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

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" 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
Nexus 6P
  • 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

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7 Comments

1. SamsungPhanboy

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.

2. Chris.P

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!

7. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 154; Member since: May 05, 2015

Hey Chris.P. Can you please tell me what is meant by "deductible" ?

3. Joshing4fun

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?

5. MarinoVladimir

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

"IF your device is accepted for repairs..." So it seems like it's not THAT easy for things to happen, maybe they'll keep track of abusing the system. :P

6. Shubham412302

Posts: 545; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

even if it does not breaks break it just before completing 2yrs

4. jacobxtyler

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

"...there's a $79 deductible under Nexus Protect, and it covers up to accidents." Is this suppose to be "up to two accidenets"?

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