Nexus 6 Review
Finally the new Nexus phone by google is here! And as per tradition it comes out with an OS update in the form of Android 5.0 named Lollipop. Also this time the Nexus phone has been manufactured by Motorola unlike the pervious devices which were manufactured by LG.
Design and Interface
The Nexus 6 looks essentially like the second-gen Motorola Moto X on steroids. It has the same curved back, an aluminium trim that dips down into the back plate, and a branded M-dimple, for Motorola.
The larger device has allowed google to put in a bigger AMOLED screen of 5.96 inches with a resolution of 2560×1440. Vibrant, razor sharp, and immersive, the phone serves up nearly six inches of media-viewing goodness. Web pages, HD videos and graphics-intensive games all looked buttery-smooth, with dynamic colors and fine details.
Software features: Lollipop
The Nexus 6 has come with the new Android version 5. 0 Lollipop. The new OS is by far the best version of android yet. With changes and tweaks to almost the entire OS to make it more cohesive and intuitive experience, Nexus 6 android experience is a big thumbs up.
Some of the key features of the new OS are:
New notification and overview center
More language options
And much much more.. Check out our Android Lollipop review for more details.
Camera and Video
At back, there’s a 13-megapixel camera that seems to be similar to the 13-megapixel Moto X snapper. It’s not. It has a better Sony IMX214 sensor with a wider f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization.
This trumps the Moto X camera specs that comprise of an older sensor and lacked OIS. It’s also far superior to what we got with 8-megapixel Nexus 5 camera last year.
The Nexus 6‘s 13-megapixel camera in outside light rewards you for your faith with plenty of crisp, balanced images that rival those of other top phones. Lighter hues are bright and blacks are dark. Vivid colors flood the eye. Although high quality in general, whites bleached out in some scenarios and low light shots weren’t as good as rival phones like the Iphone 6 line can produce.
HDR mode enhanced some landscape scenes, especially when combatting harsh sunlight angles, and indoor pictures were generally good. The lens wouldn’t always focus on extreme close-ups, like flower petals, before starting to fuzz the edges.
Front-facing photos on the 2-megapixel camera are good both indoors and out, with faithful color representation and enough detail to satisfy without realizing every facial cranny and nook.
Call quality (as per Cnet)
Call quality in both indoor and outdoor settings were great — none of our calls dropped, audio remained consistent, and we didn’t hear any extraneous buzzing or static. Our calling partner sounded clear with no distortion, and volume range were at adequate levels. As for the other line, we were told that we also sounded clear. Our partner didn’t hear any background noises when we carried our conversation outdoors near a busy street and heavy construction.
The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 quad-core 2.7GHz processor provides lightning fast multi-tasking and the Adreno 420 GPU gives you brilliant graphics with 3 GB RAM.
Battery (as per Cnet)
The 3,220 mAh battery offers an estimated 8.5 hours of Internet browsing on Wi-Fi and 7 hours on LTE. It also has a reported talk time of up to 24 hours and a standby time of 300 hours. During our own battery drain test for continuous video playback, the phone lasted 11 hours and 56 minutes. Anecdotal observation showed that with medium usage on LTE and brightness cranked all the way up, it still had about 30 percent juice at the end of the work day.
We also measured how long the Nexus took to recharge with a fully drained battery. Using the Turbo charger the device came packaged with, it took 43 minutes to regain 50 percent of its battery life, and 1 hour and 50 minutes to fully charge.
Well the Nexus 6 is a leap when it comes to increase in its size. For people who don’t want a Mega phone, the huge size might be a problem. So google might lose few customers due to it. If you want a similar phone for a lesser size, you can always go for the Moto X.
However, if you are cool with the expansive size and pure Android experience, the Nexus 6 delivers the goods with only a few minor drawbacks. It ticks all the right boxes and will be a pleasure to use.Disclaimer: We have tried to provide accurate information, however we do not guarantee the information to be 100% correct. If you find anything wrong or missing about the post, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.