Is the Nexus tablet line better then a Surface Pro if price isn't a consideration between the two?
Is the Nexus tablet line better then a Surface Pro if price isn't a consideration between the two?
Price on the N6 is terrible.
Also, the Google Nexus Player is super disappointing. I was hoping they would take Google TV and knock it up a notch. Instead they just copied the Roku and left off the ethernet port. Seriously, all 3 offerings are just more of the same thing that we could already get elsewhere. What the hell were they thinking with this stuff?
They kinda destroyed the interest of the Nexus line with that price tag, duh.
I'm interested in the player if I can use my cable card tuner with it
I really didn't want the Nexus 6 due to its size, but that price...wtf. Is this a goodbye to the reasonably priced Nexus line?
The price is probably going to stop me from getting a N6. I was iffy on the size but was willing to try it at the old price point. Definitely not at 650 though.
I was gonna buy an N6 as my first smartphone but at that price I'm noping all the way to the bank. Nope nope nope.
They should have made an updated 5 at a decent price.
Last edited by Mist; 10-16-2014 at 04:30 AM.
Yeah, I don't get the strategy behind the N6. There are plenty of expensive flagship phones on the market already. The nice thing about the Nexus line was that it had pretty good specs at an affordable price. I'll stick with my N5, thanks.
I also don't get the 4:3 aspect ratio. I returned the first iPad because the black bars for movies drove me crazy. 16:9 works perfectly for reading PDFs, too, so I'm not sure what they thought the problem was.
I am wondering if the N5 might stick around longer than the N4 did, that way Google will have a smaller, less expensive alternative to the N6.
I'm still using my N4. I'll probably be using it for another year and hope next year the Nexus line gets a new, lower-price option. I'm on StraightTalk so I don't really have any cheap upgrade options and I don't want to sign with any of the main carriers.
You have some options. A 1+1 or MotoX might work for you.
How does the Moto X stack up to the Nexus 5 and 6?
I would really like a 1+1 but I don't have an invite.
Not as good, hardware wise. It has a nifty feature in the active display that I wish more manufacturers(that use amoled) would copy.
Ive got an N5 but it has a really tiny crack in the case near the Sim card. Doesn't really hurt it but I was ready to replace it.
Says the invite system is supposed to end in October. Maybe it's not October yet in China.
If someone has an invite I'll love you long time.
I don't understand how you guys can say its price is horrible. Compared to other high end phones it isn't bad.
iPhone 6 (16GB): $649
iPhone 6 (64GB): $749
iPhone 6 (128GB): $849
iPhone 6 Plus (16GB): $749
iPhone 6 Plus (64GB): $849
iPhone 6 Plus (128GB): $949
Moto X (2014): $499
Galaxy Note 4: $699-$825 (depending on carrier)
LG G3: $599 (T-Mobile price)
Galaxy S5: $609.60 (T-mobile)
HTC One M8: $649
Keep in mind the on-contract prices haven't been announced. Are you guys saying it's overpriced because you're used to cheap Nexus phones? Because the last Nexus phone to come to Verizon was $649 off contract (Source: Verizon Galaxy Nexus retail price: $649 | Android Central) and the last several Nexus phones have not been top of the line like this one.
But yes, the thing is fucking huge. I'm going to wait to play with it in in-store before I decide if it's too big. It probably will be.
Yes, it's pricing sucks compared to the previous Nexus phones. I'd rather have one that's not at the very top of the line for a reasonable price like N4 and N5. Either way, I don't want one of these big-ass phablets, so the pricing is moot.
650 is to much for a phone in my opinion even if it's the average. That is why the companies are laughing all the way to the bank when they lock you into these 2 year phone contracts. Also why the fuck would you ever pay 649 for a previous Nexus? It was like 400 or so for the top Nexus 5 from Google.
Wasn't Google previously selling the Nexus line at break even to get people invested in the Android system?
Now that system is matured, Google don't need to carry on pricing the Nexus brand so low and aim more upmarket. Handsets running Android may be dominant but iPhone turns in more profit when sold.
The N6 seems to be made of a more desirable material than before too.
I very much doubt high-end aftermarket phones have a meaningful market segment in the US. They might, some day, but not if they cut off support like this.
I wonder whether there just wasn't much to improve on the N5 at that price point? Going from N4 to N5 added LTE, which is a pretty big deal if you're in an area that gets LTE signal. But on that screen size, do I really care about whether the resolution is 1080p or something higher? Heck, I don't even know the resolution on my N5. The phone certainly isn't struggling to run any apps, battery life is more than a day, and... not sure what else I should care about?
Something I've been wondering - is the 649 actually the Google Play pricing? The phrases I've seen seem to sound like that is the prices the carriers will offer at, which would be similar to previous gens.
There was a leaked AT&T listing for the N6 at $49.99, but that was believed to be a placeholder price.
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All the people bitching about the N6's price are completely missing the point that the phone actually has 100% premium features. The N5 was "dumbed" down (albeit slightly) upon release compared to other phones of it's time/genre. The N6 is a premium "phablet" and they didn't skimp on anything. It works with all carriers, will get updates faster, and not have the bloat bullshit that all the other phones get.
Nexus One: $530 (not reduced)
Nexus S: $550 (not reduced)
Galaxy Nexus: $600 (not reduced)
Nexus 4: $300 (comparatively discounted - $600 for S3)
Nexus 5: $350 (comparatively discounted, slightly below specs than peers)
So the price really isn't that out of hand. At all. And their aim is to have a straight up competitor to other flagships instead of a discounted phone that is mainly to show off the latest features of Android. At least that's what it seems. It is an awesome phone imo. Maybe I'm way off base but I think people are idiots for getting butthurt over the price.
Also just noticed I was like a year late in replying on my previous post, whoops.
And even if the Nexus was only how I described for two iterations, it was the most recent two, and thus what consumers were "expecting" out of the N6. I'm not saying Google pulled the wool over anyone's eyes, they just aren't releasing a product that most people who liked the Nexus line for what it was want.
Nexus 6 comes without bloatware (I think. Nice positive)
Stock Android (Not touchwiz bullshit also positive)
Without Stylus (may or may not be an issue for each person. I could survive just fine without one on my note)
Without External Storage (BIG BIG negative for me personally)
Some camera differences (I give 0 fucks about but this either way some people really care about this)
Better pricing (but it is getting a price increase over previous generations)
For me the kicker is external storage. I have a huge high quality audio book library that I keep on my sd card and while I don't listen to all of them at once I do like to have that readily available when I am in the mood to listen to my favorites. I tried uploading them to google music and listening to them on demand but that just drained my battery and caused AT&T to start bandwidth throttling.
Also it seems like the lack of support for external storage is just a money grab from device creators when they do it. Otherwise going from 32gb to 64gb internal storage would raise the cost of the phone by like $10 bucks.
Last edited by Selix; 10-19-2014 at 09:56 AM.
Enough about the phone. Do we think the tablet is going to be ok for looking at comics (my only use case for a larger tablet)?
But if it's mainly for comics you really do want a 10" so it's a full size page in portrait mode. The bright side is you don't need a lot of horsepower for this. If you can find a cheap Nexus 10 or Tab 10.1 or something like that you'd be golden as far as comics go.
9" will be lighter though, quite possibly worth the trade off for a slightly smaller screen. Folks say they have no problem reading on a 9 either so there's that.
I think people are missing the point while arguing about minutia.
It's AS expensive as every other phone out there. Thus there is nothing setting it apart.
The reason the Nexus line was a success was the price point.
When someone goes into a store, they are probably going to gloss over this phone and get a Galaxy Note.
^ true. People who are pretty big tech geeks probably won't gloss over it, but the general public I would imagine will. And it isn't even cheaper than the Note 4 if you consider the (basically) $200 off Samsung is running right now.
We can move on to other points on Wednesday, October 22nd. Please continue to discuss the price frustration. Thank you.
The price is so frustrating that I came and shit at the same time. I mean, that's not healthy right? I couldn't even tell which action was more pleasurable.
I would say it's only unhealthy if it's coming out the same hole. Who doesn't enjoy a good dump and pump once in a while?
The more I think about it, the more sure I become that I'll get the N6. It's got the specs to keep me happy for 2-3 years, but the most important bit is this:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
LTE: Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41
CA DL: Bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29
All those radios in 1 device. As a prepaid user this is a fucking godsend. Barring manufacturing/design flaws being exposed after it releases, I will be buying this as soon as I can afford it.
Essentially, the last week for me has been this:
Are you switching carriers that often?
Nope, but options are always good, especially if I plan on staying with this phone for over 2 years. If I ever see LTE in my area I'd probably switch carriers to whoever has it if the rates are reasonable. Hell, if a carrier finally eliminates the dead zones I encounter on the drive to work I might switch.
Looks like my speculation that the 649 price was only the carrier price was wrong, at least according to articles I've seen Play has it for the same price. Also unusually I haven't seen it on the Canadian Play store.
Yeah, it is up on the Play Store now for $649 for 32gb and $699 for 64gb. Still can't actually order it yet, but it is showing on there.
It was up for preorder briefly, but just like the 4 and 5, sold out almost instantly.
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