Google debuts wicked Nexus Protect program for the Nexus 5X and 6P, covers accidental damage


Busy with product announcements, Google rushed through a particularly interesting new service, exclusive to the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P: Nexus Protect.

Costing $69 and $89 depending on your choice device (5X/6P, respectively), the program guarantees subscribers 2 years of coverage against mechanical defects, along with 2 years of worry-free usage in the form of a guarantee against accidental damage (think cracked screens and such). But even if you can sleep easier knowing that your device is insured, we can all relate to the pain of having to find a substitute device until such time that your unit is repaired and back to working order. Not at all coincidentally, that's the best part of the Nexus Protect program: If your device is accepted for repairs, Google will send you a replacement device within a single business day, with two-way shipping covered. You can finally get rid of that dusty, old Nokia at the back of your cupboard.

Protection programs such as these are common in the US, but expensive. AppleCare+, for example, will set you back $129 when purchased alongside the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and there's a $99 deductible for accidental damage cases. In comparison, there's a $79 deductible under Nexus Protect, and it covers up to two accidents.

If you're thinking of grabbing one of the two new Nexus phones, you should definitely consider the premium service, available to purchase at the source link right below.

source: Google

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Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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