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We’re always a little confused about how to refer to a Nexus. Take the Nexus 6, for example, is it a Motorola phone? An Android? A Google? Actually, the Nexus 6 is all those things, and the combination of Motorola, Android and Google is an absolute winner. From top grade processor specs to stunning screen resolution, the Nexus 6 has it all.
What should you be getting excited about? Probably the main draw is going to be the all new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, but power, screen and even camera specs are all top end. Maybe the question should be what’s not to like, because we’re still trying to come up with something about the Nexus 6 that we’re not in love with. As far as smart phones go, this could well be the best release of the year.
If you’re familiar with the Motorola X, then the Nexus 6 will look like an old friend. The Nexus has the same slim, curved lines seen on the X, and the same slightly indented back panel that makes the phone sit so well in the hand. The only real difference is that the volume control is slightly lower on the right than on the X, probably due to the larger size of the Nexus. And weighing in at 184 grams, the Nexus is no brick, despite that large size.
Internally, you’re looking at some of the biggest and best specs on the market. Compared to the older Nexus 5 (which was designed by LG rather than Motorola) you’re getting a whole slew of upgrades, including a larger screen, more processing power and a better camera too.
Basically, the Motorola Nexus 6 is everything that you could possibly want from a top of the line model. And we’re really not kidding. From it’s awesome performance to its swish new operating system the Nexus 6 lacks nothing, and to top it off it’s sexy looking and sleek too.
You might want to take a seat before we give you CPU specs on the Nexus 6, because they’re pretty shocking. The Nexus is driven by an absolutely massive quad core 2.7 GHz processor. Add 3GB of RAM (yes, you read that right, 3 GB) and you’re looking at what could well be the fastest and most responsive phone on the market.
What’s going to interest most buyers in the Nexus is that brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, since the Nexus is the first phone to run it out of the box. What should you expect? A bunch of nifty new features. You’ll be able to keep separate personal and business profiles on your mobile, a new do not disturb function will switch your phone off and then on at set times (like when you’re in that important meeting) so no more forgetting to power up and missing calls, and new smoother graphics too.
In short you’re getting the best of the best. In terms of performance it’s doubtful that anything else is going to match the power of the Nexus 6, at least until early next year. Basically you’re getting a 2015 flagship phone a couple of months early.
Motorola very precisely quotes the screen size of the Nexus 6 as 5.96 inches, which frankly is close enough to 6 for us. That means that you’re getting a ton of screen space to play around in. The benefits of this aren’t just that you get great viewing, but also that things like on screen typing are an awful lot easier.
Spec wise you’re getting a real 2K display here. 1440 x 2560, working out at about 493 PPI, so pictures are crisp, clean and sharp as a tack. Plus, it’s an AMOLED screen, so colour reproduction is really second to none.
If you’re looking for one of the best screens around, then look no further. The Nexus 6 has very little competition in terms of screen specs, and it’s a true pleasure to look at.
The Nexus 6 is sporting a solid 13 MP camera. Okay, that’s not the highest spec camera on shelves right now, but it packs a fair punch. Pictures are clear, sharp and have great colour, more than good enough for most casual snappers. The forward facing cam is the regular 2 MP video chat cam that we’d expect to see.
What makes the camera on the Nexus special then? That would be the flash. The Nexus has a ring flash, which means the flash is a circle surrounding the lens of the camera. The result is pictures that have even lighting, no matter what the natural light situation is.
Of course, you’re getting all the features that you’d expect too. The Nexus has auto focus, optical image stabilisation, face detection and HDR. In short, you’re going to be getting some pretty sweet shots with the Nexus.
There are a couple more things about the Nexus 6 that are worth a mention. One is the fact that it’s water resistant, always a bonus if you don’t want to worry about spills and drops. Water resistance is becoming standard on top end phones, and it’s nice to see that Motorola haven’t been left behind.
Battery power is going to be a big draw on the Nexus too. Firstly, it is capable of wireless charging (meaning you don’t need to clutter your home with cables). But it’s also got super speedy charging. Motorola are saying that a mere 15 minute charge can get you 6 hours of use, which is very impressive indeed.
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 - XT1103 US model|
|3G Network||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900 - XT1100 Global model|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1103 US model|
|4G Network||LTE 700 / 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 / 850 / 2500 - XT1100 Global model|
|LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 / 2500 - XT1103 US model|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, October|
|Dimensions||159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm (6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 in)|
|Weight||184 g (6.49 oz)|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.96 inches (~493 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Internal||32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Speed||DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat6, 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps DL|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|USB||microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host, USB On-the-go|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, HDR, dual recording|
|Video||2160p@30fps, optical stabilization|
|Secondary Camera||2 MP|
|OS||Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|Colors||Midnight Blue, Cloud White|
|- Wireless charging|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- MP4/H.264/H.263 player|
|- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document editor|
|- Voice memo/dial/commands|
|- Predictive text input|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3220 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 330 h|
|Talk time||Up to 24 h|
The Motorola Nexus 6 is one of those rare phones that just seems to have absolutely everything. Huge power, huge screen, decent camera, and a sparkly new operating system version mean that the Nexus is a tough competitor to beat.
On top of all of this you’ll get the usual: 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, and either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory, depending on which model you go for. Be warned though, there’s no SD card slot, so you can’t expand memory.
Anything we don’t like? Tough one. An SD card slot would be nice, we suppose, but there’s enough memory internally for most of us. The Nexus is pricey too, but what can we say? It’s more than worth spending on. If you’re looking for the hottest and best new smart phone around, then it’s going to have to be the Motorola Nexus 6. Expect to see it topping best seller lists and Christmas wish lists, it’s a simply stunning mobile.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.