The Nexus 6, Google’s latest smart phone, is going to be launched Thursday, but pre-orders begin today.
The Nexus 6 carries a screen that measures 6 inches diagonally and it is certainly a “phablet” with that fact alone. Its dimensions go beyond Samsung’s latest Universe Note 4 at 5.7 inches and also the Apple iPhone 6 Plus at 5.5 inches.
The Google’s Nexus 6 price begins at $649 for 32 GB models and it goes up to $699 for 64 GB models, in addition to the shipping cost. It is available in two colors: mid-night blue and cloud white.
The price tag seems to be a major departure from what the Nexus line used to be: a patchy budget option. The prior Nexus 5 smart phone priced for $350 with the screen size of 4.95 inches.
However, the smart phone still keeps a couple of stuff that noticeably turns it into a Nexus phone.
Similar to its forerunners, the smart phone can come unlocked and used on the United States and global carriers, and should work with the large four service providers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile within the U.S.
Also akin to its forerunners, it runs an unmodified form of the most recent Android update, Lollipop, that customers will have the ability to receive over-the-air updates from Google, which energize customers tout as a strategy to Android’s oft-reported fragmentation problem.
When it comes to the Nexus 6 battery, it is unremovable. However, the storage is unexpandable, and the back side of the phone features its signature Nexus branding. Though, this time around it is also sporting a Motorola logo design together with a camera within the center, making the phone’s form factor and finishes conspicuously like the Moto X.
But you can’t say that all of the phone is derivative. Google is adding numerous features in the phone. With the new purchases, you’ll get the six months free subscription of Google Play Music unlimited, Google’s music streaming service. Battery also offers a greater ability to take into account for the bigger size. In contrast to 3,220 mAh to the Nexus 5’s 2,300 mAh, the larger battery provides the phone a purported all-day battery life.
The Nexus 6 smart phone also has a Motorola Turbo Charger that Google claims give the phone battery life of 6 hours with just 15 minutes of charging.
The Nexus 6 comes up with the 13 megapixels rear camera along with the 2 megapixel front camera, which appears to be an explicit improvement as compared to the Nexus 5’s 8 megapixels. . Though, the bigger sensor may compensate for a few of the Nexus line’s perennial camera quality problems, it probably won’t endure the standard that Samsung’s Universe S5 or Apple iPhone 6 can output.
However, it’s yet unclear whether Google continuously upsize its flagship model in riposte to a global market that’s progressively for bigger phones, but if Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6 have any suggestion, flagship phones are rapidly moving into phablet territory.