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Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus – Google’s War Against Apple

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Nowadays, phablets receive extra attention, which means that they’re very popular and the buyers have many options to choose from. A big phone requires a big battery, because a larger screen with a higher resolution drains the juice faster, and neither the Nexus 6 nor the iPhone 6 Plus have this problem with their batteries. But, if you want to find out more about these two devices, check this comparison we made between them.

Designs and displays

The Nexus 6 is an imposing phone that copies Moto X 2014’s design, meaning that it features a curved plastic back with metallic frames, only that it’s supersized, but its back can’t be customized, so you’ll have to select one of these two color options: Midnight Blue or Cloud White. The device is water resistant, it measures 159.3x83x10.1 mm, it’s relatively heavy at 184grams, but that’s because its screen measures almost 6inches. Motorola ordered an AMOLED display from Samsung, which is capable of supporting a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (493ppi). This type of technology makes the colors look more vibrant and the blacks are blacker.

The iPhone 6 Plus is a very beautiful and slim phone, which features an aluminum construction, but it’s available in three variants of colors: Space Gray, Silver and Gold. It measures 158.1×77.8×7.1mm and it’s lighter at 172grams. The screen is also smaller and it’s LED-backlit IPS LCD sized at 5.5inches, but the supported resolution is Full HD of 1080 x 1920 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 401ppi. There are many phones with a home button, but only a few of them hide a fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 6 Plus has the Touch ID with which you can make payments using your Visa, MasterCard or AMEX card. In addition, if you double tap this button, you will slide top-level content to the bottom half of the screen, by activating the Reachability feature.

Hardware

The Nexus 6 uses a 32bit Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm, which has four cores clocked at 2.7GHz, and the device houses 3GB of RAM, opposed to 1GB – how much the iPhone 6 Plus is supporting. But the Apple phablet has an A8 chipset with a dual core Cyclone (ARM v8-based) processor clocked at 1.4GHz, which offers a superior performance. None of the phablets have expandable internal storage, so the Nexus 6 is available in variants of 32 and 64GB, while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with variants of 16, 64 and 128GB.

Cameras

Both devices have dual-LED flash and optical image stabilization, but the resolution doesn’t influence the quality of the photos, no matter how high it is. The Nexus 6 has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, but it can’t beat the 8MP main camera of the iPhone 6 Plus, with an aperture of f/2.2 and which has a software that allows taking excellent shots even in low light conditions.

Batteries

The battery inside the iPhone 6 Plus has a capacity of 2915 mAh and it should last one day if making voice calls over 3G. The Nexus 6 has a 3220 mAh battery with a similar lifespan, but it features a fast charging mode which will provide hours of battery life if you let the device charge for 15 minutes, when it’s about to die. The iPhone 6 Plus has a faster charging mode, and you can plug it into an iPad charger.