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Apple iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus 6: Specs and price comparison


iPhone 6 has been launched by the Apple Inc., and attracted by million of consumers globally. In order to bring the competition, Google launched its Motorola-made Nexus 6 in the global smartphone market.apple-iphone-6-vs-google-nexus-6

Let us consider various features and functionalities that are found in both the devices and here comes the comparison.

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Design and Display:

The Nexus 6 powered with a display of 5.96 inches of screen and is totally based on Moto X 2nd Generation, the screen is quite striking with large camera lens and LED ring flash. The new iPhone 6 has a classy iPhone style with curved chassis,  and the new chassis is made up of metal. The iPhone 6 comes with thinner and sleeker body while compared to its predecessors. The Nexus 6 comes with a refreshing design while compared to its predecessors and iPhone 6 is comparatively little thinner than Google Nexus 6.

Google’s Nexus 6 has a 5.96 inch 2560 x 1440 493ppi display with sharper images that iPhone 6. With a larger screen and better display Nexus 6 pleases the eye, but it also puts quite a bit of pressure on the battery as well. The Apple iPhone 6 powered with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels with display of 4.7 inches. The iPhone 6 got a retina HD display, viewable from all angles and it has an oleophobic coating which resists the oily fingerprints and the screen is scratch resistant.

System:

Both of the devices come with latest operating system that are available in the market. iPhone 6 comes with iOS 8.1, with the latest iOS version, you can experience awesome features in the device. In the meanwhile, Nexus 6 comes with a new version of Android Lollipop and the real features of Motorola’s Nexus 6 will be known once it got launched.

Performance and Processor:

Both the device comes with powerful components and it is not easy to figure out those on paper. iPhone 6 comes with a powerful A8 processor with 64 bit, and M8 motion co-processor makes the device to offer maximum performance of the device. While comparing iPhone 6 with its predecessor, iPhone 6 has very less advancement than its predecessors. But the stability and fluidity of the device are much better than the iPhone 5s.

At the same time, Nexus 6 comes with well-packed powerful specification and it is bundled with quad-core Snapdragon 805 processors at a clock speed of 2.7 GHz with 3GB RAM. Even with 32 bit chip, Nexus 6 run as buttery smooth and it run without any sort of lag.

Camera:

While comparing the camera, both devices have built-in excellent camera with brilliant camera quality. Google Nexus 6 comes with class-leading camera with more anticipation from the users. Till now no one has seen camera to compete iPhones yet.

Nexus 6 comes with 13 mega-pixel of camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and has a front facing camera with 2 mega-pixel. iPhone 6 has a 8 mega-pixel 8MP iSight camera and without optical image stabilization, whereas iPhone 6 Plus comes with OIS on board.

Internet and Connectivity:

iPhone 6 comes with the same set of configuration that are found in all smartphones in this segment and it comes with dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi protocol and also comes with NFC. Both the device comes with 4G LTE and both are quite handy while browsing the internet from the device. Nexus 6 comes with the same set of connectivity options that are found in the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 has a unique model for US networks.

Battery:

Apple Inc. makes its devices in such a way that its use can be optimized to take in minimal power. iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAh battery, but it is certainly way more than what is required for general purpose. On the other hand, the Google Nexus 6 has a 3220 mAh battery which will allow you to do anything with the device. Thus, overall both Google Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 have power storages optimized to their own requirements, which puts both in equal seats.

iPhone 6 Vs Nexus 6

Price:

Nexus 6 comes with a price tag of $899 (at Amazon.com at the time of writing) and comes with four variants. For a complete list of Google Nexus 6’s pricing and plans at Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon read this post.Whereas, iPhone 6 comes with

  • iPhone 6 (16GB): $199 with contract (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)
  • iPhone 6 (64GB): $299
  • iPhone 6 (128GB): $399
  • Contract free (T-Mobile): $649, $749 and $849 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, respectively.

Verdict:

Nexus series is similar to Android masters and Nexus 6 will be impressive one similar to Nexus 5 with even more specs. Apple iPhone 6 will be a better choice for the Apple fans and if you don’t want to enter into Apple World, then Nexus 6 would be a better option for you.


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