With the arrival of the Nexus 6, the bigger and more expensive upgrade from the Nexus 5, there is no doubt that many people will be wondering how it compares?
The Nexus 6 introduces users to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the newest update that Google has to offer, although it has been said that this will be available to download for Nexus 5.
Design-wise, both devices are similar in that they seem to have a soft-touch plastic back, however the Nexus 6 does have a metal frame which adds to its aesthetics, compared to the Nexus 5’s plastic frame. The newer Nexus 6 is significantly larger in size at 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm and at 184g is much heavier than the Nexus 5, which comes in at 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6mm and a weight of 130g. Whether or not Nexus fans will find this hinders the smartphone will completely depend on personal preference.
With regards to the display, there was nothing wrong with the Nexus 5’s 4.95 inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels display. With 445 pixels per inch it offers a sharp visual and is a pretty decent size. However, Google has decided to better its own good self by making the Nexus 6’s screen a 5.9 inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels display that comes with a fantastic 493 pixels per inch. There is no doubt that this is one serious upgrade when it comes to a display.
The smartphone giant has also really improved itself when it comes to battery life. However, given that the Nexus 5’s offering of 2300mAh wasn’t the most impressive, this is more of a necessity than a bonus.
The Nexus 6 comes with a 3220mAh battery, which will apparently offer 330 hours of standby time or 24 hours of talk time. It also features a fast charging technology which will keep your phone alive for eight hours with just a 15 minute charge.
Storage-wise, the Nexus 6 again beats its predecessor with a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 36GB of RAM and an Adreno 420 GPU, compared to the Nexus 5’s 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with only 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. The Nexus 6 also offers up to 64GB, which compared to the Nexus 5’s maximum of 32GB, also puts the newest handset in first position.