Motorola Nexus 6 review

Motorola Nexus 6 review

Motorola Nexus 6 review

In 2012, Google bought Motorola Mobility. Event instilled a lot of hope, at least, users expect to quickly see the new “Nexus” issued by Motorola. Aspirations come true, only had to wait much longer than expected. At the time of the announcement of users waiting for another “surprise” – the new Nexus were not as available, what they are used to seeing, the price of new products has become comparable to the fact that the simple device of the same class by other manufacturers. It turns out that the Nexus and Nexus 6 9 remained exactly one feature that distinguishes them from the competition – a recent version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which allows to feel the true Google Experience. In this review we will try to understand why Motorola Nexus 6 was so expensive and worth it for money.


Motorola Nexus 6 comes in an unusually large cardboard box. It is decorated similarly to the tablet HTC Nexus 9 – on a white background embossed large figure 6. The rest of us to the kingdom of minimalism, underlined contents: USB-cable, charger Turbo Charger, clip and documentation.

Design and usability

Nexus 6 is similar to the latest smartphones Motorola and most of all – an increased Moto X of the second generation. To this can be treated differently, but in general it is rather good than bad. Nexus 6 was similar to the metal frame and arched branded with the logo of Motorola in a small depression.

On the screen you can see the lattice stereo speakers protruding above the surface of the glass plastic insert that allows quietly put down the smartphone screen. The display is shifted to a lower side, which seems reasonable given the fact that most of the time it displays the virtual key management system.

Almost in the middle of the right side wall is easy to find volume rocker and power button with a ribbed surface. The keys did not turn up high, so they seem comfortable for people with small hands and large. In this case, the power button always accurately determined due to the excellent tactile sensations.

Among other elements can be found on the body connectors Micro USB, 3,5 mm and NanoSIM card slot.

Among the available colors has a dark blue (as in the review) and white.

Selection of materials and build quality at a high level. The design is tough, all the details are well adjusted. Plastic back cover pleasant to the touch, but over time it remains small stains.

Since Motorola Nexus 6 turned out to be a six-inch Phablet, measures an impressive smartphone. It is slightly more than their counterparts, but the difference in the usability of these devices is minimal, they are very difficult to control with one hand. In the case of Nexus 6 I would like to see more than the narrow confines of the screen, this parameter smartphone does not look very modern, but thanks to the rounded cover it fits comfortably in your hand.


Motorola Nexus 6 received AMOLED display diagonal of 5.96 inches with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels (493 ppi). The choice of this type of matrix due to the presence in the smartphone features Ambient Display. If you raise the Nexus 6 from the table, lights dim white light, allowing time to learn and see missed notice. At the same time consumes little power, because they work only the active pixels of the screen.

Motorola Nexus 6 review

In terms of objective characteristics, except for very high resolution, we have a typical AMOLED-display. The minimum brightness of the screen is 20.4 cd / m2, and the maximum – 297 cd / m2. The accuracy of the factory calibration is average for the flagship level. Screen Motorola Nexus 6 differs slightly low color temperature that betrays the image a warm shade, low range and wide color gamut.

General color rendering has a small slope in a greenish tint. Along with the warm color rendition may not like it, especially if you are used to more “right” image that give good IPS-screens, the display but you get used to just one day, and the difference becomes noticeable.

Readability of the sun is at a normal level, the colors are duller, but the information remains readable. Oleophobic coating quality is average, glass collecting a certain number of prints. They are subtle, most expensive smartphone screens are coated with the same quality.

Hardware Platform

Heart Motorola Nexus 6 was the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset 805, which includes 4 core Krait 450 operating at a frequency of 2.7 GHz and a GPU Adreno 420. The RAM is 3GB, compared to previous generations of devices series Nexus minimum amount of built-in storage increased to 32 GB, there is a version with 64 GB of internal memory, memory card slot traditionally not. Communication modules presented support all current mobile networks, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.

Among actually sell the Nexus 6 is one of the most productive. This is confirmed by the results of synthetic benchmarks and personal impressions. Everyone runs Android Lollipop 5.0.1. Get acquainted with the peculiarities of the latest version of Google’s mobile OS can be in a separate article.

Calls, multimedia

In terms of multimedia features Nexus 6 shows himself well. Music playback quality similar to other flagships, but the maximum volume average – simple “gag” smartphone swings without problems, but when you use headphones overhead, such as Creative Aurvana Live !, have to increase the volume to near maximum.

Motorola Nexus 6 review

Standard video player supports a small number of codecs, so it will immediately install a third-party solution. Especially that Motorola Nexus 6 want to watch the video – this incline the big screen and the front stereo speakers. Recent allocated pleasant sound and excellent stock volume, they are better than the dynamics in the Moto G, Xperia Z3 and most other smartphones. On this parameter Nexus 6 managed as close to the smartphone HTC with their speakers BoomSound. Talk speaker has a good supply volume, to communicate comfortably in any conditions. The strength of the vibrator is slightly above average.

Operation time

In non-separable housing Nexus 6 installed battery capacity of 3220 mAh. Motorola is very easy to characterize the work of the smartphone – about 24 hours in a mixed mode of use. These data are confirmed in practice. With an average load Nexus 6 will work day and a half, showing 3-4 hours of screen. This is not the best result among modern Phablet, but champions are usually equipped with screens smaller resolution and a more capacious battery. In any case, “in front of” smartphone is not discharged, even with active use of it is easy to live up to the evening.

Thoughtful features include support for wireless charging standard, Qi, and more useful feature is the implementation of the standard Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. Together with a complete charger Turbo Charger can fully charge a smartphone and a half hours. The first 80% charge Nexus 6 gaining an hour, on the charging rate is gradually reduced.


The smartphone has two cameras. The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixel sensor, optical stabilization, the ability to shoot 4K-video and dual LED flash, inscribed in the transparent ring around the camera lens.

The front has a resolution of 2 megapixels can shoot FullHD video. To shoot using the Google camera has a minimum possible settings. As in the LG Nexus 5, there is a special shooting mode HDR +, enabled by default.

If we talk about the camera in terms of performance, then we would be the ultimate solution. Feels smartphone focuses and shoots at a normal rate, but switching between Normal mode and HDR + takes a few seconds that it was improper for the many smartphone at this level.

Motorola Nexus 6 review

Quality photos during the day when natural light is good. When shooting indoors pictures are already a little worse, sometimes smartphone requires longer time for sharpening. Get a good card in the evening or at night is much more complicated.

The front facing camera in Motorola Nexus 6 is quite normal. Used is not the wide-angle lens, but at arm’s length in the frame without problems fit several people.


Hero got a nice view Phablet. Traditionally, devices Motorola, he received high-quality housing, excellent stereo speakers. Belonging to the Nexus series has ensured the availability of maximum performance and the latest version of the operating system Android. Perhaps, for the fans of both US companies to create the best device was impossible.

Motorola Nexus 6 review

On the other hand, Nexus 6, like all previous smartphone lineup is not without flaws, but now for them should be given the full price without any discounts. That price is the main drawback of this smartphone, because most competitors offer at least the same quality for a much more humane hryvnia cost.


+ Body Materials

+ High resolution screen

+ Excellent performance, increased up to 32 GB of internal memory

+ Good stereo speakers

+ The latest version of the operating system

+ Fast Charge Battery

Did not like:

– A little specific color rendering screen

– Modest, for 6-inch Phablet time work

– Price

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