Google Nexus 6P review

DxOMark Mobile

Launched in September 2015, the Google Nexus 6P features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset and a large 5.7-inch display with QHD resolution. In the camera module, a 12.3Mp 1/2.3″ image sensor is coupled with a f/2.0-aperture lens and a laser-assisted AF system. A dual-tone LED flash, Google’s HDR+ mode, and 4K video recording are on board as well. Have a look at the scores below to find out how the camera in Google’s 2015 flagship Android smartphone performed in our DxOMark Mobile testing.

Key specifications:

  • 12.3 Mp 1/2.3″ sensor with 1.55µm pixels
  • f/2.0 aperture lens
  • Laser-assisted AF
  • Dual-tone LED flash
  • 4K video at 30 fps
  • 8 Mp front camera with f/2.4 aperture lens

Test summary

In bright light, the Nexus 6P images show decent detail, but some occasional white balance irregularities, such as the slight greenish cast in this image, can be observed in
outdoor shooting.

The Google Nexus 6P’s autofocus system works accurately in most situations, and the camera is capable of recording good detail and textures in all light conditions. Color is generally pleasant and dynamic range is good, but auto white balance is a little unstable, which can sometimes lead to color casts, and the HDR+ doesn’t always activate in high-contrast scenes, resulting in clipped highlights. In video mode, the testers liked the good exposure and fast and accurate autofocus, but the Nexus 6P video footage shows a strong jello effect when panning, and detail is noticeably reduced in low light.

The camera is capable of producing good dynamic range when HDR kicks in. Unfortunately, it does not always do so.
Our 5 Lux low-light test shot shows good detail.
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  • Good detail in all conditions
  • Pleasant white balance and color rendering outdoors
  • Accurate autofocus in most situations


  • Generally good exposure
  • Pleasant white balance and color in most situations
  • Fast and accurate autofocus.
  • Noise well under control in most conditions


  • Exposure irregularities in all conditions
  • Unstable white balance in outdoor conditions
  • Slight texture and noise irregularities in low light
  • Occasional loss of detail in high-contrast scenes, especially in the highlights


  • Strong jello effect
  • Occasional loss of focus during tracking
  • Fine detail is lost in low light
  • Color shading in low-light and indoor conditions
  • Bruno Vieira

    HTC 10 New protocol?

  • Bruno Vieira

    Lost 11 points with the new protocol. 84 pts 73?

  • Mahmoud Gamal

    This has to be very old.. it is very close to the original pixel now

  • Bruno Vieira

    Perdeu 11 pontos no novo protocolo de testes? Enquanto o Google pixel ganhou um? Esse smartphone marcava 84 pts e agora só marca 73? Quero ver uma revisão do HTC 10 que possui o mesmo sensor para ver a sua pontuação ! Estão devendo uma revisão nova do HTC 10

  • Johan Håkan

    Can you retest this with Android O and the new testing methods?

    • Jay2804 Mayszz

      It would get at least a 90 because it is so close to the original Pixel now. This test has to be old.

  • redman redmanftw

    Can you make a retest for Nexus 5x/ Nexus 6p camera ?

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