The reviews on the Huawei Nexus 6P are out and the common consensus is that the new Nexus phablet looks stunning, rocking its premium aluminium body. Not only does it look great, it is also powerful with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. Its 12-megapixel rear-facing camera may come with a smaller megapixel count compared to other flagships, but it does not disappoint when snapping photos are concerned. To top it all off, it is one of the first devices to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, since it is, after all, a new Nexus device. However, the new phablet isn’t perfect. Repair experts at iFixit have revealed that the device will be hell to repair, giving the 6P a “repairability score” of 2 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair). Now, a torture test has revealed that the device cannot take a beating.
Huawei Nexus 6P torture test
The Huawei Nexus 6P’s torture test was conducted by YouTube channel JerryRigEverything. Spoiler: the device does not pass the torture tests.
In the first test, the Nexus 6P’s screen is put through various scratch tests. The series of tests easily cracked the screen. In the second test, the aluminium frame is also put through a series of scratch tests. Let’s just say that other devices with aluminium frames did better. The last test is the bend test. Let’s just say that a child can bend the device with ease. Conclusion? If ever you plan on getting or already have the Nexus 6P, don’t put it in your back pocket (you might accidentally sit on it); don’t put the device in the same place with keys, as its screen can be easily scratched, and get a good protective case for your phablet.
Here’s the video:
Other than the specs mentioned above, the Huawei Nexus 6P packs quite a punch, despite its vulnerability to torture. It rocks a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). This works out to a pixel density of 518 ppi. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Like we mentioned earlier, the phablet packs a Snapdragon 810 under the hood, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Storage options include 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions. A Micro USB Type-C connector is on board. A fingerprint sensor can be found on the back of the device, which is said to read fingerprints faster other fingerprint scanners found on other devices. It comes with front-facing stereo speakers. The 6P may come with a rear-facing camera with a smaller megapixel count compared to other flagships, but its front-facing camera will not disappoint. It rocks an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. To keep the lights on, it offers a 3,450 mAh battery. It is 7.3 mm-thick and weighs in at 178 g.
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