When I was asked to review the Google Nexus 6P, I was hesitant because we rarely review mobile phones. Although not a wearable tech device, we decided to make an exception because [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=”null”]some fashionable mobile phones simply have the kind of tech swagger that begs to be explored[/inlinetweet].
Following our decision, it was only a few days later that I received the mobile device. The first thing that struck me was its size. Anyone who knows me, knows I am an absolute sucker for the oversized phone. It is a love affair that begun with my first ever Samsung Note and since then my mobile phone selection has been based on the ‘go big, or go home’ theory. So as far as first impressions go, Google Nexus 6P’s gigantic size was a great start.
Aesthetically, the phone is easy on the eye. Bragging an exquisite slender frame, [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=”null”]the Nexus 6P has been built to excite the geek within you[/inlinetweet]. Crafted from aeronautical-grade aluminium, the pure Android phone brags 5.7″ cinematic display, 12.2 megapixels (rear camera), 8 MP (front camera), reversible USB Type-C charger, f2.0 Aperture and 4 K Resolution. For those, who after reading the specs, felt like the description sounded more like Klingon than English, then please allow Google to elaborate.
Precision engineered by China-based Huawei, the Nexus 6P offers optimal comfort and performance that includes 518 pixels per inch which meant I could watch Netflix with beautiful clarity and a 3450 mAh battery that gave me up to seven hours of use after only ten minutes of charging!
When it comes to its USP, the Nexus 6P introduces the fingerprint sensor, located on the back of the device. As a fan of convenience, I enjoyed how the Nexus Imprint turned on the screen with one touch, allowing me to unlock the apps quickly and easily.
Another fun fact is that the Nexus 6P runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so what does this mean? Well, it means that this latest Android mobile operating system, formally known as “Android ‘M'”, will save you some valuable juice by ‘working smarter not harder’. It will put your device on ‘Doze’ automatically when not in use and there will be no more battery drain from seldom used apps. The mobile operating system will also give you much more control and security over your device. The only “oh no” of this impressive operating system is that some features may not be available in all areas.
The Google Nexus 6P has much more to offer than not, so if you are due for an upgrade you will be happy to hear that the Google Nexus 6P is now available to order. Currently offered in silver, black and white, you can purchase it at the Google Store, Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2 and Vodaphone. It is also available on Pay as You Go for a one off price of £499.99 (RRP). Please note that availability and timing will vary by operator and retailer.