Motorola Nexus 6 Review – Great phone, small disappointment




In Summary

The annual Nexus smartphone from Google this time is made by Motorola. The Nexus 6 is particularly large and even small for its screen size, but thanks to its curved design, it holds good. The screen is nice, but had some brighter have done so you can see it better in direct sunlight. It is the first Nexus with a great camera, but the battery life still is a bit disappointing. The Nexus 6 is fast, but not in practice faster than the Nexus 5. At the time of writing the price of 649 euros is also high. This makes it the best choice for many people in the phone shops.

Beautiful, curved design
Kale, Android
Fine camera


Battery life could be better
No faster than predecessor

Tweakers zegt: bovengemiddeld
Price at time of publication: € 649, –

It must have been a bitter disappointment for many people. When Google introduced the Nexus 6, also came out the price tag: 649 dollars. And where many Dutch and Belgians had already feared, happened later: in Dutch and Belgian stores, the new Nexus costs 649 euros.

That is a sharp break with the trend that has put Google in recent years. The Nexus 6 is by far the most expensive ever Nexus: where the Galaxy Nexus in 2011 was still around 500 euros, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 were priced around 350 euros downright cheap for a high-end phone with the latest hardware. It was even alongside stock Android has become the main feature of the Nexus devices: a good phone for not much money. The combination of the “pure” Android with the low price has made Nexus 5 was the most popular phone on the editorial board of Tweakers. Also on the forum and in the Price Watch is the unit since its release in the top of the most popular smartphones.

Why Google would suddenly ask a much higher price? There are a few reasons for this. First is Google Nexus 6 together with providers, especially in the United States. For sale is a low price in the home country no longer needed because providers give discounts in conjunction with subscriptions.

A second explanation is that the Nexus 5 has done too much pain. LG has openly complained about the pressure of low prices on the smartphone market. LG is not the only one who has experienced: it’s also less at Samsung thanks to competition from cheaper devices. Motorola has just released its second generation Moto X in stores. Perhaps fearing that a cheaper Motorola Nexus 6 had damaged the sales thereof.

Anyway, Google is trying it now with the much more expensive and larger Nexus 6. After some delay, the device is finally released in the Netherlands and Belgium and so we could take him firmly in hand in our test lab.

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