The Nexus 6P is a product of the perfect marriage between a relatively unknown Chinese company, Huawei, and a well known company, Google. Before this year, very few people in the U.S. knew of Huawei as a consumer product company, but they have been a leader in the communications industry since the 80’s. In 2014, Huawei generated a record profit of $5.5 by becoming one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers among many other consumer products.

Google and Huawei partnered to bring us the most “premium” Nexus in the 6P. The Nexus 6P has been my daily driver, on the AT&T network for the last two months, and has genuinely made me a fan of stock Android and Huawei. The Nexus 6P is a device designed and built to impress: it is a representation of how much pride, research, and countless hours went into making one of the best smartphones ever. Let’s take a look.



Without question the Huawei made Nexus 6P is a device that stands apart from the crowd. It’s really difficult to stand above a crowded market of great looking devices, but the 6P manages with its clean lines, all metal build, premium colors, chamfered edges and perfect size.


The Nexus 6P is a sturdy all metal phone, and comes in three colors: Aluminum, Frost(white) and Graphite. There is a circular fingerprint reader on the back, a power button with a volume rocker on the right side of the phone, a 3.5mm audio jack up top, with dual speakers on the front.

On the back of the device is a glass strip near the top which houses the flash and camera. Some may think it looks out of place, but on my Graphite colored 6P I don’t even notice it. After two months of daily usage without a case, my 6P is scratch free and looks the same as the day I got it. The chamfered edges hold up well and do not chip or scratch like some devices with similar edges have been known to do.


The all metal build is a nice change from the Samsung Galaxy Note5 which has a glass back. That glass back looks nice, but is a fingerprint magnet and also feels extremely fragile. The Nexus 6P is extremely well balanced, which is very important for a device with a 5.7″ display and using it one-handed.



I’m sure many of you Android fans have heard Apple loyalists say the iPhone “just works.” It is one of the most annoying statements that Apple fanboys can possibly say, because there’s an implication that all other software does not work. And as much as I hate to admit it, there is a little bit of truth to “it just works”, even though iOS has its fair share of issues. With all of the freedom Google allows manufacturers, many companies like Samsung and LG have completely changed what Google intended with Android. By doing so, Android sometimes gets a bad reputation as buggy and slow.

Samsung and LG heavily customize Android by adding in features like S-Voice(Samsung’s own OK Google), Samsung Pay, split-screen, a customized skin, and much more. Some of the features are great, and some are downright terrible. But the main issue with customization comes when Google releases an update to Android. Samsung and LG have to modify every update Google releases, which creates fragmentation. By having fragmentation, some users of Samsung’s Note Edge and Note 4, waited six months longer than those on stock Android, to receive Android 5.1 which was a huge improvement over 5.0. Android 5.0 was riddled with bugs like poor battery life and memory leaks, and those users were left hanging with $800 devices that “just didn’t work.”

The solution for some is to “root” which allows those users to install their own versions of software and fix those bugs, but voids the manufacturer warranty at the same time. And the vast majority of users will not root their devices as they simply do not know how.

In addition to fragmentation, Samsung and LG also partner with companies like AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to add in their own software. My last count of AT&T pre-installed apps on my last Samsung Galaxy Note5 was an astounding 25, all of which could be deactivated but not deleted. Those apps took up an incredible 1.5GB of space, and when I paid for 32GB of internal memory, I should hope that I would have the freedom to delete AT&T’s junk ware.

AT&T bloatware on the Note5
AT&T bloatware on the Note5

Stock Android

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I know many of you already have been fans of stock Android, but for those of you who weren’t, now is the time to consider it. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the best version of Android to date. Google has built in new features such as Doze, which is designed to improve battery life when your phone is not in use. It also brings built-in fingerprint reading for unlocking and waking your smartphone, while also being verification for Android Pay.

With Android 6.0 there is far greater control in what you share with new permission controls. There’s deeper integration with Google Now ,and Android is there to help you search phrases and words with much greater ease.

Better yet, there is no carrier bloatware. While one, two, or even five apps aren’t bad to come pre-installed from AT&T, I cannot condone AT&T’s behavior with its incredible amount of bloatware they install on its devices. Not only do they waste space, but they frequently ask for updates, and I simply do not want them. Seriously, how many people actually use the Yellow Pages app that AT&T installs on every device?

With stock Android, you have the basic apps that Google provides you with and nothing more. Google gives you the freedom to install whatever apps your heart desires.

And most importantly, when Google does release an update, Nexus devices are the first to receive them and that will keep them up to date. I never truly appreciated how important updates were until I was stuck on Android 5.0, and dealing with all of its awful bugs on my Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. I truly felt ripped off by Samsung for charging me over $900 dollars and then making me wait six months to get simple bug fixes.

Pure Android 6.0 just works and it works well. After two solid months, I have yet to experience a slow down, random closing app or any other common software issues.


Battery Life

The Nexus 6P comes with one of the largest batteries available in a mainstream U.S. smartphone at 3450mAh. Phones of a very similar size, the Samsung Galaxy Note5, Moto X Pure and LG V10 all come with a 3000mAh battery, over 10% smaller. After two months, those devices have still yet to update to Android 6.0 which has the Doze feature that dramatically improves battery life.


Doze is defined below:

“If a user leaves a device unplugged and stationary for a period of time, with the screen off, the device enters Doze mode. In Doze mode, the system attempts to conserve battery by restricting apps’ access to network and CPU-intensive services. It also prevents apps from accessing the network and defers their jobs, syncs, and standard alarms.

Periodically, the system exits Doze for a brief time to let apps complete their deferred activities. During this maintenance window, the system runs all pending syncs, jobs, and alarms, and lets apps access the network.”

In day to day terms, this means, the Nexus 6P has damn good battery life. You can imagine most of us phone enthusiasts push our smartphones pretty hard, and I am no exception. I frequently take pictures, take notes, text friends and family, message Androidguys colleagues, email, play games and listen to music.

I will admit before Android 6.0 and the Nexus 6P, I plugged my phone in to charge whenever and wherever I could. There is no shortage of micro USB cables, and I hate having anxiety over low battery life. For a phone enthusiast, there are very few things worse than running out of power. Doze, app-standby and a 3450mAh, make this one of the best performing devices when it comes to battery life.

I know without question that the Nexus 6P has the best battery of any phone I have used before, because I do not have a compatible charger at my work. My typical work day starts between 5-6am, and runs until 5-6pm. Once I get home, I immediately take my super cute dog to the park for an hour, and when I get home I exercise for 45-60 minutes before dinner. At no point in my day am I connected to a charger, because Huawei and Google decided to go with USB type-C, the latest standard in USB cables. The main benefits of USB type-C are a completely reversible plug, and faster data rates. And I’m too cheap to buy more USB type-C cables for my office, so there literally is one place to charge my phone which is at home. At the end of my day, I am typically left with 40-50% power and that’s with heavy usage. I never charge my phone during the daytime.

Micro USB on the left and the new USB type C standard on the right
Micro USB on the left and the new USB type C standard on the right

As much as I hate having a new USB standard, the trade-off is well worth it and I hope USB type-C does take over as the new standard. It is so much easier to not have to worry about making sure I plug the charging cable in the correct direction, and it still provides fast-charging capabilities.

With a 3450mAh battery, Android 6.0 and USB type-C, the Nexus 6P is the next generation in battery life performance.



I have been a huge fan of AMOLED displays ever since I started using Samsung phones. Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode(AMOLED) differs from Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) by how they light up the screen. (I’m not a display expert so I apologize for my ignorance but if you want to learn more click here for a comparison). Many LG and Sony smartphones use LCD displays, which in my eyes, show back-light bleed and don’t show true blacks because of the nature of the back-light.

AMOLED displays on the other hand offer super high-contrast ratios, as every pixel is controllable, and has saturated and rich colors. Some may prefer LCD due to better color representation, but I simply love AMOLED displays and that is the technology that the Nexus 6P uses for its display.

Both AMOLED displays on the Nexus 6P(left) and Note5 perform admirably in full day light.
Both AMOLED displays on the Nexus 6P(left) and Note5 perform admirably in full day light.

With a QHD resolution, 1440 x 2560 pixels, the Nexus 6P has a very clear and easy to read display. The only phones I have come across with a similar performing display are the Galaxy Note 4 and 5, Blackberry PRIV, and Galaxy S6 and variants.

The Nexus 6P has one of the best performing displays on the market.



Powering the Nexus 6P is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit with 3GB of RAM. The first generation Snapdragon 810 was riddled with issues like over heating and throttling causing Samsung to go with their own Exynos octa-core processor for the first time in the U.S. Many feared the Nexus 6P would suffer from performance issues with the Snapdragon 810, but Qualcomm solved the issues in the v2.1 processor and my day to day experiences would prove that to be true.

Benchmark tests are designed to test hardware and the latest Samsung processors usually win those tests by a long shot. The Nexus 6P won’t win first place in benchmark tests, but it will win in day to day usage as it does not stutter or have memory issues. On a perceived performance level, I have yet to use a faster phone. 3GB of RAM is more than enough memory when paired with stock Android 6.0 and the Snapdragon 810.


Gaming, multitasking, photo editing, emailing, video watching was all smooth sailing with the Nexus 6P.



The Nexus 6P comes with a 12.3MP rear camera, f/2.o aperture, with IR laser-assisted auto-focus and an 8MP front facing camera. The pictures I took look great to me, but I will let you decide in the gallery I have listed below. As for the speed of the camera, it loads super quickly with a double-click of the power button and snaps pictures just as quickly.

The Nexus Camera's lens with f/2.0 aperture lets more light in and captures sharp images in stunning detail.
The Nexus Camera’s lens with f/2.0 aperture lets more light in and captures sharp images in stunning detail.

For a camera in a smartphone, I am more than happy with it and desire nothing more. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is still has the best camera, but the Nexus 6P is a close second. Decide for yourself if you like the camera in the pictures I have in the gallery.

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Fingerprint Reader

The new fingerprint reader is going to be something everyone uses going forward. Google developed “Nexus Imprint” as a way to unlock your phone, turn on your screen on and breeze through checkout lines using Android Pay. The Nexus 6P asks you to set up a fingerprint, you can do more than one, when you set-up the device. All you have to do is place the same finger on the fingerprint reader five or six times so it can accurately read your fingerprint without worrying about placement.

The fingerprint reader is so easy to use, I don’t see anyone leaving their phones unlocked anymore. I was one of those users who hated to type in pass codes, and also hated Samsung’s fingerprint reader because of the failure rate. I always thought Apple did the fingerprint reading the best on its iPhone, but I can now proudly say that Google OWNS every other fingerprint reader on the market.

Nexus 6P fingerprint reader.
Nexus 6P fingerprint reader.

One downside, after two months of usage I have seen an increase in the failure rate with the fingerprint reader. I attribute the failure rate in the fingerprint reader accumulating smudges and oil from my hands. When I clean the back of my phone with a damp cloth, performance improves, but this is something I hope Google and Huawei address in the future.



The Nexus 6P comes with dual front-facing speakers which get loud. They are definitely clear at the highest volume, but do lack depth and bass if I were to judge it against the HTC One. If I were to judge it against the Nexus 6 or Note 5, I would choose the 6P in a blind test as the best performer every time. Speakers should not be on the back or bottom of a phone as it does not make sense to point sound away from your ears.

I wish all phone manufacturers would stop putting speakers on the bottom or rear of the phone and make it a general rule that they should be placed in the front. Having two speakers is always better than one as well. It may not be important to most, but dual-front facing speakers are a must have for me and the Nexus 6P delivers.


The best Android phone of 2015

I know choosing the best Android of 2015 is highly subjective and there are worthy contenders like the LG V10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note5. But I choose the Nexus 6P as the best phone of 2015 – it is cheaper than the Note 5 and V10, and is equal to or wins in almost every head to head category. Most importantly it wins in the software department with no carrier bloat and gets the first updates from Google.

Thanks to Huawei and Google, I have become a true fan of stock Android and simply do not desire to change to another smartphone which is a first for me. The Nexus 6P truly is premium and is a product that both should be tremendously proud of. Both companies should take a bow and we all should stand and applaud this device. With superior software, gorgeous and durable build, a super high resolution display, fantastic camera, a new fingerprint reader, dual-front facing speakers and incredible battery life, the Nexus 6P leaves no detail behind.

The Nexus 6P has set the bar for all other Android devices. I highly recommend the Nexus 6P.

Buy the Nexus 6P at the Google Play Store.

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  • bitkahuna

    great review. loving my 6p also… you mentioned irritation at not being able to get 5.1 for samsung phones and when i sold my note 4 just a month ago, i STILL didn’t have it from verizon and no sign of it! i was stuck on 5.0.1 with lag and bugs which sucked because the note 4 is an EXCELLENT phone. the camera on the note 4 was better than the 6p’s one, but the note 4’s fingerprint scanner was 50/50 at best, whereas i’m finding the 6p one to be very good! the 6p is a bit taller than the note 4 but i’m thrilled to have android 6.0 and no bloat (samsung/verizon) garbage.

    • Derrick Miyao

      It drove me nuts being on android 5.0 and it made me even more upset when Samsung and AT&T would not commit to a release date for Android 5.1. Many of us writers switch phones every 2-3 months and last year I committed to sticking with the Note Edge for a full year to have a better understanding of what most users go through. And man, updates are hugely important and missed by many of us writers.

      Thank you for your feedback. I really do appreciate it.

      • Mohit Oza

        I have heard issues with Nexus 6p call quality.

        Has anyone faced these issues with the phone?!topic/nexus/g70qCHkqLA4

        • Derrick Miyao

          I haven’t had one issue with call quality. I even have conference calls from it twice a week and everyone sounds great.

          • Mohit Oza

            Ok. Thanks a lot. I was skeptical in buying the phone because numerous people have started to report issues over the mic and call quality.

          • Derrick Miyao

            It certainly is a possibility. Maybe it is a manufacturing defect but I doubt Google would not support a phone with poor sound quality.

          • Mohit Oza

            Yes, it is a manufacturing defect that is affecting quite a few customers. I still believe Google should take the Apple approach and make even more tightly coupled phones. The profit margins for high-end devices are great and I am sure people are willing to pay a higher price for an awesome experience. Only pure Android can provide that kind of experience when compared to iOS.
            I liked your review of the phone. 🙂 Thanks a lot.

        • tazmanian200

          I own the Nexus 6P, and there is absolutely no issues with call quality. great phone.

  • tazmanian200

    Great review, I have to second the motion. I got my Nexus 6P and I’m totally impressed. There’s not another android phone out there that can touch this phone. Yes Samsung may slightly take better pix, but its not that noticeable and for 250 to 300.00 more, definitely not worth it. The overall speed and smoothness of this phone blows HTC, Samsung and LG out of the water. The finger print scanner on back works superbly, fast and always works. The doze mode works good but if you want it to work better, download greenify, it puts it into doze mode as soon as the screen goes off. works great. I’m using 1 to 2% over nite! Beam works great too, but you do have to lower the top of the phone because the NFC antennas are in the top. Couldn’t get it to work, read and others thought the same thing, but if you lower the top of the phone it works every time. The camera doesn’t give you 500 different options like Samsung or some others, its simple but it takes great pix and its easy to use. This is my first Nexus device, because all the other ones had issues or was just to clumsy big, but this device fits in the hand good and just performs like no other phone. Great job Google! you have finally made a flagship device that’s actually flagship worthy!! And you have keep the price right, no where can you find a phone that comes anywhere near its price and quality.

    • Derrick Miyao

      Thanks for the feedback and I’m happy you enjoy your Nexus 6P as well.

  • ChrisHD32

    Not to ruin all the positives but I actually had the Nexus 6p for about a week and simply had to return it. The hardware is excellent and I have no complaints on that. Everything from camera, speakers, built quality, screen, fingerprint scanner, etc was and is great. It’s one of the best smartphone in hardware. My issue is in the software department. I feel like pure Android is missing a lot of basic functions that require third party apps to fulfill.

    • Derrick Miyao

      What phone were/are you using now?

      • ChrisHD32

        Gave up on the Android experience this go around and went with the iPhone 6s Plus. I am far from being an Apple fan boy given that at heart I am an Android user. Been using the Note I, II, III and IV from Samsung in the past but the Note 5 just didn’t cut it for me. Since Apple embraced the Phablet category I went with them after using the Nexus 6P and returning it. The LG V10 was on my radar but didnt want to risk going down that route since I never left Samsung till now.

        • Derrick Miyao

          How are you liking the iPhone 6s plus? I bought my dad the iPhone 6s Plus and he loves it.

          • ChrisHD32

            So far I’m enjoying it. I also realize that I was missing out on some key advantages that Apple offers like iMessage, FaceTime, etc. My family (parents, brothers, cousins) all use iPhones and I see more of the reason why now. In the past I always felt that having an Android device was far superior due to the added features and benefits I had over iPhone users. Removable battery, SD-Card Slot, HD displays, IR Blasters, and Superior Camera are a few. The issue I have is that most Android manufactures are moving away from what Android once provided and I think they are losing their roots for being more “Apple” like and less Android. The Only big manufacture still keeping to the Android roots is LG but their software and processors used aren’t the best.
            What do I miss about the Nexus 6P that I’m not getting with an iPhone…… The front facing Speakers for now.

          • That’s it. The age old (6 months ago?) argument was that Google was the open environment. Google lowered the boom on that. HDMI (switched off). Miracast (switched off). Chromecast (still set on half-way functional). Derrick wrote a nice article, according to the multi-level marketing mother-ship formula.
            Google & the Subway Guy would both prefer that certain details were kept out of the public domain.
            You’re right that LG is the steadfast player in the Android market. I have stayed with Android for the cursor (which is still the odd thing out on iPad Pro, etc).

          • bitkahuna

            Imessage and face time equivalent is hangouts+ Google voice.

        • tazmanian200

          Apple is a great product if you can like the OS. My son has one and likes it, not that its superior, but simply its a status symbol at his school, so he feels hes got to be in the in-crowd. lol. Personally I can’t settle for the IOS, was seriously thinking of going back to apple just to have a phone that really works and has a good camera, but Thankfully Google and the Nexus 6P saved me from having to do that! lol Finally a android phone that just simply works and has a great camera and a OS platform that I like. Apple does a lot of things rite, but its the things they don’t do rite is what prevents me from being a cookie cutter phone user. Good luck with whatever u have, as long as it serves ur needs that’s all that matters.

          • Derrick Miyao

            Apple is definitely a great product. I used to be an Apple fan but Android surpassed it in terms of what it could for me a few years ago. I also hate that iPhones are so expensive. 200 days into the product cycle and it still costs the same as it did on day 1.

            Like you said though, as long as it serves your need is all that really matters.

    • tazmanian200

      that the beauty of pure android, it doesn’t use skins that over tax the system and cause lag and battery issues and etc. If you want the feature use a app, if not, ur not stuck with an overtaxed system, u still have pure android. You may not be able to swipe the phone down the crack of ur butt and get ur body temp or look like a complete idiot, shaking and hacking ur phone like a tomahawk to get certain features to work. On google, just push a stupid button and you get the same results, and don’t look so idiotic doing it!! lol

      • ChrisHD32

        Good point Taz but some key features should be part of the experience. Camera app should have more features included. Nexus 6p also doesn’t have a dedicated gallery app (only Google Photos which is more of a cloud drive). No dedicated Music app (again Google Music is not the answer to it). No dedicated photo editing, alarm widget, weather widget, etc. Battery percentage is not even an option to add permanently (sliding the notification down to see your actually percentage isn’t the answer). It’s just little things like that. I think I just got spoiled by Samsung in the past and expected more. All these issues have solutions with third party apps but I still feel that Google should offer these things baked into their OS.

        • tazmanian200

          I can see some of ur points. but Photos replaces gallery in Android. I thought the same thing at first, but when u open pictures, its cloud and designated mixed, go to device folders and you will get the gallery look. Google music does just that, maybe u don’t like it, that’s fine, but shuttle is good. when you start baking everything into the OS, you get like Apple, Google leans more toward letting you control things, because God knows, there aren’t two android users that can agree on anything! lol. They do have a clock and alarm widget and I use it. Weather, isn’t that big of a deal to me, if google included one, most probably wouldn’t like it anyways. that why google lets you choose the one of ur liking. Android marshmallow does have the battery option, when you drop down the menu, hold the settings but down for like 5 seconds and go to settings and u will now have a system UI option. in there u have the option to have battery % listed inside ur battery icon. pretty cool. there are some other options to change too. To each his own, but I could never go with Samsung bloat and lag and sesame street looking apps. Samsung’s rendition of the dialer is horrible in my opinion, waiting a year for a basic updates, plus Samsung allows the carriers to go in and remove features they don’t like, so the phone u ultimately get isn’t always the same phone that Samsung advertises. Samsung makes a different phone for every carrier, At least with Google, you get what they promise and they don’t let the carriers go in and change what they don’t like. and one phone works on all carriers. I personally like the google approach, especially after having Samsung for the last 3 yrs.

          • ChrisHD32

            Maybe I just didn’t give myself enough time with the device to figure out the work arounds. I felt and know that the Nexus 6p is a great device and would actually recommend it. With the Nexus line you get freedom. Your free from carriers, free of bloatware and you receive timely updates from Google. The Nexus 6p is currently a true Nexus flagship and only the second Nexus I have purchased since the very first Nexus device made by HTC which I loved. In the end maybe I just didn’t give myself the time to enjoy all the good that comes with a device that lets you choose your own full customization and features via third party solution.

        • Blaek Sheep

          I know what you meant. Saying pure android is basic is not false, it’ true. But all of those things you said can be completely done by Google Play.
          1. Gallery app? I never used any built-in app (I have S4, S5, G2, G4, Z3, Moto G) because they are all crap. Go for Quickpic, it’s a much better option with many features.
          2. Music app? Again they are all junk. Poweramp is the best in the market today imo. Yeah, it’s weird but third party music apps are always better than default ones.
          3. Alarm + weather +blah blah widget: again third party apps always offer far more options. You know what, I’ve used all of the built-in widgets on the S5, G4 and Z3, but I often end up downloading other ones on google play.
          4. Battery percentage: you can turn it on. Just google how to do it.

          TLDR: Going for a pure android system but having options to install 3rd party apps is better than having full of built-in apps that you don’t really need.

          • ChrisHD32

            Based on the comments I decided to give the Nexus 6P another try. Waiting for the device to ship and hoping I get it by tomorrow and give it another shot.

          • Sundar called; said when my sh*t settles I will be carrying an extra piece anyway (HDMI plug-adapter, Miracast dongle, or modified Chromecast dongle). I am waiting for my modified Chromecast dongle.
            There were no apologies.

  • incognito_15

    Um, your benchmark screenshot says it was done for a Nexus 5X, not a 6P.

    • Derrick Miyao

      Abolutely correct. Thanks for catching that detail for me.

  • There is something bizarre about the way that the Android pop-article writers don’t mention the absence of HDMI-out via ‘the latest, greatest, newest UCB-C port.’ I read 6P articles religiously (or at least enthusiastically) for two months prior to receiving mine, and didn’t read it, and would not have guessed it in a million years.
    All of the LG phones not only have HDMI-out via plug-in adapter, but they also play well with Miracast (also blocked in the 6P), and can use Chromecast, too.
    The Nexus 6P is a severely handicapped Justin Beleiber selfie-taker; nothing more. My replacement LG G3 will be here in about an hour (I was migrating from a G2 to begin with).
    My Nexus 6P is for (good riddance) sale.

    • Derrick Miyao

      Samsung also did away with the HDMI out on their devices.
      I’ve honestly never used an HDMI out cable once in my life and it never crossed my mind to add that into the review. Good evaluation though of us writers. I will keep that in mind next time.

      • I just wanted to go to a friend’s house and show a movie on their TV, plug-n-play style.
        I also travel a bit, and sometimes in remote areas, and would like to plug-in (or Miracast, or Chromecast where there is no WiFi) and write while on the road (yes, I am a minimalist, I suppose). I can, unfortunately, remember the last time I felt so mistreated (it was three years ago).

        • indic8r

          You mention ‘Chromecast where there is no WiFi’. How are you pulling that off? Last time I tried that I got a big F-U.

          • That is on the list of Nexus 6P MISSING functionality. There is a work-around (masochists unite!) discussed in xda developers forum.

          • bitkahuna

            I just gave a presentation using my 6p and a Chromecast without other WiFi. Just used built in hot spot. Worked great.

          • I`m glad to hear that Nexus 6P users can manipulate their Chromecast devices to cast direct from there phone. It`s just that with my LG phone I can also do that, or Miracast, or plug in; much less chance of being thwarted when trying to get something done (work or play)?.

        • Nikhil Shah

          Wait…. so you traded away a Nexus 6P because… it doesn’t have an HDMI-out? So you’re telling me you swapped out a super powerful 810 3400mAh AMOLED display for a 2014 801 IPS 3000mAh, probably still running Lolipop, because of an HDMI-out? You wrote so cynically of the author, even though he did an awesome summary, because of a feature nobody but you cares for. Enjoy your G3 and the bump on the back where a fingerprint sensor should be.

  • Kikemtz

    Android pay is not ATT bloatware.

  • Goran

    Nexus 6p overheats regularly and unpleasantly but no one even mentioning this…all avoiding this subject on 6p. Even throttling is regular. Strange….

    • tazmanian200

      I have never felt my n6 get warm in nearly two weeks. Not sure what ur doing, but something is wrong, because there have been many test and no one complains. It gets no where near as warm as a apple or Samsung!

      • Goran

        O so now 810 is colder than exynos and A9? So it’s getting hot in all devices but not in nexus? My friend has 6p and he says it’s terribly hot when 3g signal is low and browsing web at that time. He does not play games so dont know about that. He says its much worse than his ex htc m8 in getting warm. I will rather trust my friend than all the tests in the world. Same story with Z5 as far as I’ve read around.

  • spg210

    If my carrier decides to stock the 6P I might give it a whirl on a test basis. I require the ability to handle/play with/inspect a device in store before buying. Also the ability to inspect a device I’m about to purchase to look for defects, performance issues before I leave the store. Also I want to be able to exchange, return my device on the spot in the store or drop it off for repairs, leaving with a loaner device or my money should I return it. I’m not keen on shipping my device to the manufacturer for repairs/exchange without a loaner in hand, having to wait days/weeks for the replacement to arrive. Or having to wait weeks for a refund to appear in my bank.
    The charging cable is also an issue. Break it and you’re out of luck. You’re forced to wait for a new cable. Nobody stocks them at this point.
    Should my carrier decide to stock the 6P then I’ll go play with it and make a purchasing decision.

    • All good points. Mine sold yesterday on MercadoLibre about five minutes after my last post. The Sacrilegious Wars were an exercise in futility.

  • BRiK Tech

    We’d like to point out that while the USB-C charging is great, it’s still not common enough where users can charge anywhere away from home.

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  • Smash

    i sold my note 5 after getting 6p. just bcz of the camera. i dont know why reviewers dont see that 6p is the est smart phone camera