Nexus 6: The Best Android Smartphone

Nexus 6: The Best Android Smartphone

Google Nexus 6 Android Smartphone Launched

Google has officially announced the Nexus 6, an enormous smartphone that could easily be mistaken for a tablet that acts as a phone. Now that the Nexus 6 is official, Motorola is sharing more details on when the handset will be available in countries around the globe. Find out more about Nexus 6 here.

nexus 6

Google’s new Motorola-made Nexus 6 is a monster of a phone — both in terms of form and function — with cellular wireless capabilities that outclass any other Android device on the market today. Launching with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Nexus 6 is sure to be the best flagship of the year — but connectivity-wise, the iPhone 6 beats it by just a hair.

Video about Google Nexus 6

Unlike previous Nexus phones, which were pitched at a lower price point, the Nexus 6 is intended to be a premium flagship product, so it naturally has the wireless specifications to match. It supports Bluetooth 4.1, including support for both Bluetooth Low Energy (branded Bluetooth Smart now) and HD Voice with Bluetooth headsets. It also has NFC (for tags and mobile payment systems) and dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n/ac like its predecessor. However, the Nexus 6 adds 2×2 MIMO support for WiFi 802.11ac to offer up to 867Mbps of throughput.

Cellular mélange

For cellular connectivity, the Nexus 6 has two models: one intended for North America (Model XT1103), and one for the rest of the world (Model XT1100). This scheme is identical to how the Nexus 5 was split the year before. Both models support EDGE, HSPA+21, HSPA+42, LTE, and LTE-Advanced. Four-band GSM; UMTS bands 1 (IMT 2.1GHz), 2 (PCS A-F blocks 1.9GHz), 4 (AWS-1 1.7+2.1 GHz), 5 (Cellular 850MHz), and 8 (Cellular 900MHz); and LTE bands 3 (DCS 1.8GHz), 5 (Cellular 850MHz), 7 (IMT-E 2.6GHz FDD), and 41 (Expanded TDD 2.6GHz) are supported by both models.

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