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:

Official:

A 5.7-inch, high-resolution WQHD AMOLED display

Translation:

WOW!  It is gorgeous! It is about the same size as my Note 3, so no surprises there.20160219_143647-01


Camera:

Official:

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.

Translation:

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)

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Fingerprint Reader:

Official:

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.

Translation:

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)

 


Android Pay:

Official:  

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.

Translation:

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.  🙂

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Performance and Power:

Official:  

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.

Translation:

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!


 

Sim Card:

Official:  

The Nexus 6p takes a Nano-Sim card.

Translation:

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)

 

 


Summary:

So far in my 24 hours, I really like my new device.  Stay tuned for updates!