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Here are two of the best Android phones. One that is extremely affordable and undercuts everything and the other is a phone directly from Google itself. Today we have the OnePlus One vs Nexus 6
The OnePlus One has one of the simplest designs but also makes this phone completely desirable. The OnePlus One features a 5.5 inch display. What is different is the materials used on the OnePlus One especially one the 64 GB sandstone black edition using a soft felt like material covered of little specks of sandstone.
The Nexus 6 is a little more adventurous basing its 5.96 inches design based on the Moto X for 2014. It feels more solid for sure but that’s due to the metal band construction
Hardware and Specifications
Here we have a slightly more different story. Starting off the OnePlus One it features a 5.5 inch 1080 P IPS LCD panel with 401 pixels per inch. On the back you will find the 13 MP Sony Exmor R sensor with two LED flashes. On the internals it features a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, the Adreno 330 GPU and 16/64 GB of internal storage.
On the Nexus 6 we’re looking at the 5.96 inch QUADHD AMOLED display with resolution of 2560 by 1440 with the 493 pixels per inch. On the internals it features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, the new Adreno 420 GPU and 32/64 GB of storage. On the back here you will find again a 13 MP camera with two ring LED flashes.
Battery size is also slightly different in these two. The OnePlus One packs a 3100 mAh battery while the larger Nexus 6 packs 3220 mAh battery.
The OnePlus One is running CyanogenMod 11 S. This is the Android customizing stream device with the best software. Basically all the stock options are swappable and change friendly. It lets you customize basically every single detail of the phones operating system, even whole themes are available to download right from the marketplace. Now this is not the most user friendly software for the standard Android user. Cyanogen is really meant for people who love tweak their devices but that does not mean it’s not user friendly.
On the Nexus 6 we’re running the latest version of Android which is 5.0 Lollipop. Everything is set up the way Google designed their software to be. This latest iteration of this software is the biggest leap in Android since its conception. It is more user friendly and this interface gives it a lot more life. I talk about the downside animations. It’s not a massive amount of time but it certainly could be a little quicker.
Performance is pretty similar between these two in real world usage and I won’t be able to tell the difference between the OnePlus One and the Nexus 6.
The OnePlus One and the Nexus 6 are two very different devices with completely different tensions. For me the OnePlus One is the one that makes more sense financially and when the OnePlus One does get the Lollipop it might be claimed for the best Android phone because the Android 5.0 Lollipop is so attractive. BUT the Nexus 6 edges the win but the OnePlus One is right there on its tail.