The bigger, the better, may say some customers who prefer phablets because of their generous displays, on which they can view photos, watch videos or play games better. And Google’s Nexus 6 is indeed a big boy, but which is kind of robust and not really indicated for women with small hands. This device was released last fall, while the LG G4 just hit the market two months ago with some interesting changes in the design.
We’ll start by describing the appearance of these devices. If you’re familiar with Motorola’s Moto X 2014 flagship, then you will see a big resemblance between this model and the Nexus 6. Why? Because Google collaborated with Motorola to create the Nexus 6, after ditching LG. Only that the latest Nexus is much larger, measuring 159.3x83x10.1 mm and has asymmetrical bezels, with two dual-stereo speakers at the top and at the bottom of the front panel and on the back is written on the vertical the word “Nexus”, below the dimple with the M logo inside.
The LG G4 is nothing like the previous model, meaning that the company no longer used the brushed metal design, but instead, it came up with two different ideas: one model has genuine leather with stitching running down the middle, while the other model has a plastic back cover with 3D diamond pattern. The phone measures 148.9×76.1×9.8 mm.
The Nexus 6 received an AMOLED display from Samsung, with the size of 5.96 inches, which is capable to support QHD resolution of 1440×2560 pixels at 493ppi. The LG G4 has a QHD screen as well, but it’s IPS LCD and measures 5.5inches, meaning that its pixel density is denser at 538ppi. When adjusting the brightness to the maximum, LG G4’s screen is able to produce more natural colors, while Nexus 6’s whites are almost yellow. However, both screens are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Nexus 6 came with a 13MP camera with dual-LED flash and optical image stabilization, with pretty decent results, but it can’t defeat LG G4’s killer 16MP back shooter with laser-autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash. When it comes to secondary cameras, the Nexus 6 has a modest 2MP camera, which is far below LG G4’s 8MP secondary snapper.
The Nexus 6 is powered by a battery of 3,220mAh, which is non-removable and which will last longer thanks to the Doze feature that was added to Android M. Also, the device has a turbo-charge adapter that helps the battery to charge up to 50 percent within one hour. The LG G4 has a smaller replaceable battery of 3,000 mAh which lasts long enough.
The Nexus 6 was equipped with a 32bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset supporting a quad-core 2.7GHz Krait 450 processor that was paired with Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM. There are two variants of internal memories of 32 and 64GB, but their capacities can’t be expanded.
The LG G4 received a 64bit Snapdragon MSM8992 808 processor consisting of a dual-core 1.82GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and a quad-core 1.44GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, backed by Adreno 418 graphics and 3GB of RAM. As for the internal memory, it’s 32GB, but expandable up to 128GB.
The Nexus 6 is sold on Amazon for the price of 500 dollars (32GB) or 550 dollars (64GB). The LG G4 with a plastic rear is sold by Verizon for the price of 600 dollars (32GB), while AT&T added 30 dollars to its price.