Mar 02, 2015

    32GB version of Nexus 6 hits Singapore

    GOOGLE'S 6-inch Nexus 6 phablet is finally available in retail stores here, following its launch in the United States in October.

    Thanks to local distributor Brightstar, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 has been on sale since Saturday.

    The Nexus 6 has two storage capacities - 32GB and 64GB - but only the 32GB edition is being sold locally, at a suggested price of $998.

    If you hunt around, you could even get it for much less.

    The phablet will be available in two colours: Midnight Blue or Cloud White.

    The phone will not be available with telco contracts, which means you can't get it from Singtel, StarHub or M1.

    The Nexus 6 is the first device to come factory installed with Google's latest OS update, Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Most of the upgrades for this OS are under the hood, while the user interface has light updates with a new Material Design look and feel.

    The device's Amoled screen has a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution.

    There are some reports of the screen looking a tad yellow. If your Nexus has this issue, you may be able to colour-correct it on the software level.

    The phablet is powered by a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor with an Adreno 420 graphics processing unit.

    It also comes with 3GB of RAM and a 13MP F2.0 rear camera with optical image stabilisation, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera.