Google has released the expected Nexus 6 phablet, along with the Nexus 9 tablet, and all eyes are on both devices. Many specialists got their hands on them to analyze their performance and compared them with other similar rivals. The rival of the Nexus 6 is Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, the phablet variant of the iPhone 6.
If you’ll look at Nexus 6’s back, you’ll notice the big Motorola logo and the resemblance to the Moto X model, which will disappoint you somehow and you’ll condemn both Google and Motorola for the lack of inspiration in designing the Nexus 6. The device has a matte plastic rear panel with an aluminum frame, which makes it feel premium.
The iPhone 6 Plus looks outstanding with its anodized aluminum unibody design, being available in three variants of shades. It’s definitely better looking than the Nexus 6, but the tastes are debatable. However, the Apple phablet is more prone to scratches, but it weights less than the Nexus 6: 172grams compared to 184grams. Also, it’s shorter and thinner, measuring 158.1×77.8×7.1mm, compared to 159.2×82.3x10mm.
The Nexus 6 has a bigger screen than the One M8, which is an AMOLED sized at 5.96 inches, which supports a higher resolution of 1440×2560 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 493ppi. If this screen is too big for you, then opt for iPhone 6 Plus’ 5.5inches LED-backlit IPS LCD Retina HD display, which supports a reasonable resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with 401ppi. On both phones you’ll enjoy watching movies or play games, offering crisp images and good viewing angles.
Both phablets are equipped with 64-bit processors and both of them perform admirably, but many specialists ran tests and compared their results. Therefore, the Nexus 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Krait 450 processor with a clock speed of 2.7GHz and features and Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The iPhone 6 Plus has an A8 dual core 1.4GHz Cyclone processor coupled with a M8 co-processor, PowerVR GX6450graphics and 1GB of RAM. When tested, both devices managed to perform brilliantly during many heavy-duty tasks, so it’s hard to decide which is faster. In terms of internal memories, both phones lack microSD card slots, and their capacities are 32 and 64GB on the Nexus 6, and 16, 64 and 128GB on the iPhone 6 Plus.
As for the connectivity options, both of the phablets support NFC, 4G LTE, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
In addition, the Apple device brings the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, with which you can lock or unlock your device and make purchases and pay them via Apple Pay.
The Nexus 6 features a 16MP back camera with optical image stabilization, 4K video recording and an aperture of f/2.0, while the secondary camera is 2MP. The iPhone 6 Plus can’t record 4K videos but it has optical image stabilization and an aperture of f/2.2 on the 8MP back camera. As for the secondary camera, it’s only 1.2MP and record videos at 720p.
Both devices have built-in batteries are their capacities are 3220 mAh (Nexus 6) and 2915 mAh (iPhone 6 Plus) and both of them claim to support up to 24 hours of talktime on 3G.
The Nexus 6 is now available on Amazon and its price is starting from 898 dollars. The iPhone 6 Plus can be bought from the Apple Store and the prices are 749 dollars (16GB), 849 dollars (64GB) and 949 dollars (128GB).