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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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posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:23 7

1. kalloud (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:49 14

8. Busyboy (unregistered)

Box looks similar to the IPhone 6

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:59

11. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:07 5

14. NexusPhan (Posts: 632; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:16 7

17. baldilocks (Posts: 814; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 19:18

24. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

The box has almost exactly the same design, just less color

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:29 9

2. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:38 19

4. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Go away tiny iphone user....

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:56 7

9. Micah007 (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 Oct 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.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:56 13

10. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 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
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

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 05:06

46. qngml (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Nov 2014)

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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:01 4

12. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 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...

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 19:12 4

23. UglyFrank (Posts: 1930; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

Galaxy wasnt a flagship

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 22:03

27. hurrycanger (Posts: 1624; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 22:03 2

28. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 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???

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 22:59 2

30. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 23:22

31. hurrycanger (Posts: 1624; Member since: 01 Dec 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

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 18:16

44. Jamie1234 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Oct 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!

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 13:26 1

42. Meccalangelo (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 Mar 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?"

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:32 2

3. js35ua (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Oct 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.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:38 1

5. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

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

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 23:22 2

32. DnB925Art (Posts: 1059; Member since: 23 May 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.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 19:13

43. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 10:43

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.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:43 2

6. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

This so beautiful device, I can't wait.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 17:44

7. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

The bottom bezel is triggering major OCD.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:01

13. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

The top bezels looks worse IMO

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 02:56

36. Trex95 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 03:43

37. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:42

38. Trex95 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 03 Mar 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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