Poll: Are you getting the Nexus 6?


When Google announced the Nexus 6, a lot of people were a tad confused. A 6-inch behemoth? Quite the departure from the conservative, 4.7-inch Nexus 4 and 5-inch Nexus 5. And what is up with the price? $649 is almost twice what we were asked to pay for the aforementioned two predecessors. 

Sure, the Nexus 6 is a pretty large device – it's larger than most anything on the market that we call a smartphone – but there's certainly a growing market for big-screened devices. In fact, even Apple felt compelled to abandon its own philosophy of making one hand-friendly devices with the iPhone 6 Plus, so that must be true enough. And as for the price, the truth is that we had two years of what was essentially a heavily-subsidized Nexus devices and to expect that this practice would continue indefinitely was obviously wishful thinking. After all, looked at historically, the Nexus line is certainly more about normally-priced devices than ones sold at dirt-cheap prices.

Regardless, the two above are still very good reasons that people will use to skip on the Nexus 6. But what about you? Are you, despite these valid concerns, going to pick it up? Or do you already have it on your person or are waiting for its arrival? Speak up!

Are you getting the Nexus 6?

I've already got it / It's on its way to my doorstep
5.45%
I'll be picking it up by the end of the year
30.09%
Nope, I won't be picking it up
64.46%

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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)

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63 Comments

1. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

best alternative is note 4 octa-core

2. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why 8 cores? Curious. And don't say "true multitasking"

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The octa core does have a better audio dac

6. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Was more curious about its graphics, cus apparently "While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor option and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games—particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus." That's what I just googled, so idk.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Are you a troll or what? The topic is about Nexus 6 and you bring in samsung note 4 being the greatest smartphone ever. Much better than iCrap phone 6. Sign!

14. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Either you are very mad (because you're a fanboy) or you need a new eyesight prescription. Scroll up, fanboy.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Trolling has no need for eyesight or reason. If you care to dish out be prepared to take it back.

20. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Take back? Dish out? I think you're still mad lol…Im sorry my comment offended you, fanboy.

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Still nothing related to nexus 6 is said. Who is the crazy apple fanboy? I will see you in a apple and note 4 article. Bring it on there.

27. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

"iCrap phone 6".................."I will see you in an Apple and Note 4 article, bring it on there"...........smh; why do I come to this site?...Seriously..

36. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Would be awesome if tmobile had went with the octa-core version

37. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

That article is from Appleinsider. Go google a IP6 plus with natiive 2560x1440 resolution benchmark and see what scores it would have?

53. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Is that from an Apple fanboy site? Well, anyone with a brain knows the Note 4 runs games quite well. And everyone knows QHD graphics are more difficult to run than say 1080p. Apple is still hiding behind low resolutions, even when they finally go 750p and 1080p. Although 1080p is probably a mistake because now they have fragmentation and they open up the door for articles that say stupid but semi accurate things like "Apples new iphone 6 plus falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games---particularly in comparison to Apple's smaller iphone 6.

54. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Who to believe? You, a fanboy. Or the "fanboy" author? I choose the author. More educated.

55. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Actually I am probably more educated than the author and I have worked in the field before. Lol

57. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Judging from your posts, it doesn't seem like that.

60. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

My posts are fine, not popular with the itards, but fine. My points are always valid and I back up everything I say with evidence. I know people are not a fan of how I get my point across sometimes but they are always valid and sound whether you like it or not.

63. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Exactly, Sauce 2! (Coming from a Android user)

44. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I asked this question from samsung's representative that exynos model have a better audio dac? but he said both have same audio dac

50. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Weird, since the octacore has the Wolfson DSP and the quadcore uses the one from Qualcomm. http://www.techinsights.com/teardown.com/samsung-note-4-galaxy-alpha/

39. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

better performance, better audio dac, better battery, better cores (64 bits in android 5.0).

52. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Because ARM thought it was the best way of handling the latest ARM chips. Whether they did it for marketing or not I have no idea but who cares. It's a beast and the creators deem it's the best route so who am I to question.

9. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

I think I'll hold on to my Moto G till CES 2015. I'm waiting for the next HTC flagship (One m9 with 8MP ultrapixel?) or XpZ4. If it turns out to be disappointing, I'll buy a GN4 for a significantly cheaper price.

18. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Why the Note 4 Exynos with that lagging Touchwiz? Nexus 6 pure experience.

25. mschmal

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

My hubby has a Moto G (2013) currently running KitKat. I have a T-Mobile Note II running Jelly Bean. Everything on his phone launches quicker. I feel like I have a five year phone. Touch Wiz makes my phone laggy for very little added value. Oh and I never got KitKat. Thanks Sammy.

4. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

I feel my Nexus 5 is still good :)

21. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Gimme money and I buy it right now!

5. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I picked a 2014 Moto X instead, and I do not regret this choice at all. Coming from a rather small (by today's standards) Nexus One, switching to a full-fledged phablet would have been too big of a hop for me. However, now that I've been playing with it for a good week, I know that after some adaptation, I probably would get used to a huge phones like the Nexus 6. Still, the price and the fact that I am completely satisfied with my fresh Moto X right now are the two reasons why I do not plan to pick it at all.

7. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I had Note 3 and phablets are simply too big for me. Nexus 5 size is the best size for a smartphone and galaxy s5 size is the limit size for me.

8. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Love my Xperia Z2, it's basically perfect.

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