LG released a successor for its first curved phablet and this one is smaller and easier to maneuver, because it’s thinner and 15 percent lighter. The Nexus 6 is very uncomfortable to hold because it’s taller, wider and thicker, plus you’ll have to carry it in a bad, since you don’t have extra large pockets. But which phablet is more powerful and offers better specs?
The LG G Flex 2 will impress you with its premium design, being available in color options such as platinum silver and flamenco red. The device is 15 percent lighter than its predecessor, weighting 152 grams, and it has a profile of 7.1 to 9.4mm at the thickest. The difference between the Flex2 and its predecessor is that the new phone is easier to hold vertically when making voice calls, and horizontally when playing videos. If the device is too curved for you, then you can bend back to its original shape by pressing down the curling edges. On the back, the Flex2 has a self-healing back panel coating, so if you scratch the surface, it will self heal.
The Nexus 6 is a beast when looked at it from any angle. It’s very big and has a curved back made of plastic, but it doesn’t have a unique design, because it was created by Motorola and the company copied the look of the Moto X 2014 flagship. The phone comes in Midnight Blue and Cloud White colors, it has a thickness of 10.1mm, a height of 159.3mm and a weight of 184grams. An advantage that the Nexus 6 has over its rival is the water resistance.
The Flex2 sports a 5.5-inch Curved P-OLED screen with a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (resulting in 403 ppi pixel density), while the Nexus 6 AMOLED is fitted with a 5.96-inch screen with QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with 493 ppi pixel density. The images are more vibrant and sharper on Nexus 6’s screen.
The Nexus 6 is older than the Flex2, so the Qualcomm chipset is 32bit Snapdragon 805, which is powered by a quad core Krait 450 processor clocked at 2.7GHz. This configuration is completed by an Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM, while the internal memory is fixed and available in two options: 32 and 64GB. The Nexus phablet was launched with Android v5.0 (Lollipop), but now it runs on v5.1 (Lollipop).
The Flex2 came with Android v5.0.1 (Lollipop), but it was upgraded to v5.1.1 (Lollipop). Internally, it has the highest rated 64bit Qualcomm chipset which was launched at the beginning of the year. The model is MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 and it’s compatible with a pair of two quad core processors: 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 2 GHz Cortex-A57, which are coupled with Adreno 430 graphics and 2GB of RAM/16GB of storage or 3GB of RAM/32GB of storage. Luckily, LG added a microSD card slot, so you can expand the memory up to 128GB.
Both phablets have a rear camera with a resolution of 13MP and support OIS, dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama, 2160p video capture at 30fps, f/2.0 aperture and other common features. The front cameras are also similar, 2MP on the Nexus 6 and 2.1Mp on the Flex2.
Being thicker and taller, the Nexus 6 allowed a bigger battery to be integrated inside, which has a capacity of 3220 mAh. The Flex2 is settling for a battery of 3000 mAh, which offers 20 hours of talking time over 3G, with four less than the Nexus 6.