Reviewing the Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked Cellphone, 32GB

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Changing Phones

As many of you know, I have been in the past using the Blu Products phones and I know they are good for those who might want a cheap good unlocked phone.   Lately though, I have longed to have a fast and reliable Android Phablet.  I say that with understanding that It isn’t the newest Nexus phone [*] out there but I happen to find a great price on Amazon for the Nexus 6 [*] and just couldn’t resist buying the phone.  I will say I bought the phone for $256 and what I make from the affiliate links in this review will help pay for other phones.  Please feel free to visit my Disclosure page if you are wanting to know more about my affiliate links and images!

Differences

The Differences in this phone and the Blu Products that I have used in the past are more like apples and oranges.   The phone has been more responsive and I have had more reliability from the voice recognition to be able to just say “Ok Google” and be able to have it do or tell me things as I am driving.   The Blu Products never really were that good with that because of the microphone and processor, I am thinking.   The Specs for the phone is quite beefy compared to the other phones I have seen and played with in my life time.   This however isn’t entirely exclusive for me, I’ve not bought every phone and used every phone available but that doesn’t mean I don’t see a stark differences in Google’s phones versus the Blu Phones!  Each company has something to offer, whether it is price or quality and you shouldn’t buy a phone for one or the either.

Specifications Nexus 6

Product Dimensions for the Nexus 6 [*]:

  • Height: 159.3mm (6.27 inches) Width: 83.0 mm (3.15 inches) Curve: 3.8-10.1mm (0.15-0.39 inches)
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display: 5.96″ AMOLED, 1440×2560, 16:9 aspect ratio, 493 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Weight: 184 grams (6.49 ounces)
  • Battery: 3220 mAh Mixed usage up to 24 hours*
  • Processor: 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with quad-core CPU (APQ 8084-AB),
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Camera: 13MP IMX 214 Image Sensor
  • Connectivity: Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack
  • Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth version 4.1 LE
  • SIM Card: Nano-SIM
  • Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, 4G LTE

Be warned that the battery life probably won’t last more than 18 hours at best.   They say 24 hours but I am guessing if you didn’t use the phone but minimally than it might just last the 24 hours.   However, who would do that with a big display phone and a fast CPU to use with games and web browsing, not to mention Facebook.  I’ve used Straight Talk with this unlocked phone and that also seems to be working rather well with 4g LTE in my area.   The antenna on the phone seems to be good to pick up signal in areas where I’d had trouble with other phones.

Camera

The Camera on the Nexus 6 is responsive and seems to have more quality than even the Life View from Blue.   I’ve been able to take even better photos, or videos with this phone.   It has some quirks that might slow you down when you first use it.   The HDR+ is turned off when you first us it and I recommend turning it on for better quality pictures.   It however uses CPU cycles while using it and will also effect battery life, but it makes taking pictures that much better.   You can have phone with taking photos with 3 ways to add unique photos, such as Photo Sphere, Panorama, and Lens Blur!   I’ve tried all three myself and it can bring out some unique looking photos.   If you are wondering how to try them yourself then you can find these options by tapping three bars on the left upper screen.

Memory Usage

it comes with 3 Gigabytes of memory space out of the 32 Gigabytes of space it uses.   So you really only get like 26 Gigabytes of space for storage for apps and other stuff.  I’ve been using this phone for a month and have yet gotten over the 2 GB memory space on the phone.   I even don’t see how I will fill up the 26 GB of space with photos, videos, or even applications.   However, I am not a major user for applications on the phone, it seems to help keep the phone responsive with what ever I am needing it to be at the time.

Overall

This Phone is a great buy for those who are looking for Phone that isn’t a high cost phone to by and use.   It comes fully unlocked and can be used with any carrier who happens to use Nano Sim cards.   This phone also has the nice option of turbo charging and can be charged in relatively short time.   I’ve done it under an hour and seems to help keep me from not being able to use the phone.  For me buying a mid range phone that isn’t over 700$ seems to be the best possible solution for my phone needs, not to mention the ability to upgrade to Marshmallow Version 6.1.   The current version that I am using now and I am loving that I don’t have to buy another phone for quite sometime.   If you are looking to buy this phone, please check it out at Amazon [*] and help support my site!   What is your thoughts on the phone?  I’d like to hear what you think of the phone!

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