Google Nexus 6: All you need to know


So we’re in that part of the year when the world is abuzz with smartphone announcements… the big ones. Been a while since Apple did their part, and today was Google’s turn to show their magic.

As expected, the Mountain View company announced the Nexus 6 along with the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. But here we’ll be talking about the former, the 6-inch smartphone which is also the biggest the Nexus line of smartphones has seen. Nexus has always been about cutting edge + affordability, and up until now it does seem like the Nexus 6 will be a part of that family. Until then, lets take a look at the specifications!

Google Nexus 6 specifications

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So there’s quite a lot going on under this not-so-little device. The Nexus 6 also marks the (public) birth of the newest and greatest iteration of Android — Android v5.0 aka Lollipop.

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The 6-inch screen is definitely a radical step that Google took to appease large-screen lovers, something that even Apple did with both of their phones that launched this year. Back to the Nexus 6; while there’s doubt about how much acceptability a 6-inch smartphone will have around the world, one thing that’s very clear is that no one’s going to mind the 2.7GHz quad-core monster of an SoC that comes in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805.

3GB of RAM and extremely wise storage variants in 32GB and 64GB complete the Nexus 6, along with a 13 mega-pixel rear 4K-capable camera and a 2 mega-pixel front camera. Nexus smartphones haven’t always been the best camera phones, which is something Google will look to change with the Nexus 6 and its f/2.0 sensor.

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Design is a lot like the current-gen Moto X, which is sort of disappointing; what’s good is that the Moto X has been acclaimed for exactly that. Either way, one would’ve hoped to see a new design being implemented on the Nexus 6.

Google says that the 3220mAh battery can go for more than 24 hours on a single charge, which although subjective, is a tall claim. Many smartphones of 2014 have, however, turned up to be return decent battery life which we hope is the case with the Nexus 6 as well. One thing that’s definitely going to hamper battery life is the pixel-packed screen though, but it doesn’t seem like buyers mind that! Oh and one other thing that definitely worth mentioning about the battery is quick charging: Google says 15 minutes of charging will give you 6 hours of use, which does sound pretty cool to us.

At US$649 starting, do you think the Nexus 6 will live up to the legacy?

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