In our latest flagship smartphone comparison, we pin the Motorola Nexus 6 against the One Plus One to help you understand which smartphone you should buy.


Motorola Nexus 6


Nexus 6 UK Pricing
Motorola Google Nexus 6 rangeGoogle

Advantages

  • Best-in-class performance thanks to a Snapdragon 805 System-on-Chip (SoC).
  • First smartphone to get Android L. Will also be first in line for Android updates in the future. Also, it will be a smartphone showcasing Google's vision of Android, allowing it to offer an extremely modern and flawless user experience.
  • Excellent imaging thanks to a 13 megapixel autofocus camera with optical image stabilisation and dual-LED (ring) flash.
  • 6in QHD Display is one of the best available and will result in some stunning visuals.
  • Extremely solid build quality thanks to aluminium frame and sturdy design.
  • Sizeable 3220mAh battery unit for all-day battery life (and maybe some more).

Disadvantages

  • The 6-inch display will make the smartphone a little too large for most hands, meaning that the Nexus 6 won't be ergonomic at all.
  • Expensive when compared to alternatives like the One Plus One

One Plus One


OnePlus One
One Plus One vs Nexus 6CyangenMod

Advantages

  • Solid performance thanks to a Snapdragon 801 System-on-Chip.
  • Uses CyanogenMod 11S, which is a version of CyanogenMod that is unique to One Plus One smartphones. This allows for a great deal of freedom for users who want to tweak their phones and make changes, apart from offering a few unique features.
  • Excellent imaging thanks to a 13 megapixel autofocus camera with a Sony sensor, six-element lens setup and f/2.0 aperture for lower-light shots. Powerful 5 megapixel camera for selfies.
  • 5.5in LTPS LCD capacitive is easier to hold than the 6in display on the Nexus 6, but will still be a handful when compared to most other smartphones in the market.
  • Very affordable thanks to its low price tag, which starts at £229 for the 16GB variant and £269 for the 64GB variant.
  • Sizeable Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery unit for all-day battery life (and maybe some more).

Disadvantages

  • Plastic body. While it does feature extremely good design, the body is still made of plastic and happens to be inferior when compared to the Nexus 6. However, it is a very sturdy phone and should not be considered as fragile or weak.
  • Doesn't have the QHD display that's flaunted by the Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3. However, this can be forgiven since the smartphone is being sold at such a low price point.

Bottom Line


While the Nexus 6 is one of the best smartphones currently available, its size will disappoint many since it will be somewhat difficult to hold. However, it houses top-notch imaging and performance specs and offers all day battery, along with stock-Android goodness thanks to its Nexus badge.

In comparison, the One Plus One is easily the one that offers more value for money. Its Snapdragon 801 SoC should be more than enough to offer a delightful high-end smartphone experience, and its powerful integration of hardware and software makes it one of the smoothest Android smartphones currently available.

Also worth noting is that it costs much lesser than the Nexus 6 and comes pre-loaded with CyanogenMod 11S, meaning that it will be the first choice for users looking to modify their smartphones to suit their taste.