Today’s smackdown is between two phablets, the OnePlus 2 and the Nexus 6. We’re going to lay down their specs, so that you can decide which one is worth it.
Design, Display and Processor
The Nexus 6 measures 159.3×82.9×10 mm compared to the OnePlus 2 which measures 151.8×74.9×9.9 mm. In terms of weight, the latter is 184 grams whereas the OnePlus 2 is only 175 grams.
Now, as far as looks, these two gizmos are not that distant. They rock a curved plastic back panel with a metal carcass around the body. However, if you’re looking for a sleeker smartphone, the OnePlus 2 wins as it comes with various personalized looks such as Bamboo, Black Apricot, Kevlar etc. This is due to the OnePlus StyleSwap service.
Display wise, the Nexus 6 comes with a 5.96-inch display having a resolution of 2560×1440 at 493 ppi while the OnePlus 2 is equipped with a 5.5-inch a 1920×1080 resolution at 401 ppi.
Let’s talk processors: the Nexus 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz with a quad-core CPU and 3GB of RAM. The OnePlus 2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, octa-core 64-bit and it has 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The latter comes with the fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope while the Nexus 6 has no fingerprint scanner, but it does have the accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope etc.
Camera, OS and Battery
The camera department also represents a tie for these two devices. They sport a 13 MP back end shooter that also includes OIS. However, the back end shooter included in the OnePlus 2 has the ability to capture 720p slo-mo videos at 120 fps and that’s not all as the OnePlus 2 comes with a 5 MP FFC while the Nexus 6 has a just a 2 MP shooter.
The OnePlus 2 runs Android 5.1 OxygenOS whilst the Nexus 6 runs Android 5.0, however it will receive the new Android Marshmallow OS soon, which means a lot of new exciting features (Doze, Android Pay and more).
As for the battery unit, the Nexus 6 comes with a 3220 mAh and has Qi wireless charging while the OnePlus 2 has a 3,300 mAh battery unit.
The OnePLus 2 phablet will function on an invite-base selection only. The 16GB storage model costs £239 while the 64GB option retails for £289.
For the 32 GB version of the Nexus 6, you will have to pay £479 while the 64 GB model is priced at £549. In short, if you’re interested in owning a phablet with tiptop specs, the OnePlus 2 is the right choice, but if you’re all about the screen size, the Nexus 6 should definitely be your go-to phablet.
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