Thursday, October 16, 2014


Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Google's huge new Android smartphone takes on iPhone 6 Plus


By on 5:55 PM

Google sprang a surprise announcement on us on Wednesday 15 October, the day before Apple's iPad event, unveiling the new Nexus 6 smartphone, the new Nexus 9 tablet, the Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating system and an Apple TV rival called the Nexus Player. Here though, we're comparing Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with the Google Nexus 6 smartphone to help you decide which is best for you.

We've not yet had a chance to try out the Nexus 6 for ourselves yet, so this article is based on the current information provided by Google and our full iPhone 6 Plus review to help you get an idea of what the new Google smartphone is like and whether it's worth investigating further if you're thinking of buying a new smartphone. We'll update this article when we get our hands on a Nexus 6 with more detailed information including benchmark results, camera tests and battery life comparisons.

Google Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Design & build

Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Google's huge new Android smartphone takes on iPhone 6 Plus

Google worked with Motorola to design and build the Nexus 6, so the new smartphone looks very similar to the Morotola Moto X. It has a “contoured aluminium frame,” but the back appears to be plastic, and comes in either 'Midnight Blue' or 'Cloud White'.

The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, has a completely aluminium back case for a more premium look. It's available in silver, gold and slate grey colour options to suit your personal style.



The Nexus 6 is thicker and heavier than the iPhone 6 Plus too. It's 10mm thick and 184g compared with the iPhone 6 Plus's impressively slim 7.1mm and slightly lighter 175g.

Google Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Screen
We think that the iPhone 6 Plus's 5.5in screen makes the smartphone too big, and we much prefer the 4.7in screen of the iPhone 6, but Google has taken the Nexus 6 even further with a 5.96in screen, putting it firmly in the phablet category that the iPhone 6 Plus arguably falls into too.

You'll be surprised at how much difference half an inch makes when it comes to screen size, so it's worth holding both of these smartphones for yourself before purchasing either one to see whether you're comfortable using the larger device.



When it comes to display quality, iPhone 6 Plus boasts an impressive 1920x1080 pixel display (401ppi) that Apple has dubbed 'Retina HD'. The Google's Nexus 6 beats it, though, with a brilliant 493ppi QHD display with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels.

Google Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Hardware & performance
Inside the Google Nexus 6 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz and coupled with Adreno 420 graphics, so expect this to be a rather powerful smartphone. It has 3GB of RAM, too, while the iPhone 6 Plus has 1GB.

The iPhone 6 Plus has already proven to be extremely powerful too, with its custom-built, 64-bit A8 processor and M8 motion co-processor that performed brilliantly in our tests, even during heavy-duty tasks.

As for storage, there are two capacity options for the Google Nexus 6: 32GB and 64GB. There's no microSD slot which will disappoint some Google fans. The iPhone 6 Plus also lacks a microSD slot but does offer 16GB, 64GB and 128GB options.



Both the Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC connectivity options, in addition to 4G LTE.

One of the features of the Google Nexus 6 that we'd love to see on an iPhone soon is the dual front-facing speakers, so if you're intending to watch movies or TV on that large screen and don't want to be restricted to headphones then the Nexus 6 is well worth considering.

The Nexus 6 doesn't have the fingerprint sensor that's found on the iPhone 6 Plus, though, so you won't get that added security and ease of use that we've found to be big time-saver.

Google Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Cameras


The camera found on the rear of the Google Nexus 6 is 13Mp compared with the iPhone 6 Plus's 8Mp, though it doesn't have the bigger pixels that help improve the camera in the iPhone 6 Plus. The Nexus 6's lens has an aperture of f/2.0, while the iPhone 6 Plus boasts an aperture of f/2.2. Both smartphones do offer optical image stabilisation, so we expect similar results from the two devices overall.

We'll be carrying out full camera tests of the Nexus 6 to show you examples of the images you can expect to capture with the smartphone compared with the iPhone 6 Plus.



The front-facing camera of the Nexus 6 is 2Mp while the iPhone 6 Plus's front-facing camera is 1.2Mp, so the Nexus 6 will be a bit better for selfie lovers.

The Nexus 6 has impressive video capabilities too, with support for 4K video recording from the rear-facing camera and 1080p video recording from the front-facing camera. The iPhone 6 Plus is capable of recording up to 1080p video from the rear camera and 720p HD from the front.

Google Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Battery life

Trukania.com
Judul: Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Google's huge new Android smartphone takes on iPhone 6 Plus
Review oleh: Tukang Coding |
Update pada: 5:55 PM | Rating: 4.5

Comment for "Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Google's huge new Android smartphone takes on iPhone 6 Plus"

0 komentar

Post a Comment