THE BEST PHABLET IN THE WORLD

May 08 12:44 2016 Print This Article

Up until very recently, Phablets have gotten a bad rep. The in-between smartphone and tablet size mobile devices are definitely bigger, but they haven’t really brought anything to the table except for a larger, same resolution display – sometimes with a seldomly used stylus. People started to dislike the term, and have even started to relegate it to a lower rung of smartphones – with top brands making smaller phones between the 5.0″ and 5.5″ size right now. Enter Google & Huawei’s Nexus 6P – a re-imagining of the venerable platform that reminds us WHY we wanted this form factor in the first place: its use for entertainment; ability to pack powerful, High Res hardware in a thinner profile; and even bonuses like larger batteries and powerful front speakers. So does the Nexus 6P just remind us of those advantages or does it deliver it entirely? Check out our review video embedded above and some of our findings below to find out!

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Huawei_Nexus6PHuaweiHuawei Nexus 6P2015-12-15 (PH)29990 (PHP)2.0Ghz Quad + 1.55Ghz Quad Snapdragon 8105.7" 2560x1440 AMOLED Gorilla Glass 46.0 Android MarshmallowStock12.3MP Laser Autofocus Dual Tone Flash 2160p Video8MP 1080p Video3GB / 64GB / No3450 mAh Non-Removable Fast Charging USB Type CSingle SIM LTE / Dual SIM VariantsNFCStereo front speakers, fingerprint sensor, metal body, Google Nexus DeviceReview | Lazada4.75 (SS Rank)87071 Highest (2016-04-13) 52000 Average (Score varies wildly)06h 14m

Pros:

  • One of the best android cameras right now
  • Display and speakers are unbeatable for multimedia
  • Beautiful modern design
  • Buttery smooth UI, stellar multitasking, no bloatware
  • Instant Google Nexus Updates, Android N ASAP (with preview now)
  • NFC, Type C fast charging, excellent fingerprint sensor
  • Still one of the best phones for gaming & VR
  • Above average battery life & built-in storage

Cons:

  • Camera app is very simplistic, no OIS
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is a CPU throttling mess
  • Fixed battery & non-expandable storage might not appeal to some
  • Price is very close to newer 2016 rivals

editorschoice

The Google / Huawei Nexus 6P is the best phablet we’ve ever used, period. It’s got a large high res display and powerful front speakers to make gaming and multimedia an absolute joy, and the camera and UI are just brilliant. It is hands down one of the best phones in the market right now, and the positives heavily outweigh the negatives. For that, we’re giving it our Editor’s Choice Award. The phablet form factor is back, and its better than ever. Well done, Huawei & Google!

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Review Summary

5 out of 5
Design
4.5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
Features
4.5 out of 5
Value

The Huawei Nexus 6P is one of the best devices in the market right now and the only reason you might reconsider buying one is if you don't like large "two-handed" phones. The Nexus line has finally found the best combination of power, performance, camera, and UI which makes this phone an absolute beast.

4.75 Excellent 4.75 out of 5
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