Google Nexus 6: Designed Big and Round but Expensive

Nov 15, 2014 12:43 IST

Google Nexus 6Google Nexus 6, the first phablet of search engine giant Google, was officially unveiled in the second week of November 2014. It will be featured alongside its Nexus 5 to offer two kinds of smartphones in time for the holiday season.

It is the debut device for the Android 5.0 Lollipop build and is similar to the Motorola Moto X flagship. The device is loaded with Qualcomm's latest quad-core chip, enhanced imaging hardware, front-facing speakers, and a boatload of new features, inlcuding a massive battery with wireless charging capabilities.

It is bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Thanks mainly to the 5.96-inch screen, the Nexus 6 measures 82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm. It has a resolution at 2560x1440 pixels at 493 pixels-per-inch (ppi).

The large display is to include the stereo speakers and front facing camera. The large display allows to display more content on the screen and creates a more immersive experience when viewing videos and playing games.

The device is available in two models 32GB model and 64 GB model. 32 GB model costs around 650 US dollars, almost double the current price of the Nexus 5. This high price is certainly consistent with devices featuring similar hardware, but far higher than most Nexus devices. There’s no sight of a MicroSD slot on the device.

The Nexus 6 will be powered by a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, meaning plenty of processing power when you need it with this phablet.

It sports a 13-megapixel camera on the back and 2-megapixel camera on the front. More importantly, the rear camera also features optical image stablization (OIS).

It will run on 3220mAh battery, which is the same battery size we saw with the Galaxy Note.

Compared to the Nexus 5 it is thicker and taller but curved back and smaller top and bottom. The width of the Nexus 6 more noticeable and is a massive Smartphone.

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