Today, Google has announced the latest Android version – Lollipop – alongside 3 new Nexus devices, namely Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. In this post, we are going to take a look into the new smartphone – Motorola Nexus 6. (Look here for the post on Nexus 9)
Hardware difference between Nexus 6 and Nexus 5
|Scope||Nexus 5||Nexus 6|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 420|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 1920 px (~445 ppi)||1440 x 2560 px (~493 ppi)|
|Battery||Li-Po 2,300 mAh||Li-Po 3,220 mAh|
Look at the comparison table, the new Nexus 6 simply outshine the Nexus 5 all the way, making Nexus 5 like a product from last century. Unfortunately, the significant performance boost is going to cost you additional $300 (Nexus 6 starting priced at $649) as compared to the Nexus 5 ($349). The newly launched Nexus devices have definitely marked the end of the used-to-be cheap Nexus devices. The price is on par with iPhone 6, though.
Nexus devices are the love of many developers and end-users for its simplicity, bloatware-free, and up-to-date software. All latest Android version will be first available on these devices before it reaches any other OEM Android devices. And Google promises to provide software upgrade for all Nexus devices for a period up to 18 months. The most important part of this is that what you will get is the Stock Android software (without apps or interfaces from HTC, Samsung, LG, etc that are disliked by many users) thus allowing you to get the real experience on what Android is supposed to be. If you have never try a Nexus device for any reason (eg. small screen, not as popular, etc), Nexus 6 is the phone that you should try.
# Motorola Nexus 6 will be running on Android Lollipop (5.0) and is available for pre-order from 29th October.