Nexus phones were supposed to be cheap, right? Well, Nexus 6 isn’t. And while some of you will mind, most of us won’t. Nexus 6 is a no-compromise Android experience with best of everything. Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 were affordable but they had flaws, serious flaws! Nexus 4’s 2100mAh battery and camera performance was really bad. Nexus 5’s camera was just fine but battery performance was again barely acceptable. The speaker while loud was tinny. This is our Nexus 6 Review !Nexus 6 has no such flaws. It is the best Android phone you can buy right now. It has the best of hardware, best of battery life and being a Nexus phone, it has the best of software. Nexus 6 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. It has a 6″ crisp QHD display and a gigantic 3220mAh battery.
The key features of Motorola Google Nexus 6 are as follows:
- 6″ QHD (2560 x 1600) Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU
- 3GB of RAM
- Android 5.0 Lollipop Out-of-the-box
- 13MP Camera with OIS
- 2MP Front Facing Camera
- 4K Video Recording @30FPS
- Dual Stereo Front-Facing Speakers
- 3220mAh Battery
- 4G LTE
- $650 for 32GB variant
6″ phone is not for everyone. In fact, it is not for many of us. But, again, it isn’t as big as you think. For comparison, it is just a hair wider than the iPhone 6 but is shorter than the iPhone 6 Plus. It is also just a bit bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Nexus 6 has one of the best display we have ever seen on a smartphone. 2K display on a 6″ phone is just amazing. Had it been a 5.2″ phone like the Motorola Droid Turbo, 2K screen would make very less sense. But in a 6″ screen, 2K display really makes sense.
The sharpness of the screen is amazing but the same cannot be said about the screen brightness. Motorola Nexus 6 uses Amoled technology and Amoled screens generally have poor maximum brightness. We are saying “generally” because Samsung’s recent flagship phones have impressive brightness. In fact, they go as high as IPS LCD displays. Nexus 6 has great display but outdoors, you will have a problem viewing the text.
Motorola Nexus 6 is powered by the most powerful Snapdragon chipset, the 805. Clocked at 2.7GHz. Nexus 6 is the fastest Android phone. It is faster than the Note 4 and all other Android flagships. In fact, it is faster than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Being a stock Android phone, it has very less bloats. The material design works well in the Nexus 6 too. The new UI looks fresh. Everything is simple and smooth. Apps launch quickly and everything works as you would expect from a high-end smartphone. Android 5.0 brings power-saver mode too which improves the battery life of Nexus 6 by a margin.