This post was published 3 years, 8 months ago. Due to the rapidly evolving world of technology, some material it contains may no longer be applicable.
Last week my Galaxy S4 finally packed up when the sim card reader and volume buttons both packed up at the same time. Without wasting much time, I ordered a Nexus 6 as a replacement. Although I’ve only been using this for a few hours, I thought I would share my first impressions with you.
Unboxing the Nexus 6 actually felt very familiar. It’s effectively a Nexus 9 package only smaller and with red trim instead of blue. The phone is there to greet you as soon as the lid is removed, with the sim tool and paperwork underneath. After that you get your Turbo Charger, more on that later.
The Nexus 6 is surprisingly easy to hold considering its immense girth. The tapered design is really comfortable to hold and there isn’t much fear of dropping. It feels extremely well put together and the buttons are extremely tactile and clicky. I especially like the way the power button is grooved so that you can feel what button you’re pressing without looking. Useful when it’s dark.
The first thing you notice when you turn the phone on is of course the screen. The colours are vibrant and really pop thanks to the AMOLED technology and the Quad HD resolution really makes text look beautifully crisp. The glass on the Nexus 6 also feels very good. It spills over the sides of the phone slightly which makes scrolling and swipes in from the bezel more enjoyable as the edges feel smooth beneath your fingers.
The Nexus 6 features dual stereo speakers and they are lovely. They aren’t quite a match for HTC’s BoomSound, but they’re well above average. They’re loud, clear and reasonably bassy. Watching films, playing games and listening to music is something to be enjoyed.
I can’t tell you much about the battery life when I’ve owned this phone for less than a day, but I can tell you about the Turbo Charger. It charges the huge battery at an incredible pace, about 45 minutes to an hour for a full charge. That’s quicker than devices I own with far smaller batteries.
So far I really am loving my Nexus 6 and I’ll release a full review once I’ve had some time with it. Of course this isn’t the newest phone on the block but it could still be a solid choice for many, especially with the next Nexus phone(s) still quite a few months away.
If you want me to cover anything in particular in said review, let me know in the comments section here or on one of our social media pages and I’ll see what I can do!