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

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

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



Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

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



Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches

137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

OnePlus One

OnePlus One

Dimensions

6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches

137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

OnePlus One

OnePlus One

Dimensions

6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

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



Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

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



Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches

157 x 81 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

LG G Pro 2

LG G Pro 2

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches

157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches

157 x 81 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

LG G Pro 2

LG G Pro 2

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches

157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

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




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26 Comments

1. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

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

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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...

6. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

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

18. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

22. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 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

26. Blazers

Posts: 746; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

2. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

what's up with the width? damn..

3. Duke19

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 02, 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.

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Alpha looks like a kids phone in front of the N6

8. 90ninjas unregistered

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

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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?

10. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

11. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

1cm thickness just hurts!

12. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Too big n its not 64bit either

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I must say, those bezels are delicious...

16. alireza_asol

Posts: 11; Member since: May 15, 2014

Compare it with lg g pro 2

17. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

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

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

20. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 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?

21. vzw_customer

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 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

23. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 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..

24. alireza_asol

Posts: 11; Member since: May 15, 2014

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

25. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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

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