Would it surprise you to know I've only ever owned three of Google's Nexus phones? I bought the Nexus One for AT&T back in 2010, received a Nexus 5 as a holiday bonus from Artem (he gave one to everybody on the team) in 2013, and bought an AT&T Nexus 6 in 2014. While the Nexus One will always be the phone I remember as my first smartphone, it wasn't actually a great smartphone, and the Nexus 5 and I didn't really have much of a chance to connect / for me to by annoyed by it (I broke it a few months after receiving it). But the Nexus 6 is a phone I still find myself picking up two years later - now on the Nougat preview - and thinking "this is a good phone."
With HDR+, the camera takes surprisingly good photos (though it is painfully slow at times). The Super AMOLED Quad HD display is entirely serviceable indoors (outdoors it does suck, badly), the phone itself is remarkably quick for its age (unless the battery is under 30-40%), and the battery life isn't at all horrible with the newest Doze improvements in Android 7.0. Couple that with the fact that stock Android remains my favorite way to do Android, and the Nexus 6, to me, has actually aged among the best of any Android device I've ever used. It has four-carrier support here in the US with many LTE bands, 32GB of storage standard, dual front-facing speakers, Moto Turbo Charge for quick top-ups, and barring a fingerprint scanner, is still a very modern and capable smartphone.
In our latest video, Facundo Holzmeister takes a closer look at the Nexus 6 after two years, and shows us just how Google's 2014 flagship - and arguably the oddest (and largest) Nexus phone ever released - has held up.
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