Thanks for joining us for another round of Mobile Madness! Yesterday we pitted two Android devices, the Sony Xperia Z3 and the LG G Flex 2. It looks as if the G Flex 2’s curved design was no match for the Xperia Z3, at least according to the fans. The Z3 will eventually face off against today’s winner.
Today we have the Motorola-made Nexus 6 going up against the BlackBerry Classic. What can I say about these two devices? Both are great devices and are perfect examples that showcase all an operating system has to offer. The Nexus 6 features the latest Android updates without all that unsightly bloatware, while the BlackBerry Classic shows off its enterprise-class prowess, oh and don’t mistake it for your father’s BlackBerry. BlackBerry 10 has improved vastly and is much more appealing now with the ability of sideloading Android apps, at least for me.
So who will it be today? Nexus 6 or the BlackBerry Classic? Vote below after the spec-to-spec comparison.
Google’s Nexus lineup has always been a terrific showcase for pure Android. From the start, these devices have been important for developers and die-hard enthusiasts, but let’s be honest: the Nexus brand has never been desired the way a Note or iPhone has. Consumers just don’t know any better.
Slowly, surely, that’s begun to change. The Nexus brand has started to build an audience (albeit, a very small one) outside of elite tech circles. Today, “Nexus” is a name people actually associate with Google, and that’s a very big deal. Consumers who might normally purchase something from Samsung or HTC are now spending their money on Nexus devices, signaling a shift in the industry. People are seriously starting to take notice of the look and performance of pure Android… read the full review here.
For the BlackBerry faithful, the Classic is a sight for sore eyes. The approach by the Waterloo company is simple: rather than taking the competition head on, BlackBerry is putting its focus on retaining the customers it still has. That means more devices like the Passport and Classic, which offer that familiar (and terrific) typing experience with excellent enterprise security. If you want to relive the glory days of physical keyboards, the Classic is the perfect device for you… read more.
|Motorola - Nexus 6||BlackBerry - Classic|
|Display Size||5.96-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (493 ppi)||3.5-inch, 720 x 720 pixel display (291 ppi)|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 (at launch)||BlackBerry 10 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 805||Qualcomm MSM 8960 1.5GHz|
|RAM||3GB||2 GB RAM|
|Main Camera (Back)||13MP||8MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||2MP||2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR|
|Height||159.3 mm (6.27 inches)||131 mm (5.16 inches)|
|Width||83 mm (3.27 inches)||72.4 mm (2.85 inches)|
|Depth||10.1 mm (0.40 inches)||10.2 mm (0.40 inches)|
|Weight||184 g (6.49 oz)||6.28 oz (178 g)|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA|
|In The Box||
|March 11(play-in round)||HTC One M9||Vs|
|March 12||Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9)||Vs|
|March 13||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||Vs|
|March 14||Vs||Samsung Galaxy Note 4|
|March 15||Vs||BlackBerry Passport|
|March 16||Vs||Sony Xperia Z3|
|March 17||Nexus 6||Vs||BlackBerry Classic|
|March 18||iPhone 6||Vs||OnePlus One|
|March 19||Galaxy S6||Vs||Galaxy Note Edge|
|March 20||Winner of March 12 (HTC One M9)||Vs||Winner of March 13|
|March 21||Winner of March 14||Vs||Winner of March 15|
|March 22||Winner of March 16||Vs||Winner of March 17|
|March 23||Winner of March 18||Vs||Winner of March 19|
|March 24-26||Winner of March 20||Vs||Winner of March 21|
|March 26-28||Winner of March 22||Vs||Winner of March 23|
|March 29-31||Winner of March 24-26||Vs||Winner of March 26-28|
|Winner Announced April 1|