UPDATE: Huawei Nexus 6P Review!


UPDATE: Several people in the comments have brought up several issues that I may have considered as minor or non issues. As such, I’ve amended the score to reflect that issues that have been brought up.

Huawei’s been on a warpath in these past few months. Not only have they managed to strengthen their presence in the mainstream smartphone market, but they’ve also been making some of the best devices to come out of a Chinese manufacturer for quite a while now.

Nothing provides more proof of this than the Huawei Nexus 6P, the latest Nexus flagship, the first Nexus device to be made by a Chinese manufacturer and also the device we’ll be looking at today. So, how does the first Chinese Nexus hold up against the onslaught of flagship devices currently in the market? Read on to find out.

I’d also like to thank Huawei Malaysia for supplying us with a review unit. The unit we have on hand is the 3GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage model in Aluminum.

Huawei Nexus 6P review: Specifications

  • 5.7-inch AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 pixels @ 518ppi
  • Snapdragon 810 CPU @ 2.0ghZ, Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage
  • 12.3MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • 3450mAh battery
  • GPS, USB-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
  • TDD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41 (2555MHz~2655MHz)
  • FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B4/B7
  • UMTS: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz (B8/B5/B4/B2/B1
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm, 144g
  • Dual Tone LED flash, high-speed charging
  • G-Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Ambient Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass,      Accelerometer

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Design

One of the main selling points of Huawei’s devices are their great designs like the Huawei Mate 8’s extremely polished design or the Huawei P8’s elegant look. So how does the Nexus 6P stack up next to Huawei’s current line of devices?

Personally, I love the design of the Nexus 6P. One of the main reasons for my love of this design is because how unique and different it is compared to other devices on the market, giving it an identity of it’s own. Unlike Motorola’s Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P’s design is easily distinguishable from any other phone, and that’s great for the Nexus line.

The front of the device is dominated by a completely black sheet of glass, with front facing stereo speakers at the top and bottom, a notification LED to the right of the top speaker, and next to it the proximity sensor and ambient light sensors. You instantly notice that the Nexus 6P’s bezels aren’t very slim, especially the massive top and bottom bezels accommodating the speakers. This doesn’t really bother me that much, but it’s a real turn-off for many others.

The sides of the devices are dominated by a metal frame which goes around the device. A volume rocker and a textured ower button adorn the right side of the phone, while the left side houses the nano-sim card slot. Plastic strips can be found all the way around the phone, while the bottom of the phone holds the all important USB-C charging slot.

The rear is divided into three parts. The glass visor at the top which houses the 12.3MP camera, dual LED flash and multiple other sensors. The metal middle section holds the all important fingerprint sensor, a huge Nexus logo and a tiny Huawei logo, and the bottom is a tiny plastic strip for better connectivity.

Overall, the design of the Nexus 6P is, at least in my opinion, is unique and pleasant to look at. It’s not the marvel that is the Huawei Mate 8, nor is it extremely polished like the Huawei P8, but it manages to stand out of the crowd, and for that I commend it.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Build

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Like Huawei’s previous devices, the Nexus 6P is built extremely well. The device’s metal frame is rigid and solid, with lovely chamfered edges that make it easy to hold in the hand for long periods of time.
The placement of the fingerprint sensor on the back is perfect for my hand. It’s exactly where my index finger rests on the back, and it works perfectly every time. The power button and volume rocker on the side are also very responsive and clicky, which is great after the slightly mushy buttons of the P8.

Once again Huawei completely delivers on build quality. The Nexus 6P manages to stand up to the world’s greatest in this regard, which is a testament to Huawei’s reputation. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the most well built Nexus device so far, and It’ll be interesting to see where the Nexus program goes from here.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Display

The display on the Nexus 6P is a 5.7-inch QHD 2560 x 1440 AMOLED unit, and the quality of the panel is obvious from the very first look. Colours are incredibly vibrant, blacks are as black as they can be, text is incredibly crisp, pictures are beautiful and videos are a joy to watch. The large 5.7-inch display is perfect for just about anything, and I’ve yet to find something that isn’t instantly enjoyable on this display.

The display is quite reflective which hurts outdoor visibility, but it doesn’t matter as much since the knocking up the brightness makes the display easily viewable in the sun. It’s very impressive stuff, though having the brightness up so high might knock your battery life down quicker.

If there’s one tiny nitpick I have with the display, it’s that the display might look slightly yellow tinted at times, but this is true for the majority of AMOLED totting devices out there and is almost completely unnoticeable most of the time.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Performance

The Nexus 6P is a beast in terms of performance. Yes I know, huge surprise. The device runs on the infamous Snapdragon 81o processor, and while I may have some personal stigma with this specific processor, when the decides to do it’s job, it does it incredibly well.

In day to day usage, the Nexus 6P is blisteringly fast. Everything from scrolling through home screens all the way to snapping pictures, the Nexus 6P blazes through everything without an inkling of slowing down. Even games are handled with the utmost of ease. All of this is great, at least until the 810 decides to rear it’s ugly head.

The first gripe I have with the Nexus 6P is that the phone tends to heat up quite a bit while doing mundane tasks like browsing. While I’m not a person who usually complains about heat, the Nexus 6P’s problem is that when the phones starts heating, it starts slowing down. This isn’t as noticeable when simply scrolling through homescreens, but it’s very noticeable when playing games, even simple ones like Four Letters or Shadow Fight 2. Despite that, it’s only a minor slowdown, and nothing that’ll affect the gameplay much.

Heating aside, the Nexus 6P is an absolute beast. There’s nothing it can’t handle, and I’ve tried my best to slow this thing down to no avail. It easily matches up with the best in this category.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Battery

Oh Huawei, you and your large batteries, always making my day a lot less hectic and nerve wracking.

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On a full charge and moderate use, the battery easily lasts an entire day thanks to the large 3450mAh batttery and Google’s latest Doze feature. Doze helps save battery life by stopping all but the most important apps when your screen is turned off, and the results are obvious to see as the Nexus 6P barely loses any battery life when left overnight.

Complementing the brand new Doze feature is the Nexus 6P’s efficient quick charging technology. From my experience, the Nexus 6P can easily go from 2% to 47 percent in about 12-13 minutes, which is nothing to scoff at.

Overall, the Nexus 6P easily passes the 1 day benchmark, and then some. And even if you’re almost out of battery, charging the device for 10 minutes is more than enough to get an extra 4-5 hours of usage. The Nexus 6P’s battery life is stellar, and that’s good to know.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Audio

The Nexus 6P continues the trend of Huawei devices having good but not great audio. The dual front facing speakers are a welcome change of pace from the regular bottom facing speakers, and they sound good. There’s a little distortion at the highest level, but it’s tough to catch. It’s also quite loud, easily able to fill up a whole medium room. But the quality of the sound is slightly muddy compared to other high-end devices like the Note 5.

With headphones however, the Nexus 6P flourishes I tested the Nexus 6P with my regular suite of audio products, and the results are as follows:

Bundled Huawei earphones (P8) – These are the earphones I got with the Huawei P8, and they’re not very pleasant. Then again, nothing’s really pleasant with these, so let’s move to the next pair.

Mi Earphones 2.1 – Music is much, much more enjoyable with these on than the stock earphones. The bass is nice and punchy, the clarity is good and the music is just fun to listen to.

Superlux HD-381F – It’s a similar case to the Mi Earphones, except these sound flatter, and have less bass. The soundstaging is slightly better with these though.

Sharp SHP-8000 – The Nexus 6P sounds great with these. Bass is fantastic, clarity is better than most other devices and sweet goodness the bass is punchy.

The in-call speaker is good, calls were clear and loud. Even is a noisy environment like a shopping mall, calls can still be heard with relative ease. Overall, the Nexus 6P is pretty good for music listening and call quality is fantastic.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Camera

You’ve probably already seen plenty of people gushing about the Huawei Nexus 6P’s camera online, and I can clearly see why. The Nexus 6P has one of the absolute best cameras I’ve ever used on a smartphone, and the pictures you can take on this thing can almost be passed off as professional to the untrained eye.

The image quality on hand is absolutely impressive. The colors are bright but still realistic, the white balance is spot on, the clarity is amazing and the dynamic range is good. Even low light pictures come out brilliantly and the quality is consistent without the need for much fiddling around.

There’s one flaw with this camera however, and that’s that it lacks OIS. While taking pictures it’s not all that noticeable, but once you start recording videos you’ll notice that the video picks up even small shakes that you can’t even notice.

As a camera, the Nexus 6P does an incredible job and is the automatic benchmark for any Chinese manufacturer hoping to make it big in the world. As a camcorder however, the Nexus 6P has a ways to go.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Ah, stock Android. Smoother than butter and lighter than a feather, it truly is Android in it’s purest, untainted form. There are many new features in Android 6.0 that I like, but I’d like to highlight a few that I’ve found the most useful.

First we have the already mentioned Doze feature, which works wonders when it comes to saving battery life. It works very well, and there’s absolutely no reason to dislike this feature at all. In fact, I implore Huawei to integrate something like this into EmUI so that it becomes more tolerable in the future.
The next feature I’d like to talk about is Google Now On Tap, a new feature that highlights information that is currently on the screen and gives you other tidbits of information about said things. It’s still an obvious work in progress, but I’ve found it useful on several occasions and I can genuinely see this feature being put to practical use in the future.

The final feature I was to discuss is the App Drawer. Unlike previous versions of Android, the App Drawer in Marshmallow scrolls up and down instead of left and right. What made this useful for me however is the so called ‘recommended apps bar’ at the top of the list that shows four apps that the device thought you’d find useful. This small thing has made it much faster for me to find the apps that I need quickly, and it’s really useful.

If there’s one minor nitpick I have with Marshmallow, it’s that the camera application is not very robust. Compared to other camera applications like the MIUI camera app or the TouchWiz camera app, the Stock Marshmallow camera app feels very barebones. It still functions fine and snaps photos extremely quickly, so the casual user should be perfectly fine with this. Professionals might want to download a camera app replacement from the Play Store.

Outside of that, I’m not really sure what to say. It’s stock Android, and there’s not really much else to it. It’s somewhat boring after coming from MIUI, but in terms of usability and speed it’s truly second to none.

Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Conclusion

The Huawei Nexus 6P is, in my opinion, the best Nexus to have ever been launched. No other Nexus device has come close to this level of perfection, and Huawei should be happy that they’re also getting some pretty good sales and public awareness from this.

The Nexus 6P’s build quality is simply marvelous. Huawei continues it’s knack for making incredibly well made devices, and the Nexus 6P is proof of that. While the design of the device may keep some prospective buyers away, it’s also unique and has helped the Nexus line carve itself some much needed identification after Motorola’s Nexus 6.
Stock Android is simple, fast and solid, and remains the cleanest version of Android to exist. While some (like me) may find it boring, there’s no denying that there’s something about the simplicity of it all that keeps you coming back.

Overall, The Nexus 6P is fantastic device that not only serves as a resurgence for the Nexus program but also allows Huawei to get some much needed global recognition and some positive feedback from Western customers. Now let’s see what they do with this info when they launch the Huawei P9, eh?

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208 Comments

  1. preet
    February 27, 2016

    wallpaper plz !

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      It’s one of the wallpapers in the Simply Wallpaper app from the Play Store.

  2. Mi-fan
    February 27, 2016

    How can this phone get a better rating than Mi Note?

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      From a factual standpoint, the Nexus 6P has better cameras, a sharper display, better battery life, better general performance, a fingerprint scanner, better audio performance and Android Marshmallow.

      In my own opinion, I feel the Nexus 6P is more comfortable in the hand, I prefer the look of the AMOLED display and I feel the Nexus has a more unique design.

  3. Airyl
    February 27, 2016

    In case I missed anything, feel free to ask in the comments.

  4. David
    February 27, 2016

    Very informative review on a world class device. Arguably should not be compared to Chinese phones still trying to differentiate on price.

    I have a Nexus 6 upgraded to Android 6 Marshmallow. But I do not have the new Android features, such as doze or Google Now on Tap. Do you know why?

    • MattD
      February 27, 2016

      Maybe it’s because you’re on a 32bit chip, while all of those features are developed on the 64bit version of the os?

      • David
        February 27, 2016

        My phone has the Snapdragon 805, a 32 bit chip.

        • MattD
          February 27, 2016

          I know, maybe that’s the reason

          • David
            February 27, 2016

            wow, you know cpu specs by heart? respect!

            • MattD
              February 27, 2016

              That’s nothing special, most of us here remember things like that, specially talking about a recent nexus on an android-based blog ?

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      Hmmmm. Doze is activated by default, there’s no way to actually turn it off. As for Google Now on Tap, maybe it hasn’t been activated?

      Open up Google Now. Open the app menu either by sliding from the left side of the screen or by pressing the three-line menu button in the top left corner. Enter settings. You’ll want to navigate to the Voice part of the Settings menu. There you’ll see a Now on Tap option with a check box. Check the box. You’ll get a confirmation box that pops up asking if you’re sure. Tell it that you are.

      See if that works for you.

      • David
        February 27, 2016

        Got Google Now on Tap working. Thank you!

        My Nexus 6 also has a heat issue when playing games. Only solution may be to turn down speed of processor.

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 27, 2016

    Wow so many 10/10’s — even for Build which is odd considering all the reports of the phone bending near the volume rocker just from regular use. Sure you don’t want re-evaluate your scoring?

    • Rob
      February 27, 2016

      I thought exactly the same, so many reports of them bending doesn’t in my eyes mean they are well made!

      • Airyl
        February 27, 2016

        As far as I’ve read, the Nexus 6P doesn’t really bend unless you make an actual attempt to bend it at a specific spot under the volume rocker. Assuming you take care of your device, I honestly don’t think it’ll bend at all.

        • balcobomber25
          February 27, 2016

          I handled a few 6P’s that friends have had and I have to agree with Airyl the build quality is very good. If you apply enough pressure you get most phones to bend.

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          February 27, 2016

          I know there were people online making youtube videos of deliberately bending them in half but actually I’m talking about the regular users on forums (XDA, etc…) posting photos of their 6P developing a slight bend (or kink) at the volume rocker over time of regular use with no deliberate or intentional effort made. Many are so angry, upset, or disappointed with the build quality because they honestly don’t know how it happened since most claim to have babied their phones.

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    February 27, 2016

    too soft review … needs to be more ruthless and lethal !

    • Tajwar
      February 27, 2016

      Yep we need a whip test on the 6p

  7. February 27, 2016

    I dont trust this review. It is way too biased for my liking. A number of things praised in this review were being complained about by others.

    Airyl, you sound like you were paid to write this review in favor of the Nexus 6P. But for whatever reason you gave such high scores even when not deserved, you should remember that there are people who trust GizChina (not you in particular) to provide them with genuinely honest reviews and make their device purchasing decisions from there.

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      I’m sorry you feel that way. If I may ask, which areas do you feel I scored too high?

      • February 27, 2016

        Before you start comparing UI smoothness of the Nexus 6P with that of the Bluboo X6, you have to also remember that both devices are using hardwares that are miles apart in performance. While the Bluboo is using an entry level 64bit quad core, the Nexus is using a flagship level hardware. Thats really an unfair comparison.

        Let me list the faults I find in this device.

        1. No SD card slot (Not so important considering that it has good amount of internal memory but…)
        2. Snapdragon 810 (Cannot sustain same high performance for a long time under load).
        3. Adreno 430 (same reason as the Snapdragon 810)
        4. No FM Radio
        5. No OIS for the Camera
        6. Very expensive.
        7. Phone gets too hot to the touch if used during charging.

        “There definitely was some thermal throttling going on that would have affected our benchmark tests if we didn’t wait for the device to cool down properly between runs. However, during normal use, we haven’t felt the device getting hotter than the body’s temperature. Heat dissipated fairly quickly with the help of the aluminum backside of the device, acting as a heat sink to cool it down. Perhaps the only times the phone became hot to the touch, was when trying to use it while charging.”

        The above quoted text was copied from GMSARENA’s review of the Nexus 6P.

        With these in mind, NOPE …. I do not think that this smartphone deserves the high scores you accorded it.

        Hence my reason for saying that your review is way too biased for my liking.

    • Stef
      February 27, 2016

      It reminds me a conversation I had with balco a few weeks back. Microsoft, “Google” and Apple products always get a boost in reviews. Whether it’s unintentional or not I don’t know (I rather side with that being unintentional) but it’s a quite universal effect.

      For example if those companies produce and OK product they would get a good mark, and if they produce a good product they would get an “excellent” mark. The effect is quite universal if you look for it.

      Don’t get me wrong, all three produce great products, but IMO that’s one more reason (of) why they don’t need this boost from the media…

      • Airyl
        February 27, 2016

        It’s really just my opinion. I didn’t like the Nexus 6 despite the fact that it was a pretty decent phone, and while I really liked the Huawei P8 there were plenty of flaws with the device that I pointed out.

        The Nexus 6P on the other hand is a device that throughout my months of usage I simply can’t fault. People are telling me I was too soft with this device, but I really can’t see how.

        • Stef
          February 28, 2016

          The implication of my comment is that they get a boost in reviews. Not that they are particularly preferred (or not) by reviewers.

          Nexus 6 was an awkward for multiple reasons, but got glowing reviews too. Come to think about it all nexus phones did.

          Again I’m not saying that they’re bad phones, merely that people find it hard to be fair with them.

          It happens the other way around too, some brands that deserve scorn, get even more than deserved. It’s cognitive bias and it’s part of human psychology, I don’t fault you for that.

          An equally capable phone for example would get a lower score even if it had the exact same review written for it. I don’t have the sociological studies to back me in hand but I’m sure the effect is there, it’s there since at least the original iphone (in smartphones).

          I enjoyed the review btw, cheers.

      • balcobomber25
        February 27, 2016

        A conversation Balco disagrees with you about and continues to disagree with you about.

        The Nexus 6P is an excellent product, we may argue about minor details from it, but overall there is universal praise from writers and consumers. Not because it is a Google product, because it is an excellent product. Nexus Q was a google product that received no praise whatsoever.

        • Stef
          February 28, 2016

          I was referring to this phrase of the original commenter “A number of things praised in this review were being complained about by others.” Which rings true to me.

          I never said or implied that nexus 6p is not a good product, if anything that’s why it doesn’t need any boost…

          • balcobomber25
            February 28, 2016

            And it didn’t receive any boost. It received his opinion on the product.

            • Stef
              February 28, 2016

              Again, I was referring to the comment above me. Apparently there are more people than me that agree that such boosts exist (I honestly think that most are unintentional, I’ve seen myself being more lenient with nexus products in the past than if they were from someone else, we kinda expect Google to fault less).

              …anyway, again, I’m not diagnosing dishonesty to the review, I’ve read it and enjoyed and agreed with many parts as it reflects a lot of my Nexus 6P usage. I wouldn’t rate 6P as highly, but that’s obviously a personal opinion. I merely referred to the fact that the reviewer would probably rate it a bit lower if it was not a nexus (even though it would still be though as a great product, because it is).

    • willysson
      February 28, 2016

      You shouldn’t be comparing his reviews to other reviewers rather his consistency across all his reviews.

  8. preet
    February 27, 2016

    wallpaper plz !

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      It’s one of the wallpapers in the Simply Paper app from the Play Store.

  9. Greg
    February 27, 2016

    dimensions in the description are off.

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      Sorry about that.

  10. Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
    February 27, 2016

    How can this phone get a better rating than Mi Note?

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      From a factual standpoint, the Nexus 6P has better cameras, a sharper display, better battery life, better general performance, a fingerprint scanner, better audio performance and Android Marshmallow.

      In my own opinion, I feel the Nexus 6P is more comfortable in the hand, I prefer the look of the AMOLED display and I feel the Nexus has a more unique design.

  11. MaxPower
    February 27, 2016

    I’m not arguing and the design, I understand some people might find it unique and gorgeous and others might find it horrendous (I belong to this last category).

    I’m not going to argue about the UI either.
    I know that there are thousands of apps that can charge the look and behavior of your phone (theme packs, exposed…) And stock Android offers more freedom to do so rather than any skinned Rom.

    Personally I would give a 9 to a 4000+ mha battery and 10 to a 5/6000 mha. Not to a 3450.

    A phone that has good chances to bend shouldn’t get a 10 either

    9 for performance is also too much.
    The phone struggles with browsing with some JavaScript content.

    But that’s my opinion just like that score comes from his personal opinion.
    People might agree or disagree

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      1. Thank you.

      2. Thank you.

      3. I judged battery life based on the amount of time it lasted on a single charge. Also, the quick charging really is great.

      4. Eh, since everyone wants me to change that, I guess I will.

      5. If you say so.

      • MaxPower
        February 27, 2016

        You don’t have to change anything.
        That was your personal opinion and people can only agree or disagree.

        You have been playing with the phone for a while and that score came from your experience, I don’t see why you should come out with a biased review.
        We all know you have a preference for Huawei phones (the highest line) but that’s not enough to doubt about your integrity.

        In my opinion the phone is slightly below 9 (mostly for that bending issue and the SD810).

        I would give a full 9 to Mate8 and a 10 to Mate 8 with stock Android

        • February 27, 2016

          In my opinion, his review is very biased already comparing it to other reviews I ve read. If you ask me, This phone deserves a score of 7.8. Nothing more…

          Its not just about UI performance and light use, how about the bottlenecks people experience from CPU and GPU throttling from the Snapdragon 810? How about the so much heat emanated from the phone during charge?

          People have complained that they cannot use the phone while charging it cos of it gets too hot even to touch.

          Is that the kinda phone we all wanna give a 10/10?

          I wont purchase this kinda phone even in my dreams.

          • MaxPower
            February 27, 2016

            I believe about the heat.
            My MI4 with SD801 used to get really hot while charging so this one should be even hotter due to the metal build. But that’s supposed to be common with any Snapdragon phones.

            High performance score means that the phone can handle stressful scenario for long time.
            The 810 has proven to fail on this.

            Also we shouldn’t underestimate the bending issue, even if not frequent.
            It’s still enough to argue about the 10

            • balcobomber25
              February 27, 2016

              My Helio X10 gets fairly hot when charging, not as much as the 801 but pretty close.

            • MaxPower
              February 27, 2016

              That’s physic.

              Whatever you can’t stow is turned into heat.
              The more efficient the process is the less energy is turned into heat.

              And also… The fastest the process goes the highest chances you get to lose energy into heat.

              That happens in human body too which is considered one of the most efficient “machine” and still we dissipate nearly 60% of the energy into heat.

              I’m sure that nor Q’comm or MTK or Oppo can go more than 40% of efficiency and for that reason they have to deal with heat.

            • Assefa Hanson
              February 27, 2016

              But vooc only heats up the phone by 3 degrees, i virtually feel nothing when charging the find 7a, never say never man

              lets see if third gen vooc will prove you wrong, and yeah it is physics energy has to converted to something else even in charging but it doesnt have to be heat we will get there eventually.

            • Assefa Hanson
              February 27, 2016

              Ayyyyyyy you cant just say helio x10 and not tell us what phone it is no secrets balco, remember i know which corporation you work under!

            • balcobomber25
              February 27, 2016

              Lol pretty much everyone here knows which I phone use, Meizu MX5

            • Assefa Hanson
              February 27, 2016

              Thank you

        • Freeje
          February 28, 2016

          I agree. Thankfully there are ROMs available that will give stock Android experience or near enough. They haven’t fixed the notification issue yet. Hopefully an upcoming update will.

      • February 27, 2016

        When you want to judge a battery’s performance, its not just about facebook chatting and whatsapp. You should subject it to some serious pressure and see how long it lasts.

        Most reviews I ve read said its able to make it to a day on normal use which a lot of phones can handle too. So, why the high score?

        • Airyl
          February 27, 2016

          Yes, I meant serious tests. I don’t just lollygag all day doing nothing.

          The high score is because the phone’s battery life is very good (better than the last update), and the battery fills up quickly due to, well, quick charge.

    • Tajwar
      February 27, 2016

      Uniquely horrendous I’d say

      • balcobomber25
        February 27, 2016

        I actually like the design because it is something different.

        • Assefa Hanson
          February 27, 2016

          I give it credit for not being generic but i find it horrendous as well

        • Tajwar
          February 27, 2016

          To be completely honest, it’s more the fact that the won’t stay flat when put down, then it’s design. But that’s just me and my bad luck of seeing flaws on anything (even myself).

    • Roberto Tomás
      February 27, 2016

      I wish the chart was votable.. people could add their own opinions and check whether they own it or not, and then you could see the site opinion, community opinion, and owners opinion.

      personally I find the processor to be modestly good, and would argue:

      Design – 8/10 — some have problems with a 6 inch screen. also with the huge raised surface for the camera on the back. These would be pretty big issues in this phone. But there are other like me who like the larger format.
      Build – 8/10 — the phone stands up better than most old phones out there, and the screen is a bright spot, but there have been reports of damage to the phone in regular use and it is apparently not quite as resistant to being bent as it could be. This should still be seen as a high mark, few phones pass the bend test.
      Display – 10/10 — one of the strongest points about this phone
      Performance – 7/10 — for a phone that performs ~10% better than a Redmi Note 3 Pro (which goes for 25% the price), and has significant drop in performance over usage because of heat, no snapdragon 810 can expect to score higher than this.
      Battery – 10/10 — fanastic is fantastic. Many phones now are coming with 4000mAh batteries, but this one includes quick charging to boot.
      Camera – 8/10 — OIS is pretty significant. Focus speed should be taken seriously too. The sensor itself, and the calibration, are great, and if that was all I was judging it would be a 9/10.
      UI – 10/10 — stock android is pretty nice where I live.

      overall: ~8.7/10

      • MaxPower
        February 27, 2016

        I agree with you.
        In fact I said that the phone is slightly below 9. Your 8.7 fits perfectly.

        There’s no doubt this is a great phone and the best Nexus to date according to the majority of the reviewers.

        PS: what is quick charging to boot?

        • balcobomber25
          February 27, 2016

          I am guessing he means to boot as in “as well”.

          • MaxPower
            February 27, 2016

            Oh, I see.
            English is not my first language.
            I apologize.

            • balcobomber25
              February 27, 2016

              I would answer you in Italian. I used to speak it when I was younger, but I haven’t used it in so long. My grandparents were both born in Italy.

            • MaxPower
              February 27, 2016

              Oh Balco, you’re a daily surprise. 😀

            • balcobomber25
              February 27, 2016

              LOL. Grandfather comes from Northern Italy near Turin, Grandma comes from Sicily.

            • MaxPower
              February 27, 2016

              Let me guess the other side: Irish?
              Everybody here is half Italian and half Irish

            • balcobomber25
              February 27, 2016

              The other side is a mixture. My dad is French Canadian, Irish and Italian. I am mostly Italian and French Canadian, only a little Irish.

            • MaxPower
              February 27, 2016

              The perfect recipe for a 100% deuchebag lol, i’m kidding

            • balcobomber25
              February 27, 2016

              I agree lol.

            • Yeti hand
              February 29, 2016

              Do you speak french balco?

            • balcobomber25
              February 29, 2016

              Not really, my dad speaks a little.

            • MaxPower
              February 29, 2016

              Are you French?

            • Yeti hand
              March 2, 2016

              Yes I am sensei

            • Yeti hand
              February 29, 2016

              yeah balco is a cool guy!!
              Can you help him in his researchs sensei?

            • MaxPower
              February 29, 2016

              What research?

            • Yeti hand
              February 29, 2016

              he’s looking for a new tablet sensei

            • MaxPower
              February 29, 2016

              I really don’t know much about tablets.
              I’ve read good and bad reviews about Onda or Teclast, it seems like there’s really none that shines.
              (At least back in time when i was looking for a tablet for my brother).

              I wonder if there’s a site like GizChina specific for Chinese tablets.

            • Roberto Tomás
              February 28, 2016

              do yo by chance participate on android.caotic.it ?

              I speak spanish and portuguese, but I also have learned a decent bit of italian and some of the morning news I read is from italian sources.

            • Roberto Tomás
              February 28, 2016

              I am sorry .. I am trilingual myself!

            • MaxPower
              February 28, 2016

              Don’t be sorry, I wish I had your skills.

      • Assefa Hanson
        February 27, 2016

        What gizchina could do is put up two score sheets when the made like what we see here then another vote based one that maybe averages our votes for each category similar to what they did with them asking us which phone was the best year with letv,zuk, etc

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      Not surprisingly I agree with all your comments.

      • Mesterio
        February 28, 2016

        Sup B?
        Let me know when you make an informed decision on the tablets. I have asked the same question and got a few suggestions but l want to be sure. So if you bite the bullet let us know what you think of it, or make a quick review.

  12. Airyl
    February 27, 2016

    In case I missed anything, feel free to ask in the comments.

  13. xteamchinax
    February 27, 2016

    For any gizchina readers thinking about jumping on the 6p bandwagon… 1) Yes. The build quality is really nice. 10/10? Who knows. It’s a metal phone with some weight and nothing rattles when you shake it. Love it or hate it visually, but it’s solid. 2) The fingerprint scanner is worth mentioning because it’s super fast. Barely touching it unlocks and yes it’s pretty damn accurate and convenient. No more patterns or pin codes for me, and my friends can’t mess with my phone at work. The front scanner on my Ulefone Be Touch (before it stopped working suddenly) was nowhere near as fast or accuraye as the 6P. 3) Camera. Yes it’s simple, but it works. I’m no photographer but the pics and video it takes are really good. If you are fussy about features, then download another camera app. 4) Front speakers. They don’t sound good… they sound great. I don’t understand how I’ve read so many complaints. Ok, I’ve never owned an HTC with front boomsounds but the 6P front speakers are stereo and loud and sound better than any other phone I’ve owned. 5) Battery. Yes, it kicks a**. It goes a whole day. Easily. Something not mentioned in this review though is the fast charge. It blew me away. Ok, I’ve never owned a real fast charge device previously, but a couple times this week I plugged in my 6P at around 30% and after a quick coffee and snack I was back at 100%. Dayummm. 6) UI. Yes stock Android is cool and simple, but I’ve been on Nova Prime for ages now and haven’t subjected myself to default launcher bugs and quirks in a long while. So, complain all we want about app drawers and home screens… Just download another launcher if you don’t like it. Honestly, knowing I’ll get official android updates and tons of developer support is a bonus for nexus nerds. 7) Display is really high resolution and AMOLED. Enough said. 8) If I had a gripe (negative) worth mentioning, then it would be that the power and volume buttons are located a little “too convenient” on the right hand side of phone. I find myself accidentally pressing them all the time, even when just checking emails or browsing stuff. I’m only using a dbrand rear skin (so my 6P is practically near naked still) but maybe after getting a shockproof protective case then I might not be pressing the buttons as often, accidentally. 9) BOTTOM LINE: I have the 128GB graphite 6P and the battery is plenty enough and I don’t have to worry about storage (though microsd is always a nice option anyway, in my opinion.) Maybe not a 10/10 because we all want something more, but this is the best smartphone I’ve owned so far. 10) Okay, I thought of another negative (though probably a positive later on)… I gotta buy a bunch of extra USB type c cables now, as a backup in case I lose any. They are pricey, and I wanna make sure they are fast and compliant like the ones that come with the 6P. Ok, goodnight gizchina. (For more thoughts, YouTube MKBHD or Flossy Carter for decent Nexus 6P reviews.)

  14. David
    February 27, 2016

    Very informative review on a world class device. Arguably should not be compared to Chinese phones still trying to differentiate on price.

    I have a Nexus 6 upgraded to Android 6 Marshmallow. But I do not have the new Android features, such as doze or Google Now on Tap. Do you know why?

    • MattD
      February 27, 2016

      Maybe it’s because you’re on a 32bit chip, while all of those features are developed on the 64bit version of the os?

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      Hmmmm. Doze is activated by default, there’s no way to actually turn it off. As for Google Now on Tap, maybe it hasn’t been activated?

      Open up Google Now. Open the app menu either by sliding from the left side of the screen or by pressing the three-line menu button in the top left corner. Enter settings. You’ll want to navigate to the Voice part of the Settings menu. There you’ll see a Now on Tap option with a check box. Check the box. You’ll get a confirmation box that pops up asking if you’re sure. Tell it that you are.

      See if that works for you.

    • David
      February 27, 2016

      My phone has the Snapdragon 805, a 32 bit chip.

    • David
      February 27, 2016

      Got Google Now on Tap working. Thank you!

      My Nexus 6 also has a heat issue when playing games. Only solution may be to turn down speed of processor.

    • MattD
      February 27, 2016

      I know, maybe that’s the reason

    • David
      February 27, 2016

      wow, you know cpu specs by heart? respect!

    • MattD
      February 28, 2016

      That’s nothing special, most of us here remember things like that, specially talking about a recent nexus on an android-based blog 😁

  15. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 27, 2016

    Wow so many 10/10’s — even for Build which is odd considering all the reports of the phone bending near the volume rocker just from regular use. Sure you don’t want to re-evaluate your scoring?

    • Rob
      February 27, 2016

      I thought exactly the same, so many reports of them bending doesn’t in my eyes mean they are well made!

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      As far as I’ve read, the Nexus 6P doesn’t really bend unless you make an actual attempt to bend it at a specific spot under the volume rocker. Assuming you take care of your device, I honestly don’t think it’ll bend at all.

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      I handled a few 6P’s that friends have had and I have to agree with Airyl the build quality is very good. If you apply enough pressure you get most phones to bend.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      February 28, 2016

      I know there were people online making youtube videos of deliberately bending them in half but actually I’m talking about the regular users on forums (XDA, etc…) posting photos of their 6P developing a slight bend (or kink) at the volume rocker over time of regular use with no deliberate or intentional effort made. Many are so angry, upset, or disappointed with the build quality because they honestly don’t know how it happened since most claim to have babied their phones.

  16. Guest
    February 27, 2016

    too soft review … needs to be more ruthless and lethal !

    • Tajwar
      February 27, 2016

      Yep we need a whip test on the 6p

  17. Michael Ogbonnaya
    February 27, 2016

    I dont trust this review. It is way too biased for my liking. A number of things praised in this review were being complained about by others.

    Airyl, you sound like you were paid to write this review in favor of the Nexus 6P. But for whatever reason you gave such high scores even when not deserved, you should remember that there are people who trust GizChina (not you in particular) to provide them with genuinely honest reviews and make their device purchasing decisions from there.

    Whats with the too many 10/10? Even the UI which is stock Android is also 10/10? But you will still review another Chinese phone with stock Android and give the UI 7/10 or even lesser than that.

    I cannot trust any of your reviews anymore.

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      I’m sorry you feel that way. If I may ask, which areas do you feel I scored too high?

      I gave UI 10/10 because it’s stock Android on a Nexus device. The Bluboo X6 ran a modified version of Android KitKat, even though the device was supposed to have shipped with Lollipop and there wasn’t an update for it yet. On top of that, the UI wasn’t as smooth as standard stock and the stock icons were incredibly ugly.

      Honestly, It’s just a really good device. People want me to hate this thing, but I simply can’t comprehend why.

    • Stef
      February 27, 2016

      It reminds me a conversation I had with balco a few weeks back. Microsoft, “Google” and Apple products always get a boost in reviews. Whether it’s unintentional or not I don’t know (I rather side with that being unintentional) but it’s a quite universal effect.

      For example if those companies produce and OK product they would get a good mark, and if they produce a good product they would get an “excellent” mark. The effect is quite universal if you look for it.

      Don’t get me wrong, all three produce great products, but IMO that’s one more reason (of) why they don’t need this boost from the media…

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      It’s really just my opinion. I didn’t like the Nexus 6 despite the fact that it was a pretty decent phone, and while I really liked the Huawei P8 there were plenty of flaws with the device that I pointed out.

      The Nexus 6P on the other hand is a device that throughout my months of usage I simply can’t fault. People are telling me I was too soft with this device, but I really can’t see how.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      February 27, 2016

      Before you start comparing UI smoothness of the Nexus 6P with that of the Bluboo X6, you have to also remember that both devices are using hardwares that are miles apart in performance. While the Bluboo is using an entry level 64bit quad core, the Nexus is using a flagship level hardware. Thats really an unfair comparison.

      Let me list the faults I find in this device.

      1. No SD card slot (Not so important considering that it has good amount of internal memory but…)
      2. Snapdragon 810 (Cannot sustain same high performance for a long time under load).
      3. Adreno 430 (same reason as the Snapdragon 810)
      4. No FM Radio
      5. No OIS for the Camera
      6. Very expensive.
      7. Phone gets too hot to the touch if used during charging.

      “There definitely was some thermal throttling going on that would have affected our benchmark tests if we didn’t wait for the device to cool down properly between runs. However, during normal use, we haven’t felt the device getting hotter than the body’s temperature. Heat dissipated fairly quickly with the help of the aluminum backside of the device, acting as a heat sink to cool it down. Perhaps the only times the phone became hot to the touch, was when trying to use it while charging.”

      The above quoted text was copied from GMSARENA’s review of the Nexus 6P.

      With these in mind, NOPE …. I do not think that this smartphone deserves the high scores you accorded it.

      Hence my reason for saying that your review is way too biased for my liking.

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      A conversation Balco disagrees with you about and continues to disagree with you about.

      The Nexus 6P is an excellent product, we may argue about minor details from it, but overall there is universal praise from writers and consumers. Not because it is a Google product, because it is an excellent product. Nexus Q was a google product that received no praise whatsoever.

    • Stef
      February 28, 2016

      I was referring to this phrase of the original commenter “A number of things praised in this review were being complained about by others.” Which rings true to me.

      I never said or implied that nexus 6p is not a good product, if anything that’s why it doesn’t need any boost…

    • Stef
      February 28, 2016

      The implication of my comment is that they get a boost in reviews. Not that they are particularly preferred (or not) by reviewers.

      Nexus 6 was an awkward for multiple reasons, but got glowing reviews too. Come to think about it all nexus phones did.

      Again I’m not saying that they’re bad phones, merely that people find it hard to be fair with them.

      It happens the other way around too, some brands that deserve scorn, get even more than deserved. It’s cognitive bias and it’s part of human psychology, I don’t fault you for that.

      An equally capable phone for example would get a lower score even if it had the exact same review written for it. I don’t have the sociological studies to back me in hand but I’m sure the effect is there, it’s there since at least the original iphone (in smartphones).

      I enjoyed the review btw, cheers.

    • Guest
      February 28, 2016

      You shouldn’t be comparing his reviews to other reviewers rather his consistency across all his reviews.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2016

      And it didn’t receive any boost. It received his opinion on the product.

    • Stef
      February 28, 2016

      Again, I was referring to the comment above me. Apparently there are more people than me that agree that such boosts exist (I honestly think that most are unintentional, I’ve seen myself being more lenient with nexus products in the past than if they were from someone else, we kinda expect Google to fault less).

      …anyway, again, I’m not diagnosing dishonesty to the review, I’ve read it and enjoyed and agreed with many parts as it reflects a lot of my Nexus 6P usage. I wouldn’t rate 6P as highly, but that’s obviously a personal opinion. I merely referred to the fact that the reviewer would probably rate it a bit lower if it was not a nexus (even though it would still be though as a great product, because it is).

  18. Guest
    February 27, 2016

    dimensions in the description are off.

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      Sorry about that.

  19. balcobomber25
    February 27, 2016

    I have a question completely unrelated to the Nexus 6P but I am sure someone here can help me out.

    At the end of next month I will be leaving Msoft. I have been using a Surface Pro 3 for the past 5 months and love it but have to give it back. What is the best Chinese Windows tablet? I see brands like Ondna, Cube, Teclast and a few others but as much as I know about Chinese phones, I know nothing about Chinese tablet makers. What is the best brand/device? I don’t need top of the line specs and would like to say under $300 (meaning the Surface itself isn’t an option). Doesn’t need to be a 2 in 1, I use it more as a tablet than anything else.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 27, 2016

      I dont know about tablets myself, but i know techtablets.com on youtube reviews all types of tablets

      • balcobomber25
        February 27, 2016

        Yea I saw them I don’t like to go one reviews much, I prefer community input.

        • Assefa Hanson
          February 27, 2016

          Ahh cool

        • Marco Lancaster
          February 28, 2016

          I’m also yet to try one, but I feel more confident over Cube and Teclast, I think @Yash Garg have some experience with Chinese tablets.

        • Rob
          February 28, 2016

          Cube or teclast without a doubt, please avoid onda stuff like the plague! Me and the wife both have cube tablets, I’ve also owned a teclast and bought my friend one too, the air series is pretty good. Also bought some friends cube and chuwi dual boot tablets and both have proved very reliable with the cube tablets over all having the best screens. The best screen I’ve seen in a Chinese tablet though belongs to the teclast p98 4g, with a sharp IGZO display that is truly stunning.

          • balcobomber25
            February 28, 2016

            The two I have been looking at are the Teclast X98 and Cube i9.

            • Rob
              February 28, 2016

              I had the teclast x2 but now am using the cube i7 remix and much prefer it. The build quality and screen is much better, although personally I hate windows in a tablet and never used it myself.

    • Freeje
      February 28, 2016

      Try to stay away from dual boot or disable it. Not well implemented yet.

      • Karly Johnston
        February 28, 2016

        Stay away from Windows tablets period, unless they have the specs and RAM to actually run it.

    • Adam Irvine
      February 28, 2016

      I’m happy with my Teclast x80h, and a guy at work has an x98 Air 2, they’re sort of old now and the newest models look like they’ve been improved with either the Core M or the Cherry Trail Atom so ye, I’d check Teclast out…

      • balcobomber25
        February 28, 2016

        Yea I really like the Teclast X98.

    • Xiaolu
      February 28, 2016

      I have an old Cube i9 and is quite tough, but I’d definitely go Teclast (X98 or whatever).

      • balcobomber25
        February 29, 2016

        Yea it’s looking like the X98 Plus is the one I am going to get.

  20. Assefa Hanson
    February 27, 2016

    Imo the camera is an eight because of the bad videos very dark the 4k looks weird, and i find the design ugly very very i hate how it looks :/ i think phones like the vivo x play 5, lenovo vibe shot, and alcatel idol 4 are beautiful but this is a great phone

  21. MaxPower
    February 27, 2016

    I’m not arguing about the design, I understand some people might find it unique and gorgeous and others might find it horrendous (I belong to this last category).

    I’m not going to argue about the UI either.
    I know that there are thousands of apps that can charge the look and behavior of your phone (theme packs, exposed…) And stock Android offers more freedom to do so rather than any skinned Rom.

    Personally I would give a 9 to a 4000+ mha battery and 10 to a 5/6000 mha. Not to a 3450.

    A phone that has good chances to bend shouldn’t get a 10 either

    9 for performance is also too much.
    The phone struggles with browsing with some JavaScript content.

    But that’s my opinion just like that score comes from his personal opinion.
    People might agree or disagree

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      1. Thank you.

      2. Thank you.

      3. I judged battery life based on the amount of time it lasted on a single charge. Also, the quick charging really is great.

      4. Eh, since everyone wants me to change that, I guess I will.

      5. If you say so.

    • Tajwar
      February 27, 2016

      Uniquely horrendous I’d say

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      You don’t have to change anything.
      That was your personal opinion and people can only agree or disagree.

      You have been playing with the phone for a while and that score came from your experience, I don’t see why you should come out with a biased review.
      We all know you have a preference for Huawei phones (the highest line) but that’s not enough to doubt about your integrity.

      In my opinion the phone is slightly below 9 (mostly for that bending issue and the SD810).

      I would give a full 9 to Mate8 and a 10 to Mate 8 with stock Android

    • Roberto Tomás
      February 27, 2016

      I wish the chart was votable.. people could add their own opinions and check whether they own it or not, and then you could see the site opinion, community opinion, and owners opinion.

      personally I find the processor to be modestly good, and would argue:

      Design – 8/10 — some have problems with a 6 inch screen. also with the huge raised surface for the camera on the back. These would be pretty big issues in this phone. But there are other like me who like the larger format.
      Build – 8/10 — the phone stands up better than most old phones out there, and the screen is a bright spot, but there have been reports of damage to the phone in regular use and it is apparently not quite as resistant to being bent as it could be. This should still be seen as a high mark, few phones pass the bend test.
      Display – 10/10 — one of the strongest points about this phone
      Performance – 7/10 — for a phone that performs ~10% better than a Redmi Note 3 Pro (which goes for 25% the price), and has significant drop in performance over usage because of heat, no snapdragon 810 can expect to score higher than this.
      Battery – 10/10 — fanastic is fantastic. Many phones now are coming with 4000mAh batteries, but this one includes quick charging to boot.
      Camera – 8/10 — OIS is pretty significant. Focus speed should be taken seriously too. The sensor itself, and the calibration, are great, and if that was all I was judging it would be a 9/10.
      UI – 10/10 — stock android is pretty nice where I live.

      overall: ~8.7/10

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      I agree with you.
      In fact I said that the phone is slightly below 9. Your 8.7 fits perfectly.

      There’s no doubt this is a great phone and the best Nexus to date according to the majority of the reviewers.

      PS: what is quick charging to boot?

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      February 27, 2016

      When you want to judge a battery’s performance, its not just about facebook chatting and whatsapp. You should subject it to some serious pressure and see how long it lasts.

      Most reviews I ve read said its able to make it to a day on normal use which a lot of phones can handle too. So, why the high score?

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      February 27, 2016

      In my opinion, his review is very biased already comparing it to other reviews I ve read. If you ask me, This phone deserves a score of 7.8. Nothing more…

      Its not just about UI performance and light use, how about the bottlenecks people experience from CPU and GPU throttling from the Snapdragon 810? How about the so much heat emanated from the phone during charge?

      People have complained that they cannot use the phone while charging it cos of it gets too hot even to touch.

      Is that the kinda phone we all wanna give a 10/10?

      I wont purchase this kinda phone even in my dreams.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      I believe about the heat.
      My MI4 with SD801 used to get really hot while charging so this one should be even hotter due to the metal build. But that’s supposed to be common with any Snapdragon phones.

      High performance score means that the phone can handle stressful scenario for long time.
      The 810 has proven to fail on this.

      Also we shouldn’t underestimate the bending issue, even if not frequent.
      It’s still enough to argue about the 10

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      Not surprisingly I agree with all your comments.

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      I am guessing he means to boot as in “as well”.

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      I actually like the design because it is something different.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      Oh, I see.
      English is not my first language.
      I apologize.

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      My Helio X10 gets fairly hot when charging, not as much as the 801 but pretty close.

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      I would answer you in Italian. I used to speak it when I was younger, but I haven’t used it in so long. My grandparents were both born in Italy.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      That’s physic.

      Whatever you can’t stow is turned into heat.
      The more efficient the process is the less energy is turned into heat.

      And also… The fastest the process goes the highest chances you get to lose energy into heat.

      That happens in human body too which is considered one of the most efficient “machine” and still we dissipate nearly 60% of the energy into heat.

      I’m sure that nor Q’comm or MTK or Oppo can go more than 40% of efficiency and for that reason they have to deal with heat.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      Oh Balco, you’re a daily surprise. 😀

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      LOL. Grandfather comes from Northern Italy near Turin, Grandma comes from Sicily.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      Let me guess the other side: Irish?
      Everybody here is half Italian and half Irish

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      The other side is a mixture. My dad is French Canadian, Irish and Italian. I am mostly Italian and French Canadian, only a little Irish.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2016

      The perfect recipe for a 100% deuchebag lol, i’m kidding

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 27, 2016

      What gizchina could do is put up two score sheets one they made like what we see here then another vote based one that maybe averages our votes for each category similar to what they did with them asking us which phone was the best year with letv,zuk, etc

      This could make reviews more interactive, i havent seen any site do this so it could be a nice touch

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 27, 2016

      I give it credit for not being generic but i find it horrendous as well

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      I agree lol.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 27, 2016

      Ayyyyyyy you cant just say helio x10 and not tell us what phone it is no secrets balco, remember i know which corporation you work under!

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      Lol pretty much everyone here knows which I phone use, Meizu MX5

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 27, 2016

      But vooc only heats up the phone by 3 degrees, i virtually feel nothing when charging the find 7a, never say never man

      lets see if third gen vooc will prove you wrong, and yeah it is physics energy has to converted to something else even in charging but it doesnt have to be heat we will get there eventually.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 27, 2016

      Thank you

    • Tajwar
      February 27, 2016

      To be completely honest, it’s more the fact that the won’t stay flat when put down, then it’s design. But that’s just me and my bad luck of seeing flaws on anything (even myself).

    • Airyl
      February 28, 2016

      Yes, I meant serious tests. I don’t just lollygag all day doing nothing.

      The high score is because the phone’s battery life is very good (better than the last update), and the battery fills up quickly due to, well, quick charge.

    • Guest
      February 28, 2016

      I agree. Thankfully there are ROMs available that will give stock Android experience or near enough. They haven’t fixed the notification issue yet. Hopefully an upcoming update will.

    • Roberto Tomás
      February 28, 2016

      I am sorry .. I am trilingual myself!

    • Roberto Tomás
      February 28, 2016

      do yo by chance participate on android.caotic.it ?

      I speak spanish and portuguese, but I also have learned a decent bit of italian and some of the morning news I read is from italian sources.

    • MaxPower
      February 28, 2016

      Don’t be sorry, I wish I had your skills.

    • Mesterio
      February 28, 2016

      Sup B?
      Let me know when you make an informed decision on the tablets. I have asked the same question and got a few suggestions but l want to be sure. So if you bite the bullet let us know what you think of it, or make a quick review.

    • Yeti hand
      March 1, 2016

      yeah balco is a cool guy!!
      Can you help him in his researchs sensei?

    • Yeti hand
      March 1, 2016

      Do you speak french balco?

    • MaxPower
      March 1, 2016

      What research?

    • Yeti hand
      March 1, 2016

      he’s looking for a new tablet sensei

    • balcobomber25
      March 1, 2016

      Not really, my dad speaks a little.

    • MaxPower
      March 1, 2016

      I really don’t know much about tablets.
      I’ve read good and bad reviews about Onda or Teclast, it seems like there’s really none that shines.
      (At least back in time when i was looking for a tablet for my brother).

      I wonder if there’s a site like GizChina specific for Chinese tablets.

    • MaxPower
      March 1, 2016

      Are you French?

    • Yeti hand
      March 2, 2016

      Yes I am sensei

  22. xteamchinax
    February 27, 2016

    For any gizchina readers thinking about jumping on the 6p bandwagon… 1) Yes. The build quality is really nice. 10/10? Who knows. It’s a metal phone with some weight and nothing rattles (outside or inside) when you shake it. Love it or hate it visually, but it’s solid. 2) The fingerprint scanner is worth mentioning because it’s super fast. Barely touching it unlocks and yes it’s pretty damn accurate and convenient. No more patterns or pin codes for me, and nobody else can mess with my phone at work (unless they pull some xda magic 😉 The front scanner on my Ulefone Be Touch (before it stopped working suddenly) is ancient by comparison and was nowhere near as fast or accurate as the 6P. 3) Camera. Yes it’s simple, but it works. I’m no photographer but the pics and video it takes are really good. If you are fussy about features, then download another camera app. 4) Front speakers. They don’t sound good… they sound great. I don’t understand how I’ve read so many complaints. Ok, I’ve never owned an HTC with front boomsounds but the 6P front speakers are stereo and loud and sound better than any other phone I’ve owned. 5) Battery. Yes, it kicks a**. It goes a whole day. Easily. Something not mentioned in this review though is the fast charge. It blew me away. Ok, I’ve never owned a real fast charge device previously, but a couple times this week I plugged in my 6P at around 30% and after a quick coffee and snack and a chat and I was back at 100%. Dayummm. 6) UI. Yes stock Android is cool and simple, but I’ve been on Nova Prime for ages now and haven’t subjected myself to default launcher bugs and quirks in a long while. So, complain all we want about app drawers and home screens… Just download another launcher if you don’t like it. Honestly, knowing I’ll get official android updates and tons of developer support is a bonus for nexus nerds. 7) Display is really high resolution and AMOLED. Enough said. 8) If I had a gripe (negative) worth mentioning, then it would be that the power and volume buttons are located a little bit “too convenient” on the right hand side of the phone. I find myself accidentally pressing them all the time, even when just checking emails or browsing stuff. I’m only using a dbrand rear skin (so my 6P is practically near naked still) but maybe after getting a shockproof protective case then I might not be pressing the buttons as often, accidentally. 9) BOTTOM LINE: I have the 128GB graphite 6P and the battery is plenty enough and I don’t have to worry about storage (though microsd is always a nice option anyway, in my opinion.) Maybe not a 10/10 because we all want something more, but this is the best smartphone I’ve owned so far. 10) Okay, I thought of another negative (though probably a positive later on)… I gotta buy a bunch of extra USB type c cables now, as a backup in case I lose any. They are pricey, and I wanna make sure they are fast and compliant like the ones that come with the 6P. Ok, goodnight gizchina. (For more thoughts, YouTube MKBHD, Flossy Carter, Jared Busch, DetroitBorg, Max Lee, or Android Authority (duhhh) for decent Nexus 6P reviews.)

  23. Owsley_66
    February 27, 2016

    I’ve had my 64gb version for about 6-7 weeks. I use it on Google Fi here in the U.S. No complaints.

    • MaxPower
      February 28, 2016

      How do you like Google fi?

  24. balcobomber25
    February 27, 2016

    I have a question completely unrelated to the Nexus 6P but I am sure someone here can help me out.

    At the end of next month I will be leaving Msoft. I have been using a Surface Pro 3 for the past 5 months and love it but have to give it back. What is the best Chinese Windows tablet? I see brands like Ondna, Cube, Teclast and a few others but as much as I know about Chinese phones, I know nothing about Chinese tablet makers. What is the best brand/device? I don’t need top of the line specs and would like to say under $300 (meaning the Surface itself isn’t an option). Doesn’t need to be a 2 in 1, I use it more as a tablet than anything else.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 27, 2016

      I dont know about tablets myself, but i know techtablets.com on youtube reviews all types of tablets

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2016

      Yea I saw them I don’t like to go one reviews much, I prefer community input.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 28, 2016

      Ahh cool

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 28, 2016

      I’m also yet to try one, but I feel more confident over Cube and Teclast, I think @Yash Garg have some experience with Chinese tablets.

    • Guest
      February 28, 2016

      Try to stay away from dual boot or disable it. Not well implemented yet.

    • Karly Johnston
      February 28, 2016

      Stay away from Windows tablets period, unless they have the specs and RAM to actually run it.

    • Adam Irvine
      February 28, 2016

      I’m happy with my Teclast x80h, and a guy at work has an x98 Air 2, they’re sort of old now and the newest models look like they’ve been improved with either the Core M or the Cherry Trail Atom so ye, I’d check Teclast out…

    • Rob
      February 28, 2016

      Cube or teclast without a doubt, please avoid onda stuff like the plague! Me and the wife both have cube tablets, I’ve also owned a teclast and bought my friend one too, the air series is pretty good. Also bought some friends cube and chuwi dual boot tablets and both have proved very reliable with the cube tablets over all having the best screens. The best screen I’ve seen in a Chinese tablet though belongs to the teclast p98 4g, with a sharp IGZO display that is truly stunning.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2016

      The two I have been looking at are the Teclast X98 and Cube i9.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2016

      Yea I really like the Teclast X98.

    • Rob
      February 28, 2016

      I had the teclast x2 but now am using the cube i7 remix and much prefer it. The build quality and screen is much better, although personally I hate windows in a tablet and never used it myself.

    • Xiaolu
      February 29, 2016

      I have an old Cube i9 and is quite tough, but I’d definitely go Teclast (X98 or whatever).

    • balcobomber25
      February 29, 2016

      Yea it’s looking like the X98 Plus is the one I am going to get.

  25. Assefa Hanson
    February 27, 2016

    Imo the camera is an eight because of the bad videos very dark the 4k looks weird, and i find the design ugly very very i hate how it looks :/ i think phones like the vivo x play 5, lenovo vibe shot, and alcatel idol 4 are beautiful but this is a good phone

  26. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 27, 2016

    I think you are feeling the wrath of GizChina readers because you do realize you almost gave this phone a perfect score, right? A phone with the infamous Snapdragon 810 at that. A phone with no wireless charging, no expandable storage, no IR blaster, no OIS, only 3 GB of RAM and has a very real issue of bending/kinking at the volume rocker just by keeping the phone in your front pants pocket. If it wasn’t for the bending issue I think the 6P would be a great phone despite the missing features but still it’s no 9.4.

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2016

      Yeah, I am lol. They’ve got pretty good points, so I’m having the score amended.

      • balcobomber25
        February 28, 2016

        I wouldn’t have amended it. A review is your opinion about a device not the readers opinion.

    • l
      February 27, 2016

      Welcome to the world of paid reviews

      • Airyl
        February 28, 2016

        I haven’t been paid for this though. Really. I’m paid about as much you were for that comment.

    • Robert
      March 3, 2016

      “(..) has a very real issue of bending/kinking at the volume rocker just by keeping the phone in your front pants pocket (..)”
      I have this bending issue with my Mate 7 also… could be a Huawei design flaw

  27. realjjj
    February 28, 2016

    lol at those grades
    Design 3
    Display 9 in sRGB and 7 by default
    Perf 3 – broken SoC, high res screen makes it worse since the GPU is not enough. the device also just shuts down the A57 cores in gaming and that can be messy in some CPU heavy games.
    Battery life 7 as it is weak in browsing

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2016

      Design is completely subjective. Display is partly subjective, a lot of people disagree about what is the best display type.

  28. Owsley_66
    February 28, 2016

    I’ve had my 64gb version for about 6-7 weeks. I use it on Google Fi here in the U.S. No complaints.

    • MaxPower
      February 28, 2016

      How do you like Google fi?

  29. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 28, 2016

    I think you are feeling the wrath of GizChina readers because you do realize you almost gave this phone a perfect score, right? A phone with the infamous Snapdragon 810 at that. A phone with no wireless charging, no expandable storage, no IR blaster, no OIS, only 3 GB of RAM and has a very real issue of bending/kinking at the volume rocker just by keeping the phone in your front pants pocket. If it wasn’t for the bending issue I think the 6P would be a great phone despite the missing features but still it’s no 9.4.

    • Airyl
      February 28, 2016

      Yeah, I am lol. They’ve got pretty good points, so I’m having the score amended.

    • Guest
      February 28, 2016

      Welcome to the world of paid reviews

    • Airyl
      February 28, 2016

      I haven’t been paid for this though. Really. I’m paid about as much you were for that comment.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2016

      I wouldn’t have amended it. A review is your opinion about a device not the readers opinion.

    • Guest
      March 3, 2016

      “(..) has a very real issue of bending/kinking at the volume rocker just by keeping the phone in your front pants pocket (..)”
      I have this bending issue with my Mate 7 also… could be a Huawei design flaw

  30. realjjj
    February 28, 2016

    lol at those grades
    Design 3
    Display 9 in sRGB and 7 by default
    Perf 3 – broken SoC, high res screen makes it worse since the GPU is not enough. the device also just shuts down the A57 cores in gaming and that can be messy in some CPU heavy games.
    Battery life 7 as it is weak in browsing

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2016

      Design is completely subjective. Display is partly subjective, a lot of people disagree about what is the best display type.

  31. Xiaolu
    February 28, 2016

    Dimensions : 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm, 144g pretty sure length is not correct (and weight? Not sure).

  32. Rainb0w
    February 28, 2016

    I don’t know who is the reviewer but I don’t like how people are criticizing him. That’s a review based on personal experience – don’t forget every person is different and have different sense for good and bad, for beautiful and ugly, for fast and slow. That’s only a review of a person, it’s not a official report of a government institution.

  33. Xiaolu
    February 29, 2016

    Dimensions : 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm, 144g pretty sure length is not correct (and weight? Not sure).

  34. Guest
    February 29, 2016

    I don’t know who is the reviewer but I don’t like how people are criticizing him. That’s a review based on personal experience – don’t forget every person is different and have different sense for good and bad, for beautiful and ugly, for fast and slow. That’s only a review of a person, it’s not a official report of a government institution.