Each year sees the same question asked over and over again – which is the best smartphone? Well, this year has seen quite a number of revelations come into the market.
Market leader Samsung has unveiled its 2016 flagship – the Galaxy S7 – as well as a refreshed version of the Edge. LG has also unveiled a new LG G5 that brings to the fold something unique in the shape of a modular design. Recently, HTC joined the party with an HTC 10; however, it is currently available through preorders only. Sony also announced what is probably this year’s flagship – the Xperia X Performance.
China’s Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei have their own devices to offer and it cannot be doubted that they have what it takes to compete with the big boys. Speaking of big boys, Google is basically the biggest of them thanks to the fact that it owns the Android OS. Furthermore, the company has its own line of smartphones that are branded Nexus. Last year saw the company seek for Huawei’s expertise in designing the Nexus 6P and as it seems, this worked magic.
When compared with current models, it will only lag behind when looking at the hardware. However, the hardware onboard is still very capable. The phone does not only offer a killer design language, but it is also very powerful in terms of executing day to day tasks. The Nexus 6P is built using an aluminum material, which is what most premium phones of today are built with. Furthermore, you will find a fingerprint sensor on the device.
With many current consumers obsessed with size, the Nexus 6P takes care of this with its 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. Despite the size, the phone feels comfortable in your hand. It also conforms to the latest connectivity standards with its compatibility with USB Type-C. Under the hood, the phone packs a Snapdragon 810 SoC and a massive RAM of 3GB, which makes multitasking possible on the device.
We’ve seen Samsung and HTC flagships come in with reduced megapixel count on their rare cameras. The Nexus 6P is well ahead of the game with its 12.3MP rare sensor that gives top-notch shots even in poor lighting conditions. The only drawback of this sensor is that it lacks the crucial optical image stabilization feature that HTC has gone to the extent of including on the HTC 10’s selfie camera. To ensure that the phone runs for longer hours is a battery capacity of 3450mAh.
The good thing of having a Google Nexus device is that you will be the first to receive any software updates made by the company. Currently priced at $450, the Nexus 6P is still among the best smartphones you can get at such a price.