Chinese manufacturer Huawei surprised everyone with the designs and build quality of some of their devices this year. To exemplify this, one just needs to look at the Huawei Watch and its stainless steel case & round screen covered with sapphire crystal, or the Huawei Mate S, which features a design based on aluminum and a pressure sensitive screen. Google partnered with them to create one of their Nexus phones called the Nexus 6P, and it is not only the bigger of the two released this year, but it features a premium build quality and better specs. In fact, the Nexus 6P is not only considered to be very good among Nexus devices, it's considered a solid offering overall.
The phone has been available for a while from the Google Store and other retailers, but for those who are still considering buying this phone, you should know that when you buy it directly from Huawei's webpage you won't have to pay the tax, so you'll save a few bucks, plus, shipping is also free so you'll be paying a total of $499 for the 32 GB model, $549 for the one with 64 GB and $649 for the 128 GB model. Let's remember that the Nexus 6P doesn't feature a memory card slot, so it would be better to invest in one of the models with a larger capacity to store media files, apps and documents if you don't rely much on the cloud. There are two colors available from Huawei, Aluminum and Graphite, and those who buy it now can expect it to ship around mid-December. The 12-month warranty is also the same one offered by Google. There have been some comments that orders from a minority of states will still need to pay taxes, those include California, Georgia, New Jersey, Texas and Washington, so it would be advantageous want to check this detail before placing your order.
To recall some of the specs in the Nexus 6P, there's a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display and the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor and 3 GB of RAM. It's running the latest version of Android and one of the advantages of owning a Nexus device is that updates get there much faster, as they are delivered from Google itself. There's a 12-megapixel camera on the back with dual tone LED flash assisted by laser autofocus, and its pixels are larger than most, so they capture more light. The camera on the front is an 8-megapixel sensor and there are stereo speakers on the front, as well. There's a fingerprint scanner on the back, support for USB Type-C and a non-removable 3,450 mAh battery. If you're looking to save a few bucks on the order overall, purchasing from Huawei directly is worth considering.