Huawei Nexus 6P was launched officially after all the rumours that came up recently. The device is manufactured by Huawei with the collaboration of Google whereas the Nexus 5X is the collaboration of Google and LG. This flagship device from Google sports a 5.7-inch QHD display and is powered by Snapdragon 810 Octa-core processor along with 3 GB RAM.
Here are the tips and tricks of the device if you are planning to know about the device before buying it.
Huawei Nexus 6P is a single SIM smartphone and supports Nano-SIM card on it. The device comes with a nonremovable battery and back panel hence the SIM card slot is present on the left Edge of the device. To insert an SIM card on your Nexus 6P, power off your device and push the SIM ejector pin in the port adjacent to it. The tray pop’s out, now remove the tray and place the SIM card on it. Now push the tray back and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on the device, and it will be ready for use in sometime.
Huawei Nexus 6P has just a single SIM slot that supports a Nano SIM as we have seen with the Nexus 5X. Google should try and bring out the dual SIM feature on to Nexus devices, so that the user has the luxury to use two SIM’s in one device and can be used for both personal and office numbers.
Taking a screen shot on Nexus 6P is as easy as on another device. We need to hold the volume down button and power/lock button simultaneously to take a screenshot that will be saved in the phone gallery.
The device comes with the normal sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. Apart from this, the Nexus 6P comes with a fingerprint sensor, which gives more protection for on-line payments and also for keeping the personal data confidential.
In the 32 GB version, we have about 25.01 GB of space available and the rest is occupied by the pre-installed applications and the system OS. There isn’t a microSD card slot available in this device as we have seen with its predecessors. The Huawei Nexus 6P comes in three different variants that are the 32 GB variant, 64 GB variant and also 128 GB variant.
Yes, the Nexus 6P is capable of capturing 4K videos on its 12 MP camera. This rear camera also has laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. There is also an 8 MP front facing the camera and it is capable of taking 720p videos.
To check the Android version of the Huawei Nexus 6P, go to the settings option in the device and select About phone. Here we can see the option system update, wherein you can find if there is an update available for the device. If so then you can download it and install onto the device. It comes out of the box with the latest Andriod Marshmallow 6.0 since it is Google’s own device.
The device supports 4G LTE connectivity on its nano-SIM and also has support for GSM / CDMA and HSPA. LTE supports faster data speeds for downloading or streaming.
Since Nexus is Google’s device, the Nexus 6P comes with stock UI, which is easy to use and also eye catching. Due to this stock Android, Nexus devices are very much famous around the world for the smooth experience.
Before resetting the Huawei Nexus 6P, you need to backup all the important data and sync the contacts to Google, so that you do not lose any numbers. Back app other apps data also if required. Make sure the battery of the device is more than 50% before resetting it. To reset the device go to the settings of the device and tap on the option Backup and Reset. Now select the account to which the data has to be backed up and proceed with option Factory data reset.
As we have seen with the previous Nexus devices, even the Huawei Nexus 6P also has a non-removable back cover, hence limiting the battery inside. The capacity of the battery under the cover is 3450 mAh that should be good enough for the device to run an entire day on normal use.
One of the important features of this Huawei Nexus 6P is the Imprint sensor that is placed just below the 12 MP camera on the rear. Place your thumb on this sensor until you feel a vibration. You can also add multiple users if you want to.
The screen size on Huawei Nexus 6P is 5.7 inch, whereas its predecessor had a 5.95-inch screen. This device has resolutions of 1440 x 2560 pixels and gives a pixel density of 518 ppi.
Yes, the Huawei Nexus 6P comes with the NFC feature that enables the users to transfer the data just by tapping the mobiles. For this to happen, both the devices need to have the NFC feature.
No, sadly the back panel of the Huawei Nexus 6P is non-removable, and we need to insert the SIM into the port provided.
To setup Nexus Imprint, we need to go to the setting of the device. Here we can find an option called Security, wherein Nexus Imprint option is used to set up your fingerprint. This feature can be used to unlock the device and also to confirm purchases giving more security. We can also set up a backup screen lock method to unlock the device in case if the fingerprint sensor is not working for any reason.
On Huawei Nexus 6P, to manage the notifications when the device is locked, we need to go to the option Sounds and notification in the settings. And then from notifications, we can choose what type of notifications should be showed according to our convenience.
Screen pinning is a feature that will keep the screen of the device in view until it is pinned. To turn on this feature, open the screen that you want to pin and touch overview. Now swipe up and click on the pin icon. Make sure that the screen pinning option is turned on the device.
The Huawei Nexus 6P is priced at Rs. 32,999 for the 32 GB and other variants are still not available in India. While in US the 32 GB is priced at $499, $549 for the 64 GB variant and $649 for the 128 GB variant.
|South Korea||KRW 6,70,000||KRW 7,30,000||KRW 8,50,000|
|Hong Kong||HDK 4.688||HDK 4,988||HDK 5,688|
|Australia||AUS $899||AUS $999||AUS $1099|
The Huawei Nexus 6P is available in, Graphite, Aluminum, and Frost colors; give its users more options to choose from.
The Huawei Nexus 6P sports an 8 MP camera on the front giving high-quality selfies and video calls. This front camera has three different video modes. 1) HD 1080p, 2) HD 720p and 3) SD 480p, from here the user has the option of selecting the front camera resolution and takes a video accordingly.
To change the Panorama resolutions on the device, we need to open the camera and then tap on the settings options. From here click on the panorama resolution option and select from the three option called High, Normal, and Low.
The Model number mention on the device is Nexus 6P. You can check this by heading to the settings of the device and tap on the option about the phone. Here we can see the option Model number, and you check by tapping on it.
The device has many rear camera photo resolutions option to choose from. They are
• (4:3) 12.2, megapixels
• (4:3) 12.2, megapixels
• (4:3) 12.2, megapixels
• (16:9) 12.2, megapixels
• (16:9) 12.2, megapixels
• (16:9) 12.2, megapixels
The Huawei Nexus 6P can capture 4K videos on its 12.2 MP rear facing camera, and it can also capture HD 1080p and HD 720p videos. This can be selected from camera settings and used accordingly
After all the software and pre-installed apps, the storage available on the Huawei Nexus 6P is 25.01 GB. To check the internal storage of the device, go to the settings of the device and select the options storage from it.
On the Huawei Nexus 6P, the 8 MP front facing camera has different resolution options to take a picture, the following shows the same.
• (4:3) 8.0, megapixels
• (4:3) 5.0, megapixels
• (4:3) 3.1, megapixels
• (16:9) 4.1, megapixels
• (16:9) 0.9, megapixels
• (16:9) 0.4, megapixels
Google has rolled out this on Tap feature along with Android M. It is similar to Siri of Apple and Microsoft’s Cortana. To use this feature, turn on the on TAP feature, then go to any page, let it be a conversation or any music. Now activate the on Tap feature by long pressing the home button on your device, this smart feature will provide with all the possible relevant results that’s most likely to be seen from that page. It can be a movie, or a restaurant this feature gives all that is available on the internet regarding it without having to search it on Google separately.
Below are the benchmarking scores of Nexus 6P that will let you know the performance levels of the device.
Antutu benchmark score: 53135
Vellamo Multicore score: 2022
Vellamo Metal score: 2375
Chrome Browser Score: 5012
Geekbench Single-core score: 1201
Geekbench Multi-core score: 4333
Quadrant Standard score: 22427
To share data via Tethering on Nexus 6P, make sure that the internet package on the device is activated and then go to the settings of the device and tap on more options. Now select Tethering and portable hotspot option that is available and the user has the option of USB tethering, Portable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth tethering and also an option to set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
Taking screenshot on this device is as easy as on any other device. Select the screen that you want to take screenshot of and then hold on to the power/lock button along with the volume down button for a s second and a screenshot is captured. This captured screenshot is saved in the gallery app.
To check the Android update on Nexus 6P, go to the settings of the device and tap on the option About phone. Now you can see the option System update on the top that has to tapped to check if there is an update available on the device. The available update needs to be downloaded and then installed on the device.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Pressure, Linear Acceleration & Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, there are LED notifications lights on the top of the device that gives you an indication when ever there is a notification like missed call, message or any other notification by blinking. This is present on the top section of the device, near the front facing camera.
The Screen pinning feature is a useful feature that keeps you phone safe by denying the access to open any application other than the one you have decided to give access to. This makes sure that the person who borrows your phone can open only a particular app and is restricted from others. To turn on this feature, go to the settings of the device and tap on security option and select Screen pinning. Now enable this option by tapping the toggle and you also have an option of using a lock screen to unpin that particular app.
The device comes with Pre-installed apps like, Camera, Gmail, Google Maps, Play books, Photo and YouTube. These are the apps that we can see in most of the devices.
Yes, the device does support OTG drive and we have tested it with a 16 GB drive. Initially you need to enable the OTG drive option from Storage and USG option from the settings. This is mainly useful to transfer data from the drive to phone or from the phone to drive without having to connect it to a system every time. This can be done via any file manager application on the device.
The highest SAR value of the device is 1.18 W/Kg. Lower the SAR value, better it for the users, since high SAR value will effect its users health in many ways.
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