Google has transformed from being just a search engine and it now offers users with a wide range of services as well as flagship devices, among them being the Nexus 6.
When Google launched the Nexus 6, it made everyone look at the device not as a phone, but as a tool you can use to access the internet. The massive screen size will provide you with excellent views when browsing the web as well as when watching videos from the internet. This post takes a closer look at this Google flagship, exploring its design, performance, display, as well as the pricing in the current smartphone market.
Google Nexus 6 Review: Design
The Google Nexus 6 is a really huge smartphone, with a width of 83 mm, which puts it someplace in the world of phablets. This device has been made by Motorola and it almost takes the design of the Moto X, which has a curved back that gives it a very elegant feel. This curve is very helpful in keeping hold of the large phone in your hand. You’ll have to check with the size of your pockets or handbag before going for this one, for it is a large device and it weighs about 186 grams, which is not too bad for its size.
The Nexus 6 comes with a display size of 5.96 inches that supports the AMOLED display technology and has a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. This screen has a pixel density of 493 pixels per inch, which is almost similar to what the users of LG G3 and the Galaxy Note 4 flagships, enjoyed, but with a lower pixel density, probably due to the large screen size. You won’t be disappointed with watching videos on this device, even with auto-brightness turned on.
Hardware and software
The Nexus 6 has no extension slot for an SD card, but you’ll get a decent storage space on the device. The Nexus 6 also comes with a highly effective and very fast performing Qualcomm chipset that only a few flagship models have it on their cards. Another strong point of the Nexus 6 is it makes use of the new Android Lollipop OS, which, when combined with the Snapdragon processor, makes the performance of this device amazingly fast.
The Google Nexus 6 features a 13MP camera on the rear which has support for optical image stabilization and can record 4k videos. You’ll also get HDR and an amazing performance, when in bright light from this camera, which has been let down by its less-featured camera app. The front-facing camera has a lens of 2MP.
The Google Nexus 6 is one of the largest smartphones there is today and if you are an enthusiast of large-size screens on phones, you can get this device for around $500.
Even though this phone is one of the cheapest of its size, there is little to win you over, unless you are just looking for a phone with a big screen. Furthermore, with its price, there are much smaller-sized phones that can take the place of the Nexus 6, without even noticing the differences in performance.
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