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  Reply # 1437956 30-Nov-2015 17:05
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Has anyone found a good (i.e. fast charges the 6P) alternative to Google's USB-C wall charger that's not $50?

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  Reply # 1438030 30-Nov-2015 18:29
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iPad charger, which is also $50, but handy if you already have an iPad, guessing a MacBook charger (USB-C) would also suffice




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  Reply # 1438083 30-Nov-2015 19:44
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Currently the cheap USB-C cables and chargers are all suboptimal. Pay for quality. There another thread here it week

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  Reply # 1438117 30-Nov-2015 20:33
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Regards DXOMark - their ratings for mobiles are not to be trusted. Sadly they bear no resemblance to how phones rate in real world use.




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  Reply # 1438129 30-Nov-2015 20:54
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Spigen case for Nexus 6P and type C Car chargers available now:)
http://www.cbay.co.nz

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  Reply # 1438172 30-Nov-2015 21:39
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liang0086: Spigen case for Nexus 6P and type C Car chargers available now:)
http://www.cbay.co.nz


The car charger on sale on the website apparently doesn't charge the 6p at 3A according to reviews on Amazon. Can you confirm?

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  Reply # 1438212 30-Nov-2015 23:00
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nakedmolerat: 

Android authority comparison shows clear winner with Note 5. http://www.androidauthority.com/nexus-6p-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-5-655708/

(without OIS nexus 6p can never be as good as galaxy range camera with OIS!)

Those who sang praises on nexus 6p actually compare the camera with the previous nexus devices. A big jump for camera quality in comparison to prior nexus(es) family. Just look at these two comparison for low light:

Nexus 6p:


Note 5:


Looks like you don't know much about photography. OIS  IS NOT going to help you in 90% of real world photography. It's a great feature for hand-held landscape photo in low light. But it will not let you take better photos of your kids or pets. It does not help when taking pictures of documents lying on the floor or desk. It can destroy your pannig photo attempt, it drains your battery faster and finally it can break - rendering your camera completely useless (happened to me before).

The difference (grainy and unsaturated N6P picture) visible in the photographs you have pointed to DOES NOT come from OIS. Both phones are clearly resting on the table - hence no need for OIS.

Reading the EXIF info from the original article pictures you can clearly see that N6P is shooting with 2x faster shutter speed (1/15), compensating with ISO of... 2722! This is compared to Note 5 taking picture with shutter speed of 1/7 at ISO of... 1000!  You CANNOT COMPARE quality of the camera based on such different settings.

Moreover all N6 pictures in the above review are CROPPED from 4:3. ALL pictures are resized. This is not a proper comparison test at all.

If you want to compare the quality of camera choose different picture with similar or same shutter speeds. Check the "Vase on display" pic (it is still difficult to draw any conclusions due to cropping and resize). 

I have posted this before, but clearly you've missed this. Please have an honest and unbiased look at the pictures in below articles and make up your own mind once again.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2996017/android/nexus-5x-6p-vs-galaxy-note-5-camera-comparison.html

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/10/19/nexus-6p-vs-galaxy-note-5-camera-comparison-samples/

Check out the kids shots - which one would you prefer in your family album?

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  Reply # 1438213 30-Nov-2015 23:01
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thewanderingv:
liang0086: Spigen case for Nexus 6P and type C Car chargers available now:)
http://www.cbay.co.nz


The car charger on sale on the website apparently doesn't charge the 6p at 3A according to reviews on Amazon. Can you confirm?


I have not found a reliable app to test but I think 3A is the ideal output. It maybe hard to get that point due to the cable length, etc.

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  Reply # 1438215 30-Nov-2015 23:11
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I have a Canon DSLR for the proper kiddie shots, however I don't have that on me 24/7, so my smartphone needs a good camera. Very happy with the Nexus performance so far, way better then the pics my old Z3 used to capture ....and that was a higher rated MP shooter. Most recent high end phones shoot pretty well these days, wife's iPhone 6 takes a great pic and pretty good video....and given most of our pics are shared via iCloud photo sharing and/or Facebook, more than good enough for those tasks




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  Reply # 1438221 30-Nov-2015 23:31
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liang0086:
thewanderingv:
liang0086: Spigen case for Nexus 6P and type C Car chargers available now:)
http://www.cbay.co.nz


The car charger on sale on the website apparently doesn't charge the 6p at 3A according to reviews on Amazon. Can you confirm?


I have not found a reliable app to test but I think 3A is the ideal output. It maybe hard to get that point due to the cable length, etc.


http://www.amazon.com/Yoobao-Charger-compatible-MacBook-iPhones/dp/B011KE4VE0


The reviews seem to suggest that it doesn't charge at 3A. I've ordered one and will check, otherwise will probably return it.

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  Reply # 1438226 1-Dec-2015 00:13
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nakedmolerat: Anyone getting skin for their 6P?

https://dbrand.com/shop/nexus-6p

https://slickwraps.com/devices/phones/android/google-nexus-6p.html



I've ordered a dbrand in copper - hopefully it'll help with the grip a little.

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  Reply # 1438227 1-Dec-2015 00:30
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networkn: Ok I like the new phone, however there are some things that are driving me crazy and I am too busy to spent a lot of time working on them right now. 

There is no inbuilt mail app like there was with my galaxy so I downloaded nine. It says it will sync calendar and contacts but it doesn't appear the contacts are in my contacts list. Email is syncing ok. 

I do love the fingerprint scanner, best thing. 

Screenshots don't go to the gallery app, so I don't know where to find them after a few minutes, they aren't in the pictures app either. 

I thought my Galaxy s6 was laggy but this phone isn't coping with Hay Day or Clash of Clans nearly as well. 

I may switch back if I can't get the software to work the way I like it a little better, accepting expressions of interest on a 5 day old Nexus 6P 32GB Aluminium bought in Australia. 



Gmail is the built-in email app - it works fine for Gmail, Hotmail, Exchange, Office 365, etc. I tried Nine as an option - it is good, but a little steep at $15. You may need to select which contacts are being displayed - from the Contacts app, select the three dots, then Contacts to display, then either select the Nine account or choose Custom if you want to show more than one account.

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  Reply # 1438228 1-Dec-2015 00:31
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thewanderingv:
liang0086:
thewanderingv:
liang0086: Spigen case for Nexus 6P and type C Car chargers available now:)
http://www.cbay.co.nz


The car charger on sale on the website apparently doesn't charge the 6p at 3A according to reviews on Amazon. Can you confirm?


I have not found a reliable app to test but I think 3A is the ideal output. It maybe hard to get that point due to the cable length, etc.


http://www.amazon.com/Yoobao-Charger-compatible-MacBook-iPhones/dp/B011KE4VE0


The reviews seem to suggest that it doesn't charge at 3A. I've ordered one and will check, otherwise will probably return it.


Here is my test results:
when my Nexus 6P battery is over 90%, the stock charger with the stock type c to type c cable:
https://goo.gl/photos/nXghDWLBeEP2zqYc7

Stock Type C cable with this car charger:
https://goo.gl/photos/XSazfAGVPszMmf6R6

When your car speed limit is 260KM, you may not reach that speed at all times.

Hope this helps.

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  Reply # 1438230 1-Dec-2015 01:06
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squbel:

Looks like you don't know much about photography. OIS  IS NOT going to help you in 90% of real world photography. It's a great feature for hand-held landscape photo in low light. But it will not let you take better photos of your kids or pets. It does not help when taking pictures of documents lying on the floor or desk. It can destroy your pannig photo attempt, it drains your battery faster and finally it can break - rendering your camera completely useless (happened to me before).

The difference (grainy and unsaturated N6P picture) visible in the photographs you have pointed to DOES NOT come from OIS. Both phones are clearly resting on the table - hence no need for OIS.


I quoted that OIS in referring to the summary from the android authority link that I have posted. I have not the slightest inferring it is the reason for the difference in the picture.


Reading the EXIF info from the original article pictures you can clearly see that N6P is shooting with 2x faster shutter speed (1/15), compensating with ISO of... 2722! This is compared to Note 5 taking picture with shutter speed of 1/7 at ISO of... 1000!  You CANNOT COMPARE quality of the camera based on such different settings.

Moreover all N6 pictures in the above review are CROPPED from 4:3. ALL pictures are resized. This is not a proper comparison test at all.


The test is based on simple point and shoot. If I were to manually adjust, then it is not called point and shoot. This just shows exactly which camera able to take the best picture at a given time.



If you want to compare the quality of camera choose different picture with similar or same shutter speeds. Check the "Vase on display" pic (it is still difficult to draw any conclusions due to cropping and resize). 

I have posted this before, but clearly you've missed this. Please have an honest and unbiased look at the pictures in below articles and make up your own mind once again.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2996017/android/nexus-5x-6p-vs-galaxy-note-5-camera-comparison.html

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/10/19/nexus-6p-vs-galaxy-note-5-camera-comparison-samples/

Check out the kids shots - which one would you prefer in your family album?


No I don't need anymore sample. It is bleeding obvious out there. Spent hours over the weekend looking at random pictures over the net including the one I took myself (I played with 6p for a short time). If anyone is claiming 6p has superior picture quality than note 5, it is a lie. The picture is good but not as good as note 5/s6.

* I really don't want to take this note 5 vs nexus 6p. It is pointless. * (i still have the 128GB code if anyone keen)





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  Reply # 1438900 1-Dec-2015 21:27
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FYI, Xiaomi micro USB to USB C adapter works, CheckR app indicates it conforms to USB C spec. I think not ideal for use with USB peripherals like DACs and suchlike, as it makes the connection into the phone long and more prone to transmitting force through the phones port, but some might like it as a cheap way to use their existing micro USB cables. Benson Leung confirmed the Tech Matte ones also conform, for people looking for alternatives.




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