Nexus 6p – 2017’s best budget Phone?
The release of the new Pixel phones from Google means that the Nexus line of smartphones have been wiped out of the face of Android forever. However that does not mean that one cannot experience pure stock android as it was meant to be , in the form of a nexus device.
Its been a whole year since the release of the Nexus 6P and now since the flagships of Google are officially the Pixel and the Pixel XL, the older flagship phone has gotten a massive price cut and can be named as the budget king for 2017. The Phone is still as striking in terms of design when it was first released at the end of 2015, with its all metal body and the shiny , black , glass covered camera bump , and the very fast and economically placed fingerprint scanner at the back. The overall look and feel of the device is phenomenal. Huawei really hit a milestone with the 6P as pretty much everything was perfect on the Nexus 6P. From the all metal unibody design to the fantastic quad HD screen and those dual speakers flanking the screen, the Nexus 6P was everything one could want with a phone at the time.
In terms of performance the Nexus 6P was rocking a Snapdragon 810 v2, an Adreno 430, 3 gigs of RAM and came in 3 memory variations of 32/64/128 GB of internal storage with no option to expand via microSD cards. However by no means has this device become obsolete and it can still compete with most of today’s flagships and give them a run for their money. The 6P was considered a beast in terms of performance and i can safely say that it still is. The most important thing to note here is that since it is a nexus device for which Google is directly responsible, you will be getting all future updates directly from google before any other phone (except the pixel phones ofcourse). This means that the 6P can run the same version of android that the pixel phones are running and tech savvy people can enjoy that to their heart’s content.
Now the camera has always been an issue for the Nexus line of devices but Google decided to change that in 2015 with the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5x. Google definitely made a step in the right direction and bumped up the camera specs and performance of the camera. The 6P is equipped with a 12.3 MP, f/2.0, laser autofocus camera with a 1/2.3′ sensor size. It can shoot up to 2160p at 30fps and 720p at240fps. It is a great point ans shoot camera which can take some amazing shots. here are some examples:
The only real ‘problem’ that one can point out is the fact that it isn’t waterproof, which most phones seem to be these days. However you can enjoy the headphone jack……*cough* *cough* Apple. Despite the fact that the Nexus 6P has been overtaken by many other flagships , it can still hold its own and can be considered as the Budget King of 2017. You can pick one up used on ebay for about $350.