Google announced the Nexus 6 last night, which is a significant upgrade to last year’s Nexus 5. As the tradition goes, Google also announced the next version of Android alongside the Nexus device. The Nexus 6 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop that brings in better security, better connectivity and new battery saving features. We look at how different the Nexus 6 is from its predecessor Nexus 5 in terms of specifications and features. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
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The biggest difference here is just the sheer gladiator size of the phone. The Nexus 6 stands tall at 5.96-inches display while the Nexus 5 features a 4.95-inch display. The Nexus 6 has a 2560×1440 pixel resolution and 493ppi pixel density while its predecessor has 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 445ppi pixel density.
Both the devices have enough power to play around with. The Nexus 6 is powered by a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chipset while last year’s Nexus device has a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. The RAM on the Nexus 6 is 3GB, while the Nexus 5 has a 2GB RAM.
Google has upped the storage option on the Nexus 6 to 32GB and 64GB. The Nexus 5, on the other hand, is available in 16GB and 32GB variants.
The camera sees an upgrade as the device now has a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper. Features like optical image stabilization, dual LED ring flash and 4K video capture at 30fps are in-built. In comparison, the Nexus 5 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper.
The biggest difference is the operating system. Every year, with each Nexus phone, Google unveils its new version of Android. This year, Google took the wraps of Android 5.0 Lollipop that will be running on Nexus 6. Google has also mentioned that Android Lollipop will be rolled out for Nexus 5 as well. But out-of-the-box, Nexus 5 comes running on Android KitKat. You can find out what’s new on Android Lollipop here.
Apart from the above mentioned differences, this year Google chooe Motorola instead of LG for the production of its Nexus devices. In the US, the Nexus 6 is priced at $649 before taxes and we can expect it to be launched in India for around Rs 45,000. The Nexus 5 was launched in India for Rs 28,999 for 16GB and Rs 32,999 for 32GB variants. While it is a big difference in terms of pricing, the Nexus 6 offers a lot of high-end specifications that can easily compete with the best of Android smartphones. The Nexus 6 will be up for pre-order on October 29 and the shipping is slated to begin in November.
Detailed specification comparison of the devices is given below:
|Features||Motorola Nexus 6||LG Nexus 5|
|Dimension||82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm||137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm|
|Display||5.96-inch QHD AMOLED display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution and 493 ppi pixel density||4.95-inch display with 1080x1920pixel resolution and 445 ppi pixel density|
|Processor||2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor|
|GPU||Adreno 420||Adreno 330|
|Storage||32GB & 64GB||16GB & 32GB|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC||Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC|
|Price||$649||$349 for 16 GB
$399 for 32 GB