Poll: What do you think about the $649 price for the Nexus 6?
posted by Michael H. / Oct 15, 2014, 12:18 PM
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
Google Nexus 6 OS: Android 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- 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)
Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014
Note 4 over this any day.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:20 PM 39
Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 30, 2014
and settle with touchwiz?! No thanks
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:21 PM 40
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
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:23 PM 25
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:30 PM 31
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:48 PM 13
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 1:46 PM 8
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 9:44 PM 2
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:34 PM 10
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 1:47 PM 3
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
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:47 PM 8
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 1:39 PM 3
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 1:00 PM 2
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 1:14 PM 4
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 1:21 PM 5
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 1:45 PM 0
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.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 2:21 PM 0
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