I don't know about you, but any time Google announces a new Nexus it feels like Christmas. The last time I was upgrading my phone I was choosing between the Nexus or Galaxy. I ultimately went with the Galaxy (which I love), but now with Android 5.0 and Nexus 6, I'm feeling some intense FOMO. Here are the specs:
---- SCREEN ----
• 5.96” screen size
• 2560x1440px resolution
• QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi)
• 16:9 aspect ratio
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
The Nexus 6 is the largest screen yet, beating the Note 4 at 5.7" and iPhone 6 Plus at 5.5". Uses the same AMOLED display as the Galaxy Note 4, while the iPhone 6 Plus uses retina HD LCD display with 1920 x 1080 px resolution. AMOLED is great for saving battery life, just saying.
---- Camera ----
• 13MP with optical image stabilization
• Dual LED ring flash
• f/2.0 aperture
• 4K video capture at 30fps
• Front Camera: 2MP, HD Video Conferencing
The camera is a good upgrade from the Nexus 5's previous 8MP. HD video in the front camera looks sweet! Definitely beats the iPhone 6 Plus in terms of numbers.
---- CPU/RAM ----
• Quad core Krait 450 CPU 2.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)
• 3GB of RAM
With these specs, I expect multitasking and overall performance will be speedy. Can't wait to see more performance reviews to come out.
---- Storage ----
• 32GB & 64GB
The saddest thing is that it is non-expandable. I wish it had a microSD slot.
---- GPU ----
• Adreno 420
This GPU will provide better performance and reduce power consumption. Good news for android gaming. Read more here: http://goo.gl/CPpzgc
---- Wireless ----
• 802.11ac 2x2 (MIMO)
• Bluetooth 4.1
---- Battery ----
• Qi wireless charging
• Standby time (Ambient Display on ) up to 250 hrs, (Ambient Display off) up to 330 hrs
• Internet use time (Wi-Fi) up to 9.5 hours, (LTE) up to 10 hours
• Talk time up to 24 hours
• Video playback up to 10 hours
* Also important to note that this phone is water resistant and that the battery is not removable (sad news).
---- Overall ----
I'm impressed...I want to abandon my Galaxy S4 for this. Highlights, of course, would be having the newest Android 5.0. I love the fact that it will be compatible with wireless charging and really love the overall look and finish. The Nexus 6 is expected to be released in November will be available for pre-order soon (October 29 for $649 in the US @ Google Play Store). The price is high, but definitely understandable with all the new upgrades. Any of you planning to purchase this phone?
Pre-Order Link: http://goo.gl/D976aI
Images Source: http://goo.gl/AfCgYW