1. RGT70's Avatar
    I guess both are great smartphones. Nexus 6 has 6" screen and better camera. Android lollipop is another selling point. iPhone 6+ on the other hand pairs with MBP now, and I am really used to the ios system.
    Any suggestion?
    By the way, it is really a big coincident that the new iPad mini picture leaks at the same day that Google launches Nexus 6!
    10-17-2014 03:25 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you have not gotten a phone yet, I would go to a store and hold them. See what feels better in your hands. If you are not invested in either OS's app store then really it comes down to what feels the best for you.
    planoman, ritesh, RGT70 and 1 others like this.
    10-17-2014 03:31 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It's iOS vs Android. I'll take the iPhone 6 Plus.

    Side-note: You don't know whether or not the Nexus 6 has a better camera since you haven't used it yet.
    10-17-2014 03:38 PM
  4. terreos's Avatar
    Ill be give you my opinion.

    Both Android and iOS are great operating systems. This is the first thing I believe you need to consider when choosing which is right for you. Both have good movie and media options if that is a big factor for you as it is for me. I do find itunes integration a must when it comes to my music and movies. I find it easy and convenient. When I was using a galaxy note 2 I honestly didn't like the drag and drop my music onto an sd card. Reason being is that organizing music with android phones was hit and miss with my experience. I'd have songs from the same albumn in three different folders. And it wasn't my doing. So that was an X for me with android.

    Any android user will argue that ios is not customizable and is inferior to android. Android has alot of userful widgets that you can place anywhere you want on the home screens. I commonly used a music player and calender widget when I was using my Note 2. If it's one thing I will tip my hat to android is widgets. I miss that calender widget. Alot. lol

    I personally use the Iphone 6 plus 128gb. And from what I see there is no 128gb for the nexus 6 or an sd slot. So that would be a final thing to consider if you were like me and want alot of local storage.

    Neither one should disappoint. It's all down to preference. It really comes down to what you need out of your phone.
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    10-17-2014 03:40 PM
  5. RGT70's Avatar
    Thanks. Media options is a big issue here.
    10-17-2014 04:31 PM
  6. terreos's Avatar
    Thanks. Media options is a big issue here.
    How so exactly? Are you already tied to one service or the other?
    10-17-2014 04:46 PM
  7. RGT70's Avatar
    How so exactly? Are you already tied to one service or the other?
    I use imovie and itunes very often.
    10-17-2014 05:33 PM
  8. terreos's Avatar
    I use imovie and itunes very often.
    Seems like that answers you're question then. I've had my 6 plus since launch and can't put it down still. I watch a lot more videos now thanks to the larger screen. So I can safely say it's great for movies.
    10-17-2014 09:44 PM
  9. substring's Avatar
    Let me offer some unbiased opinion. I have been a long time Android user with two Android phones and one Android tablet. But after using the iPad 4 for one year and made the comparison, I decided to switch over to iPhone instead of getting another Android phone. It is because I love the simplicity of the iOS. I don't care about specs. In my humble opinion, less is more when they are performed in perfection. Apps simply work better on iOS over Android OS. Ironically, even Google application works better and smoother on iOS. It really depend on what turns you on, right? If customization is your thing, go with the Nexus or other Android phone. But if you want perfection in a beautiful setting, you should go for the iPhone. As I have said before, Android phones are designed by engineers, while iPhones are engineered by designers.
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    10-17-2014 10:12 PM
  10. 21stNow's Avatar
    Let me offer some unbiased opinion. I have been a long time Android user with two Android phones and one Android tablet. But after using the iPad 4 for one year and made the comparison, I decided to switch over to iPhone instead of getting another Android phone. It is because I love the simplicity of the iOS. I don't care about specs. In my humble opinion, less is more when they are performed in perfection. Apps simply work better on iOS over Android OS. Ironically, even Google application works better and smoother on iOS. It really depend on what turns you on, right? If customization is your thing, go with the Nexus or other Android phone. But if you want perfection in a beautiful setting, you should go for the iPhone. As I have said before, Android phones are designed by engineers, while iPhones are engineered by designers.
    That was not an unbiased opinion, at all.
    precon22, RGT70, A895 and 1 others like this.
    10-17-2014 10:21 PM
  11. substring's Avatar
    That was not an unbiased opinion, at all.
    Well, I made my educated choice after one year of comparison, without being fanboy of either camp. If you love something after a lengthy comparison, it is considered unbiased in my humble opinion. But of course, everybody has their own preference and you have the right to choose what works best for you. And I have the right to express my opinion.
    10-17-2014 10:37 PM
  12. 21stNow's Avatar
    Well, I made my educated choice after one year of comparison, without being fanboy of either camp. If you love something after a lengthy comparison, it is considered unbiased in my humble opinion. But of course, everybody has their own preference and you have the right to choose what works best for you. And I have the right to express my opinion.
    I wasn't suggesting that there was anything wrong with your opinion, just that it wasn't unbiased. Words like "beautiful" and "perfection" do not come up in unbiased opinions. The statement that "Apps simply work better on iOS over Android OS" make it seem like this is the case with all apps, when it is only the case with some apps. I've experienced apps that were better on one platform than they were on the other; it wasn't always an iOS advantage. There is one particular app that I use that is buggy on both platforms, but in different ways.

    An unbiased opinion would list examples of tasks that are performed on both platforms and the results of those tasks. It may also list features that are available on one platform, but not the other. It's up to the OP to decide if those features are necessary for his/her daily use and ultimately, which platform is better for that usage scenario.
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    10-17-2014 11:07 PM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    I had dismissed the nexus 6 despite being a fan of nexus devices. I have had the S, 4 and 5. Once I saw the size, it is about the same size as my 6+. I returned my moto x 2014 and plan to get the nexus 6 if the reviews turn out as I suspect. The iPhone 6+ and nexus 6 will make a great pair! If I had to self identify with only one platform it would be android which I have owned the most.

    Oh and I do not plan on the nexus 6 having a better camera. No nexus or moto I have owned has had a better camera than my 6+, not even close.

    Posted via my Nexus 5
    Last edited by planoman; 10-18-2014 at 12:52 AM.
    10-18-2014 12:36 AM
  14. jmr1015's Avatar
    I think the Nexus 6 is going to be the Android phone to beat. Great specs. Good looks. Metal construction. Pure Android Lollipop. Huge battery.

    We'll see how it actually measures up once it's released. But if I was in the market for a phablet, the Nexus 6 would most likely top a short list of contenders.
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    10-18-2014 01:12 AM
  15. JobSteves's Avatar
    I think the Nexus 6 is going to be the Android phone to beat. Great specs. Good looks. Metal construction. Pure Android Lollipop. Huge Battery
    Wrong. It's just too big. There's a reason why Samsung sells a hell of a lot more Galaxy s5's than note 3's.
    10-18-2014 03:20 AM
  16. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Use both and see which one you love more. You can't ask us what you want in the phone and what your preferences are. You can ask us how the 6+ performs in certain areas and why we love iOS/6+. A "better camera" is not always better. A 13+ mp camera can still look like crap. My advice is don't shop purely on specs but on experience. Good luck with your search.
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    10-18-2014 04:28 AM
  17. anaphora68's Avatar
    Here are my thoughts.

    I currently have an iPhone 6 Plus and a Moto X (2014).

    I am very, very interested in the Nexus 6, but I always keep going back to my 6 Plus. The main reason, at least for now, is that 6 Plus makes better use of the larger screen size than Android does. I've used an LG G3, as well. iOS seems to scale better on different sized displays, which is a very nice feature. I can simply see more information on apps that are optimized.

    Now, if the Nexus 6 does the same, it would be a killer feature. However, Android apps historically do not scale well. It's why I dumped my Nexus 7 and went with an iPad; having an optimized app ecosystem makes all the difference in the world.

    There's a lot to like about the Moto X. Active Display is a great feature, and there are some really compelling features on the phone. The camera, is so-so at best. That will always be Android's weak spot, IMHO. Their camera software, in general, is too aggressive with noise-reduction and processing. I have yet to see a photo experience that rivals that of iOS. I don't think the Nexus 6 will end that either.

    It all comes down to personal preference. There's high and low points about each ecosystem. Personally, I always come back to iOS. I like being able to manage and organize everything through iTunes, personally. That's a big plus to me. Apple is closing the gap with web services through iCloud, as well.

    We'll see what happens when the Apple Watch comes out, too. Google has a head start with Android Wear, and the gen 2 devices will push out around the same time as the Apple Watch launches.
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    10-18-2014 11:38 AM
  18. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I guess both are great smartphones. Nexus 6 has 6" screen and better camera. Android lollipop is another selling point. iPhone 6+ on the other hand pairs with MBP now, and I am really used to the ios system.
    Any suggestion?
    By the way, it is really a big coincident that the new iPad mini picture leaks at the same day that Google launches Nexus 6!
    Ugh. Come on.
    10-18-2014 12:33 PM
  19. Zod2x's Avatar
    I agree Nexus 6 is their best phone. I would have waited but integration with my Macbook Air and the fact that Motorola is building the Nexus 6 made me choose the 6+. I would have waited if HTC had built the Nexus 6. I owned a Nexus 5 and the camera and battery life were horrible, other than that I loved it. I actually prefer pure android over iOS
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    10-19-2014 02:08 AM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's best phone and the Nexus 6 is Android's best phone (at least until the next best Android phone appears shortly after). You can't go wrong with both.
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    10-19-2014 11:30 AM
  21. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's best phone and the Nexus 6 is Android's best phone (at least until the next best Android phone appears shortly after). You can't go wrong with both.
    Give it a few weeks and something new will be out. Android... Gross.
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    10-19-2014 01:49 PM
  22. Premium1's Avatar
    I guess both are great smartphones. Nexus 6 has 6" screen and better camera. Android lollipop is another selling point. iPhone 6+ on the other hand pairs with MBP now, and I am really used to the ios system.
    Any suggestion?
    By the way, it is really a big coincident that the new iPad mini picture leaks at the same day that Google launches Nexus 6!
    Like others have said, go play with both. Both will be great devices and get great support from google/apple. I was thinking about grabbing a nexus 6 as a side phone and get rid of my tablet, while also keeping my iPhone. I like having the best of both worlds.
    RGT70 likes this.
    10-19-2014 03:02 PM
  23. Speedygi's Avatar
    Give it a few weeks and something new will be out. Android... Gross.
    Not gross, just the nature of the platform.
    10-19-2014 07:00 PM
  24. Flow39's Avatar
    I would totally go iPhone 6+, not just because it's an iPhone, but because it is more manageable than the Nexus 6 IMO. The Nexus 6 and the 6" display is just too darn big for me.
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    10-19-2014 11:07 PM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Not gross, just the nature of the platform.
    Could be gross to him...

    As far as the OP's question, just comes down to OS preference really...the "better camera" comment hasn't been proven on either side of the fence just yet, just don't let megapixels determine your choice in which is "better" as there are far better judgement criteria than simply having higher MP. Some of the Nokia Lumia phones have more MP than my Canon 5D...but comparing the two is laughable.
    RGT70 likes this.
    10-19-2014 11:17 PM
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