Name of Product: Google Nexus 6
What does the Google Nexus 6 promise to deliver?A bigger phone with more everything
- More screen to see
- More sound to hear
- More powerful processor
Does the Nexus 6 deliver on those promises?
If not more of everything, then pretty darn close.
Screen Size: 6” Quad HD display up in size from last years 5” display on the nexus 5.
Audio: Dual front facing speakers providing that stereo sound, compared to last years mono speaker on the Nexus 5.
Processor: The monster Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7GHz processor is a significant step up from last years Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.26GHz processor in the Nexus 5.
More Intuitive: The feature changes in the new Lollipop version of android do seem to be more intuitive for the most part.
- It makes more sense to move the silence control feature option from the power button to the volume button.
- Swiping down with a single finger gives you access to your notifications and swiping down with two fingers takes you to your quick toggles.
- Taping on the Cellular icon (under the toggle menu) gives you a glance view of your data consumption. Very handy for those who are on limited plans.
More Spending Requirement: How much does it cost? That depends on where you buy it from. The average cost for the Nexus 6 is around $649 full retail for the 32GB version and $699 for the 64GB version
- Screen real estate is big, yet device still comfortably fits in pocket. (Not tested with Skinny Jeans).
- Overall the device has a very durable feel. Even though the back plastic piece sometimes feel cheap, the overall feel of the phone has a durable and quality feel.
- Screen resolution is beautiful. The first thing you notice about this phone once it boots up is the screen. It truly is a beauty.
- No working led indicator. However, this phone does display your notifications on screen in a black ambient view. If the notification is still active, the screen will briefly display the notification when the phone is picked up into the hand.
- Plasticky back plate. I would have liked to seen a more high quality material used for the back plate. However, most phones will be utilized in a protective case, thus hiding the back plate.
Over all the physical phone itself is a GREAT phone. The new ambient notification will take some getting use to. If you’re coming from a phone that has a message indicator LED light and you really wish you could have that on the Nexus 6, I would suggest you root the phone and enable the hidden LED notification light behind the ear piece on the phone. The gripes that I do have are related to the bugs in the Android Lollipop OS. I’m sure these will get fixed in the upcoming OS updates.