Huawei and Google introduced the Huawei Nexus 6P smartphone (priced at Rs 39,999), an ‘innovative’ smartphone featuring Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google’s newest operating system for mobile devices, in San Francisco recently. According to the company statement, the Huawei Nexus 6P features a 5.7” WQHD 518ppi AMOLED display perfect for playing games, watching movies and getting work done in stunning clarity, and front-facing stereo speakers for crisp, clear sound. With the latest version of the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor under the hood, Nexus 6P delivers great performance, and the 3450mAh battery keeps the phone going. However, there are some things that mar the experience. So, here are the top 5 things you ought to know:
1. Problems with charging the device mainly because the new Huawei Nexus 6P comes with a Type-C USB at both ends rendering the phone not chargeable via USB. A user has to invest a minimum of Rs 200 to get a converter to charge it via PC or a power bank. (This is what the company statement actually says, “the company statement says, “With the reversible USB Type-C port, there’s no more guessing which way is up. The included Type-C fast charger gives up to seven hours of battery life from a 10-minute charge.”)
2. The Huawei Nexus 6P smartphone’s has curved and thicker edges. Due to its big screen size, the phone might not easily fit into all pockets. Also, the screen and the buttons have a distinct Huawei-made look and feel, which was a little buzz kill. One can in some way relate to the design of the Honor 7 as the Nexus 6P looks like a crossover between the two with its rear-sided fingerprint scanner.
3. The display is a little too reflective for use as it takes up light sources in front of it, which is sometimes irritating. Then, there are also smudges which need to be cleaned for use during daylight hours.
4. Although the camera comes with larger pixels to allow more light, the phone camera suffers performance in dark conditions. The red eye effect was immediately seen in pictures although the camera seemed to capture more details perfectly. There is no professional mode for the camera which is present in rivals’ flagship models. I missed being able to edit the picture on the device and share it immediately as I would have wanted to.
Full specifications: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2GHz octa-core processor | 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM | 5.7 inches quad-HD display (518 ppi pixel density) with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and oleophobic coating | Storage – 32/64/128 GB | 12-megapixel rear camera (4608 x 2592 pixels) with laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash with 1.55µm pixel size | 8-megapixel front camera | Android Marshmallow 6.0 | NFC | Bluetooth Module 4.0 | Wi-Fi | A-GPS and GLONASS | 3,450 mAH battery | 4G-LTE
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