Google’s Nexus 6 is in high demand. This is the latest and greatest that Android has to offer right now, but is it worth your hard-earned cash? Most of what makes the Nexus 6 so great stems from its pure Android experience. Essentially, you’re experiencing this mobile OS exactly as it was crafted and straight from the source.
Because of Android’s openness, many smartphone makers dilute Android with their own custom skins. This is mostly great for consumers as skins add features that help create the core concepts of devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note line, but there’s almost always a tradeoff. You’re sacrificing overall speed and fluidity thanks to the resources being consumed.
Google’s Nexus lineup is a series of devices without all of the added bulk. This is the cleanest Android experience you can find. While it may not be as feature-rich when compared to other devices and their skins, it might be the best Android experience you can get. Check out the full review in the above video to find out what makes this Nexus so great.
The Nexus 6 is running Google’s latest mobile OS Android 5.0 Lollipop and I think it’s the best software Google has ever released. It’s that good. Lollipop has completely transformed Android into something that puts it ahead of the competition in more ways than one. The user interface has been overhauled and Google’s Material Design language is an amazing work of art.
Lollipop has been optimized to run flawlessly and it’s definitely the change that Android needed. Even on older devices like the Nexus 5, Lollipop performs like boss, but to keep up with the times, Google’s Nexus 6 is packing some heat internally.
The Nexus 6 features a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz, an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and a 3,220 mAh battery. The internal components are surrounded by a beautifully curved metal frame, plastic back, and a 5.96-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. This is the entire package as far as Android is concerned.
With the Nexus 6, Google has created a benchmark for future devices going forward and it gets me excited about what may be coming over the next year. There’s no doubt about it, the Nexus 6 is a fast device. Benchmarks scores will easily show the raw performance behind this device, but it’s more than just numbers at this point. Lollipop is the pretty little bow on this neat package and I’m loving every inch of it.
Should you buy it? Most of the information you need is in the video embedded above, but I’ll make it very simple for you. While the software features may be a bit lacking when compared to third-party Android skins, the Nexus 6 provides the smoothest experience you can find at this point. I’m a big fan of the build quality, dimensions, and technology inside of this smartphone. If you’re looking for the cleanest Android experience out there, the Nexus 6 is an insta-buy. It’s packing the latest specifications and will remain relevant from a software perspective much longer than its competition.
Since the Nexus 6 will be available through most major carriers, you’ll now have the ability to upgrade with your plan which makes the deal even better for some people. At its $649 entry price, I think the Nexus 6 is a great deal. This is one of the best, quite possibly the best, Android device you can buy this year.