Nexus 6P: Google’s New Generation of Android Phablet with Better Size and Price
Google has released a new generation of Android phablet for 2015, The Nexus 6P. Made by Huawei, Nexus 6P offers slimmer and sleeker design, yet lower at price compared to Nexus 6.
It has sleek design with chamfered edges and the solid black area at the top back of the phone. The phone has a fingerprint censor on the back, with a shiny rim that catches the light from different angles.
For a 5.7-inch phone, the Nexus 6P is easy to hold and comfortable to grasp. The display has Gorilla Glass 4, and WQHD AMOLED with 2560x1440 of resolution. Huawei added an oleophobic coating on the display which is fingerprint and smudge-resistant.
The phablet has 12.3 megapixels rear camera with IR laser-assisted autofocus, and shoots 4K video at 30 frames per second, according to Techcrucnh. The selfie camera on this phone is 8 megapixels and shoots a pretty decent HD video. The 6P also offers richer and louder sound with two front stereo speakers.
The Nexus 6P's performance is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chip with 3GB of RAM. It will offer the faster experience on web browsing, taking photo, social media, or on other processes. The 6P's storage starts at 32GB and there is a 64GB option, but the phone doesn't have a MicroSD card slot for expanding storage.
The Nexus 6P uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its operating system that enable the phone to run fast. Android Marshmallow is something that rarely find beyond Nexus phones.
According to Mashable, most of Android Marshmallow improvement are behind-the-scene fixes and tweaks to make Android more stable and polished. It also offers new features that lay the groundwork for a more amazing mobile experience.
The coolest feature in Android Marshmallow is Now on Tap. With this feature, no matter what app that a user is using, a long press on the Home button brings up Google window at the bottom of the screen.
Google Now on Tap looks for keywords on an app screen and then serves up links and shortcuts to give more options on whatever the user is looking at.
The phone also has Doze, a system-level battery saving feature. The battery is 3,450mph and stands for 10-14 hours depending on specific usage. It also supports Quick Charge to top off the battery when its slow, which is faster than standard charging.
The price of the Nexus 6P starts at $499 and going up for adding more storage. Its cheaper than Google Nexus 6 which priced starting at $650 on its launching last year.