Google Announces The Nexus 6

Posted on October 15, 2014

The Verge :

Google is today introducing the Nexus 6, the latest in its line of smartphones designed to show off the capabilities of new Android releases. This is the biggest Nexus phone that Google has released yet, adopting a 6-inch display — bigger than both the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4. Like the Note 4, Google’s Nexus 6 also uses a Quad HD display, which means that text and images on the phone should still be really sharp, despite its large size. The phone has a Snapdragon 805 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, a 3220 mAh battery, and two front-facing speakers. It can include either 32 or 64GB of internal storage and comes in either blue or white.

This is comically huge. The iPhone 6 plus and Galaxy Note are, I think, the biggest form factor you could use on a phone, but this? Come on Google! 5.92 inches?!

And 649$ too. I’m very happy to have bought a 349$/€ Nexus 5, but those 2 things makes the Nexus 6 a deal breaker for me.

But those 2 things take apart, this is a beautiful phone, if you remove the 2 HORRIBLE front speaker (great feature, but so badly implemented, it looks like two scars on the glass).