ENTER Nexus 6

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by marshallbedsaul, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. marshallbedsaul, Apr 22, 2015
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    marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    Sadly the iphone 6 lasted 5 months., and Im back to a droid. It seems I rotate alot.
    Iphone 4
    Iphone 4s
    Droid razor max
    Iphone 5c
    Droid razor HD
    Samsung galaxy s4
    Iphone 5s
    Iphone 6
    Now Nexus 6 64gb
    The iphone 6 was great sleek slim, but felt it didnt offer me enough. I do enjoy customizing my phone (Software,roms). And now it seems like every single person has an IOS device. Guess I was getting sick of being mixed in the same sea.
    First impression Nexus 6- wow huge freaking phone with a beautiful screen. No crappy bloatware, or lag. Battery wise could be alot better, but with this screen i cant expect much. The camera is pretty freaking awesome its pretty much same as the 6+ offers manual settings. You can really dial in a photo the way you want. I think I may really stick with this phone for at least a year -.- A year is not a long time for a phone, but I get bored easily.

    Anyway figured I would share my thoughts, thanks.

    Camera
    Pros- resolution
    Quality
    Colors
    manual settings
    Cons-low light
    adjusting to new set up

    Speakers
    Pros- terrific sound
    front facing
    Cons- attracts some dust

    Phone feel
    Pros- grippy
    solid
    Cons- back casing seems prone to peeling or could lift
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I knew my nexus 6 was going to be massive when I saw the box compared to my other devices. It is indeed a beast.
     
  3. Tig Bitties, Apr 22, 2015
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    Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

    Tig Bitties

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    Not to be rude, but please don't call it a "Droid". That's the cheesy name Verizon created.

    The Nazis I mean Verizon named their early Motorola Android phones 'Droid' for marketing reasons, while other carriers were already selling the Nexus-One and Nexus S the pure Google Android smartphone

    Verizon didn't finally get a Nexus until years later with the Galaxy Nexus, and they really screwed that up. Google banned them from having a Nexus phone for three years
     
  4. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    ^This. It shouldn't matter and it's probably just my own personal pet peeve but considering that it's specific to only a single carrier's devices, it makes one sound like they don't really know what they're talking about. Irritates me as much as hearing iTouch or iWatch.
     
  5. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    ok,
    just has been my go to phrase its, Apple device or Droid(brainwashed well)
    Yes I have verizon maybe thats why.
     
  6. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    It seems after months from initial release, 5.1 really optimizing the device, and the MacRumors peer pressure the N6 is blowing up on these boards.

    It is easily the best Android device I have ever used as a sum of all the parts. Sure some have better cameras, better battery, better screens but from top to bottom on the overall it is the best Android device I have ever used.

    Thats saying a lot as I have used almost all of the major ones.

    Welcome to a great device and we will see how long you hold out before the next purchase as we all do. :)
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    Yeah how long before the next purchase indeed.

    Strange thing is I wasn't wowed by N6 and I felt it too big, but using it for a while and whilst I still think it's big, i just really enjoy using it and speakers are great and like i say I think it's great media browsing device now.
     
  8. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I do find myself playing a lot of hand gymnastics to get to that left side of the screen and tempting fate in doing so but other than that it is very manageable for me.

    I will say I hope the skins I ordered do give some better grip for the back as the white is super slippery and added grip will be nice.

    The video watching is downright amazing on YT for top res videos and then the front facing speakers add to the experience.

    Minor gripe, sleep/wake button needs to be bigger and independently on one side of the device vs the same for the volume. I like the ridge but when grabbing the phone my finger gravitates to the volume rocker.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    I tend to use ambient display so that when I pick it up i get the clock and can swipe to turn on device without needing to press power button. Thing is it doesn't always come on first time or as reliable as Active Display on the moto x
     
  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Or maybe the Samsung S6 is too small or just isn't the cat's meow.
     
  11. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

    Tig Bitties

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    I have gotten pretty used to the large size Nexus 6 now, and to be honest, most phones I've owned recently; iPhone 6 Plus, OnePlus One, also needed hand gymnastics, and fumbling the phone around in my hand to use it. It's not just the Nexus 6, pretty much any phone over the 5" size like Galaxy S6 all need to be moved around to use.
     

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