Nexus 6 features a large 5.96″ AMOLED QHD display, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, giving it an impressive 493 ppi pixel density. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7GHz processor, with 3GB of RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. The Nexus 6 shooter comes in at 13MP, with optical image stabilisation and a twin-LED ring flash, for clearer photos in low light conditions. Other features include a 3220mAh battery and a bundled Motorola Turbo Charger for a quick battery charge.

Nexus 6 has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 which leads to a lot of battery drain. There is a way to reduce the resolution and thus increase the battery life of Nexus 6. Granted that the screen resolution will decrease but if you want to save battery then this is worth it. And the good news is that you do not require root access for this. Follow the detailed guide given below.


Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your device getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 6:



  1. Make sure ADB and USB drivers are installed on the computer.
  2. Enable USB debugging on the device.
  3. Connect the phone to the PC using a USB cable.
  4. On the computer, open the command prompt.
  5. Type the following commands and press Enter.
    adb shell wm size 720×1280
    adb shell wm density 280 && adb reboot
  6. This will reduce the resolution to 720×1280.
  7. To return to the original resolution, type the following commands in command prompt and press enter.
    adb shell wm size 1440×2560
    adb shell wm density 560 && adb reboot

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