Been shopping for a Nexus 6? Deals on Amazon can be found, starting as low as $580 new

Been shopping for a Nexus 6? Deals on Amazon can be found, starting as low as $580 new
Supply appears to have finally stabilized with Google’s banner bearing Nexus 6 smartphone. A lot of people initially winced at the full retail price of the device, signaling an end to Google subsidized unlocked devices for $300.

That has not hampered the apparent demand for the unlocked Nexus 6 from Google, but still if you have the chance to save a few bucks, why not take advantage of it.

If you check out Amazon, you can find unlocked 32GB Nexus 6 devices new as low as $577, saving you better than 10% off the normal $650 retail price. The deals for a 64GB model Nexus 6 are not quite as generous, but you can still save $50 off the normal $700 retail sticker if you shop it.

The Nexus 6 is not perfect, but it has so much in the “plus” column, a very nice looking 5.96-inch 1440x2560 display, front-facing stereo speakers, a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, and of course, Android 5.1 Lollipop. The camera is much improved over the previous generation Nexus as well.

So is it the deal of a lifetime? No, but for some, that little bit might be just enough to nudge the decision past the tipping point and go for it. Are you on the Nexus 6 bandwagon?


sources: Amazon via Android Guys

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28 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It's stil too much money for a "Nexus" regardless of the specs.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

That makes so little sense it's ridiculous. Just admit that you're cheap & end your lame attempts at trolling.

4. Rydsmith unregistered

Actually, he is right. The "Nexus" brand was created as a low cost high value brand. This was the point of the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and to a lesser extent the Nexus 9. However, the Nexus 6 appears to have bucked that trend and went for high end, high price. With prices like these, outside of the being the fist for updates I also fail to see any reason to get this phone over the the comparable LG G3, Note 4, or other high end Android devices. The change to pricing is what makes this too much money for a "Nexus." It's a good phone (not great between the camera, burn ins, and the size for some), but it was very highly priced to be a "Nexus" phone; especially when I can get a Droid Turbo / Moto Maxx.

5. DR1977

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yup, this phone is not worth $600, no way. The specs are already outdated and the camera isn't that good. The most I would pay is $399.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

"The specs are already outdated..." I guess the specs on the Note 4 are already outdated too. You clearly have no idea what that words means.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

people on this site often times blur the line between "not on the bleeding edge" and "outdated"

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

So very true, King. The advancement of mobile processing has slowed down over the last few years. I would hesitate to call anything in the 800 line dated at this point. Even the processors in the 600 line are still very formidable pieces of silicon.

23. proxmty

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Then you'd go without my friend, lol.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So which of the Nexus 6 specs are outdated? Is it the QHD (2560x1440) AMOLED display? Or is it the dual front facing stereo speakers? Is it the dual band WiFi ac, or Bluetooth 4.1? Maybe its the Snapdragon 805 running at 2.7 GHz with 3 GB of ram, or the 32/64 GB of storage? Maybe its the 3220 mha battery? Could the 13 mp camera be the problem? Maybe its the LTE-A rated at only 300 Mbit/s? Maybe its the wireless charging is outdated, or the turbo charging? Please be specific what is outdated on the Nexus 6. If anything DR1977 it sounds like 1977 is outdated.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

actually the Nexus brand wasn't created as a low cost, high value brand but as a reference and a symbol for Android Development. that's the only thing that's been consistent with the Nexus brand. Google's strategy for the last two year's worth of Nexus devices has been to expose people to their services and i'd say they've done that to a fairly successful degree and they probably feel that anyone who would've taken advantage of getting a cutting edge Android device at a steep discount has done so already so they moved on to making a premium device with a larger profit margin that's able to be used on more carriers and that's the beauty of the Nexus 6. you can take it anywhere and since it's a Nexus you get updates directly through Google and it's easily modifiable by third parties.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nope The Nexus brand was created to be Google's flagships for Android Like their Chromebook Pixel is the flagship for their Chromebooks Their supposed to be more for developer as well The Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus weren't cheap ether Its specs aren't outdated, Snapdragon 805, 3GBs ram, 3220 mAh, built-in Qi and Quick Charge 2.0 Its camera is on par with the Droid Turbo, Moto Maxx, LG G3, ... Also I'd say its worth it for those who prefer: Fast updates and long support Best xda dev support, e.g. custom Roms, kernels Not my kind of device personally But there's still people who prefer it

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

My thoughts exactly. +1

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

No. First of all, value is an opinion, not a fact, so he can't be right or wrong. Secondly, the Nexus was not created as a low cost/high value brand. The Nexus One, Nexus S, & the Galaxy Nexus (the first 3) were all full-priced flagship phones. If what you're saying is true, how is it possible that the original Nexus devices were all expensive? Google went the discounted price route with Nexus 4 & others to drum up interest in the brand. It was never meant to be a permanent thing. Compared to what's out there the Nexus 6 is decently priced. Too many of you just got used to the discounts.

22. proxmty

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Actually, he's not right. The nexus brand started out like that but isn't any more, to suddenly say anything with that name is no longer allowed to be high end and a price is really more of a statement for a marketing manager at Google to say, not you.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Burn ins? The Moto Maxx has the same type of display, its an AMOLED display as well. Burns are not an issue today. Clearly you haven't used AMOLED display in a long time.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why don't you get off your high horse? It is too high. Quit getting so salty.

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

Let me tell you how much I care about anything you have to say...***continues riding by on his high horse***

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's ok to feel embarrassed after making yourself look like a tool.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

Damn, Mxy. You nailed it. +1

15. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I have an Unlocked Samsung Galasy S5 Octa-Core phone, a Nexus 5 and a Blu Vivo IV. Don't be a troll when you know nothing.

3. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Wow, thats dumb!!!!

11. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

What about the first three generations of nexuses? The nexus 10?

21. xnexusx

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Just updated my N10 to 5.1.1 ota..#nexusneverwaits brahh

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Too many things wrong to justify paying that much for the Nexus 6. Lolliflop for starters.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Like your opinion matters, especially since you only have an iPhone. BTW that iPhone 6 is so outdated as soon as you buy it. Only 1 GB of ram with a low resolution IPS display (1366x750), a dual core 1.4 GHz CPU with 16 GB of ram, no stereo speakers, and it costs more then the Nexus 6 with 32 GB of storage, 3 GB of ram, a 2560x1440 resolution AMOLED display. You are buying outdate junk when you buy an iPhone 6. Talk about wasting money on low and old tech.

19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Nexus was a cheap line before... Moto + Nexus= not succesful business should sell cheap devices.

27. TheTruthSquad

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

I'm going to talk about the performance of the phone to make and receivd a phone call. I know phone calls are old technology but occasionally I do get a phone call or make a phone call. I had a Samsung Note 3 which would drop phone calls or would make them break up so bad it might as well be dropped. I called on Verizon and they they did an engineering study of this area and they said I was getting 7% dropped calls and they were not going to put in any more cell towers. I know Motorola has always had great cell phones as far as phone calls are concerned. I bought the Nexus 6 mainly because I was hoping that I would get better service on phone calls. Since I bought a Nexus 6 a month ago I have not had a single dropped call and I have not had a single call broken up. I have read that if you live in a fringe area like I do and are having trouble with phone calls get a Motorola. I've also read that Samsung is not that great. so I don't care about your specs, I don't care about whatever you guys are complaining about, as a phone it works great.

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, Motorola phones have a history of holding a signal to save your life.

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