Poll results: Which one of this year's 6-inchers would you buy?

Poll results: Which one of this year's 6-inchers would you buy?
Given this abundant choice of 6-inchers that is currently on the market, from all specs and price points, on one hand, and the brand new entrant in the category - the venerable Nexus 6 - we asked you last week which one would you get, if in the market for a big-screen device, which seems to be the fastest growing market segment right now.

Granted, the Nexus 6 won't be for everybody, unlike previous Nexus iterations, as it's still a gigantic handset that has to be operated with two hands the vast majority of the time, but if you are eyeing a 6-incher, you already knew that, didn't you? This is why we are curious to learn which one of the popular 6" phablets that have been unveiled this year would you get if you had the chance. 

It turns out that of the 2299 respondents, about 65% are actually digging the huge Nexus 6 phablet, and intend on scooping one, at least on paper. The next favorite is Huawei's premium Mate7, which is not only more compact than the Nexus 6, but with a pretty aluminum unibody as well. With a bit more than 9% of the votes the third place goes for the excellent Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, while the midrange 6-inchers don't get much love at all.

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)

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Dimensions

6.14 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches

156 x 81.3 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 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)

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)

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Dimensions

6.14 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches

156 x 81.3 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 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)

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)

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Dimensions

6.5 x 3.3 x 0.3 inches

165.2 x 83.8 x 7.65 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

Dimensions

6.34 x 3.33 x 0.37 inches

161 x 84.7 x 9.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Dimensions

6.44 x 3.34 x 0.34 inches

163.6 x 84.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.86 oz (194 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)

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Dimensions

6.5 x 3.3 x 0.3 inches

165.2 x 83.8 x 7.65 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

Dimensions

6.34 x 3.33 x 0.37 inches

161 x 84.7 x 9.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Dimensions

6.44 x 3.34 x 0.34 inches

163.6 x 84.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.86 oz (194 g)

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


Which 2014 6-incher would you buy?

Motorola Nexus 6
64.97%
Huawei Ascend Mate7
13.43%
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
9.26%
LG G Pro 2
4.61%
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
4%
Huawei Ascend Mate 2
1.61%
Samsung Galaxy Mega 2
2.13%

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30 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Huawei mate 7 and Lenovo vibe z2

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Those are nice choices, but to me the Nexus 6 is a better choice cause you get Google's updates STRAIGHT from Google with no hassle or wait, from carriers & OEMs. That's why the Google Nexus 6 wins over the rest of the 6" competition. +1

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I agree with you on the software side but, the Mate 7 has better hardware and looks nicer. What is incredible to me is that OEM's like Moto, LG and Samsung are still putting measly little 2MP cameras on the front and less than 4000 mAh batteries on the back of so-called "high-end" smartphones in almost 2015 - that's truly an Apple move.

20. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

The Nexus 6 actually still has better hardware also. The only spec the Mate7 wins is front camera and battery size. That's it, the N6 beats it in every other aspect. Looks are highly subjective. I agree about OEM's following Apple's battery and FF cameras policy though.

2. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Seriously Huawei Mate 7 looks the best, even though I feel they copy HTC a bit. Anyhow, they are buying HTC anyway ;-)

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Huawei already DENIED that they're buying HTC, so please get that right. But I agree with you though, the Mate 7 is the best here.

17. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

First off the phone looks exactly like a Blackberry Z10 in white and that's the phone they copied.. Secondly HTC copied the Blackberry Z10 design.. Balckberry Z10 design has been out way before HTC one as well..

3. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

best hardware. value for money. all the godies from google. stock android lollipop experience aka stock UI. and timely updates. Moto you in.

4. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I like stock Android... For that reason my phone is and hopefully always will be a Nexus phone (from the play store). I really will like to buy a Nexus 6 but its price put it out of my hands. And I don't buy phones from carriers because of all the extra bloatware that they add to their phones (and probably due to that they slow android upgrades).

5. Bondurant

Posts: 779; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Nexus 6 hasnt been reviewed handson. So obviously favor would now tip to Nexus 6 for the time being.

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'd buy the Nexus 6... If it weren't so freaking expensive.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

who wouldn't want a fresh tasty lollipop NEXUS 6.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, it looks beautiful!

18. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Because they copied the Blackberry Z10.. China copies everyone else they can't come up with there own designs. They suck

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't know where you get that from, but I still think the Mate 7 looks beautiful.

10. iampun33t

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Would have bought Mate 7 if not for the Kirin Processor.. Do went with the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Instead..!! Telling you lot.. Amazing Phone..!!

11. jukkis

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

None of them

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Then, mighTi suggest a tiNy Apple phone; there are several to choose from .... (dangle prep')

15. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Wonder what size phone will stop at.

16. Hill01B

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Zero I think 6 inch screens are to big for a phone.I use my phone for calling,texting and reading email or looking something up on the internet. If I need to do anything else I use my tablet or my desktop if I need more screen.

21. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

already bought ,but last year's note 3 ...good deal though !

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nexus 6 & Mate 7 for me.

23. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

1520.

24. Daytonadave17

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

NOKIA Lumia 1520 :)

25. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Samsung is starting to fall behind the spec race for the >6" screen size. this is the first time i will skip the note 4 and bought the sony xperia z ultra but no led flash means i will be waiting for either pantech secret note 2 or even google nexus 6. I hate on screen buttons because it does take the screen estate away so samsung design is great, only needed to increase flagship spec and will stick to Samsung

26. plary122

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

6plus

27. wesley.

Posts: 206; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd go with the 5.7" Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sorry guys NEXUS ALL THE WAY my next phone.

29. Elfmonster unregistered

Anyone have any idea why Samsung won't make a higher end 6? Would it be bad business or good business to make the 6 and Note have similar specs?

30. FarmerStyle

Posts: 37; Member since: May 17, 2014

Nexus 6 of course

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