Nexus 6P review: Display and Cameras


Nexus 6P review: Display

Unlike the Nexus 5X, which boasts a 5.2-inch IPS-LCD display having a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution (423ppi ), the Nexus 6P includes a larger, 5.7-inch AMOLED display having a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution (518ppi ). More real estate, more resolution - and we expect this Nexus strikes a perfect balance. Oh, and all this really is coated in scratch- and shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass 4. So that you could rest assure that the screen will certainly be relatively safe from scratches and whatnot whenever you place your phone face-down on the table in an effort to easily access its fingerprint sensor. Phew.


Now, although the Nexus 6P has got the better display when it comes to pixels and crisp detail, the display upon the Nexus 5X includes a peak brightness output of 487 nits. That is a few third brighter than just what the Nexus 6P's screen can average. However, from what it is that we could tell, the Nexus 6P's screen still looks plenty sharp in bright lighting conditions, so it is not a massive problem. Like a point of reference, though, the 6P does not even compare towards the iPhone 6S Plus' screen when one thinks of rich, vibrant colour accuracy. The iPhone appear to have deeper blacks, and sometimes the Nexus appear to throw off a blue-green tinge. Which may be also because colour saturations are hiked up pretty high naturally, much such as the screens on Samsung's flagships.

Nexus 6P review: Cameras

Nexus 6P review: Cameras

We have already mentioned the Nexus 5X lots of times during this review, but it is a challenge to not offered the similarities It‘s with many of the 6P's features. And rear-facing cameras is definitely are in which the two devices are much a similar. Both house a similar 12. 3-megapixel Sony MX377 camera sensor upon the back, that has large pixels (1. 55-microns ) allowing it to helps make the a lot of the light entering the lens, and both possess a speedy laser autofocus system too.

The interesting thing using this sensor is it will take vibrant photos with impeccable colour accuracy, using the exception being overcast days, which are likely to look more grey than they do in reality. The lens is plenty sharp too for any smartphone. if you are indoors and shooting in normal light, or outdoors in bright light, everything will look great. As far a low-light situations go, you are never going to obtain a photo without some visible noise - but it is still good enough. The only real thing we wish would happen to be included using this sensor is optical image stabilisation - for all those of people with shaky hands and all.

To constitute for the absence, the Nexus 6P provides an exclusive burst mode, which lets Android take eight still photos in rapid succession after which choose the one it thinks is best, and you may seamlessly open them up inside the integrated Google Photos app, which promptly makes an animation (say for example a GIF ) away from your bursts. After that, you are able to share your creation with anyone, regardless in the event that they have Google Photos or an Android. You may also shoot 4K video and 720p slo-mo at 120fps (1080p ) or 240fps (720p ) - giving double the slow-mo frame rate compared towards the lesser powerful Nexus 5X.

We also liked the phone's power button doubles like a camera launcher : tap it twice to launch Google's stock camera app inside an instant. Details make a difference. But talking about Google's camera app, we expect it might use much more TLC. It is not especially high-end, because it only offers three photo tricks - photo sphere, panorama, and lens blur - and no manual controls. Plus, the HDR (high dynamic range ) mode takes a few extra seconds, which sucks, but we will provides it a pass at this time because it will tend to provide you with a foothold in low-light situations.

And lastly, the Nexus 6P also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. That is better compared to the 5-megapixel camera upon the Nexus 5X, and it indicates you can acquire solid selfies. Is that the Nexus 6P worth getting just its camera alone? Yes, we expect this can be a cameraphone, not only a phablet, and it'll serve you only fine - it is only Google's default camera app that is a letdown.