Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Old is Gold or New is the Beast?

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The latest-gen Nexus 6 has been launched, and is already made available in the U.S. The phone has everything a next-gen flagship device would have - 2k resolution display, 13MP camera with OIS, Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB of RAM, expandable storage and a massive battery.

Manufactured by Motorola , the Nexus 6 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The device goes head-to-head with Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. As of now, Google hasn't launched the Nexus 6 in India.

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Google Nexus 5, in the meanwhile, is the best possible mid-end handset you could think of buying. The predecessor to the Nexus 6 is cheaper and offers high-end specifications.

Google Nexus 6 And Nexus 5 In Pictures

Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Old is Gold or New is the Beast?

Like the Nexus 6, the LG-made Nexus 5 will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but which phone is perfect for your needs? We've compared the specs of each phone to help you decide which one you should buy.

Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Design

The Nexus 6 measures 159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06mm and weighs 184g while the LG-made Nexus 5 measures 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm and weighs 130g. The most visible change of the new Nexus 6 will be its mammoth screen size: a giant 5.96-inch display (2560 x1440).

While we haven't yet held the Nexus 6, we assume it may feel more comfortable in your hand. Moreover, the Nexus 6 look identical to Motorola's Moto X (2014).

Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Display

The Nexus 6 has a 5.96-inch screen 2,560 x 1,440 resolution display, giving it a pixel density of 493ppi (pixels per inch). The Nexus 5, on the other hand, sports a 5-inch FHD screen. This means text and images should look better on the Nexus 6.

Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Software

Both the phones support Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Lollipop features all new user interface (UI), cross platform support and improved security.

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Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Processor, Storage and Connectivity

The latest Nexus 6 is powered a quad-core Snapdragon 805, clocked at 2.7 GHz. The device offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable storage. Yes indeed, the Nexus 6 is one of the most powerful Android phone to buy in the market. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6 is not 64-bit compatible.

The older Nexus 5, which is still available onto market, comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of non-expandable storage.

Both the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 have fast 802.11ac WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS, in addition to 4G LTE.

Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Camera

The Google Nexus 6 gets a 13MP rear-facing camera, alongside a 2MP front facing camera. The Nexus 6's lens has an aperture of f/2.0. The Nexus 6's rear facing camera is also capable enough to shoot 4K video.The Nexus 5's 8MP camera isn't that bad, but it can't be compared to the Nexus 6.

Google Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: Battery, Price and Verdict

The Nexus 6 offers a 3,220 mAh battery, but it has a bigger and more detailed screen to power. The Nexus 5 battery life isn't great, with a 2,300 mAh battery powering a power-packed handset.

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The Nexus 6 is no more a mid-end handset, considering its hefty retail price. The handset is now available in the U.S for $649 or Rs. 39,650.

In comparison to the Nexus 5 which currently being offered for Rs. 25,000, so this is a significant price gap between the two devices. Google is expected to launch the Nexus 6 in the country by December 2014.

Both the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 are different in specs and features. The Nexus 6 sports a huge display and packs in the best possible specs. Therefore, it is priced on a higher side in comparison to the Nexus 5.

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