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Motorola Nexus 6 LG G3
OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Dimensions:Weight: 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm (6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 in.)184 grams 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm (5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 in.)149 grams
Display: 5.96”; 1440 x 2560; ~493 ppi pixel density; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.5”; 1440 x 2560; ~534 ppi pixel density; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805; 2.7 GHz Quad-core; Adreno 420 GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 801; 2.5 GHz Quad-core; Adreno 330 GPU
RAM: 3GB 3GB
Memory: 32GB & 64GB 32GB
Connectivity: HSPA/4G LTE; Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.1; NFC HSPA/4G LTE; Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0; NFC
Front Camera: 2MP 2.1MP
Rear Camera: 13MP; Dual LED flash; w/OIS 13MP; Dual LED flash; laser assisted autofocus; w/OIS
Video: [email protected]; optical stabilization [email protected]; [email protected]; optical stabilization; HDR; stereo sound rec.
Positioning: GPS; A-GPS; GLONASS GPS; A-GPS; GLONASS
Battery: Non-removable 3220 mAh Li-Po Removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Colors: Midnight Blue; Cloud White Metallic Black; Silk White; Shine Gold; Moon Violet; Burgundy Red

 

The Nexus 6 and the LG G3 are very closely matched smartphones, but they probably shouldn’t be compared as equals.  The Nexus 6 is a phablet, while the LG G3 is really more of a big phone.  LG was able to squeeze a 5.5″ screen into a smaller phone by making the bezel as small as possible.  This makes the G3 more manageable with one hand than a phone the size of the Nexus 6.  To give some perspective, the LG G3 is just slightly bigger than the iPhone 6, but has the same size screen as the iPhone 6 plus.  The G3 also gives you a removable battery and expandable memory.  The biggest problem with the G3 is LG’s software.  The Android skin that LG adds to Android has a couple nice features, but ultimately isn’t worth it.  It can be buggy and adds so many redundant features that learning to use the G3 can be confusing.  Ultimately, the phone is worth it, but I would kill to have my G3 run vanilla Android 5.0.

The Nexus 6 is the culmination of everything good about Android.  The Nexus 6 is a top-quality phablet that features the best version of Android to date, Lollipop.  The Nexus 6 has a screen that is half an inch bigger than an iPhone 6 plus (5.96″ vs. 5.5″), but in a phone that is roughly the same size.  You will also find a 13MP camera, a pretty good sized battery and just about every feature you would want or need in a smartphone.  It would be nice to have the option of expandable memory, but it’s a small complaint with so many companies offering cheap cloud storage.

Really, you can’t go wrong with either of these phones.  If you want a smaller phone (but not much smaller) with phablet specs then pick up the LG G3.  Honestly, the LG Android skin is annoying, but you can learn to deal with it.  At least the G3 is a gorgeous smartphone, that can make up for a lot.  I’m almost ready to recommend the Nexus 6 just because of Android 5.0, but there is more to this phablet than a Lollipop.  It also features top notch build quality and looks great.  Most importantly though, the Nexus 6 is a beast.  This is a phablet that should be able to handle anything you can throw at it.  Either way you can’t lose.

Source Google, Motorola and LG
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