Nexus 6P – More Impressions – Mini Rant

So another day with the Nexus 6P and I am rapidly falling out of love with this phone.

– AnTuTu scored 44,500. No apps were running. So I rebooted phone. AnTuTu scored 60,000. These scores are with 170 apps installed.

– As I have the 128gb model, I wanted my music sitting on the phone. Nothing worked until I rebooted phone and mac. I also had to re-install android file manager. This worked.

– I also wanted around 1gb of my favourite photos on the phone. Android File Manager wouldn’t copy the photos across. No matter what I tried, nothing worked.

– USB Audio does not seem to work. This is a disaster for me. I don’t understand why Google would have killed this function. However, bluetooth audio is really good. Update – apparently USB C removes the need for OTG so I am testing another option and will update this post again shortly.

– The camera. The weather has been horrific so I have only tried some indoor shots. The 1.55 microns do make a difference but not for every shot. HDR+ is slow saving.The Google Camera app is too basic IMO and whilst it can take some good shots, they are not class leading. Why no OIS? With OIS the camera could have been a class leader!

– Battery so far is average at best.

– USB C cables are a PITA. All my adapters, special micro usb connectors, nothing works.

That’s all. I will be spending the weekend with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact so that I can finish my review for Monday.

I will try to take some photos with the Nexus 6P, assuming I haven’t sent it back!

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6 thoughts on “Nexus 6P – More Impressions – Mini Rant

  1. I have a lovely USB C to standard micro USB convertor. Very cheap from Oneplus.

    PS I should have my OnePlus X early next week.


  2. I could say things like “you’re bleeding edge, so you’re feeling early adopter pain”, but the truth is that you’re experiencing the same sort of pain pretty much everyone will who picks up the 6P in the next few months.
    – camera app – stick with stock or twist for a replacement?
    – get some extra cables now, or wait for them to collect?
    – deal with the surprising yet inevitable phone transfer problems that come with Android

    I guess I needed to be reminded that life will still not be a bed of roses, even if I do go for the 6P in the end. Cheers!


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