The Nexus 6 was undoubtedly one of the most popular smartphones of the year and one of the most successful devices that launched – even as it launched later in the year. For those who are looking into a device, and trying to choose between the Nexus 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, here are 10 reasons to choose the Nexus 6, and pass on another iDevice.
Screen size matters, and so does screen quality. The Nexus 6 has an impressive 5.96-inch QuadHD display, which means a 2K screen and experience. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen that brings just 1080p quality. Not that 1080p is bad, but with the way screen resolutions are developing on smartphones – that really is an area that needs to be improved for Apple.
Android 5.0 Lollipop is actually better than iOS 8. Apple has always put together an impressive operating system, but the issues that came at the onset of iOS 8 really were never recovered from. Some of the issues like Wi-Fi quality and connectivity, are still talked about on various devices – and while Apple has greatly reduced the issues for most users – there are still users with those same issues. And Lollipop really just expands on all of the customization and functionality that Android has always delivered.
The Nexus 6 has more power than iPhone 6 Plus. While Apple is known for being able to do more, with less, in terms of processor speed and internal memory – the Nexus 6 wins convincingly. A 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor paired with 3GB of RAM sets the Nexus 6 apart convincingly even though some have contested that iPhone 6 Plus offers a better gaming experience. In a test of raw function, the Nexus 6 wins convincingly.
Speakers that face the right direction are helpful. The Nexus 6 was only the second flagship device out of all of the major Android smartphones to add front-facing speakers, and they’re impressive. The front-facing speakers are crisp, loud, and facing the right direction – unlike the iPhone 6. And that makes a difference if you’re someone who enjoys their media.
Guest Mode is useful if you have kids, or friends who have prying eyes. Being able to quickly switch your phone into guest mode is something that is really beneficial, and something iPhone users have never had the opportunity to do. The Nexus 6 allows for this to happen seamlessly and quickly.
People like widgets, and iOS doesn’t do widgets the right way. Apple has begun adding widgets to the notification center, but really hasn’t even considered the notion of bringing widgets to the home screen. That’s something that Android users have gotten to enjoy for years – but the Nexus 6 just delivers that experience in an even better way.
Charging your device wirelessly can be done, without a special case. That’s something iPhone users don’t get to enjoy. Not even those using an iPhone 6, or 6 Plus, because that’s technology very few smartphone makers have brought to the table. However, the Nexus 6 has that very capability.