The Nexus 6 costs around $649 for the 32 GB version and $699 for the 64 GB version.

Design 

It looks rather like a larger version of the Moto X released in 2014, but has wonderful design and is nice to hold. The design is aesthetic and practical, with arounded back, which is convex and slimmer at the bottom. However, it is quite large and fit for big hands. However, you can soon get used to the size, and there are obvious advantages, as typing is more accurate and precise, and navigation is easier.It offers good resistance to fingerprints.

Display

The display is of 6 inches, QHD, AMOLED technology, with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a ppi of 493. It offers sharp text and vibrant colors.

What’s New?

The phone offers support for Qi charging wirelessly though the dock for charging has to be bought separately. Also, it has a Turbo Charging cable that can give six hours of battery juice within fifteen minutes.

Hardware

The device is quite a beast inside, coming with a RAM of 3 GB and clocking at 2.7 GHz, with a quad-core, Snapdragon 805 CPU powering it.

Software

The device operates using the Android 5.0, Lollipop version, a stock Android version that gets all the latest operating system updates first. This means that it should receive the Android M version much earlier than other devices. The Android experience on the Nexus 6 is pure and devoid of additional bloatware that is typically provided by third party developers. It does not have any unwanted features but brings in all the advantages of Android with Material Design and ART along with Project Volta and even a new Messages application.



Performance

The performance of the Nexus 6 is smooth and slick, with applications starting quickly. You can play most of the games without any stutter, and the 6-inch screenmakes it even more fun. Navigating through the apps or browsing the web is slick and Android is more refined and offers a great experience in multitasking and gaming along with watching ultra high definition videos or accessing LTE-A mobile data.

Camera and Battery

It comes with a 13 MP, rear camera, with OIS, dual LED flash and so on. The battery is 3220 mAh, which sounds good on paper, but with six inches, QHD display, it’s a different story.

Pros

The build material is premium, and the device is powerful. Android Lollipop in its pure form is great, and imaging has been improved.

Cons

The device is a little too large for many hands. The battery is not very powerful, and the QHD display seems to be overkill.

Verdict

Overall, the Nexus 6 is quite a nice handset, but staunch Nexus users might find it disappointing. The size may not be to the liking of everyone. However, the hardware set is competitive, and the features are compelling. The price is high when compared to its predecessors. It is still the best device as far as the hardware and specifications are concerned if you don’t mind the premium price.

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