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2015-11-20 10:52 PM
MarcP
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Originally Posted by audacity View Post
the thing that pushed me to the 6P was that it reportedly had better battery life, and I want to get as much battery life as possible.
I've been using the 6P for about a week now and the battery is phenomenal. I don't even need a charging cable at work anymore. By the time I come home after work, I'm at 40% and I stream music over bluetooth in the car during the commute. And with the USB-C fast charging, you can get a quick top-up in no time.
2015-11-13 01:29 PM
TKG26 Well i youtubed for days... Ultimately the specs and wireless charging. Especially wireless charging swayed me.. My last samsung was the s3 and its now our home phone still today the screen impresses me...

The other thing is popularity. I suspect more note5 will sell vs the nexus and there for more aftermarket love for cases ect.. My lg g3 seemed to have minimal local off the shelf cases or skins.. So there u have it..

Sorry off topic.. The new usb port of the 6p was something i wanted.. But the wireless more

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2015-11-12 03:00 PM
MarcP
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those of you that ordered the 6P was the note5 on your short list and what swayed your decision?
Samsung's heavy customization of Android is biting them (and the users) in the rear. It takes them many months to keep up with Android versions and security patches. While the hardware is stellar, the software keeps me away. I was introduced to pure Android with my Nexus 5 and I can't see myself using anything else. My N5 is two years old and was still able to update it to Android 6 when it came out.
2015-11-12 02:57 PM
rsambuca
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those of you that ordered the 6P was the note5 on your short list and what swayed your decision?
My wife has a Note4 and loves it. It is a really nice device to be sure. The Note5 has some really neat new features involving the writing on the blank screen, etc. Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier, I was turned off of Samsung for a while due to a miserable experience with my Galaxy Nexus (had to send it in for repairs 3 times, for different issues, and it still had problems.).

I have now had a very short time to play with the Nexus 6P - it is very smooth and fast. As I wanted, the burst feature on the camera is really good. You just hold the shutter button and it takes a bunch of consecutive pictures, almost like a video. Great for capturing moving targets. Haven't had much time to play with much else yet.

Off topic - regarding the old sim card issue, the Wind rep said they couldn't reuse an old deactivated sim, but as I was an existing customer I got the two new sims for only $10 each, instead of $25. I was satisfied enough with that.
2015-11-11 05:56 PM
audacity
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Originally Posted by TKG26
those of you that ordered the 6P was the note5 on your short list and what swayed your decision?
I'm more concerned about software quality over hardware quality, and most Android vendors "add value" to Android by adding some slow/bloated code and by failing to release updated versions of Android on a timely basis.

So, the further a hardware vendor's version of Android deviates from "stock" Android the worse it is.

This is my opinion, but when the security Armageddon hits, I want my patches ASAP.

(No, I didn't consider a Samsung device.)
2015-11-11 11:56 AM
MarcP Gahhh... My Nexus 5X order hasn't shipped yet so I cancelled it. 64GB Nexus 6P on order now.
2015-11-11 10:48 AM
Civuck Does anyone know the status of VoLTE and the Nexus 6P with Rogers?

And for those interested - I received my Nexus 6P (Frost 128GB) from Google on Monday (ordered before the weekend on Friday). So far I couldn't be happier with it!

I am a 2-year Galaxy Note 3 user and while the screen size is the same (5.7"), the phones physically feel -very- different in the hand. The Note 3 is thicker and shorter and generally feels easier to grip. The button placement is very different between them too which is taking some getting used to; the Nexus 6P buttons are all on the middle right side which feels a bit awkward, at least during these early times with it.

Performance wise, the Nexus 6P is incredible - it absolutely flies, gliding in and out of apps better than any other device I have. I think the real lesson here is that benchmarks simply do not paint an accurate picture of real-world performance. The Nexus 6P is not the top scorer in terms of benchmark numbers, but versus the Note 5 (which arguably is) - the 6P is at least as good and possibly better since it has much better memory management than the Samsung devices. Those phones have notoriously aggressive memory management that kills off running apps prematurely for reasons only Samsung seems to know. This ends up creating a very uneven and inconsistent response experience for users. The 6P by comparison is extremely fluid when multi-tasking between apps - it really is a joy to use.

So at this early point, I am very happy with the performance of the Nexus 6P.
2015-11-10 10:33 PM
TKG26 I had my Telus GS3 unlocked. And then used it as a home phone with a Rogers sim card by porting my bell land line to Rogers.
I had to buy a Rogers sim card to make it happen



Back to the topic of the thread


Im probably going to do an early upgrade. My LG G3 is acting up.. random rebooting and bootlooping at times(stock not rooted)

And the NOTE5 and the NEXUS 6P are on my list. At first glance the note just looks great. I have yet to see a functioning 6P im hoping BB has them turned on as Rogers store just had the dummy...

-i love the wireless charging of the note
-i want the new usb of the Nexus
can i not have both?

I am worried about some of the build issues that may or may not be wide spreadon the 6P....

those of you that ordered the 6P was the note5 on your short list and what swayed your decision?
2015-11-10 05:32 PM
rsambuca Thanks for the reply, but I don't think I was very clear with what I would like:

1. Transfer my existing Wind account to the Nexus 6P by buying a nano-SIM. This I am certain is not a problem - a routine procedure.

2. Port my existing land line from Telus to Wind, using my now old Nexus 5 with its existing micro-SIM, which would have been deactivated after transferring my account to the 6P. Basically, I just want to re-use the old SIM card to save myself $25. Is a SIM card dead after it has been used?

EDIT: just saw the above post! perhaps it isn't possible. In any event, I'll ask at Wind in the unlikely event they can re-use the SIM since the account would still be in my name, and they would be stealing an account from Telus.
2015-11-10 05:28 PM
TorontoColin SIM cards are one and done, sadly. So you'll have to get a new one for a new service.
2015-11-10 04:36 PM
audacity My understanding is that all cell companies will only let you have one functional SIM card per phone number.

Because I use a number of different phones, I just use a nano sim and I have adapters for the larger sizes where I "pop" the nano sim into a small plastic frame and put it into a Nexus 5. That's what I do when switching back and forth between a iPhone and my Nexus 5.

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00AR1M7DK
2015-11-10 03:24 PM
rsambuca Actually, the camera feature on the 6P that intrigued me the most is the burst feature. Most of the snaps I take with a phone are pets and kids. Both are moving around a lot, and as I am sure you are aware, trying to capture a good shot of a running dog or kid with a cell phone is super difficult due to the lag. I was thinking the burst mode would allow me to just take a bunch and hope the winner is in there.

Still haven't used my 6P

Charged it up, open it up to put the SIM in it, and realize that it needs a NanoSIM, whereas my Nexus 5 has a micro SIM. I probably could just cut and sand it thinner, but I'll probably just run down to a WIND store and grab a new one.

Question: I want to use my old Nexus 5 as my home phone and port my existing number to it. If I move my existing cell number to the new 6P, can the old SIM still be used in the Nexus 5 for a new phone number, or will they make me fork over another $25 for a new micro SIM too?
2015-11-10 12:51 PM
verd Something to be aware of are some reports that the glass facing on the rear camera has spontaneously cracked for some people.

Nexus 6P Owners Report Spontaneous Rear Panel Cracking | Digital Trends

There's been no word yet from either Google or Huawei on the issue, which some speculate is due to the glass not having a shock ring around it. I've got a 6P on order so hopefully there will be more information in the coming days.

Edit: Oh... I didn't look at the second page here to see that it was already reported.
2015-11-10 05:18 AM
BGY11 The camera is the same, but the 6P does 240p slo-mo and has stabilization when recording video I believe. It also doesn't have the issue of upside-down photos on 3rd party camera apps using an older camera API

http://www.androidcentral.com/google...re-upside-down

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2015-11-09 06:15 PM
MarcP Isn't the rear camera identical between the 5X and 6P?
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