Poll results: Do you think that the Nexus brand is getting overpriced?

Google spoiled us with the $300 Nexus 4 and the $350 Nexus 5, selling those two editions near cost in order to get the respective new version of its Android mobile OS to as many hands as possible. Those happy times seemed gone for good with the Nexus 6, and now the Nexus 5X and 6P come to reconfirm. The 5X is again made by LG, like the 4th and 5th Nexus editions, but starts you off at $379, and that's for the paltry 16 GB version, whereas in line with tradition this Nexus doesn't offer a memory card slot for storage expansion.

It only gets worse from here, though, as for the first time Google introduced a second Nexus to go along with the LG one, made by Huawei. The 6P offers a more premium chassis, a larger, higher resolution display, and faster chipset, as well as 32 GB of storage in its basic version, but starts from $500, too, a price that seems to steep for a Nexus-branded phone

Granted, this year's editions are no-compromise phones, with a brand new 12.3 MP cameras that has a sensor size more akin for a point-and-shoot compact camera than a mobile phone. Still, compared to its previous editions, the Nexus line seems to have hit a fork in the road, and taken the more expensive route. That is why we asked you yesterday if you think that the Nexus brand is getting overpriced, or is it still worth it for what the 5X and 6P offer. Well, the jury has spoken, and just 20% of our respondents are happy with having a more souped-up Nexus for more money, while most of you think that the line is getting expensive, though 30% think that's only the case abroad, while the US pricing is fine.

Nexus 5X 16 GBNexus 5X 32 GBNexus 6P 32 GBNexus 6P 64 GBNexus 6P 128 GB





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Do you think that the Nexus brand is getting overpriced?

Yes, the happy Nexus times are over
No, the Nexus 5X and 6P are priced well for what they offer
In the US the 5X and 6P are priced fine, but the pricing abroad is too high

Related phones

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(20h talk time)
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(23h talk time)



1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Results are spot on, they are more expensive than previous generations (4 and 5) but still are affordable in US, in other countries the price is joke

9. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I think the current prices are fine, but just about everyone discussing the Nexus phones are ignoring the 3 phones that came before the Nexus 4. None of them were priced to be affordable. All of them were over $500 and didn't offer a phone that was even close to how premium the 6P is, even for their time. The international prices are too high, but we've all kind of assumed the Nexus line is supposed to be about affordability because of the 4 and 5, when those are the only two out of the lineup that were cheap. Google has struck a good balance this year.

19. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

We also need to wait on the results of these phones in terms of performance. Because lets be honest, the nexus hardware has always done better than other phones of equivalent hardware because of their software optimizations. Plus, if the camera turns out to be as good as the specs indicate these might be the phones of the year. So why not wait until the reviews to actually make a proper judgment on the price?

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I would take Nexus 6 over both at 350$

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nexus 6 was very overpriced.

37. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Initially yes, now at $350 it's actually very tempting over either of these new ones. It's also a huge problem for the Moto X Style phones, but most people aren't even aware a Nexus 6 exists so it doesn't matter.

3. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nexus time is NOT over as the camera & battery are much better & software updates much quicker, but the nexus 5x 32gb is £50 over priced.

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Nexus 6p is prices right, but the Nexus 5x could be $50 cheaper. No biggie though, prices will be cheaper by time.

5. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That's funny..we want decent device with latest specs but want to pay half of the price. I am Ok to pay full flagship price but give me reliability like apple Iphone has.

10. Tizo101

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

what reliability? even the battery on an iPhone is not reliable. I think even low end phones are reliable now, not to mention midrange.

14. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Only a person that never owned Iphone can say that.

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Then buy a Samsung, they charge a crap ton for their phones and I've never had one die or need warranty repairs. Every HTC I owned I needed to have warranty work done on them.

20. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Not really. I also owned HTC repair service is horrific I went through I doubt I ever going back to them. The point is that people still expect Nexus line to be dirty cheap but why if the product it self not onl have decent hardware but most important well taken care of software that so few ever do in the myriad OEM's around the world.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Those who think, $649 is to much for 128GB of storage and the nice hardware and design of the 6P are simply stupid. Consider Apple charges that for only 16GB and Samsung is at 32GB for roughly the same. If I liked the Nexus device I would sell my S6 Edge+ and get it, but I dont like Vanilla android...it's boring.

7. bpcooper14

Posts: 32; Member since: May 14, 2014

Everyone wants more for less. With mid-range phones now being extremely affordable and capable, the high-end "flagship" phone has less appeal except for being the newest flashy toy on the block. That being said, I feel that the US prices are fair. Abroad - not so much.

11. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I wish I could cancel my Moto X Pure....but Motorola is being lame right now.

15. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

it took me precisely 28 days from the day I ordered my Moto G 3 Gen to cancel an return it apart from numerous emails calls and chats. Costumer service is to avoid at all cost :(

17. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Motorola customer service is crap now? That's sad.

22. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Hmmm...yes indeed.Googling about consumers rights and found this website it's flooded with complains and you know what? Most of them 2014-2015 just about in time Motorola became acquisition of Lenovo. Website is called ConsumerAffairs. I was to get X Style/Pure but after my 28 days ordeal I changed my mind. Only after warning them I will write to Jays Close and if that won't help I will find CEO address and write letter in form of complain motorola costumer service came back tome in 2 hours and the next day I got my return label . Fuk them. I live in London by the way.

18. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Pricing would be fine with me if the nexus phones had more features and something better than the 810 inside

23. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

No, they're cheaper than the competition by miles.

25. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

It's still $300 cheaper than an iphone when you compare 64gb model.

26. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Don't compare IPhone to robocop nexus P6 lmao.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um...the rococop design is way better. The 6plus is laughably bad. It's the same size as a Nexus 6 with a much smaller screen. Almost as laughable as the Xperia Z ultra but the difference is the Xperia Ultra never pretended to be cool. Lol

29. brasstax

Posts: 544; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The current generation Nexus, especially the Huawei 6P, is perfectly priced - neither astoundingly cheap nor prohibitively expensive. That being said, neither of the two is really worth buying over the Nexus 6, especially if you don't mind large phones. The Nexus 6 will definitely prove faster in real word usage including gaming. The 2.7ghz SD805 is still faster than the severely neutered 1.8ghz SD810 & I have not even touched upon the inevitable throttling that is bound to occur when gaming. The only reason why you might pick the 6P over the nexus 6 is if you want to brag about 64 bit silicon & don't play enough intensive games to mind the performance hit.

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

379 is cheap, it's just 30 bucks more than the Nexus 5. Although the jump is huge in Canada.

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