The camera on the Nexus 5 was a bit of a sore point, and Google has promised improved hardware here. The Nexus 6 packs a 13-megapixel shooter with optical image stabilization, and a wide f/2.0 lens, which promises better low-light photography.
A big phone means a big battery. In this case, that means a 3,220mAh battery with a reported 24 hours of talk time.
The phone retains the Nexus 5's wireless charging capabilities, but also adds a specialized turbo-charging functionality, care of Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology. You can gain six hours of power in just 15 minutes.
Let's not forget Android 5.0 Lollipop. The latest version of Android
takes on a refreshed interface with a minimalist aesthetic -- Google
calls it Material. It brings a new look and feel to the entire operating
system, as well as the apps.
Notifications can now show up on your lock screen, and you can set up multiple user profiles on your smartphone -- a feature previously limited to Android tablets.
There's a revamped battery saving mode that can reportedly add up to 90 minutes of staying power, and the quick settings swipe-down menu gets a few new tricks -- including a flashlight shortcut.
The volume rocker and lock switch now sit on the right edge of the device -- they lived on opposite sides of the Nexus 5. Given the phone's massive size, grouping the buttons on one side arguably makes sense.