How to set up the fingerprint scanner on Nexus 5X, 6P

20 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Google’s Nexus 6P is new Android darling.

The Nexus 5X—made by South Korean electronics giant LG—is a little cheaper, smaller and made of plastic. NEW YORK — Google’s state of the art Nexus 6P smartphone is a robust new version of its praiseworthy predecessor and a showcase for the tasty new version of Android known as Marshmallow. Everyone seems to agree that the latter is the preferred choice of the pair, but that superior quality comes with a cost: the base price is $120 more. This time around Google is teaming up with the Chinese hardware maker Huawei, and the two companies have delivered an even stronger device in the 6P, which I’ve had the chance to test out over a few days. *Look and feel. The thing you notice right off the bat is the 6P’s all-metal aeronautical grade aluminum body, which gives the handset more of a premium feel compared to the Nexus 6.

Namely, greatly improved cameras (never Nexus’ strong suit), convenient fingerprint sensor placement (on the backside of the devices, rather than the front), and, above all, bargain prices (starting at $379 for the 5X and $499 for the 6P). Both run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google’s GOOG -2.60% latest mobile operating system, and come with Google Now on Tap, a contextual search tool that acts like Apple’s AAPL 1.81% Siri. “…it looks like Google (and LG) have finally narrowed the camera gap with Apple’s iPhones. Then again, with Apple’s rival iPhones and Samsung Galaxy’s, I’ve come to expect brilliant screens, especially for phones in this high rent district. *Pricing and availability. That alone is a huge win for the Android camp.” (Mashable) “Hardcore fans may be difficult to please and even fickle at times, but if you give them what they want, they can be your biggest supporters. You can get the 6P at a starting price of $499 for a model with 32 gigabytes of storage, or, $549 and $649, respectively, for models with 64GB and 128GB.

With the Nexus 5X, Google is giving those die-hard Nexus 5 fans all that and then some.” (Verge) “The more time I held it in my hand, the cheaper it felt. These are unlocked devices, meaning you can choose any major U.S. wireless carrier, or go with Project Fi, as I did, assuming you’ve got an invitation from Google. *Fingerprint sensor. Hell, with a price tag that starts at $499, it’s even cheaper than its predecessor.” (Engadget) “When Google imagined hardware and software working in perfect harmony one day, the 6P was the device they unknowingly fantasized about.” (TechCrunch) “[T]he 5X is very obviously the lesser one. And though it fights really well in its mid-tier price bracket, if you bump it up to the next weight class, it doesn’t quite hold up to the true flagships from companies such as Apple or Samsung.” (Verge) “The Nexus 5X and 6P are two of the best Nexus devices ever produced. But rather than merely play up the total number of pixels, an oft-misunderstood and overrated measure of quality, Google boasts large pixels that capture more light than most rivals.

And you can “cast” photos and videos to a big screen TV via the Google Photos app, if you have a Google Chromecast device. *Connectivity and power. I got a full day of juice, and then some, in normal use with the 6P, but when you are running low on power, you can quickly charge things up, getting up to seven hours of battery life, Google claims, while plugging in for just 10 minutes. Marshmallow through a new Doze feature generally promises longer battery life, by shutting down or placing certain functions and apps on standby, when the phone is idle. *Now on Tap.

To summon the new feature, which isn’t yet perfect but I imagine will only get smarter and more useful over time, you tap and hold the home button on the phone. But while Project Fi is supposed to automatically choose the best connection among Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks from Sprint and T-Mobile, I didn’t always get a strong phone signal or a signal at all as I used the 6P in and around Northern New Jersey.

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