The Nexus 6P is widely regarded as one of the best smartphones the world has to offer. It has the highest ratings of specs, the best build materials, and is supported by Google for faster software updates.
However, it’s only natural that you would want to feel unique and stand out from the crowd. Therefore, you would want to try some things that would increase its functionality, make it look different, or increase its sense of style.
The aluminum finish on the Nexus 6P and its unibody design is subject to a unanimous liking by the masses, however, this has led to some sacrifices. Mainly, less protection and no expandable storage.
Well, that’s why accessories exist and we’ve gathered the best ones money can get you. So, here they are! The best accessories for the Nexus 6P.
1. Spigen Rugged Armor Case
The Spigen Rugged Armor for the Nexus 6P is one of the best cases out there. The purpose of a case in this scenario is protection from daily use, and this is what this case manages to achieve.
For starters, its design only consists of a single layer, which is both flexible and durable. It flaunts glossy accents and carbon fiber textures along the top and bottom of the case. This makes sure your Nexus 6P is well protected, but also adds in a dash of style for good measure.
Again, in typical Spigen fashion, the case tapers along the front and camera, so as to protect them from direct impact in the unfortunate situation where your phone manages to slip from your fingers. It is available only in black, for $14.99. But, with all the pros, there must be some cons as well. First, the case does not provide much grip, and second the edges don’t feel too comfortable.
Notable feature: The corners are equipped with the Air Cushion Technology as with most of the new-age Spigen cases. This is to ensure that when your Nexus 6P suffers from a nasty fall, the corners will make sure that it won’t get much damage.
2. Vintage Hard Oiled Leather Case
The vintage hard oiled leather case is one of the best leather cases for the Nexus 6P out there.
This particular case adds the perfect amount of that premium look to be worth your while. The leather is tough enough to protect your smartphone from daily nicks and scratches, and also from regular wear-and-tear.
The cut-outs are precise and accurate enough to promise unhindered usage of the power button, volume rockers, camera, and Nexus imprint. It includes pockets to store cash, or an ID, as well. Priced at $90, the price does indeed justify the product. The majority of users gave a very positive review of the case and claim that it is a smooth and snug fit for your smartphone.
NOTABLE FEATURE: the best combination of that premium look that we all look so hard for, protection and functionality.
3. Abacus 24-7 Case
This case is the best wallet case for the Nexus 6P. It is a protective case, and the outer PU leather flap ensures that part. But, it also has functionality in mind, acting as a wallet, a stand, and also as a protective case as well.
It has a total of 4 slots. 2 to hold some cards, a transparent one to hold some ID, and a large one to hold some cash, as well. You also have easy access to the power buttons, the volume rockers, the camera, and the Nexus Imprint, so that the case does not hinder your use of the smartphone.
You also have the ability to fold the front flap backwards so that the case acts as a stand. It is aggressively priced at $20, and is available in the following colors: Black, blue, and purple.
Our review is mainly positive, but, the cutout for the Nexus Imprint is too small to use comfortably.
NOTABLE FEATURE: You can fold the flap backwards so that the case acts as a stand.
4. Sandisk 16/32/64 GB Wireless USB
The Nexus 6P’s design is absolutely brilliant. It’s sleek, elegant and compact. However, with all this comes quite a large tradeoff. The lack of expandable storage.
To tackle that particular issue, this USB made by SanDisk—which is wireless—is extremely convenient. 8 users can simultaneously use the device at any one time, and it uses Wi-Fi to do what it does. So that means no cables or data connection required.
It can run up to 4 hours on a single charge, and you use the browser to access your files. You can also have the choice to integrate an (optional) password for additional protection, as well. You can charge it using the USB 2.0 port on it.
You’d probably want the 64GB version, which is priced at $92. But, the 16GB version and the 32GB versions are also available, and are priced at $45 and $58, respectively.
But, there’s a catch, though. Cables are almost always faster than wireless data transfer, so to tackle that issue, we have the…
5. Sandisk Ultra 16/32/64/128 GB Micro-USB Flash Drive
The Nexus 6P supports the brand new USB-C type port, and it’s better in every possible way. From the transfer speeds to the faster charging.
This flash drive is quite unconventional because the SanDisk Ultra Micro-USB flash drive connects directly to your smartphone. That’s right folks, directly to your USB-Port.
It essentially acts as how any typical flash drive would work on a PC. It acts as additional storage for your smartphone. Albeit, it has one more trick up its sleeve. It has 2 ports! You can connect one end to your PC, while the other end would be used to connect to your smartphone.
It integrates the latest and greatest in USB technology, USB 3.0, which lets you transfer files 130 MB per second. Now, that’s fast!
This lets you store any type of files and allows you to access them on your smartphone without any hiccups. Movies, music, pictures, you name it!
So, what about the pricing? The 128 gig model retails for $39.95, while the 16 gig, 32 gig, and 64 gig versions are priced at $8, $12, and $16 respectively.
6. Anker Astro E7
The battery on the Nexus 5X’s battery is not that bad, by any means. Sure, it’s a 2700 mAh battery, but that still leaves room for improvement.
At this point, you might want to consider other smartphones with great battery life. But, this is not an unsolvable issue.
So, what’s the big deal about this charger? Well, specs first. The Anker Astro E7 is a 26800 mAh portable charger. You also get a travel bag, and a complimentary micro-USB cable along with the package.
It has 3 ports, and the Power IQ technology which is integrated into it allows for smart distribution of power. This means that the Anker Astro E7 will output the most effective amount of charge that will ensure the fastest recharge times for your Nexus 6P. Pretty sweet, don’t you think?
It turns on by pressing the power button integrated into it. Also, it uses a micro-USB B type to recharge it. So, don’t misplace it with the USB type C cable that comes with your Nexus 6P.
The Anker Astro E7 is priced at $120.
7. Ampen Hybrid Stylus
The Nexus 6P has a huge screen. This behemoth of a smartphone has a 5.7-inch panel which is glorious in every aspect. It’s so huge in fact that the Nexus 6P is battling hard with other phablets in its proximity.
So, why let all that screen real estate go to waste?
Most people use a stylus because they don’t want to get their fingerprints on that gorgeous screen while others do the same as to work more efficiently. The amPen hybrid stylus takes care of both those issues. It is ultra-sensitive and is as responsive as your fingers are. It retails for around $20 and is available in the red, black, pink, silver, and white variants.
Notable feature: The stylus is also economic. You can change the tip of it when it wears out as opposed to chucking out the whole stylus itself.
8. Samsung Level Box Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Sure, speakers are not essential for the Nexus 6P, but still, we went ahead and chose the Samsung Level Box Bluetooth Wireless Speaker because of its premium design, luxurious form factor, and its highly competitive price point.
The Samsung Level Box also integrates NFC into the mix, that is, Near Field Communication. Your Nexus 6P can automatically connect to the speaker just by placing it near the speaker. Now, that is convenient!
If your smartphone is not compatible with NFC, no worries! You can still use Bluetooth to connect to the speaker with just one tap. The speaker is elegantly designed, stylish, and sleek. It consists of a metal grille, along with a brushed metal design, which is both premium and also complements your style.
Did I mention that it is extremely compact? This portability is extremely convenient. You can carry this speaker around, without it feeling like a burden.
Like all Bluetooth speakers, you need to recharge the speaker from time to time. But, the battery also tackles this issue by providing you, the end-user, with 15 hours of playback on a single charge.
Notable Feature: The Samsung Level Box retails for $169. Albeit, on the costlier side, at the time of writing, you can avail this premium speaker for just $60.
Accessories are what makes anything you own truly yours. It helps you customize anything and everything to fit your needs and the Nexus 6P is no exception.
You can try out new cases or pump up various other Bluetooth speakers. Heck, you can even use a stylus along with it.
The simple yet minimal design of the Nexus 6P leaves a large room for improvement. No, we’re not saying that the Nexus 6P is bad, we’re just saying that you can do so much more by using those accessories we listed above.
You can improve the sense of fashion, functionality, or ruggedness of your device by using any of the above-mentioned accessories.
Again, if you feel that we’ve missed anything, give us a shout by using the comment section below.