Nexus 6 first (very short) unboxing surfaces

The Nexus 6 is real: Google has indeed unveiled a new Nexus phablet with a very large, 5.9” display, and the release happened quietly via a press release, and no big events.

The Nexus 6 specs look top notch: a 5.9” Quad HD screen, Snapdragon 805 system chip, 32GB of internal storage at start, and a 13-megapixel OIS camera, but so is its price. The new Nexus costs $649 off contract, the same as most other flagships.

Why we saw those specs and the official images, we are yet to see the device in action. This first unboxing of the Nexus 6 is not exactly that, but it does show a very quick view of the retail box and the device in it. Take a look at it right below, and let us know: are you planning on getting one?

source: @askdes

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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. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Very short indeed. Can't wait for future in depth unboxing and walk-through videos.

2. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

inb4 Unbox Therapy tries to bend it.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For me, 2014 might be about buying a Sony Z3C and then buying a flagship in 2015, when all the flagships are 64-bit. There should be a good choice of medium size flagships with top-tier specs. Something like the LG G4 might be a good choice. Or the Galaxy S6. The Nexus 6 so far seems to be more "whale" than "killer".

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Sony Z3C seems like an excellent all-around smartphone. Great experience in a compact package. I would definitely get one if it ran stock Android...

6. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

It's close enough. . come on now.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Nothing beats stock Android, except maybe Motorola's near-stock Android...

7. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Same here... The Sony overlay is what kills it for me. Everything else seems just perfect, but on the software side of things... It's just terrible.

9. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Oh good grief. Sony's UI is so close to stock Android, it's laughable. What is it you don't like? Being able to theme the launcher? Actually having a battery percentage option? Being able to specify which notifications show up in the notification bar? All Sony did was add some useful features over stock Android. It's closer to Cyanogenmod than it is any other manufacturer skin. This obsession with stock android is ridiculous.

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1556; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Stock Android is so bare-bones, that people confuse features Android has with what OEMs implement. Like Sony has had USB audio since ICS 4.0 but stock Android is finally getting it with Lollipop 5.0, and even then it's not going to be as good as the Z2/Z3 implementation.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Like Sony has had USB audio since ICS 4.0 but stock Android is finally getting it with Lollipop 5.0, and even then it's not going to be as good as the Z2/Z3 implementation." You raise a good point, but some of the choices Sony makes are all about Sony and not about the customer. Sony supported USB audio only so they could sell you an expensive external DAC. I'd rather have a higher quality headphone amp built into the phone, like what HTC does for the M8 and similar models. Sony's UX is not bad. The only thing holding me back from the Z3C is all the forum posts about poor support from Sony when it comes to hardware issues and software bugs. Apparently one has to buy the accidental damage policy to get some things serviced properly.

19. 21babydoll12 unregistered

I actually have yet to get poor customer support from sony in the US. Its been really awesome given binaries to play with. LG on the other really lacks support.

22. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Sony's overlay is much better than HTC's or Samsung's. I wont argue with that, as the guys at Sony are the ones that ruin Android the least among the big manufacturers. It's true that getting the battery percentage in the status bar is a nifty feature, and I don't doubt there are others. But still, they sideload a few duplicate apps that I honestly don't care about in the Xperia suite. Also, out of the box, I find the launcher's theme visually unappealing. It just doesn't fit the Android ecosystem in my opinion. Now, I know all of this is subjectives. I know that everything is not bad in the Sony ROM, but not everything is perfect either. Each user has to consider the tradeoffs. As for me, I'd rather get a bare-bones ROM such as stock Android and fill it myself later with software I actually want to have, rather than getting a big package with stuff I don't like and cannot disable, and among what's inside, a few things I would really appreciate.

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

i agree but i am looking at the moto droid with the mega stats and 3900 battery

5. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I don't think I am ready for a phone that huge yet, though I like Motorola (been drooling at the Moto X for quite some time) and the Nexus line (still a proud Nexus One user). But as 0xFFFF mentioned, now might not be the right time to pick a flagship, with the switch to 64-bit processors coming soon. So I'll stick with the "keep using my Nexus One as long as it can until a phone that really appeals to me appears, and improvise if it dies before that happens" plan.

12. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It should at least include headphones for that price. My Moto X 2014 cost me nearly $600 and it didn't include headphones.

14. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

know that the Nexus 6 will have a Amoled screen, but the notifications be equal Moto X (moto screen pulsating) or notification led like the Nexus 5?

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

One of the other sites mentioned active screen or something like that for the Nexus 6. It's basically just a Moto phone, so it makes sense to have the various Moto features.

15. MPain

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

nexus 5 so much better

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Lol right! So you have used the n6?

21. MPain

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

No N5 so much better in design and in hand who will buy 6 inch phone its bigger than note 4

18. infinitymurano2012

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Looks beautiful and specs are seriously impressive. However, 5.9 inch is just too big and the biggest advantage nexus devices have always had was their affordability which is clearly no longer. gonna stick with my N5 for now...

20. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

I have 5 phones from 2013, and after today's announcement, I think I am just going to skip any phone from 2014. It is just not worth it.

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