Motorola Nexus 6 Review

by Samantha Lu on 2016-07-08 19:49:15 PDT
In our modern world, a phone is a necessity for everyday life. However, some phones can be better than others, while some can be worse off. And then, there are some that are kind of in between. Take, for example, the Motorola Nexus 6 (now discontinued).
At first glance, it looks almost godly. Who wouldnít fall in love with its large screen, its built- in Google apps (because letís face it, every uses Google now), and 32GB base storage? Unfortunately, it comes with plenty of little problems of its own.
The Nexus 6ís main strength and weakness is just how big it is. With a formidable 6 inch screen, itís a monster of a phone. However, it comes at a price. While an iPhone can slip into a pocket easily, a Nexus 6 will need some struggling before itíll fit in your pocket. Even then, if you only have back pockets, itíll find a way to wiggle out or make half of your bottom very, very flat and uncomfortable. Unless you have really big pockets or a convenient bag, youíll find yourself holding it in your hand most of the time.
Another one of its shining traits would be its battery life. Depending on how many apps you have running and how often you turn it on during the day, it can last anywhere from 12 hours to a full weekend on one full charge. For comparison, the Motorola Nexus 6ís battery is 3,320mAh, while the iPhone 6s Plusís battery is only 2,750mAh. Thatís a 470mAh difference.
However, the Motorola Nexus 6 has a host of annoyances. For example, even though its rear camera is wonderful, its front camera is visibly worse off. In fact, quality-wise, its front camera is eerily similar to much earlier iPhone 4sís front camera. Expect all your selfies to be visibly grainy or badly lit.
Strangely, despite boasting a ridiculous storage and reasonable 3GB RAM, Apps crash or freeze pretty commonly. Weíre not talking ďcrashing after 7 straight hours of useĒ, weíre talking ďopening an app only to see a black screen for 5 seconds, before returning to the home screenĒ. Maybe itís just me, but my Nexus 6 can barely run Snapchat half the time, and even crashes while Iím refilling bowls on Neko Atsume.
In no way am I just bashing the Nexus 6, but itís obvious that itís meant to be more bulky than perfection. Its stress on convenience is very clear, but aside from its battery and size, thereís nothing to call home about. Overall, I would recommend this phone for anyone.

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