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  1. dc52ltr's Avatar
    As the title says really,I have an S6 at the moment but do find that I`d like a phone to be fast straight out of the box and not have too much bloatware like Samsung...is going to the 6P a good move?? Thanks,David
    01-19-2016 06:01 PM
  2. getbretweir's Avatar
    I'm not sure anybody here is gonna try and convince you one way or the other. Not trying to be a jerk, but there are plenty of reviews and threads in this forum for you to gather all the information you'll need. It comes down to your personal preference and what's most important to you, and if you think the 6p has something the S6 doesn't, then certainly it's a solid option.
    01-19-2016 06:12 PM
  3. bespinct's Avatar
    Kind of up to you. Do you like a physical home button? Do you like Samsung's implementation of the notification toggles? Is 5.7 too big? Do you use Samsung pay? Is the camera on the 6P good enough for your needs?

    Answer those questions and you might convince yourself one way or the other.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-19-2016 06:15 PM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    As the title says really,I have an S6 at the moment but do find that I`d like a phone to be fast straight out of the box and not have too much bloatware like Samsung...is going to the 6P a good move?? Thanks,David
    Better battery life.

    There. That should convince you.
    DJ Sandman and basketcase517 like this.
    01-19-2016 06:17 PM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    Be careful what you wish for...

    I remember a few years ago I was wondering why can't we have an iPhone like build wrapped around android OS.

    Then the Samsung Galaxy S6 came out and it was one of the fastest I've ever sold, didn't last more than 6 weeks. Just like the iPhone, it's not worth the premium price Samsung is asking for.

    Go with nexus 6P.

    Clean, Solid OS.
    Better Battery Life.
    "BoomSound" Front Speakers.
    Amazing Build Quality.
    DJ Sandman likes this.
    01-19-2016 06:45 PM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    Came from the S6 myself, which I got last April. Awesome phone, no reason to not love it. Had one of the few with good battery life. I get the itch that needs scratching every so often so I look around to see what's available that might trip my trigger. Thought a pure google device would be different in a good way(it is) for me as I'd never had one before, always carrier bloated stuff. I ordered the 6P and got it 5 days ago. Loved it then started to read up on the Moto X pure. Got a hankerin' to try that one and had myself talked into it as a better option than the 6P. Bottom line, Love both of them and now DANG, I'm in the position of choosing just one. Can't really justify keeping both. All this and my pristine S6 sits on the sidelines.
    Really wanting a bit bigger screen now that I've tried these two and love the no bloat and real google feel. So the S6 is probably history. But to help answer your question I watched tons and tons of you tube video reviews on both phones before even deciding to order one. I suggest you do the same if you haven't already. But for christsake don't do what I did and order more than one to compare as you might get stuck in the spot I'm in. Shoulda just stuck with the 6P, still deciding but time is drawing short.

    Also this: what he said. Good points
    Clean, Solid OS
    Better Battery Life.
    "BoomSound" Front Speakers.
    Amazing Build Quality.
    DJ Sandman likes this.
    01-19-2016 08:08 PM
  7. getbretweir's Avatar
    Came from the S6 myself, which I got last April. Awesome phone, no reason to not love it. Had one of the few with good battery life. I get the itch that needs scratching every so often so I look around to see what's available that might trip my trigger. Thought a pure google device would be different in a good way(it is) for me as I'd never had one before, always carrier bloated stuff. I ordered the 6P and got it 5 days ago. Loved it then started to read up on the Moto X pure. Got a hankerin' to try that one and had myself talked into it as a better option than the 6P. Bottom line, Love both of them and now DANG, I'm in the position of choosing just one. Can't really justify keeping both. All this and my pristine S6 sits on the sidelines.
    Really wanting a bit bigger screen now that I've tried these two and love the no bloat and real google feel. So the S6 is probably history. But to help answer your question I watched tons and tons of you tube video reviews on both phones before even deciding to order one. I suggest you do the same if you haven't already. But for christsake don't do what I did and order more than one to compare as you might get stuck in the spot I'm in. Shoulda just stuck with the 6P, still deciding but time is drawing short.

    Also this: what he said. Good points
    whoever managed to convince you the Moto X is better than the 6p did you a disservice. Other than Moto/Ambient Display, the 6p had it beat in every category IMO. The battery life on the X is pretty bad, tough to get much further than 3 hours SOT. And now that I've had it, I really would miss the fingerprint sensor, especially since there will be more compatible apps (hopefully) in the near future.
    Shon123 likes this.
    01-19-2016 09:47 PM
  8. anon9795054's Avatar
    Updates. I will never again fall victim to the carrier controlled update process that leaves my phone either open to security risks or anchored to an outdated OS or both. (period!)
    01-19-2016 10:44 PM
  9. PaulQ's Avatar
    Updates. I will never again fall victim to the carrier controlled update process that leaves my phone either open to security risks or anchored to an outdated OS or both. (period!)
    Hmm. Tapatalk just created the account "PaulQ01" and posted under that name. That post was me. So... I guess a reason to not get the 6P would be it will possess Tapatalk and create an alter ego.

    Gonna go report that to the Tapatalk folk now.
    jaytv likes this.
    01-19-2016 11:24 PM
  10. zagcollins's Avatar
    Came off the Galaxy Note II, which was my fave phone till date. After using this, I can't imagine going back to a Samsung. My sister just got the S6 last month, and while the camera is awesome with neat tricks up its sleeve, I can't see any other area where it trumps my 6P.

    Also, can't be stated enough, CLEAN OS. Well, some call it boring, but for me, I think it's the best way to use Android. Sure, it could do with a few extra options, but then nothing's ever enough!
    01-20-2016 12:56 AM
  11. wrich2005's Avatar
    Both phones are very nice but instant updates no bloat and a much better battery life are 3 good reasons

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-20-2016 06:21 AM
  12. ziggster's Avatar
    Kind of up to you. Do you like a physical home button? Do you like Samsung's implementation of the notification toggles? Is 5.7 too big? Do you use Samsung pay? Is the camera on the 6P good enough for your needs?

    Answer those questions and you might convince yourself one way or the other.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Having used both phones, I have to say that this pretty much sums it up.

    Purely subjective, but I ended up returning the 6P.
    01-20-2016 11:51 AM
  13. XCalibration17's Avatar
    As the title says really,I have an S6 at the moment but do find that I`d like a phone to be fast straight out of the box and not have too much bloatware like Samsung...is going to the 6P a good move?? Thanks,David
    I switched from my galaxy S6 Edge and this Nexus has been nothing short of amazing.. It is fast and smooth. No bloat. Camera is still very good. The size will take some getting use to but after about 2 to 3 days then you'll be fine. The battery life also last about double what my galaxy did. I can normally use my phone throughout the day and end the day with 30-40% and with my Edge, I needed to charge at least once during the day and I would still end with about 20%. All of that bloat takes a toll on the battery. I say go for it!
    01-20-2016 12:43 PM
  14. dc52ltr's Avatar
    I switched from my galaxy S6 Edge and this Nexus has been nothing short of amazing.. It is fast and smooth. No bloat. Camera is still very good. The size will take some getting use to but after about 2 to 3 days then you'll be fine. The battery life also last about double what my galaxy did. I can normally use my phone throughout the day and end the day with 30-40% and with my Edge, I needed to charge at least once during the day and I would still end with about 20%. All of that bloat takes a toll on the battery. I say go for it!
    I also have a Note 3 so size is no problem 👍
    01-20-2016 12:51 PM
  15. Sullie714's Avatar
    Just my opinion here, and sort of just kidding but, I would say the biggest problem with the S6 is that it has the word "Samsung" on it. I have avoided Sammy phones like the plague after experiencing the wonderful Captivate back in the day.....But seriously, I think the biggest problem is TW.
    01-20-2016 02:36 PM
  16. getbretweir's Avatar
    Just my opinion here, and sort of just kidding but, I would say the biggest problem with the S6 is that it has the word "Samsung" on it. I have avoided Sammy phones like the plague after experiencing the wonderful Captivate back in the day.....But seriously, I think the biggest problem is TW.
    call me shallow, but just having the words Samsung on my phone is a factor in my decision when choosing a phone. To clarify, it's not just Samsung, but any carrier/manufacturer branding. I love, despite the larger bezels, how my 6p has no front branding. Nice and sleek, stealth and simple, which is how I like it!
    01-20-2016 03:39 PM
  17. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Nothing beats pure Google, as far as Android is concerned. I've had my 32 GB Aluminum for about six weeks now, and I love it. The build quality is great. The screen, even with sRGB mode enabled, is very bright for me at max brightness and no tinted whites, while still delivering those deep blacks. Colors are still punchy, without being gaudy.

    The front speakers are VERY loud and crisp. The battery life consistently gives me anywhere between 4 1/2 to 6+ hours of SOT depending on my usage, with a peak of 7:42 SOT. I unplugged my phone at exactly 3 pm yesterday, and am sitting here at 5:20 pm with 40% battery and 4:12 SOT.

    I never thought that I'd make use of the fingerprint scanner as much as I have, but I use it exclusively to unlock my phone, without thinking of the Power button. Doze has been awesome, especially if I unplug at night at a full charge and put it in airplane mode. I wake up in the morning with my phone still at 100%.

    If I had to nitpick, I'd say the notification and call volumes are kinda on the lower side when I have a headset plugged in, but it's not a deal breaker for me at all. In my opinion, this phone needs two things to be the perfect all-around device: some sort of split screen multitasking is the first. Second, I'd like to see Google make it so that Doze stays active with movement, and it is only triggered off by either pressing the Power button or by a fingerprint unlock. I'd hope those can be achieved in future updates. All in all, I love this phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-20-2016 04:16 PM
  18. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    No TouchWiz
    Vanilla Android
    Much better battery life...

    What else could you want?!
    01-21-2016 05:35 AM
  19. LeoRex's Avatar
    call me shallow, but just having the words Samsung on my phone is a factor in my decision when choosing a phone. To clarify, it's not just Samsung, but any carrier/manufacturer branding. I love, despite the larger bezels, how my 6p has no front branding. Nice and sleek, stealth and simple, which is how I like it!
    The 6P does have that HUGE Nexus tramp stamp. Yes, it's on the back... but it's the biggest logo/branding of ANY phone out there.

    I really don't have an issue with a manufacturer branding their own device. Granted, the logos on the front are obnoxious, I'll agree with you 100%. At least Samsung made the phone. The carrier logos.... those are abominations.
    01-21-2016 09:49 AM
  20. getbretweir's Avatar
    The 6P does have that HUGE Nexus tramp stamp. Yes, it's on the back... but it's the biggest logo/branding of ANY phone out there.

    I really don't have an issue with a manufacturer branding their own device. Granted, the logos on the front are obnoxious, I'll agree with you 100%. At least Samsung made the phone. The carrier logos.... those are abominations.
    lol, yeah the Nexus logo is a nightmare, but like you pointed out, is just the front of the phone I care about since I use a case. I'm like that in general though with logos. Hate them on my clothes, always remove the dealership logo on my car, etc. The way I look at it, I should get paid for that!
    Strommer likes this.
    01-21-2016 11:00 AM
  21. shaunypat's Avatar
    Just gave up my note 4 after 14 months, I was worried about battery life losses and this being my first nexxie since the 4(which as we know, was HOT GAHBAGE).

    THIS IS THE PERFECT PHONE. I miss my S pen a little bit, and that's where the list ends. Small things I had forgotten that I loved so much (front facing speakers for example that I haven't enjoyed since my One M8 a few years ago) such as full screen album art when the screen is locked, which are very minor and aesthetic but stuff that Samsung completely overlooks.

    And as far as battery life? Forget it. I'm at best an average to mild user, I'm a heavy emailed and music streamer but low on video, and I'm getting 20 hours easy off the wall, almost 2 full days. Doze is for real. It doesn't charge as fast as my Note 4 did, but that's not a realistic expectation. And I don't miss wireless charging, fast charging, especially over the new USB type c, is wicked fast.

    Don't hesitate. This was my first full retail purchase, and I'll NEVER EVER go elsewhere again. Nexus 4 Life!!!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-21-2016 12:24 PM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    IIRC, the 6P wins in every possible category except wireless charging and camera. That's my pitch. How did I do?

    (I mean speakers, software, physical design, buttons, security updates, charging, battery life, approximately equal display accuracy, price, storage options, software updates, fingerprint scanner (location, accuracy, speed) - even the cameras are too close to be a point of contention).
    LeoRex likes this.
    01-21-2016 12:51 PM
  23. LeoRex's Avatar
    I think the main differentiation is the software. I often obsessively fuss with every phone I come across.... walking in the mall, in big box stores, etc. And #1 and #2 in the list of 'Best Running Android Phones' happens to be the Nexus 6P and Nexus 6, respectively. Now, sure, you can go on Youtube and see that the Note 5 can launch Asphalt 8 quicker... OK.... but that's only part of it.

    (Pardon the long-winded response here, but subjective opinions often do not lead to short sentences as I feel the need to explain why I've come to those conclusions.)

    There's the little things, like the fluidity of the UI.. moving around windows, scrolling about... it is stuff like that, the stuff you do ALL the time, there is where the 6P really shines. There are a few people in my office that have used Samsung phones, exclusively (actually, there's a pretty substantial percentage of smartphone users that are in this boat), and they've all remarked at how well this phone runs. It's not that other phones are slow, or run badly.... it is hard to quantify really. Most people realize it the first time they pick this phone up and start using it. Everyone that has picked up mine noticed 'it'. And after a while, you get used to 'it' and when you move to a different phone, the (lack of) efficiency of movement can be glaringly obvious.

    And lastly, updates. Oh, those updates. Not long ago, getting the newest version of Android was a matter of getting whatever new software gizmo came with the version bump. While that still exists today, there is a lot more at stake now. What do you think would happen if Dell said: "You will now have to wait several months (if you're lucky) to apply those critical and high priority security updates from Microsoft."... I wouldn't buy it. Nope.. no way. So why are we cool with it on with on mobile? We've been really lucky so far in that there hasn't been a widespread exploit, but I don't think that luck will hold up much longer... and when that happens, I don't want to be stuck on a year-old, vulnerable version of the operating system

    --- wild tangent approaching ---

    "Stock Android is boring" I've heard that a lot, especially when the subject involved a Samsung device and a Nexus or Moto. I never quite understood the statement really. Maybe I am too much of a pragmatist. Oh, I used to use Nova Prime, and fuss with the million and one settings with an OCD-like persistence, on top of a custom ROM that had the absolute most number of added features. Then one day it kind of dawned on me... "What's the point?" Does it matter really if I can resize the icons to 75% of their current size, etc.... Does it really add to my usage? Like a digital monk, casting aside worldly possessions, I went stock and just stuck to the Google Now launcher. I've reintroduced a bit of the ol' tweak back, but it's a mod that loads on top of the stock operating system with a very light touch to give me a few little bits and pieces that I might prefer. Now I spent (well, ok, waste) significantly more time using the apps on my phone and less time configuring multi-touch gestures that I most likely will never use.

    It's quite liberating really... It's kind of like a driving purist who's dream ride is attacking some mountain switchbacks in a Mazda Miata... It is the experience that matters, not so much the technical wizardry that gets me there. And to me, there's nothing that can match the experience of this 6P.
    01-21-2016 03:27 PM
  24. getbretweir's Avatar
    I think the main differentiation is the software. I often obsessively fuss with every phone I come across.... walking in the mall, in big box stores, etc. And #1 and #2 in the list of 'Best Running Android Phones' happens to be the Nexus 6P and Nexus 6, respectively. Now, sure, you can go on Youtube and see that the Note 5 can launch Asphalt 8 quicker... OK.... but that's only part of it.

    (Pardon the long-winded response here, but subjective opinions often do not lead to short sentences as I feel the need to explain why I've come to those conclusions.)

    There's the little things, like the fluidity of the UI.. moving around windows, scrolling about... it is stuff like that, the stuff you do ALL the time, there is where the 6P really shines. There are a few people in my office that have used Samsung phones, exclusively (actually, there's a pretty substantial percentage of smartphone users that are in this boat), and they've all remarked at how well this phone runs. It's not that other phones are slow, or run badly.... it is hard to quantify really. Most people realize it the first time they pick this phone up and start using it. Everyone that has picked up mine noticed 'it'. And after a while, you get used to 'it' and when you move to a different phone, the (lack of) efficiency of movement can be glaringly obvious.

    And lastly, updates. Oh, those updates. Not long ago, getting the newest version of Android was a matter of getting whatever new software gizmo came with the version bump. While that still exists today, there is a lot more at stake now. What do you think would happen if Dell said: "You will now have to wait several months (if you're lucky) to apply those critical and high priority security updates from Microsoft."... I wouldn't buy it. Nope.. no way. So why are we cool with it on with on mobile? We've been really lucky so far in that there hasn't been a widespread exploit, but I don't think that luck will hold up much longer... and when that happens, I don't want to be stuck on a year-old, vulnerable version of the operating system

    --- wild tangent approaching ---

    "Stock Android is boring" I've heard that a lot, especially when the subject involved a Samsung device and a Nexus or Moto. I never quite understood the statement really. Maybe I am too much of a pragmatist. Oh, I used to use Nova Prime, and fuss with the million and one settings with an OCD-like persistence, on top of a custom ROM that had the absolute most number of added features. Then one day it kind of dawned on me... "What's the point?" Does it matter really if I can resize the icons to 75% of their current size, etc.... Does it really add to my usage? Like a digital monk, casting aside worldly possessions, I went stock and just stuck to the Google Now launcher. I've reintroduced a bit of the ol' tweak back, but it's a mod that loads on top of the stock operating system with a very light touch to give me a few little bits and pieces that I might prefer. Now I spent (well, ok, waste) significantly more time using the apps on my phone and less time configuring multi-touch gestures that I most likely will never use.

    It's quite liberating really... It's kind of like a driving purist who's dream ride is attacking some mountain switchbacks in a Mazda Miata... It is the experience that matters, not so much the technical wizardry that gets me there. And to me, there's nothing that can match the experience of this 6P.
    Leo, you just knocked it out of the park with that statement. Your 100% dead on with every point.

    Couple things though, I chose 90% icon size, OCD couldn't handle 75% lol.. And I don't get how stock is "boring" like so many people seem to think. IMO, being locked into a skin, limited and at the mercy of what already exists is boring. Repetitive features and a ton of apps/features I'll never use is boring. Being able to customize my phone so it matches exactly what I like. Knowing that every single one of us has our phones set up completely different, and will be the first to experience updates, again, nothing boring about that.

    It seems so many of us Nexus users are similar people. Maybe a little quirky or a touch of OCD, simplistic and minimalist people, that definitely don't want to be told by anyone how they have to use their phone, or anything they spend their money on for that matter!
    Pirate Arr likes this.
    01-21-2016 04:20 PM
  25. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Many thanks to all who have made the effort to reply.I know that I can go on Youtube and watch tons of videos which say "this is the best or that is the best" but its the opinions of real daily users that I wanted and now have.I`m intending to purchase a 6P in the next week or two and the price is a reasonable £420(about $600)...once again,thanks,I really appreciate your help
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    01-21-2016 07:10 PM
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