Even a few years ago, nobody was associated with the term smartphones. At that time, feature phones ruled the roost with Nokia making most out of it. Since then, however, the market has evolved in a monster and now offers several different phones at different price tags.
Keeping all others out of consideration for the time being, we are concentrating on the newly released Xiaomi Redmi Note and yet to release Google Nexus 6 made by Motorola. Both the devices are a class apart from each other own specialities and functionalities.
So if we were to take both these handsets ans pit them against each other on the basis of specs, who do you think has a better chance? We take a closer look.
Xiaomi Redmi Note And Google Nexus 6 In Pictures
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Operating System
As you might expect, both the handsets come running the Android operating system. However, there's a difference. While the Redmi Note comes with the official Google version of Android Jelly Bean, the Google Nexus 6 comes with the latest Android Lollipop OS. Also, the 4G variant of the Note is expected to arrive with Android KitKat.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Display and Dimensions
The Xiaomi Redmi Note sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 154 x 78.7 x 9.5, while it weighs in at 199g.
The Google Nexus 6, on the other hand, sports a somewhat similar 5.96-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering a greater 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm, while it weighs in at 184g.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Camera
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, in terms of camera, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. There's also a secondary 5-megapixel camera at the front.
The Google Nexus 6, on the other hand, sports a similar 13-megapixel primary camera, again sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2-megapixel snapper up front that's more than enough for conducting video chats and snapping quality selfies.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Processor
While the Redmi Note is equipped with a 1.7 GHz octa core Cortex A-7 processor, its Google counterpart powers up the Nexus 6 via a slightly lesser 2.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 processor. But that's more than what you will ever require, in terms of power.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Storage and RAM
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, in this respect, offers 2GB of RAM, with the device arriving in 8GB memory variant. However, there's the option to expand the device's memory further up to another 32GB.
The Nexus 6, on the other hand, offers a greater 3GB RAM while offering the device in a greater 32GB or 64GB internal memory variant. There's also no option to expand the device's memory further.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Battery
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note juices up the device via a massive 3200 mAh battery, the Nexus 6 is powered by a slightly greater yet equally powerful 3220 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Price
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note has been made available at a price tag of Rs. 8,999, the Google Nexus 6 has been priced at Rs. 44,000 for the 32GB variant and the 64GB variant for Rs. 49,000. And if taking the Indian market into consideration, the price factor could come out to be one of the most important determining factors.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Google Nexus 6: Verdict
Both the Xiaomi phablet and the Nexus 6 are good phones in their standards and price segments. But when considering the native market, we are sure that the prices will indeed arrive as a major factor before a choice is made. But if we are to leave the pricing out of the context, it has to be said that the Nexus 6 has a bigger presence in every sense. And dedicated buyers with money to spare will indeed look out for the next Nexus.