The Jury is In On Nexus 6

03 Apr 2015

Overview

As per the verdict of the jury, Nexus 6 proves that Google's Nexus program has given rise to a powerful 6-inch phablet that runs its latest Android software and is now an available via Cellcom including various tablet providers throughout Ontario.

This phablet-sized smartphone parades the colorful new Material Design interface on a massive 6-inch display, moves seamlessly between apps thanks to one of the latest Snapdragon processors and 3GB of RAM, and lasts all day in most cases with a Qi-chargeable 3220 mAh battery.

However, Nexus 6 isn't for everyone, especially one-handed texters who think the 5.2-inch Moto X pushes the limit, or anyone who can't live without the presence-sensing Moto Active Display. It's also not as flashy as the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or premium feeling as the all-metal HTC One M9. In this regard it is rather conservative.

That said, Motorola has built one of the best Android tablets with very few feature misgivings.

Availability and price

Google Nexus 6 is now available worldwide on just every major carrier (incl. Bell Canada, Virgin Mobile Canada) following its initial early November release date in the US, and the upgrade to Android 5.1is underway.

Design

Motorola's design, borrowed from the Moto X, gives it a sturdy BendGate-free aluminum metal frame and palm-pleasing gently curved back. It's sloped, so while the contoured sides run as thin as 0.15 in. (3.8mm), the thicker hump is 0.39 in. (10.1mm). The height and width are a normal 6.27 in. (159.3mm) x 3.15 in. (83.0mm).

At 6.49 oz. (184g), it weighs more than the new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Note 4. But there's a good chance that if you can fit Apple's biggest smartphone in your skinny jeans, you're also going to be able to squeeze this oversized Android into a pocket too. You... might not always be able to get it out as easily, especially when driving or sitting down.

Conclusion

Nexus 6 is a fresh new fragrance for all the Android fans of the world. Though its size can be troubling for those who carry a dainty purse, it has many advantages and certainly is worthy of consideration.

 

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