Recently Google released Google nexus 6 – its new lollipop nexus device which seems to be most powerful android device powered with 2.7Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor that has an Adreno 420 GPU and 3 GB RAM. Though Nexus 6 raised expectations and interest among buyers, it lacks in one thing – screen size. It is having 6 inch screen which is too big for common user making it a phablet more than a smartphone. Thus it is not the most preferable smartphone. There are many othe alternatives to nexus 6 which competes not only in terms of price but in terms of specification too. Thus you need to know what are the other alternatives to nexus 6 before buying it.

5 Best Alternatives to Google Nexus 6

alternatives to nexus 6

1) Moto X (2014)

Both moto x and nexus 6 are built by Motorola so they share common high quality and somewhat features. Moto X 2nd gen is by far the best alternative to Nexus 6 in terms of both price as well as features as Moto X comes at Rs31,999 while Nexsu 6 comes at Rs43,999 thus making a difference of Rs 12,000 . But there is less difference in specs. The Moto X (2014) contains a 5.2-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels OLED display while the Nexus 6 features a 5.96-inch QHD 2560 x1440 pixels AMOLED display which is 4k display. But generally 4k is of no use for average users in mobile as hardly anyone see 4k videos in smartphone. Moto X (2014) runs on 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with 2 gb ram which is high for average user and sufficient for most of the tasks. Moto X sports 13mp camera with HD recording which is amazing. Battery life of Moto X is also excellent compared to nexus 6. Main thing is Moto X is smaller in size than nexus 6 and features sufficient display size while nexus 6 is having more than bigger screen. Also nexus 6 is having lots of bugs and problems thus google slowed down its delivery for undefinite time.


  • – 2.5 GHz Quad-Core MSM8974-AC Snapdragon 801 Processor
  • – 2 GB RAM
  • – 5.2 Inch 1080p AMOLED Display
  • – Nano SIM
  • – 13MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
  • – 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • – 4G LTE
  • – NFC
  • – Bluetooth
  • – 2300 MAh Battery

Verdict : Moto X 2014 is better option

2) Motorola Droid Turbo

Motorola droid turbo is smaller version of nexus 6. Most of the specs are same as of nexus 6 just screen size is different. Thus it is most powerful and best smartphone again by Motorola. Droid Turbo is powered by 2.7GHz processor alongside 3GB RAM and 21-megapixel rear camera.

It is powered with 3900mAh Battery making it more powerful and long lasting. Thus in every corner, it beats Nexus 6 . Though it is at similar price of US $649.99 but having screen size 5.2 inch is sufficient and useful and this phone is not having much bugs and defects compared to Nexus 6.


  • – 2.7 GHz Quad-Core APQ8084 Snapdragon 805 Processor
  • – 3 GB RAM
  • – 5.2 Inch Quad HD AMOLED Display
  • – Nano SIM
  • – 21MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
  • – 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • – 4G LTE
  • – NFC
  • – Bluetooth
  • – 3900mAh Battery

3) Google Nexus 5

You might be thinking how I placed older nexus version in this list but let me tell you, this device is still much powerful to be listed here. Perfectly made by LG, this device is powered with 4.95-inch 1080×1920 display powered by 2.26GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera which is sufficient and considered as powerful and high end for average user. Very less users need more high end configuration than this device.


  • – 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 QuadCore Processor
  • – 2 GB RAM
  • – 4.9 Inch Full HD IPS Display
  • – 8 MP OIS Camera
  • – 1.3 MP Front Facing Camera
  • – 16/32GB On-Board Storage
  • – 2300 MAh Battery

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4)  Iphone 6

How can I forgot Iphone 6!!! No need of any description as this is most powerful and amazing smartphone in the world. Though it should be at first place but it is expensive thus price factor led it to 4th place. It is powered with Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) which you think is low but very powerful in apple environment as Apple iOS structure is very different from Android and doesn’t need much configuration and can work more efficiently than android. It comes with 4.7 inch screen and 1 GB ram and iOS 8. Its camera is more efficient than older ones.

The iPhone 6 delivers improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and stuffed with storage capacities- 128GB at the top end. It made new entry in mobile payment through Apple Pay


  • – 4.7 Inch Retina HD Display
  • – A8 Chip With 64-Bit Architecture
  • – 8MP ISight Camera
  • Apple Pay Support
  • 3rd Party Keyboard
  • – 1.2MP Front Facing Camera
  • – Touch ID
  • – LTE Support

5) HTC One M8

Except these 4 alternatives, there are many other but according to user reviews , I listed HTC One M8. It is powered with fast quad-core snapdragon processor and 2GB RAM. It comes with 4MP duo camera with blurred backgroup effects and low light performance.


  • – 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Processor
  • – 2GB RAM
  • – 5 Inch 1080p Display
  • – Android 4.4.2
  • – 16/32GB On-Board Storage
  • – HTC Ultrapixel Camera
  • – HTC Duo Camera
  • – 5MP Front Cam
  • – HDR Video Recording
  • – NanoSIM
  • – 2600 MAh Battery.

Thus if you want nexus 6 features without compromising with its large display then go with motorola droid turbo or other above options. Though nexus 6 seems to be nice device , it consists of many bugs and errors. Hope so google will remove that and relaunch the better version. If you like any other mobile and think it fit in this list then do suggest us by commenting below. Share and support us.

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