The Nexus 6 from Motorola is one heck of a device, and is currently Google’s top Nexus smartphone of all time in terms of specs. As the dust clears, the new Nexus smartphone is becoming easier to purchase as stocks get replenished, and more countries should get the handset as well.
However, for Motorola fans, or even Android fans in general, it is worth noting whether the Motorola Nexus 6 is the best smartphone they can get right now.
Another contender in that category is the Droid Turbo, which is developed by Motorola as well. In terms of specs, which device should be a clear choice for the best Android handset this year: Display The Droid Turbo boasts a 5.2-inch display, while the Nexus 6 packs a whopping 5.9-inch screen.
While both devices are featuring a QHD or 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution, the bigger Nexus 6 will appear ‘less impressive’ than the Droid Turbo.
Still, for phablet lovers and those who use their smartphones mainly for gaming and entertainment, the .7-inch additional screen estate of the Google phone is a welcome add-on. Performance Both devices run on the latest Snapdragon 805 chipset, plus 3GB of RAM for superior multi-tasking capabilities.
While other high-end devices such as the Galaxy Note 4 boasts the same specs, Motorola’s new handsets run on a simpler and lighter UI compared to Samsung.
Between the Droid Turbo and the Nexus 6, the former should have a very slight advantage because of its smaller screen.
Camera This is the department where the Droid Turbo clearly wins.
Its 21MP camera is the first of its kind in a Motorola device, and the fact that it is made by Sony only gives it more importance, and excitement for people who love taking camera shots with their smartphone.
The Nexus 6 does have a 13MP primary shooter which should be enough for most smartphone users. Availability While the Droid Turbo is the clear winner when we place it and the Nexus 6 head to head on a spec-war, its availability is its biggest weakness.
The device will only be sold by Verizon, while an allegedly international variant, the Moto Maxx, has been reported to be exclusive in Brazil.
On the other hand, the Nexus 6 is already available in the US, and should hit other markets in EU, Asia and Australia in the coming weeks.