Nexus 5 was the best value smartphone in the market previous year. Google did a great job in bringing a high-end smartphone in such an economical price. Nexus fans have been waiting for Nexus 6. Finally the wait is over. Nexus 6 has definitely many new outstanding features but sadly it is not the reasonable priced smartphone anymore. Let’s compare Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 in order to see if buying Nexus 6 is worth the cost or not.

Sam  5:Murray, a UK mobile phone blogger believes that the Nexus 6 is one of the best phones out there but wouldn’t go out his way to upgrade from a Nexus

“I’m a huge fan of the Nexus 6, in fact I’d say it’s probably the best phone on the market right now, however if you’re an owner of the Nexus 5, I can’t really see the point in upgrading. The Nexus 5 is still a fantastic phone in its own right and although the Nexus 6 improves on it, it doesn’t do so by a massive amount. I’d hold onto the 5 for a few more months and wait for the next iteration of Google’s Nexus series if they bring one out.”


Nexus 6 is still much less in price than its main opponent iPhone 6. You can purchase Nexus 6 for of £499 to £549, whereas iPhone 6 is around £629. The new Moto X can be purchased for approximately £420. So Nexus 6 is not the most cost-effective high-end smartphone anymore.


Nexus 6 is forty percent bigger than its predecessor which makes it a phablet. Nexus 6 has a smooth back which makes it difficult to handle. You cannot fit Nexus 6 in one hand that is why it is a bit risky to use. No doubt Nexus 6 looks beautiful but Nexus 5 wins overall in this category.


Nexus 6 has a beautiful AMOLED 6 inch display screen. It has the best display in all the phablets as it delivers accuracy and vibrancy. Nexus 5 has a full 1080p which is the best in that price. If you want better graphics then Nexus 6 is a superior choice for you.


Nexus 6 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop whereas Nexus 5 runs on a stock Android OS. Nexus 5 is much faster and smoother than Nexus 6. It is easier to multitask on Nexus 5 than on Nexus 6. Nexus 5 is definitely much easier and simpler to use.

Battery Life

Nexus 6 comes with a huge 3200mAh battery whereas Nexus 5 comes with 2300mAh battery. Nexus fans were looking for a significant improvement as far as battery life is concerned. Sadly, the spectacular display of Nexus 6 eats up all the battery and as a result it gives just an additional hour of battery.


Although Nexus 6 has a striking display and it comes with a few amazing new features even then it lacks the performance that Nexus 5 exhibits. Nexus 5 owners wouldn’t want to spend such a huge amount just to get this upgrade.


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