A High Schooler’s Experience with the Nexus 6p

So as an eighteen year old how has using Google’s flagship device stacked up? Well to say off right off the bat, I like it, and for all of my fellow teenage students that may or may not be avoiding homework right now….Netflix looks great. Besides that unproductive tidbit, this is a device any age user will enjoy. I mean as long as you don’t hate Android, or well built chinese phones.

I’ve found that this phone exceeds especially well in the entertainment department, and it is thanks to the build quality by Huawei and brains at Google. To explain my time with device conveniently and effectively I’ll just list it out.

Entertainment (Why I love consuming content on the Nexus 6p)

  • 5.7in AMOLED QHD Display (1440 x2560 pixels/518 ppi) -Yeah it’s Crispy
  • 2 Front Facing Stereo Speakers -No hand cupping over an awkwardly placed speaker
  • Beefy 3450 mAh Battery

So for as far as media goes, this is a heck of a Netflix, YouTube, or “hey come watch this 4k video I shot on my Nexus 6p” device. Yeah its capable of that too with its rear 12.3 megapixel shooter. However if you want to get a decent 60 fps rate you will need to scale it down to 1080p Full HD. Despite maybe another shortcoming with Laser autofocus rather than OIS the camera shines among some of the best smartphone cameras out there.

Under the Hood

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU -No Infamous overheating
  • Adreno 430 GPU -Back to that entertainment column for Android gaming
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • Up to 128 GB of storage -My unit has 32GB, but cloud storage keeps me set

This is definitely a capable phone, that pushes the pixels and speeds just fine. As a student the battery keeps me well charged throughout the school day and I only find myself needing to charge before night if I watch a lot of QHD video content, that screen panel is thirsty for power. Thankfully the USB Type-C port supports Quick Charge and amazed me with how fast I could get a full charge compared to my old iPhone 6 plus. Just make sure you're using the included cable or you will be out of luck, seriously, I’ve heard people try to convince me that all i needed to do was use their micro-usb cable while I frantically search to no avail to find and extra Type-C cable. So stock up if possible.

Lastly the last feature that really sells this device is it’s Nexus Imprint. The fingerprint sensor on the back of the device came under initial criticism due to its location, yet it has proven itself. It is the quickest to set up compared to any sensor i’ve used before and the unlock times are snappy. My finger typically automatically places itself on the sensor as I pull it out of my pocket. By the time i’m viewing the crispy AMOLED screen it's fully unlocked. Great Job Huawei.

The Nexus 6P is a great buy and decently priced for all of its features compared to the rest of the Android market. Its aluminum body and stock android experience sets this phone up as my opinion the best choice for a daily driver for those users who want to enjoy a stylish beast that can back up its bite.

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