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Google Nexus 6 size comparison: the new Android gladiator faces its rivals

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Google Nexus 6 size comparison: the new Android gladiator faces its rivals

Move over, Nexus 5, as your worthy successor has just set foot in the vast land of Android! All hail the Google Nexus 6, the new power-laden champion of the pure stock Android experience, which will doubtlessly turn a lot of heads with its gigantic 6-inch Quad HD display. Yes, the old saying claims that good things only come in small packages, yet the Nexus 6 has the potential to crush this proverb to bits with its respectable size and internal hardware prowess.

We've already compared the Nexus 6 against some of its main rivals and it's proud predecessor. Now, however, is the time when we have to see how the new Nexus flagship fares against most of the other smartphones on the market. Due to the still-present trend which commands that each and every new device has to be slightly bigger and flaunt more screen size estate, the 6" silhouette of the Nexus 6 is not that out of place when put next to most of 2014's flagships. The device is ginormous, yes, but at least it appears to be sporting a better screen-to-size ratio than a number of its direct rivals. 

That said, we decided to put the Nexus 6 and the competition and the catwalk and see what some of the main differences between these are in the size department. So, is the Nexus 6 too big?

Google Nexus 6
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
6.49 oz (184 g)

Google Nexus 6

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches
153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm
6.21 oz (176 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Apple iPhone 6
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches
138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm
4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6 Plus
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches
158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm
6.07 oz (172 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus


To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Google Nexus 6
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
6.49 oz (184 g)

Google Nexus 6

Samsung Galaxy S5
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
5.11 oz (145 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

LG G3
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches
146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
5.26 oz (149 g)

LG G3

HTC One (M8)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches
146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
5.64 oz (160 g)

HTC One (M8)


To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Google Nexus 6
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
6.49 oz (184 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 5
5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches
137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Google Nexus 5

Sony Xperia Z3
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches
146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
5.36 oz (152 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

OnePlus One
6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches
152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
5.71 oz (162 g)

OnePlus One


To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Google Nexus 6
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
6.49 oz (184 g)

Google Nexus 6

Motorola Moto X (2014)
5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches
140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm
5.08 oz (144 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
4.06 oz (115 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3


To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Google Nexus 6
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
6.49 oz (184 g)

Google Nexus 6

Huawei Ascend Mate7
6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches
157 x 81 x 7.9 mm
6.53 oz (185 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate7

LG G Pro 2
6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches
157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm
6.07 oz (172 g)

LG G Pro 2

Sony Xperia Z Ultra
7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches
179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
7.48 oz (212 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra


To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.



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posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:11 1

1. tury694 (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Damn Google you make it gigantic and expensive. Idk if I should get this or the Note 4 now

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:29 7

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I think the phone is a GREAT size for having stereo speakers and a 5.9" 1440p screen. The Note 4 is almost $200.00 more...

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:33 7

6. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Depends on where you buy from.
A Note 4 on Verizon is only $50 more.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 16:22 1

18. bur60 (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Dont forget about the stylus, according to PA commenters, the stylus justifies the 200 dollar extra LOL xD

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:37 3

7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I really don’t think it’s expensive compared to the competition. Compared to the previous Nexus 5; then yes. But compared to the iPhones and Samsung Notes of the world then no. If the Moto X 2014 cost $500 and this cost $650 I would say that it’s right in line. And compare it to the just as expensive S5, M8, X3 and G3 this wins automatically.
My confusion comes from the Droid Turbo on Verizon. Why even offer that along with the X and the Nexus 6? That unlocked bootloader is priceless being a new Verizon flagship. I would pick that over the Turbo. But I’m not sure if I would pick it over the Note 4 because it has the best display, proven camera(s), SD card, removable battery, S-Pen and Gear VR.
All that being said Android as a whole has some incredible devices in 2014. This has never happened before.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 13:52

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I love your comment. My issue is the Note 4. I have a Note 3 & the Note 4 looks way too similar. I am going Nexus 6 cause I want to get back into the root scene & because the phone has a bigger screen than the Note 4.

You realize Android's true potential when you install a custom AOSP ROM. I can't wait to see NEW Custom AOSP ROM's based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 21:36

22. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Nexus has a 0.26" bigger screen but it also has on-screen buttons.
Also note 4 is an amazing upgrade over note 3 IMO but yeah .. note 3 is still powerful enough

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 16:58

26. Blazers (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


For the Note 4, that completely depends on who your provider is. T-Mobile/Sprint yes, AT&T/Verizon, no.

I'm with AT&T, so for me, a rooted Note 3 is more of a functional device then a locked down Note 4.

I've been using Note devices since the original, but am making the switch to the Nexus 6 because of that locked bootloader.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 13:57

14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I really think it's priced just right :D look at all that spec and tell me it's not good enough to priced at $650.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:16 2

2. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


what's up with the width? damn..

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:23 1

3. Duke19 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


So tempting but Im afraid it would be JUST too large. Thinking of keeping my preorder for the Note 4 which im already concerned about the size of.

The nexus 6 looks awesome, but I just cant imagine easilly wielding that thing - let alone with a case on it.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:26 1

4. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Alpha looks like a kids phone in front of the N6

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:38 2

8. 90ninjas (unregistered)


Damn... gorgeous. But it looks huge. I will have to feel it in the hand to see how massive it appears.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:48

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The Nexus 6 design is something grotesque, especially across the middle.

Mostly good specs -- especially the QHD so developers have a platform for HiDPI apps -- but why even bother with a 32-bit phone when 64-bit will be commonplace in 3-6 months?

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 12:50

10. bucky (Posts: 2583; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Always loved nexus devices but this is just too damn big. The problem here will be the existing nexus users will be split further because of this size.

I don't see too many adults using a phone this size comfortably on a daily basis. If I need a huge screen to use I have a tablet and macbook.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 13:09

11. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)


1cm thickness just hurts!

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 13:12

12. .KRATOS. (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Too big n its not 64bit either

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 13:58 1

15. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I must say, those bezels are delicious...

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 14:28

16. alireza_asol (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 May 2014)


Compare it with lg g pro 2

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 15:29

17. Mobilephile (Posts: 149; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


...and next to the ascend mate 7, vibe z2 pro, or mega 2

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 16:36

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, the size and the price reaffirms my decision to go with the new Moto X. it's just what i want (could've stood for a bigger battery) and will be complimented with the Nexus 9 so i'm set.

i'm not a big fan of how the Nexus 6 looks. at first i was on board with the idea of it being a huge Moto X because why not? the Moto X is a nicely designed phone and then i saw the Nexus logo on it's back and it made it look kind of...botched to me. Motorola should've went with the claener design that's been consistent with the Nexus line lately and incorporated the trademark Moto curves and that price, oh that price...it's not bad but it is a let down for a Nexus. should've been around $500.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 16:52

20. Rapha.194 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)


know that the Nexus 6 will have a Amoled screen, but the notifications be equal Moto X (moto screen pulsating) or notification led like the Nexus 5?

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 18:08

21. vzw_customer (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


Everyone keep saying to big but its not much bigger than the note 4 or iphone 6(check the specs). From holding the iphone 6 I'm definitely getting this phone from VZW plus im Motorola fan. They have the best antenna out of all the iPhones

posted on 16 Oct 2014, 00:31

23. blitzkreig (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


2013 was the year of really gigantic phones. Huawei ascend mate kick started it with the 6.1 inch screen. This was one upped by the 6.3 inch galaxy mega.

The 6.44 inch xperia z ultra showed them who was boss. To this day the z ultra remains the largest mass available 'phone' to have ever been produced with killer specs.

Devices this year have been smaller in comparison. Yes there a lot more 6 inchers but none truly outrageously big like the z ultra. Even the 6 inchers have small footprints bcoz of very small bezels.

Lol.. The only thing big of 2014 is the iphone 6 plus.. Its comically big for a 5.5 incher with archaic bezels..

posted on 16 Oct 2014, 02:35

24. alireza_asol (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 May 2014)


How huawei mate 7 battery is 4100 mah????
But nexus 6 or g pro 2 or .... Are around 3200 mah?

posted on 16 Oct 2014, 09:26

25. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I like the fact that Motorola could engineer such a gorgeous device...

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