- Dec 23, 2009
- Reaction score
I did a review of the device a few days after having it (Sunday Evening Chat The Nexus Spotlight Android Forum at DroidForums.net but now that the initial excitement has worn off I would like to talk about the nexus 6.
- Screen: 6 inch QHD, the display is nice and is a joy for consuming media on. Though many may prefer the over saturated display of the note 4, the nexus 6 will hold its own against any current smart phone devices on the market.
- Speakers: I think it is time for more smart phone manufacturers to consider putting the speakers on the front. There are not many devices out there that can compete with the nexus 6 speakers. These speakers are loud, crisp, and noticeable the moment you boot up the device for the first time.
- Still a nexus: Despite all the talk of carrier boot logos, carrier emblems, sim lock, and carriers potentially holding the keys to software updates, this is still a nexus which means I am free to unlock the bootloader, root, and flash my own updates (meaning the moment google releases the stock image I can download and install regardless of how long the carrier decides to take before releasing the ota).
- Lollipop: Tap to restore (a feature that allow you to restore account app and data by tapping one of your other android devices), Trusted devices/faces (quick way to by pass security locks with a trusted device such as smart watch or bluetooth devices), and material design are many of the features that makes this build of android a step in the right direction.
- Radios: My did I miss those awesome Motorola radios. Areas where my Note II and Nexus 5 failed to pick up a signal my Nexus 6 picked up 2 bars of LTE. Coming from the Galaxy Nexus the Note II and Nexus 5 was a breathe of fresh air but the Nexus 6 reminded me why Motorola is by far the best manufacturer when it comes to radio quality and signal strength.
- Call Quality: Again this is a Motorola and Motorola have been known for their call quality. Sound is crisp and clear on both ends.
- Battery Life: I would consider the battery life good but not great. A 6 inch QHD screen with a 3200 mAh battery is just enough to provide power to guarantee getting you through a day with no problem regardless of usage. With that said, if you are use to the 3200 mAh battery in the Note II getting you a day and a half battery life and you are expecting that on the Nexus 6 then you may be disappointed. Don't get me wrong I have had days it did get me a day and a half battery life but majority of the time I am looking at around 16-18 hour battery life normal usage.
- Software: Because nexus devices are the first to get the newest software we are also the first to experience bugs. Whether it be 4.0 on the Galaxy Nexus, 4.4 on the Nexus 5, or 5.0 with the Nexus 6/9 the initial software will have bugs that are normally ironed out by .01 or .02 which is what most manufacturers build their final software on for release to the public.
- Size: Depending on the person this could either be good or bad. But even for those of us who love large phones we have to admit it limits one-handed usage. If you are one who dislike large devices then this is not the device for you.
- Camera: The camera is much better than what is on previous nexus devices but suffers in low light conditions. If you depend on your phone for nightlife photos then you may want to consider another option (ie Note 4).
Feel free to post your reviews those who have the device.