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Nexus 6P camera testing: our first real-world results

Nexus 6P camera testing: our first real-world results

This week we're reviewing the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P, starting with its camera - today you're going to see our first results. This part of the test is extremely simple - it's mostly to gauge how well the device can capture everyday objects out in the wild. This presentation comes before our comparisons with other smartphones and before our comparisons with a DSLR camera. This walk takes what might be Google's most powerful smartphone camera on a walk outside and through a set of low-light shots indoors, as well.

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Nexus 6P first impressions: Huawei may’ve made a knockout

Nexus 6P first impressions: Huawei may’ve made a knockout

On Friday I received the Nexus 6P in the mail, and over the past couple of days I've used it non-stop. The Nexus 6P is not the device I expected it to be. The first couple of Huawei devices I've used over the past couple of years have been extremely high quality - but they haven't been working with a brand of Android that I recognized or could use fully. With this Huawei-made Nexus 6P, this largely-China-based device manufacturer gets its chance to really show the US market what they're capable of.

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5 Nexus 6P/5X features Google didn’t tell you about

5 Nexus 6P/5X features Google didn’t tell you about

Yesterday Google showed the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P for the first time - today they've come to the internet to share a few tidbits. While we learned most of the details about the Nexus smartphone lineup for 2015 just about 24 hours ago, today we're finding out the details that hardcore Android addicts will want to know. The Android addict is not just your average consumer - they want to know things like: are the camera arrays in both devices exactly the same?

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Nexus 6P hands-on: Google’s top-tier

Nexus 6P hands-on: Google’s top-tier

The Nexus 6P is not your average Nexus smartphone - it's not just a baseline device. With a 5.7-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels and AMOLED technology, this device instantly competes with the highest-end smartphones on the market today. Google also suggests that its camera technology is top notch - coming with a 12.3-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.55 µm pixels, an IR Laser assisted autofocus, broad-spectrum CRI-90 dual-LED flash, and the ability to capture 4K video at 30fps, this device appears - spec-wise - to be ready to do battle with the best.

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Nexus 6P detailed by Google: all metal photo master

Nexus 6P detailed by Google: all metal photo master

This morning Google revealed the Nexus 6P for the first time. This device will be coming in Aluminium, Graphite, and Frost colors - and there'll be a Gold version likely appearing next year, so we hear. The device will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB editions. This smartphone is the first "fully metal" Nexus device, coming with an aluminum back and sides. This device has a 12.3-megapixel camera at its back with 1.5 micron pixels, the "best camera [Google] has ever put in a Nexus device."

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Nexus 6P and 5X details boring, just like they’re supposed to be

Nexus 6P and 5X details boring, just like they’re supposed to be

When Google created the Nexus program for smartphones (and eventually tablets), they didn't intend to compete with Samsung. They didn't intend to put HTC out of business or drive LG out of the United States. Google wanted to create a program where they could bring their base vision for Android to life, and to do so with developers in mind. Sure, they sell these devices from their store to anyone - you can buy a Nexus device with support from almost any major carrier now, too. But don't be surprised when your new Nexus 5X doesn't have a camera as sharp as the iPhone 6s.

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Nexus 6P press photo pops up, retail boxes confirm names

Nexus 6P press photo pops up, retail boxes confirm names

In just less than a week, Google has a scheduled event where it might possibly reveal the two new Nexus smartphones, one from LG and one from Huawei. Naturally, leaks and rumors are ramping up to beat the deadline. This latest batch seemingly confirm some of the things we've been seeing and hearing about, particularly the rather odd design on the back of Hauwei's Nexus. Alleged retail boxes of both Nexus smartphones have also appeared, confirming the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P monikers leaked earlier.

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Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P names tipped for new Google phones

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P names tipped for new Google phones

Google's next set of Nexus devices have had details leaked on hardware, software, and now naming schemes before launch. Word today is that the smaller of the two devices will be called Nexus 5X - that's the LG-made device. The larger of the two smartphones is said to be called Nexus 6P. Does the P stand for "Prints"? Or maybe it stands for "Power". Or it could stand for nothing at all - we wouldn't be entirely surprised whatever it ends up being.

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Moto 360 (2015) vs Huawei Watch hands-on: so similar, so shiny

Moto 360 (2015) vs Huawei Watch hands-on: so similar, so shiny

This week we've received two watches in the mail, one Moto 360 (the new one for 2015), and a Huawei Watch. Both devices work with Android Wear, and both devices are very, very similar. So similar that, had we gotten the same color materials for the Moto 360 as we do here the Huawei Watch, we'd have trouble telling the two apart at a glance. Up close, of course, you'll see the Motorola logo on the single button on the Moto 360, and the shapes are slightly different - but inside, they're largely the same.

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Alleged Huawei Nexus with Snapdragon 810 gets benchmarked

Alleged Huawei Nexus with Snapdragon 810 gets benchmarked

A lot more attention as probably been given to LG's rumored third Nexus smartphone, but Huawei's entry into the family has more implications for Google. That's not to say, however, that this first Chinese-made Nexus won't have interesting points. Rumors speak of its larger 2K resolution, for example. But those same rumors also betray a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, one of the most infamous chips of recent days, running inside. Now a GeekBench sighting might be giving eager Nexus fans something new to worry about: performance.

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Pre-orders for LG, Huawei Nexus tipped to start 13 October

Pre-orders for LG, Huawei Nexus tipped to start 13 October

Google still hasn't actually announced a late September event that will herald the coming of two new Nexus smartphones, but if you're well rooted in the Android world, it's hard not to get even just a wee bit interested in the two. Now word on the Internet street is that the two smartphones, to be made by LG and Huawei, will start their pre-order phase on October 13. Whether that is actually the shipping date remains to be seen, but at least we now have a second date to look forward to.

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Huawei G8 might be an affordable alternative to the Mate S

Huawei G8 might be an affordable alternative to the Mate S

Huawei may have just made a big splash at IFA 2015 to announce its new Mate S and finally launch the Huawei Watch, but apparently that's not all that it had to show. Almost rather silently, it also revealed the Huawei G8, which seems to bear many characteristics of both the Honor 7 and the new Mate S. The difference? Some slightly lower hardware and the absence of some fancy extraneous features that could make the Huawei G8 a more convincing and affordable option for those starting to root for Huawei's products.

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