The Google Nexus 6P was and still is a great phone, however, it’s not easy coming across this phone, especially for those looking to get a new one.
When Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL, the company was basically confirming that not only the Nexus 6P and its smaller brother Nexus 5X will be no more, but also the entire Nexus family. What this essentially means is that the entire love story that people had developed for the Nexus family as far as reasonable pricing for a quality Google phone is concerned was also no more.
No one can argue against the fact that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the best phones out there, but their pricing strategy meant that not so many Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X fans would meet the requirements, even with the phones available on a contract.
So, what can you buy today for the same price as what the Google Nexus 6P was priced at? Well, you could say the new OnePlus 5 is a great phone. It has massive raw power, a decent battery unit and a great camera too, but the software experience might be a little different from what you get on a Google phone.
The likes of Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 or Galaxy A5 2017 are also not bad options at all, but the performance levels are definitely not the same compared to the Nexus 6P. It gets worse when looking at how heavily customized the software experience is on Sammy phones.
According to fresh reports, Google will once again be working with Motorola to release a Project Fi-compatible smartphone in the shape of Moto X4. This phone will be released in Q4 and looking at how Motorola handles its software, it’s safe to say that this phone could be the closest thing you may get to the Nexus 6P. The price is expected to be average and as usual, the OS will be near stock, but don’t expect similar performance as the 6P.
Many will agree with me that it’s indeed a shame that there’s really no viable Google Nexus 6P alternative on the market, but you’ll agree that everything that has a beginning must also meet its end.