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The Nexus 6P was the darling of Android fans in 2015. In 2016, the Pixel XL seeks to take its place - but at a much higher price. Does the 6P still have the value and feature set to give Google's brand-new phone a run for its money? Well, in short: yes.
NOTE: At around 5:20, the video says the Pixel XL costs $780. That's incorrect - it's $770. Sorry about that!
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I don't believe Google phones. Google phone has too many troubles.
My Google Nexus 6p has not opened phone calls on turn-off (not power-off). So I have been losing many phone calls since I bought Nexus 6p. I complained it to Google many times. Google's response was that my phone is time over to support even though Google has been updating software in my phone. I can't believe Google's technology and service.
If I open another web while I am on phone, the phone app disappears. So I can't close the phone. And my phone still has other problems, but they aren't repaired even though I complains them to Google. I think Google can't repair.
That's an unfair comparison.
The Nexus 6P has both an SD card slot and a headphone jacks - it's a true phone.
The Pixel XL lacks both, so it is just an iPhone (which basically means: a featurally challenged device)
@Google doesn't really seem to back their own product offering in this case. See my woes captured in this page :(
- A disgruntled once @Google supporter/admirer.
The Nexus 6P is still an AMAZING phone, stereo speaker, great camera, beast specs, and a beuteful display. The best thing is the price, in the video he said $499 which was the original price but I bought my 6P 2 years ago brand new in box for $249.99. Still going strong on Android Oreo.
I've had my Nexus 6P for about 14 months and I am extremely happy with it. It's still as fast, responsive and smooth as the first time I used it, which is pretty much unheard of. Usually a phone's performance deteriorates as apps and other software are installed. I plan to keep my 6P for as long as I can and even if I need to replace it someday, I'll probably get another 6P. It's that good.
With Verizon the pixel XL is 20/mnth for 24months with unlimited data Verizon fucked up and they credited my account 500+ for promising something they couldn't deliver and threw in a free phone case and screen protector .
Nexus 6p all the way. Bigger screen , solid camera, solid baterry life, amazing stereo speakers, great and unique build quality , great performance with amazing stock android software . All this for $500 or less!!!!
IMO. the nexus 6p is a lot better. My 6p was MIA for a week and i used a pixel xl. i didnt even like how it felt in my hand. it felt cheap, the bezels suck. the speakers suck. this is all compared to the 6p though. i love the front facing speakers
Okay, I am going to try out Project Fi. I expected to buy the Pixel, but instead have gone for the Nexus 6P. Why?
- Stereo speakers
- Actual storage on the phone (Sim Card vs storing in the cloud [read privacy])
- 6P comes in 64GB which Pixel doesn't offer
- And, of course, value for the money = PRICE
Overall, I couldn't convince myself the small Pixel had enough resources and the 128GB version cost almost $900! Forget that.
You forgot to mention that the nexus 6p is also completely waterproof. Not even water resistant, I mean leave it in a bowl of water for 24 hours and it wont even turn off.
I've been taking my nexus 6p in the bath and shower with me for over a year now
Not only that, but the nexus 6p's camera also has a 240fps mode which is capable of shooting slowmotion videos.
I've used iPhone since the original iPhone. A year ago I switched to the Nexus 6P and loved it. When the iPhone 7 Plus came out I went all in and bought it. Here I am 7 months later and I just traded my iPhone 7 Plus back in for another Nexus 6P and it feels so good to be back with it
I recently started watching the videos on your channel for about 2-3 days ago and I gotta say, I really love your channel
The way you explain everything and the cinematography is top notch, on par with other bigger channels that I like watching as well
I'd love to see your channel grow, since you've become one of my favorite tech reviewing channels!
Keep it up, mate!
Well thought out and well put info.
Google copied the Iphone design, with slight mods to remove camera hump. They got rid of stereo speakers, when Apple added them. Also, they were cheap by not including OIS in the camera. Apple is now water resistant, and the Pixel is not. Yet Google wants to charge the same price as Apple. I do like android better. But when your phone is broken, you can walk into your Apple store for a fix the same day. Over priced. Google once owned Motorola, so they could have built a true Google phone. Pixel is still a Nexus, with the manufacturer's name on the phone. Google has been working on Nexus phones for like 7 years, and when they come out with their own phone they still miss the mark.
I think it's time for AP to admit they were wrong lol. The Pixel was a massive commercial success. The blue ones and the 128 ones are always sold out, and the XL was a smash hit on Verizon. It's pretty much the best Android phone, according to everyone on every tech blog on YouTube.
im really struggeling to find a phone thats actually an upgrade from the 6P for ME (MY usecase, NOT your((everyone else)) spec-reading opinion).
My new phone needs to have:
Front facing stereo speakers
USB Type C 3.1
6 GB ram!
128-256gb internal storage + expandable storage (fuck cloud storage)
Fingerprint scanner on the back
4000+ mah battery
audio jack (cant believe i have to list that...)
and SD 835 ofc.
i think thats it.
Give me all that and ill pay $1000+ for it ^^
I'm not saying this because I use the Nexus 6P and love it. But from a completely logical standpoint, it IS the better option. Especially since it'll still be getting the latest and greatest OS updates and exclusive Pixel features. And seeing how well it holds its own against other TOP smartphones (Samsung Galaxy & Apple) it's DEFINITELY proved that it's a future-proof phone, with great specs, and is a device worth its price (some say it's even worth more). -From a logical standpoint
But it all depends on YOU. IMO, I love the Nexus 6P in every way (the battery life has sadly suffered, but can and will be fixed). The 6P, to me, is a real looker. And one of the most elegant, flashy phones I've seen (IMO)
Because I can't "like" & comment on EVER person who's an advocate of the Nexus 6P...
DITTO & KUDOS to all of you!! Love my 6P, had it for ~7months, still running real smooth, love it's hardware design, specs etc. Gonna use it till it breaks (and then, depending on available smartphones, I might buy it again)
The Pixel phones not having dual front-facing speakers was a TOTAL LET DOWN! Plus the Nexus 6P has gotten exclusive Pixel features (Google Assistant and fingerprint-swipe gestures etc.) and it's gonna continue to get more.
Nexus 6p is hardcore I've thrown it dropped it smashed it still looks fine.I install about every app I find useful which is everything but my 64 GB storage never gets full.Runs buttery smooth no lags and love the stock ui with all the timely updates and security patches.
I'm still using my 64gb Motorola Nexus 6 that I got in 2014. It's my ol' faithful, might not run the fastest, but it still runs pretty smooth, even on the latest android 7.
I really want a Pixel XL, but I think I can still get some good mileage from my old Nexus 6
I was using my iPhone 5 for about 4 years till I finally decided to make the jump to Android. That, and the 5 is really showing its age. These videos were so useful for helping me decide where I should start my experience.
Finally decided on a 6p 32gb unlocked last month, picked it up for $275 CAD and I'm loving it. Sold the 5 for $220 too, so only really paid $55.
Save your money ($300)
Use the photo filters on the 6P and you've got the Pixel XL as the cameras on both have the same specs and use the same sensors.
The 6P has a more premium build and design in my opinion and the extra 0.2 inch screen is prime for viewing videos and playing games.
What reviews rarely touch on is the weight of the phone, how that conveys a sense of quality, build and form factor to a device.
My first smartphone, iPhone 3GS was almost perfect in its weight & size. it was not only comfortable but had enough weight that it felt solid and very high end. I would just throw it it my pocket, the complete opposite of akward.
My next Phone, the BlackBerry Curve felt light and cheap. Plasticity.
After that the Nexus 5 was a nice return to a proper size and weight ratio, but not until I got my current Nexus 6P have I felt like I got a great phone like the iPhone 3GS. The Nexus 6P is a little too big, but I'm not complaining because when gaming it feels like a tablet, and when talking on it it feels like a phone. It's struck a great balance.