Google's latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 6, is a huge departure from its predecessor. The Motorola-made Nexus 6 is a massive smartphone, sporting a 5.96-inch QHD display and a powerful quad-core processor under the hood.
For years Google has released terrific affordable devices under its flagship Nexus series. However, this time around, the Nexus 6 is easily Google's boldest attempt yet. The Nexus 6 retails for Rs. 44,000, making it the most expensive Nexus-branded device ever.
So which Android phone is right for you? Below, we've compared both devices in all the major categories.
Google Nexus 6 Vs Xiaomi Mi4: Design and Build
The Nexus 6 is nearly identical to the Motorola-made Moto X (2014), albeit with a slightly larger display. The Mi4, on the other hand, features a brushed-metal, unibody frame designed to leave a lasting impression.
The Nexus 6 has a curved back, and is made out of soft-touch plastic material. The design is simple, though, the Mi 4 seemed to have impressed us.
The Nexus 6 measures 159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06mm and weighs 184g while the Mi 4 measures a slightly slimmer 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9mm and weighs 146g.
Google Nexus 6 Vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Display
The Nexus 6 has a massive 5.96-inch 2,560 x 1,440 resolution display, giving it a pixel density of 493ppi (pixels per inch). The Mi 4's screen is a smaller at 5-inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 441ppi.
Google Nexus 6 Vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Software
Android 5.0 Lollipop will come loaded on the Nexus 6 out-of-the box. The Xiaomi Mi 4, on the other hand, is running on Android 4.4 KitKat and MIUI 5.0 layered on top. The big difference between the two is the feel.
Google Nexus 6 Vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Processor and Connectivity
The Nexus 6 and Mi 4 have quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The Nexus 6 has the edge with a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor compared to Mi 4's 2.5GHz (Snapdragon 801).
They both have 3GB of RAM. Both devices lack expandable storage. The Nexus 6 will offered with a choice of 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, whereas the Mi 4 will be made available in 16GB and 32GB of internal storage. Both handsets support 4G LTE connectivity.
Google Nexus 6 Vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Camera
The Nexus 6 is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS (Optical image stabilization), dual-LED flash, 4K video recording @ 30 fps, 1080p video @ 30 fps, and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The Mi 4, on the other hand, features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, autofocus, 1080p video @ 60 fps, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies.
Google Nexus 6 Vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Battery and Verdict
Both phones will get you through a full day, even with heavy use. The Nexus 6 has a 3,220mAh battery, whereas the Xiaomi Mi 4 is stuffed with a 3,080mAh battery.
The Mi 4 is adorable Android phone with great looks, and outclasses the many smartphones with similar specs sheet. The good thing about the Mi 4 is that it might be priced less than Rs. 20,000, when it goes on sale in India later this year.
The Google Nexus 6, on the other hand, has its own advantages. If you opt for the Nexus 6, you will have the phone with the best possible Android experience. However, the Nexus 6 is expensive and is aimed at niche users.
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