As phone specifications become increasingly powerful, so does the need for sufficient battery life. If you’re an active phone user like I am, you’ll eventually have to come to terms with carrying a potable battery pack and charging cable wherever you go – often feeling like you’re married to the thing.
So how does the brand new Nexus 6 compare to the others? Unlike Samsung’s offerings but similar to the iPhone models, you cannot remove the battery of your Nexus – meaning that if your cells start to die or you’re on the run without a charging port, you’re gonna have a bad time.
Equipped with a 3220 mAh battery from factory, the 5.9-inch HD screen is set to be the bane of your batteries existence. Factory results claim that the Nexus will grant you a continuous web-browsing session of 7 hours and 53 minutes in length, rating it 9th in current mobile releases. When comparing this to the Nexus 5’s 2300 mAh battery and 4 hour 50 minute browsing time it seems like they’ve made a rather big improvement.
Taking a look into the charging time for this model, a full charge takes only 98 minutes – closely matching the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at 95 minutes total time. Number one spot however goes to the Oppo Find 7A at 82 minutes.
The increase in battery sizing is something that is becoming common among new releases as the power is more heavily demanded – now I can only hope that a 3500 mAh after-market battery could be purchased for my Samsung S4 which tends to consistently run out of juice before the days end – no matter how light the usage may be.
Is the Nexus 6 a phone that you’re considering? For me, the lack of replaceable battery and SD card support is something that makes the decision a little hard to pick one up. But comparing it to others, it’s certainly a more sturdy feel at a great price-point.