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The Motorola Nexus 6, one of the first Android 5.0 Lollipop phones, is official. The short version is we've got a 6-inch, Snapdragon 805-powered handset with a whopping QHD display resolution and an all-new version of Google's mobile OS. No firm dates yet on when we'll be able to get it, but we do at least know that Google will sell it from the Play Store starting at $649.

We've got the long version after the break, including bands for both the North American and Rest of World models.

CategoryFeatures
OSAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Screen5.96" 2560 x 1440 QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi)
16:9 aspect ratio
Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Camera13 MP with optical image stabilisation
Dual LED ring flash
f/2.0 aperture
4K video capture at 30fps
Front Camera2 MP
HD Video Conferencing
Size82.98 mm x 159.26 mm x 10.06 mm
Weight184 g
ColorMidnight Blue, Cloud White
Channels, North AmericaGSM: 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
Channels, Rest of WorldGSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: not supported
WCDMA Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
LTE Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/9/19/20/28/41
CA DL: B3-B5, B3-B8
Audio OutputDual front-facing speakers
CPUQuad core Krait 450 CPU 2.7 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)
GPUAdreno 420
RAM3GB
Wireless802.11ac 2 x 2 (MIMO)
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
Memory32 GB & 64 GB
PortsMicro USB 2.0, Nano SIM, 3.5 mm audio
SensorsGPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer
Battery3220 mAh
Talk time: up to 24 hours
Standby time up to 300 hours
Internet use time up to 8.5 hrs Wi-Fi, 7 hrs LTE
Wireless charging built-in
Turbo charger gives up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

286 Comments
  • Dat price doe -_- Posted via Android Central App
  • Who do you think decides the price? Google or Motorola. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Reflects the higher quality of Motorola products vs. LG, I guess. I also hope antennas will be more sensitive. In some areas I can hardly get any T-Mo signal with my Nexus 5 where my friend's Nokia gets at least 2 bars. I'm sure Motorola would, too, as radios are Moto's traditional strength.
  • I thought the same thing when I compared my Nexus 5 to Moto X - Nexus 5 had fewer bars. However, looking at signal strength in dBm showed they actually had the same signal strength. tl;dr
    Bars are an unreliable way to compare signal strength
  • Bars may be imprecise, but signal drops are signal drops. There's spots in our house where the Nexus 4 and sometimes my Nexus 5 drop signal altogether. It was so bad that we just replaced my wife's 4 with a Moto G, and it gets a solid signal everywhere. I do wish other OEMs put more effort in ensuring smartphones worked reliably as phones.
  • I've had a nexus 4 for over a year and no issues like that. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yep. Same case on Verizon - in the house Moto has superior signal (compared to Note 3 and S4). They are mostly out of signal out dropping calls.
  • Thanks, guys, for confirming my experience. I also figured that the number of bars may not be a precise indicator of signal strength but if I can't make and take a phone call when there are no bars, that's enough confirmation for me. BTW, the same goes for LTE signals. I just have a greater confidence in Motorola antennas than in LG. Nokia, having been a mobile leader for such a long time, also has mastered the art of radio antennas (or is it antennae?)
  • Antennas Posted via Android Central App
  • Antennae in Australia.
  • Lenovo Posted via Android Central App
  • It was listed at $50 on contract. That's not too bad. Posted via Android Central App
  • That was just a placeholder using the LG vista. It'll prob be around 100
  • That is still very doable for what you get. I hope to God the carrier models are treated like iPhones and have no carrier bloat and signal interference. Sent from my Nexus 5
  • Don't count on it the gnex on sprint and verizon had bloat Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day through my moto 360
  • Unless Google is offering huge subsidies, no way it'll be $100 on contract. More like $200, just like all the other $600+ phones.
  • Whopping spec and Whopping size. It'll be great! The size will put loads off. Uk price please?
  • Yes, however the specs really match the price. Stinks that the end is here for cheaper phones with stock Android (for the Nexus line, at least), but really happy to have a device with top end specs running stock.
  • I agree. I'm just waiting to have a hands-on to really know if it's too big or not.
  • The N4 had top end specs when it was released. As I recall there wasn't a phone on the market with a better CPU or more RAM. Posted via Android Central App
  • No LTE was a major let down for the N4 Posted via the Android Central App
  • i decided recently to only buy 'older' phones, instead of forking over the dough for the latest and greatest. i just bought an HTC M8 off ebay for 350...i'm happy with that. especially considering i usually root and rom right away.
  • http://youtu.be/tQ_fnYhI1HU ↓ ↓ ↓
  • Honestly, I'm not sure this phone size is for me, but I'd either A) buy the phone through T-Mobile's equipment payment plan, or B) get a different device from Google Play, like an M8. There are always other options.
  • With this price it clears out all the year common folk who year after year expected group discounts and demanded that price break Google gave discounted price breaks on the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus and ate the fact no profits would be made. Now it's time for people to realize Motorola needs the money drastically and Google could use the cash why not. Plain and simple Nexus Socialist it's time to spend some money for a change no more expected discounts shell out time. Rest assured 75 to 80% of the Nexus Socialist who bought the Nexus 5 won't be buying this handset it's to rich for their blood. They'll make the common excuse I'll enjoy android L on my boring, dull, battery draining Nexus 5 with the crappy camera instead of buying the better new product.
    At the end of the day the Nexus fanboys don't like spending money they like feeling holier than thou and feeling entitled. Pretty shameful at best. Thank God for October 17th I spend for the best every year not a pretender. From my Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile via Android Central App
  • So people that buy nexus phones are tight? n5
  • I can't speak for the rest of you, but I am! lol I prefer "frugal" though. :p Still price isn't everything, it's also too big IMO and no Qi chill sucks and is a step backwards
    Plus you can pretty much get a Z3 at that price, and some of us aren't blindly brand loyal. Also, *insert asexual innuendo here*. EDIT: according to comments, it does have wireless charging. Posted via Android Central App
  • Well, yeah. iPhone users are wealthiest followed by Samsung users. At the bottom are Nexus users. /s Posted via the Android Central App
  • One thing that is true, Nexus users do tend to whine the most when it come to price. It it more popular with the younger audience.
  • like a man's anoos
  • What an odd, rambly, and unnecessarily insulting post.
  • It's like he's his own troll, sometimes.
  • He thinks half-ass'd insults make his posts valid. Posted via Android Central App
  • $700 is cheap for you?
  • He's just talking out his ass Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day through my moto 360
  • Just shut up idiot. Not everyone wants or likes only Samsung devices. That's the beauty of android. In fact, most would say TouchWiz is a very big negative so this phone is actually better and cheaper!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Most people who say that haven't actually used it tho. Posted via Android Central App
  • Haven't you gotten tired of being everyone's bitch? You're the pretender little boy. Lol Posted via Android Central App
  • Why is it so hard for you guys to ignore this guy? Don't feed the troll and he will starve. Does anyone know how to act like an adult these days? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Better yet, AC should just ban him like every other Android site has. Posted via Android Central App
  • Maybe people feed the troll on purpose because they enjoy watching it dance? Posted via Android Central App
  • But.. but he's not just a troll! He's AC's PET troll. He's like the court jester that comes in acting the fool, everybody gets their kicks in (or watches from the sidelines), rinse, repeat! Everybody has a grand old time and waits for the next one...
  • I will admit that it is fun sometimes to see him get people all riled up over a cell phone/OS; but it's always the same people that resort to name calling and just lose it over what he says. It's just sad to see that on almost every article I read. That's all I'm saying. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I could care less about what he post. What irritates me is it turns a good convo into a rant about him. Just ignore and it wont be as fun for him.
  • This Posted via Android Central App
  • cool story bro
  • I won't be giving samsuck another penny of my money. Plain and simple. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Blah.... I'm YarrellRichard Blah... I live a sad pathetic live Blah... I troll all day Blah.. Samsung good Blah... others bad Blah... I love to put my Galaxy Note in my rectum on vibrate Blah.. I love TouchWiz all over me
  • When tablets with even better specs start costing as much as phones then I'll get with what you are saying. But when I get a smaller screen with less specs, the exception maybe being the camera then this is plain price gouging. The OnePlus One, Google (in the past) and other Chinese manufacturers have shown you don't have to make your products cost a lot to offer a great device. I blame Motorola personally as like Apple and other American companies they are fine with making us pay high mark ups for their products.
  • You don't know what the word socialist actually means, do you. Posted via Android Central App
  • For instance, I'm a socialist who bought a nexus phone only once and at the full flagship price (300$ on contract).
    So, I guess I gotta reconsider my views :))
  • Honestly, the Nexus 6 has great specs at a price that isn't outrageous for the hardware provided. I have no problem paying for quality. That said, the reason that I won't be trading my N5 for the new N6 is due to size; I have no interest in a phone that large. I want something that is in the 4.5" to 5" range.
  • Spoken like a true troll.
  • Says the Richard..... with his EIP and jump plan.... And yes i did mean the Richard.... as we all know what is short for Richard... in more ways than one
  • dick! Posted via the Android Central App
  • shut up clown... you're a cancer to humanity Posted via the Android Central App
  • There are more punctuation marks available besides a full stop.
  • I don't care what anyone else says, I agree with you. A lot of people usually get a Nexus because of price and they will immediately think the Nexus 6 is too expensive. I wonder what Nexus fanboys praise now that the price has been brought into reality. Should see reddit, all the people complaining about the price. I always hated Nexus fanboys because they always felt entitled to cheap high end stuff, when that is not how things work.
  • I don't think it's about entitlement. It's more that they've been conditioned to expect it. I would say I'm a Nexus fan, but there are now better options out there at this price.
  • No, you have not seen the comments after the Nexus 5 release when newer phones came out. On The Verge, to AC to AP, every other comment complained about price of devices. Then on r/Android, Nexus devices are seen as the holy grail. I jave gotten so tired of Nexus elitists all across the web. It is annoying as fuck, and now they can't champion price as a positive of the Nexus line finally. Hell, you can see two articles over people complaining about the price of the Nexus 6. It is annoying, I have been on this site for years, but Android snobs are the worse.
  • I don't know what an Android snob means, but I figure to each his own. If you like Nexus devices great, if you like something else. More power to you. That's the beauty of Android. There is an option to suit almost any preference, as long as your preference isn't IOS or Windows phone I guess.
  • You made the most general comment possible. I am talking about Nexus elitists and #HOLOYOLO people.
  • I generally think that #HOLOYOLO people are, in general, generally OK.... I guess.
  • I been reading the comments from other sites and it's true.
    I don't have a problem with Yarrell post because honestly it's the truth. Posted from a place you cannot see comes a sound you will not hear
  • Brought into reality? It's, what, $250 less expensive than an iPhone 6 Plus? That was the price difference with the Nexus 5 too.
  • I think that people see the price and the eyes pop, but are not really thinking about what is being offered. They cut no corners with this phone, and the price is still good in comparison to its true competition. It is a steal compared to the Note and the iPhone 6+. Posted via Android Central App
  • STFU u bitch ass nicca. Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • Honestly, I probably won't buy this because of the size, though the price makes me wonder. I just like not having garbage forced on my phone with software delays. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think in most cases its quite the opposite. Most folks, especially in earlier iterations, were buying Nexus devices off contract. Nexus owners were spending more out of pocket than people buying subsidized Samsung's, HTC's, Moto's, etc... My first Nexus device was the Nexus 5, that's the most money over ever spent on a device. I came from iPhone, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S4 and such. Now I have to decide, what will I get next? Nexus 6, Note 4, or iPhone 6 plus. I'm leaning toward the 6 plus because I have the Nexus 5. So, I could have both operating systems at the same time. I don't know, decisions.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • About 2 seconds before I scrolled down to see the comments I thought, "but dat price doe". I was presently surprised my thought immediately posted itself in the comments. Amazing!
  • That's paying for the whole thing. Under contract / financed will be less... Based on that, the Note 4 is $750...
  • Ya price has to be $500 or less since it's missing an SD card slot, IR blaster, better front facing camera & a better back camera Posted via the Android Central App
  • Also were is the 64-bit cpu? Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's on the new Nexus HTC tablet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Motorola may screw up a lot of things like cameras, but their antennas are usually rock solid.
  • Oh how I want this phone but that price.... Guess I'll wait to read reviews. Posted via the Android Central App
  • With those specs, what's wrong with the price?
  • Um nexus 5 was top of the line and half this price.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 5 was actually spec'd a bit lower than the competition at the time. When phones were being released with the new Snapdragon 801, the N5 had the 800. It was using the previous year's high end processor.
  • How was the 800 the previous year processor when the S4 came out 6 month prior to the nexus 5 with the brand new, at the time, Snap D 600? Posted via Android Central App
  • My timeline might actually be off, but I believe even if it was the best at the time it was just about to be dethroned. Something along the lines of "it's good now but will quickly be outdated".
  • Isn't that every dang phone though. If you use that logic this phone should be $350 off contract in 6 months.
  • Yeah, it's off. Posted via Android Central App
  • S4 was released 6 months earlier, if that should matter.
  • What phone had an 801 in 2013? The Nexus 5 was right there with all the competition of that time and was far less in price... The Nexus 6 is the same if not slightly higher in specs than all the competition but $300 higher than the previous model...no...IMO...
  • I wonder how the N6 specs compare with the new iPhone 6 models. Especially when considering their respective costs.
  • Nexus was there for the most part not completely. It had 700 mAh less than G2 (30%smaller) but same resolution. Lower quality camera, weaker speaker and lack of external storage unlike (non US ) G2. Also .2 in smaller screen and larger bezels. Now look at the Moto X 2014
    Camera improved (w OIS) screen not smaller but significantly bigger with 40% more pixels to push and adequate battery size increase to that (40%). Processors are all new and better. It even has wireless charging (unlike moto x). It even offers more storage. So every bump it has really cost more money and it would be surprise if it makes in total 150$.
    With these specs you can't really make the case against pricing. Gnex was out much later that S2 and the only area with advantage was screen, while the camera and speaker were atrocious compared to S2. The bump in pixels and LTE was not followed with adequate battery increase so it ended up dying much quicker.also no external memory. So, this is the first Nexus phone that comes with no drawbacks when compared to the device it's "built on" out following. And also the first that won't be easily trumped in specs by any OEM (for those who care) within 3 to 6 months.
  • Ya...I have a Nexus 5 and it was not created with "top of the line" hardware. The CPU wasn't, the display wasn't, the camera wasn't, it only had 16gb or 32gb memory, cheap plastic, small battery, etc... It was deserving of its $350 price tag. This one is deserving of the price tag it has, since it's better than pretty much everything on the market, hardware-wise.
  • As just mentioned by Comineeyeaha, the Nexus 5 was near-spec for top of the line last year, but the Nexus 6 is over-specced, with truly top of the line specs as of right now. The fastest processor and QHD; you're not going to get that for $350 from a major manufacturer. Looks to me like the Nexus line has finally matured.
  • over-specc'd?
    It's almost identical to a Note4, but the Note's screen is slightly higher PPI, and it has a digitizer, and it supports SD cards, and it has a fingerprint scanner, and it has a better camera... It's no better specc'd compared to the rest of the market than the Nexus 5 was at release.
  • You can't compare Samsung with any OEM, period ! :) Seriously, one of the reasons why they can afford to throw just about anything current in hardware (at competitive price) is their size and even more the fact that they actually produce a lot it in house and therefore save on expenses have less of supply headache while ordering - i.e. displays, cameras, processors, sensors etc.
    Even that you named the extras it comes with it still costs more (100$) for an average Joe who doesn't necessarily care for them. Still I can counter those points with (very likely assumption) things that matter to me and my media use of a phablet.
    Nexus has a louder speaker and front facing and bigger screen. And most likely with longer laying battery (lighter software plus IPS)
    Then (unlike n4) comes with wireless charging (at no extra cost) and it's pretty much water resistant (water splash, dips etc). I was obsessing with caring spare batteries all the time (on gnex and S3 especially) , had sworn not to buy a phone without SD card. 2 years later I don't use phones ib the same way and couldn't care less for those features now.
    I tried the s-pen and never really used it so I have 0 reasons to prefer Samsung over any other phone solely on the "extras".
    So, whoever wins in the areas that are important to me, will have my money - be that HTC, LG, Sony, etc. That should be the case with any consumer.
  • The fact remains that there are other phones with better specs and lower or similar price.
  • Name 1
  • How do you know the note has a better camera?
    MP's only tell some of facts not whole story. Fingerprint scanner? Please... Expandable storage is nice but we know where Google stand on that. The notes big difference is the Spen . Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 5 was NOT top of the line Posted via Android Central App
  • Exactly Posted via Android Central App
  • Bye bye Nexus phones. Good knowing you. It was fun while it lasted. Let's see what comes out of OnePlus works and for how much.
  • Buy a Moto G. They're in your price range.
  • Thanks.
  • Yeah let's see if they embrace you like customer or just herding you like sheep that has to ask for a new carrot every time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wireless charging? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes, it's built in according to Motorola's Nexus Page.
  • Says supported on Motorola's site and without an asterisk. I'd say we're a go as far as that feature is concerned. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Relieved to see it has wireless charging. Been using the Nokia chargers and Airdock in the car on the N5; glad I don't have to change those accessories out. A little worried AT&T might mess with their version and go PMA but according to Wiki: "There is very little technical difference between these two inductive WPT specs. Any single transmitter or receiver device can now work with both of the most popular inductive WPT standards (PMA and Qi). Today, chip makers are providing “dual mode” inductive transmitter and receiver IC solutions. Eventually, these may enable devices that interoperate between standards, although no such hardware is currently available." Wonder if this "dual mode" thing is really in use on current phones.
  • Yes. It has it according to motos site https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli...
  • Sweet! Thanks for the clarification! Posted via Android Central App
  • I wonder why the N6 does have it and Moto X (2014) does not, if the N6 is based on it?!? Don't get it... I wasn't sure cuz of the N6 price and thought about going to Moto X (2014), but so used to wireless charging its a deal breaker for me
  • I agree. Not sure why its not on moto x. But neither is OIS on moto x. Google must have more of an influence on internals for nexus. In case you were doubting that post its also on official android webpage as well
    https://sites.google.com/a/pressatgoogle.com/android-10-15/nexus6
  • I hope so, I just bought 4 chargers in preparation.
  • With all those specs it's weird that we aren't at 3.0 on the USB yet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • With that wonky wide usb cable? Didn't somebody try that already?
  • It's on the Note 3, but you can still use a 2.0 cable as well. I suppose it would be different if it were the same form-factor as the 2.0. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung put it on the Note 3 and Galaxy S5. The Note 4 backed away from it. As a Note 3 user I can say I love the speed of charging of 3.0 but the plug doesn't stay in well at all. -Shawn
    Noting the world one S-Pen at a time.
  • S5 had 2.0 IIRC. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No it is USB 3 Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Yea, 3.0 is already dead.
    Manufacturers are going to skip straight to the USB3.0 type-c connector.
    But that is going to take a couple of years.
  • LTE Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41 Band 12.. T-Mobile/US Cellular/and other rural carriers will be happy.
  • LTE Band 3 at last. Travellers to Europe will be happy, too!
  • Still no mention of Qi here? Does it support it out of the box?
  • https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli...
    Says it does
  • Thanks... I see that in the previous comments now... they weren't there when I first posted. Guess I took too long studying the specs before posting. Hey AC... Add that to the specs please! :)
  • Fuck, I am excited for this phone. Stealing another family member's upgrade, i think...
  • Ha, ha! ...Won't that initiate a Civil War in your house though?
  • What's the price on and off contract for this in the UK? Posted via Android Central App on my N5 with Android L
  • Well quite. Better assume for the time being that we shan't be able to afford it. Could be pleasantly surprised though... Edit: Yes, not bad if these rumours are true:
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nexus-6-release-date-rumours-news-spe... Posted via Android Central App
  • It's $650 which converts to £407. So we'll probably pay £600 n5
  • Eh? You don't get an 'on contract price' in the UK. It will be from free up to full price depending on the term of your contract, the monthly payment and the network, the same as every other phone.
  • So ambient display? We talking Moto X like notifications? Or just ambient brightness settings?
  • This really put a dash in my plans. I was hoping I would be able to get an affordable phone, with near top of the line specs off contract. So now the cheapest option I have is what, the Moto X 2014? I wasn't too thrilled about that one.
  • Too bad you're so prejudiced. The X is a great experience. Don't let your inner spec wh*re get the best of you. Posted via Android Central App
  • Too bad you like to be an a** and jump to conclusions. I'm writing this on an original moto x. There doesn't seem to a huge difference between this and the new one. Don't let you inner arrogance get in the way of an intelligent comment. Posted via Android Central App
  • Too bad you're a dimwit that doesn't realize that the 2014 X is exactly what you asked for: an affordable phone with near top of the line specs off contract. At $500, for those specs, the X is exactly what you asked for. The only concessions to get to that price are with the camera and battery. You could, of course, pray you could get a OnePlus One. Good for you typing on an X, too bad you don't love yours enough to respect the line. Posted via Android Central App
  • You forgot water resistant!!! https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli... Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is awesome, the news articles haven't been touting this enough. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What EXACTLY is Water Resistant? Hopefully, you can wash it with soap and water under a raging faucet!
  • Bought. This is the Nexus I've been waiting for.
  • What's this Ambient Display thing?
  • Me too! Posted via Android Central App
  • So is there one North American model?
  • Says yes.
  • Looks like I'll be using my Next upgrade on this instead of the Moto X. Can't wait to show this off to my friend and spoil his iPhone 6+ party! Posted via Android Central App
  • ...And you can wave the $300 you saved on this NEXUS in front of him too!
  • lol, yep! Posted via Android Central App
  • 6" screen, not 64bit (Nexus 7(?) Likely to have a 64bit cpu) and to a lesser degree the price makes this a no-go for me.
  • Wait is the 650 the play store price? Weird that Google would sell it for the same price as the carriers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Especially when carriers announced they are carrying the 64GB version at $649 and every other Nexus *ever* cost more directly from carriers than Google. So, Android Central where is your source or disclaimer??? I'd love to see where they got their price from seeing how Google or Motorola hasn't announced it (at least not that I can find).
  • And.. I know I'll want one but there's another year in this nexus 5 especially when lollipop drops.
  • Why does it have to be so damn big? Posted via Android Central App
  • Big phone big pricetag... I'm a bit disappointed too. Google has gone sammie/apple on this... Wish I wasn't poor and I wish I had bigger hands ;-) Posted via Android Central App on my LG G2
  • Clearly they are keeping a 5" phone size. I think they just want to have options in all sorts of flavors and sizes. Now there is a 5, 6, and 9. If you want a 5" screen, get a Nexus 5. It's really that simple. The Nexus 5 clearly doesn't need a Snapdragon 805. It doesn't have to push to this crazy resolution on the Nexus 6. Let's be clear. You have a 5" Nexus and a 6" Nexus available. Pick the size you want.
  • So i can swap my tmo & vzw sims in one device? That's insane. No galaxy nexus mess. Please pinch me Posted via Android Central App
  • missing that T-MO 1700 MHZ band
  • I'm pretty sure 1700 is the same as LTE 5, I may be wrong but after a quick search that's what it's looking like.
  • it's not a LTE band.
    it's a GSM band.
  • I'm sure this phone will run on T-MOBILE's 1900 mhz for its 3G HSPA+...
  • Everything will still be OK. Some of T-Mobile's own phones have the same frequency specs as the Nexus 6. For example, the T-Mo exclusive Sony Xperia Z1S uses GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz which is identical to the Nexus 6's GSM frequencies. FWIW, the Nexus 6 supports T-Mobile's 1700 MHz LTE band which is LTE Band 4.
  • Ok until you go to a area that only has HSPA using the 1700 Mhz band. Posted via Android Central App
  • I think if this had external storage it would have swept all of us Note 3 hold outs. Now I have a decision, but I am not a big fan of cloud storage. When is the G4 due out?
  • What about ram? I am confused now.. Whether to get this over the HTC One M8
  • Hm....that battery on a nexus?... Should be pretty damn good right? Posted from my caseless GS5, because I believe in myself
  • I'm less optimistic. You'd think nexus would have better battery life than anyone running nothing extra on Android but they've always had terrible battery life. Hopefully this will allow an actual days use n5
  • 3gb Posted with Nexus 5 via Android Central App
  • I'm sure I read somewhere that the Nexus 6 has 3GB of RAM, where as the HTC One M8 has 2GB. I'm not sure about the price and availability of these two phones in your country, but you can't go too wrong with either one. I have the HTC One M8, it is absolutely one of the smoothest running Android phone with an OEM customized UX. The battery life is quite awesome as well, I almost never have to worry about running out of juice before I'm ready for bed. The only thing that I'm not so happy with is the camera. You can take great low light shots but anything else is just mehh. If we are not considering the cost, physical size or aesthetics, then I would go with the newer Nexus 6. But if you're still unsure, wait until you've read a few reviews of each phone (there are plenty already written for the M8, none for the new Nexus). Speaking for myself, I am curious about how the huge screen pushing QHD resolution would affect the battery life of the Nexus 6. I also can't wait to read about how the rear camera performs compared to other flagships.
  • Pretty sure it's 3 ( THREE) GB ram....Well, you have to choose between AMOLE & LCD screens...tough decision ; MOTOROLA is awesome, but I prefer LCD! ( I probably would choose NEXUS 6...)
  • Thanks T-mobile for stocking the 64GB option. 32 isn't enough for me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are there any videos, or articles detailing exactly what changes Android 5.0 will bring? Posted via the Android Central App
  • And.. Any chance of a 5 inch model please?
  • It's called a nexus 5 n5
  • Yeah.. in size :-)
  • I too might buy a compact version of this phone, even with the loss of some spec or features, but this N6 is too big for my liking.
  • That's called the Moto X 2014
  • Is it waterproof or resistant? You see it getting dropped in a fish tank on one of the videos Posted via the Android Central App
  • On Motorola's site it says Water Resistant
    Yes
  • Any ip rating? n5
  • What exactly is the DIFFERENCE between Waterproof & Water Resistant? The OEMs try to play around this... But, at least SONY doesn't B.S. around with the XPERIAs... You CAN wash & scrub those suckers with soap and raging water!
  • In short, water resistant is it's okay to use it in the rain. Water proof is that it can immerse/drown in water for a long period of time.
  • Would be nice to know the details of 5.0 Posted via the Android Central App
  • This. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm just so happy its built by moto. Aren't they considered to have the best radio tech? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The moto g definitely doesn't but hopefully they've tried harder with this one n5
  • Yes, and the worst cameras.
  • With the screen size, specs and price, I'm going to pass. Everything I see tells me this is a bigger Moto X with better processor and QHD screen and bigger battery. I'm afraid the camera is going to have the same weaknesses the Moto X camera does. I'm more excited about the Droid Turbo than this.
  • It's not the same camera from Moto X (2014). Different aperture and did Moto X have OIS? Posted with Nexus 5 via Android Central App
  • 6" & 185 Grams....... I will not be buying it.. Posted via Android Central App
  • It weighs less than your hands n5
  • DOA for the price. I have a feeling the carriers demanded they jack up the price as they more or less do that to try to make people sign new contracts. I hate the contract model in the US. It keeps cell phone price artfully high and it is not like they cut you a deal when you go off contract. They just keep ripping you off.
  • Its the specs that made it more expensive. Not the carriers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This. They didn't cut any corners with this thing. The price is very good for what you're getting. Posted via Android Central App
  • While the specs are good. I feel its missing one important thing. A TouchID like fingerprint sensor, like the iphone 6\6P and the Ascend Mate 7.
    So i'll wait for a Us version of the Ascend Mate 7.
  • So did AC get it wrong? No expandable microSD? Posted via Android Central App
  • Did I miss something? Nexus devices won't have microSD support. I thought that was pretty final. Did someone mention the Nexus 6 will have it?
  • No wireless charging? That's sad
  • There is actually: https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli... Posted via Android Central App
  • No Qi charging kind of disappointing Posted via Android Central App
  • There is actuslly: https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli... Posted via Android Central App
  • What does "QI wireless support" mean vs "Built-in wireless Charging" (N5 specs)?
  • There are two types of wireless charging: Qi wireless that is used in the Nexus 5 and 6, and PMA that are used on very few phones. Qi is the more widely used option. This is a good thing. Posted via Android Central App
  • It has wireless charging. Posted via the Android Central App
  • does anybody know if the nexus 6 will have an led notifier? love it on my gnex.
  • With these specs, I don't see how it wouldn't be $650. It's as "cheap" as any other flagship at the moment, and cheaper than its two main competitors.
  • I always end up buying the Nexus phones. Nexus 5 was premium to me when I bought it and the price was astonishing but my thoughts changed after using it for a while. I hated the battery life. I hated the camera. I hated the call quality. And I hated the speakers. Performance was great though. If the Nexus 6 hits everything perfectly, then I'm a happy camper. I suppose despite showing of my N5 so much to friends and family, I never had my ideal device.
  • Tablet yes. Phone no. Keep my nexus 4 until the screen falls off.
  • Going to be too expensive in the UK for me, will hold onto my N5. Posted via the Android Central App and my Nexus 5
  • That is my concern also. They always stitch us up with the conversion. I'm definitely going to be getting a new phone but now that this will be the same price as all the others it makes the decision harder n5
  • Why a 6" screen this is ridiculous, if you want a 6" screen get a tablet, how the hell are you supposed to carry this thing around. 5.5" is the max to call it a phone.
    Too bad, not interested anymore, at 5.2" I would def be interested.
  • Lots of people want a 6" phone. I am one. And I will call it a phone. It'll be the same size as an iPhone + so your argument falls down unless you consider the iPhone a tablet n5
  • OIS camera... Was this also on the New X? Hoping the camera is good. Posted via Android Central App
  • Reviews haven't been favourable towards the camera on the x. Guessing this is the same n5
  • It's a different camera. The aperture is f/2.0 on Nexus 6 vs f/2.25 I think it is on Moto X (2014). Whether or not it's noticeably better will remain to be seen. Posted with Nexus 5 via Android Central App
  • Can't wait to get mine honestly didn't want to put my s5 down but I think i can try this nexus 6 Posted via the Android Central App
  • $649??? Out of control!! Good luck with this one Google.. This makes the 64gb One + look like the bargain of the century, LOL. I'll stick with my PAID FOR Galaxy S3 thank you.
  • With those specs, its right in line with anything else on the market. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Premium build, QHD AMOLED screen, 805 processor yes the specs are high end and that's cool but Lollipop was designed to run on mediocre specs so there was no need. Also if Motorola decided to charge 650/700 for this phone why didn't they put 4 GB RAM in it when the architecture is now 64 bit? Anyways at 6 inches this phone is huge. What's wrong with 5.5 inches? With a huge size and even huge price tag, I won't be tapping F5 on launch day.
  • This isn't running 64 bit so they couldn't put 4gb in it. As far as your previous point buying these phones isn't about what we need it's about what we want. Or we'd all have a moto e n5
  • You are correct about 32 bit architecture. I was mistaken.
  • Wireless charging??????
  • Some idiots will try to bend it
  • I have to say, for the first time I am disappointed in google. It is a awesome phone, but they teased us for the last 2 years with extremely inexpensive phones. I would love to have the phone, but $649 is far too much. Posted via Android Central App
  • Going to be a hell of a lot of folks holding onto their N5's and waiting to see what 5.0 Lollipop brings, sales will be low. Posted via the Android Central App and my Nexus 5
  • High price to pay for timely updates and stock google. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too damn high to be a bug tester.
  • well this just helped my decision a bit....now it's either a Z3c or the new Moto X...held a moto x and loved it....such a good feeling phone....the z3c's glass really bugs me...
  • Are there features of L which take advantage of the huge screen? Or is it like an iPhone +, just a bigger screen but no ways to take advantage of it? Posted via Android Central App
  • A bit too pricey for me, but one thing is bugging me, why does the new phone have 3 GB of RAM but the new tablet has only 2 GB of RAM? The Nexus 9 really should have gotten a RAM upgrade, it would have helped a lot. Also why does the larger screen device cost only $400 but the smaller screen device cost $650? That can't be just because of cell radios inside the phone bumping it up by $250.
  • Why does the Kindle fire HDX 7" cost $200 and Firefone cost $450?
    Heck even the new 8.9 HDX tablet with 32GB storage cost less than the phone.
    Tablets have always been cheaper than phones.
  • Where the frak am I going to put a device with a 6" screen...? And $700....I'll stick with my Nexus 5 for as long as I can....
  • So pricey. :-(
  • I thought memory signifies Ram.. so how much is the Ram?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Google's misuse use of the term bothers me a little too. Motorola's page says 3GB of RAM.
  • I think I'll keep my Nexus 5 at that price. I was expecting below $500. I think the carriers drove the price up on this one. I will have to skip this model.
  • You can get a Moto X. $500 is the low end price of flagship phones, beneath that your best bang for the buck is a Moto G. Posted via Android Central App
  • The price is high, but I'll still be picking one up. I'm still using an HTC One X from early 2012.
  • What about slimport/mhl support?
    Or water and dust resistance? Those features are something I got used to and if I was to spend so much on a phone I'd love to se them there.
  • It is water resistant
    https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli... Posted via the Android Central App
  • So if this is a quad-band phone that supports all the LTE and CDMA bands as well as WCDMA, can we just start calling these things 24-band world phones now? Because that is what it seems like it supports as it has tons of LTE bands on board. That is a lot of radios; or rather, frequencies that are supported on one chip!
  • Judging from the Google site, their 9 6 5 theme seems to suggest that they are going to carry on with the Nexus 5 as their budget focussed device. Some spec bumps in the 5 would have been nice though.
  • I agree. Looks like they will keep the Nexus 5 in the rotation, and while I would love to see a spec boost for that phone (including battery) I doubt it will happen. Can't see Motorola being too happy about a refresh of Nexus 5 at same time as a release of Nexus 6. If it did happen I would re-buy the Nexus 5 in a minute (I already sold mine as I couldnt get through a day on the battery.)
  • Yes, I was mostly thinking of a bump in battery. :)
  • No IR Blaster.... No SSD slot.... I didn't really expect the SSD but I was hoping for the IR Blaster.... Again a no go for me.... :^(
  • Same here. I surprisingly use my IR blaster more than I thought I ever would. It really does come in handy Posted via the Android Central App
  • Look at all those bands!
    You had me at OIS and f/2.0.
    It is definitely big, but I will probably still have the N5 as well as a backup. I am ready to go back to a large phone for media consumption and productivity. I really don't have use for a tablet that doesn't fit in my pocket and thus not handy.
  • This NEXUS 6 may be an expensive $649 FLAGSHIP price, but it still is $300 LESS & WAAAAAAAAY Better than the iCHUMP6bs bendable-stick-of-chewing-gum POS!
  • I went from the n4 to the oneplus one and glad I did. The nexus 6 way to expensive for my blood. But if I was still buying phones on contract this will be a definite buy
  • 6 inches? Damn.. no thanks!
  • It doesn't have an IR sensor? Hmmm though not a deal breaker I have gotten use to it. I use it more than I thought I would on my last couple of phones. Posted via the Android Central App
  • As soon as I realized there's no second model and no GPe devices, I went ahead and purchased a new N5 from Amazon.
    Wow, what a bummer
  • ePicness ...
  • Looks like Google now has Apple Price Envy. Pass. Droid Turbo for me.
  • I'm sad that there isn't a smaller version of this thing. Just seems too large. I'm disappointed by the price, but it is what it is. I think Google has just conditioned us to expect Nexus phones to be cheap. The Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Nexus One weren't that cheap, so it seems that the N4 and N5 were a departure, rather than the other way around.
  • I'm loving my 64GB OnePlus One for $350. Even though the accessory availability REALLY stinks.
  • I've been seriously considering but shipping and import charges to canada jack the price by almost another $100. Makes it much less appealing.
  • People always seem to forget this Let's not forget the last 2 nexus phones have had a more or less identical chassis to existing phones. The N6 just looks like the new moto x. But it's bigger, has better hardware features. I think the price is about right for what you're getting. Still cheaper than iPhone and note 4. And instant(ish) updates. No carrier bloatware of bought direct from Google. I won't be getting it as I tend to keep phones for 18 months and only had my N5 in December. Looks like maybe next year I'll be more interested. Thinks this is a great nexus device though. /\_/\
  • I guess it's time for me to wait for the NEXUS 7 phone (only if it's smaller) !
  • Where is the IR blaster? I want a TV controller app haha Posted via the Android Central App
  • What?!
    6"
    1440x2560 pixels
    $650
    82.98 mm x 159.26 mm
    why? I just wanted great developer phone at a nice price, not a phablet to compete with the Galaxy Note or iPhone 6+.
    Even more I skipped the N5 as my phone wasn't that old when it came out. If the N5 becomes even cheaper this might turn to be good news after all. I don't like to admit I hope the N6 turns to be a sale flop.
  • That price is terrible, what benefit would you have upgrading if you already have a N5 besides a bigger screen and a phone that can't fit in jeans. Sticking with my 5.
  • I wonder if at that price they will keep the nexus 5?
  • So, this phone is a semi souped up moto x? Am I right? Posted via Android Central App
  • Shut up and take my money!!
  • Size and now price. Glad I bought the Oneplus One. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know right! I'm loving my OnePlus One.
  • Funny how the price nearly doubles when the carriers get involved. Granted the hardware is significantly better than the Nexus 5. I am very disappointed with the off contract price.
  • Sweet!! I thought the size would deter me from this phone. I was still interested, but thankfully that price just solidified me not buying this! Awesome!. Looks like I'll either be keeping my N5, or buying a Z3c, or LG G3.
  • Too expensive
    Too big
    Too thick
    Too moto
    Too expensive I want one :-( /\_/\
  • So I noticed in the specs for the VZW/CDMA, it only lists this band for North America and N/A for everywhere else. Does that mean if I go to say Mexico or Europe, I couldn't use my N6 at all? Thanks!
  • Ok its same price as galaxy s5. Better screen. Dual speakers. Latest android. Water resistant. Amazing camera. Yes its not cheap because motorola is suppose to be higher quality than Lg and lg didn't profit from nexus. They did it for brand recognition. I Prefer Lg because they always have good phones for cheaper and always drop prices lower sooner than others. Lg G4 will be incredible. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's funny how everyone passed on ______ phone to wait for the nexus 6 now I see more complaints than anything lol. People are never happy. I'm happy with my 1+ that will be getting L within 3 months. Posted via...The One
  • Wow.... the 64GB model may be the beast that finally drags me away from the Note line.
  • No black? Not looking that good at this rate Posted via the Android Central App
  • Google really spoiled a lot of people by selling these unlocked phones for "cheap". Made them forget that most unlocked phones are in this very price range.
  • Hopefully three uk will have it .... might not as all they wanna push at the mo is ipoop 6 ! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Half an inch taller and 1/4 inch wider than my G3. I think I can live with a 5.5" screen. It's even bigger than the Note 4. I'm sure some people will love it, but it's not for me.
  • is it me or its just missing the S-pen from the Note 4... lol (they already confirmed it had Qi charging ....
    Dimension
    153.5 X 78.6 X 8.5 mm / 176g
    Display
    5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x1440)
    AP
    2.7GHz Quad Core Process
    1.9GHz Octa Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad Core) Process
    * May differ by country and carrier
    Memory
    3GB RAM + 32GB Internal memory
    Supports microSD up to 128GB
    Network
    2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    4G (LTE Cat.4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat.6 300/50Mbps)
    * May differ by country and carrier
    Camera
    Front Camera 3.7MP + F1.9/ Selfie (90º), Wide selfie mode (120º)
    Rear Camera 16M+ Smart OIS/ Fast AF, Live HDR(Rich Tone)
    OS
    Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
    Connectivity
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2X2 MIMO)
    Download Booster, NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE),ANT+ ,
    USB2.0, MHL 3.0
    IR LED (Remote Control)
    Battery
    3220mAh Fast Charging
    Audio
    Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB,
    Vorbis, FLAC
    Adapt Sound, Sound Alive, Wise Voice 2.0, Extra Volume 2.0
    3 Mics (Directional Voice Recording)
    S Pen
    15g, Hovering 15mm, Pressure level 2,048
    Sensor
    Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope,
    RGB ambient light, Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor,
    Finger Scanner, UV, HRM
  • I think it's just you.
  • Well.. at the $600+ Google shouldnt have any supply chain issues like with the Nexus 4 and ( not as bad) 5. I may still pick one up. It looks pretty sweet!! Posted via Android Central App
  • That price makes me sad.
  • The price. Nexus us now becoming a consumer phone, with a consumer price. I had hoped that Google would pass or get off the pot (be consumer or developer) and this could be it. The note 4 is still the better phone, but at least the nexus is a running mate. Unlike the gnex, 4 and 5. Which were dogs in a horse race Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • NoNexus, you've softened up on your rage against the ( NEXUS) device!
  • And look at all the morons, flocking to something expensive, that essentially does the same as every other phone... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I really hoped for a nice IPS LCD like it's on N7. No clue why after so long they opted for Amoled screen again. Unless, it has ability to install from the play store Moto Display. And now I'm even more confused with Droid Turbo coming with IPS instead.
  • Crappy front shooter, average battery life, no sd port, HUGE PRICE. What. Just what.
  • No sim card supported? Posted via LG G3 Sprint
  • I am currently using the Note 3, before it I was using the Note 2 and before it the Galaxy Nexus. I was waiting for Nexus to make a bigger phone because I hate the bloatware that comes on a Samsung device and don't get me started on Sprint ID and Sprint Zone. I even tried out the LG G3 and felt completely let down. I always sell my previous phone before buying a new one so I won't be out of money on Nexus 6. I finally feel like I may get what I want in a device without having to switch to Apple. I want a high spec device with screen Real Estate and no bloatware! Is that too much for a girl to ask?
  • Still no word on Aptx. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If the battery was the same capacity as the droid turbo I'd consider it.....
  • I'd be curious to know if the Nexus will be able to run Moto Connect? I know the Droid Turbo will, however this is a nice feature to have when you work on a computer all the time and only want to interact through one screen. My thinking is - If the Moto 360 can run Moto connect (currently supported) I would think the Nexus would as well running pure 5.0 on a Moto device...Anyone have any insight into this?