A little over a month from now, the Google Nexus 6P will be exactly two years old. The phone was announced on September 29, 2015, and so far so good.
There’s never a perfect phone. Each of them has a hidden issue. While some Google Nexus 6P users have never experienced any issues, be it hardware or software, since they purchased the phone months or even more than a year ago, others haven’t been happy users at all. Whether it’s battery issues, software-related problems, the microphone issue or even the dreaded bootloop – they’ve faced just about every problem on this phone.
Some have had Google and/or Huawei replace their faulty units and some have even been compensated, but for those who are still using the Google Nexus 6P at this point in time, one thing is for sure – that they are simply hanging in there long enough until the Google Pixel 2 XL is here. When the original Pixel XL was announced, the Nexus 6P was still on top of its game, but close to a year later, this is no longer the same phone.
The battery life is growing poor with each passing day and performance isn’t improving either. The camera is still one of the best and so is the general software experience. But how would one tell if the software experience is great when the phone keeps lagging?
It won’t be long before the Google Pixel 2 XL is announced. Many are eagerly waiting for the phone’s availability, but they won’t make their decisions until one thing is clear: the 3.5mm headphone jack should be present. Apparently, this is what many Google Nexus 6P users want to see on the Pixel 2 XL, but they might be disappointed given that previous reports have suggested that Google will join Apple, HTC and Motorola in ditching the traditional jack in favor of a USB Type-C port.
The lack of a 3.5mm audio jack will for sure disappoint many Nexus 6P users who would have wished to make the switch. But looking at it from another angle, this is just Google trying to make you ready for the future. With the company’s two-year software update policy, the Pixel 2 XL should be receiving the final major OS upgrades in 2019, which without a doubt the future. By then, possibly all OEMs will have moved to USB-C port connectivity.