Nexus 6

Nexus6
Ever since the release of the Nexus 5 back in fall 2013, there has been plenty of speculation regarding how Google will top its success. However, the wait is finally over as Google have unveiled the Nexus 5’s successor: the Nexus 6.

Rating

 

Pros
  • New OS
  • Excellent camera
Cons
  • More expensive than Nexus 5
How Much Does It Cost?

$649 (estimate)

When Is It Available?

October 2014

Operating System:

Android Lollipop

Design

As the ‘6’ in the cellphone’s name suggests the Nexus 6 features a large 6” inch screen (well, technically 5.9 inches) which Google claims offers users ‘more space to explore’. While this firmly places the Nexus 6 in the ‘phablet’ camp, the minimal bezel of the Nexus 6 prevents the Nexus 6 from being cumbersome. The Nexus 6 is perfect for watching films and reading on as Google have paired the large screen with a stunning Quad HD display. In addition, Google have improved the audio capabilities of the Nexus as this incarnation has two front-facing speakers which allow for a more immersive experience when watching videos.

Android Lollipop Paired with Powerful Hardware

The new Android operating system, Android 5 Lollipop will make its debut on the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 (the new tablet computer from Google). Android Lollipop has a number of innovative tweaks and features which make it Google’s most intuitive operating system to date. To begin with, the new Android operating system allows for a more seamless experience as recent searches, apps and photos can be accessed on all Android devices. Android Lollipop has a new interruption filter which allows you to manage who you receive notifications from, perfect for when you’re studying or just need to concentrate.

Thanks to the Snapdragon 805 Quad Core 2.7 GHz processor and an ample 3GB of RAM, Android Lollipop runs smoothly on the Nexus 6 and effortlessly multitasks.

Improved Battery

One of the great things about the Nexus 6 is its superior battery performance. While smartphones are notorious for poor battery life, Google have shown that this should not be the case. The Nexus 6 feature’s a giant 3,220 mAh battery which will give you more than 24 hours of battery life and even longer if you only use your cellphone lightly. Another great feature of the Nexus 6 is that a quick 15 minute charge will supply you with 6 hours of battery life. In addition, Android Lollipop also calculates how long the battery life on your phone will last and while the Nexus 6 is charging, Android Lollipop will tell you how long you will have to wait before the phone is fully charged.

Awesome Camera

The primary camera of the Nexus 6 features an f/2.0 lens and a 13MP camera for awesome photos. Want to take a photo of your friends against the sunset? No problem, with advanced HDR+ technology the camera on the Nexus 6 takes great pictures even in adverse lighting conditions!