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Nexus 6P FAQ, Pros, Cons, User Queries, Answers

The Nexus 6P finally arrives in India, this device is made in partnership with the Chinese OEM Huawei, and looks like it does not have any connection with the Nexus 6 launched previous year.  This time the phone comes with a different display size, premium metal design, a bigger battery and a much powerful camera. Moreover, it is one of the first (another is Nexus 5X) Nexus device to come with Android Marshmallow and a fingerprint sensor.

Nexus 6P

Our Full Coverage on Nexus 6P

Also see: ( Nexus 6P News Coverage, Nexus 6P Camera Review )

Nexus 6P Pros

  • Android Marshmallow
  • Snappy fingerprint sensor
  • Great Camera
  • Premium Design
  • Large 3450 mAh battery
  • Good Display

Nexus 6P Cons

  • No microSD card support
  • No wireless charging
  • Protuding camera
  • No temperature sensor

Nexus 6P Quick Specifications

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Nexus 6P Hands On Review [Video]

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Nexus 6P is sleek, full-metal body made of aluminum. It is a premium looking phone with great finish. The rounded edges on the back allows you to fit it into your palm a little more comfortably. Sometimes it is not very easy to reach every corner of the screen with one hand, as it has a 5.7 inch display. The black glass block on the rear panel covers the camera and adds up to the looks of the phone, and it has a protuding shape which may not convince some of us.

Question- Does the Nexus 6P Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- No, it supports only single Nano-SIM.

Question- Does the Nexus 6P Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- No, the Nexus 6P does not have a microSD expansion.

Question- Does Nexus 6P Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the Nexus 6P is protected with Gorilla Glass 4.

Question- How is the Display of The Nexus 6P?

Answer- The 5.7 inch AMOLED display delivers pixel density of 525ppi. The QHD resolution itself means the details and sharpness on screen are great and the panel produces bright and natural colours. Touch response is also very good. The display is among the best ones available in the market till date.

Question- Does Nexus 6P Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it has adaptive brightness support.

Question- Are Nexus 6P Capacitive navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- Nexus 6P does not have capacitive navigation buttons; the navigation buttons are displayed on-screen, they are displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, there is a fingerprint sensor present under the camera. It is claimed to be one of the finest available till date.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Nexus 6P?

Answer- Yes, it does support Fast Charging. Google claims, it can offer up to 7 hours of use from just 10 minutes of charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 32 Gb, 25 GB of storage space is available at the user end.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Nexus 6P?

Answer- This phone does not support a microSD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- No bloatware is available on the Nexus 6P.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- 2.1 GB RAM out of 3 GB was available on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- USB OTG is supported, with the help of its new USB Type-C reversible connector.

Question- How is The User Interface on The Nexus 6P?

Answer- The Nexus 6P is the the only phone except Nexus 5X to arrive with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Nexus 6P comes with stock Android with quick updates. It gives you the pure Android experience, it is evident that Google makes Nexus phones to showcase the strengths of the pure Android OS. The UI runs smoothly on this phone, obviously helped by the powerful processor. The opening and closing of apps was fast, navigation was quick.

Also Read: ( Nexus 5X FAQ, Pros, Cons, User Queries, Answers )

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- We tested the device at the hands on event; we were unable to check the loudspeaker output. It has dual speakers on front, we can expect a convincing sound output from the loudspeaker.

Question- How Good is The Camera Quality of The Nexus 6P?

Answer- The 1.55-micron sensor is the larger than those in the iPhone 6s Plus. The rear and front camera performed great in terms of details, colours and temperature.  The Nexus 6P was really quick at snapping pictures, but you will have to wait for our full review to see how it stands in different lighting conditions. You can have a look at Nexus 6P camera samples below for more details.

 Nexus 6P Photo Gallery

Question- Can Nexus 6P Play Full HD 1080p Videos?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Nexus 6P?

Answer- Nexus 6P features a hefty 3450 mAh battery; it looks promising on paper and we can expect it to be good, as it comes with Android Marshmallow which has some advanced battery saving features that improve the battery efficiency.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Nexus 6P?

Answer– Aluminium, Graphite and Frost colour variants are available.

Question- Which Sensors are available on the device?

Answer- It includes Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall sensor and the very new Android Sensor Hub is featured in this handset.

Question- How Many Gestures Supported in Nexus 6P?

Answer- We did not find any gesture support in Nexus 6P.

Question- How Many User Interface Themes Options?

Answer- It comes with stock Android Marshmallow UI, which does not have any themes to select from, but you do have wallpaper options.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- No, it does not support Double Tap to wake Up. This time Google has introduced all new Sensor Hub which allows your phone to record your activities and movements with your screen locked. The phone knows when you hold it up and it will automatically display notifications with white-on-black text consuming lesser power until the screen is unlocked.

Question- SAR Value of Nexus 6P?

Answer- 1.18 W/Kg (head)

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice to wake up commands.

Question- Does Nexus 6P Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not experience any unusual heating during our initial testing and overview.

Question- Can Nexus 6P be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is Nexus 6P’s Gaming Performance?

Answer- This is too early to give a verdict but this configuration looks great to support and run most of the high end games seamlessly. However, we will test this device later and update you with the facts about the performance.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.


There is no doubt that Nexus 6P is the best Nexus device from google till date. This time Google has given equal attention to the design, performance and camera. If you are looking for a high-end smartphone with a big screen and great Android experience, then this is a great choice. The price may not convince to some of us, but we cannot ignore the fact that this phone has great capabilities, delivers up-to-date technology and most importantly it is made by Google and Huawei.



Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.