iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Specs Comparison: Camera, Size, Speed

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View Apple iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus 6 specs comparison of weight, size, design, display screen, camera, speed and battery life.

For so long, the great battle of mobile phones is only dominated by Samsung and Apple. Although, Google had also jumped into the big guys match, few years back with its Nexus 4 (which had Nexus 5 update in 2013) but it has gone even bigger with Nexus 6 Release in 2014.

When Apple went bigger with iPhone 6 released in September 2014, Google soon followed the going big race by releasing Nexus 6, as the result of collaboration between Google and Motorola, in November 2014.

Google Nexus turns out to be a pretty good smartphone, a good phablet to be precise, that it is worth it to be compared with Apple iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Specs Comparison: Camera, Size, Speed

This article shows, how our hands on iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 specification and features comparison goes side by side, to discover the differences between the two Best Smartphones of 2014.

iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Specs Comparison

First thing that goes in iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 specs comparison is comparing their size, design, build and physical looks.
  1. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Build Comparison

    The back of iPhone 6 is made from glossy and smooth aluminum that continues to the front of the phone while the back of Nexus 6 is made from plastic material with metal rim around the edge of the phone.

  2. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Size Comparison

    iPhone 6 looks slimmer and smaller than Nexus 6. Apple iPhone 6 size is only 138 x 67 x 6.9 mm while Nexus 6 size is 160 x 83 x 10.1 mm.

  3. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Weight Comparison

    iPhone 6 feels feathery compared to Nexus 6. Apple iPhone 6 only weighs 129 g while Google Nexus 6 weighs 184 g.

  4. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Screen Size Comparison

    If we look into iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 screen size comparison, iPhone 6 with its smaller size has smaller screen as well. iPhone 6 has only 4.7-inch screen while Nexus 6 screen is 5.96 inches. It is more than 1-inch difference. Therefore, for people who like to watch video on bigger screen, Nexus 6 will be a better choice than iPhone 6. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 specs and features comparison, in terms of screen, has no winner. It only depends on individual taste and needs.

  5. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Display Comparison

    The 4.7 inches screen of iPhone 6 features IPS LCD screen with 750 x 1334 pixels and 326 ppi screen resolution. Whereas, the 5.96 inches screen of Nexus 6 features AMOLED Quad HD screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels and 493 ppi screen resolution. Both screens are good, and when it is compared with each other, Nexus 6 display is slightly better than iPhone 6 in term of resolution. However, to our opinion, colors appear more real on iPhone 6 screen than in Nexus 6.

  6. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Camera Comparison

    The third in iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 specs and features comparison is comparing their cameras. iPhone 6 only has 8-megapixel camera at the back and 1.2-megapixel camera at the front. Google Nexus 6 has 13-megapixel camera at the back and 2-megapixel camera at the front.

    However, the pictures taken in outdoor daylight by using iPhone 6 camera appear more clearly than by using Nexus 6 camera. Taking photos by using Nexus 6 in outdoor daylight results on the pictures being too whitey bright and hazy. In indoor light, the pictures taken by iPhone 6 camera display colors that are similar to the colors of the real objects. In contrast, the pictures taken by Nexus 6 camera in indoor light appear darker than the real objects. Both cameras have dual LED flash, but in the dark, iPhone 6 camera is able to capture a picture clearly while the result of Nexus 6 camera is bit dark picture.

  7. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Speed Comparison

    Apple iPhone 6 runs on A8 64-bit Dual core 1400 MHz chip supported by PowerVR GX6450 GPU and only 1GB RAM. Google Nexus 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 Quad core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450 processor accompanied by Adreno 420 and 4GB RAM. Thus, both devices has good enough speed and power to support high end application, games and videos. The iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 benchmarks show that Apple iPhone 6 loads up faster than Nexus 6. But when it comes to multitasking Nexus 6 enjoys more random access memory to keep applications compared to iPhone 6.

  8. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Battery Comparison

    The next factor in iPhone 6 vs Nexus battery comparison. Apple iPhone 6 has 1800 mAh battery while Nexus 6 battery is 3220 mAh. Both iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 batteries are sealed shut and cannot be removed. Therefore, the battery life of both phones relies on its own power. A spare battery cannot be used to prolong the life of both phones.

    Google Nexus 6 has longer battery life than iPhone 6. Nexus 6 can standby up to 330 hours and has talk-time up to 24 hours while iPhone 6 can standby only up to 250 hours and its talk-time is only up to 14 hours. iPhone 6 battery runs out faster than Nexus 6 in heavy use such as using WiFi. In addition, Nexus 6 battery is designed to be fast charging. Charging Nexus 6 for 15 minutes is enough to get long battery life.

  9. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Sound Comparison

    Google Nexus 6 has front facing speakers to produce high quality load sound, while iPhone 6 does not have front facing speakers.

  10. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Security Comparison

    Apple iPhone 6 is equipped with biometric security fingerprint sensor while Nexus 6 is not. The fingerprint sensor is located on the home button of iPhone 6. The sensor makes iPhone 6 more secure device than Nexus 6. It also makes locking iPhone 6 easier than Nexus 6. It only needs a brief moment of touching the sensor with a finger to make the sensor recognize the fingerprint.

  11. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Water Resistant

    Google Nexus 6 is designed to be waterproofed while Apple iPhone 6 is not water resistant.

  12. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Usability

    Furthermore, with its small size, iPhone 6 is designed to be able to be handled by only one hand. In contrast, the big size of Nexus 6 makes it difficult to handle the smartphone with only one hand.

  13. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Colors Comparison

    In addition, Nexus 6 is available only in two different colors, Midnight Blue and Cloud White, while iPhone 6 is available in three different colors: Space Gray, Silver and Gold.

iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Specs Comparison Conclusion

In conclusion, it is difficult to say who wins the iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 specs comparison race. Both smartphones have pretty good benchmarks with their own positives and negatives. Apple iPhone is indeed more known and popular than Nexus. However, Nexus is a great alternative of smartphones if you want a good smartphone but do not want to buy Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. In other words, choose a smartphone based on your own preference. iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 specs and features comparison only helps you look closer at both phones to see their differences.
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