Google Nexus 6 specs are crazy good: 6in QHD display, QS805, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB

Google Nexus 6 specs are crazy good: 6in QHD display, QS805, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB

Last year, LG’s Google Nexus 5 was pretty much as top-of-the-range as you could get for the time, including a 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. A slouch it was not.

This year, Motorola is Google’s smartphone manufacturer of choice, and the resultant Nexus 6 doesn’t disappoint. Not one bit. Ok, maybe one tiny bit. Full story below.

As a slew of recent benchmarks suggested, the Google Nexus 6 does indeed have a 6in QHD (2560 x 1440) display – not 5.2in as originally thought. That’s pretty freakin’ big by anyone’s standards, though analysts point out that consumers in emerging markets are buying phablets instead of a phone-and-laptop combo.

In terms of brute power, the Google Nexus 6 matches any high-end phone you care to mention, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor paired with a multitasking-friendly 3GB of RAM.

Other Google Nexus 6 specs include a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation (good call), 2MP front camera, 4G LTE compatibility, 3,220mAh battery, and a choice of 32GB or 64GB internal storage. There’s no microSD obviously; that’s the one glaring downside here.

It’s worth noting too that the Google Nexus 6 has a contoured aluminium frame, while the front plays host to stereo speakers. Those rumours of “Turbo Charging” were on the money too, so you can expect an impressive six hours' use after only 15 minutes on charge.

Availability is a little vague, with pre-orders opening in “late October”, and the Google Nexus 6 release date following in November sometime. Google Nexus 6 price is even more mysterious, but don’t be surprised if it’s north of £300. EDIT: yep, $649 probably means way north of £300.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 15, 2014 at 19:17

Google Nexus 6 specs are crazy good: 6in QHD display, QS805, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB and lo and behold - they lost me at "6in"... I have a 6in Lumia 1520 right here. Fantastic device. I'd never recommend it to anyone as a main, everyday kinda device. Too big.
If you have money to spare for a plaything at home: buy one. To pull out at the checkout in Tesco for a quick sms? Nah. No way!

3GB RAM... Here: lemme put something on its head: people often criticise Apple or Nokia or or or for a lack of RAM. They disregard how well the devices in question run on 512 MB or 1GB RAM... Why is that? In the context of small (-ish) mobile devices would the sane question not be, "what is wrong with an OS for mobile devices that needs all that RAM and processor power?" The £70 512MB RAM Lumia 520 runs GTA San Andreas... The webOS Pre 2 and 3 were smoother than some current Android flagships...

My point is NOT to criticise Android. But the requirements (real, or just for bragging rights) impact price!

Well... I guess it doesn't matter. 's all good. Just don't raise the net when you criticise 'underpowered' devices that act perfectly well...

Harryisme  Oct. 15, 2014 at 19:31

I thought the US price was announced at $649 so we are looking at arount £500 for the phone here. Kinda expensive and honestly at that price I'd be looking at the HTC One, Note 4 or even the G3 over this.

While this phone will run like a dream, for this price I'd expect Google to include more storage at the very least. I see no reason to buy this over any other flagship and if you want the pure Android Experience the Google Play versions of the other flagship phones.

lcurdie / MOD  Oct. 15, 2014 at 19:57

I thought the US price was announced at $649 so we are looking at arount £500 for the phone here. Kinda expensive and honestly at that price I'd be looking at the HTC One, Note 4 or even the G3 over this.

While this phone will run like a dream, for this price I'd expect Google to include more storage at the very least. I see no reason to buy this over any other flagship and if you want the pure Android Experience the Google Play versions of the other flagship phones.


Ah, right enough! Google was understandably coy, but Motorola confirmed the $649 price on its blog. Cheers, Harryisme.

drugmonki  Oct. 15, 2014 at 20:18

Too big, too expensive, I'm gutted :(

imverytired  Oct. 15, 2014 at 21:23

What were they thinking???! A 6 inch phone?! I think this is just their way of bowing out. They couldn't do like people thought and just stop it so they'll just produce one unbelievably crap phone and then give up. Idiots!

krogothnx  Oct. 16, 2014 at 09:40

Jan's dead on - too big, so i'm expecting this to flop (what does it really have over the note4, really? and you'll never convince an iOS faithful to get this over a 6+) Kinda a final nail in the android coffin for me i think - think i'll go to a lumia 735 next.

jiminyboo  Oct. 16, 2014 at 10:06

Oneplus One for me, was hoping the Nexus would blow me out the water but sadly not. Oneplus One looks to be alot cheaper and a similar spec.

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