IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - NEXUS 6P BY HUAWEI
The Nexus 6P reproduces colors well in good light. The lens is sharp from corner to corner, and there’s very slight barrel distortion. Slight crosshatching can be seen on our resolution chart, and while it’s not as apparent as on the Xperia Z5, it still results in some jitteriness on subject edges.
The Nexus 6P has decent performance in low light. There’s more of the jittery noise that plagues the Z5, but it manages to balance overall image noise with detail retention quite well.
The Nexus 6P has the distinction of shooting the best HDR images, with a good amount of detail in both the brightest and darkest parts of the image. Its panoramas don’t fare as well; they suffer from odd skewing.
The Nexus 6P’s 4K videos do fine in good light, but there’s a lot of noise in low light. There is some rolling shutter. The lack of optical image stabilization really hurts it; once you see how smooth videos can look with good OIS, you realize how dizzy non-stabilized video can look.
The Nexus 6P does well in good light, with pleasant colors and good details.