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  1. Byrese's Avatar
    I recently bought a 6P a month or so back on a steal. I wasn't happy with the battery life and I had that stupid battery reset issue. So I replaced the battery. Still, I was gonna resell it as I've got another toy to use and play with. But I just can't bring myself to do it. The screen is awesome, the camera is still pretty good, its smooth, and blazing fast. In 2017 this phone is still amazing!

    Whose holding on to theirs?
    11-11-2017 12:57 AM
  2. Blurr26's Avatar
    I recently bought a 6P a month or so back on a steal. I want happy with the battery life and I had that stupid battery reset issue. So I replaced the battery. Still, I was gonna resell it as I've got another toy to use and play with. But I just can't bring myself to do it. The screen is awesome, the camera is still pretty good, its smooth, and blazing fast. In 2017 this phone is still amazing!

    Whose holding on to theirs?
    Count me in!!! I bought mine used (in excellent condition) about a year ago. Absolutely love it. Unless something major happens with it, I'll hold onto it until it's no longer getting security updates. As always it's personal preference, but unless there's issues, it still holds it's own. Keep it, especially if you got it at a great price!
    11-11-2017 07:54 AM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    If you are content with it's battery life then there's no reason to switch to another device. Low SOT was the only reason I switched to an S7E else everything else on that device was nice...especially the camera.
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    11-11-2017 08:00 AM
  4. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    I bought a 64 GB Matte Gold off Swappa in New/Resale condition in August 2016 for $425 as an upgrade to the 32 GB Aluminum I bought from Google. I just had the battery replaced a couple weeks back, because I was disappointed by all the issues with the Pixel 2 XL. Since Google screwed us by stupidly scrapping what is now known as the HTC U11+, and are screwing us further by not allowing that phone to be sold in the US for fear it would (and it would) outsell their crap offering, I'm sticking with my 6P until the next crop of phones come out with the SD 845. My phone still runs as well as it did out of the box, so I see no reason to upgrade.
    11-11-2017 08:25 AM
  5. mobrules's Avatar
    I bought one used about a month ago in my quest to go larger in screen size. Accubattery says my battery is 96%. I easily get 24 hours out a single charge. No way will I be spending the money they want for new devices today. I plan to use it for at least the next year. It's blazing fast, has a great screen and camera takes great pictures. I could see after some time getting the battery replaced but I think that will be awhile yet.
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    11-11-2017 08:41 PM
  6. Byrese's Avatar
    I bought one used about a month ago in my quest to go larger in screen size. Accubattery says my battery is 96%. I easily get 24 hours out a single charge. No way will I be spending the money they want for new devices today. I plan to use it for at least the next year. It's blazing fast, has a great screen and camera takes great pictures. I could see after some time getting the battery replaced but I think that will be awhile yet.
    I got mine replaced for pretty cheap. It's worth it
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    11-12-2017 12:10 AM
  7. mobrules's Avatar
    I got mine replaced for pretty cheap. It's worth it
    I will after a few months if it begins to degrade at all. I just don't see a need to do it yet. I mean it's at 96% of capacity so I can't complain. I actually bought a second one. First one is a 32gb and second is 64gb. Both have good batteries. Neither was used much when bought from Google. I'm not into the elongated screens these days so plan to use these the next couple years.
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    11-12-2017 02:37 PM
  8. Byrese's Avatar
    I will after a few months if it begins to degrade at all. I just don't see a need to do it yet. I mean it's at 96% of capacity so I can't complain. I actually bought a second one. First one is a 32gb and second is 64gb. Both have good batteries. Neither was used much when bought from Google. I'm not into the elongated screens these days so plan to use these the next couple years.
    It's funny... I'm back to using my 6P after handling a slightly elongated phone (Blackberry Keyone). It's kinda weird to hold a wider phone now. But this screen is still killer. I picked it up to play with and just decided to pop in my son and make it my DAD again. Great device. Smooth as butter!
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    11-12-2017 05:00 PM
  9. Jacob Bate's Avatar
    I've still got mine it was my first android phone from Apple I've been on apple years and bad bad boy made sure I never go back I love it and I plan on keeping it for as long as I can it's customisations are great I feel like it's really my phone compared to apple I always felt so stuck with the same as everyone else.Apart from the battery which could be better it's perfect.Quick question is this the last of nexus or are we gonna see more released I heard pixel isn't so good
    11-12-2017 05:03 PM
  10. Byrese's Avatar
    I've still got mine it was my first android phone from Apple I've been on apple years and bad bad boy made sure I never go back I love it and I plan on keeping it for as long as I can it's customisations are great I feel like it's really my phone compared to apple I always felt so stuck with the same as everyone else.Apart from the battery which could be better it's perfect.Quick question is this the last of nexus or are we gonna see more released I heard pixel isn't so good
    This is the last one I believe.
    11-12-2017 05:22 PM
  11. kmcochran's Avatar
    I'm keeping mine but may have to see about getting a new battery. I don't know of any local places that will change the battery for me. Accubattery says that my battery is at 74%
    11-13-2017 02:42 PM
  12. Byrese's Avatar
    I'm keeping mine but may have to see about getting a new battery. I don't know of any local places that will change the battery for me. Accubattery says that my battery is at 74%
    This is what you need to get (see link). There's got to be a place where u can get it installed for $20 or so.

    UoUo New Replacement HB416683ECW 3550mAh Battery For Huawei Google Nexus 6P H1511 H1512 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07478ZXPM...cUvbUpU6068227
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    11-13-2017 07:03 PM
  13. LeoRex's Avatar
    The battery is really the only weak point... Huawei set this thing up to live fast and die young. Most phones use a peak charging voltage of 4.35v, but the 6P pushed that to 4.4v. So this, combined with a charging profile that's fairly aggressive to speed up charging times (it's the 80-100 speed that's the killer) means the battery will degrade a lot quicker than it's contemporaries.

    So unless you go to the extreme solution of never charging this thing over 80/85% unless you need that extra bump, I'd expect you'd need a new battery every 12 to 18 months.

    Otherwise.. yeah, the phone is still an excellent performer. I have my wife my 6P back in May and she's had nothing but great things to say about it. It still runs great... Even two years after launch.
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    11-14-2017 12:25 AM
  14. LeoRex's Avatar
    By the way.. the only shop that I found that will do 6Ps is UBreakiFix.
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    11-14-2017 12:26 AM
  15. kmcochran's Avatar
    Thanks Byrese and LeoRex. I got the battery shutdown this morning and my battery was at 50%! So, maybe this time it was linked to doze mode?? So irritating! I did watch a couple of youtube videos on how to replace the battery, so I may just go that route. This problem only started a few software updates ago.
    11-14-2017 07:23 AM
  16. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Thanks Byrese and LeoRex. I got the battery shutdown this morning and my battery was at 50%! So, maybe this time it was linked to doze mode?? So irritating! I did watch a couple of youtube videos on how to replace the battery, so I may just go that route. This problem only started a few software updates ago.
    Look on Yelp for a local shop that might replace your battery. I bought a replacement battery with tools off of eBay for $15. I then went on Yelp and searched for a local shop to take my phone in. After making a couple calls, I took my phone to a shop not far from me, and for a charge of $40, my phone is good as new. I was in and out in 30 minutes. Give it a shot.

    Make sure though, that when looking for a replacement, you look for a battery that has a thicker connector ribbon and temperature control. A thicker connector ribbon means that it's basically double the size of other batteries' ribbons. That's how you'll know that it's a genuine OEM battery and not a fake.
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    11-14-2017 07:48 AM
  17. kmcochran's Avatar
    By the way.. the only shop that I found that will do 6Ps is UBreakiFix.
    Thanks for posting that! I have two of those shops near me and am requesting a quote.
    ETA: The quote is $85 and a 2-hr timeframe. I may just do it myself.
    11-14-2017 04:59 PM
  18. LeoRex's Avatar
    Thanks for posting that! I have two of those shops near me and am requesting a quote.
    Yeah, the closest one to me was about a 30 minute drive. That being said, make sure you stress to them about NOT gouging the frame trying to get the visor glass out. My shop apparently did not realize that suction cups exist.
    11-14-2017 05:08 PM
  19. RolandStone's Avatar
    My local UBreakIFix refused. saying some BS about bad motherboards. They never even saw my phone. They wanted nothing to do with 6Ps. That was in Marina Del Rey, CA. Maybe I'll try a different store.
    11-21-2017 02:05 AM
  20. Byrese's Avatar
    My local UBreakIFix refused. saying some BS about bad motherboards. They never even saw my phone. They wanted nothing to do with 6Ps. That was in Marina Del Rey, CA. Maybe I'll try a different store.
    That sucks...sorry dude.
    11-21-2017 12:13 PM
  21. Byrese's Avatar
    I've been using this phone as a DD over the last few days (waiting for my blackberry replacement). And man...this is still a really nice phone. The screen is second to none, the camera is still good, it's ripping fast, and with my new battery it's battery life is great (though not even in the same league as my KEYone...but still great). Man...I'm really impressed.
    11-26-2017 10:28 PM
  22. rbell2915's Avatar
    I enjoy using my 6P, but the battery life is unbearable at this point. I'm getting roughly 2 hours of screen on time and I have to recharge during lunch. Plus my phone is beginning to shut down prematurely.

    I just purchased the Essential Phone with 360° Camera for $400 through Amazon. It was too good to pass up. Should be getting delivered to my mom's house soon.
    11-30-2017 07:19 PM
  23. zombie16's Avatar
    I've had my 6P for just over 2 years now. I plan on keeping it at least another year, longer if I can. I prefer to keep phones until they need replacing. Battery is still working good for how I use it. Sometime next summer I'll start looking to see what is coming out and if there is something I really want to change to.
    12-01-2017 10:37 AM
  24. Postoid's Avatar
    My local UBreakIFix refused. saying some BS about bad motherboards. They never even saw my phone. They wanted nothing to do with 6Ps. That was in Marina Del Rey, CA. Maybe I'll try a different store.
    Had my 6P battery replaced by the UbreakIFix shop in Reno, NV in 20 minutes without ANY scratches or broken parts in July '17. It's just like new. Don't know where you are but if you want to stretch it going that way, that shop in Reno is highly recommended for 6P fixes.
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    12-02-2017 10:39 AM
  25. segler's Avatar
    Yup, sticking with my 6p. No reason to change.
    12-09-2017 08:24 PM
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