HOW GOOD IS GOOGLE’S FIRST PHABLET?
A superb screen, blisteringly fast processor and stereo speakers make the Nexus 6 the perfect entertainment phone. And with the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop software, we think it’s great for everything else too.
THE BEST BITS
- Android 5.0 Lollipop brings a great new look and loads of improvements
- Stereo speakers give impressive sound quality
- Get six hour’s use from just 15 minutes of charging
- Lightning fast processor makes apps and games run smoothly
THE PURE ANDROID EXPERIENCE
We love stock Android, the version that comes on the Nexus devices and is unchanged from Google’s design. And with Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 6, there’s more great stuff than ever. It has a brand new look that makes it feel like Android has grown up and loads of improvements under the hood to make things run better. Take a look at our guide to what’s new in Android Lollipop to see why we love the Nexus 6’s software.
BETTER SOUND QUALITY
The Nexus 6 comes with a pair of stereo speakers on the front, just like HTC’s phones. And just like the phones from Taiwan, Google’s phablet gives brilliant sound quality. Movies really draw you in with the combination of that huge screen and those crisp speakers. And we could fill the whole house with music just with the Nexus 6.
A REVOLUTIONARY TURBO CHARGER
This is probably our favourite thing about the Nexus 6. It comes with a new charger that forces power into the battery incredibly quickly. We got six hours of use with just 15 minutes of charging. And when you do have a spare hour to fully charge the battery, you’ll be able to use the phone for more than 24 hours. It really is astonishing battery life for such a powerful phone.
PHOTOS THAT STAND OUT
The camera on the Nexus 6 gave us a pleasant surprise. On paper, it sounds good, but not revolutionary. In reality, though, it holds its own against the best camera phones out there. From the colours to the sharpness, everything in our photos looks spot on.
The obvious problem with Google creating a Nexus phablet is that those of us with small hands are going to struggle to use it. It’s got a great shape that makes it a bit easier to hold one handed, but you really do need two hands free to type.
What more can we say? Our only problem with the phone is that we have to type with two hands. Everything else about it makes the Nexus 6 a brilliant phone. It’s the closest competitor that Samsung has had in the phablet market and we love that we have a real choice of big phone now.
If you want to see how the Nexus 6 compares to the Note 4, check out our video comparison.