Nexus 6p vs Nexus 6 2014: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

The original Nexus 6 is approaching the 1-year mark of its release, and that means another Nexus is coming soon to replace it. Two in fact, as multiple reports and rumors have confirmed Google will be releasing a new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P on September 29th. Here’s how the original 2014 Nexus 6 compares to the new model coming soon.

Google recently confirmed the company will be hosting an event on September 29th, and we’re expecting a flurry of announcements along with two new Nexus smartphones. Both have plenty to offer, and one will be a big 5.7-inch Nexus 6 that’s slightly smaller than last years. Those debating on a big-screen Nexus will want to read on for more details about both.

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Read: 2015 Nexus 6: Everything We Know Right Now

The first rumors started emerging in February, and over the course of the summer we’ve received tons of details that helped complete the picture once photos leaked last month. At this point we know nearly everything about Google’s new phone, so now buyers just need to wait for September 29th, then decide if it’s right for them.

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The original Nexus 6 is still an excellent smartphone with plenty to offer. It has a huge 6.96-inch Quad-HD display, a decent camera, and the biggest batteries of any Nexus smartphone to date. It’s already running a beta version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and will be the first Nexus phone updated to Android 6.0 when Google releases it, which we’re hearing will be in early October.

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With the original Nexus 6 being on sale lately for as low as $369 for the 64GB model, much lower than the original $699 asking price, many buyers may be considering it over the new Nexus 6P coming in the near future.

Multiple leaks have confirmed Google’s new Huawei-made Nexus 6, and if you’re considering getting the older model at a discount, you’ll want to read on to see what makes the new Nexus 6P worth waiting for.

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Based on everything we've seen thus far, Google will be releasing two Nexus smartphones this year, and the bigger Nexus 6 could be made of aluminum. Recent photos confirmed four colors will be offered, but we're not sure if they're all aluminum, or only the "aluminum" model. There's also Black, White, and Gold.  This could make it one of the most premium Nexus phones to date, even though the Nexus 6 did have some aluminum around the outer edges for durability.

Huawei is know for making premium smartphones on a budget, which is what we're hearing Google is aiming for with the new Nexus 6 for 2015. We're hoping all variants are aluminum, but won't know until it is announced next week.

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On the rear is a hump that houses a new 20 megapixel camera, a laser auto-focus and improved flash, and a window for something else, but we're not sure what yet. Could be an IR sensor for a remote control, or nothing. Then there's a fingerprint scanner on back, in the middle below where most phones have the camera, which will be used for Android Pay and other things. 

It isn't the prettiest looking thing, and the photo above is a leak and may not represent the final device.

Compare that to the 5.96-inch Nexus 6 with a plastic design, and the Huawei Nexus 6 sounds better already. It might be heavier, but with the size decrease they could end up being similar in weight, while the newer model is substantially better.

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