The Motorola made Google Nexus 6 has officially had its release and it’s up for order (still waiting for the official launch date in India, though it should be imminent). But with the entire buzz surrounding it, Is this Goliath of a phone worth the upgrade? Worth the extra dough? Should it be your next purchase?
The answer is a resounding, unequivocal, Yes.
The Nexus 6 previously code-named “Shamu” is indeed a whale of a phone. With sheer size being its first talking point, It surpasses the likes of its competitors when it comes to size: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which sports a 5.7 inch screen and the IPhone 6 Plus which sports a 5.5 inch screen. But is bigger always better? The Nexus may resemble an enlarged Moto X at first glance but that is where all similarities end, The Nexus 6 is an upgrade in every sense of the word.
The beautiful 5.9” AMOLED screen displaces a [2560×1140] resolution, with 493ppi(pixels per inch). To say the least, the screen is sheer magnificence with sublime, vivid colours popping out of this canvas of a screen. Having Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as its protector.
Its contour is a sleek aluminium coating which gives of a distinct sleek look and highly sturdy build quality, say what you will but the Nexus 6 will never feel “cheaply made”. Though the only point of contention may be its size for those with smaller hands, which by public opinion may be the only cause of doubt in your mind before the purchase, boils down to personal preference. But the 5.9 inch screen doesn’t feel grotesquely huge.
Now that was the Nexus 6 at a glance, let’s look under the hood.
Under the Hood
Coming with Stock Android as is its prerogative, the Nexus 6 comes loaded with 3GB of RAM, the CPU being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a Quad-Core Krait 450 CPU clocking in at 2.7GHz and the Graphics Processing unit (GPU) being an Adreno 420, it is safe to assume that the phone will be full to the brim with power, Raw Power.
Sure, it seems like a lot of fancy terms and technical jargon. But even a superficial “Tech-Spec” comparison with the rest will affirm the belief that it is a notch above anything Google has by far produced and will be a fierce rival to Samsung and Apple. A point to note is that the Nexus 6 will be the first smartphone to have Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-loaded in it, the likes of Samsung and the rest will have to wait till late November or early December for the update.
Its predecessor, The LG made Nexus 5 renowned for its snappy no-nonsense performance is powered by a Quad-Core 2.3GHz Krait 400 CPU and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Chipset with the GPU being an Adreno 300 and is speedy and fast to say the least.
Keep in mind that the nexus 5 is far from being irrelevant, still gives the IPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S5 a run for their money if you ask me. If the Nexus 5 is snappy and fast with its innate specs, one can safely let his imagination run wild with respect to the performance and power of the Nexus 6 which boasts of upgraded specs.
Camera wise, the Nexus 6 is far from modest, the only complaint with its predecessor was the camera being below par, and Google has sought to allay the resentment where Camera and picture quality is concerned. The 13 megapixel Dual flash rear camera is fortified with optical image stabilization which minimises the risk of your photos being blurred, the 805 chipset further supports 4k video recording and playback. Furthermore, it has a 2 megapixel front facing cam, which is decent and more than efficient for all the “selfie crazed”.
This “Power Packed” device does need to have a more than average life supporting unit to bring these impressive specs to life, otherwise it may feel like a V12 engine in a Maruti 800, all that power but of no use.
Looking at the Battery of the Nexus 6 it looks like Google did not leave any stone unturned, the battery the Nexus 6 sports is a massive 3220mAh battery, sure there is a big screen needed to be powered but even with that the battery is colossal for the “Juice Hungry”. Tests indicate that on a single charge(between moderate to semi-heavy use) the phone will last out for a day without breaking a sweat, safe to say you won’t be running out of juice every 3 hours, finally a phone which takes battery life seriously eh?
What’s more, and this may be one of the many alluring aspects of this phone, is that the nexus 6 comes with the Motorola Turbo charger, the very same which will come out with Motorola’s Droid Turbo (not a Google Product, but shaping up to be an incredible release). The turbo charger promises to recharge your phone for 6 hours of usage in merely 15 minutes. Now that’s one sweet deal, especially considering those impromptu plans which surface when your battery is morbidly low.
The official Price of the Nexus 6 is INR 44,000 for the 32GB Variant, oh yes it casts off the conventional 16GB-32GB-64GB-128GB variant format, giving us 32GB and 64GB variants respectively. The pricing may seem like a break away from the usual competitive prices that went in tandem with the Nexus line, but seeing as how The nexus 6 is shaping up to be Google’s flagship phone(rightfully so), The price tag may seem like a hefty one but still competitive and within reason. Upon comparing the price of the Nexus 6 with its immediate competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the IPhone 6 plus, the price of the Nexus 6 stops seeming ludicrous. Ekbet Casino App is an innovative mobile app that allows users to play online casino games for real money. Ekbet app offers a wide range of casino games, including slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and more. In addition, the app offers bonuses, promotions, and loyalty rewards to keep users engaged and entertained. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is presently costing INR 56-58,000 (depends on where you buy it from) for the 32GB variant and the IPhone 6 is priced at INR 62,000(keep in mind, for the 16 GB unit)
Many find the idea of a phablet to be irksome, but Google may have done more than enough to sway your decision. You should personally get a feel of the phone in your hands before buying it, and if the size doesn’t feel too big then there is no reason to not buy this gargantuan greatness. This Phablet is indeed “PHABulous”.