Huawei Nexus 6P, Power Droid!

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The Huawei Nexus 6P is the ultimate expression of globalism: a high end droid, built in China by a (partially) state owned company, using American engineering, design, software and know how.

A true premium smartphone, with state of the art specs and hardware, an impeccable built quality and a not-so-wow logo (I am talking about Huawei), all of these features translating into an upper mid range Android smartphone that comes at a very competitive price tag.

I must confess that the love child of Google and Huawei represents an almost perfect sequel of last year’s Motorola Nexus 6.

Basically, Google chose Huawei thanks to their excellent track record in building premium smartphones, but, and I think this also played a huge role, price was very important too.

The Huawei Nexus 6P was designed and built  to be the next best thing after sliced cinnamon bread: a perfect melange of user experience, premium built/feel and an attention to every minute detail.

However, this Nexus release was intended to be a player in the “best bang for the buck” category.

I mean, anyone can build an engineering masterpiece, if we’re talking about unlimited budgets. But in our consumerist world, price makes the difference between success and bankruptcy, hence Huawei is almost the ideal partner for the high-tech IT giant Google. Chinese companies can build anything, at very competitive prices, without compromising (too much) on quality. Let’s hope this is the case with the latest Nexus 6 P.

So, what’s all the hubbub about the 6P?

Well, this baby features a pretty cool unibody design, “full metal jacket” (it’s made entirely from aluminum) and it measures a respectable  159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm.

Yes, it’s a big-boy, but bigger is better in terms of multi-media experiences, right?

The weight is also “on the heavy” side, at  178 grams, but that’s hardly a deal breaker, being pretty normal for a device of that size.

However, the smartphone feels sturdy and well built, confidence-inspiring. You know, heavy’s good, heavy’s reliable…

The screen measures 5.7 inches and comes with Quad HD resolution, being an AMOLED display which features an impressive 518 pixels per inch density.

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Long story short, this display looks absolutely stunning, being manufactured by Samsung, and that says it all.

Connectivity is top notch, with LTE cat. 6, which means 300 MB/S, HSPA, CDMA, dual band Wi Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB-type C, everything’s up for grabs.

The battery capacity in the Nexus 6P was upgraded to 3450 mAh, and that translates into an endurance rating of 74 hours or three days with medium usage. I don’t know where you’re coming from, but these are absolutely impressive specs in my neck of the woods.

Also, this baby charges very quickly, in less than an hour.

The Android experience on the Nexus 6P is top notch, thanks to its Snapdragon 810 system on chip, 3 GB of RAM and the Adreno 430 GPU, which translates into a buttery smooth operation, without stutters and hiccups.

You can also play lots of games on your droid, but don’t expect stellar performance.

However, normal games like Subway Surfer or Temple Run 2 run very fluidly, and they’re visually stunning, due to the punchy/vivid colors of the Samsung made AMOLED display.

The camera is where this baby really shines: the Huawei Nexus 6P features a 12.3 megapixels shooter and thanks to its Sony made sensor, the dual LED flash and LASER autofocus, the pictures are absolutely great. On the sad side of the news, the Nexus team, in their infinite wisdom decided to drop the optical image stabilization.

Obviously, the phone can capture video in 4k resolution, along with 1080p recording with top-notch quality.

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Bottom line, the Huawei Nexus 6p is the current Google flagship and it does the job with flying colors. The company tried and succeeded beautifully with this droid, they made almost no compromises and delivered a potent droid at a very competitive price. I mean, the Nexus 6P is way more cheaper than the iPhone 6 Plus, and even cheaper than last year flagship, the Nexus 6. If you’re on the market for an upper mid-ranged Android running smartphone which is worth the price tag, with a great camera and a beautiful display, look no further than the Huawei Nexus 6P.

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