Poll: What do you think about the $649 price for the Nexus 6?

The long wait for the new Nexus 6 has finally come (almost) to an end. We now know exactly what to expect from the device and much of what to expect from Android 5.0 Lollipop. We have a preorder date, availability, and a tentative release window for the device. And, we have a surprising price tag on the new Google handset: $649.

In the general scheme of things, this price tag shouldn't really be all that surprising. The iPhone 6 costs $649 on full retail and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is listed at $699 on Verizon and a whopping $849 on AT&T. Except for a couple notable exceptions, smartphones tend to cost around $600 at full retail. Nexus devices had been one of those exceptions with price tags in the $300 to $400 range. But, for whatever reason, this year is different. This year, the price tag for the Nexus 6 mirrors that of other flagship devices, and we want to know how you feel about that (though we can hazard a guess).

So, let us know: what do you think about the Nexus 6 price tag? Should a Nexus cost the same as other flagships? Is it too much? Do you even care, or were you not planning to buy a Nexus anyway? Vote in the poll, and let us know in the comments.

What do you think of the Nexus 6 price tag?

The Nexus should cost the same as other flagships
I would honestly pay more for it
Google should have kept it around $400
It doesn't matter because I'm not buying one anyway

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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. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Note 4 over this any day.

2. Lokulan

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

and settle with touchwiz?! No thanks

6. Busyboy unregistered

Does the Nexus 6 have a 16mp OIS camera? No. Does the Nexus 6 have premium build like the Note 4? No. Does the Nexus 6 have a useful stylus? No. Does the Nexus 6 have a finger scanner? No. Therefore Note 4 is superior, especially since the price between the two are similar

9. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Neuxs 6 has a 13MP with OIS. Nexus 6 has (likely) a FAR superior build quality than the Note 4. The Sammy fingerprint reader is horrid and useless. Note 4 is also $100 more expensive. The only reason you can argue for a Note 4 being superior would be for the Stylus. Everything else, and a whole lot more, favor the Nexus 6.

26. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Hey!,... The nexus 6 yes it has a 13MP but it doesn't come close to the Note 4's 16MP-OIS ISOCELL combo and the build quality thing the Note 4 has metal farme just like your Nexus 6 but it doesn't have a removable back for your SD-Card expansion and a removable battery and that is a huge one for the Note 4 and with it's Exynos 5433 with it's 64-bit capability and with the release of Android Lollipop It'll be a beast.

41. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

When the Exynos Note 4 will get Android 5 there will be a 64bit capable Nexus 5 2015 XD. BTW that SoC (Exynos 5433) is not a full 64bit ARMv8 thanks to its 32 bit memory controller.

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

WTH should I do with removable battery.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Swap in a spare battery when power runs down and go from 0-100% in a minute. It's actually insanely useful when you're not around a wall to hug.

52. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I have no interest in a colossal 6 inch phone that doesn't do anything to take advantage of it's size. In the unlikely event of me buying a phablet the Note 4 would be my first choice.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've seen two reviews of the Note 4 fingerprint scanner, both said it worked really well. And the build quality of the Note 4 is superb. He is right, the Note 4 is superior in nearly every way.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Motorola cameras have been so amazing in the past. Oh wait....

75. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The Note 4 has split screen multitasking, which is automatically a big win on Samsung's part.

89. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Note 4 has a better display ! ;) Note 4 has better 'features' .. samsung has cut down significantly on bloatware this year. Note 4 definitely has better camera with OIS and auto phase detection. Nexus has only one thing going for it - os updates but then samsung also updates its flagship for 2 years.

14. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Similar price range? No. Does Note 4 have the smoothness and responsiveness like the nexus phones? No. Does Note 4 has the longer lifetime of software updates? No. Does Note 4 has free RAM or internal memory such as nexus? No.

53. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not sure I'd say "lifetime" of updates. There was talk that the N4 wouldn't receive L and it's just over 2 years old. Any Nexus older than that will not get L. Also not sure what you mean with your last sentence but I thought both devices started off at 32GB and 3GB of RAM, but the Note has a SD slot so I'd think that would be an advantage to the Note. Samsung is still offering the $200 trade-in for your old phone, which would make the Note 4 even cheaper that the N6. End of the day, Google priced the N6 too high. There are many out there that already thought the phone was too big and now the price tag is as well. This will only help Note 4 sales.

24. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Does the Nexus 6 get delayed Android updates like Note 4? No (Lets us see after how many months Note 4 gets Android 5.0). Does the Nexus 5 lag even with Snapdragon 805 + 3GB RAM like Note 4? No. (Thanks to TouchWiz in Note 4) Does Nexus 6 have cr@ppy Pentile Matrix display like Note 4? No. (500+ ppi reduces to 350+ ppi in actual) Does Nexus 6 UI looks childish like Note 4's TouchWiz? No. Does Nexus 6 comes with restrictions like Region Lock or KNOX or Encrypted BootLoader like in Note 4? HELL NOOOO. Yes... Note 4 is superior to Nexus 6, I agree... /SARCASM

29. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Just wait for the Android Lollipop update comes to the Exynos variant of the Note 4 it'll take a huge advantage of the 64-bit capability that your Nexus beat with it's 32-bit SD805

49. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Your either uneducated or trolling. The exynos has a 32bit memory bottleneck. Any improvements going to 64bit will be all but negated. Also, for 99% of your apps, you will see NO DIFFERENCE. For 99% of your experience, you will see NO DIFFERENCE. You sound like an iFan arguing that the iphone is now better because its 64 bit... yet people see NO DIFFERENCE. Its still just mid pack in things that matter like battery life.

76. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

On a side note... O M G It's Remixfa...

40. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

N6 has a QHD Amoled display like the one of the Note 4, so I expect that it will feature the same pentile matrix.

57. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Note 4 does not lag. And, yes, it is superior.

28. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Motorola build quality is much better than Samsung

45. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

That for sure....we can see nexus 6 pics....looks so premium.

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am a Samsung guy but this Nexus is a better unit that the Samsung. I am sorry but the Samsung Note 4 is not that much different than the Note 3. That's why I am going with the Nexus 6 over the Note 4. Also the support the Nexus 6 will get over the Note 4 will be day and night. TW is horrible compared to the STOCK Android 5.0 Lollipop. It will be a long time before the Note 4 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop.

38. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Where is the "Premium build" in the Note 4, I see a big amount of plastic as the N6. Stylus? Useless considering that the vast majority of the people are not professional drawers or designers. I owned a Note and I've never used it once. Finger scanner? Who need when tou can use a faster way to unlock it like with your smartwatch N6 has Android 5 and no bloatware so is clearly superior at least in the software side.

42. Busyboy unregistered

I don't see the Nexus 6 with a metal frame like the Note 4, do you? And according to one of the PA polls, most people would buy the Note 4 just because it comes with a stylus. Maybe the Nexus has an edge on software, but I personally like the Note 4 software.

59. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Of course it has a Metal frame like the Moto X 2014!

63. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

it has a metal frame just like Samsung's, if not better than the outdated chambered edges design.

51. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

According to the specs despite it being a 13MP camera it still has OIS and an aperture of f/2.0 which means noise control and low light photos should be pretty good depending on what sensor they put in there and the lens is TBD. The extra 3MP won't be missed. Motorola phones are known to have robust build quality even without the use of metal.

61. Phonecall01 unregistered

Stulus...!!?.... Finger scanner!!!??... Trying too hard. Note 4 is a great phone but most people who like the Nexus with pure Google experience wouldn't even consider a Galaxy Note with that Sammy beloved "physical" gone button.

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