Our Nexus 6 Review

Nexus_6Coming soon to Chitter Chatter will be the latest Nexus smartphone from Google, the Nexus 6. The 5.96-inch phablet-sized Nexus 6 has been designed in collaboration with Motorola and is the first of the large smartphones to run on the new Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system. Here’s the lowdown on this exciting handset.

Bigger than both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 in terms of screen size, the Nexus 6 boasts a beautiful and vibrant 5.96-inch Quad HD AMOLED 1440 x 2560 screen with a more than respectable resolution of 493 pixels per inch. Thanks to the large screen on the Nexus 6, it’s perfect for watching videos (let’s face it it’s only slightly smaller than some of the popular tablets on the market.) It also has 16:9 video aspect ratio which enhances your video-watching experience as widescreen films are formatted to fit the screen.

With a design similar to the Moto X smartphone, the Nexus 6 sports an aluminium frame which measures 10.1mm in depth and has a smooth, curved back cover made from plastic. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and the Nexus 6 in addition is water resistant.

On the right-hand edge of the handset you will find the ridged power button and the larger volume button to operate somethe superb dual, front-facing speakers.  The 13-megapixel camera on the rear of the Nexus 6 does not disappoint. It features a Sony sensor, optical image stabilisation and a generous f/2.0 aperture lens. The rear camera also has a dual LED flash, autofocus and can record video in 4K. The front-facing camera is a more than adequate 2-megapixel snapper.

One of the bonuses of a Nexus smartphone is the pure Android user interface. It’s simple and uncluttered and of course the Nexus 6 is pre-installed with the newest Android operating system, Lollipop 5.0. There are some great new features with Android Lollipop which include notifications on the lock screen which can be customised by the user, Priority Mode which is a do not disturb feature where you can silence your handset from between 15 minutes to 8 hours and a new Messages app.

Under the cover, the Nexus 6 is powered by a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor which features an Adreno 420 graphics processing unit. There’s also a decent 3GB of RAM and 32GB of non expandable built-in storage. The whopping 3220mAH battery is superb and together with the new battery efficiency of Lollipop 5 means that the Nexus 6 can last for around a day and a half between charges. Thanks to Quickcharge technology, the Nexus 6 can be fully charged in approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. With either a Nexus Wireless Charger or in fact any Qi-enabled Charger, it can be easily charged wirelessly.

Available in a choice of two colour options which are Midnight Blue or Cloud White, the Nexus 6 can be pre-ordered from us now.