Google debuts wicked Nexus Protect program for the Nexus 5X and 6P, covers accidental damage
posted by Chris P. / Sep 29, 2015, 1:23 PM
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.
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2700 mAh
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh
Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015
Phonearena, are you guys sure it's just a "loaner"? Google made it sound like they will send a brand new device to you as a replacement. Other sites seem unsure too.
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 1:31 PM 1
Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013
Had a ton of trouble accessing the Nexus Protect legal pages. Finally succeeded. Can confirm it's a replacement, not a loaner. Edited article to reflect that. Thanks!
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 1:39 PM 3
Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010
So I can break as many as I want and they will just keep sending me new ones?
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 2:35 PM 0
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