Nexus 6by Google

  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 6
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
84%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • Nexus users are treated to the latest Android software updates before anyone else without fear of carriers getting in the way.
  • The quad-HD AMOLED screen is good enough to make your tablet jealous.
  • The design approach is similar to that of the rest of Motorola's line, and it's nothing to scoff at.

CONS

  • The device is big--really big. Most people won't be able to use it with only one hand.
  • The camera performs fine in situations with ample lighting but struggles in low light.
  • For a phone this size, battery life should be extraordinary. It isn't. However, the phone ships with a Turbo Charger that charges the battery to six hours of life in only 15 minutes.
If you prefer to experience Android in its purest from--direct from Google--meet the Nexus 6. This is a behemoth of a device with a 6-inch screen. Its Snapdragon processor is lightning fast, and the addition of another speaker to the front of the phone gives it stereo capability. With this phone, Google shifted the Nexus from midrange to high-end. The most expensive Nexus device we've seen to date is available directly from Google or through select carriers.
NameNexus 6Nexus 6PGalaxy S6 ActiveG4Nexus 5X
ManufacturerGoogleGoogleSamsungLGGoogle
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90%

It takes two hands to properly operate the Nexus 6, but this Android phone feels better in my increasingly ambidextrous grasp for its size.

It takes two hands to properly operate the Nexus 6, but this Android phone feels better in my increasingly ambidextrous grasp for its size.

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90%

Going back to the Nexus 6 itself, its gigantic size puts it into the phablet category, but as a phablet, it lacks some additional enhancemen…

Going back to the Nexus 6 itself, its gigantic size puts it into the phablet category, but as a phablet, it lacks some additional enhancements to really make good use of the real estate it has to work with. Read more at http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Google-Nexus-6-Review_id3852/page/4#5Wf3pyXeBSluAeWu.99

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86%

The Nexus 6 doesn't have terrible battery life, but it's definitely not as good as many similarly sized phones.

The Nexus 6 doesn't have terrible battery life, but it's definitely not as good as many similarly sized phones.

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86%

Android Lollipop couldn’t ask for a better showcase than the Nexus 6. I do wish that the software did a better job helping me manage a devic…

Android Lollipop couldn’t ask for a better showcase than the Nexus 6. I do wish that the software did a better job helping me manage a device this large, but the fundamental improvements to the already excellent notification system have made me more productive already.

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80%

With its Snapdragon 805 processor, the phone is lightning fast and operates swiftly. Daily and necessary tasks like opening the app drawer, …

With its Snapdragon 805 processor, the phone is lightning fast and operates swiftly. Daily and necessary tasks like opening the app drawer, scrolling down Web pages, and returning to the homescreen were all done without delay

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70%

We’re a big fan of front-facing speakers at the TrustedReviews offices and the Nexus 6 doesn’t disappoint. The distance between the speakers…

We’re a big fan of front-facing speakers at the TrustedReviews offices and the Nexus 6 doesn’t disappoint. The distance between the speakers, thanks to that huge screen, means you get a decent stereo effect and their loudness impresses, too. Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/nexus-6-review-screen-and-performance-page-2#4hpCBjVCJlIw5g4R.99

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In a vacuum, the Nexus 6 is a pretty compelling device, particularly if you want something big. But the Nexus 6 doesn't live in a vacuum, pa…

In a vacuum, the Nexus 6 is a pretty compelling device, particularly if you want something big. But the Nexus 6 doesn't live in a vacuum, particularly if you consider that what's supposed to make it special — the Nexus brand and what comes along with it — isn't quite as exclusive as it used to be.

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Lollipop isn't just a coat of make-up, though. The fantastic new Smart Lockscreen feature has enabled me to protect my phone with a PIN, but…

Lollipop isn't just a coat of make-up, though. The fantastic new Smart Lockscreen feature has enabled me to protect my phone with a PIN, but also never have to enter it, since I can now set my phone to automatically unlock whenever it's near a trusted Bluetooth device like a smartwatch or one of the many speakers I have littered around my apartment.

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In the past two weeks, I’ve had more close calls with this phone slipping out of my hand then I wish to count.

In the past two weeks, I’ve had more close calls with this phone slipping out of my hand then I wish to count.

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60% Said they'd buy it again. Would You?
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Positive Reviews
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Best android experience around. Less is truly more
I love this phone. It looks big but once you start using it you don't notice the size anymore. While some of the competing phones in this category may have extra bells and whistles, it's actually been a pleasure to have a core android experience that just works.

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