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Nexus 6 vs Nexus 6 2015 – Design, Hardware and Software Comparison


Google’s first phablet was launched in 2014, along with the Nexus 9 tablet, both running on the new Android Lollipop OS. Google chose Motorola to create the Nexus 6, but according to the latest rumors, it seems that Huawei will produce the next Nexus device. LG was approached by Google to make the Nexus 4 and because it was successful, the manufacturer imagined the Nexus 5 as well. We don’t know what happened, why Motorola took its place and why Google decided to give Huawei a chance (Huawei Exec confirmed that the company will build, but some rumors about the Nexus 6 2015’s specs have surfaced and we’re presenting them in this article.

Designs and displays

The Nexus 6 is a beast with a 6inches display (AMOLED from Samsung) and which supports 1440x2560pixels at 493ppi. If you happen to have small hands, then you will find this device a little bit uncomfortable to hold and operate on, because it doesn’t come with a pen stylus. However, the screen has great viewing angles, the images are vivid and because of that, the battery drains faster. The phone looks like the Moto X 2014, with matte plastic back and metallic frame. It’s thicker at one end and the bezels have an uneven length, below the rear camera you’ll notice the familiar dimple with the M logo inside and at the top, there’s the subtle dip which is found most of Motorola’s phones.

The Nexus 6 2015 is rumored to be smaller, having a 5.7inches screen with 4K support. The phone will have a luxurious build as most of Huawei’s phones, but we’re not sure what to expect from its design. Most likely, it will be all-metal and on the back will be placed a fingerprint reader like on the Ascend Mate 7. Also, the Nexus 2015 might have dual-speakers.


The Nexus 6 received a 32bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset that is powered by a quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor and which is paired with Adreno 420 graphics and 3GB of RAM. The internal memory is available in variants of 32 and 64GB, but there is no microSD card slot for expansion.

There are some rumors according to which the Nexus 6 will be equipped with a Kirin SoC, because Huawei’s smartphones are using this technology. But, the other option is Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon processor, which will have fewer heating problems. We’re betting that this next phone won’t allow you to expand its internal memory either.


The current Nexus 6 is powered by a 3220mAh battery which lasts one day, under normal usage. If the 2015 model will feature a Snapdragon 810 processor, it will most likely receive a 3,500 mAh battery (non-removable). If Huawei will opt for a HiSilicon Kirin processor, the battery unit will be bigger than 4000mAh (Huawei P8max will have a 4,360 mAh battery, while the Ascend Mate 7 has a 4,100 mAh battery).

What do you think? Will the Nexus 6 come with a Snapdragon or a Kirin processor?