I got a 64GB version from 2degrees in New Zealand over the weekend. It is a subsidized phone with a final price of about US$640 (more expensive than in the US even if subsidized but still a good deal compared with the retail price). The phone screams premium.
It does warm up a little (no overheating issues whatsoever) when rapidly charging (really fast!), or when I was restoring my 200+ applications. During normal operation I don't even feel it warm. Camera takes shots with great detail and they look good both in full daylight and darkn (I am not a camera person, so this is not an expert opinion). I ran benchmarks and got different results than the ones posted here.
Basemark II 2.0 gives score of 1507. I do think phone is faster than that but the score is what it is. Antutu v6 gives 83639. Basemark X gives 19348 (high quality), and 27653 (medium quality = default)
Marshmallow (rooted now) rocks and so does battery life under it. I am really pleased with this purchase and will not be considering another phone for the next two years but don't quote me on that. Considering that this phone will be getting even Android O and always as soon as Google releases it is another plus.
Anonymous, 22 Dec 2015Could the people who say they are disappointed explain why? It's bit difficult to guess and it... moreLet me point that I have no animosity towards Huawei and I actually like their hardware design. My gripes with the 6P are, in no particular order:
No OIS (previous Nexii had it),
No wireless charging (previous Nexii had it),
Battery live is bad considering capacity and how much Google hyped Doze as a feature,
No USB on the go support (neither storage or accessories),
Lack of any kind of multitasking features (dual window, floating apps),
Terrible multimedia package (Photos, Music and Video are terrible compared to apps by Sony, LG or Samsung),
Non user friendly changes to base OS (no easy vibrate mode, automatic brightness control, alarm get muted in DnD mode etc, Ambient Display is unreliable),
No themes support,
No TV-Out support for either Slimport or HDMI,
Incompatibility with existing accessories (power-banks and such),
Poor display (brightness and color accuracy),
No manual controls in camera app.
Those came to me from the top of my mind.
LOL, they couldn't even align the camera properly in the center of the ring around it.
It says "cheap Chinese phone" to me.
It is a Very Hyped SmartPhone of the Year 2015 by all Tech Channels and by Tech Sites..Something Cooking by Google?
Am having iphone 4s and planning to upgrade. which 1 would u suggest. nexus 6p or microsoft 950XL. or any other phones?
adrianf, 22 Dec 2015no way I'm going to upgrade to this from my N5, regardless of price. The SoC is poor and will... moreWhy are it always non 6p owners that say the chip throttels and the phone will slow down? No 6p owner has problems with it. My brother had the nexus5 which was a nice phone back in 2013/2014 and a friend of mine still has it but the 6p is literally two generations ahead and you feel this with almost everything you do. The most noticeable is ofc the camera, than the display and than the performance
So don't worry, its worth the upgrade
no way I'm going to upgrade to this from my N5, regardless of price. The SoC is poor and will throttle.
VoloKin, 22 Dec 2015Am I the only one to see that's a overpriced Chinese phone made by Huawei?huawei has high brand value compared to other Chinese brands. they produce good quality phones. in India (and may be in China and other countries who are familiar with it)huawei has the same brand value as brands like LG Samsung HTC etc. since we are very familiar with this brand from rebranded USB dongles and good quality phones.
Dudi4, 22 Dec 2015I was waiting for this review so long that i bought 6P last week is a amazing phone. My old No... moreThat's antutu 6.0 as you said. The test was on antutu 5 which is different and has different weightings.
wasim, 22 Dec 2015will supports OTG cable or not ????Yes it supports
Why so late with this ?
btw those disadvantages are pathetic.. completely irrelevant for ppl in rest of the world but usa..
I was waiting for this review so long that i bought 6P last week is a amazing phone. My old Note 4 is just a turtle next to 6P. Google/Huawei optimization is top class!
Just how did you get so low score in Antutu?
Here is my 80k+ in Antutu 6.0: