The Motorola Nexus 6 and the Motorola Moto Maxx are both heavyweights in the cutthroat smartphones market.

Both phones have very high quality displays, oversized screens, great cameras, outstanding processing capabilities, and the latest Android operating systems. Nevertheless, some small differences emerge that seem to place the Nexus 6 at a disadvantage when compared to the Moto Maxx.

Specifications Comparison

  • Nexus 6 has a 5.96-inch screen while Moto Maxx has a 5.2-inch screen.
  • Both have similar resolutions of 2560 by 1440
  • Moto Maxx has a higher pixel density of 493 ppi while Nexus 6 has a lower pixel density of 565 ppi
  • Both have RAMs of 3 GB
  • Nexus has internal memory of 32GB or 64GB while Moto Maxx has non-expandable internal memory of 64 GB.
  • Nexus 6 has battery capacity of 3220 mAh while Moto Maxx has a battery capacity of 3900 mAh.
  • Nexus 6 is slightly heavier at 184 grams when compared to Moto Maxx at 176 grams.
  • Both have exactly similar processing hardware consisting of quad-core Snapdragon 805, 2700 MHz, and Adreno 420 GPU.
  • Nexus 6 features Android 5.0 while Motorola Moto Max has Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Features Comparison

  • Both the Nexus 6 and Moto Maxx feature oversized high resolution displays, which should resonate well for people who often use their games to watch videos and play games.
  • The Nexus 6 has QHD resolution of 2560 by 1440 on a 5.96-inch screen, which means that it offers a remarkable 493 ppi pixel density. Moto Maxx, on the other hand, has a smaller display at 5.2 inches. The resolution, however, is similar to that of the Nexus 6, giving it a higher pixel density of 565 ppi, which obviously results in a slightly better image quality.
  • Both phones share the same specs when it comes to processing power and the amount of RAM size at 2.7 GHz and 3GB respectively. Any differences in performance are likely to be the result of different operating systems, with Nexus 6 having Andoid 5.0 Lollipop while Moto Maxx has Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
  • Moto Maxx’s main camera outdoes the Nexus 6’s camera by far. Nexus 6 has a 13 MP camera while the Moto Maxx has a 21 MP camera.
  • Moto Maxx has an estimated battery life of 40 hours while the Nexus 6 has an estimated battery life of just 24 hours.

Differences and Similarities in Design

  • Both Nexus 6 and Moto Maxx feature an elegant metallic frame. However, the Moto Maxx beats the Nexus 6 by design, albeit slightly.
  • The Moto Maxx a little thinner and spots a funkier sporty look than its Nexus 6 counterpart.
  • The Moto Maxx has buttons while the Nexus 6 has screen buttons.

Price Comparison

Despite the notable differences in features that exist between the Nexus 6 and Moto Maxx, their prices are similar. Both cost around $700 a piece.


In many ways, you get exactly the same thing by buying either the Motorola Nexus 6 or the Motorola Moto Maxx. They both have the same processor, RAM, screen technology, screen resolution, and even price. Nevertheless, subtle differences between the two smartphones skew in favor of the Moto Maxx.

The Moto Maxx has a better camera, better battery life, better pixel density, and better portability, thanks to its 5-inch screen. The only areas the Nexus 6 beats the Moto Maxx is when it comes to its operating system and slightly larger screen size.

Still, by purchasing either Motorola Nexus 6 or Motorola Moto Maxx, you will certainly be getting a good value for money proposition. 

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