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How to Take Advantage of the Google Nexus 6 Features

The Google Nexus 6 took 2014 by storm with its release. The phablet — which is a hybrid of a smartphone and tablet — comes chock-full of fun features and tremendous user benefits. Nexus 6 fans enthusiastically endorse the easy user interface, dynamic apps and exciting big-screen experience offered by Google’s latest and greatest flagship smartphone.

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Here, we will explore how you can take advantage of the newest and hottest features of the Google Nexus 6.

Shop Around to Avoid Branding and Bloatware

First, let’s address two elements that can put a damper on your phablet experience: branding and bloatware. It’s common for mobile service providers to splash their branding all over your beautiful smartphone and soil its sleek look. It’s also common for manufacturers to ship phones filled with unwanted software like toolbars, apps and games, which users must go through and manually un-install.

However, T-Mobile recently announced that their stock of Nexus 6 phablets won’t have branding or bloatware. This is exciting if you enjoy the freedom to install your own apps, games and features, and you don’t want your phone to come with prepackaged advertising. If you’re in the market for a Nexus 6, head to your nearest T-Mobile store or visit their website to shop around for the latest deal.

Wi-Fi Calling and Texting

T-Mobile is also rolling out the Un-leashed program in early 2015, which will support free Wi-Fi calling and texting. This new technology will deliver high-quality HD voice, fast call setup times, fewer dropped calls and seamless voice coverage between T-Mobile’s nationwide Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network and Wi-Fi. With Un-leashed, T-Mobile customers can conveniently make free Wi-Fi calls overseas, with no additional apps to install or numbers to manage.

Nimble Camera

This is phablet photography at its finest. The Nexus 6 comes with a 13-megapixel camera, a dual-LED flash that encircles the lens and a 2-megapixel front camera. The camera is exceptionally good at taking outdoor photos and indoor photos in low lighting. Video clips are also sharp and vivid.

Large, Immersive Screen

Users agree: one of the best advantages of the Nexus 6 is the monstrous screen: 6 inches for your viewing pleasure. The Quad HD display offers crisp and vibrant photos, videos and gaming graphics.

Easy Data Migration

Migrate your apps, wallpapers and settings from your old phone to the Nexus 6 with the simple swipe of a button and tap of the phone’s hardware. The NFC feature makes the migration process hassle-free.

Turbo Charging

Anyone that’s drained the juice from their smartphone and left without power will be curious about the Nexus’s battery power. The Nexus has a reported talk time of up to 24 hours and a standby time of 300 hours. Once fully drained, the 3,220 mAhm battery regained 50 percent power in 43 minutes and full power in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the Turbo charger (included with the phone) in testing. According to T-Mobile, you can get 6 hours of battery life with 15 minutes of charging.

Whether you’re looking to take advantage of a phablet with a robust camera, Wi-Fi calling and texting capabilities or long battery life, the Google Nexus 6 has many great features that users should take advantage of.

Written By

Jennifer Thayer is a freelance journalist who loves writing about technology. She enjoys showing readers how they can use devices like laptops and smartphones to make their lives easier. She is an editor at Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @TechyJen.

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