Your Nexus 6 met the concrete and is now in shambles? Google may replace it for you

Your Nexus 6 met the concrete and is now in shambles? Google may replace it for you
We've heard before that Google may be working on a program, which allows unfortunate Nexus owners who managed to destroy their handset in an accident, to get a replacement, albeit a refurbished unit, cost-free. Details are still a bit hazy and not everyone has had success with getting their phones replaced, but the general gist of it is that if you own a first-hand-bought Google Nexus 5 phone and happen to, say, drop it and shatter its screen – Google will try and replace the unit (one-time offer per purchased phone only).

Well, it seems this replace policy is also valid for Nexus 6 owners, as an (un)lucky Reddit user reports that after dropping and shattering their Lollipop-laden phablet on the cold pavement, simply writing to Google about the incident resulted in a new phone being immediately shipped to them. The device was bought from the Google Play store, which probably helped with things being so speedy, and the user had to send the broken unit back, of course.

Now, we'd wager that there is still a certain amount of chance involved with things going so smoothly, but still – there you have it. Don't go throwing your Nexus 6 around, believing it's invincible, but if you do happen to have an unlucky day where the (not-so) little guy just decides to slip out of your hand or pocket – know that Google may have you covered.

source: Reddit via Phandroid

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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. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


2. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Wonder if they'll cover my ATT Nexus 6...

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

i've had 2 incidents where my phone fell on the floor face up and still shattered.......all companies should do the above SERIOUSLY

5. james58385

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

That is one brittle display.. They really should.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not everyone should do it. Only the companies that charge you the cost of 5 of their phones should do it, cough Apple.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That is is pretty sweet, others build the cost of another phone into original sale price then sell insurance on top to make sure if help is needed that its all on your dime.

7. stO_obs

Posts: 10; Member since: May 22, 2014

FYI: I did this with the Nexus 5 and inquired about the 6 months ago. The replacement is a one time replacement PER account. So if you did it with a Nexus 5 you probably won't be able to do it again.

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