High Praise for Google's Nexus 6P

October 23, 2015 by
Nexus 6p - Source: Huawei

A few days ago (Oct. 20), The Verge's Dieter Bohn called Google's latest flagship phone, the Nexus 6P, "the best Android phone" out there.

"The Nexus 6P effectively levels the playing field with other great phones by offering really beautiful hardware and a camera that can finally compete," he wrote, alluding to previous Nexus models that felt like budget phones. "And it does that while undercutting all of them on cost. The Nexus 6P starts at $499, and for that price there is not a single phone on the market that's better. Not one."

Bohn calls the Nexus 6P the best Android phone, a premium device without the premium price tag.

Bohn applauded the Nexus 6P's fingerprint reader (called "Nexus Imprint" and located on the back of the phone), saying it is both "ridiculously fast" and accurate.

He called the camera "really good," although not as good as the elite camera phones. "But you're getting this camera on a phone that costs $150 less than those others." He also said the battery life (a little over 8 hours) was fine, but was "super impressed" with fast charging.

Altogether, he gave the Nexus 6P a score of 8.8/10. Just to compare, WIRED's David Pierce gave it an 8/10. Engadget's Chris Velazco gave it 87/100.

Android fans in Canada eager to get their hands on the Nexus 6P will require a little patience: Mobile Syrup reports the device will be delayed until Nov. 2, despite earlier reports that it would be available Oct. 26.

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