Nexus 6: A Powerhouse.

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There was a time when companies like Apple and Google laughed and ignored the phablet segment in 2011. But last year 2014 proved that phablets aka the phones with a screen size of more than 5.5 inches were here to stay. Apple launched its first phablet iPhone 6 Plus, while Google did not want to lag behind and announced the Nexus 6, a phablet with 6-inch screen!

Now the thing is Nexus phones are the purest Android phones, so that’s reason enough. But the Nexus 6 poses a tough question for Android fans: Am you ready for a 6-inch phone?

The minute you lay your eyes on Nexus 6, it looks and feels like a dream. The Nexus 6 shouts “quality” the minute you hold it in your palm. The Nexus 6’s 5.96, 2560×1440 493ppi AMOLED display is great, especially indoors. The AMOLED screen’s extra contrast really helps the Lollipop operating system’s delightful colors stand out. Since it has a 6- inch display you will never have a cramped feeling while web-browsing. Also those who love to read will fancy it as a cool replacement for the Kindle. The Nexus 6 uses an AMOLED screen. In simple words this means it has a screen that shows extremely rich colors. So this phablet is good for users who prefer rich colors, especially while watching movies and browsing through photos. For all you game lovers, you need to be thankful to the 805 Snapdragon processor inside the phablet as the gaming experience on the Nexus 6 is really awesome.The animations run really smooth and apps jump to life at the touch of your finger tip. The Nexus 6, just like the Nexus 5, is one of the fastest Android phones in terms of user interface.

In other areas too, the phone performs well. GPS is reliable and network performance is very good. Also, the call quality is crisp on both ends. The device has two speakers, on the top and bottom parts of the screen and they are extremely loud. While playing games, the sound that the Nexus 6 generates is magnificent! The only annoyance in the phablet is the placement of the top speaker that is used while making calls. Given its large size of body, if you hold the phone parallel to your cheekbone, the way we usually do while talking on phone, the placement of the speaker near the ear is such that you don’t get to hear the sound properly. To get clear voice, you have hold the phone in a more vertical position. The Nexus 6 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera which allow users to click photos with better colors in low light. In good light the performance of the camera is very good. It is still not in the class of the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy Note 4, but it is definitely above average. The front camera takes decent selfies in sunlit conditions but in low light the performance is poor. The battery life of the Nexus 6 is above average. With decent use of around one hour of web browsing, lots of gaming, hour-long calls, and emails set for push sync, the battery in the Nexus 6 lasts around 14 to 15 hours.

So should you spend 40 K on it? It is a fast phone with an above average camera and battery life in its price category. It also brags of an animated screen, good looks and access to Android Lollipop. But at the same time, it has a few drawbacks. The most important one of these is its size. The Nexus 6 is quite big. In the end, it all comes down to what you prefer. If you are just looking to get a good phone, our recommendation is that you buy a device that is smaller- the Nexus 5, for example has the perfect size. However, if you want a large phablet, you can’t go wrong with the Nexus 6, especially if you are after clutter-free software.


by techtalks @TechTalks February 18, 2015 9:36 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi