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Google Nexus 6

Specifications

Google Nexus 6
Google Nexus 6 (Nexus Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25.98 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm stereo jack, Sensors: Movement sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Compass, Barometer, Qi (wireless charging), NFC, Miracast, DLNA, A-GPS
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS hepta-band (800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100), LTE octa-band (700/800/850/900/1800/2100/TD2500/2600)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10 x 159 x 83 ( = 0.39 x 6.26 x 3.27 in)
Battery
12 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3220 mAh
Operating System
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: Rear: 13.0MP, AF, OIS, dual LED flash, videos @2160p/30fps; front: 2.0MP
Additional features
Speakers: Two front speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, headset, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
184 g ( = 6.49 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82.34% - good
Average of 38 scores (from 81 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 83%, features: 78%, display: 82% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Google Nexus 6

86% Google Nexus 6 (Motorola XT1100-M0E10) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
You have grown! The Google Nexus 6 is manufactured by Motorola and follows Google's philosophy in terms of size at (almost) 6 inches. Our review reveals whether Google's device, which is not really a bargain anymore, can compete with the iPhone 6 Plus and other phablets.
80% Android Lollipop flagship about to be replaced by Huawei Nexus 6P
Source: PC Advisor English
There are some good things about the Nexus 6 including build quality and some top-end hardware such as the screen, processor and camera. However, it's simply too big, unwieldy and expensive to warrant awarding it anything higher than four stars and really get behind it (unless we wanted to hid from something). In the phablet market, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is simply better even if it is pricier and the excellent LG G3 at less than £300 is another thorn in the Nexus 6's side.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
However, if one considers price, this difference is indeed reflected in the cost. The Google Nexus 6 has the advantage of having been on the market for nearly a year now, and this has brought a significant price drop: from an initial MSRP of $650, the phone is now officially sold for $500 (full retail price). The Samsung Galaxy Note5 looks like a costly device in comparison: it comes with an MSRP of $750, exactly 50% higher price than the Nexus 6. Put in simple terms, the Galaxy Note5 is clearly the superior phone in most aspects. But is a 50% difference in price justified? It’s up to your wallet to give a judgment about that.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Let’s talk pricing for a moment! With the Nexus 6, it starts off at $699.99 full price, which is undoubtedly on the steep side, but something that’s warranted for something of its caliber and immense size. Conversely, it’s a little confusing regarding the pricing for the Galaxy S6, as various wireless providers and retail partners all have different prices for the 32GB Galaxy S6. Ranging from $599.99 to $684.99, the Galaxy S6 is at the minimum $100 less than the Nexus 6 when it comes to outright pricing.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Whichever phone you end up choosing, just know that it’s going to cost you quite a handful to buy – whether it’s outright or with a contract. Luckily, the pricing structure for the Nexus 6 is pretty uniform whichever outlet you end up going with. So if we’re to look at it from an outright level, you’ll need to fork over a beastly $699.99 to snag the Google Nexus 6. In contrast, depending on where you go, the Galaxy S6 edge will fetch you roughly between $699.99 and $814.99.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2015
80% Nexus 6 review: Google's big, beautiful smartphone now comes with Android 5.1
Source: PC Pro English
On our review Nexus 6 we haven't experienced anything quite so serious, but neither has our time with it been completely bug-free. The Gmail app crashes whenever we try to attach a file from local storage (though you can get around this issue by attaching from Google Drive), and we've also experienced a few infuriating spontaneous resets while playing the top-down shooter, Sky Force.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Nexus 6 review - Now with Android 5
Source: Expert Reviews English
We’re not bothered by the size of the Nexus 6, but despite that we’re finding it hard to justify switching to the new handset from our trusty Nexus 5, and that’s with both sitting freely available on our desk. If money was no object, we'd definitely buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, but check out our regularly updated best smartphone guide for the latest best handsets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Motorola Google Nexus 6 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
If you’re a tech enthusiast, you’re probably sulking (like me), at the fact that a Nexus phone costs over 40k. To the regular consumer though, this won’t matter. So, yes, the Nexus 6 is indeed a good phone to buy. I like the Moto Turbo more, because it’s compact and easier to use, but that’s a matter of personal preference. The choice should actually be that, if you want a phablet, spend about 2k more and buy the Nexus 6. If it’s a phone you want, go ahead and buy the Moto Turbo.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
HTC One M9 vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
The verdict? We're tempted to say the Nexus 6 had an easy time, but the reality is that so long as aesthetics guide consumers' purchasing decisions, HTC's One line will continue resonating well with buyers. In such a scenario, Google's device strikes us as the more logical pick for the power user crowd, especially the phablet-loving part of it, but not necessarily the masses' favorite.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
90% Google Nexus 6 review
Source: Techradar English
The death of the Google Nexus program has been greatly exaggerated, and 2014's stock Android phone ironically resulted in an exaggerated Moto X. Its tremendous display, premium specs and debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop make it one of the best phablets to date.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola (Google) Nexus 6 review – too big, but so powerful
Source: Laptop Media English
It shouldn’t be funny, but here’s the moment when we can relax because the “Nexus 7″ name is already used, so we hope that means Google are going to halt with the strategy of steadily making the Nexus display diagonals longer as it’s now gone beyond all limits. If the Nexus 6 successor is also a 6-incher, we would like to see a smaller companion, just like iPhone 6 (4.7″) and its Plus (5.5″) version.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2015
Nexus 6
Source: BC Hardware English
In the end, I can’t help but feel like a kid who bought a new bike that is two sizes too big. It does everything it promised on the box, and it’s still big and shiny, I just haven’t figured out how to ride it properly. Will I grow into it? Probably. But it sure doesn’t feel that way right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2015
70% The Nexus 6 represents some pretty big changes to the way Google does phones. But not all of them are good.
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Nexus 6 isn’t a bad handset; it’s just disappointing to a dyed-in-the-wool Nexus user like myself. I had high hopes for this handset –– even more so when I saw the specs and that Motorola was in charge of designing and building it. But after testing it I was left with a decidedly bitter taste in my mouth.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4: A game of Battleships
Source: GSM Arena English
We think the different nature of the makers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Motorola Nexus 6 reflects the type of consumer that will buy either product. The Galaxy Note 4 is self-contained and focused on physical excellence, while the Nexus 6 tries to deliver all the cloud services Google has on offer to as many people as possible.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2015
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Android Authority English
The iPhone 6 Plus and the Nexus 6 are the premium editions of their respective lines, and come with price tags that fit that notion. The iPhone 6 Plus can be found on all networks at a reduced on-contract rate, or for the full unlocked price of around $800 for the base 16 GB edition. The Nexus 6, on the other hand, can be found on most of the networks on-contract, or comes with the unlocked price of $649, putting it in a more affordable space for those who don’t want to be tethered to their cellular plans.
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2015
Nexus 6
Source: BC Hardware English
I received my Nexus 6, and right out of the box, I was disappointed. The back plate wasn't sticking to the phone properly, and was peeling off a bit. So far so good, and it just keeps getting better! Once I get my replacement and get some more use under my belt, I'll check back in for my final thoughts after about a month of use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2015
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won three rounds outright and tied in two, the Xperia Z3 is the winner of this three-way review. The unique, water-resistant design, great battery life and stellar display make the Xperia Z3 one of the best smartphones we've ever seen. However, the iPhone 6 is just a whisker behind it, winning two rounds and tying for a further two, and is £10 cheaper. And offering slightly faster performance and more up-to-date software there is still plenty to like about both the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2015
80% Google Nexus 6
Source: Gadget Show English
The Nexus 6 is possibly the best phone ever for the Android hardcore, but if you want a phablet for the battery life or to replace an ageing tablet, it's not as accessible as a Galaxy Note 4 or an iPhone 6 Plus. Not to mention it’s absolutely huge, and you might struggle to actually keep it in your hands. Still, its stonking battery life and brilliant performance make it a top contender - we just wish it wasn't so pricey.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Motorola Nexus 6 Review: A "Big" Hassle
Source: Techtree.com English
After using it for two weeks, I don't find it manageable as a phone. There's no denying that the Nexus 6 is unbeatable when it comes to synthetic benchmarks, but I don't buy phones to run benchmarks. The Nexus 6 is a reminder that phone manufacturers are running out of innovations. For the sake of upgrade, these companies are going for bigger screens and faster processors. I'm tired of this number game, as the performance improvements are barely noticeable in day-to-day use. I wonder how long before the consumers realise that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
iPhone 6 Plus vs Nexus 6 vs Galaxy Note 4 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Winning four of this comparison review's rounds outright, Apple's first phablet is the undisputed winner. Featuring a luxurious metal design, stellar screen, wealth of enterprise security services and above average battery, the iPhone 6 Plus is a great smartphone for anyone in Apple's ecosystem. That said, for those embedded in ecosystems outside Apple's, there is still plenty to like about Google's and Samsung's phablets, which both feature superior rear cameras and an equally impressive array of enterprise productivity services.
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/14/2015
iPhone 6 Plus vs Nexus 6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Offering a sleeker design, better performance, longer battery life and sharper display, the iPhone 6 Plus is currently the ruler of the phablet market, and the Apple device wins six of our rounds compared to two for the Nexus 6. However, with the most basic 16GB model costing £120 more than the Nexus 6, which features a superior camera, the iPhone 6 Plus' perks come at a premium.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2015
Note 4 vs Nexus 6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
There's barely a whisker in it, but the Galaxy Note 4 trumped the Nexus 6 in four out of seven categories. Google's latest smartphone would be an obvious choice for those after a stock Android 5.0 Lollipop experience, but we found the Galaxy Note 4 more manageable owing to its smaller screen size and dimensions. It also came out top when it comes to battery life and storage, offering the option to expand the 32GB internal memory via microSD.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2015
80% Nexus 6 review
Source: T3 English
So has Google's and Motorola's risky phablet gamble paid off? Yes it has, with the Nexus 6 proving to be an amazing device that comes with some of the latest smartphone and tablet features, a truly remarkable screen and excellent performance. It's genuinely good enough that even if you are wary of super-sized smartphones you may want to put aside your concerns and give it a try.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Nexus 6 review: Vision of the future and echoes of the Galaxy Nexus
Source: Androidbeat English
I was prepared to dislike the initially over-large Nexus 6, after a number of so-so reviews around the rest of the tech world. And I accept that Android 5.x is not really ‘done’ yet. But the Nexus 6’s relative purity and its ambition won me over in the end. It’s not that much bigger than the Galaxy Note II that I used for the best part of a year, its screen is (almost) unsurpassed, the speakers, camera and other components are at the very least in the top tier, and – most of all – it’s the best way to stay right on top of what Google is doing with its mobile OS for at least the next 18 months.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/27/2014
70% Nexus 6 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Google and Motorola have attempted to move from the low-cost Nexus phones made by LG to something more premium. They succeeded, but haven’t gone far enough to play with the big boys in a competitive phablet market. The Nexus is a good phone that's trapped in limbo. It’s too big and too expensive for most people to want, and doesn’t match the premium devices from Samsung and Apple. Just like the Nexus 9 tablet then.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Google Nexus 6
Source: Hot Hardware English
All in all, there is a lot to like about the Nexus 6 and demand has remained high for the phone, despite its premium price (around $249 w/ contract). The Nexus 6 sold out on the Google Play Store in minutes and has consistently remained out of stock for a few weeks. Carriers are now offering the phone as well, so there are additional options for buying the Nexus 6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2014
80% Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nexus 6 is a great quality device, the first phablet that we've seen wearing a Nexus badge. It offers plenty of power, good all-round performance and has a solid build and attractive design. It's the launch platform for Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is much more polished than previous versions, leading to a great overall experience. In that, it's the most accomplished Nexus yet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 won three rounds apiece, but for us the Apple handset remains the safer bet for enterprise customers. This is largely due to the iPhone's smaller dimensions, which make it more comfortable to use for the majority of people than the phablet sized Nexus 6, and robust security.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2014
80% Google Nexus 6 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Nexus 6 is a bit of a curious upgrade to the Nexus 5 in that it doesn’t replicate many of the core values that made last year’s Nexus such a hit in our book. It doesn’t dramatically undercut the competition on cost, and its hand-stretching size will be simply too much for some, especially when Android 5.0 doesn’t do anything in particular to really make use of such a large display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
Review: Google Nexus 6
Source: Gizmag English
Gizmag recommends the Nexus 6 to anyone looking for a powerful phone with a gigantic screen, quite possibly the most beautiful mobile software to date, and seamless performance. Its build quality isn't on par with the iPhone's, and it doesn't use a stylus like the Note, but if those aren't your priorities, you could easily argue that it's the best huge phone/small tablet you can buy today.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2014
80% Google Nexus 6 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Nexus 6 is arguably more sizeable than it should be, with not enough big-screen features to justify the offset in convenience and usability. However, it's still a fun-to-use and fully premium phone, packing the best version of Android yet, crisp visuals, a dependable camera and some impressive battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Google Nexus 6 review: Android’s next logical step
Source: Pocketnow English
What we have in the Nexus 6, then, is a somewhat mixed bag. In some ways it really excels: you’re getting a fantastic spec sheet that’ll future-proof you well into next year, mated to the most compatible and capable radio stack around, and Lollipop is the prettiest Android release yet. In other ways –like fluidity, display usage, and living up to big promises about the battery life– it falls flat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 90%
83% Nexus 6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a radically improved camera, powerful processor, stellar screen and all the benefits of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Nexus 6 is one of the best Android smartphones currently available. However, with prices starting at £500, the Nexus 6 perks come with a premium price tag and make it much more expensive than its predecessor, the Nexus 5.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Google Nexus 6 Review: Vanilla Has Never Tasted So Good
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
If you're trying to decide between phones roughly this size, you have the Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus and LG G3 (Review | Photos) to choose from. The G3 is closest to the Nexus 6 in terms of price and is also slightly smaller and easier to manage. The Galaxy Note offers a far more versatile UI and a very capable stylus. The iPhone is way more expensive and isn't as appealing to power users, but its camera is probably the best of the lot. In this company, it seems as though the Nexus 6 offers a pretty good balance in terms of all its features and its price. We just hope that Google and Motorola will follow another industry trend and release a "mini" version soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 70%
Google Nexus 6 vs LG G3 comparison: Quad HD smartphones fight to be the best
Source: PC Advisor English
We haven't seen the Nexus 6 yet but it our first impression is that it's not worth the extra money compared to the LG G3 which is now insanely cheap since much of the specs are closely matched. Keep an eye out for our full Nexus 6 review soon to see what we make of it.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2014
88% Nexus 6 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The $649 starting price also allows for another option: carrier pricing. For the first time ever, Google’s Nexus 6 is available on five major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. We don’t have all the details, but Sprint is selling the 32GB model for $299 with a two-year contract. AT&T will sell the same for $249 with two-year contract. T-Mobile will sell the Nexus 6 starting at $27.08 per month with zero down payments, paid over two-years. No word on what U.S. Cellular or Verizon plan to sell their Nexus 6 at.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison: Android phablet versus iOS smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Which smartphone is the best - the Google Nexus 6 or Apple iPhone 6? We put these two handsets head to head in our Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison to help you decide. Due to the large difference in screen size, it's hard to come to any conclusions about which smartphone is better - not least because the Nexus 6 hasn't even launched and we've yet to put it through its paces.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phoronix English
Being new onto the scene, there are several reasons why the Nexus 6 stands out more profoundly than its rival in the Galaxy S5. For starters, there’s no arguing the fact that it’s the fresher of the two devices – aided by its cutting-edge hardware, future proof status, and stock Android 5.0 Lollipop experience. Naturally, too, the attachment to the fabled Nexus series means that it’s going to receive future Android software updates a lot faster than its customized rival.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2014
70% Review: Nexus 6 Google
Source: Wired Magazine English
In every sense of the word, the Nexus 6 is solid. It’s got a truly wonderful operating system, by far the best I’ve ever used. But if Lollipop is a triumph (and it is) the Nexus 6 is basically just a nice win. It’s got great hardware, but not the best of the year in its size category. Mostly, it’s made me very excited about Lollipop—and running it on another device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Google Nexus 6 vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Almost hard to believe, the Google Nexus 6 and Apple iPhone 6 bear the same outright price point of $649 – though, you get 16GB of storage with the iPhone 6, and 32GB with the Nexus 6. Determining a victor is rather tough, especially when there’s not a single phone that greatly proves to deliver the better performance over the other. With that in mind, we can certainly agree at the very least, that you won’t be disappointed picking up either of them.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2014
Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4: Which one's right for you?
Source: Computerworld.com English
If those conditions don't apply to you, I'd recommend the Nexus 6. From its design and ergonomics to its user interface, speakers, performance, and button setup, it's just generally the nicer and more pleasant-to-use device. It does lack the ability to view multiple apps on screen at the same time -- which is a bummer -- but the phone's overall user experience is so much stronger that for the typical consumer, I think it'll be the preferable option. (Not to mention that it's less expensive, which is a nice side perk.)
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2014
Google Nexus 6
Source: Liliputing English
Regular Liliputing readers know I review a lot of tablets, notebooks, and TV boxes but don’t regularly tackle smartphone reviews. So I’m not really the best person to tell you how the Nexus 6 stacks up against the latest phones from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, or others. But I have used most of Google’s Nexus phones and this model is the fastest, has the best screen, the longest battery life, and the best camera of the bunch.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2014
86% Nexus 6
Source: Engadget English
In general, Google's first shot at a large-screened device (not to mention its first Nexus collaboration with Motorola) is a good one. The Nexus 6 comes with features that the Moto X should have had in the first place, including a powerful next-gen Snapdragon processor, improved camera, new version of Android and a premium design. Watching movies on the N6 is a treat, with loud, front-facing stereo speakers and a Quad HD display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Nexus 6 review: The best Nexus yet, if you can tolerate its gargantuan size
Source: PC World English
This is the finest Nexus device Google has ever produced. It has the fastest phone SoC money can buy. It’s got an enormous, extremely hi-res display. Stereo speakers, Ambient Display and always-listening technologies, turbo charging... all in a very solid, classy body with an appealing design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nexus 6: Google's pure Android phablet (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
But one of the appealing things about the Nexus 6 is the pure Android 5.0 Lollipop experience. We've seen a lot of what Google has to offer in Lollipop from the Nexus 9 and that translates wonderfully to the small (sic) screen. Things were wonderfully fluid and fast, but without getting the Nexus 6 into the wild, it's difficult to draw any definitive conclusions.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2014
LARGE, ROUND and FEELS SO GOOD in your hand: Yes! It's a Nexus 6
Source: Reg Hardware English
As a phablet the Nexus 6 holds up reasonably well. It's not as advanced in hardware terms as most of the competition, and is larger and heavier, albeit with a very large screen size. But it's also significantly cheaper than rivals too, and it does "good enough" very well. Design-wise it hides its flaws well, looking a lot thinner than it is, although it lacks the panache of a Sir Jony design and some of the features you'd find in a Lumia or Samsung. It also lacks a microSD port and a removable battery, although the fast charging capabilities of the Nexus 6 are a major plus point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2014
Nexus 6 Review – You want to lick this Lollipop
Source: Slashgear English
In many ways, during my time with the Nexus 6 I've felt like I've been reviewing two things, not one. Certainly, the new Nexus is the most obvious, but Lollipop is not only equally impressive in its own right, but arguably more important to the smartphone space as a whole. Many more people will come into contact with Android 5.0 than will buy a Nexus 6, after all, and the improvements Google has made to the platform in terms of performance, flexibility, and semi-intelligent assistance are notable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Nexus 6 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The Nexus 6 is the best Nexus phone ever made by a mile. Google and Motorola have teamed up to produce a phone that is premium in build, in specs, and in user experience. Sure, it’s a whale. This phone is massive. But you know what? Because of the quality here and the overall package, you may be able to look beyond its size. In fact, you may just enjoy its size. I have, and I typically can’t stand phones this big.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2014
80% Nexus 6 review: The best Nexus yet, if you can tolerate its gargantuan size
Source: Greenbot English
This is the finest Nexus device Google has ever produced. It has the fastest phone SoC money can buy. It’s got an enormous, extremely hi-res display. Stereo speakers, Ambient Display and always-listening technologies, turbo charging... all in a very solid, classy body with an appealing design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Boy Genius Report: Nexus 6 review
Source: BGR English
Google’s tradition of releasing a brand new flagship Nexus phone every year isn’t stopping, and the company has come an incredibly long way since the original Nexus One. The latest iteration is the Nexus 6 with, yes, a gorgeous six-inch display. It’s manufactured by Motorola and was codenamed “Shamu” for a good reason — it’s monstrously huge and just feels like it’s going to slap you with its dorsal fin.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Google Nexus 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
Knowing that they’re in that phablet space, we’re dealt with larger-than-normal screens here. Specs have a way of dictating things, which is evident here from a cursory look, as the Nexus 6’s 5.96-inch 1440 x 2560 AMOLED display trumps the iPhone 6 Plus’ 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 Retina Display. Obviously, there’s a huge advantage with the Nexus 6 when it comes to pixel density, but in all fairness, it’s still tough to discern its superiority from a normal viewing distance – though, it becomes evident upon closer inspection.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Phone Arena English
Undeniably, there’s a lot to like with these two smartphones, seeing that they’re outfitted with delicious hardware that makes them class-leading and future proof in several ways. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4, we have to say, has the upper hand in a bunch of categories, such as taking photos/videos, battery life, call quality, and the sheer amount of features baked in. Still, the Nexus 6 is absolutely not to be overlooked, because it does have a more polished and consistent overall user experience, as well as Motorola's signature sturdy build quality.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2014
90% Google Nexus 6 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The direction of Google’s Nexus line for smartphones has changed in a way with the arrival of the Nexus 6, seeing that they’ve reverted back to high-end pricing – as opposed to the affordable direction of the past two Nexus smartphones - the Nexus 4 and 5. Despite the shift, it’s still THE showcase device that introduces us to the new world of Android, one that continues to redefine and push forward the mobile experience to new heights. It’s so apparent here with Android 5.0 Lollipop!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone
Source: GSM Arena English
Motorola Nexus 6 is the right candidate to carry the Android 5.0 Lollipop flagship banner. It looks good, it's brimming with the latest hardware, and it's solidly put together. Thanks to its massive 6" display and that large Nexus logo on its back, the phablet is not lacking in presence either - just like a flagship should.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2014
70% Google Nexus 6
Source: Laptop Mag English
If clothes make the man, operating systems make the phone. On its own, the Google Nexus 6 is a great flagship phone with a formidable Snapdragon 805 CPU, vibrant Quad HD screen and jaw-dropping audio quality. However, Android 5.0 (Lollipop) makes the Nexus 6 sing. The new Material Design is not only cosmetically pleasing, but also highly functional.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nexus 6 Review: A Sweet Treat for Those Who Crave Big Phones
Source: Recode English
The Nexus 6 is one of the best Android smartphones on the market, but I can’t help but think, “If only it were just a tad smaller.” Still, if you love big smartphones, the Nexus 6 should be at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2014
Hands on: Getting to know Google's new Nexus 6
Source: Computerworld.com English
I'll be living with the Motorola-made Nexus 6 for a while (just as soon as I finish up with its smaller but no less powerful cousin, the also-Moto-made Droid Turbo). The phone doesn't have a firm launch date yet -- Google says it'll become available sometime in November ($649 to $699 unlocked or for a lower up-front price if bought on contract from a carrier) -- so we've got plenty of time to get to know it inside and out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2014
Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look
Source: GSM Arena English
Motorola's contribution to the Nexus - and to Android 5.0 Lollipop in general - also includes Ambient notification mode. When a new notification arrives, the lockscreen will light up in a power-efficient (on AMOLED) black and white mode. Notifications in the new version of Android are visible on the lockscreen. You can hide notifications from certain apps for privacy reasons (or just to mute an annoying app). You can mark other apps as "priority" and then use the built-in filter to hide unimportant events from the lockscreen. The wave-to-wake gesture from the Moto X (2014) is missing though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2014
Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
We're just comparing specs for now so the Nexus 6 is a huge phone with a Quad HD screen and Android 5.0 Lollipop which looks to be more expensive than the Sony Xperia Z3 which is smaller and features a waterproof design, High-Red audio and PS4 Remote Play.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2014
Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?
Source: PC Advisor English
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 10/22/2014
Google Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Nexus 6 is bigger than iPhone 6 Plus and in some ways better (but not all)
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6 are fairly evenly matched, but there are some pros and cons to both. If you're already a huge fan of Android or iOS, then the decision is made a lot easier due to the software you'll find on these two smartphones. The iPhone 6 Plus offers a bigger storage option (but it's rather expensive), a more premium look and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, but the Nexus 6 offers a bigger and better screen, front-facing speakers and probably a lower price tag though we'll have to wait for official confirmation for that one.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2014
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: Google's huge new Android smartphone takes on iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
It outshines the iPhone 6 Plus when it comes to the camera (at least specs wise) and screen quality, and we're glad to see front facing speakers on the new Nexus smartphone, but it can't trump the iPhone 6 Plus when it comes to design and storage capacity. If you're an iOS lover looking for a big-screened smartphone, the iPhone 6 Plus is a no-brainer, though we'd seriously consider whether the 4.7in iPhone 6 is big enough for your needs, but for Android phablet fans we've no doubt that the Nexus 6 will appeal.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2014

Foreign Reviews

95% Motorola Nexus 6
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
Motorola Nexus 6
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
90% Motorola Nexus 6
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% Motorola Nexus 6
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
86% Motorola Nexus 6 (32 GB)
Source: Basic Tutorials - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86%
Google Nexus 6
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2015
Motorola Nexus 6 (64 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Googles neues Riesenbaby im Test
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2015
Günstig war gestern
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2015
80% Das erste Nexus-Phablet
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Großer Wurf, aber auch richtig teuer
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2015
98% Motorola Nexus 6
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
68% Ein Smartphone für Couch-Potatoes
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 68% features: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
94% Die Übergröße passt nicht
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 55% mobility: 95%
85% Kann dieses Smartphone das iPhone 6 übertrumpfen?
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 98%
94% Nexus 6 im Test: Ist Googles Riese zu groß geraten?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% features: 97% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 93%
85% Google Nexus 6 review: A larger Moto X with fewer Motorola enhancements
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Motorola Nexus 6
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
75% Google Nexus 6 review: een ware entertainer
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
70% Test Nexus 6
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60%

Comment

Model:

Codenamed Shamu during its development phase, the Nexus 6 apparently lives up to its nickname by being the largest and most powerful Nexus series member so far. Excitingly, it runs on the new Android 5 or Lollipop OS, with all the latest features and enhancements. It measures almost 160 mm lengthwise which is pretty long and some say, probably too large for comfortably handling. Nevertheless, users will be blown away by its 5.96 inch AMOLED screen, which offers sharper contrast and vibrant colors.

The AMOLED technology actually turns off pixels in places that are supposed to be black, which gives a rich lifelike texture to the visuals. The display has a 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution which is on par with many phablets out there. The 13 MP OIS camera feature a ring flash for extra intense lighting during photography. It takes fantastic photos.

Hardware in this phone is also impressive, with a quad core 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB RAM and up to 64 GB storage space. Design wise, it has the signature Motorola curves and comes in either Midnight blue or Cloud white. This is definitely the smartphone to pick if you're into speed and efficiency.

Qualcomm Adreno 420: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoCs with support for OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 FL 11_2. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
805 APQ8084:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.7 GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU. Based on Qualcomm's Krait-450 architecture and manufactured in a 28 nanometer HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.184 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


82.34%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-10-21)