The Nexus 6 was built by Motorola, Google’s switched makers for the 6P with Huawei being drafted in for its first Nexus device. The new Nexus handsets have arrived, and along with the Nexus 5X we have been treated as well to the Nexus 6P the 2nd-gen phablet from Google.


It is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, which should hopefully see it survive a number of knocks, which in turn is coated in fingerprint and smudge resistant, oleophobic or oil-repellent coating. Nexus 6P certainly is not immune to marks though, and even during my swift hands on time with the handset.

The display of 5.7 inch looks shiny and colorful, and is highly responsive under touch. The QHD-res means everything is exceptionally sharp on screen, while the AMOLED tech makes colors bright and vibrant.

The Nexus 6 is a big phone. It’s also heavy. And that made it a bit of a beast to handle. Gratefully, Google and Huawei appear to have noticed this, and the Nexus 6P is a little more manageable. This allows the Nexus 6P to sit more comfortably in the hand, even though you will still notice its heft.

Google has built in fingerprint scanning smarts to Android Marshmallow, and it was made sure its two new handsets take full advantage of the integration. Then there is possibly the most disputatious design aspect of the Nexus 6P. The bulge.

Apps are loaded quickly, navigation was sleek and the Android experience was also extremely familiar, with little in the way of design changes between Marshmallow and Lollipop. This allows you to plug in your charging cable either way round, making that fumble in dark after you get into bed a little easier.

It has something Apple’s Lightning cable has offered for a while now, but it’s good to see the Android fleet finally jumping on board.


The powerful Nexus 6P is specialty packed smartphone with a premium design and fresh new OS.