The Google Nexus 6P is one of the best smartphones that was released last year, not just in the Nexus family, but also in the entire Android and iOS fraternity.
The phone introduced a little-known OEM to the world – Huawei. The Chinese OEM is the third leading smartphone seller in the world, behind Samsung and Apple, however, not so much is known about the company, especially in the west.
Huawei’s products are not vast in the U.S., however, the fact that the Nexus 6P is a product of Google means that the phone’s reach included the latter company’s home country. With this phone, many came to know how good Huawei is with its smartphone designs. The Nexus 6P has a sleek all-metal design that features a curved shell crafted from anodized aluminum of aeronautical grade. You will find diamond chamfers encircling the phone, giving it a more than the premium look it deserves.
In essence, Huawei did everything perfect as far as the design of the Nexus 6P is concerned. However, some might be bothered by one small thing about the design of this handset – it is a huge 5.7-inch device, which means small-handed people have no place with respect to the handset. For starters, the phone has a massive weight of 178g. It measures 159.3mm by 77.8mm by 7.3mm, which means it is another phablet-sized handset.
As noted, the screen size is 5.7 inches, but the quality is unmatched thanks to a QHD AMOLED panel that manages a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 518ppi. Like or not, this is a massively huge display screen that cannot be handled with one hand.
In fact, Google (and HTC) seems to have realized this aspect of huge size and as a result, the company will be reducing the display size of the Nexus 6P successor, which is the Google Nexus 2016 Marlin. The phone will pack a 5.5-inch display screen, which should be a lot better and easy to use with one hand. As for the Google Nexus 2016 Sailfish, the size will reportedly remain at 5.2 inches, just like what LG did with the Nexus 5X.
The idea behind Google’s shift from 5.7-inch screen size to a slightly smaller 5.5-inch screen is basically because 5.7-inch panels are just not the ideal sizes, even for those with large hands. However, this is an arguable perception since every individual has their own preferences. Some will still enjoy the huge screen even though they never get to use it with one hand.
Do you like using the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P or would you appreciate it if Google made the shift down to the 5.5-inch screen size for this year’s Nexus phone? Please let us know in the comments section below.