Few days ago, we witnessed the official launch of the Huawei Nexus 6P in Malaysia where the official pricing was set at RM2698. We had sometime playing with it and to decide if its worth all the penny you’re about to pay for. Before this, we have used and tried the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 and both of them are priced decently. For that price range, the Nexuses were perhaps the best bet of an Android based smartphone that you can have. Now with the unveiling of the Nexus 6P, is it really supposed to cost that hefty price tag?

We certainly love the outlook of the Nexus 6P. A fantastic looking device with an outstanding OS, the latest of Android OS. All premium aluminium unibody, fingerprint scanner, laser Auto focus and dual front facing speakers are definitely something to have in a flagship device. Probably this is why the price is as such despite all the latest features, not to forget the 2K display too with a fast-charging enabled USB Type – C present on the Nexus 6P.

Anyway, we would like to focus on the title itself, ” Is the Huawei Nexus 6P worth your RM2698?” Based on our usage, our first impression is pretty disappointing. Definitely because of the pricing and with that price, we expect everything to be near perfect. Here are some of the flaws that we saw during our short period of time spent with the Huawei Nexus 6P:-

  1. No OIS 12MP camera – We can accept the fact there’s no OIS, but we were really disappointed with how the camera stands compared to any other ordinary camera. Images are pretty normal to us, with nothing bombastic or extraordinary. Images are decent but based on our indoor shots, its ranked at average only.
  2. Say No to Macro Shots – We couldn’t get to take any macro shots. This is something to really look at. Despite installing third party apps as well, we could’t even take one decent Macro shots. Definitely no close ups with the Nexus 6P. You can get this done with most 8/13MP shooters out there.
  3. No Dual SIM/Micro SD – For the price range and current trend, why not consider adding the Dual SIM support. Some of you might want micro SD card slot instead, so why not provide micro SD and Nano SIM (2 in 1) for  the same slot just in case if required. Any other flagship are already providing these features, for a cheaper price too.

For the time that we had, these are the issues that we felt wasn’t really supposed to exist in the first place. We didn’t get a review unit of the Huawei Nexus 6P but we are hoping that we could test it out for a long term and prove if it is really worth to pay that amount of money. So far we do feel that it’s pricing is definitely not what it is supposed to be. What do you say?

Feel free to discuss and let us know if we are wrong. Do take note that this experience is based on less than an hour worth of hands-on session.