Friday, August 29, 2014

What I expect from the Google Nexus 6 (Nexus X), which possibly could be my next smartphone

First of all if you don't know yet, the Google Nexus 6 will most likely be called the Google Nexus X due to the famous story Blade Runner which features Nexus 6 super-advanced robots. To avoid any negative consequences, and to also possibly avoid the nomenclature issue for the next smartphone that will possibly be the Nexus 7, Google may have decided to have named the Nexus 6 as the Nexus X.

Now that we know that the Nexus X is surely coming, what do we expect out of it.

Well here is what I do,

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Snapdragon 805
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • Android L (or LMP)
Well that's pretty straightforward to say the least, but what about some other features or specifications which are not much talked about?

Build Quality
Well, I absolutely love the build quality of the Nexus 5, but when compared with devices like the HTC One M8, it surely is a big let down. And now that it's almost certain that the hardware will be built by Motorola, one can certainly expect a much better build quality than the Nexus 5.

The Nexus 5 has a brilliant build quality, but the Nexus X may exceed it largely as it's being developed by Motorola

Battery Life
Google has already worked on it, and the battery life on the Android L Developer Preview is fantastic! Yes, I say fantastic because I can easily say that there is at least 20% straight increase in the battery life of the Nexus 5 on the L Developer Preview. And this is not even the final version, not even a beta for that matter. It's just a developer preview. So if Google couples this new software with a relatively larger mAh battery, we can have some seriously good battery life on the Nexus X.

Google has done some amazing work on Android L for the battery life, that being coupled with a huge battery can be a beastly combination

Camera Improvements
Once again, the Nexus 5 has an amazing camera in terms of hardware. But some other phones with the same lens and sensor take far better pictures than the Nexus 5. It's because of the stock image processing Google offers. It's a known fact that Google never really took image processing too seriously, but considering how tight the mobile market and the hardware Google and Motorola will be using, a much better image processing algorithm will be really appreciated.

A 2K Display
Unlikely, but not impossible. We have already seen companies like Oppo and even Sony build their 2K display mobile devices, so one would certainly expect the same from Google's flagship device too. But considering the fact that Google loves to keep the price low and offer value-for-money to the customers, a 2K display looks unlikely. Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong in expecting it and if it does happen then I'm sure all the Google fans are gonna love sporting the Nexus X.

That's about it. Apart from the few hardware specifications I mentioned above, if the extra 4 features I wrote about are also added into the Nexus X, I'm sure it's going to be one of the greatest Nexus devices ever.

All the best, Google! Whatever you may come up with, I'm anyways gonna buy the Nexus X.

Abhishek Sharma

Cricket fanatic and a gadget freak. Loves programming, keen to discover new things.


  1. My expectation from upcoming nexus 6 is to run smooth when i play games on it.



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