Nexus 6 release date, news and features

Nexus 6 smartphone specs make it a big Moto X

Nexus 6 display

The display is big. At 5.9 inches, we're tempted to call this thing a tablet more than a phone since chances of this thing fitting in your pockets are slim. However, the Google Nexus 6's big display doesn't skimp on resolution.

Its QHD, 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display with a 493ppi pixel density will not disappoint, and you can start watching all your favorite YouTube videos at those higher resolutions for the videos that support it.

The smartphone that launched this QHD madness is the LG G3, of course, and it is beautiful. We'd imagine the Google Nexus 6 looking just as good despite being slightly larger.

Google Nexus 6

Nexus 6 power

Under the hood of the Nexus 6 you'll find Qualcomm's powerful 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor and Adreno 420 GPU - the amount of RAM inside the device still remains a mystery, although rumors suggest it's 3GB.

In short, there's plenty of power here to keep Android Lollipop ticking along nicely, and movies and games should look great and run smoothly on the Nexus 6.

Nexus 6 camera

There's a slight concern with the 13MP camera on the Nexus 6 as both the Nexus line and Motorola devices of yesteryear were mostly disappointing when it came to camera performance and image quality.

Although with an inflated price tag, we're expecting better than average. Don't let us down, Motorola!

Google Nexus 6

The Nexus 6's 13MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture, which means it should do well in low-light situations and it also sports a dual LED ring flash which hugs the camera lens for a cleaner finish on the rear.

It is capable of shooting 4K video and has optical image stabilization, and while this all sounds great we're going to have to wait and see just how well it works out.

Nexus 6 battery

We've already mentioned the battery inside the Nexus 6 on a number of occasions, and at 3220mAh in size it should be capable of seeing out a day on a single charge.

That's the same size as the power pack inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which sports a slightly smaller 5.7-inch QHD display, which was able to easily see out a day.

For those of you who are fans of wireless charging there's good news, as the Nexus 6 conforms with Qi wireless charging.

Nexus 6 connectivity

The Google Nexus 6 comes with all the connectivity options you'd expect from a modern day smartphone, including 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.

As we've mentioned the Nexus 6 comes with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, but there's no microSD slot - you'll have to take to the cloud if you fancy more space.