Google Nexus 6 unboxing

Google Nexus 6 unboxing
The Nexus 6 has landed! And boy are we excited by it. Motorola has surely been one busy bee of late, considering that it’s nearing a couple of months since the new Moto X burst onto the scene – with the announcement of the mighty DROID Turbo coming only yesterday. A new day is upon us, one that’s enlightening because of the long awaited arrival of Google’s latest update to its mobile platform, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

On our desk sits the Google Nexus 6, which in collaboration with Motorola, brings the fabled Nexus name into the phablet space. The specs, of course, are downright drool worthy from almost every angle we look at it. Without getting into too much detail about the phone, it packs along a 5.96-inch 2560 x 1440 quad-HD AMOLED display, 13-megapixel rear camera, quad-core 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 3220 mAh battery, and of course, stock Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

Now it’s really tough to say if the unit in our possession is the final retail packaging for the phone, mainly because it’s pretty bare bones. In fact, the only distinguishing thing on it is the number 6 embedded on the front – with nothing else to really indicate its contents. In a way, we can say that it’s a pure look, one that only needs a single number to let people know what it is. Included with it, of course, is the usual set of documentation, microUSB cable, SIM removal adapter, and the wall charger. Certainly, it’s the usual suspects we’re given, but we’re not too surprised.

Obviously, you can pre-order the phone now as an unlocked model for $649 for the 32GB version – or $699 for the 64GB one, where it’s available in midnight blue and cloud white paint jobs. If you’re looking for the contract route, just know that all the major domestic carriers will be offering the phone for $0 down for installment plans, or just the usual $200 with a 2-year agreement.

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Excited! Excited! I wonder what will reviewers say about the size?

8. Busyboy unregistered

Box looks similar to the IPhone 6

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

My Nexus 5 had a similar box as well I think most Nexus devices have had similar boxes to this

14. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

It's exactly the same as the Galaxy Nexus too.

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Um, the Nexus 5 had a very colorful box. Nothing like this box at all.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

2. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

6 inch is too huge.. Chheck pocketnow video they put it against nexus 5, i dont know what they were thinking.. 5.2, 5.5 is ok we can accept that, but a 6 inch its a mini tablet

4. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Go away tiny iphone user....

9. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Yet somehow it fits in his hand quite nicely by the looks of it. And don't use "we" use "I" since you only speak for yourself.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Screen size != Actual phone size But its the same tall as many other 5.5" And it has a 6" and front facing speakers e.g. Nexus 6, 6", 159.26 x 82.98 mm 6+, 5.5", 158.1 x 77.8 mm Oppo N3, 5.5", 161.2 × 77 mm One Max, 5.9", 164.5 x 82.5 mm Lumia 1520, 6", 162.8 x 85.4 mm

46. qngml

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

agree, it's about the same size as iPhone6+ or Galaxy note. I'm impressed!

12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Funny how every one of you haters are saying that now with the Nexus 6 but when the Galaxy Mega came out, no one said anything...

23. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Galaxy wasnt a flagship

27. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Not that funny, cuz I have seen a lot of negative comments about the size of the Mega 6.3".

28. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Galaxy mega is niche device....can you say the same for nexus 6... There is s5,alpha, note 4...if you want to buy small sized phones.... releasing 6 inch phone is not a problem...but giving it as a only choice is....i know there is nexus 5..but it is last year's flagship... What about all those nexus 5 owners who where waiting for upgraded nexus 5???

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

upgrades are meant for a 2 year scale. N4 users like me are meant to upgrade to the N6. N5 users are meant for the N7. If you upgrade yearly, good for you, but you are a small minority.

31. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Still, it's last year flagship. I have seen a lot of Nexus 5 owners being pissed about the size of the Nexus 6. But let's say you're right and Nexus 4 users are meant to upgrade to the Nexus 6, the size is still too huge for Nexus 4 users, isn't it? And if they wanna upgrade now but wants a smaller phone, their only Nexus option is the last year flagship? That's actually sad. They could have bought it a year ago at the exact same price... But anyway, it's about "options" again, and Google doesn't really give users the option in term of sizes. Samsung does, with their flagships and mid-range as well. It seems a bit weird that you say N5 users are meant for the N7 though. :3

44. Jamie1234

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

I'm currently using an n4 and will be pre-ordering the n6 as soon as the next batch comes out - I'm super excited for a huge phone!

42. Meccalangelo

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Then if compare it to a iPhone 6 Plus and you go "damn why is the iphone the same height with a smaller screen?"

3. js35ua

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

amazing looking devise.. for me, its between the note 4 and this.. gonna wait on a few reviews before I commit for 2 year.

5. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

If you still go for 2 year "commitments" with phones nowadays, you got much larger problems.

32. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Well let's do the math. I prefer 2 year commitments since I'm on a grandfathered Sprint SERO-P plan $50/mo unlimited data/text and 500 minutes. ($50 X 24 months) + $200 subsidy cost = $1400 Buy phone outright and put on T-Mobile's $30/month 5GB data, unlimited text, 100 minute plan. ($30 x 24 months) + $650 full price for phone = $1350 So for $50 more over 2 years, I get a better, truly unlimited no throttle data plan and more voice minutes per month (not to mention SERO-P also comes with free nights/weekends and free mobile to mobile so I hardly use any of my 500 minutes to landline minutes). Sure I have a 2 year contract, but I don't plan to leave Sprint anytime soon and I'm pretty happy keeping my phone for 2 years. I do have both Sprint for my main phone (Note 4) and T-Mobile prepaid (OnePlus One) for my 2nd phone so that's how I base my comparisons on. Like I said, 2 year plans work for ME since I have a grandfathered SERO-P plan that is no longer offered. Before you say Sprint sucks, blah blah blah, I live in a Sprint Spark/LTE area with damn good data speeds and voice at both where I live and work.

43. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

So what youre saying use data calling. like wifi calling. What a sneaky plan there. You probably dont even use the number sprint gave you. lol

40. 90ninjas unregistered

Speak for yourself? Some people are fine with their carrier and don't feel the need to switch (or claim to switch) their phone every 4 months.

6. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

This so beautiful device, I can't wait.

7. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The bottom bezel is triggering major OCD.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The top bezels looks worse IMO

36. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Top bezels looks bigger cause of front speakers, phone speakers and the 2MP front facing camera.

37. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The bottom also has another front facing speaker But like you said the top is mainly bigger because of the front facing camera and also probably the display connector as well I just think it worse because the speaker isn't centered like on the bottom, but again that's probably because that's where the display connector is Though good on Moto for putting it at the top instead of the bottom like LG and HTC

38. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Exactly. But i saw other unboxing they mentioned that speakers isn't as powerful as M8 or G3! other thing hope the AMOLED panel on Nexus 6 doesn't has burn in issue cause in phone arena unboxing and other unboxing shows that Nexus 6 has an excellent screen and i wish if Google just add fingerprint scanner as IPhone 6 plus and note 4.

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