Let's talk about the Nexus 6

It's high time we talk about the Nexus 6 some more. Major device releases have everyone talking about the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the HTC One M9 or even what's in store from LG with the G4, but we can't forget what many feel is the best Android ever. The S6 and the M9 (and probably the G4) are very nice phones all around — though nothing is perfect — but for many, they're just not a Nexus. That doesn't mean they aren't great. But this is going to be all about the Nexus 6 and the things we love about it. And the things we hate about it.

People like the Nexus 6 for different reasons. There's also just as many different reasons to not like the Nexus 6. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship going on with it, but it's one of the phones I keep a SIM card in and carry with me everywhere. That's saying something, right?

It's big.

The Nexus 6 is big. A lot of people think that makes it great, while a lot of people think that's a drawback. I think it's a good size when I'm using it, but when carrying it around I wish it were smaller. I want my phone to sit in my pocket and be somthing I don't even notice is there until I need it. I've long given up carrying my phone in my shirt pocket (and I've noticed I stopped buying shirts with a front pocket, so that's a good thing) but even in the pocket of my pants it's a bit on the extra-grande side. (In before someone claims I wear hipster skinny jeans.) It's not that it's too big to carry around, just that it's too big to carry around without knowing it's there. Some of you will get what I mean. Some won't. We're all different.

I can say when I need to use the Nexus 6 for important things like talking to Phil or playing a game or watching a "Best Fails" video on YouTube, I love the size. Big screen means easy typing and big fun. I'm all about big fun. In fact, I'm nicknaming myself Big Fun.

Another thing the big size means is a big battery. The Nexus 6 probably doesn't go easy on the battery, but having a 3220 mAh battery, Quick Charging and Qi charging makes things easy to manage. My Nexus 6 never goes dead, because I have figured out how to keep it going.

Nexus 6 camera

The camera — something that's become pretty important to smartphone users as of late — isn't near as bad as some people make it out to be. It's probably not the best smartphone camera on the planet, but it can take pictures that I, as well as the people I share them with, think are just fine. Any modern smartphone can take good pictures, and the Nexus 6 camera is better than average by a good bit. I've found it perfectly acceptable to use whenever I need to use a smartphone instead of a "real" camera.

Protip: Buy Manual Camera (opens in new tab). Do it.

Then there's Lollipop. Lollipop — at least version 5.1 on the Nexus 6 — is almost there. We've seen the bugs we expect to see with any major version release, but things have been ironed out well and for most people the Lollipop experience (there's the name for your new band) on the Nexus 6 is pretty darn good. Sure, we want Google to give us familiar options like a silent mode, but chances are you'll be able to iron out any dislikes with the software through apps in Google Play. I hate change as much as anyone, but I've been able to manage. You probably can, too.


With rumors that an all-new super-improved version of Lollipop (5.1.1 maybe?) is floating around in the ether we expect things to be even better. Having a Nexus — even a consumer-oriented Nexus 6 — is a learning experience and a beta test. Even if it's not supposed to be. That's part of getting everything first. Embrace it. Past Nexus phones have needed a few version bumps to smooth things out, but they ended up becoming some of the smoothest and best Android phones available. The Nexus 6 should follow this path.

I can't speak for everyone with a Nexus 6, nor do I want to. I can say I've come to terms with the size (which was my biggest complaint and still is) and really like this phone. Especially since the 5.1 update. The Internet may tell me that it's laggy because of encryption, or that the screen is terrible, or that it's not worth the price Google is charging, but I just ignore it all. I really like this phone.

What about you? Digging your Nexus 6, or wishing you made a different choice? Hash it out in the comments or in the Nexus 6 forums.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Fanboy fanboy fanboy. Now nobody else needs to say it :) And FIRST.
  • It's a great phone, just too big for my pocket. My loss is somebody's gain on Swappa. http://swappa.com/listing/SZI840/view
  • Trade you a black 32 gig Droid turbo. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why would he trade an unlocked phone for a locked phone? He's better off selling his Nexus 6 on Swappa. He'll get closed to what he paid, no problem.
  • Turbo is a better phone Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1) Better is subjective, but you knew that lol.
    2) If you're not on Verizon, the Turbo isn't even an option.
  • There is only one thing that the n6 entices people with... Big screen. How many people want a 6" screen?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why don't you survey all of the people that have smartphones and ask them what screen size they prefer? You seem to be more knowledgeable on the subject. Personally, I don't understand all of the hatred toward big devices or the people that use them. It's a damn phone; live and let live.
  • Funny, you sound more upset. I made a one liner: "turbo is a better phone". Why can't you let me live?? Polls have been conducted. I can tell you for a fact, 6" phones are 3 deviations away on the bell curve. Class dismissed Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ok lol. We'll just accept your opinion as fact.
  • And, I'm pretty sure, many people bought the Nexus 6 because they wanted an unlocked, stock Android phone that received fast updates. Nothing wrong with preferring the Nexus 6 to other devices, whether it be due to it being a Nexus or its size.
  • Never said it was. I'll stand by what I did say. The turbo is better Posted via the Android Central App
  • In your opinion :)
  • Do you read what people say in here as gospel? I squabble from time to time, but never do I assume someone's comment is the end all, be all. #sleeponit Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol
  • I'll give you The other point you made: updates are much faster on the n6. There! I'm in no rush for lollipop on my droid turbo I have it on my note 4. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha thanks man.
  • Better is subjective, even if the majority agrees with you that doesn't make it a fact.
    Everyone has different needs and wants from a smartphone, people should stop trying to say once and for all that x is a better smartphone than y because its usually not true for a lot of people. If you say the turbo is better because you can use it with one hand and has longer battery life , that is a useful statement as other people can look at the claim and say that matters to me I agree or I don't agree as long as you state it in a way that shows you know its a subjective opinion. For instance x is better than y for me because .... Trying to just say one phone is better with no reasons why you hold that subjective opinion is worthless. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I thought this issue was laid to rest. Guess not I've used both. The turbo is better. Find your own reasons through your own research. Im not your bible guide to cell phones. My opinion is as valid as the next guy. Any more questions from the peanut gallery?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't have any more questions lol.
  • Actually if your not on Verizon it is an option on GSM carriers. All of Verizon's phones now are factory unlocked. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, I know that it is unlocked. But, you may not get LTE, and you have to buy the phone from Amazon or some other third-party, because Verizon rarely, if ever, sells phones full-price to those without an account.
  • Turbo is unlocked.
  • Sim or boot, big difference. Yeah I know the answer, do you? Sent via carrier duck. They were out of pigeons
  • Lol, have you gotten into it with "pappy53" before?? I'm trying to think of a way to describe the guy without calling him an idiot......hmmmm Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • A teenager behind a keyboard is a dangerous thing, and that describes you. Name-calling is so childish.
  • Perhaps that isn't the most important thing factor for him. He stated that he liked the nexus, likely software, specs and design, but didn't like the size. The turbo is pretty much the same specs in a smaller form factor. I don't want the nexus 6 because it is locked, I want it for the size and design. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Because the droid turbo IS unlocked.
  • I'm so glad I know what I'm looking for in a phone. Features(a lot & useful), customizability(dev support, accessories, normal theme'ing), screen(1080p or higher). Updates are not at the top of my list. I need the ability to process the different feature sets with each update. The Nexus represents Google's version of Android. I like having access to everyone's version of Android. I have to say that Samsung's version is more to my liking than most. So in closing, it feels kinda good to be a "Samsung Knight". Rooted LG G2.
    Rooted GS3, Stock Galaxy Note 4
    If it ain't Tech, it ain't Right!
  • Lol, I just got a Note 4. So, that makes us both Samsung Knights. Samsung Knights, UNITE!!!
  • Boooo.
  • Haha I earned that "boooo."
  • Well deserved. Sent via carrier duck. They were out of pigeons
  • Yarrell would be proud, lol. There's a name I haven't seen mentioned on here in forever, thank god!! Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • Oh no, you might have just summoned him. No shit, there was this one comment that mentioned his name; and, minutes later, there he was, spewing God's wrath from the touch screen of his mighty Samsung phone of justice lol.
  • I think that may have been me (cowers in shame)... If I remember right, it was Yarrell1 (maybe that was a version number?). Oh, memories... Dang straight this was "Posted via the Android Central App"
  • Haha "oh, the memories" and "what could have been" lol Posted via my Gift from God Note 4
  • Richard Yarrell,
    Richard Yarrell,
    Richard Yarrell! Posted via the Android Central App
  • No!!!!! Lol Posted via my Gift from God Note 4
  • Noooooooooooooooo!!!! I take it back!!! Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • He loves watching you guys obbsessing over his undying love of Samsung and Tmobile.
    But he a pretty cool guy once he was able to accept the fact that Samsung isn't for everybody. He even asks about my non-Samsung devices. Rooted Galaxy S III Stock Galaxy Note 4
    Rooted LG G2
    If it ain't Tech, it ain't Right!
  • That doesn't surprise me, to be honest. From some of his comments, he was purely just trolling people, because they made it WAY too easy haha. He's left a few really good comments, though.
  • lol Samsung Samurais would have that alliteration thing going for it....though it would be a conflict of culture.....hmmm
  • I think its the best phone I've ever had. I went from the Galaxy S2 to the Nexus 4 then 5. I had both my nexus 6th and 5 for about a week to see if I didn't want to return the 6. After 24 hours every time I picked up the 5 I missed the big and vibrant screen on the nexus 6. The nexus 6 just feels awesome to use. The battery life is great, quick charge is awesome, and now that I have the Aukey quick charge battery pack it makes day as a student running around campus completely wall free. I think it has an overall great experience, but it will never be the very best in one area. It seems like that is the trade-off that google chose for the nexus 6 and I'm happy they did.
  • I have to agree as I have had the exact same upgrade path as you (S2,N4,N5,N6). My friend has the nexus 5 and it now too small IMO. Running rooted stock and wouldn't change. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Fanboy ;) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great article. Google+ All Day Everyday
  • If it wasn't for the size I'd have one, currently on the lg g3 which is a much more manageable size that I can use with one hand when needed. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree completely with your review. Love/hate also with the Nexus 6.
    Now that the "novelty" of having the unicorn Motorola Nexus has worn off I like the phone. I don't love it. Not like my Moto X (2013).
    The Nexus 6 is just to big. As you said doesn't feel comfortable in jeans and it doesn't fit in my cup holder.
  • I really wanted this to be a bigger, better, Moto X, with many of the features from the Moto. Unfortunately, it's missing some of those nicer Moto X features. I was going to trade my Note 3 for this, but have held off. Then, I was going to trade for the Note 4, and haven't done that, either. At this point, I still love my Note 3 and love how I have it rooted, modded, and tweaked to the moon and back. At this point, I feel like I'll just wait for the Note 5 later on this year. Perhaps I'll get the new USB standard along with a host of other excellent improvements.
  • On XDA they have almost ported the MotoX pro features to the Nexus 6. So, soon you may be able to have Moto Display, etc on your N6. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I love my phone, but haven't been too sure about the camera (which is the most important feature for me) - until yesterday. After all the hoopla about the Samsung Galaxy S6 (camera) I went to the shop to test for myself, even having money with me to purchase one if I was blown away by it. I snapped several pictures at the same time with both phones next to each other and focusing on the same objects. When darkly lit, the SGS6 was noticeably faster and with superior result, but when well lit, I hardly noticed any difference at all in speed. Furthermore, the SGS6 images had a very noticeable warm/yellow hue, while the N6 captured the correct white / cool hues. All images from both phones were clear and sharp - with a slight blurriness in the low-light N6 ones (as expected). Considering the N6 bigger (and for me better) screen size, splash resistance, stock android and NO glass back (which I have extremely bad (Sony Z3) experiences with), I feel happy about my N6, and will not replace it anytime soon.
  • Make sure for low light on the n6 you have HDR+ on. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You think your Steve Jobs with that avatar lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ooops, never considered that I might have a slight resemblance to someone from the othe camp. Nice of you to notice, though, For my part, I've always been a 100% android faithful geek, starting with a HTC Hero back in the days, enjoying every step up the ladder to the Nexus 6. I'm actually looking forward to see what Sony might have up their sleeve with the Xperia Z4. If they update the camera to be something like the one on the SgS6, but keep 1080 screen, waterproofing and long battery life, it will be a no-brainer or me.
  • +1 Shamu to you too *splash*
  • I love this phone...best I've ever owned. It also fits in my pockets.
  • It really is a great device and I am perfectly happy with it and all of the things that stock Android bring.
  • I absolutely love my Nexus 6. I'm a small person and I am not bothered by the large size of the phone.
  • Exactly! That's why I laugh when I read grown men complaining about large phones.
  • Well, you know what they say about large phones... Lol Dang straight this was "Posted via the Android Central App"
  • I see the smallest women ever lugging around notes and apple 6+s lol. If they can do it, I can do it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel big phones are easier for women because they often carry purses and bags. For men, like myself, it's a burden, especially during the warm season when you don't wear jackets. I love looking at a big phone's screen, but having this phone with its big size and weight in my pants pocket is not comfortable. I hate having to take it out of my pants pocket whenever I sit down. I'm also a thin person and I don't wear baggy pants. I had a Note 2 and was looking forward to N6 until I learned that it's even bigger than the Note. I took a 180 degree turn and decided to get the smallest flagship phone available, Sony Z3 compact. While I miss the big screen, overall I'm now a happier person. I don't feel enslaved by my phone. :-)
  • LOL I also laugh at people who like different thing than me! SO FUNNY! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just want to know the source for the Macho Man wallpaper.
  • Great wallpaper choice in the header image. OOOOH YEAH!
  • Uploaded it here: http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/article_images/2015/04/Oooo-yeah.jpg No idea of the original source, sorry!
  • Thanks, came here just for that. Posted via Android Central App
  • Most important post up here. Thanks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can't click on the link Posted via the Android Central App
  • I googled macho man randy savage wallpaper and found it quite easily... Posted via Android Central App
  • I get what you mean by noticing your phone in your pocket all the time. I, by no means, wear any type of skinny jeans but it's noticeable. Not really annoying but not really comfortable. I have a Note 4 and I came down to a science. Wallet back right pocket. Phone in tight pocket. Inhaler, lighter, and cigarettes in left pocket. (Ew. I smoke. I know.) but if for some reason I'm in a hurry and I put my inhaler in my right pocket with my phone. Oh my damn how I notice. Like when I'm driving my phone is pushing against my leg. Forget about trying to dig around for change in your pocket with a phone that big. You have to take your phone out first then look for change. But it is what it is. Like you said nothing is perfect. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You, sir, are wrong. Phone in the left pocket, smokes and lighter in the right. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hahaha I tried that out but I dropped my phone a few times. I'm a klutz with my left hand. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wallet and keys in the left pocket, phone in the right pocket, smokes in the trash.
  • What is this madness?? You don't keep your wallet in a back pocket????
  • Wallets are much easier to pickpocket from a back pocket. I carry a slim All-ett in a front picket. It's less bulky than even a small phone... unnoticeable by me when carrying it, there is no silhouette for someone else to see and target, and it would be much harder to pickpocket since front pockets are generally narrower and deeper. If you're still carrying a fat wallet in a back pocket, please abandon your anitiquated ways. FYI: https://www.all-ett.com/
  • Nope, phone in right pocket, smokes (with lighter in pack) in left pocket Posted via the Android Central App
  • cash and a rubber go in the right! Posted via the Android Central App
  • you're right about the phone but the lighter goes in the box and the smokes in your back left pocket... geez Posted via the Android Central App
  • you need a man purse
  • That's what my chiropractor told me when he was treating me for my chronic backaches; "Don't sit on your wallet. Don't have ANYTHING in your back pocket other than a comb." It isn't a "man purse"; it's a Bianchi concealed-carry fanny pack, but it holds everything that I need. My Nexus 6 phone is in a belt clip. Yes, it's big, but at my age, I NEED a big screen phone.
  • Inhaler and cigarettes, what a combination. Posted via Android Central App
  • Lol I've been doing phone left pocket, keys right pocket and wallet in back right pocket for years now. It's to the point now that if any of them at empty (for whatever reason) I almost feel physically off balance. [add signature here]
  • Lol...this is me exactly.
  • Do u take a puff off of a cig then follow right up with the inhaler, then repeat? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I <3 mine.
  • I jumped from the Nexus 5 to the Galaxy S6 (kept both). Part of the reason is that I needed to test a 64-bit version my native code apps and add support for Samsung multi-window. I'm not thrilled with TouchWiz, but after installing the Google Launcher, it's really not bad. The fingerprint unlock and instant access to a great camera are my favorite features (besides the excellent display). What I found most interesting is that the Nexus 9 with it's Tegra K1 is ** A LOT ** faster than the Exynos 7420 and Qualcomm 810 (code execution speed, not necessarily GPU graphics power). I would prefer to have a GPe version of the S6, but I can accept being "stuck" on Android 5.0.2 for a while in exchange for the excellent hardware and nifty features the S6 provides.
  • OK, nothing you posted had anything whatsoever to do with the subject of this piece. This was about the Nexus 6, no the Galaxy S 6
  • The post is about the merits of the Nexus 6 and why some people ready for an upgrade have skipped it and bought other devices.
  • Really? Read everything again. "Let's talk about the Nexus 6" is the title. At no point did you "talk about the Nexus 6". I'm happy you like your GS6, that's just not the point of this article.
  • I'm inferring that the reason he went with the GS6 over the Nexus 6 was the native hardware and software support for 64-bit, implying that the Nexus 6 should have been the showcase for such hardware.
  • correct Posted via the Android Central App
  • why do you have to be such an asshole tho
  • stop Posted via the Android Central App
  • I am going to have to agree with the other guy..... WTF does this have to do with the length of an Otterbox for an HTC m7, placed on the back of a rifle, being transported through the Swiss Alps on a camel. Did you click the wrong article?
  • I have a nexus 6 and a Moto X 2014. I have found I use my Moto X the most. I like the nexus 6, but I find it too big to carry in my pocket without some hassle. It is not that much of a hassle, but enough that I find myself using the Moto X.
  • I have noticed I am switching to my Moto X 2013 less than before.
  • I sold my 2013. I saw a refurbished 2014 for $260 on Ebay and bought one. The 2013 was great, but I like the 2014 better.
  • I'm amazed we haven't heard more about it, like the 4 and 5. Besides the other big releases, is it just the price that had kept it in the shadows? Size also I am guessing keeps most away that loved previous versions. Sent via NoNexus' missing carrier pigeon.
  • The 3 things that kept me from buying the Nexus 6 (in order of importance):
    1) The high price
    2) It didn't include a 64-bit CPU (need it for software testing)
    3) A bit too large. I have a Lumia 1520 for testing WP apps and find it to be too large to carry around as a phone.
  • Lumia 1520 is bigger than the nexus 6 nexus 6 is around note 4 size. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 6 is definitely larger than the Note 4 Posted on my OnePlus One
  • By almost nothing. it's more the way the note 4 feels than anything, edges and the back panel. Posted via the Android Central App
  • http://www.phonearena.com/phones/size/Samsung-Galaxy-S6/phones/8997#/pho...
  • It's a bigger screen but I believe the note is the bigger device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Even the iPhone 6 Plus is bigger than the Nexus 6 believe it or not. The Nexus 6 might be a bit chunkier and a bit wider but regarding height
    , its around therw Posted via the Android Central App
  • iPhone is just taller. Like the HTC M9, being slimmer width wise makes easier to hold in one hand. Te screen to bezel ratio is ridiculous though.
  • Shouldn't be the price. Prior launches of the Nexus received a lot of fanfare. The Nexus One, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus all launched at full retail price consistent with other smartphones of the time. The Galaxy Nexus saw two steep discounts that raised eyebrows, and then the Nexus 4 started the two-generation trend of cheap Nexus devices. Ever since then, people who have been following Android for 1-2 years insist that EVERY Nexus has been released at such a price point (not saying you're implying this, it's just a common misconception on the net).
  • Don't have a problem with the camera, battery, size, or price. I love it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does anyone recognize that case?
  • http://www.shopandroid.com/seidio-dilex-pro-with-metal-kickstand/AA20183.htm?utm_campaign=community&utm_source=d_ac&utm_medium=content
  • How thin is it? I like the kickstand, and I've had a Seidio before, but it added too much bulk for me back then. Are they any thinner?
  • Great phone really enjoying it, battery is a great performer also. Biggest problem is other phones feel too small now. Posted via my Nexus 6.
  • Yup I can never go to a smaller phone again.
  • Perfect size ... ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • Feels fine in my pockets, whether I wear loose or tight pants. This phone is great! Gets better with every android and app update. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Love my Nexus. Period.
  • I see what you did there. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1. I personally love the size. So much so that the Nexus 6 has pretty much orphaned my Nexus 7.
  • The N7 is a good device, so I'll keep it as a backup, but I haven't used mine since getting the Nexus 6. I thought the Nexus 9 looked decent, but I knew I wasn't using my Nexus 7 and didn't want to spend money on a new tablet and not use it. I love the size of the N6.
  • Switched over recently from a Galaxy S4 to the Nexus 6. I am a believer now. The device, even with a case doesn't feel too big after about a week or two. You just adapt. As for the battery live and camera, both are good enough that I don't notice it. The big plus is the stock android experience. Easily the best part of the device. I think the only downside for me is the lack of expandable storage. Liked having an extra 32 GB on the S4, but I can see how Google wants you to use it's services for backing things up. I hope they will make another device with a better price point so that I can easily buy a second one if I break this one (hey, it happens).
  • That's why I went with the Nexus 6 64 GB white model. Great phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Have gotten used to the size. Went from Nexus 5 to a Note 4 briefly, but couldn't handle touchwiz after being spoiled by stock android. Returned Note 4 for my Nexus 6, and all was right with the world. Android 5.1 was out by then, so I haven't been bothered by the supposed encryption slowdown. Kinda probably should have tried the moto x, but my carrier store had a nexus 6, so boom.
  • It's a great phone, although I'm having issues with notification sounds with some 3rd party apps. People suggest that it's a Lollipop bug, but I have the same apps installed on other devices with Lollipop and they don't get the same sound issues as with the N6. An example would be, Facebook's app and Messenger app. The notification sounds start off really low. Kinda like an ascending tone. But if I get continuous notifications, for instance, messages within a second or two, then it's fine. I know it's already been brought up many times and some people also suggest that it's a Motorola hardware "safety" feature since it has loud stereo speakers. But I have no problems with anything else. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hopefully the Nexus 2015 is just as great as the Nexus 6. Motorola and Google sure went with their best. Sad to see LG being in the headlines for next maker of the Nexus. Ill much prefer Motorola and even Samsung again :D. HTC would be nice but the camera... Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is what I want to know! Nexus 2015 maybe follow on from the nexus5 based in same way of LG G4 possibly with the 808 or 810 even and with new usb standard in a smaller phone than the nexus 6... perhaps even at a better price point more like the nexus 5 as well!!! Win Win Win!
  • Torn about this phone i liked most things about it but the i sold my nexus 6 because i kept running out of space and uplaoding to the cloud with sprint network wasn't ideal. Also stock Android was boring to me. I have the note 4 and g flex 2 and enjoy both. The nexus 6 is a good phone but didn't meet my needs in a smart phone. Limited to 64 gigs for 2 years is impossible. Tranfer to pc was a solution but when i need things and not by the computer it sucks.
  • USB OTG on my keyring solved that problem for me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why Nexus phone can't be in two size option? Phones are getting really too big for some users. Carrying such big phone like nexus 6 in shorts can be a frustrating experience...not to mention typing with one hand...just to make basic phonecall or message. Posted via Android Central App
  • ...yes, and LG has made so far most attractive and sustainable Nexus phones, like N4 and N5. Posted via Android Central App
  • I know it's not exactly how you want it, but this year's Nexus is essentially available in two sizes: Nexus 6 and Moto X (2014). I know it's not the same, but pretty darn close.
  • Exactly!! Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • They are in two screen sizes, 5" and 6". They only recently discontinued theb5" and a new one will probably replace it this year. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have had for about 2 1/2 months and love it! I had a Sony z1s and loved it too, the camera was awesome on the Sony I am happy with the Nexus 6 . Love the size and the feel of it. I have a nice case on it and it added a little bulk but I am OK with it. The nexus 6 is a dream phone for me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I had the Note 2 then Note 3 and then went to Nexus 6. While I loved the Note series I love the stock lollipop with no touchwiz jank even more. The size isn't an issue for me in fact that is a mark in the positive column. My one gripe is sometimes I install an app from playstore and the widget isn't available to select unless I reboot the phone. Doesn't happen all the time but enough to gripe about it. Thanks for the wallpaper Jerry!
  • I've owned multiple Android, BlackBerry, iPhones, and Windows Phones. The Nexus 6 is by far the best phone I've ever owned. I'll take the touch blackberry keyboard over google keyboard though. That's about my only gripe. This blows away anything lg or Samsung can put out Posted via the Android Central App
  • The size didn't bother me
    It was the screen. Worst display I've had on a phone since the gnex. Incapable of producing whites, just a mushy grey. Reds were ridiculously blown out. Bothered me so much I changed to a note 4. Best display I've ever seen on a phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Its funny you mention that because though the Note 4' display is clearly better, until recently i thought the 2 were still comparable. I compared two 2 side by side yesterday and couldn't believe how superior the Note 4' display was. Not even in the same ballpark. Add that to all the other features the Note 4 is rocking and the N6 is pretty much outmatched. I am however one of those that likes the changes Google made with LP and definately prefer the aesthetics of stock to the latest touchwiz. Other than that though..... Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • The problem I had was my gf has a note 4 and every time we both had our phones out I couldn't help but compare. I'm really ocd about displays so although I'm not crazy about Touchwiz, until someone else can even come close to samsungs screens I think I'm stuck with it for a while yet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus. There is no substitute.
  • I bought the Nexus 6 when it first came out and actually sent it back because it was too big. I continued using my LG G3 as my daily driver but was missing my Nexus. I broke down and ordered another one @ 1 month ago and have not looked back. The updates have made this phone much better, battery is much better and I have no worries with the battery lasting all day under normal/heavy use.
  • I left my Note 3 for it and I don't miss it at all. As feature packed as my Note was- I always felt like I was settling or just dealing with things on it that I didn't like in trade of the screen size. With the Nexus 6 I don't feel that way at all. The phone is not perfect, but this is definitely the best overall phone experience I've ever had...period. Like consuming all kinds of media on it and even making....phone calls. Enjoy my Android Wear watch that complements it also. The HDR camera does perfect for me and takes really great shots. I like having the latest secure Android software that offers a really great experience, over the latest phone that's always months behind, or skinned over with redundant (often useless) ugly designed applications. I keep it in my Seidio Dilex case, but every so often I like to pull it out and look at how svelte it looks and tap the cold metal edge to my teeth. I definitely look forward to the Nexus 8 as I'm sure I will skip out on 7. Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • Saw one up close and personal for the first time a couple weeks ago and...its just too big for a phone. I mean this thing is silly big. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I thought it was too big in the store, I thought it was too big when I opened the box, but after using it for a few hours I picked up my Nexus 5, and it felt comically small. I could never go back to a smaller phone now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Agree...and soon (suddenly) taking photos with tablets won't be weird?! Posted via Android Central App
  • Ha ha! Now that I have an N6 on the way to me, maybe I should humbly take back all the nasty things I've said about people taking photos with tablets. This thing is almost tablet sized.
  • I love my Neuxs 6!! Coming from a Note 3->G3->Nexus 6 I can tell you that in my experience its the best phone out of those 3. I've also owned a S5, S4, S3, Moto X 2014 PE and some others so people don't in with their Samsung fanboy comments. I've owned mg fair share of their devices. Let's get down to peoples biggest complaint the size. For me its easily manageable but then again I'm used to big things and I suspect some people are used to having things less than 4.5" /joke the phone isn't huge like some people think, intact its much easier to use than a Note 4 or IP6+ because of the curved nature of the phone. Its very ergonomic and comfortable to hold even with a case on it. The performance is also excellent, I bwnhcmark around 57-58K in anturu which is much better than you might expect from the SD805. I don't have any lag and battery life is great. I can get 6-7hours SOT on average running a custom kernel with my CPU at 3gHz not the stock 2.7. I can only imagine how much better it would be if I ran it at a lower clock speed but I don't because I like the unecessary power of the higher clock speed. I shvent found any flaws overall unless you think having a plethora of custom ROMs kernels, and mods is bad then a Nexus isn't for you.
  • If they remake the N5 with current hardware I'm sold. Until then, I'll just flash roms on whatever I end up buying. Nexus 5 until M9/G4 toss up
  • Agree. Make a nexus 5 that works on every carrier like the nexus 6 and id be all over it 
  • The internet also tells me that I should hate my M9. But I just can't hate it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You're liking your phone wrong Posted via the Android Central App
  • Best phone ever I've had them all. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Posting this from my brand new N6, and I really love it so far. Of course I never had to live through the pre-5.1 days.
  • Have a M9, S6 and N6. Carrying the S6 as daily driver since it's new and an amazing camera but always come home and cuddle with my N6 and the snappy 5.1. Everything is perfect expect for the size, is awesome to use at home currently as a mini tablet but carrying around in the pocket during day use is not ideal. But since nexus devices are so awesome always, it does occupy an important position in my gadget shelf. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You must have small pockets, or real skinny jeans. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Upgraded from the Nexus 5 to the Nexus 6 in late October (1 of the first batches) & hated it. Just too big & VERY heavy & I thought the screen was awful, especially for the price. RMA'd it a week later. Picked up a 1+1 that very week off Swappa & absolutely love it. Haven't looked back since & I'm now a big believer in what they're doing. I feel like the 1+1 is just big enough, yet doesn't compromise in some of the areas the Nexus 6 does. Can't wait for the 1+2.
  • Was going to for the M9, was ready for it, wanted it, and then looked at my M8 and thought maybe since Verizon has a Nexus, just maybe I could get updates faster and try out all the new stuff faster. So I wound up getting a Nexus 6 today. I figure its the most friendly device for trying new things like rooting and I don't have to worry about bricking it as easily. The screen is huge and am still getting used to it.
  • Welcome to the club. You'll get used to it in a few days. Unless you like going bareback here are some links to some really great cases. I'm kind of a case nut. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OHFGUDU/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_4nTmvb1VDH25B?ta... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PA06PYA/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_OpTmvb1G7ASD6?ta... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OMMLL8C/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_dsTmvb13B3V3S?ta... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_0_13?k=caseology+nexus+6&spr... They sell these here on Android Central as well. https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2Frov... And this isn't a case but I love this wallpaper on it. There's a free version as well.
    https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2F... Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • I have the Supcase for my Nexus 6. The reason I went with it was I wanted to show people what the phone looked like. I love when people ask me if it's an iPhone 6+, I just SMH. I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup
  • Yeah... get that a lot with the iPhone stuff. Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2F... Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • This is exactly how I feel, except I have a Nexus 5. I got the GS6 and took it back a day later because of all the Samsung/Microsoft crap that juts didn't need to be there. It's a great phone, and oh that camera, but at the end of the day I prefer a stock experience.
  • You are sooo right!!! It's such a pain in the ass to disable bloatware. It takes like....2 minutes. But still, that's 2 minutes I'll never get back because I had to disable a few samsung/MS apps and I'm just too lazy for that shit. /s Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • Actually my phone threw up random 'notifications' and stagnant app statuses for five hours, taking up all of the two spaces left for actual notifications that there were after the toggles and everything else Samsung put in there.
  • Thats aweful!! I'd feel too lazy to swipe those away or disable certain app notifications that first day too. /s Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • It's too wide to comfortably hold. This is an unfortunate fact. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't confuse fact with opinion. I've been comfortably holding mine since it arrived last December. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Definitely a fact for you. I've got regular man hands and I get along just fine with it. In Korea you see tons of petite asian girls with pink Note 3s and 4s and even in America you see women carrying Notes. I've even seen small kids with the big iPhone 6+s, so your fact is only your opinion and others who "feel" like you. For me it's a fact that it's perfectly fine. Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • I have a love/hate relationship mainly because of the size.
    I love to use it 2-handed but 1-handed is PITA. Every time I pick up my wife's Nexus 5, it just feels so "cute" and I love holding it LOL.
    By the way, I came from 2013 MotoX... I wonder how it'd feel in my hand today after using Nexus 6 for almost 5 months.
  • Let's talk about music, I dig blues music Posted via the Android Central App
  • My next phone will be a Nexus. Currently, I have a Galaxy S5 and I really like it. However, I don't like the bloatware that's been added to the OS by the manufacturer, and then my carrier (AT&T) adds more. I want stock Android and, with carriers seemingly headed toward eliminating subsidized phones, I see absolutely no reason to buy a phone from a carrier, pay full price for it, and then have to put up with locked down bootloaders and manufacturer/carrier bloatware.
  • Just got a new Nexus 5. I've got a Nexus 9 so I really don't need a phablet as well and I can't justify dishing a load of money on the latest phones when a year old phone like this works great for what I need. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think half the people were disappointed with the Price
  • Without a case the phone feels good in my hands. Not sure about it with a case Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've actually googled, "nexus 6 best smartphone ever created" twice now just to see if anyone else realizes how awesome this machine is. I totally agree with the, "problem is now all other phones seam small" comment. Now I just hope Google doesn't listen to the all the negative comments about its size and create the next nexus smaller. Other than the lack of an SD card this baby is perfect. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just got a S6 a week ago, but am thinking of taking it back for a N6. I just can't choose Posted via the Android Central App
  • Love this phone. The size is perfect.
  • I love my Nexus 6, now I'm just waiting for Wi-Fi calling from T-Mobile. Posted via Thee Nexus 6
  • "Is that a Nexus 6 in your pocket or are you just glad to see me" Mae West
  • HAHAHAHA OMG THIS IS SO FUNNY Via US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5
  • I had a Note 3 on launch day but returned it after a month. I already know the N6 will be the same. The size is a deal breaker. One handed operation is a requirement for me. I already know I will be dropping the phone in the car.
  • I have a nexus 6, and love it. I wish I could use the moto x apps though. Quick charge is great. I like the convenience of wireless charging but the tradeoff of convenience for speed isn't worth it to me. No complaints. I hate the lollipop notification system though. The moto apps add so much to the phone. I wish there was a way to still use them
  • Please just move the volume button Luke the LG so I won't constantly hitting them when pulling out the pocket! Besides that so far so good.
  • I can't exchange my Nexus 6 with all the flagship devices combined, Period Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have a nexus 5, and a galaxy note 3.
    I find even the galaxy note 3 is too small.
    I am looking for a 6.5 or bigger phablet now.
  • Wow! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I didn't more time using my device as a tablet, rather than a phone. So size is more important.
    I don't want to be carrying around 2 devices.
  • Edit not working.."I spend more time"
  • Well the Xperia Z ultra is waiting for you. Other than that you're SOL. Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • Yep, could be experia Z , but might get nexus 6 for wife.
  • More power to you!! If I HAD to pick a size, I'd go with 5.2 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great phone! I would have preferred 5.5 inches but all else is very nice. The best nexus I have owned! Posted via Nexus 6!
  • Love my 6.....I get 24 solid hours per charge with normal use. Go to Youtube, I had to, and look up how to turn off all the unnecessary apps/processes running you don't use. Also turn the animation down to ,5%.....not the 1% the phone comes with (ther are 3 setting..go to developer screen...towards the bottom..tap and change all 3). My phone is much faster now...less battery usage needed. Screen at 50 to 60%. My wireless charger appears to give it a longer lasting charge...not sure. I am no phone expert by far...but youtube has a number of useful videos how to get the most battery life . They worked for me. Good luck!
  • The first android I purchased outright was the nexus one in 2010 , it had my name laser engraved into the back of it. Since then I've bought every nexus phone outright every year and each iteration continues to improve the last. People have been wishing and begging Google to partner with Motorola on a nexus phone since right after the nexus one was released. Finally! 6 models in we have it and for me personally it has been worth the wait. I get the beautiful build quality, a very mature and polished OS with the best camera experience Google has offered thus far. I used to carry multiple handsets, that all stopped with the nexus 5 and now with the nexus 6 I no longer need to make compromises with the note series just to have a capable large screen phone in my arsenal. With that said, I digress.
  • i have a Nexus 4 (and S4) and plan to get the Nexus 2015. I liked the Nexus 6 a lot, but never pulled the trigger cause both my phones were good enough. wouldn't mind if they made the new Nexus slightly smaller, but if they keep the same size i wouldn't mind. I'm really hoping for a solid camera and slightly improved battery. i prefer the lesser quality displays in favor of the longer battery life.
  • I don't know what to say other than that it's way too big. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've got an Xperia Z Ultra, and am wondering if the Nexus 6 would be an interesting upgrade. I wish Lenovo/Motorola would make a none-Nexus version with the memory card slot restored and a better camera. Closest appears to be the Lenovo S930 which isn't anywhere near as good.
  • Article is spot on. I was dubious about the size but I love it. Coming from an N4, I can't think of anything that I miss, and boy did I love that phone. Camera is good, runs very smoothly & all in all a very good phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If it was a 5.5 screen or smaller I would have gotten it. The build quality, and ergonomics on it is one of the best. It felt great holding it in the hand in the store except the size. So here is to the next nexus being just as good build quality but a 5.2 screen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I didn't realize how big the nexus was until I actually saw one at best buy the other day. Holy crap that thing is huge! Sorry Google but that was not the sweet spot. Way too big and bulky. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Personally I think they should've just gone with a 5.7 in. display since they were determined to make it a phablet. I think it'd be perfectly sized for a phablet if it was just a bit smaller. Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • Does 5.1 allow you to disable priority notifications? I hate hate hate hate them so much I want to punch hangouts and Facebook in the face.
  • Best phone I have owned to date as well. I'm a big guy, 6'8" so the size is perfect for my banana hands. Lollipop keeps getting better with each update. The development community is buzzing and I've had zero issues since picking mine up on Sprint launch day. Yes I'm a fanboy but with this phone I'm not so sure that's a bad thing. Go Nexus!!
  • I sold mine because it's too big. Went back to a nexus 5 and will never own a phone with larger dimensions again. The weird shaped back is annoying to me as well. It causes the phone to wobble and spin on a flat surface which bothers me. My wife's note 4 is OK without a case but still too big for me. I'm really hoping for a nexus 5 refresh.
  • Thanks Jerry, this article solidifies my decision tonight. I was on the fence now for a couple months about what my new phone would be. Since buying the Nexus 7 (2012), i think i'm forever in favor of the Nexus line. After this phone came out to mix reviews, I've held off. Well, my S4 Active is just getting on my nerves (never liked touchwiz), so tonight i pulled the trigger. Nexus 6 is on its way!!!
  • Was doubtful of the size but ordered one anyway. I'm now so attached to it I will skip the 2015 offering if it goes back to the smaller form factor. I hope they do swap out form factors every year so both small(er) and large phone lovers will continue to be able to get their hands on a Nexus, and it will save some of us some money too as we move onto a two-year upgrade cycle instead of an annual one. By the way, with the screen size on the Nexus 6 I feel no push to buy another tablet. The 6 is a true all-in-one device. Jerry,I enjoyed the humor of your saying it's one of the phones you keep a SIM in. I'm afraid most of us are one-phone-at-a-time folks. I suppose you can make the multiple phone thing work if you use a Google Voice number to quickly switch phones while giving people one number to contact you?
  • I love the screen size, but I was more excited when I found out the Nexus 6 was compatible with Verizon, unlocked, and able to be used easily with every major carrier in North America and many international locations. I wanted a 64 GB Nexus 6 and TMobile was the easiest way to get one. It was easy to suspend my Verizon service for the couple of months that I had TMO, since I've used Google Voice for a long time. It was great to be able to finance a phone through one carrier, pay it off, and then easily use it with another carrier. Screen size is important, but I hope the Nexus 2015 is also compatible with ALL MAJOR CARRIERS.
  • The Nexus 6 is compatible with all major carriers. AT&T Nexus 5 Android 5.1
  • I love my Nexus 6. I'm a woman, so I carry it in my handbag. Before I buy a handbag, I check to see if the phone fits in it. If it doesn't fit, I consider that a failing of the handbag, not the phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • girl you right.
  • Seems like It comes down the physical size of the owner. I've always had the galaxy S line but when the s6 dropped, I jumped shipped for the note line. (Personally I don't care how much life you claim to get out of that battery, I need my spare almost every day due to the nature of my job) I find that at my height, 5'8 , that the note is pushing comfort levels. 70-80% of the time my n4 is in my back pocket cause its just too bulky for the front most of the time. That being said I did consider the n6 but it was just too big for my size. Fantastic device though. But that's the beauty of Android, we have choices to fit all needs. Posted via the Android Central App
  • In before all the "Stock Android" and "Pure Android" cult members spout about their religion. Oh, never mind, too late. Way too late.
  • Got a chance to get hands on with one today. I liked the screen a LOT better than I was led to believe I would. I liked the sleekness of it. There's no such thing as a 6" phone that's not "big", but I have a smaller screened Note 3, and the Nexus 6 doesn't feel any bigger (or maybe even smaller). I am a lot happier with the Touchwiz version of Lollipop on my Note 3 than I thought I'd be. And I'm using the Google Now launcher as the default so it's even closer to vanilla than touchwiz.... ...but that said...I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE the completely vanilla experience, as well as the near immediacy of updates! If I go for another Android, it's almost 100% guaranteed to be a Nexus. And since I love me my big screens, it'd be a six (or future equivalent). Really the only hold up to the Nexus six for me is the lack of expandability. Between internal memory and an SD card, I'm rock in 96GB on my Note. And I'm probably currently using about 65-70gb total. I know, everyone says "just use the cloud". But I live in Des Moines, and while it's definitely not a small town, Des Moines is not exactly a big city either. Anyway, Sprint 4G really sucks here (and all places outside the big cities, as I understand it), and so I don't feel like having to rely on spotty internet to be able to do basic things like look at pictures or listen to things I have on MP3 on my computer at home. So I'm gonna probably remain really cloud resistant for the foreseeable future. So, if they'll only release a 128GB version of the six (like they did with the Galaxy S6, or the iPhone 6), or at least add that feature to whatever phone replaces it, then I'm completely sold, and only a Lumia 1520 equivalent on Sprint, but only with a decent app selection instead of the WP Store's current dismal state will be a contender for unseating it. I'm singing a different tune now. Nexus six is a great phone! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, the nexus 2015 is definately gonna have a 128 gb option in 6 months. But since your note 3 now has LP, you already have an awesome phone!! I'm not saying it wasnt good before, just that TouchWiz looked so horrendous/disgusting on the note 3 that updating it to lollipop is a HUGE upgrade. It looks about 100x better and has boosted performance significantly on the note 3 too. Not so much on the note 4 because samsung already overhauled TW when it was released, but still an improvement. Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • Oh totally! It's definitely way better than it was. But I also had to wait for 5 months to get the update. Heck, the Nexus 6 got its second sucker before I got my first. And were I not using Google Now, it'd still be quite a bit further from "vanilla" than it is. I don't relish the idea of having to wait that long for each round, ya know? Plus, what monkeyed "innovations" will they add? Still, to hear there will be a 128GB Nexus device makes me very happy! It means there will be an Android device that resolves a significant portion of issues I've had with the platform. If Windows gets its app act together by summer 2016 when I'm due (and I know that's as much or more of a developer thing than a MS thing), and if there's a 6-inch range phablet available to replace the 1520 (which I love), than I may very well spring for that instead. Otherwise, it's Nexus for me, and I think the Nexus would be a phone that I could be very happy with! :-D Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have these cases for my white 64 GB Nexus 6.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00QVO0D4W?tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UU... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00PV6OD9C?tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UU... And when I want to show off my dbrand skin I got this case. https://youtu.be/QldUrGW4Rkg Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is my first Nexus phone and I absolutely love it. The screen is beautiful. Love the front facing speakers. I've never really been big on taking pictures with my phone so that has never been a selling point for me. I do think that the new Galaxy phones are nice, and my husband would definitely like it but I just don't like touch wiz so I will be sticking with my Nexus 6. Oh and even though it is not perfect yet...I love Lollipop!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wanted to love the N6, but I didn't like the big size and the shape of the back. So I'm sticking with my N5 for a little longer. It's been a great phone for almost a year and a half. Here's hoping the Next Nexus knocks my socks off. BTW, I'm wearing cargo shorts most of the time, so carrying the N6 would be no problem, it's how it feels in my hand that I don't like. I have carried my N7(2013) around when I want to show some photos, and I like the feel of that in my hand. How about a 5.7 screen that feels as good as an N7?
  • Best phone I have ever had
  • Nice wallpaper. Oh yeah.
  • I love the freedom of the nexus for rooting, custom ROMs and everything you can customize through xposed and modules like gravity box. Other phones get some of that too but the nexus devices will always win in that department. I'm used to the size now but I think they should have stopped at 5.5" screen.
  • I picked up a Note 4 for a deal, but after less than 5 minutes of use I remembered why I stick to Nexus. I was annoyed that I didn't have the hotspot quick toggle on AT&T and no 5.1 OTA yet, but just got 5.1 OTA notice this week that added the toggle. (I was planning to manually update today.) I still use Nexus 5 as my work phone so I have that handy and hanging on to KK for now. I usually have two phones in my pocket anyway so a bit bigger isn't a big deal for me. I love the size for reading and browsing and videos and games (though I hardly play much lately). I wish it had a flat back, larger battery, and better cameras. That said, there is nothing to complain about in the camera. The Note 4 is definitely a little brighter, but aside from very low light situations the Nexus 6 is pretty comparable. If you zoom in the Note 4 does capture a little more detail but it is more megapixels. Use HDR+ for any still shots and manual camera for anything else. Anyway I am now totally satisfied with my Nexus 6 and if you want to buy a like new AT&T unlocked Note 4...
  • Just received my nexus 6. Its replacing my nexus 7 and OPO! Great decision so far! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I happen to have a Nexus 7 and an OPO, this just might make too much sense for me.. Posted via Oneplus One.. For now.
  • Its been great so far. I flashed Oxygen on my OPO and set it aside for a rainy day. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I liked the size of the phone and really wanted to keep it but I had build quality issues with all 3 that I had. The first one would let out a loud pop before it would ring and the power button was messed up. The second one had a bad ear piece the would sound like it was blown only when I was on a phone call. It was not the white noise that everyone was talking about. It would also hiss through the ear piece as well only when I was on a call too. Then the third and last one I had before giving up had the back coming unglued right out of the box. It was over a half inch away from at least half of the phone. I don't know if they fixed all of that crap but I don't want to waste my time getting one and having to keep exchanging it in hopes of getting a good one. I don't know why this article does not mention any of this and why no one else has either? I know that tons of people have at least had two out the three issues I mentioned. Just Google it if you don't know what I am talking about... I would get another one if I could be sure I wouldn't be wasting my time. Does anyone know if they fixed those issues yet? Posted via the Android Central App
  • What? Not one person has anything to say about this post? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Nexus are rejecting you. They're very picky. Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • I had to go back to my N5 at least that one doesn't fall apart. I have no idea why they would even think it was a good idea to glue the damn back on. I still have hopes that the next nexus is bigger than the N5 but slightly smaller than the N6 and actually built using some common sense. Google really does some stupid ass stuff and the other phone makers junk up the Android os with there launchers. That is why I haven't switched to any other android phones but the N6 really made me consider putting up with the other android Oem skins and slow updates. I just don't know what to do because I would like another phone... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Based off of some people's comments I also thought the Nexus 6 was going to be to big of a phone. A couple days ago a friend of mine received his Nexus 6 and put it in one of those clear spigen cases. Now I usually wear Dickies work shirts and I carry my phones in my shirt pockets. One of the things that "was" holding me back from getting a N6 was the perceived size. Well I placed my friends N6 in my front shirt pocket and it fit perfect. I also found out that the iPhone 6+ is taller than the Nexus 6. Long story short the size (at least for me) of the Nexus 6 isn't an issue. Google+ All Day Everyday
  • The iPhone 6+ is 1mm shorter and 3mm narrower. Virtually they are the same dimensions but the Nexus 6 gives a .5 inch more screen! Posted via Android Central App
  • Hey people, Just wanted to say that I always did want a nexus 6 maybe even most android smartphones! I have had HTC one, s3, HTC one m7 x3 broke them :), LG g2- one of my favs of all time, moto g, moto g 2014 and now I have note 4 and s6 edge! Anyway what I'm trying to say is we are all android brothers & sisters and this means we have choice so be happy we have that as for example if we was ios fans life would be boring and or we wouldn't be able to find that device that fits us like you can with android..... rejoice Posted via the Android Central App
  • Liked the phone but found the size a pain in the end. Also found gaming performance poor despite 3d mark scores. Changed if for the Samsung galaxy S6 and just find the form better and the gaming performance is much better. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Honestly all this back and forth about which smartphone is the best is childish. Just use the device that you like and meets all your needs. I personally don't care for Nexus devices and being the first to get software updates or having a pure version of Android. If I have to wait months to get the latest version of Android then so be it. Eventually the latest version will come to most of us with newer devices. I received Lollipop 5.0.1 a couple of weeks ago and I have no complaints over the update. Posted via the AT&T Note 4
  • You do know that Lollipop is already to 5.1, before it got to 5.1 it was 5.0.1 then 5.0.2, then 5.1, and soon 5.1.1.
    People have no idea how smooth Android can be or is unless you own a Nexus device. I own a Nexus 6 and Note 4, and the Nexus 6 is faster, and buttery smooth compared to the Note 4, the Note 4 is a nice phone, but the Nexus 6 with the same hardware is just more enjoyable to use. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes I do know the order that Lollipop was released lol. I have used several Nexus devices including the Nexus 6 and as I stated in my post I don't care for it. That wasn't a knock on the Nexus 6 at all as it's a great device.
    I personally prefer the Note series and thats why I stated use the device that you like and meets your needs. Right now my Note 4 is already faster on 5.0.1 then it was on Kit Kat and thats good enough for me. Posted via the AT&T Note 4
  • I got mine Thursday and am loving it. Bought the new Samsung Qi charger yesterday and it is a perfect fit. This is my first Nexus phone (Verizon), I've had all the Nexus tablets and have always been a big fan and user. As long as Verizon keeps allowing them on the network I will keep buying them. SO very much better than Samsung phones. I think the biggest thing that I like is no carrier bloat, I was so tired of all the junk that they put on phones. It's great to have pure Android on my phone. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
  • Huawei mate 7 kills this Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Newp. Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • I got a 64gig version as soon as it was available and never regretted it. I love it. Don't know why ppl are running into issues but I never had a problem with it. It runs smooth as butter. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I like it but if I wanted a bigger phone again I think I'd buy a note 4 even though I hate touchwiz Posted via Sony xperia z2
  • Too damn big. I like the pure Android experience and the fact it doesn't have a big fat button at the bottom like Samsung phones. But it's too damn big. Make it a reasonable size and you'll sell a whole lot more.
  • "What many feel is the best Android phone ever"
    WTF, just NO Posted via the Android Central App
  • No way I'm going through over 200+ comments, but as a Nexus 6 owner, I just thought I'd add my voice to the chorus saying how much I love this phone. The screen is great, the speakers are great, and the camera is very good. I get complements by others about the photos all the time, and especially if you get a manual control app, you can shoot some wonderful stuff. While it does occasionally feel tad too big to hold, in a world when I'm often using Pushbullet on the laptop and Google Now voice control via Moto Hint (and the hint2search app) I often don't even need to pull the phone out of my pocket at all. When I do, I use it more like a tablet than anything else. So, as a Samsung Touchwiz escapee who was converted to the stock Android religion by the excellent Nexus 7 tablet, count me as completely and totally thrilled with my Nexus 6 experience so far...
  • I get exactly what Jerry is saying about the Nexus 6 size. I wanted a Nexus 6, but it is too big for me. My hands are average size for my height, but the Nexus 6 dimensions exceed the comfort/convenience ratio. I wear scrubs and keep my phone in my inside shirt pocket or pants pocket, and the Nexus 6 is just too bulky. Nice phone though.
  • I am very please with my nexus 6 does everything I need and want it to do. On complaints here Posted via the Android Central App
  • All this fuzz in the speaker grills though. #onlycomplaint
  • Lol, compressed air is your friend here. Posted via Android Central App
  • Love the phone, just wish they threw in the Moto Maker option. That thing is slippery. So I stuck with my X. Can't give up the leather. Posted via the Android Central App on my 5.1 X Pure
  • Can somebody tell what is the wallpaper used in this nexus 6 image. Posted via the Android Central App
  • He posted the link further up in the comments Posted via the Android Central App
  • All the great phones now,and whatever happens to come out later this year,I still want a nexus 6. I like the way it looks,and I like stock android,but the main reason I want it isn't even for faster updates. I wanna know that when the next version of android comes out I'll get the whole design overhaul. The lollipop jump on touchwiz is a whole lot less than exciting. I want a phone that'll refresh itself. When 5.5,6.0 whatever it'll be comes out I wanna actually have the whole effect. Not just some update hiding under a skin. I remember waiting for KitKat on my S4 awhile back,and noticing all it did was make my battery icon white. That ain't gonna cut it for me lmfao. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Where can I get that Macho Man wallpaper???????????
  • I'm shocked that Jerry likes the Nexus 6, as I know he is NOT a big phone guy. He loved that Moto X size so much. #evolve Posted via the Android Central App
  • It was between this and the note 4. I went w the note bc it has a removable back Posted via the Android Central App
  • I currently have a Moto X 2014, LG G3, and a Nexus 6. I've used the iPhone 6 Plus and Note 4 as well. I think the LG G3 is the perfect ratio of screen size and being pocketable. The issue I have is with the recent update to Lollipop 5.01, I can't make it through a day without the battery dying. It was fine before that. Who know when or if it will ever see 5.1. The Moto X is like a mini Nexus 6 but it is currently running the buggy version 5.0 of Lollipop. It should be updatred to 5.1 soon. The N6 is running Lollipop 5.1. Once it was upgraded to 5.1 all of the bugs and lags went away. It's very fast to use now and offers the best Android experience in my opinion. Getting the latest updates in a timely manner is important to me. The one thing that is lacking for me, and it's a big issues, is the lack of a one handed mode. The Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus both have different ways ways to make it easier to use the phone one handed but they're both effective. The Nexus 6 is missing this feature. It's such a pain to use for those times you only have one hand free. It can also cause ass-crack syndrome if you're wearing loose fitting clothing. Other than these two issues. it's a great phone! The screen is so beautiful to look at after using other phones. The speakers are excellent for music, Youtube, and games. I'm still undecided on which phone I'm going to keep, I may use the N6 during the week and use the Moto X on the weekends to prevent ass-crack syndrome. The G3 is a great phone as well, but I prefer the prefer a pure Lollipop experience and timely updates. For me, receiving timely updates is a big priority. Not everyone feels that way and it doesn't make the N6 or Moto X the best phones. It just makes them the best phones for me.
  • Can somebody post the link for the macho man wallpaper used and any of the same wallpapers Posted via the Android Central App
  • Personally I've been loving my Nexus 6 and yeah, sometimes the size is a problem like when your hands are full and you need to check something but I've learned to adapt and set a few things down which isn't a bad idea even with a smaller phone. Sometimes there are bugs but as Jerry said things always get better and they have in my experience with the Nexus 6 and any previous Nexus I've owned. Fact is the Nexus 6 even if not for you is a great phone and the size feels normal to me now. I don't have a giant phone, you all have small phones. ;-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have to admit all of the hubbub about the size of the Nexus 6 discouraged me from even looking at it as a choice. However, about 2 weeks ago I was in a Verizon store and there was a Nexus 6 sitting there...and I picked it up. It was surprisingly comfortable---not a one handed device, but a device that can be comfortably held in one hand if necessary. Given that the only thing that held me back from getting the thing was its size...I ordered it. There is no way that I'll be able to comfortably type on the thing with one hand...but the same thing is true about my Moto X 2014.
  • I'll tell ya why I like the Nexus 6. Over the course of me owning the phone, I've activated it on AT&T, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular. I can basically pop in an active SIM card from any carrier, and I know the Nexus 6 is ready to rock and roll. About a month ago, I did an experiment where I ported my carrier number to Google Voice and started strictly using Hangouts for all of my Voice, SMS, MMS, and Voicemail services. I have yet to be disappointed. I strictly use data on my phone. I was able to successfully achieve activating an unlocked N6 from Google Play on Verizon (which I understand can be done relatively easy) but I was ALSO able to find a data-only smartphone plan that gives me 5GB of data every month for $50. That's 50 dollars a month for a single line plan on a post-pay account on the biggest, most evil carrier in the US. No other phone would have given me the ability to send this sort of message or perform this experiment. I don't care that I paid an absurd amount of money for the phone, because it's enabled me to try so many things in the wireless world. Since I ported my number to Google Voice, I can now send and receive SMS / MMS messages from any device, including my Windows desktop, my Chromebook, my tablet, my phone, etc. It's all a big step forward in the unifying of devices. Just a few years ago, there was a huge explosion in the idea of an application on a mobile platform. The next step in the "wireless revolution" - at least I feel, is the seamless experience across all of the devices you pick up and take with you. Right now, as an experiment, I have a 2014 Moto X on AT&T, and my Nexus 6 on Verizon. They both use data only, and they're both unified with one phone number, thanks to Google Voice. No, I don't need two phones, but this idea came to be because of the Nexus 6. Between these things, and Google's new MVNO they'll be launching, which I assume will require data-only, and fully utilize the capabilities of Google Voice that big G has experimented with, I think in the next few months, you're going to see another big revolution in wireless. Just like with Google FIber being aggressively priced for a high quality of service, which forces other residential internet providers to play fair, Google will also introduce the same level of fierce competition into wireless. They'll give customers the ability to utilize their MVNO voice, sms and mms services, while forcing the carriers to provide data-only packages to customers. This may not seem like a huge deal, but it's the next big step, which is a revolution in both wireless and net neutraility, in my opinion. THAT is why I love my Nexus 6, what it stands for, and what it enables Google to do for consumers. Each Nexus has had its own party trick, and I think the Nexus 6 has yet to reveal its greatest secret. When it does, things will change.
  • Never had a better phone. That's saying a lot, since I came from a Lumia 1520. The size is perfect, fits in all my pockets, and does everything I need it to. The only problem I have is not even the phone's fault. Every time I play a word in Words with Friends, Play Music starts playing. But that's on Zynga.
  • Don't forget about the customability. Through Slickwraps you can get real Cork, wood or leather backs with a thinner back-plate. Besides the MotoX I can't think of another phone with that level of awesomeness. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Who else here looked up that sweet Macho Man randy savage wallpaper after reading this article? Ohhhh Yeah! Dig it! Posted via Android Central App
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  • I love my nexus 6. Very surprised Verizon absolutely got this nexus right. I wish the screen was brighter. That is my main complaint. I love the screen other than brightness, I love the battery life, I love the stereo front facing speakers, and I love stock lollipop. Posted via the Android Central App
  • even my big Nexus 6 isn't helping me read the comments here on Android Central. That's annoying. They just run off the side of the screen, no scrolling sideways, no pinch to zoom. its not Chrome or the Nexus
  • Lets talk about Nex baby, let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Lets talk about Nex.. Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • Not sure what happened to everyone. I've been around since before the G1 and this community has started to slip. Android for me is a way of life but, I am not going to get bent outta shape if someone doesn't share the same view as me. I am happy for any all android users period. Do I share my views yes, I do but, I do not force people to follow them like its the law or final facts. So, lets remember to always be open and accepting of all views and opinions whether we like or agree with them. This community was once like that s lets bring it back, Thanks for listening. I love the Nexus 6 screen size and the phone itself. I owned the turbo also great phone and just about ever single phone ever released. WE ARE ALL Android Community members regardless.
  • The phone just isn't very good for the price. Cons:
    - Size
    - Battery life
    - Camera
    - Heat (gets too warm)
    - Plastic casing is flimsy (many superior builds available)
    - 'meh' specs compared to other phones for the money
    - Badly overpriced considering the cons Pros:
    - Timely updates
    - Customization The problem is, for most of us here, we can get the 'Pros' with ANY phone. The cons just don't justify the cost. Not even close.
  • Your opinion. I've been using it now for about 6 months and the battery life last me perfectly fine. It is never died once on me in a full day's use and I use it pretty heavily. Of course it does have that 15 minute quick charge. I use it for work and play. The screen is perfect for me which is why I chose it I guess. So far everything I've thrown at it- it handles everything whether it's intense work stuff or just intense games just fine. The software for me is pretty amazing and I've owned about 46 Androids since it was around. As far as the camera, coming from the Note3 and messing with my sons Note4- his camera is a little better, but it's not so much better that I'd choose all the unnecessary junk over it. He hates it too, he just felt like the Nexus was just a little wide, and wanted a little better camera, he loved everything else. Once I disabled about 46 applications and put Nova Launcher on it, he likes it. Camera does perfectly fine for me and has produced some amazing shots. The HDR is great. So just like yours this is just my opinion based off of experience of course. Has just been an amazing phone. User experience is what is most important to me, not a bunch of extra software I don't want. As far as the plastic it, it still feels like a fairly solid phone that I have a case on anyways, the metal aluminum band gives it a nice svelte look. and the price is lower than most phones with around the same specs. On top of that you get excellent software updates as you mentioned. Customization and Android go hand in hand so that's needless to say. And all the stuff I throw at it, my phone has never gotten overly warm. Using my Mogo controller I've played pretty high graphic games on it for a few hours with very normal warmness. So not sure where your con list came from but it definitely is your personal opinion. Some of these things are my opinion too like the screen being perfect for me and the size, but things that are fact for me are the phone not getting warm, the price for the size of the phone, the specs are amazing, it's virtually lag-free still, and the camera is just fine and consistent. Via Nexus 6: "Takin updates for granted."
  • Was looking forward to the phone when it was announced and planned to make it my next device. Was hesitant when all of the negative reviews began to appear but have been happy with my previous Nexii. Took the plunge (unlocked 64GB from GPS) and it's hands down the best phone I have ever owned. Battery life continues to astound me, like Jerry I have never hit zero and even when the meter is in the teens I still have hours of life left. Performance is outstanding, lag free even when pushing the OS and processor with several demanding apps and it just keeps ticking along. Considered loading a different ROM as they began to appear but stock is working for me so far. If you're on the fence about the size, see how it feels in your hands and think about where you will carry it during a normal day. I pick up my old phones and they seem so tiny now, I've adjusted to the larger screen and would hate to go back to a sub-5" phone.
  • No kidding about my other phones feeling small now! The Nexus 6 ear speaker and mic are the closest approximate distance to a normal landline phone......just a few feet wider.....I really respect the power, the up to date Android version, and the screen size.....Now to only figure out why my S2 and Nexus6 have issues with playing music thru Bluetooth......help me out here Google!!
  • Jerry what makes Manual Camera so great with the N6?
  • I've been a Nexus user since 2012, and I have to say, being the first with the latest Android versions has been an advantage. I feel I'm a VIP user with a Nexus in my hand. I have one week with my nexus 6 and I'm loving it. Yes, is big, but I went to a party on Saturday, and everyone wanted to take pictures with my phone, and that's because off the big screen and the modest camera. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Love my nexus 6. Came from note 3 and it took several days to get comfortable with it even compared to note 3. I think when xposed gravity box becomes available for 5.1 I will be happy for quite awhile. But I am interested in what the note 5 will bring Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too big and too expensive. It was the opposite of the Nexus 5 and a huge disappointment for those wanting a reasonable size screen and/or pricetag. Here is hoping for a Nexus 5.1 in late 2015..... What would be nice is a CHOICE (yes, MORE THAN ONE NEXUS PHONE MODEL AT A TIME) so people who want big can have it, and people who don't want big can have that too.... while still getting a Nexus. One can dream...
  • Why hasn't anyone asked where we can finds that wallpaper man?!?
  • I loooooove my N6. Everything about it is so good. I bought Camera FV-5 and it's my favorite camera for taking scenic shots for now. For quick shots, the stock camera works great, especially with HDR+. Battery life is ok. I have a Qi charger at my desk, and the fast charging is insaaaaane when you need to charge before you go out, but I wish it could last longer off the charger. Ah well, eventually we'll have a phone like that... And noticing it in your pocket? Wut? I've on more than one occasion done a "double check" thinking it wasn't in my pocket because I left it some where. But then again, we must wear different pants, strange. I started with the G1, went to the Vibrant for about a week and returned that buggy piece of crap, then through a few quick phones, G2 (HTC/T-Mobile one) for a while, then the S2, then the Note 2, and now the Nexus 6. Bigger is better for me.
  • I just bought a 32GB Cloud White Nexus 6. It should be delivered here tomorrow. I hope I don't regret it. It's a little big. I like that, but I just hope it's not too big.
  • I have a Nexus 6. I have had (recently) a LG G3, HTC One M8, Moto X (2014), Samsung Galaxy Alpha, iPhone 6, and these were all just in the past month or two, and the Nexus 6 is amazing. The guy who claims Droid Turbo is better... HAVE YOU EVER HAD A NEXUS 6? you probably OWN the Droid Turbo, so you're talking it up. I absolutely loved my Moto X 2014. It. Was. Amazing. I am very, very picky about technology. I used to always criticize the Nexus 6's size, but now that I own one (Midnight Blue 32GB Factory Unlocked), I love the device so much. The Moto X 2014 was so amazing, until I shattered it, and the Nexus 6 hits it away. Sexy design, AMAZING camera, you just have to know a tiny bit about photography to get the perfect shot, and NO lag. Stock Android is amazing once you actually have it on a 6 inch sexy display. I honestly love the device and I see in NO WAY how anyone would rather have a Droid Turbo, besides the fact they own one and are talking it up. Turbo has an outdated design, ugly software, it looks like a 2012 phone.
  • I lOVE this phone. It's become my primary computing device. The screen is stunning, and not just for it's size buy for its color and resolution. It's fast and powerful. It does absolutely everything I want perfectly and aplomb.
    It is too large to fit in some of my pants, but I carry a bag anyway with my keys and work stuff so honestly I barely worry about. And since I carry it in my bag most of the time (to the author's point) it's mostly invisible when I'm not using it.