As soon as I found out that the N6 was out around the end of my contract, this was the only phone I was going to get as all previous incarnations of 'Nexus' have 'Mostly' had Rave reviews.
After using a Sony Xperia T for the last 2 and a bit years, I have had nothing but problems with it, Been away for repair (under warranty) Twice, but had many other issues with it, and to be honest, this Sony Experience has made me not want to ever have a Sony Phone again!
Now for the Nexus, I was lucky enough to get the Phone when it came into stock at CPW on 08/12. Prior to getting it I had read reviews from people who had their phones before mine and there seemed to be one frequent complaint, The Battery. I have now had my phone for 2 weeks, and I have to say that I am more than impressed with the battery as it has lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. Obviously I have taken steps to increase battery life by decreasing the screen brightness, sleep times for the phone etc but as I use my phone all day, this is minor adjustments.
In My opinion, The phone is excellent and although it does lack a decent front facing Camera, and a Memory Card Slot, The Phone itself, Along with Lollipop, has put the pain of the last 2, Sony controlled years, to the back of my mind.
In Summary, Extremely Happy with the Nexus 6!
All I wanted for Christmas was to get my Nexus 6, but my flop country is still refusing to submit it over here.
Yes, I agreed on Sony Xperia model. Totally crap. My Z1 broke down during warranty. After repair, it lasted only few mths then broke down again. Both times motherboard issues. May consider Nexus 6 as it look good spec wise. At 6",it's good for gaming too. Only draw back the front camera at 2MP.
my mini nexus (self satisfaction as i cant afford that:P
I had the Sony Xperia and switched to the Nexus 6 after about a year. Why? Well i had my phone before that for 4 years and hate switching. Due to age, damage and lack of working, i go tthe Xperia and at first loved it. Slim, water proof (within reason) and could do everything any other phone can do. THen it began locking up and freezing, gaskets came apart and couldnt use Blu Tooth and WiFi at the same time. Eventually the phone speaker went out.
Got the Nexus 6 and I hated it... At first. It was the Lolipop that I hated. The design was anoying and there was no way to that I couldnt find ot make it look like the older interface (Note to google, make it so we can change it to look like different version that we like.) So certain things were missing or hidden. Other things like the taskbar designs changed and so I had no idea what some stuff was. Very frustrating.
I am now at day 3 and after getting over how much I hated the Lolipop look, I found that I enjoy the Nexus 6. I mean its Gi Ass Normus and makes me use my Nexus 7 less now but it still fits in my pocket so its not too big just yet.
I have also found that the battery life is making it through the day without a charge. I work in the Texas Oil fields and so I rely on it for getting on Vega conflict, email, Hot or not (Im single lol :P) or whatever and it held up.
Its still too early to tell but looks promising. One thing that does need to be changed is the fact that it doesnt have an external memory slot. ALso that the sorting of contacts is terrible. At least for me. It imported seperate contacts for every single email and profile in my gmail and call records. SO i have 6 or more profiles for one person. Maybe I just dont know what im doing but it was a pain having to merge and delete contacts from long ago that Google loaded from gmail.
ANyways, hope this was a good read. Cheers.
mohan, 13 Dec 2014Xperia Z3 is hopeless phone... inspite of all good feature. . Its a delicate phone. My phone ... moreVery true bro my xperia was on my car seat and fell on car floor and the screen was broken for the 2nd time that's why I am going with nexus 6
1530 Maclern Microsoft with 810 snapdragon is going to kick it out. 64bit, no SD slot, thick, Windows is smashing hit. Price 650 dollars is much more fr N6 to sustain. It's three months but availability is scarcely. It'd a blow to a stock Android phone fr first time.
Wait full 64bits 6 inch 1530 is now reality.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2014is it single sim or dual sim???look above, it says "nano sim" hahahaha
N6 is not for everyone, as a general contractor who has to read blue prints....is great. SD card for phone? Ever have your phone stolen? Everything is in Gmail for you to syn . Samsung note 4? still using old software, u don't know what u r missing with the Lollipop 5, with smart lock u can unlock your phone with bluetooth, watches or locations .I change to N5 on weekends, yes there r sim card adapters which u can change nano to micro,change phone in 5 mins
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2014Definitely it indeed is a good phone but Xperia Z3/Xperia Z3 compact appears to be a... moreXperia Z3 is hopeless phone... inspite of all good feature. . Its a delicate phone. My phone screen was damaged when dropped from knee length. .. The service is even more horrible.. screen replacement will cost 23k
Give option for 128 GB or SD Card support.
My deadly slow internet connection is not very effective for cloud storage, so big offline storage is needed for my data & content.
It is amazing to note that chipset 805 is not 64 bit, and Sammyhas instantly changed to 810 ssnapdragon. Why did Google didn't want to deliver a master piece. I recommend it to become obsolete now, when even Chinese have com up with their own equivalent.
600£ is abnoxious fr big fat underrated cell. Rest it's your decision?
Definitely it indeed is a good phone but Xperia Z3/Xperia Z3 compact appears to be a more powerful mobile.Moreover Motorola's sound quality is not up-to the mark.. Even the front camera is just 2 mp and primary camera is 13 mp.The primary camera of Xperia Z3 is 20.7 mp and secondary camera is 2.2 mp.Sony is already well known for its good quality build,camera and screen.I think Google could have done better.