Nexus 6P review: Performance and Battery

Nexus 6P review: Performance

We type of expect top-tier phones to include Qualcomm silicon at this stage, and thus Huawei does not disappoint. The Nexus 6P is powered using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2GHz, and that is backed by 3GB of RAM. Additionally has another chip for tracking your movement along with other data. When paired with Android 6.0, you won't notice any sluggishness coming from these chips. Netflix streaming, YouTube clips, video games - none of the made the phone struggle or lag. Actually, we expect this is among the fastest Android phones We‘ve ever played with. It just works. Oh, and you do not have to worry about overheating. The Qualcomm SD810 got some flack earlier for causing the Sony Xperia Z3+ to overheat, thus affecting its performance, however the Nexus 6P only gets averagely warm in operation, likely because of the device's scale and thickness lending a helping hand.

One last thing when one thinks of specs : the Nexus 6P has all of the usual connectivity features, including GPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band 802. 11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC. So, whether you are looking to make use of contactless payment readers or track a run, the Nexus 6P has got you covered. With Qualcomm's chips handling everything, it is silky smooth. Still, if you need to be extra sure the Nexus 6P will power through all the things you can throw at it, splurge and obtain the pricier variant with 128GB of storage. It'll cost you £579, whereas the 32GB base model is £449. (Also, go Huawei for giving the an enormous middle finger to 16GB base model phones. It is 2015, people. Subsequent step up ought to be standard by now.

Nexus 6P review: Battery

Nexus 6P review: Battery

Let us point out battery. The 6P has an embedded 3,450mAh battery, and although that sounds great, it is so-so in real life for any large-scale phone. if you are a power user like us, you will need to charge your phone nightly. Otherwise, you will find yourself with 15 per cent battery from the next day. So, expect about one-and-a-half days of normal use, and that is fine although not best-in-class at this size. That giant display is unquestionably a juice guzzler.

Thankfully, though, Android 6.0 has some battery-saving features that you may dig into should battery become a problem for you personally. You should use App Standby to pack up apps you do not actually need. There is also Doze, which basically puts everything on pause, except basic core functions for example SMS and telephone calls, after which there is fast-charging, which gets you against zero to 100 per cent inside an hour.

Both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X also feature a USB Type-C connector. It is phasing out micro-USB and means your charging cables are reversible, so it does not make a difference what side you are jamming the cable straight into the port. Also, on some devices, the USB-C port enables for fast USB 3. 0 data transfer and video output. Unfortunately, neither the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X support that last bit.

The USB Type-C implementation here remains great though, because you may also apply it to charge another phone via the 6P, so long as you‘ve all of the necessary cables along with you. Aside from everything, we actually wish Huawei would have included wireless charging. This can be a feature that may appear gimmicky but is really a dream in real-use situations. Oh well.