Moto X 2015 vs Nexus 6: 5 Key Differences
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Moto X 2015 vs Nexus 6: 5 Key Differences



Screen and Size

Screen and Size

Deciding between the Moto X 2015  and the Nexus 6 will be a tough choice, as they both have great designs and big HD displays. That said, one is much smaller than the other, which could help a few choose a big phablet for the first time, that being the new Moto X.

This image was provided by Moto showing it's size next to the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 Plus, basically showing it has a huge display but such small bezels that the device is smaller than most phones with the same size, or even smaller screens.

Both have 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD resolution displays that look wonderful, but one is slightly bigger. The Nexus 6 has a 5.96-inch display and slightly bigger bezels, so it will be taller and wider than the Moto X Pure Edition. If you thought the Nexus 6 was just slightly too big, the Moto X might be perfect.

The fact that it has a bigger screen and better specs than the iPhone 6 Plus, yet smaller, is pretty impressive.



  1. Hunter Hubers

    08/04/2015 at 5:11 pm

    The Nexus 6 doesn’t have dual front facing speakers. It just looks like it does.

    • Tom

      08/05/2015 at 12:58 am

      The Nexus 6 does have dual speakers. Not sure where you are getting your info.

      • Hunter Hubers

        08/05/2015 at 5:59 am

        I had stated that I mistook it for the Moto X 2014 (which doesn’t have dual speakers).

  2. TheTruthSquad

    08/04/2015 at 5:38 pm

    You are so full of it. Do you even own a Nexus 6? I do.

  3. Hunter Hubers

    08/04/2015 at 5:54 pm

    My bad was thinking of the Moto X 2014.

  4. Hayden Sanders

    08/04/2015 at 7:40 pm

    You guys have got to do your research. The Nexus 6 has been discounted at the official Google Store for a while now. $499 gets you the 32 GB variant while $549 gets you the 64 GB version.

    • Stevie Moe

      08/05/2015 at 1:01 pm

      Which is a real steal…although maybe not so much when the Moto X becomes available

    • Noah Smith

      09/15/2015 at 12:16 am

      As of Semptember, amazon is selling the nexus 6 for only $350! For 32 GB no less! Keeping in mind there’s no external storage, and memory cards are relatively cheap now, it’s still more storage right out of the gate. I agree, the article should definetly be updated to address this price difference. The prospects are completely different now; the nexus is the “budget” option, and gives you a larger screen, bigger battery, more (internal) storage, and wireless charging (but honestly who’s going to use that with turbocharge onboard). But… The moto X pure has the sweet moto shortcut features (twist to camera, wave over for notifications, “ok Google” without unlocking the screen, etc.), faster turbocharging, customization, much better cameras, and slightly faster chipset. They both have water resistance I believe, but my understanding is that the new moto Xs’ internal and external coatings are more advanced than whatever the nexus has.

  5. wase man

    08/05/2015 at 4:58 pm

    you forgot to mention wireless charging on the Nexus, a BIG plus for many of us

  6. Kelly Cevin Nelson

    08/05/2015 at 5:30 pm

    I’ll take the SD card over wireless charging! and I love wireless charging:)

    • wase man

      08/06/2015 at 6:30 am

      you’d be surprised how easy it is to get over not having a sd card…aside from it being the slowest “cog” in the data transfer stream, they fail often, and if you dont back them up regularly, it can be devastating..Plus, with so much cheap/free cloud storage available, you’ll never miss having a sd card..

  7. Ken

    09/14/2015 at 9:03 pm

    399 now gets you a 64GB Nexus 6 from Amazon. $100 leaa than 64GB Moto X. Is it worth $100more? I just dont know.

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