Google’s Nexus 6 is a excessive-powered handful (arms-on)

Google's Nexus 6 is a high-powered handful (hands-on)

It is a bit of humorous to see Motorola lastly crafting a Nexus telephone after Google bought it to Lenovo, however hey — life is peculiar that method. What’s extra essential is that Motorola has taken its duties as Keeper of the Nexus identify critically, and put collectively a telephone that is as massive on energy as it’s massive in your pocket. Let’s go for a fast tour, we could?

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Google Nexus 6 arms-on

We will sum up the Nexus 6’s appears in just some phrases: It is a blown-up Moto X. That is actually no shock — the businesses that get to make Nexus telephones all the time put their very own private spin on them — however we actually imply blown-up. Because of that hefty 6-inch display, the Nexus stretches the bounds of handheld consolation (a minimum of when you’ve received palms like mine), even with Motorola’s trademark curved again serving to it nestle into your palm. Then once more, a few of you want as a lot actual property as you will get, so followers of units just like the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Word four will really feel at residence right here. This is the larger query: Does that display make lugging an enormous telephone round value it?

We cannot move remaining judgment on it but, however it’ll for lots of you. The Nexus 6’s whopper of an AMOLED display runs at Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440, if you have not already memorized it), and that mixture of show measurement and determination is frankly lovely… till you begin noticing blurry app icons and low-res advertisements on web sites, anyway. It isn’t fairly as pixel-dense because the smaller screens on the LG G3 and Droid Turbo, however do not let that hassle you — you are still not going to have the ability to select particular person pixels, and colours are brilliant and vibrant sufficient to suck you into no matter pictures you may be taking a look at. Talking of photographs, the Nexus 6 packs an improved thirteen-megapixel sensor that — in all honesty — appears to run circles across the digital camera the Moto X has. Motorola’s lifeless-easy digital camera interface was nowhere to be discovered, although, leaving the inventory Google Digital camera app in management. Fact be advised, we did not miss all of it that a lot — what actually issues is that the Nexus 6 does not suck at taking pictures. Contemplating the luck the Nexus household has had with cameras, you have to be very, very excited.

After which there’s Android If we’re trustworthy, we’ve not had an entire lot of time to mess around with Lollipop, however it’s principally fairly fairly (apart from perhaps the bone-white app tray). Extra importantly, it is simply extremely clean — firing up apps as shortly as my fingers might handle wasn’t sufficient to throw Lollipop for a loop, and each transition we occurred upon was downright buttery. That snappy efficiency is at the very least partially because of the beefy Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz paired with 3GB of RAM thrumming away contained in the 6’s curvy shell, however man — what a mixture. We’ll dig into all of this in a lot larger element in our full evaluate, however lengthy story brief, the Nexus 6 makes a hell of a primary impression. Now, in case you’ll excuse us, we have got just a little extra actual-world testing to do.

Edgar Alvarez contributed to this report.

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