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Should you buy Google Pixel 5 or Nexus 6 64GB? Compare the differences in functions and specifications/performances thoroughly

Created date: 10/06/2020, 13:33:29, Updated date: 10/06/2020, 20:10:31

Google Pixel 5Nexus 6 64GB
Google Pixel 5Nexus 6 64GB

Here's our thorough comparison of the difference in performance and function between the Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB. Which one should you buy? We'll compare and explain what differs between the Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB in a way that even people who aren't used to choosing between two similar products can understand.

Google Pixel 5Nexus 6 64GB
Google Pixel 5

Nexus 6 64GB

General rating:
Holding comfortrating-image3.5
2.8inches (70.4mm) x 5.7inches (144.7mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)
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3.3inches (83.0mm) x 6.3inches (159.3mm) x 0.4inches (10.06mm)
Weightrating-image3.5
5.3oz (151g)
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6.5oz (184g)
Screen sizerating-image4.5
6 inch
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5.96 inch
Display qualityrating-image4.3
429ppi
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492ppi
Battery liferating-image
rating-image3.4
3220mAh
Processing powerrating-image4.7
2.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
rating-image3.5
2.7GHz×4(Quad core)
Memory capacityrating-image4.7
8GB
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3GB
Storage capacityrating-image4.5
128GB
rating-image3.4
64GB
Rear camera performancerating-image3.4
16 MP
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13 MP
Front camera performancerating-image2.9
8 MP
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2 MP

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, performance comparison

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB size comparison. Which to choose?

The size of the body has a big influence on the ease of carrying and one-handed operation. The narrower the width, the easier it is to firmly grasp and hold, but you also have to take into account the device's thickness. Also, if the width and height are smaller, its easier to operate one-handed since its easier to extend your fingers. On the contrary, if the width and height are large, it's difficult to fit in your pocket and is bulky even when put in a bag, and portability is impaired.

The Google Pixel 5 has a width of 2.8inches (70.4mm), a length of 5.7inches (144.7mm), and a thickness of 0.31inches (8mm). Also, the Nexus 6 64GB has a width of 3.3inches (83.0mm), a length of 6.3inches (159.3mm), and a thickness of 0.4inches (10.06mm).

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the Google Pixel 5 is considerably smaller and more compact than the Nexus 6 64GB. The Google Pixel 5 excels over the Nexus 6 64GB in terms of being easier to hold with one hand and is therefore less likely to be accidentally dropped. If you're looking for a smart phone with superior grip and hand fit, we recommend purchasing the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 6 64GB.

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the Google Pixel 5 is a more compact size than the Nexus 6 64GB. For that reason the Google Pixel 5 has higher one-handed operability, and has greater portability, being less likely to get in the way when being carried. For these reasons, we recommend the Google Pixel 5.

Comparing the overall size of the two devices, the Google Pixel 5 is a considerably larger size than the Nexus 6 64GB. In terms of being more convenient to use one-handed, and less likely to get in the way when you're not using it, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 6 64GB. If you're going for the smart phone sized to be easiest to carry and handle with one hand, we recommend buying the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 6 64GB.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
Google Pixel 570/1002.8inches (70.4mm) x 5.7inches (144.7mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)
Nexus 6 64GB48/1003.3inches (83.0mm) x 6.3inches (159.3mm) x 0.4inches (10.06mm)

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, which is more comfortable to hold? Weight comparison

The weight of the device affects hand fatigue and the burden placed upon the wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you'll be able to operate the device without tiring. Also, if the burden placed on the wrist is lower, you'll be able to use the device more comfortably. However if the weight isn't right for you, it could place more of a burden on your body, causing you to feel stress.

The weight of the Google Pixel 5 is about 5.3oz (151g), and the weight of the Nexus 6 64GB is about 6.5oz (184g). Comparing the weight of the two devices, the Google Pixel 5 is a considerably lighter smart phone than the Nexus 6 64GB, and there is a difference of about 1.2oz (151g). In terms of the burden placed upon your fingers and wrist, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 6 64GB. If you are going for a smart phone that won't lead to hand fatigue even after extended use, and is less likely to place a burden on your fingers, we recommend purchasing the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 6 64GB.

ScoreWeight
Google Pixel 569/1005.3oz (151g)
Nexus 6 64GB56/1006.5oz (184g)

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, whose display is easier to use?

The size of the screen affects usability and screen visibility. A larger screen means larger letters and buttons on apps, so the user is less likely to tap adjacent buttons by mistake. In addition, the user can enjoy a more intense experience when playing games and watching videos.

The Google Pixel 5 has a 6 inch display. Also, the Nexus 6 64GB has a 5.96 inch display. Comparing the screen size, there is a negligible difference in screen size between the Google Pixel 5 and the Nexus 6 64GB. As a result, the app buttons on both are equally easy to press. We recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDisplay size
Google Pixel 590/1006 inch
Nexus 6 64GB89/1005.96 inch

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, which has a clearer display?

Pixel density affects picture quality, and the higher the pixel density, the better the picture quality, which means the user can gain more enjoyment from games and videos. In addition, higher picture quality decreases eyestrain, which means that the user will experience less eye fatigue after prolonged use.

The resolution on the Google Pixel 5 is 1080 x 2340, and pixel density is 429ppi. Also, the resolution on the Nexus 6 64GB is 1440 x 2560, and pixel density is 492ppi. Comparing the pixel count, the difference in pixel density between the Google Pixel 5 and the Nexus 6 64GB is negligible. As a result, they are both evenly matched in terms of picture quality and easiness on the eyes. Therefore, we recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScorePixel density
Google Pixel 585/100429ppi
Nexus 6 64GB87/100492ppi

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, a summary of the differences in battery life

Battery performance greatly affects battery life, but greater battery capacity does not necessarily mean greater battery life, since battery efficiency should also be considered. Bigger screens and higher CPU performance will mean the batteries are depleted more quickly.

ScoreBattery capacity
Google Pixel 5 - /100
Nexus 6 64GB68/1003220mAh

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, which has better CPU?

CPU performance affects the ability to process programs, and the ability to process programs is determined by the product of the number of cores in the CPU and the CPU frequency. The higher this performance is, the more smoothly apps and games will run, and with low performance apps and games become heavy and stress is experienced.

The Google Pixel 5's CPU is a Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G, with performance measured at 2.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore). Also, the Nexus 6 64GB's CPU is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, with performance measured at 2.7GHz×4(Quad core). Comparing CPU performance, the Google Pixel 5 has considerably higher specs than the Nexus 6 64GB. In terms of being able to comfortably play games and run apps smoothly, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 6 64GB. If you're going for a high spec smart phone that runs smoothly and comfortably handles games, we recommend purchasing the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 6 64GB.

ScoreCPU specs
Google Pixel 594/1002.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
Nexus 6 64GB70/1002.7GHz×4(Quad core)

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, what's the difference in memory capacity?

RAM affects multitasking ability and the stability of apps. The larger the amount of RAM is, the more stability there will be even in situations where multiple apps are running simultaneously, allowing for comfortable use. In addition, animation will be more smooth, and apps will be less likely to freeze or crash. Also, without sufficient RAM, there are games you won't be able to run, so it is necessary to be careful.

The weight of the Google Pixel 5 is 8GB and the weight of the Nexus 6 64GB is 3GB. Comparing the devices in terms of RAM, the Google Pixel 5 has a significantly larger amount of RAM than the Nexus 6 64GB, with a difference of about 5GB. In terms of the unlikeliness of crashing and the ease of multitasking, 3D games and VR, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 6 64GB. If you're looking for a smart phone that can run multiple apps simultaneously with stability and also allows you to comfortably enjoy 3D games and VR, then we recommend purchasing the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 6 64GB.

ScoreRAM size
Google Pixel 593/1008GB
Nexus 6 64GB60/1003GB

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, which has more data storage?

Storage capacity affects the amount of data that is capable of being stored. The larger the storage capacity, the more pictures you can take and the more applications you can install. In addition, if your smartphone accepts SD cards, then you can increase its storage capacity. However, there are performance related drawbacks, including a slower data transfer rate than the primary memory, and you cannot transfer all your data on the card, so be warned.

The data storage capacity of the Google Pixel 5 is 128GB. Also the Nexus 6 64GB is 64GB. Regarding storage capacity, the Google Pixel 5 has a much larger data storage capacity compared to the Nexus 6 64GB, with a roughly 64GB difference. In terms of the number of pictures you can save and the applications that you can install, the Google Pixel 5 is superior to the Nexus 6 64GB. If you are looking for a smartphone that can save more data, we recommend the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 6 64GB.

ScoreStorage size
Google Pixel 590/100128GB
Nexus 6 64GB67/10064GB

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB rear camera performance comparison. Which has a higher resolution?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the back of the device (the rear/back camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Google Pixel 5 has a 16 MP main camera. Also, Nexus 6 64GB has a 13 MP main camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the Google Pixel 5 has a higher pixel count than the Nexus 6 64GB, with a roughly 3 MP difference. As a result, the Google Pixel 5 is better able to take high quality landscape pictures than the Nexus 6 64GB, and the pictures will look cleaner when printed. Therefore, we recommend the Google Pixel 5.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
Google Pixel 568/10016 MP
Nexus 6 64GB61/10013 MP

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, whose front camera has a better picture quality?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the front of the device (the in/front camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Google Pixel 5 has an 8 MP front camera and Nexus 6 64GB has an 2 MP front camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the front camera of the Google Pixel 5 has a much higher pixel count compared to the Nexus 6 64GB, with a roughly 6 MP difference. As a result, the Google Pixel 5 is more suited than the Nexus 6 64GB for shooting videos and taking pictures. If you are looking for a smartphone that is suited for shooting high resolution selfies which will look clean when printed, we recommend the Google Pixel 5 over the Nexus 6 64GB.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
Google Pixel 558/1008 MP
Nexus 6 64GB15/1002 MP

Google Pixel 5 and Nexus 6 64GB, performance comparison by specification sheet

Google Pixel 5Nexus 6 64GB
ImageGoogle Pixel 5Nexus 6 64GB
MakerGoogleGoogle
Release date10/15, 202012/11, 2014
ColorJust Black/Sorta Sage/
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8inches (70.4mm) x 5.7inches (144.7mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)3.3inches (83.0mm) x 6.3inches (159.3mm) x 0.4inches (10.06mm)
Weight5.3oz (151g)6.5oz (184g)
Display size6 inch5.96 inch
Display typeOLEDAMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 23401440 x 2560
Pixel density429ppi492ppi
ChipsetQualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765GQualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
CPU specs2.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)2.7GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size8GB3GB
Storage size128GB64GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP2 MP

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