero to one-hundred. That's from zero to one-hundred real quick. While the whole USB-C setup isn't exactly ubiquitous yet, it's fast and great for data transfer. The USB-C is reversible and can also be used to reverse charge, meaning that your 6P could charge someone else's USB-C device.
As I said before, Android is what you make of it. Marshmallow is a great OS, and that's amplified by the fact that Google gives you no bloatware or add-ons. I believe that out of the box, only around 3 GB of the 32 total GB is occupied. It's the purest form of Android, how it was meant to be. Everything flows great. Google Now and it's cards are also really convenient once it gets to learn about you. The animations are smooth, glitchless, and the phone is fast thanks to 3GB of RAM. Nexus users also get Android updates first before the general populace, meaning your phone is up-to-date. You can expect these Nexus-only benefits to grow in the future as Google makes it like their iPhone.
The Nexus is also equipped with real good hardware. The Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and Adreno 430 GPU all work in harmony to keep your experience with games, apps, and multitasking lag-free. The Samsung AMOLED 1440 display is also one of the best screens on the market right now. Heck, the pictures I took looked way better on my Nexus before I uploaded them on my laptop. Colors are bright and vibrant, and video is top-class. The brightness also has a wide range. At its lowest, the screen is even a little too dark for nighttime use. At it's brightest, it can contend with the bright sun.
7. Cellular Data
I've been using Google's Project Fi thus far, and I'm really impressed. I got my SIM card in the mail and a nice phone stand LEGO set from them in the mail free of charge. Porting my number over took about five minutes, and my service has been great. Fi uses T-Mobile and Sprint for data, and places calls over Wi-Fi when possible by using encryption/VPN. Using my phone out and about almost seemed faster than my in-home Internet, and calls over both Wi-Fi and cell were clear and great quality. You can also manage your data in the Settings by alerting you when your data used reaches a certain amount, and you can even set a limit that will turn off your phone's data when exceeded.
While the Nexus 6P is great by almost every standard in the book, here are a few things I wish this phone would have.
- wireless charging
- dual SIM port
- expandable micro SD
- removable battery
- different screenshot option (Pressing power/volume down at the same time is awkward. Thankfully you can long press the home button and press the share button on the left to bypass this.)
Overall, the Nexus 6P is probably the best value on the phone market. You've got top-of-the-line performance at a significant discount from its main competitor in the Apple 6s Plus, and you get Android in its greatest form. With a great camera, display, hardware, software, and preferred treatment from Google, the Nexus 6P should be in your pocket.
#1 & #2: shot with Nexus 6P; no editing
#3 & 4: shot with Nikon D40 DSLR; no editing
#5: Backside of 6P
#6: My gross hand
#7: Backside with camera/mic/scanner
#8: Side (SIM port on top left)
#9: My home screen. Just showing what cool things you can do with Android. Nova Launcher Prime and Moonshine are the launcher/icon combo I used.
#10: Second screen. Same stuff.
#11: What the battery screen looks like. Great for analyzing when and what effects your battery.
As for the phone itself:
The camera takes pretty good pictures and has a photo-sphere function that I love to use for my 3D modeling (not a selling point for everyone). I've never had major issues with the camera other than that.
Software was working good for the most part up until these battery issues showed up and now certain things like Google Drive will re-start uploads from 1-2 months ago that never finished due to connectivity or something and just show "UPLOADING" till I restart the phone.
Cell service has been decent but on the spotty side if I do say so myself. I switched from a Sprint phone to this thinking that I'd get the best of both worlds and it seems like I get less coverage than either sprint or t-mobile (which Fi is supposedly using both). My guess is that both companies are giving Google Fi their worst bandwidth/frequencies at a discount rate. Either way, I drop one of every 5 calls and wi-fi calling will cut in and out randomly on my phone while my roommates are also using the wi-fi calling on apple or Samsung products and not having any issues. All of this being said, I don't call most of the time and I really like paying only for what I use, and usually go under my 2Gb limit for the month. So there's that.
In Summary: I wish now that I'd spend the extra $50 to $100 dollars on a manufacturer that would've made this phone with more quality parts. I like the phone in general and feel cheated having to spend another $5-600 getting a new phone seeing as this one is becoming unusable after only 1.5 years. Bummer.
Others who purchased this phone directly through the Google Store have had their phones replaced immediately with Google pixel XL after reporting this problem however if you purchase this phone through Amazon you get no support from the manufacturer who does not want to acknowledge the problem.
Calling to manufacture these days gets you put on hold for a long time until you are given a message that the support services are too busy and you just get disconnected without being able to reach anyone or leave voicemail.
I will never order another Google phone from Amazon North from this manufacturer ever again.