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Nexus 6P versus the Nexus 6

The new Nexus 6P is one of the best Android phones you can buy today. Premium to the nth degree, and hundreds of dollars less than comparable phones you'll find on the shelves or online stores. It's the first Nexus phone that comes without a bunch of compromises. I love mine.

But there's another high-end Nexus phone that's been around for a while, and people who have one still love it. That would be the original Nexus 6 from 2014. Bigger, better built, and running the same exact software as well (or better in some cases) as the latest from Google.

One of the most popular questions I get from people who know I'm a fan of the Nexus program is about which big Nexus is better — the Nexus 6 or the Nexus 6P. That's not an easy one to answer, so we had to take a good long look at both to help everyone decide.

All about the hardware

Nexus 6 v Nexus 6P

Here's where the differences lie. And they go deeper than one having a fingerprint scanner and the other not having one. The two phones are built very different and feel very different when you're holding and using them.

The Nexus 6P is insanely thin, and no it won't bend.

The Nexus 6P is insanely thin at 7.3mm (just over one-quarter of an inch) and you notice just how thin it is as soon as you pick it up. It's also more narrow at 77.8 mm (about three inches) wide. It's not easy to find a Nexus 6P in the wild where you can fondle it, but if you take a trip to your local Verizon store, you can grab a Note 5 or an iPhone 6s Plus and see how a tall, narrow and thin phone feels in your hands. Manufacturers have went narrower for a reason — it fits in an average-sized hand a bit better than wider phones do.

Because it's so thin, it was inevitable that someone took video of it bending. Don't put much thought into that — it doesn't bend easily. There are also videos out there of folks measuring how much force is required to bend the 6P, but they are widely ignored by the folks who need to think it bends too easy. Undoubtedly, those people will be in the comments below. All I can say is I'm not gentle with phones that I didn't spend any money on. I've sat down on this company phone with it in my back pocket, I've flexed it until i thought the glass would break, and I've dropped it several times. It looks fine, and is still straight.

Nexus 6 v Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6 is as different as can be here. It's not thin or narrow — 10 mm thick and 83 mm wide — and it feels pretty substantial in your hands. I'm not about to say it's too big, but to me it was at the very edge of comfortability. Any wider and I'd have to two hand it for everything. I'm not a basketball player, but I have large, meaty and strong hands. People with smaller hands or delicate, nimble hands do have problems using it with one hand. If it were more narrow, they might not. You have to decide how big is too big, but know that width plays a really important part here.

It's also not going to bend under most sane circumstances. I can flex my Nexus 6. I could probably bend my Nexus 6 if I were an idiot and wanted to bend it for YouTube views. But it's not going to happen by accident.

CategoryNexus 6PNexus 6
OSAndroid 6Android 6
CPU/GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 810
Adreno 430 GPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Adreno 420 GPU
Display5.7-inch AMOLED
1440x2560 (518 ppi)
6-inch AMOLED
1440x2560 (493 ppi)
Battery3450 mAh3220 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
ChargingRapid charging (USB Type-C)Turbo charge (microUSB)
Wireless chargingNoQi
Fingerprint sensorYesNo
Rear camera12MP, 1.55µm pixel size
laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
OIS, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Front camera8MP2MP
SD cardNoNo
Size159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm
Weight178 g184 g

Both phones have dual front-facing speakers. Both phones have a volume and power button on the right-hand side. Both phones are fully supported by Google and will get updates as needed, when needed. Let's look at some other differences.

The screen

Nexus 6P screen macro

I am not extremely picky about the screen on my phone, but I am extremely picky about the screen on my phone, all at the same time. Both the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P have an AMOLED panel, which makes 90 percent of the time I'm looking at them better, but also makes them horrible when I'm reading an ebook. I like AMOLED screens, but only 90 percent of the time. First world problems and all that.

Clearly, the screen on the Nexus 6P is better.

Clearly, the screen on the Nexus 6P is better. Let's say that up front. Google made sure we all know that it's using the latest and greatest AMOLED panel from Samsung, and to me the screen is excellent. I have no issues using it outdoors in the noon sun, and haven't seen any burn in yet. It was a little blue at first, but that has settled down with some use and the colors look good (though still blue because AMOLED and the way it does white) and I'm completely satisfied with the display.

I also think the display on the Nexus 6 was mostly fine. It's difficult to see in the sun, and it's not quite as sharp (it's also slightly bigger, so less dense) as the display on the 6P. This means it's a little worse during my 10 percent reading time, but chances are you'll be OK with the display on the Nexus 6, until you need to go outside.

The camera

Nexus 6 v Nexus 6P

Here's where things are wildly different. The camera on the Nexus 6 is adequate. You can take a picture and share it to Facebook or Google+, and it will look good most of the time. You can even take a picture that would look good when printed as a 3 x 5 sometimes, depending on the light and how much you wanted to fiddle with things. It's a middle-of-the-road camera that some people can use and get spectacular photos with, but most of us will get results that are just "good enough."

Not so with the Nexus 6P.

If specs don't tickle your fancy, the results from the Nexus 6P camera speak for themselves.

Behind the hump that so many people love to hate, the 12MP, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash 1.55µm pixel size camera is a joy to use, and fun to type because I get to use the µ symbol. If seeing specs listed doesn't tickle your fancy, the results from the Nexus 6P camera speak for themselves.

I've used a lot of smartphones with the "best" camera. I get slightly better results when fiddling with manual modes on the LG V10 than fiddling with Manual Camera on the Nexus 6P. I get slightly better results when I take my time in the best lighting with the Galaxy S6 edge than I do with the Nexus 6P. I get slightly better results in low light with the Nexus 6P than I do with either the V10 or the S6 edge. Most importantly, I get really nice results from any of these cameras, in almost any conditions. This is the first time we can say thing about a Nexus phone.

Camera comparison

You would probably be satisfied most of the time with the camera on the Nexus 6. You will love the camera on the Nexus 6P.

Other hardware differences worth noting

Nexus 6 v Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P does not have wireless charging. This is worth putting in bold. Yeah, I've heard the reasons — metal back, USB Type-C, rapid charging and all the rest. All valid reasons, but they still don't change the fact that the last generation had the feature, and we were told to love and embrace it, then it was removed. If you're like me, and you loved and used the Qi charging feature of prior Nexus phones, you will miss it on the 6P.

The Nexus 6P does have a fingerprint scanner, and Nexus Imprint software to make use of it. And it works really well. There's a dimple on the back where the scanner lives, and it reads fingerprints quickly and accurately. Even hard, calloused prints on stumpy fingers like mine. Marshmallow has a new set of APIs that developers can leverage to include fingerprint authentication in their apps, so the feature will get even more useful.

The external speakers are better on the Nexus 6 than they are on the Nexus 6P. Headphone audio on either is adequate, but not great.

The Nexus 6 gets better reception than the Nexus 6P. It's noticeably better on the edge of T-Mobile service.

The Nexus 6P has a great 8MP front facing camera. The Nexus 6's 2MP front-facing camera is terrible when compared to it. If you love you some selfies, go 6P.

You can buy a Nexus 6P with 128GB of storage. The Nexus 6 tops out at 64GB.

The Nexus 6P has a working RGB notification LED. The Nexus 6 has one, too, but you need to be rooted and use an app like LightFlow to get it enabled.


Nexus Imprint

This is easy. Both the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with the same default apps and the same default features. The only difference is that the Nexus 6P has a fingerprint scanner, so the software to use it is present.

But there's more to the story when you're actually using these phones.

During normal, day-to-day boring stuff like checking mail or messaging, you won't see much difference between the two. Both are quick and fluid, and both are a joy to use. That changes when you get into heavy, CPU-taxing apps that make use of, or don't make use of, multiple cores and threads.

The Snapdragon 810 in the Nexus 6P is a product that was launched because people designing and making smartphones decided that all the new ones had to be 64-bit. The cores themselves are standard ARM big.LITTLE reference designs. There's nothing worng with this on the surface, but CPUs using Qualcomm's custom Krait cores, like the Nexus 6's Snapdragon 805, fare much better during operations that tax a single core. The Krait 450 cores in the Nexus 6's CPU include three way decode and four way out of order command execution. This means the Snapdragon 805 executes commands in an order that is the most efficient, versus executing them in the order they were recieved. It can also execute more than one command per cycle because of the way it can allocate silmutanious instructions.

Nexus 6

In English, this means that the custom CPU Qualcomm built in 2014 (Snapdragon 805) runs single core tasks much better than the CPU they built in 2015 (the Snapdragon 810). You'll notice the difference if a developer hasn't optimized their application to use multiple cores, and there are plenty of those apps out there.

On the other hand, the Nexus 6P's Snapdragon 810 fares better when running applications using multiple cores, and get's better battery life from its big.LITTLE design. Things like 3D games run better and use less juice on the 6P.

For most of us, the differences here are neglible. You really won't see much of a slowdown on either phone, but the battery use differences may be worth considering. This is worth talking about though, because some of us want to squeeze the maximum performance out of our hardware. If you're one of those people, you need to decide which is more important to you — single core performance or multi-core performance.

The rest of us don't need to worry too much about it.

Which phone is better?

Nexus 6P

In the end, I have to make a choice, and throw it out there. That's hard. I still like the Nexus 6, and think if you have one and are happy with it, you should keep it for another year.

If you're shopping for a new phone, and have decided that you need more Nexus in your life, buy the Nexus 6P. It handles better, has a better screen, has a much better camera and can take advantage of fingerprint authentication. It's also a year newer, which means it will be supported for an extra year.

You can sell your Qi chargers on eBay.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Gonna keep mine for another year. (Nexus 6 2016 Qualcomm 820?) Posted via the Android Central App
  • 6 is nicer, 6P is better
  • THIS! I had a 6 before very briefly and loved it. I've decided this coming tax time, I'm gonna get the 6P over against getting another 6. But my heart does break a little knowing that I'm not going to be going the other way on this.
  • Here is to hoping for a 5x 2016 with high end internals and not gimped like current model. Make the two models the same, differentiate on the screen size. 
  • I think another thing to keep in mind is price. You can get the Nexus 6 for well under $300 at this point.
  • Worst thing for me on N6 is the curved back. It would be nice if it sat flat and I think it would be nicer to hold. Number two is the cheap plastic back, but I put a nice leather texture skin over it. Otherwise totally satisfied with Nexus 6. Fingerprint would be nice. I would love to have a great camera, but fortunately most of my photos are stills and can take advantage of excellent HDR+. N6 is the first smartphone that I may use as my primary for two full years. And what a deal at the discount prices nearing $300 now.
  • I love my Nexus 6, I only ordered the 6p because I have to have the newest and greatest from Google. I do believe that the Moto Nexus 6 is built better hardware wise. The overall package of the 6p is worth the upgrade but I easily could have gone another year with the Moto 6 ... since the marshmallow update day to day use on the software is negligible. And I also didn't like having to go back and screen size believe it or not but I'm getting used to it. If you took the fingerprint scanner away it's a difficult choice to be honest if you look closely the Moto Nexus 6 has attention to detail. And the speakers are slightly better on n6.. Posted via a nexus
  • Cue rotten tomato with shitty bending jokes Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • It's amazing how you posted a single comment from three different devices. You must be God!
  • R u new? Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Nah, I've been around for 30+ years.
  • Must be new if you thought he was asking about your age. Posted via the HTC One M9
  • Okay. The Nexus 6 is not as flexible as the Nexus 6P, I'm always happy to oblige.
  • It would really be awesome if you guys could do some of these type articles in Video form. I guess i just prefer the sit-down and watch vs reading...
  • Yeah reading is hard for some........ I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup
  • I could get behind that. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They have a weekly podcast with video. Some of us rather read, but i do consume the podcast weekly.
  • Would have loved some video, cause the N6 is def faster than the 6P Thank You Jerry for this article
  • I'm the exact opposite. I hate when people put something in a 3 minute video that I could read in a single paragraph. It's ridiculous, and usually just an excuse to frontload it with some shitty ad. Since most of my catching up on tech news is done at work between tasks, video articles are really annoying to me. Plus...reading is better for you.
  • Well, if you look at actual display measurements the Nexus 6's display is a disappointment on every level except for contrast and viewing angles, which are of course due to it being AMOLED.
    It's as if they took a Galaxy S4 display and bumped up the resolution to QHD. I applaud Google and Huawei for managing to convince samsung to supply them with their latest panels this time. A huge improvement indeed.
    As for the bluish whites, I don't have the device but if you try the calibrated sRGB mode hidden within the developer settings it should bring down the display temperature.
  • I agree on the coloring. The only thing is every time you reboot you have to go back and set that again.
  • The A57 arm core is faster than the krait in both single and multi core performance? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Dam it!!!! Only if the Nexus 6 had a better camera I would still be using it as a daily driver. I love the build quality of the Nexus 6. The Nexus 6p just looks strange to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • To be fair it looks strange to me also, but that didn't slow me down one bit from buying one. To a reasonable extent, phone aesthetics really don't matter to me. It's all about what it can actually do. I mean don't get me wrong there comes a point when it does make difference, but to me there is nothing particularly offensive about the 6P, it's just kind of weird looking.
  • Only on the camera lens. From the front it looks great, though it does resemble the shape of the iPhone 6 quite a bit. Maybe that's why it looks so good, lol
  • I came very close to getting a Nexus 6. In the end, I'm glad I didn't, because I fell in love with the S Pen and the superior display of the Note 4. But it was a contender. The Nexus 6P isn't a contender for me. If others like it, bully for them.
  • Not exactly sure why you posted on a 6 vs 6P article, had a note 4 but I certainly cannot take the fact that Verizon and Samsung overloaded my phone with 300 apps, 387 apps with mine installed. I will take my Nexus 6 and it's 135 total apps any day of the week, if I want to use my S pen I'll pick up my note 10.1 2014.
  • ive always hated how it fit in my hand. from what i hear the 6p minor width change is a major difference in how it feels.
  • Nice comparison Jerry. Thanks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Jerry - this is *exactly* what I've been looking for (along with many other on-the-fence N6 users, I'm sure). The N6P has been in and out of my Play Store Cart so many times in the past week I keep expecting a pop-up window saying 'No More Window Shopping!" My hesitation was based on radio and speaker performance relative to the N6, and your comments there have me thinking that, despite how sexy the new N6P is, since I'm not really *dissatisfied* in any way with the N6 (other than some issues for which I'll likely shortly be pursuing a warranty claim), I'll hold off another year.
  • The 6P feels so much better in hand. The 6 isn't a slouch, but in my opinion the 6P is a worthy upgrade. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm still lovin my N6, even after a year. Although that 6P is looking really good.. Not to mention the fingerprint sensor and slimmed down metallic body... I'll basically be trading wireless charging for fingerprint sensor.... Decisions, decisions Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think wireless charging wins hands down over fingerprint sensors.
  • i never used the wireless charging on my N6...too slow, and i'd look at it or bump it and it'd stop charging. i've quickly fallen in love with the fingerprint sensor on N6P (despite having android wear keep the N6 unlocked). Things like LastPass are great - app asks for password, lastpass pops up and says to put my finger on the scanner, a second later it's filling in login info. the slim body was important for me too - my hands are small, i had to replace 2 N6s due to dropping them and shattering them. N6P aluminum is slipperier, but at least my hand can fit around it i honestly haven't noticed a screen size difference. that was my biggest reservation. got used to the bezels quickly, and i'm appreciating that this thing is significantly faster during normal use. N6 amazed me with speed when i updated to MM, but N6P blows it away.
  • Lovin the nexus 6! I just wish it was 5.7" as opposed to 6". Not the best decision by Google, but the thing is a performance powerhouse
  • They actually could of made the bezels on the side a little thinner. A couple of millimeters makes all the difference in the world. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Ya I thought the same. It definately would've made a difference
  • Wait the 6P has worse speakers? I thought it was the other way around from impressions I've read. Posted via the Android Central App
  • every other review out there says the 6P has better speakers than the 6
  • Good write Jerry. I have both so I can say you're on the mark. I like them both but I love the 6P a little more.
  • Liked my Nexus 6 but it was a bit too wide and I never really got used to the width. Sold my 6 and got the 6P for less width abd better feel in the hand, camera and fingerprint scanner which is crazy smooth and fast. Cannot wait for app to start using this new security feature. If these thing do not matter, the Nexus 6 is still a screamer with marshmallow.
  • Jerry, another great article. Thanks for the insight on the difference between the 805 and 810 CPU. Very interesting to see how the processors handle processing threads.
  • I LOVE my Nexus 6 but the fingerprint sensor on the 6P did it for me... After playing with my Husband's 6P, I got more and more irritated when having to unlock my 6. I am only slightly ashamed.
  • Yeah, I consider a fingerprint sensor (and wireless charging) as necessities. That's why I wouldn't get a Priv, myself, as much as I think it's a great phone otherwise. The Priv has wireless charging, but no fingerprint sensor.
  • Just got my new N6 on eBay for 280. I like it a lot but width is certainly an issue. I can barely use this thing one-handed. Coming from an M9 that is a big change since I could reach the entire screen with my thumb on that. The speakers are super loud. I can actually hear my music when I'm in the shower. Not something I could say about the m9. The screen is pretty bad. Resolution is fine but whites look gray. I'm not a huge fan of amoled to begin with and the n6 has all of the issues I used to have with my Nexus S screen. I could see upgrading to the 6p when the price drops but for now I'm good. I really hope google adds software to help with one-handed use but I doubt they will. Posted via my Nexus 6
  • People drop phones less if they take the time to stop and use it with 2 hands instead of using it while doing other tasks. I'm completely OK with a 2-handed phone, though I know some aren't. If you think about it though, it's better in the long run to just stop and do what you have to do quickly rather than one-handing and dropping it, or being one of those jackasses that walk into people cause they're using their phone, ha. :) This philosophy has allowed me to run all phones caseless and without screen protectors without ever breaking one.
  • Hey, their both great phones.
    Bang/buck can't beat the N6.
    That doesn't make N6P a bad phone.
    On the contrary, it's a great phone successor to a great phone.
    Brought my wife on Google Fi with me.
    Toyed with buying a N6P for myself...wife getting the N6.
    Bought another N6 instead.
    Cheapest way to go.
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  • I would like to see an article someday on why I shouldn't have spent $950 on the iPhone 6s plus 128 that I'm posting this from, and instead should have gone with Nexus 6p 128 for $300 less. I often consider coming back to Android, after using it for four years, until switching to Apple two years ago, but can't come up with a compelling reason to do so. Being abandoned for software updates on 8 Android devices also left a bitter taste that may never go away. Apple hasn't abandoned me yet in two years, and the only thing I feel like I'm missing is$300. Why would I ditch iPhone for this thing?
  • Are you familiar with how a nexus phone works? It's the most apple like experience you get on Android. Updates are straight from Google. Also I believe there was an iPhone 6s vs 6p already. Posted via my Nexus 6
  • I think I am. Google guarantees 18 months of updates last time I checked? Is that from purchase date or release date? I have an iPhone 5 I keep as a backup and it was released in 2012. It is running the latest iOS 9 and runs like a brand new phone, just like my 6s plus I bought two weeks ago. But my Nexus 7 tablet only was updated to lollipop many months after the software was released, and after struggling with resets and flashing multiple times, it was effectively destroyed by lag lasting over a minute sometimes, and has now been abandoned. My seven other Android devices were obsolete the moment I bought them. I feel so screwed over by Google and Android and Motorola and Samsung. I feel so stupid for getting screwed over and over and yet still giving more money to Android because Apple stuff was supposed to be overpriced. But it really wasn't because Apple devices, it turned out, get BETTER as they get older with ever improved software that I can install the moment it is released. Why are things better now for Android? What guarantee do I have I wouldn't get screwed again?
  • The OG Nexus 5 came out in October/November of 2013 and is still running the latest software. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's nice to hear, but I would still need to see a firm, written, enforceable commitment from the manufacturer I think before I ever take the Android plunge again. I was starting to feel like Charlie Brown, with Lucy holding the football.
  • How long do you want to hold onto your phone? I have a friend who had an iPhone 4S, and while the updates came in, the phone got slower and slower with every update. He got rid of it because he wanted something faster. Sure, it still ran and still got updates, but the hardware just couldn't handle the updates anymore. My wife has a Nexus 5 running Android 6. She should get another year out of it if she doesn't drop it. Do you expect more than that?
  • I have both and using my iphone 6s+ this week. Since I use more google apps than apple apps it is not hard to use iphone since google makes almost all of their apps available on iphone. I must admit the 3d touch is nice and as soon as more apps can use it it will be great. I have set up my Nexus 6P and used it around the house but have not received my screen protector and went out of town for a week so I left it home. Google does update the Nexus directly as I flashed marshmallow to my Nexus the first day it was out before selling it. Looking forward to using my 6P and hopefully more apps will use the fingerprint scanner soon. Both are capable and are almost the same size. One nice thing that iphone has right now is wifi calling and texting on ATT. Worked quote well at my meeting when I did not have a good signal. I just popped it to airplane mode and used wifi to make calls and text.
  • Yes I more or less use all Google apps and zero Apple apps on my iPhone too. I think it's weird that I use all Google software, while at the same time Google drove me away screaming and crying from their Android operating system. All they have to do is change the update model to be the same as iOS. But they don't seem to care at all.
  • No question that apple has figured out how to update their devices more efficiently. They bypass the carriers and allowed no bloat on iphones. Nexus is very close. The updates come from google, not the carrier and no carrier bloat is on them either.
    Get an Android from another OEM and all bets are off as you have experienced. Posted via my Nexus 6P!
  • I agree with you except the no bloat part. Apple adds their own bloat with about ten large apps that are absolutely uninstallable, of which I use none, except the phone/contacts app only rarely (usually use hangouts for phone calls). Here's where Google could do even better than Apple: guarantee three years of updates, allow the user to choose any OS version old or new and easily OTA flash between them, and have zero bloat and nothing uninstallable.
  • Uh, because you can't fully customize it like you can an Android phone. THAT'S why. Posted via the Android Central App
  • An OS has always been nothing more to me than a place to push buttons to start up software that I need to run to do stuff. Anything beyond that seems to inevitably use up CPU cycles and add bugs. Whenever I have I new computing device, I down my first day with it turning everything OFF, whether it's a PC, a phone, or even the BS interface new cars are loaded up with these days. So I sort of de-customize things, including iPhones. I don't need glitz, I just need a way to launch software.
  • Well, as a long time ios user, I find Nexus devices similar or better in some ways. If os updates are your thing, Nexus devices certainly get their updates for 2 years or so. I'm not sure, which Android devices you owned, but if it wasn't a Nexus or Motorola from 2013 or newer, that explains why your hardware was left in the dust. Devices like Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) are still supported by Google and are currently running the latest Android 6.0 (marshmallow). Official updates and stock Android aside, you can likely have your no longer officially supported devices onto the latest os update, especially older Nexus devices like Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, possibly galaxy Nexus, via custom ROMs. The thing is, Android runs on a great array of devices, majority of which are not Google (obviously) operated or owned. So if you like a device running Android made by LG, Samsung, Sony, huawei, HTC, etc, you're beloved os updates are in the hands of those vendors, and to make things even more frustrating, if these devices are specific carrier models (T-Mobile, ATT, Verizon, Sprint, etc), then the carrier has the upper hand to decide which devices will receive updates and when. Nexus devices and a select few Motorola, developer edition devices, and other unlocked devices like One Plus get their updates directly from their respective vendors, Nexus usually being first in line to get just about every Android update ever released by Google, and Google is the primary source where Android updates originate. Even if Google decides to ditch support for a particular Nexus device after 2+ years, chances are there is an unofficial update available that is just as good as the official one, but at that point you'd probably consider upgrading your hardware anyway. Nexus 4 for example, was abandoned by Google for the marshmallow (Android 6) update, but quite a few third party developers were able to release/port various flavors of the new update, some are just like stock Google Android and some are much more customized. Nexus 4 is a 2012 Google phone by the way. Nexus 5 on the other hand is a 2013 device and is still being supported by Google officially. The beauty of Android isn't just about updates but also that you can mold your software in just about every way that is impossible on ios. Unhappy with the new update on your ios? Tough luck buddy, going to have to wait it out until the next one. Have an Android device that is a Nexus, developer, or a device with a strong dev community/team behind it? You're in luck here, as you can flash back any older Android version that the device supports, and that includes custom ROMs. Not all Android powered devices have a strong developer team behind them, especially if they're Verizon branded. Generally speaking, carrier branded/designated devices don't and will not have much third party developers behind them due to their proprietary software nature between their vendor and their respective carrier. Your job as a buyer, is to look for vendor unlocked or developer edition (including Nexus) devices to get the most out of Android. Most of the unlocked or developer edition handsets run a version of Android that is very similar or nearly identical to stock Android found on Nexus devices.
    So the reason the Android devices you've owned abandoned support, was likely because they were carrier branded, meaning the carrier that sold you those devices was responsible for pushing OS updates which would first come from that device's manufacturing vendor who receives the updates from Google. Google has no control over carrier branded or non Nexus models, and that's where Android gets bashed to no end by your average Joe phone consumers. iPhones' software updates aren't controlled by carriers simply because Apple has put so much funding into ads that their products basically sell themselves. Apple also owns their ios software, whereas Android has a very similar model to Linux OS, which is open source and can be used by just about any vendor that supports the proper hardware to run it, believe it or not, this includes iPhones, it's been done and done again recently, just YouTube it "Android running on iPhone." Since Android is so freely available, manufacturers and carriers try to capitalize on this strategy by customizing the living crap out of Android and limiting update releases (because they made this flavor of Android their own) and now sort of force you to upgrade your hardware to enjoy their new customized Android experience. So if you expect to receive timely updates to your operating system, better stay away from carrier branded devices (you can't rely on them for updates). By the way ios is the sandboxed OS, not so with Android. Android is as open as the device manufacturer allows it to be. Nexus devices for this reason are the best devices to have when you want it all, the smoothest out of the box experience with every incremental software update, customizing and tweaking, developing, and running just about anything made for Android as long as the hardware is there to support it. Dev editions are usually just as capable as Nexus devices, but the limitation lies with the vendor and third party support. Unlocked devices can be very similar to dev edition devices or more custom on the software ui. You can't really go wrong with either one of these types of Android handsets, but Nexus will always be the cream of the crop for this reason. Vendors like Samsung and LG make awesome devices, but they grow quite stale due to their custom ui and lack of support. Samsung is no doubt the best known Android handset vendor, but that's mainly due to their high volume advertising and their awesome screen technology. You have to take into account that every manufacturer that produces Android handsets has something to offer to attract more buyers. Most of these custom one off features are usually possible to download or apply via a modification on a Nexus device, and that includes force touch found on ios. Of course when you want custom features and ota updates, you're going to likely have to allow root access and then you'll need to manually push updates to preserve your customized modifications. But technicality aside, Nexus 5 and newer Nexus phones are way more capable devices than those running ios. I've run into limitations on ios which is why I'm on Android as my main go to platform. From what I'm hearing the Nexus 6p has an awesome camera. Front facing stereo speakers is something that's as addicting as a fingerprint sensor, once you experience it, you don't want to go back. Choice is yours, no one can decide for you, but hopefully some of this info helps you make your mind up. iOS goes only as far as app store, iTunes via Mac or windows, and cydia store (if you're jailbroken). Android gives you the universe. If you're comfortable living in iOS-land, then stick with it, nothing wrong in liking ios over Android. I just personally find it limiting for my needs. I can also use Android for older gaming console emulation, composing music (just like on ios), and your everyday tasks. Android experience is much more on the ball than it was in 2012/2013. Try out a Nexus 6 at your local carrier, if they still carry it, most of them did. If you don't care for it, you'll know off the bat if it's for you or not. I personally found Nexus 5 to be a much more engaging device than the iPhone 5 and 5s back when I switched from ios to Android. I'm now rocking a Nexus 6 and possibly would consider switching or just adding the Nexus 6P to my arsenal. Nexus devices usually have all the radio frequency bands needed to use on any carrier, just like iPhones. So honestly, the transition isn't as drastic as it once was, except that iOS is still just about as limiting as it was 2 years ago. I mean if you don't use your phones to their full potential, ios is perfectly okay and you probably won't notice much difference versus Android on a Nexus. Like I said, it's up to you to decide. If you can source one at a store and can return it for a small fee (in case you don't like it), that will probably be the best way to experience a Nexus phone these days. Best buy was offering the 32gb Nexus 6 for $250 new, that's a really nice deal, and if they offer a return on the device, that's one way of taking a newer Nexus device for a test drive. Keep in mind, the 6p has a slightly better camera and screen, so don't base your decision off of these two factors only.
  • Did anyone actually read this reply? AC app via Nexus 6
  • I went from HTC One M7 to 6P so I've never experienced wireless charging. That being said, since I got my 6P I've never had to charge it except at night. It lasts me all day.
  • I went from htc one m8 and I'm the same here lol Posted via the mighty Nexus 6P
  • It's been 3 months since your post. How is the external speaker compared to the m8? That was my favorite feature of the m8. Also, how has the 6p stood up to life on life's terms? Scratches, dings and the like. Do you get Nexus Protect? Thanks
  • I'll keep my 6, since I can't "jump" to the 6P. Google, Motorola, and One Plus are making it really tough to stay "shackled" to any of the US big 4. If not for the family plan TMO benefits, I'd activate my Project Fi invite. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I like my Nexus 6. It does what i want it to do and it 10 times the phone my HTC One m8 was. If i had not picked up the Nexus 6 i would have bought the 6p and sure i would have been happy with it too.
  • Sold my Nexus 6 and got the 6P, not a necessary upgrade IMO but I'm a sucker for anything Google does. It's so much nicer in the hand and more aesthetically pleasing but performance wise its basically identical. For the price over there in the US its a bit of an easier decision, where as here in Australia at $999 for 64GB I think sticking with the Nexus 6 isn't a bad decision. Posted from my Nexus 6P or Nexus 9
  • Great article Jerry. I love my nexus 6 also loved the nexus 5 before it. Downsizing the screen is my problem. I'm so used to the larger display of the N6 now not sure if I want to go smaller. The camera is in my opinion very good for holiday snaps etc battery life is pretty good (after going from preview to final version) now only drops 4-5% overnight thanks to doze (don't charge overnight anymore) The differences really are minimal because they both run the same sw and do the same things.. Give or take. Good advice keep for another year if you're happy. Saying that... I'll get it at some point as nexus is the draw for me and this is the latest... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel the same way. I don't want to use a smaller device. The screen size on the Nexus 6 is perfect for me. I was not so sure when I first got it, but I'm a big fan of Shamu now! Posted from a Nexus 6 via the Android Central App
  • Who would of thought Huawei was gonna make a much better phone than Motorola, and with a more competitive price. I personally have not held a Nexus 6P yet, but most reviews I've seen point out how good it feels in the hand, how thin it is and premium built. Something you can't say about Nexus 6. It never really felt like a $700 phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Motorola, isn't. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Huawei didn't make a much better phone than Motorola. Other than the camera a dn display theyre pretty much even
  • Nexus 6 has water resistance!
  • Yes! (Hand Shake) Posted via Shamu device (Geeks knows)
  • I would not buy a Nexus 6P simply BECAUSE it's narrower than the Nexus 6. I can't stand phones that are narrower/taller. My Nexus 6 is the perfect size for me. That being said, although I still like my Nexus 6, I've had nothing but problems with BOTH units I've had (Motorola just replaced my original N6 under warranty). The first one was often extremely sluggish/laggy (almost as if it was running TouchWiz!), and it was replaced because the battery stopped holding a charge (it only was lasting 1-3 hours). I just contacted Motorola today to get a replacement for the replacement unit they sent me - about 10 days ago, it started randomly completely locking up on me (unresponsive to ANY screen taps or button presses, except for the power button), and randomly rebooting on me. Of course, they want me to first waste my time preforming a factory reset, which I'm completely sure isn't going to help anything. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You must be having a run of bad luck. Mine has had no such problems. I hope things go better for you in the future! Posted from a Nexus 6 via the Android Central App
  • Just wait till March when the LG Flex 3 with it's 6inch foldable OLED display hits the market.
    Snapdragon 820, 4 GB RAM with an amazing 20.3MP back and 8MP Front camera powered by a 3900mah battery.
    This blows every other smartphone away once and for all. Posted via my LG Flex 2
  • Only problem it will still have LG UI which in my opinion is worse than Touchwiz. All the specs in the world will not mask this. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Ha-ha Erik is right Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm just glad I went from 6 to 6p. It feels great to feel like I'm not holding a brick in my hand and that's what I wanted.
  • Both are really good. The 6P is my personal pick but given the low price of the Nexus 6, and how it's still really damn powerful today, it's a better deal. Bought a
  • It is a great performer. With benchmark tests measuring year over year improvements in milliseconds, they're nearly useless at this point. Google has focused more on the user experience of late and I'm glad they have people like Matias Duarte who helped with the webOS UX (It's too bad he couldn't do something about the Palm hardware running it). This focus has helped extend the life of Nexus devices going back to the Nexus 5.
  • I just bought myself a Nexus 6. I bought it for $289 and it was at my door the next day. I love it.
  • GREAT review of two GREAT phones, Jerry! I very briefly had a Nexus 6, and I LOVED IT! I was coming from a Galaxy Note 3, and it was the perfect antidote to my Touchwiz woes (even when mediated with GNL). The screen wasn't quite as vibrant and dazzling, but it was much sharper - AND ABOVE ALL, it was BIGGER! I had a friggin Note 3, and the Nexus still felt wonderfully huge to me (big is good IMO, and 6" does NOT cross that threshold into "too big" for me.) However, I wanted to have BOTH a Nexus AND an iPhone (as well as a Lumia, but that part we can discuss another time). I could have one immediately being newly returned to Verizon (this was Labor Day weekend), and could have the other at tax time. I also had 14 days to change my mind...and my phone. So I figured my two choices were either a) I could keep the Nexus 6 now, and get an iPhone 6s+ at tax time, ----OR---- b) I could surrender my Nexus 6, get an iPhone 6+, and get the Nexus 6p at tax time - OR, if the Nexus6p was a letdown, I could get another Nexus 6, and for CHEAP! I figured a) The difference between the Nexus6 and 6p would be more significant than the difference between the iPhone6+ and 6s+ (and I was right), b) since I would be buying the second phone outright at tax time, price mattered, and I figured the Nexus 6p (or especially Nexus 6 if the 6p turned out to be a pooch) would be MUCH cheaper than a 6s+ (and was right again) and c) While I may indeed have a "left brain bias" towards Apple over Android, I most certainly have a "right brain bias" towards Android over Apple, and since I was thinking "more with my heart than my head", I wanted to make a move that would ultimately favor Android in the exchange. Thus, as a matter of long-term, long-view strategy, I did end up trading the Nexus for the iPhone. If you were to ask me which of the two I prefer between that Nexus 6 and this iPhone6+, well, I don't think I could summarize my feelings better than to simply say "left brian/right brain." Now that the Nexus 6p is out, we have our answer on whether we'd have a worthy phone in the Nexus 6p. And that answer is a resounding "Yes! Oh flippin pancakes, Don Piano - yes!" However, there is still a part of me that's tempted to go for the older Moto-made phone. For as nice as the 6p looks, and for as much better as the make is in terms of quality of materials, I just can't help it! I just like the looks of the older phone better! That midnight blue, with the silvery logo, and the light metalic blue trim! I don't care if it's plastic, it looks like gold! Also, while everyone swears that the new one fits better in the hand (and I don't know since I haven't held one in my hand yet), I actually am one of the crazy few who LOVED the curved back of the last one. It seemed, no matter what angle I held it at, it COMFORTABLY filled my hand, and made me feel like I had a nice grasp the whole time. Maybe it's just me, but that thing and my fairly standard sized hands we're very simpatico! And like I said, while 5.7" is fine for me (the Note was 5.7", and my iPhone is only 5.5"), there is just something MAGICAL about the just-shy-of-too-big / envelope-pushed-all-the-way-without-going-over "big and badness" massive 6" screen that I definitely loved IMMEDIATELY and still miss! I've never used QI, and so that loss is entirely abstract and academic to me, but to find out the old phone has better speakers (I loved the Nexy's speakers!), and that in single-core contexts actually OUTPERFORMS the newer chip - those are both things I did NOT know, and paired with the bargin basement prices makes going last-gen even more tempting to me! VERY SERIOUSLY tempting! However, I think I have still decided that I'll go with the 6p. Better multi-core performance, better battery, better (albeit, sadly, smaller) screen, MUCH better camera, the fingerprint scanner is definitely nice, but not a huge deal to me. It just seems like a much more all-around holistically awesome phone than the old one which was stellar in some ways, and blah in others. For as much as I loved the size of the old screen, I actually never was deeply in love with the picture quality it produced. Again, I had a more dazzling (albeit softer) one on my old Note 3. So, the better picture, paired with the better all-aroundness, the prestige of being on the bleeding edge, and perhaps most important of all, the added assurance of an extra year of updates all push me towards the new kid....but damn, that old phone! :-D Keep up the great work, Jerry! And thanks for taking the time to put it all in even clearer perspective for us! Tis a most exciting time in phones!!! Cheers!
  • I'm actually pretty torn on this. I have the Nexus 6 and just got the 6p. I don't like the slightly smaller screen size of the 6p and I actually like the build and design of the 6 better. The top and bottom bezels on the 6p are almost iPhone level ridiculous. The screen is significantly brighter on the 6p and whites are definitely whiter. Most pictures taken with the 6p don't look too much different than the 6, except for low light shots where the 6p wins by a landslide. And that fingerprint sensor is great to have along with 128gb option. And of course no wireless charging on the 6p. Considering I could maybe get $250 for a used 6 and the 6p was almost $700, its hard to justify spending the $450 when its a step back IMO in a couple of areas. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Also, once the back of the 6p warms up a bit, it doesn't feel very different than the back of the 6 even though one is metal and the other is plastic. Anyone else notice that? Posted via the Android Central App
  • You haven't mentioned the price difference. Here in India, I can pick up a 64gig 6 for 35k while the 64gig 6P costs 43k. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm keeping my Nexus 6. I love I! 'Nuff said. Posted from a Nexus 6 via the Android Central App
  • I traded up from the N6 to the N6P. It wasn't a close decision for me. The 6P is smoother, Google impress is impressive and it fits in with my use flow far more than I expected. The 6P, at least for me, is far more comfortable to hold. I also find the display is better. The accumulation of the small advantages makes a distinctively better phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wireless charging, can't believe how easy it is and almost essential after a while, it's become a must have feature and probably the biggest reason I'm keeping my N6 for another year..
    Hard to understand why Google left it out this year. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Coming from an N5, I really loved wireless charging. I don't have any experience with the N6, but the 6P has OUTSTANDING battery life, so the convenience of wireless charging is all you'll miss. You only have to charge the 6P overnight and that is no problem to plug in the Type C cord. Still use the wireless charger for my N7, which sits on the nightstand.
  • To me the fingerprint sensor was the clincher. I don't care too much about unlocking the device, but unlocking apps is a big big deal. Safe In Cloud, Nine all ready do it. Am looking forward to more apps. I'm probably in the minority here, but I'm having a real tough time figuring out how to hold the 6P. I had a much easier time holding the Nexus 6. A big part of the problem is the location of the fingerprint sensor. I like to hold the phone with the thumb near the top half and the other four fingers curled around the other edge. But the power and volume buttons are smack in the middle. Worse, because I want to keep my index finger near the sensor, I have to hold the phone much lower than what I find to be a good grip. The 6 is just easier to hold for me. The other thing is the battery. I find that Nexus 6 is much more reliable about Doze than the 6P which is all over the place. I very very rarely get a flat discharge battery line on the 6P. I get it pretty much every morning on the 6.
  • I love my Nexus 6, and if the BB Priv hadn't come out, I would be sticking with it for another year. As it is, it likely will become my very solid backup mobile, because I don't want to part with it. For a black slab, it's nearly the best one I've ever used (I just wish it were bigger.)
  • Bigger? Really? Posted via my Nexus 6
  • Yes. I came to it from an Xperia Z Ultra, because I needed the better camera. Until the BB Priv came out, a bigger screen was the only alternative for a sysadmin like me who needed to be able to see as much as possible on a terminal. The 6.4" screen on the Z Ultra was great for that.
  • How does one know which apps task a single core vs using multicore? I have a 32Gb i337 (GS4) running 5.0.1 and Nova Prime. I use it a lot with Waze/Google Maps and also run Ulysse Pro, Torque Pro, plus the usual email/texting/etc. apps. I find that from time to time my old GS4 gets overloaded and it takes a while for it to respond/recover. I end up rebooting the phone, sometimes more than once a day. I'd like to think a newer phone would better accommodate my usage. But I have no clue if my app usage is more single core oriented or multi-core. How can I know? While the wireless charging is attractive, much of my usage is with a metal plate between my phone and Speck Candyshell Grip case so it can attach to a magnetic mount in my truck. The curved back of the N6 might be a problem in that regard for me. The camera and better outdoor screen are also attractive to me. But the current bargain price of the N6 is also a huge plus. I would have to guess the N6P would be a better choice for me. But I would really like to know about that single vs multi-core app usage and how it would affect me.
  • 6P is a upgrade in every way, better battery, better camera, better speaker, better display, better size/build, finger scanner..etc. It's unfair to compare the two.
  • I'd sure hope the 6p would be better than the 6. The Nexus 6 is no slouch in its own right though. It's still a great phone. Posted via my Nexus 6
  • My 6 had two problems. It constantly rebooted on its own and at home, it hated the 5G WiFi connection from my Netgear C6300 router! I went thru 2 phones to try and fix the router issue but to no avail, neither Motorola or Netgear could figure out what the issue was. Personally, I believe it was the phone as a Moto X (2nd Gen) exhibited similar problems. Anyway, I've had my 6P for 2+ weeks now and so far, I can't say if i'm "happier" over the 6 but I am happy for the stability (so far). Although, I agree pictures are better and the screen is better in the sun, the 6 took longer to catch up to bright conditions. Battery life to me is about the same from either phone and I was good with the size of the 6, the 6P feels a bit dainty to me, but still, I like its size. I miss the Qi charging! My Tylt only serves one purpose now, charging my Nexus 7. I use Pandora as my alarm and I'm still not used to touching "Snooze" on a screen that's upside down (long story but I don't like excess cables on my little end table). I think the 6 is built much better in my opinion. The 6P feels hollow over the "nexus" logo on the back side and that lower portion that has plastic over it just doesn't meet with the edges as nicely as we've seen from other devices. I'm digging the fingerprint scanner tho.
  • You all nexus fans wear your pocket protectors proudly.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Motorola build (in my perception) the best Google phone ever (alongside with LG Nexus 5)... I'm affraid when I decide to change my masterpiece Nexus device. (Actually, the LG V10 tempts me)
  • I'm having a really tough time deciding between the two. I only had a chance to hold and play with a N6 at an AT&T store for about 10minutes. The funny thing is, I was going to look at the Note 5, which I don't like. After a few minutes examining and playing with the Note 5, I was left with a better impression of the N6. I love the big keys on the keyboard and I'm more of a lean towards bigger device guy. Easier to see at my age. Also having had a Moto Droid X before, I know Motorola gets better reception than my past Samsung phones. Although my Note 4 has no problems. I'm not ready to part with my Note 4 yet, because of the stylus, but still am going to get either a N6 or 6P. I'm leaning towards the 6P, but as others have said, the N6 right now is a good price. The fingerprint tech. and the camera are the only reason I'm leaning towards the 6P. I just afraid that it'll just feel like a taller note 4 and not much improvement in screen real estate. I'm going with the 6P most likely and if I don't like it I"ll definitely pick up a N6. Mostly want the 6P, because it's Nexus, pure Android which I've never tried and don't like the carriers with updates, and one of the best phones now. I always seem to want the latest and greatest. I'm sure we all can relate. The speakers being on the front of both phones is a welcome addition since I hate the Note lines speakers being on the back. Also, trying to see if I can get an nano to micro Sim Adapter, so I can use both phones on AT&T to switch between when I need the stylus. I"m kind of torn on Project Fi yet, that may change in the future though. I read some really nice things about it, but the two networks are last in my area. I can always try it for a month.
  • With $280 price point for N6, it is a no brainer that N6 is a super good deal since it is cheaper than 5X and 6P, and properly have just a slightly less on paper performance than 6P. Of course, if money or cost effectiveness is not a problem, buying a more expensive 6P may be a choice, but N6 deal is too difficult to ignore especially with its waterproof feature. If you use case for your phone, the plastic back is really not an issue, in fact I like plastic case better in practice since it is not easy to get stretch.
  • I have the Nexus 6, with Sprint, presently. However, I would have to be INSANE to gamble on another Nexus phone. Basically, until the latest Marshmallow update, missed calls and other bugs, made for a miserable experience. Sprint's customer service, was HORRIBLE. The fact the fact that I paid for the full warranty, and the fact I am a 20 year customer, made absolutely NO DIFFERENCE to them. They would not replace the phone unless I took them to court. I didn't. After 8 months, and the Marshmallow update, it seems to be working. I lost money from lost work from missed calls. I have lived in the same area for 20 years with Sprint as the provider and never missed calls -ever! In my opinion, the phone is way over priced. Do yourselves a favor. If you do want the phone, don't buy it from Sprint.
  • Great article! My Nexus 6 is only 5 months old since I got it on Verizon. I use the Pure Nexus ROM on XDA and could not be more happy with it's performance. i am committed to QI charging and plan on keeping this phone for another year. Recently picked up the Nexus 6P for my Dad to replace his Galaxy S5. So far he is very happy, especially with the screen.
  • Just got my Nexus 6 last week, and I love it. Saved $300 over the 6p and I absolutely love the 6" screen. I don't think I could go back to anything smaller, even a 5.7". It's just way nice to have this big of a display. Posted via my Nexus 6
  • Haha! That is so true! I absolutely LOVE my Nexus 6 and I don't think I'll like any other phone as much because of its display.
  • Well, I've only had Nexus phones since Google started pushing them. The only one I didn't get was the Nexus 5 because at the time I was venturing into Microsoft and Nokia Lumia phones. After realizing Windows phone was not viable in any way shape or form like Android and iOS. I went back to Nexus phones. The Nexus 6 was that phone. My Lumia had a 6 inch screen, so seeing that the Nexus had one also was a relief since I use the phone heavily for leisure and work. Keeps me from running to the desktop and or tablet all the time. Now with that being said, I have loved my Nexus 6 so much, that when I broke it the first 2 times, I stayed with it. This is my third. I was planning on staying with the Nexus 6 another year, but I broke this one also. I was going to try to still use it, but at this point, is having major issues since it's the bottom half that is cracked, and as you know, that's where the back, home and task buttons are. I absolutely hate Huewi past record of making phones, but as we know, one of the key points of the Nexus program is to help get the company that makes that particular phones name out there. Worked wonders for LG, they hit it big 3 times. I'm going to get the 6P this time though because I like the idea of a finger print scanner. Also like the speed, better cameras, better display and most of the looks of the phone. Don't understand why the back is ugly like that with everything being put on that really obnoxious black glass bar. Now I have read that the phone has two issues. That obnoxious glass will just randomly crack on some people's phones. Also an issue with certain units with the microphones. So far these are minimal. The Nexus 6 had its issues though also, like the expanding battery that has the potential to explode. That was the reason my first one has to be replaced. Once the barter expands, the cover pops up, which houses important antennas. So my Bluetooth didn't work to well. Even the third unit still has the expanding battery. All I know is that I will always be a Nexus fan boy. I have everything Nexus except the Nexus 5, so makes sense to go to the 6P. No Nexus 5X. Once you go big, you can't go small.
  • I must be in the minority. I think the wider 6 inch n6 is the best size for just about everything. The narrow 6p feels like an iPhone 6s plus. Web pages and just about everything else don't look as good to me. I also think the curved back is more comfortable to hold. I did think my n6 was too big at first, but now I think it is the best screen dimensions of any device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 5X, 6P, 6, 5 and more are now on sale for a huge discount only on NexusPhoneDeals:com
  • Well, I've been using the 6P for some time now. I like it a lot better than the 6. Pictures are amazing, its blazing fast and the finger print scanner makes it easier to open the phone and do verification within most apps now. The smaller screen makes it way easier to handle and I am able to be more productive with one hand. Would I give up the N6 if it hadn't broken, YES, the N6P is just better across the board.
  • I love my Nexus 6 and the screen size! I still get people asking me what kinda phone it is because of it. The back is also pretty with 2 circles where as I'm not agreeing with what's going on in the back of the 6P.