Google declares war on Apple with their new iPhone 6 Plus rival, the Nexus 6. Google is not to be outdone by Apple’s recent products, and it can be said that their latest phone is just as good as the iOS model, but with a much prettier price tag. When you put them next to each other, here’s what they look like.
If you’re going to have a device as big as the iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6, you’ll need a good battery. The lifespans of the batteries are very similar. The iPhone has a battery of 2915 mAh and the Nexus 6 3220 mAh. However, the Nexus provides a quick charging mode that allows you to plug it in for just 15 minutes and receive six extra hours of battery life.
If you’re looking for the best of the best in hardware, you’re probably better off with the iPhone 6 Plus. The 1.4 GHz processor offers the superior performance. It also comes with more expandable internal storage at 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, where the Nexus only offers 32 GB and 64 GB of storage.
The Nexus screen comes in at a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and it’s a little bit larger than the iPhone’s 1080 x 1920 pixels. Because of the higher pixels, the Nexus generally displays more vibrant colors and pure blacks.
The design of the phone itself is up to personal preference. Some prefer the slick, boxy appearance of the iPhone, while others prefer the curved look of the Nexus. The Nexus is slightly bigger and quite a bit heavier at 184 grams, while the iPhone only weighs in at 172 grams.
The iPhone does have a fingerprint scanner, rendering it one of the most secure phones on the market. It’s also extremely convenient to be able to access your phone without putting in a passcode. You simply touch the home button with your registered finger and it will grant you access. You can also use the fingerprint scanner to use Apple Pay.
Of course, the one way that iPhones will always outstrip Android phones is the number of apps available. At present, iOS operating systems have much more apps at their disposal. However, Google has personally taken it upon themselves to increase the number of apps available to Android users.
The Nexus is cheaper than the iPhone, although you’ll be shelling out quite a bit of money for either device. Brand new, the Nexus 6 averages out to be $649, while the iPhone can be anywhere from $749 to $949 depending on the size of the internal storage.
The better value here is more in the eye of the beholder than in the phone hardware itself. Both the Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are great devices, and it’s personal preference as to which one wins for you.