And the wait is finally over. Like we said earlier, Google has officially announced the next Nexus smartphone, Nexus 6 via a blog post today.
The rumors were bang on target as the phone comes with a monster screen which is even bigger than the recently announced Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7 inch display. So, you have a large 5.96 inch screen up front with an impressive resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. This puts the Nexus 6 in the phablet category like most other flagship devices currently available in the market.
When it comes to the internals, the device is as impressive as its display. Inside, Motorola has packed in the new Snapdragon 805 chipset with processors clocked at 2.7 GHz. There’s the latest Adreno 420 GPU which means playing games and videos on the device will be extremely smooth. Further, the processor is backed up by the 3GB RAM onboard. This is once again at par with Note 4’s and LG G3’s RAM capacity.
Given that currently Note 4 is the only famous flagship that comes with this new processor, it’s more than likely that Nexus 6 will set new figures in the benchmark ratings.
As you can see, Nexus 6 is better than the previous Nexus 5 in almost every aspect. Even for the camera, Motorola has fitted a 13MP rear shooter with OIS and 4K video capabilities. There’s a better front camera too, a 2.1MP shooter instead of the 1.3MP camera found on the Nexus 5.
Although Nexus 5 was perfect in most aspects, it did have a few drawbacks. The camera and the battery were the two of them. So, when Motorola upgraded the camera as well as the display on the new device, they made sure it came with enough juice to power it all day long.
Nexus 6 comes with a large 3,220 mAh battery which the company claims is enough for 9.5 and 10 hours of internet usage on Wi-Fi and 4G networks respectively. Moreover, it can play videos for 10 long hours and can provide up to 24 hours of talk time. This is definitely good news for Nexus fans as now they don’t have to worry about charging their devices in between the day.
Finally, the new Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the biggest Android updates till date and like previous versions, the new Nexus 6 comes with the OS out of the box. Android Lollipop’s material design uses a lot of new colors and transition effects and makes the user experience more or less the same across all Google products. Moreover, the Project Volta which is a part of Android 5.0 makes sure that your OS manages your processor and apps efficiently, thereby increasing battery life.
As you can see, the all new Nexus 6 is without doubt the best Android smartphone made till date. The high end processor coupled with a large battery makes it a must buy for all smartphone lovers.
However, there’s one big issue with the new Nexus. Unlike earlier generations which retailed for an affordable price tag of $349, this monster will only be available for a hefty price tag of $649.
So, buying it off contract doesn’t really look that attractive now. But on the bright side, Google’s Nexus 6 will be available on all major carriers in US on contract including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
Pre-order starts from October 29th and it will start shipping from November.
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