Google Nexus 6 Quick Review and Comparison

Nexus 6 has gently launched, but without doubt this is a smartphone that Google launched to compete with the iPhone 6 – 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4.

Nexus 6 is equipped with a 5.9-inch screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and a pixel density of 496 ppi, the processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with 2.65GHz quad-core Krait CPU and 3GB of RAM, latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.


It also sports a 13MP rear camera, aperture f/2.0 with dual LED flash and a 2MP front camera with two stereo speakers. This smartphone has 32GB and 64GB versions both have memory card support.

Especially, it owns 3.220 mAh battery with Turbo Charging Technology allows Nexus 6 can use up to 6 hours, charging time of 15 minutes.

The expected price for the Nexus 6 is quite high in Europe will be 569EUR and 649EUR, corresponding to the storage capacity of 32GB and 64GB. While the Nexus 5 is at 329USD for the 16GB version and 399USD for the 64GB version.

Google Nexus 6 is a smartphone which is perfect in all aspects, not only in the size, significantly increased compared with last year’s launch of the Nexus 5, which also owns super expensive hardware configuration, can easily overwhelm all other top competitors, except Galaxy Note 4.

Meanwhile, Note 4 is expected to respond to a series of big market with countless positive comments from professionals for QHD screen, battery life, camera and advanced hardware. For a part, the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone largest and most sophisticated company ever also broke the record for consecutive ordered and consumed worldwide.

We have the quick comparison here between Google Nexus 6, Smasung Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 plus.


The Nexus 6 is bigger in size when passing two other competitors in terms of body length, width and waist. Specifically, the Nexus 6 to 160mm long, 82.98mm wide and 10.06mm thick, while the Note 4, despite owning 5.7 inch epic screen, still shorter 153.5mm, narrower 78.6mm and thinner 8.5mm. Similarly, the iPhone 6 Plus also shorter though still longer than the Nexus 6 and Note 4 158mm. In terms of width, the Apple is the narrowest and thinnest just 77.8mm compared to 7.1mm.

No surprise that the weight is heavier than the Note 4 (176g) and iPhone 6 Plus (172g) compared to Nexus 6 182 grams.

The design of the three smartphones is not so different, but there are some interesting highlights to the user separately considered. Such as the iPhone 6 Plus impresses in monolithic metal body while bringing Note 4 looks elegant, entrepreneur and pen S Pen feature. Nexus 6 is inclined scratch resistant and impact resistant.



Nexus 6 owns big screen, up to 6-inches, exceeding Note 4 with 5.7″ and iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inches. The resolution of the Nexus 6 does not cause the fans to be disappointed, because it has reached the standard QHD 1440x2560pixels, super smartphone like the Galaxy Note 4 Phablet and LG G3. Regarding this point, the iPhone 6 Plus is the least in comparison the resolution just stop at 1080x1920p. But due to the larger size of the pixel density of the Nexus 6, though higher than the iPhone 6 Plus still have pity behind Note 4 which has 493ppi compared to 401ppi and 515ppi.


Note 4 possesses the most powerful cameras with 16MP resolution, LED flash, F2.0 aperture. Note 4 capable of recording 4K video up to 30 frames/sec and Full HD video recording up to 60 frames/sec, with MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV. List of camera features and long hours in line, Samsung with true optical image stabilization, continuous autofocus, the ability to capture still images even while shooting video. Note 4 front camera also slightly higher with a resolution of 3.7 Mega Pixels.

Meanwhile, the rear camera of the Nexus 6 stops at 13MP, despite the dual LED flash support. Nexus 6 capable of recording 4K video up to 30 frames/sec same as Note 4, but Full HD video recording up to 30 frames/second and resolution is 1280 x720p only. The front camera of the Nexus 6 with an average resolution of 2MP, however the additional camera features are not mentioned.

The iPhone 6 Plus remains familiar 8MP resolution of the iPhone 5S, but improvements in flash, focal length, aperture and sensor size images are compared with the updated model predecessor. iPhone 6 plus record Full HD video at 60 frames/second and resolution is 1280x720p. List of iPhone 6 Plus camera features is even longer than the Note 4 to the optical image stabilization, continuous autofocus abilities, stills during video recording, video calling, video sharing etc. Front Camera resolution only 1.2 Mega Pixels.



The Nexus 6 is equipped with a 2.7 GHz quad-core,  Krait 450, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipsets, the latest Adreno 420 graphic chip. Meanwhile, Note 4 edition is selling at 2.7 GHz quad core-Krait 450 or 1.3 GHz quad core-Cortex-A53, including 1.9 GHz quad core-Cortex-A57 chip. iPhone 6 Plus equipped with A8 processor designed by Apple itself, with 1.4 GHz dual-core, supports 64-bit processor.

Nexus 6 and Note 4 RAM same with 3GB, three times bigger RAM than the iPhone 6 Plus. However, the highest version of the iPhone 6 Plus owns the largest memory of 124GB than the 64GB of memory, while Nexus 6 and Note 4 only 32GB. In return, Note 4 can expand the storage capacity by memory card slot.


Nexus 6 talk time of up to 24  hours, equivalent to the iPhone 6 Plus and differences relative to Note 4 only 20 hours. A Nexus 6 can play video for a consecutive 10 hours, but the time is still far less than the remaining two opponents as 14 hours. Note 4 marginally better at listening to music consecutive 82 hours, while the iPhone 6 Plus stops in 80 hours. In terms of battery life, Nexus 6 and Note 4 are in line with 3220 mAh, particularly the iPhone 6 Plus comes with 2915 mAh. One disadvantage of the iPhone, which is non removable battery. In addition, the Nexus 6 built wireless charging technology, Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus does not.


Nexus 6 32GB unlocked version will be priced up to $649 is equivalent to the iPhone 6 in the US market, while the 64GB version priced at $699. Galaxy Note 4 the original price at Rs. 58,300, while the selling price of the iPhone 6 Plus in the US is $949.

Nexus 6 Specs:

  • Dimensions of 159.3x83x10.1mm
  • Weight of 184g
  • QHD Display of 6 inches
  • Resolution of 1440×2560 pixels
  • Rear Camera of 13 mega pixels
  • Front Camera of 1 mega pixels
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system
  • 2.7 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Chip
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Internal memory of 32/64GB
  • Connectivity of 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Micro-USB
  • Battery capacity of 3220mAh
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