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By Phil Nickinson
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 10:49 am EST
Got three minutes? We've got the lowdown on the Nexus 6.
Got a little more time? Be sure to check out our complete Nexus 6 review.
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Should I keep my 2014 moto x or get this
Along those lines it would be great to see a head-to-head comparison between the Nexus 6 and the Moto X (2014), particularly focused on feature differences, but feel free to thrown in off-contract pricing as a measurement point as well.
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I don't think Android Central is in the business of personal, individualized research and analysis. There's plenty of sites that let you select and compare specs of different models, here's one:
Thanks for the link
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Phone Arena is great for comparisons.
Really makes me happy I went with the Note 4 instead of waiting for this.
Noting the World One S-Pen at a Time
Good taste in music Phil! Ever listen to Team Sleep or Crosses? Good stuff!
Well, if your willing to go on contract, it is a 300$ phone out the door
Any comments on the speed performance? I seen an article showing performance issues with storage. I want the nexus 6 but don't want huge lag. I'm assuming that it must not be a real issue since most reviews have been good and no one is complaining about storage read times. Anyone have any issues?
Dude, the nexus 6 is sure to be the fastest, smoothest device ever in the android world
Did you forget something at the end of that comment?
Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
Nope....even the year old nexus 5 is snappier than the iPhone 6 when compared in app opening speed tests and multi tasking. With the snapdragon 805, 3 gigs of ram, and the upgrade to ART running stock android, how do you think the nexus 6 is gonna perform ? Lmao
It was 'the smoothest device ever in the Android world' that got me.
Well, it's gonna be pretty damn smooth.....like liquid smooth on lollipop....hell, every midrange /high end android device is gonna run liquid smooth running 5.0 with ART, regardless of OEM skin......even touchwiz will be as smooth as IOS, and faster too, lol
The iPhone 6 is incredibly smooth
The tests that have been done are a bit misleading. wait until all apps are optimized for 5.0 and n6 has its bugs kinked out, than we will judge.
EDIT - Larry is just talking about ambient display.
"As Page sits down in a nearby conference room, he pulls out a brand-new Nexus 6, Google’s latest flagship phone, which is made by Motorola. “If you just bump it, it displays your notifications,” Page says. “You don’t have to enter your password or anything to do that.” He then holds the phone at arm’s length and compares its size and display capabilities to those of a large flat-screen TV further away on the wall. “It’s kind of crazy,” he says. “This device at this distance has many more pixels than an HDTV.”"
Personally I wouldn't use that feature. At work I often leave my phone on my desk I would wouldn't want to think that my work colleagues could read my messages without having to put in a password.
You can alter what is visible on the screen.
I wanted the Nexus 6 until learning of the thin edges. Having had the One M8, those thin edges just aren't good for naked device handling. My Note 4 is considerably easier to handle than the M8 and now the Nexus 6 has the same thin side issue.
Part of me sees the Nexus 6 as a great dual purpose device filling both the roll of phone and tablet. Having only one device to maintain is appealing. The other part of me just has no interest in carrying around such a giant phone. It wouldn't be that bad during colder months when I have a jacket with me, but during summer t-shirt weather I wouldn't want to carry it in my front jeans pocket.
bulge impresses the ladies....lol
This is the first nexus that doesn't have Led light notification . It's a good tool for every event happen to the device. Why they take out?
Probably in favor of the ambient display it whatever they call it now.
There wasn't one on the nexus s
Technically the Nexus One didn't have a notification LED, it had that trackball notification thingy I never really used
On the All about Android show the question came up whether or not the nexus is relevant in today's world. Why didn't you Ask the developer that was sitting across the table if he uses the nexus to test and fine tune his apps? I was screaming the question at my phone but none of you heard me..
This video is to short.
As to is to too?
no, more like to as in two...
Will it be available everywhere though? My upgrade on Verizon is coming up on Friday and I'm ready to ditch my M7 and I'd love to pick up the new N6 but there has been no word on Verizon availability. If we hear nothing in the coming week I'm going to go for the Note 4 and not look back.
Verizon is basically telling their customers they have a great option on the table and that my friend is the Droid Turbo. Verizon ruined the Nexus experience for me a few years ago when the Galaxy Nexus was released.
This was a poor video IMO. Why wave your hand over the phone? What's the purpose of the measuring tape and let's keep saying how big the device is. Come on Phill I expect better from you.
The point of the hand wave was to show the difference between the cost and the Nexus on the active display. Which the x does much better.
The tape was to give a measuring stick for the size, which every other phone does better. Like stacking the three phones together to show thickness. It is a reference point
The nexus line is Google representation of Android without any other OEM layer added, so active display would not be present. (So why do that)The phone is not that much bigger than the note. Also the measuring tape was a poor representation, it stop at 7 inches and that's misleading for those that don't know better. When folks go to by a house they know how many square feet they looking for and the options they want. The same apply to a phone, the consumers know what size phone they desire, no need to keep emphasizing how big it is or show something the phone doesn't do when you already know that.
well the note is a big ass phone, and it is bigger... so I guess that is worth saying
how is it misleading? he measures the phone out right in front of your eyes, so you can see what the real size is... we've all held a tape measure before, pulling it out to 7 is plenty to show how big it is, it would look kind of silly if he rolled out all 25' of it in the shot and then set the phone at the beginning of it.
you're acting like everybody out there phone shopping already knows every single feature and difference between every model, when the truth is far from that... they may know something about it but few know everything. showing differences between extremely similar phones IS are actually helpful for people trying to figure out what phone they should buy. hell more than a few might be thinking these phones are like some of their fruity competition, and pretty much exactly the same except for the size...
He waved hand to show that moto x does not have to be touched to turn on the display. It has ir sensors around the screen. Nexus does not. Or any other smart phone. Anywhere. Period.
The Droid Turbo also has this.
They are not ir and Samsung has it as well. It is a stupid version but it is there
I guess it's because I'm 100% satisfied with my Note 4.. but,
I just don't understand what market Shamu is going for..
$700.00 is too much for a featureless phone.. @ $350.00 it would be a great developer's device like the Nexus 5 currently is..
I believe the majority of the "Mainstream" buyers @ the big 4 carrier stores are going to look at what this device offers and say "No Thanks.. Please show me your Samsung or Apple phones"
Shamu just seems way too big and way too expensive and most of all way too featureless to be considered by anyone but HARDCORE tweakers.. This is NOT the phone Nexus should be using to go "Upscale" and compete with Samsung and Apple...
You can get a 5.7" Zmax for $199.00 outright @ Wal-Mart.. if someone just wants a big screen to view content.
Nexus has basically turn over the "Bang For Your Buck" market to OnePlus.. who now solely own the $299.00 / $350.00 Hardcore market.. If only they could meet demand they would have a Gold Mine worth of wealth.
I'll share my 8th invite this weekend of the device "no one can get." Just to let you know. Also, Nexus has not turned over anything to anybody. It's all about choice. Anyone has a right to choose. You can choose an E, G, or X. A 5, 6, or 7. Or maybe you'd choose any one of a thousand Samsung variants.........that's your choice, and it should be cool. At least, it's cool to me! Nexus is changing and evolving like it should.
You think the Nexus 6 should be priced at 350.00? Wow!!!! Will you still be using all those pointless features on your note 4 in the next 4 months. I have a co worker with the note 4 complaining about the device now and how touch wiz lags at why did Samsung placed the speakers in the rear instead of the from. All in all both phones have the same specs and the Nexus 6 is cheaper to own.
i'll tell you one thing, I still love and prefer my note4, but the speaker on the back just drives me crazy, just once when watching a video out in public, i would like to not have to cup my hand around the back to hear what is going on. this shouldn't continue on ANY phone. period
also the lagging is starting to drive me a little crazy, there really shouldn't be any with a phone with this kind of power. while I actually do like a lot of the added features you get with touchwiz, it really shouldn't be causing the phone to screech to a halt all the time. and I actually would rather have simple and smooth vs lag central
And there it is. Touchwiz is slowing fast phones down again.
There should not be any lag on a high end phone these days.
I have been using the HTC One M8 on Verizon since the end of March and now 7 months later, I have yet to experience any lag. The phone is just buttery smooth all the time.
I would love to try out a Nexus 6 because stock Android looks appealing, and of course the Nexus 6 varient in Bladerunner.
I wish the sides of the Moto X 2014 were a little bit thicker too. The sides feel kind of pointy. It sort of digs into your hand.
I don't think these review sites get it. Previous Nexus devices had great "non contract" prices. That's what made them so appealing even if they were not then most spec'd out devices. It was the fact that I could buy a device not tied to some contract for an extra $100-200.
$700 for off contract completely kills that appeal and to me reason enough to consider other devices. I won't even start ripping the oddball size Nexus 9, what's next the Nexus 279.4mm.
Sadly you're the one not getting it, Google is finally trying to reach more that just us Android fans, and for the majority of people they never actually buy a phone outright, they subsidize it, that means Google can do best in market Nexus devices instead of upper middle like the last two were in all honesty and get their devices out to more people, which in the long run is better for Android as a whole
i went to ATT and picked up the Note 4 the other day while waiting for my Nexus 6 to come in. Note 4 is really nice but I'm looking forward to comparing the two for myself. That's the best way I think to gauge whether you like one device over another. I haven't decided whether I will keep both or return one. Nexus 6 should be here Wednesday or Thursday.
The display was already on, on the N6...What does the hand wave do? Turn it off?
Also the "harder to hold" is a non issue when you put a case on. In which case its the same as the S5 and i6.
Why not compare displays ? You know the thing you stare at 100% of the time...
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Display sux balls, it has the famous pink issue at low brightness. I hate that