After months of leaks, rumours, and rampant speculation, the Nexus 6 phone has officially revealed itself in all its glory.
It is big. It is powerful. And it is running the latest and best version of Android – 5.0 Lollipop.
HELLO GIANT MOTO
The Nexus 6 is actually a giant Moto X, which isn’t any shock provided that Motorola designed it.
It was codenamed Shamu, and we are able to see why. It is large, measuring in at just below 160mm lengthy – a smidgen greater than the gargantuan iPhone 6 Plus.
Aside from its size, it actually does look like a carbon copy of the Moto X, sharing its rounded design, dual front-facing audio system, and rear dimple.
The obvious visual difference is the nexus logo stamped on the rear, together with the lower place of the power and volume buttons on the right-hand side, to accommodate for the bigger size.
6 INCHES OF PIXEL-PACKED GOODNESS
The Nexus 6 has a 5.96in display screen. However we’re calling it 6 inches any longer, thanks very much.
That is a really decent 493 pixels per inch, and while not fairly as dense as its LG and Samsung rivals, should still make for super-sharp photos, even together with your eyeballs hugging the display. Not that we would suggest you do this, mind.
It is an AMOLED panel too, which signifies that it should match the Note 4 for vivid colors and true blacks.
As a result of AMOLED screens turn off all black pixels fully, it may help extend the battery life too.
RETURN OF THE FLASH
Just like the Moto X, the Nexus 6’s camera is surrounded in a rather engaging circular LED ring flash. Aside from looking superior, it may enhance how evenly-lit pictures are, although we’ll have to attend for our remaining review to make a final judgement.
The Nexus 6 additionally shares the Moto X’s 13MP camera – a bump up from the 8MP camera of final year’s LG-made Nexus 5.
Once more, it is impossible to price the camera performance till we compare similar check shots from different devices, so keep tuned for our closing verdict.
POWER IN SPADES
The Nexus 6 device matches the Galaxy Note 4 spec-for-spec, making it one of the highly effective smartphones on the planet.
Beating beneath its curvy shell is Qualcomm’s mighty Snapdragon 805 2.7GHz quad-core processor, together with 3GB of RAM and both 32GB or 64GB on onboard storage.
It is a beast on paper, and we expect it to be fly usually use too, laughing within the face of multitasking and gaming.
The 805 is extra environment-friendly than the 801 processor present in different devices just like the LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3, which may also help squeeze out every final drop of battery.
Sadly there is no microSD slot, and the battery is not removable both – the G3 and the Note 4 one-up the Nexus 6 in that regard.
THE SWEETEST VERSION OF ANDROID YET
The Nexus 6 is, unsurprisingly, landing with the most recent version of Android. On this case, that is Android 5.0 Lollipop, and its revamped Materials UI looks gorgeous.
There’s lots more to Lollipop than a brand new paint job, however, together with battery optimisations, security enhancements and far, much more.
A (MERCIFULLY) LARGER BATTERY
That massive screen, coupled with all of these additional pixels, is the proper recipe for a battery disaster.
Fortunately, the Nexus 6 has a big 3220mAh battery which, coupled with the extra environment friendly processor, AMOLED display screen and Android Lollipop’s battery optimisations, should hopefully present a minimum of an all-day moderate to heavy usage experience.