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  1. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    I've had the 6P for almost 6 months now, and I can't say I've had too many complaints. This, after going back and forth about whether a device with the SD 810 would even be worth it, given the terrible start it had. Although I've been pretty pleased with the 6P, I can't help but be curious about a potential HTC Nexus device running the SD 820 and Android N with all it will bring, in terms of speed and efficiency.

    I'm excited as well about the possibility of BoomSound dual front speakers (a must, to me), given HTC's track record with audio. The M8 had the best sounding audio I've ever heard, imo, so if HTC can bring that aboard, I'd be ecstatic. I don't know how I feel about a decrease in screen size, since I'm used to the 5.7" screen on the 6P, but I suppose it'd be negligible, as long as Google reduced the bezels an increased the screen to body ratio.

    I'm fine with a circular fingerprint scanner on the back, to accommodate front speakers. But another must for me to consider an upgrade is the battery. Ideally, I'd want a 4000 mAh + battery in my phone, but I know Google is stingy where that's concerned, in order to keep costs down. I'd be fine, then, with a battery in the neighborhood of 3600-3750 mAh.

    I'm by no means a photographer, so the camera in the 6P is ok for my occasional point and shoot pics, but the camera should really have OIS this time around.

    That's my wish list. What would make this year's Nexus a definite upgrade for everyone?

    Posted via the 32 GB Aluminum Nexus 6P
    05-27-2016 10:48 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Has to have FPS on the rear like 6P, has to have two speakers on the front and no additional garbage on the front. All three physical buttons (volume and power) need to be on the right side. Must have USB C port that follows the standards so we don't have the HTC 10 muck up. That's pretty close to it for me.
    05-27-2016 10:59 AM
  3. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Has to have FPS on the rear like 6P, has to have two speakers on the front and no additional garbage on the front. All three physical buttons (volume and power) need to be on the right side. Must have USB C port that follows the standards so we don't have the HTC 10 muck up. That's pretty close to it for me.
    I agree with all you've said as well. I'd like to add that as far as the button placement goes, I think there should be a bit more separation between them. Move the Power button up slightly, while keeping the Volume buttons as they are. This way, there will be less confusion with muscle memory.

    Posted via the 32 GB Aluminum Nexus 6P
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    05-27-2016 12:06 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    For me it would be a replaceable battery, an SD card, a 64 bit CPU and at least 4GB of dedicated RAM (and about 128GB of ROM), Qualcom quick charge, a Qi receiver built in. I don't care about 1 or 2 speakers, but buttons on the front, please - I've gone through too many generations of phones with buttons on the front to change. Of course, not having an S-Pen would kind of kill the deal, unless Google has Samsung make a Note into a Nexus. Or just make it an Ara phone and I'll add/change what I need.
    05-27-2016 01:13 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    For me it would be a replaceable battery, an SD card, a 64 bit CPU and at least 4GB of dedicated RAM (and about 128GB of ROM), Qualcom quick charge, a Qi receiver built in. I don't care about 1 or 2 speakers, but buttons on the front, please - I've gone through too many generations of phones with buttons on the front to change. Of course, not having an S-Pen would kind of kill the deal, unless Google has Samsung make a Note into a Nexus. Or just make it an Ara phone and I'll add/change what I need.
    That'd be an abomination to the Nexus world. It'd be destroying the physical design and a huge step backwards on too many feature philosophies. I'd become less interested in the battery was replaceable and/or if it had an SD card slot. Qualcomm quickcharge and USB C are not currently compatible and likely will never be - but the fast charging that USB C has is 98% as effective and safer for the battery - so IMO we're better off without Quick Charge. It sounds like your ideal phone is the Note 4 (other than the 64-bit processor and RAM). I'd be horrifically shocked if they went to any of that list
    05-27-2016 02:46 PM
  6. maxburn's Avatar
    I'd like a screen with better whites. This screen meets my minimum for it not looking gross but any iphone or decent LCD just looks so much crisper.

    Wireless charging.

    5" screen size. With premium specs to match the best.

    They can leave the metal body, a well done plastic has never bothered me. Soft touch like the black Nexus 5 or blackberries of old would be great.
    05-28-2016 11:09 AM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    Are you saying better whites than HTC or the current Nexus phones?
    05-28-2016 12:03 PM
  8. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Am I alone in wishing the ZTE Axon 7 was a Nexus phone? I mean, dual front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio (two separate audio chips), a 5.5" AMOLED screen and a Samsung camera sensor? Note to Google: That's how you do front speakers with minimal bezels! All for a sub $500 price? Aside from not liking the front camera placement within the speaker, and a preference for a higher capacity battery, call me impressed.

    Check out that sound:



    Posted via the 32 GB Aluminum Nexus 6P
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    05-28-2016 01:39 PM
  9. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Am I alone in wishing the ZTE Axon 7 was a Nexus phone? I mean, dual front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio (two separate audio chips), a 5.5" AMOLED screen and a Samsung camera sensor? Note to Google: That's how you do front speakers with minimal bezels! All for a sub $500 price? Aside from not liking the front camera placement within the speaker, and a preference for a higher capacity battery, call me impressed.

    Check out that sound:



    Posted via the 32 GB Aluminum Nexus 6P
    Nope you're not. Slap a Nexus label on that and it's pretty much my perfect device.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-29-2016 08:09 AM
  10. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Pity it's only a 5.5" display. For me, that boots it out of contention as a Nexus 6 or 6P replacement. When ZTE releases an Axon 7+, I'll start looking for reviews.
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    05-29-2016 09:13 AM
  11. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Pity it's only a 5.5" display. For me, that boots it out of contention as a Nexus 6 or 6P replacement. When ZTE releases an Axon 7+, I'll start looking for reviews.
    I would normally agree with you, but the screen on the Axon 7 looks massive because of virtually no bezels. The sound on it is fantastic, too. If this was a Nexus phone, and it had the same capacity battery as my 6P, I'd sell my 6P right now, without question.

    The only reasons I'm not jumping on it is because of the update frequency of stock Android, and the smaller battery. Otherwise, the camera is a Samsung ISOCELL with an f1.8 aperture lense with OIS and EIS, the screen is a WQHD panel, also from Samsung, just like on the 6P, and it also comes with Quick Charge 3.0, and dare I say it, a faster fingerprint sensor than the 6P (to me, from the looks of it). It's literally instant.

    In hands on videos I've seen some of the things you can do on the Axon 7 include the ability to control media with your voice (saying "Play", Stop", "Volume up", Volume down", "Full volume", "Next song", etc. Also, you can hide the on screen navigation buttons by swiping down when not needed. I'm sure there's more. For a price of $450 when it comes to the U.S., you can't beat that. Forget the OnePlus 3. The Axon 7 is *the* flagship killer.

    Edit: I've also seen a video where a rep from ZTE tries (unsuccessfully) to bend a sample shell of the Axon 7 phone. That is one premium device for the price, folks.

    Posted via the 32 GB Aluminum Nexus 6P
    05-29-2016 10:00 AM
  12. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Nope you're not. Slap a Nexus label on that and it's pretty much my perfect device.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I totally agree!

    Posted via the 32 GB Aluminum Nexus 6P
    05-29-2016 10:04 AM
  13. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Pity it's only a 5.5" display. For me, that boots it out of contention as a Nexus 6 or 6P replacement. When ZTE releases an Axon 7+, I'll start looking for reviews.
    See, I found the Nexus 6 to be too large to use comfortably. I use my phone just enough, and holding that thing up to my head would get tiring on long calls, it was just very unwieldy. Also didn't pocket all that well.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2016 12:24 PM
  14. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    If you think the Axon 7 is the premium device of your dreams based upon marketing videos that you've seen, then by all means line up to buy one. But don't try to argue that a phone with a 5.7" display should be replaced with a model with a 5.5" display just because you think the 5.5" device has everything that you want in a phone that will fit comfortably in your pockets or in your hands. Buy the Axon 7, and leave the Nexus 6s and 6Ps of the world for those of us who want a phone with a minimum display size of 5.7".
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    05-29-2016 07:19 PM
  15. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    But don't try to argue that a phone with a 5.7" display should be replaced with a model with a 5.5" display just because you think the 5.5" device has everything that you want in a phone that will fit comfortably in your pockets or in your hands.
    Actually, that's exactly what I'm arguing. For me anyway. Others may have larger hands, larger pockets, or both.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2016 07:29 PM
  16. Orion78's Avatar
    If you think the Axon 7 is the premium device of your dreams based upon marketing videos that you've seen, then by all means line up to buy one. But don't try to argue that a phone with a 5.7" display should be replaced with a model with a 5.5" display just because you think the 5.5" device has everything that you want in a phone that will fit comfortably in your pockets or in your hands. Buy the Axon 7, and leave the Nexus 6s and 6Ps of the world for those of us who want a phone with a minimum display size of 5.7".
    This 100%
    05-30-2016 08:09 AM
  17. mabr82's Avatar
    Be nice if they had a large 6" and a "small" 5"-5.2" screens with the same internals and premium external. Like Sony manage to do with their mini series.
    Id like front facing speakers, although I think this will be dropped this year.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-02-2016 12:27 AM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    Be nice if they had a large 6" and a "small" 5"-5.2" screens with the same internals and premium external. Like Sony manage to do with their mini series.
    Id like front facing speakers, although I think this will be dropped this year.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Why would front facing speakers be dropped?
    06-02-2016 12:41 PM
  19. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Why would front facing speakers be dropped?
    I agree. There's no way Google would drop front facing speakers on Nexus phones, knowing that's a selling point. If HTC is indeed making the Nexus, I'd think Google will insist on BoomSound front speakers.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-02-2016 01:54 PM
  20. RHChan84's Avatar
    The only thing I would like to see is power button and FPS to be one on the back and volume button on the back like the LG phones. It makes the sides stronger and also attaching phone tripod mount and VR hear easily without pressing the buttons.

    Vibration motor could be stronger, DAC, IR sensor, 4000mah-4500mah (thicker device) and USB-c with USB3.1 specs is what I would consider an upgrade. SD810 has been done for me and I don't have any complaints about it.
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    06-08-2016 03:35 AM
  21. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    The only thing I would like to see is power button and FPS to be one on the back and volume button on the back like the LG phones. It makes the sides stronger and also attaching phone tripod mount and VR hear easily without pressing the buttons.

    Vibration motor could be stronger, DAC, IR sensor, 4000mah-4500mah (thicker device) and USB-c with USB3.1 specs is what I would consider an upgrade. SD810 has been done for me and I don't have any complaints about it.
    I agree, I would love a 4000-4500 mAh battery on this phone. I have no problem with having a thicker phone, cause it gives the phone a reassuring heft. I also agree with the upgraded DAC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-08-2016 10:41 AM
  22. VigneshB's Avatar
    Much better audio output through the headphone jack. The present one is just an abomination. There is too much of cross - talk with negligible volume.
    Smaller bezel. But, still retaining those dual front-facing speakers. That ZTE device seems good.
    Retain that fingerprint scanner at the back. I wonder how did I survive without that?
    If HTC(or whichever OEM is going to make the Nexus) is going to use AMOLED, they do better get the tint right. I got lucky on the first attempt itself. But, I've seen people replacing their phones for more than 6 - 7 times, but still having pinkish or greenish display.
    Swap those volume and power buttons or at least increase the space between them.
    Retain the Premium feel of the 6P!
    06-09-2016 05:36 AM
  23. kcrockchalk's Avatar
    I love my Nexus 6P. With that being said, I'd love a bigger battery and some water resistance rating. Also, I really wish they would give us the option of configuring the back, home, and recent apps buttons anyway way we want.... That's my perfect phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-20-2016 11:50 PM
  24. OMGLadyGaga's Avatar
    Happy with the iPhone 6s and Oneplus 3 but for me to be interested in the next nexus device it needs (relative to nexus 6p):

    -A much better dac/amp, as a bit of an audiophile the nexus 6p sounds like garbage
    -way smaller bezels, unfortunately htc has never shyed away from large bezels so this looks unlikely
    - better battery life either through processor/screen efficiency or brute battery size
    -Better build quality, the nexus 6p is fragile and catches scrapes and scratches too easily plus it bends and my buttons were mushy
    - ambient display needs to be perfected this has been around since 2014 and it still is finicky and hit or miss(mostly miss) the one plus 3 ripped off Moto and does this way better
    -820 SOC will probably be on it but I just wish the next iteration would be used instead. The nexus release schedule hurts it every year in terms of which processor it uses. The 810 throttles too much and it is very noticeable in things like chrome after lots of browsing and snapchat which runs like dog poo on anything but the iPhone (it runs very good on the Oneplus 3 and my friends s7 tho so there's hope yet)
    -display bonded to rhe glass this is petty but I like the painted on look of a super close display and 2.5d edges. It makes it more immersive and just general scrolling and viewing and reading more enjoyable.
    -price, it should be less expensive at launch. It uses older hardware by the time it launches and stays at that price well into the following year. Right now I could get a nexus 6p 32 gb from Google for 499 plus tax or an unlocked note 5 from Amazon for $520 no tax so essentially the same, which is just ludicrous given that the note is better at everything except updates.


    I didn't like the 6p and those are my reasons, if the new nexus is better in these regards and the price is right I'll pick one up.
    07-07-2016 06:47 PM
  25. speedlever's Avatar
    Waterproofing, OIS, IR blaster, bigger battery (preferably removeable).
    07-18-2016 03:46 PM
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