It’s easy for people to say that companies don’t make ’em like they used to anymore when referring to the current generation of flagship smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 didn’t blow up spontaneously like the Note 7 and the Nexus 6 doesn’t just shut off when its battery falls to 30 percent.
Maybe the Nexus 6 would if it’s running Android 7.1.1 Nougat like the Nexus 6P or Google Pixel, the two primary victims of this sudden death affliction.
And in case you’re wondering, it’s the very same issue – like the 6P, the Pixel instantaneously comes back to life when it plugs into a charger.
What’s great is that Apple users can’t look at their peers on Android and laugh anymore. Besides having its own instances of spontaneous combustion, there have been many cases of the iPhone 6s abruptly shutting off at the 30 percent battery mark.
Anyway, is the shut-off bug really the fault of Nougat? Apparently not. According to Android Authority, users have tried reverting their devices back to Marshmallow to no avail. The problem still occurs, indicating that faulty hardware might just be the main culprit.
Seeing all these things happening to smartphones costing more than $650 must really be worrying to those on older models looking to make the jump to the today’s most popular flagships.
Perhaps they should start looking at mid-range alternatives. If they want a high-end option that hasn’t been problematic, the best option so far would be the HTC 10 which has been comparatively problem-free since its arrival in May.