Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3: specs comparison battle

The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 phablet is already here an and specs-wise it climbs to the very top of the smartphone food chain, next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a few other devices that have nothing to be ashamed of in the hardware department. Quite the contrary, the battle in the top-tier is getting more intense and decisive by the minute. 

Surely, the ginormous Nexus 6 is a pretty substantial improvement over its predecessor, the Google Nexus 5 standard-bearer, and only a few entries in the specs sheet have remained unaltered and unimproved. Thus, it is easily foreshadowing Google's 2013 flagship smartphone by a significant margin, as the Nexus 6 has been endowed with everything but the kitchen sink!

It can be seen without the shadow of a doubt that the Nexus 6 is a worthy successor to the LG-made Nexus 5, but how does it fare against yet another high-ranking Android warrior, the LG G3? We have all the prerequisites for a battle to the death at hand.

Let's see how things will unravel!

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 Note4

Samsung Galaxy Note4

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 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 Note4

Samsung Galaxy Note4

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 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)

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Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3

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Display

Size

6.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

74.03 %
70.89 %
75.22 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
32GB

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
2300 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)

Music playback

 
60.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)
8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Features

 
OIS, Video light
OIS

Front

2 MP
1.3 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 399
 


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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
G3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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