I don’t blame you if you’re having trouble figuring out which phone to buy right now. We’ve covered a lot of devices over the past few months, and they all make a case for a spot in your pocket. Need a long-lasting battery? Go for the Turbo. How about something with a unique design? The Note Edge is pretty cool.
Right now, however, Google’s new Nexus 6 seems to be the talk of the town, and for good reason. It sports Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is the best and most beautiful version of Android yet, along with a humungous 5.96-inch QHD screen. It also has some super phone specs, including a 13-megapixel camera with OIS, 3220mAh battery and a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. Unfortunately, it’s a little more expensive than Nexus phones of past, and it’s not exactly easy to find.
That brings us to the OnePlus One which, all things considered, is still one of the best phones on the market right now. It, too, is really hard to find, though at just $299 for the 16GB model, it’s one of the best values in mobile. For just $349, you can pick up the 64GB model; in my opinion, that’s the version you should get, if not for the extra storage, for the awesome sandstone black rear shell.
Even months after release, the OnePlus One still sports some great specs, including a 13-megapixel camera, 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 3GB of RAM, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 3100mAh battery. For the price, it doesn’t get much better—if you can find one. OnePlus is still utilizing an invite system, though the company has its reasons. That aside, it’s still a top contender, and something that shouldn’t be missed.
There are many reasons we buy phones, whether it’s for OS, design, camera or price. Both of these devices have their pros and cons (you can check out full reviews for each phone below), but which one ultimately comes out on top? Well, Mark made a video that puts the Nexus 6 and OnePlus One head to head, breaking down each and ultimately picking a winner.
You might not agree with his assessment, but one thing we can all agree one: these are two of the best Android phones on the market, no question. Using up the OnePlus One again after all this time, I’m quickly reminded why I loved it so much. Let us know which phone you prefer in the comments down below.
More than half way through this year, and we can already accurately predict which big phones will be on many end-of-year lists. Devices like the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and the LG G3. We’re expecting other high profile phones to hit the market this fall, too, rounding out what will likely be remembered as one of the strongest years in mobile ever.
Google’s Nexus lineup has always been a terrific showcase for pure Android. From the start, these devices have been important for developers and die-hard enthusiasts, but let’s be honest: the Nexus brand has never been desired the way a Note or iPhone has. Consumers just don’t know any better.
Slowly, surely, that’s begun to change. The Nexus brand has started to build an audience (albeit, a very small one) outside of elite tech circles. Today, “Nexus” is a name people actually associate with Google, and that’s a very big deal. Consumers who might normally purchase something from Samsung or HTC are now spending their money on Nexus devices, signaling a shift in the industry. People are seriously starting to take notice of the look and performance of pure Android.