Google Nexus 6P After The Buzz: 2016 Has Been Tough

Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.

So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.

The Nexus 6P has marked my return to a pure Android Phone ever since my beloved Galaxy Nexus. Google got kind of lost in its plan to defy technology through a pure Google plan by going either too cheap and dated, or too expensive and large. 2015 was the year of choice for the Nexus, and before our crazy review season this year, the Nexus 6P was my phone of choice. Watch our latest episode of After The Buzz as we discuss how things have evolved.


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27 thoughts on “Google Nexus 6P After The Buzz: 2016 Has Been Tough”

  1. I just got my Nexus 6p been with Android since 08 was with apple recently for a year my experience with iTunes on my alienware was horrible iTunes on Windows 10 sucks so I switch to stock Android 64 gig Nexus 6p with a dbrand skin got the phone for 587$ with warranty at best buy 32 gig model goes for 419$

  2. What an idiot reviewer. He complains that his phone has scratches from falling out of his hand. That's your fault not the manufacturer's fault. Put a case on it.

  3. Fantastic phone and I am glad I bought it this February. Gotta say though, aren't you kind of a hypocrite for saying that it is too large after you praised the Note 6.

  4. Well, I dont use a smartphone with one hand.never have and never will. Simply some people are more agile with their fingers then some.for me though even typing a message has its difficulties using my index finger on my right hand , I am not a thumb person so that criticism is well, just not relevant.

  5. I got my Nexus 6P on December 26, after my Nexus 5 stopped working on Christmas morning.
    I'm completely happy with this phone… never had any of the complaints that others seem to find, and although it does get "warm" when playing video or playing a game, it's not "toaster" hot. Battery life is great, performance is great, and the cameras are the best I've ever used on an Android. For actual photography or video, though, I have real cameras. The phone camera is just something to have for unexpected events.
    I like being able to go days between charges.

  6. I think what matters even more is how a phone fares after the "after-the-buzz" period. Why doesn't anyone do reviews of phones after a year? A lot of people might consider purchasing a phone a year old because of price cuts, and that's around the time we start to see the rift between the truly optimized phones with endurance and the phones that only look good and work well in the short-term. I think reviews of phones that late in their life cycle would also be useful…

  7. Had this phone a while now, and still love it. Ticks all the important boxes, and performs like a champ. I don't agree with most of Jaime's negative points about this phone though. Take the camera. Sure the pictures are often a little darker than the S7, but the 6P generally produces better exposure in the process. Brighter =/= better. It's high time people realised that.

    Also, Jaime mentioned that the hardware "hadn't aged perfectly", due to the chamfers being damaged after dropping the phone naked. Come on, who's fault is that really? Drop any naked phone on the market, and it'll not age well. If you have butter fingers and can't avoid drops, then use a case. Applying a little common sense goes a long way.

  8. is there anyone who have played with Galaxy S7 and nexus 6P . specially i want to know how good 6p camera is comparing to Galaxy s7. i am lisyening so much about s7 camera but i hate the glassback of s7. so nexus 6p would be a better choice in every axpect.

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