Nexus 6: Bigger than bigger than bigger?

We’ve already seen a bunch of new phones in the past few weeks – the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Samsung Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, and BlackBerry Passport, to name a few (shameless plug: we offer them all!), but there are still some exciting new phones on the horizon, including the Motorola Nexus 6.

Photo via @evleaks

Rumored Nexus 6 image – photo via @evleaks

Specs

According to recent leaks, the Nexus 6 should feature a 5.9 inch Quad HD display – making it bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus’s “bigger than bigger” 5.5 inch Retina HD display. The Nexus 6 is also more pixel-dense than the 6 Plus, clocking in at 496 ppi over the iPhone’s 401.

Under the hood, the Nexus 6 has a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, with 3 GB RAM, tripling the 6 Plus’s 1 GB RAM, and it should come preloaded with the next version of Android – Android Lollipop, v 5.0. It’s worth noting that the 6 Plus runs fine, in spite of its smaller RAM, because of how well iOS 8 is optimized to run on the A8 1.4 GHz processor. Powered by a 3,200 mAh battery, the Nexus 6 should have a respectable battery life.

Verdict

In a side-by-side spec comparison, the Nexus 6 appears to dominate the 6 Plus. The truth is that Apple has done a great job of creating a total package – iOS + iPhone hardware – that runs seamlessly together, leading to greater efficiency in spite of its apparent shortcomings. So, how do you choose which phone to get?

If you’re an iPhone fanatic, you’ll always go for the contained iPhone experience. If you want a phone that’s as powerful as the 6 Plus, more sturdy (no bending!), bigger than bigger than bigger, and much more affordable than the iPhone 6 Plus, the Nexus 6 is a great choice. For Android lovers who want a bigger screen experience, this is the perfect holiday gift.

How do I get one?

We’re still a week or so away from the official debut, but if you want to be one of the first to have the Nexus 6, sign up for our preorder here. When you sign up, you’re not actually paying for the phone – you’re just signing up to be notified when we have it in stock. If you don’t want to wait weeks for your Nexus 6, this is the best way to get it!