Sophia (my name for my new Nexus 6p phone) is a pure Android (Marshmallow) experience.
I did (and still do) like my two year old Samsung Note 3, but something about all the bloatware on kind of bothered me. Also it was getting a bit beat up, surprised that it lasted as long as it did. Many of great photos were taken on it.
I have only had it for less than 24 hours, so this review is probably a bit rushed, but here is my experience with it:
Screen and Size:
A 5.7-inch, high-resolution WQHD AMOLED display
WOW! It is gorgeous! It is about the same size as my Note 3, so no surprises there.
The powerful camera was built to capture your world in true-to-life detail. Larger 1.55 µm pixels absorb more light¹ in even the dimmest conditions to make your photos brighter.
The few photos I have taken look really good. Very excited to run it through it paces!
Took quick photo at the library (where I am writing this post)
Your Nexus is quicker to access and more secure with a fingerprint sensor placed on the back to complement the way you naturally hold your phone. Unlock your phone and compatible apps with just one touch.
This is something I was always curious about but really was not High on my list of requirements. Boy was I wrong about that. I LOVE it. It plays sooooooo nice with LastPass. Never again will I not have a phone with a Fingerprint reader (or equivalent)
With Android Pay, you can start leaving your wallet behind as anyone with a compatible devices can pay for things with a simple tap via the NFC contactless payment system. Here’s a guide to all the phones, places, and banks that support Android Pay.
I will admit, this was a driving force for getting a new phone. The Note 3 was not able to do Android Pay.
I had my first Android Pay experience to buy a nice chocolate bar. 🙂
Performance and Power:
With the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1 processor, performance is fast, yet gentle on the 3,450 mAh battery, so it can last all day long.² If you do get low, charging is quick with the USB Type-C plug. It’s reversible, so there’s no more guessing which way is up.
Always with a shinny new gadget it is FAST. This one is no exception.
One of my biggest complaints is NO wireless charging. I am missing it already!. 🙁 However, the USB-C charge went from 0 to 100% in what seemed less than an hour. WOW!
The Nexus 6p takes a Nano-Sim card.
My Note 3 is not a nano-sim card so I had work with Verizon Support. Typically you just go into the store, but being 1.5 hours away (Montrose), I decided to have one shipped to me.
The chat with the Verizon representative was very pleasant (and dare I say fun)
So far in my 24 hours, I really like my new device. Stay tuned for updates!