Nexus 6 coming to T-Mobile, available from November 12

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T-Mobile announced this morning that the Nexus 6 will be joining its lineup of smartphones from November 12 for $0 down on EIP, with 24 monthly payments of $27.08 per month. That’s a full retail price of $649, which is considerably more than what it would cost for the previous two generations of Nexus.

As many rumors predicted in the lead up to the launch, the Nexus 6 features a 6-inch Quad HD display and ships with Android 5.0. Other specs include a 3,220mAh battery and a quick-charge feature that will allow you to pump up the battery to its capacity in a short time.

This is the Nexus 6:

More exciting: The device is going to support “Wi-Fi Un-leashed” from early 2015. After an OTA software update, it’ll become the first Nexus device to support Wi-Fi calling thanks to capabilities baked in to Android 5.0.

Key Specs:

  • 5.9-inch, Quad HD 1440 x 2560 resolution, AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.65GHz processor
  • 3,220mAh battery
  • 13MP camera with OIS and dual LED flash
  • 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm
  • 184 grams (6.49 ounces)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Qi wireless charging support
  • Water resistant
  • 2MP front facing camera
  • Nano-SIM
  • T-Mo model will feature 32GB internal storage*
  • 4K video capture
  • LTE bands (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 29, 41)
  • Repeat: Band 12 support!
  • Dual front-facing stereo speakers

The Nexus 9 tablet will also be available on T-Mobile as part of its ever-increasing tablet lineup. To pre-register for the Nexus 6, head on over to the product page. At time of writing, there’s nothing but a blank page, but it should be updated with further details soon.

*$649 is the retail price for the 32GB, the 64GB one bought unlocked will cost $699.

Source: T-Mobile, Motorola 

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  • TechnoRealz

    Wait…wait…wait for it…. ;)

    http://www.google.com/intl/all/nexus/

  • Chimphappyhour

    Don’t they usually charge more than what it costs to get it through the Play Store though?

  • sushimane

    The temptation!!!!! But I think I’m grab the z3 love the nexus but 5/9 to big of screen to fit my pocke .

    • skywalkr2

      I was going to give up size for the z3… But after this announcement… The nexus will be mine….

  • Deadeye37

    *sigh* I guess the era of inexpensive Nexus phones is at an end. On the upside, this phone looks like its going to be an awesome flagship style phone, so it makes up for the price!

    • Zach Guithues

      not necessarily, this is a more premium device then the nexus 5 is/was. They could easily still target the 4-5 inch budget phone while having a premium 6 inch phone

      • samsavoy

        But $300 more? I was expecting $499 total

    • JamesG

      Only the Nexus 4 and 5 were inexpensive, plus it was made by LG. I don’t understand why everyone is so shocked by this

  • VG

    Given the huge size of this phone and the high cost relative to previous Nexus phones, I doubt this model will be a big seller, even if the Play Store sells it at a slightly cheaper price.

  • ggfb20

    Where does it show 700mhz support? I see band 12 but not 700mhz. Can they be considered the same world wide?

    • Adrayven

      Band 12 is 700, so yes – it will be good to go.

      • ggfb20

        Just making sure…. Trying to get the info I need before pre order time.

    • Cam Bunton

      It shows on the Motorola information page. T-Mobile – still – not confirming support on its own release.

    • Andrew

      LTE Band 12 is 700mhz. (see http://niviuk.free.fr/lte_band.php)

  • Wi-Fi calling, wow. I didn’t see this one coming!

    • itguy08

      Why not? Apple baked WiFi callng in the OS first and Google usually follows the leader…

      • Whatever lol. Apple did not event wifi calling

  • Roger

    Same price as the Iphone 6… oh well….

    • CalicoKJ

      Not once you factor in the 64GB, but still a steep price I agree

      • skywalkr2

        But cheaper than note 4.

        • CalicoKJ

          True…not sure I will show this one to the other half since his Note 4 should be arriving tomorrow. :)

    • John Wilson

      $200 cheaper than the iPhone 6 Plus with 64gb storage.

    • JamesG

      This is a hell of alot better than an iphone 6

  • Sigh… Hopefully this expensive because it’s a phablet. Otherwise, Moto G LTE for me, if my 5 ever breaks.

  • kev2684

    looks like it will work on all carriers!

  • JBar

    A 6″ $650 phablet, you can’t get any further away from what a Nexus device is supposed to be. Time to open up my OnePlus One.

  • pseudoswede

    But will this OTA update also give the Nexus 5 wifi calling capabilities?

    • Zach Guithues

      to me: “thanks to capabilities baked in to Android 5.0.”
      means that any aosp phone should be able to do it. Hopefully :)

      • Cam Bunton

        I wouldn’t jump to that conclusion… It would be nice, but it might just be the ones sold through T-Mobile.

  • TechnoRealz

    http://www.google.com/intl/all/nexus/

    Guess my spare OPO’s just went up in value.
    Heck even my Nexus 4 might have gone up in value.

  • Dylan Gorski

    Has anybody seen WiFi calling support reported by any other sources? Nobody else is reporting it and I want to be sure. I wanted to get the Moto X Pure Edition for T-Mobile but if it can’t get WiFi calling I won’t get service in my house or office.

    • Cam Bunton

      T-Mobile announced it in the press release.. The 2015 software update makes it compatible.

      • Dylan Gorski

        It looks as though it will only be supported by T-Mobiles Nexus 6. The way the press release is worded I can’t tell if all Android 5.0 devices will support WiFi calling, like the Moto X Pure Edition once it gets updated, or if its just gonna be the Nexus 6 on T-Mobile.

        • Cam Bunton

          Yeah.. If I had to guess, I’d say it’ll be just the T-Mo sold model that will have the feature.

        • Andrew

          If they follow past practice with the Nexus phones (excluding Verizon bs), there won’t be a difference between phones sold by the Play Store and those sold by the carrier.

        • Donatom3

          In Google I/O they said Android L would have native wifi calling. So I’m assuming this is using the same native functionality, just that Tmo is giving it their own name.

    • Zach Guithues

      if you can get 1 bar of service somewhere in the house, tmobile will give you a signal booster.

      • Dylan Gorski

        That would be great for at home but wouldn’t help me when I’m at the office.

  • Paul Garrison

    I’m in, this is what I been waiting for.

  • rslh

    Yeah, not ‘cheap’ anymore. Been using the Galaxy Nexus… waited out for the Nexus 4, then 5, and now this stunningly awesome Nexus 6!! But it’s just too much money for my budget. I opted for the OPO and I’m very happy with the switch.

    • JamesG

      The galaxy nexus wasnt cheap either….

  • ggfb20

    What about updates… Will the tmobile eip version get updates straight from Google? Or tmobile? And can the wifi calling or any other tmobile patch be sent to the unlocked pay store version? Although I don’t think the world version support band 12 lte. I wonder if an unlocked version will be sold from the play store that supports band 12 lte…

    • Jose Hernandez

      This is a Nexus phone, so all updated come directly from Google. No waiting on T-Mobile.

  • I really hope they are going with the 64gb version in stores. I know last year it was the low end of 16gb and the charged more for it. Every article i have seen shows the device starts at $649 which would mean 32gb, yet tmobile is doing the 64gb for the same price??

    • Cam Bunton

      I think it’s $649 for the 64GB model, $569 for the 32GB.

      • Juan Jose de la Razá

        You realize you just use the Mexican peso currency symbol, right Cam? That’s going to throw off many…. Watch, lol.

      • Vyse

        Hi Cam,

        Where did you get $569? I haven’t seen that pricing mentioned anywhere.

      • Really? Motorola’s statement about the launch even says starting at $649

  • Rey Charger

    Finally! Can’t wait. Take my money now T-Mobile.

  • TechnoRealz

    Is the Qi Wireless charging only on the TMO edition of the N6?
    Didn’t see it on the Official Google Nexus 6 spec page.

    • Cam Bunton

      It’s listed as a feature of the North American model.

  • skywalkr2

    Take my money please

  • Brad Wilson

    I may be veering away from the Experia Z3 now… I never thought I would want a phone of this size, but the specs and updates make me think it might be worth it. Wow.

  • noes

    Can you show a link to the water resistance and qi wireless charging? You’re the only site i see saying that

  • thepanttherlady

    Haven’t purchased a phone directly through T-Mobile in a while now. Will this version come unlocked with no T-Mo bloatware etc.? Wouldn’t mind the 64GB one but will go 32GB if I have to.

    • Paul Garrison

      Nexus 5 doesn’t have any.

      • thepanttherlady

        Thanks Paul!

    • Jared Wolfe

      Its a Nexus device. Its pure Android. No T-Mobile bloatware will be installed. You will lose T-Mobile WiFi calling. But if I remember Android 5.0 or L will support WiFi calling.

      • thepanttherlady

        Fortunately, I don’t need WiFi calling. I have been buying international unlocked versions of phones because I like the experience better and want to keep that with this one. Thanks for the reply!

        • bisayan

          Good to see you here again panther lady!! Do u thought about getting Z3 since it will be available through tmobile since your an xperia fan?

        • thepanttherlady

          Again? I’ve been here, just quieter than normal since nothing has really sparked my interest here as far as phones.

          I did look into the Z3 when Sony announced it but the specs aren’t different enough from my Z2 to justify $800+. I did get the OnePlus and liked it but it’s not a good phone to use in the gym. I was paying more attention to making sure no one stepped on it or that the back didn’t chip etc. than I was to my leg press’s or dead lifts! I sold it and am back on my Z2 but the Nexus 6 has my eye right now.

      • Except that’s what the Wi-Fi Un-Leashed feature is above. Their new generation of Wi-Fi calling. So apparently, starting in early 2015, it’ll have it, too.

    • MarkieE

      I have a Nexus 5 on EIP through T-Mo, no bloatware and received the 4.4.4 OTA update in the first batch.

    • zx6guy
    • monkeybutts

      Presumably yes even if you finance it. The Nexus 5 came unlocked last year even on Sprint. Also it is going to be available on Verizon as a single model for the US. Verizon is not allowed to sell locked phones.

    • UMA_Fan

      The Nexus devices sold by T-Mobile in the past were all unlocked phones even if you bought it from them.

  • Abigail Rene Johnson

    Is this phone Wi-Fi “G” capable (i.e. WLAN 802.11 a/b/g?) My current phone isn’t and that is a pain. However I almost fainted when I saw the price tag of the new Nexus it better have “g”. It costs more than my personal computer! What the heck?!?

    • Mike Palomba

      “g” actually is an old wifi standard and is supported by the Nexus 6. I’d be surprised if it didn’t support ac though

  • timmyjoe42

    That is very expensive. I’d rather get a Moto G for 1/3 the price or wait for Cyanogen to come out with CM12 for my Nexus 4. I expect that it will have WiFi calling since T-Mobile is selling it? That would be the main factor that might push me to buy it. I’ve always liked the Moto build quality.

    • JamesG

      Its a highend phone, what did you expect??

      • timmyjoe42

        So were the Nexus 4 and 5 which were hundreds of dollars less. I was expecting something closer to the OnePlusOne pricing.

        • JamesG

          Google/LG took a hit to get people to purchase it. Same with Oppo

        • 0neTw0

          Moto X is the price point that would have been ok. But people think high cost = better quality. Samsung has proven thats not true at all.

        • JamesG

          AKA Apple? Anyone who believes that deserves to be robbed. The Nexus 6 is worth the money though

        • 0neTw0

          I don’t doubt the value. Just hoped Google would keep that lower cost. That what was nice about getting an amazing phone for less than the rest.

  • Paul Garrison

    I will say the price is a little steep though. I was thinking it would be around $550.00.

    • JamesG

      32gb will be

  • Jared Wolfe

    Awesome! Band 12 LTE Supported!!!

  • D_Wall__

    This is the phone i wanted. I wonder if i can send back my note 4?

  • Cam Bunton

    I asked T-Mobile about whether Wi-Fi calling was going to be available on the Moto/Play Store model. Response: “We’re not that far along, ask again in a couple of months”.

    Unofficial inside source: “Might come to the Moto X in the next 6 months, up to Google when it’s ready.”

    • erdingerchamp66

      But if its going to a nexus device, wouldn’t that mean the code would go to AOSP, making it available to third party roms, like Cyanogenmod, or no?

      • Deadeye37

        I have all my fingers and toes crossed hoping what it will.

    • redman12
  • Big B

    Wi Fi calling is a plus. I was thinking of leaving the nexus 5 for G3 or S5 for wifi calling. That price though is pretty steep. I am sure you can get it from the play store for much cheaper and possibly load a T mobile ROM on it…hummm..

    • Steve

      Its $649 on the play store too

  • TechHog

    Too expensive for a device without expandable storage. Z3, here I come! Google, go to hell.

    • monkeybutts

      Unlimited Data on T-mobile I don’t need expandable storage, just put everything in the cloud :P

    • ratnok

      You and your likers are tools. It comes with 64gb hard storage, in addition to cloud storage. Enjoy your year-old OS for another year.

      • TechHog

        Read the edit to the article.

  • JK

    Meh. Does this have an FM radio?

    • JamesG

      No, people use that?

      • JK

        Yeah, I use it at sporting events because I like to listen to the broadcast of the games while I’m there. Can’t get a cell/data signal in those places, so the FM radio is necessary.

    • Android_God

      Yes!!! AND FREE SATELLITE RADIO!!

  • Steve

    $650..WTH?? This better be waaay better than a Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    • Philip

      No removable battery (external bank not the idea) and s-pen.

      • monkeybutts

        who really uses S-pen?

    • TS50

      The note 4 is $750.

    • JamesG

      Its already way better with the on screen buttons and front facing speakers

    • theseanteam

      Big miss on the Nexus line is the lack of expandable storage. Just curious why Google is anti-SD card.

      • thepanttherlady

        Because we’re too stupid to know how to use them:

        Why don’t Nexus devices have SD cards?

        Everybody likes the idea of having an SD card, but in reality it’s just confusing for users.

        If you’re saving photos, videos or music, where does it go? Is it on
        your phone? Or on your card? Should there be a setting? Prompt
        everytime? What happens to the experience when you swap out the card?
        It’s just too complicated.

        https://www.tmonews.com/2012/10/google-head-of-android-user-experience-explains-the-lack-of-sd-cards-for-nexus-devices/

        • Dan Hesse

          I don’t think you’re stupid Panther lady… but you are taken, all the pretty ones are….

        • John Doe

          But that’s not really the actual reason. If google were to use SD cards they would get sued by Microsoft because they own patents pertaining to FAT file system which all SD cards use. Motorola does not license these patents and they are in lawsuits with Microsoft over other things especially older devices which were banned.

        • thepanttherlady

          That is a quote from Matias Duarte, not me. You can let him know he’s a liar.

  • Danny

    Wait, WiFi calling will be supported with an OTA update? And the Nexus 6 will be the first to get it? Does that mean that the Nexus 5 would be getting the update eventually as well? I think this determines whether I get the Nexus 6 or stick with my Nexus 5.

    • Ruskastud

      I have the same question…….

    • tmobilizer

      Released this morning…. “Shipping with Android 5.0, the new Nexus 6 gives
      customers the latest and greatest Google mobile experience, and seamless
      integration with the apps they love. Plus, this hot new smartphone is expected
      to support Wi-Fi Un-leashed beginning in early 2015 with an
      over-the-air update– making it the first-ever Nexus device that will support
      Wi-Fi Calling thanks to enhancements in Android 5.0.”

    • redman12
  • HCx

    is that storage specification correct? If T-mo is selling the 64GB model at 649 that’s excellent news.

    • monkeybutts

      maybe it means they’ll carry it as well? I would expect google or Verizon and AT&T to sell it cheaper not T-moblie.

    • Cam Bunton

      No, sorry. I edited to reflect that. 32GB is $649. Apologies.

    • Ant_Knee

      32GB. T-Mobile always sells the lower capacity Nexus devices.

  • Paul Garrison

    I really wanted a bigger, but this is extreme. I’m still on board, but wow Google.

  • zx6guy

    Too expensive.

    • ratnok

      Then what do you think about the iPhone 6 Plus 64gb at $849?

      • zx6guy

        I’m not an apple fan so it doesn’t matter.

      • AJ2

        Ridiculous

    • JamesG

      Its the right price for the specs and quality motorola

      • zx6guy

        Says you. Compared to the previous Nexus devices I disagree.

        • JamesG

          Did you pay attention to any Nexus phone before the 4 and 5? It was around the $500-$600 range

    • theseanteam

      If you honestly feel this is too expensive, what price would be fair?

      • AJ2

        500

  • thepanttherlady

    Because as my initial comment states, I’d prefer the 64GB version especially since there is no sd slot. Now, if Google sells the 64GB one then I’ll go directly through them.

    • zx6guy

      Hopefully you won’t have to decide.

  • steveb944

    Band 12 band 12 BAND 12!!!! This guaranteed my purchase. Now depends if I buy from T-Mobile, Google, or Moto is the price.

    • Ant_Knee

      Buy from the Play Store of course. They have the easiest warranty process, and look at what they did with the N5’s, replacing units that were damaged by user error not under warranty. T-Mobile or Motorola (or even LG with the N5) would never do that for you. Play Store purchase for me!

      • AJ2

        Except for people who can’t shell out all the money at once

        • Guest

          And that’s why people are always broke. Just because you want something doesn’t mean you can have it. if you can’t afford it, so sorry.

  • Tim

    I have no problem with a high priced Nexus phone but it does take away from what the Nexus line was and I don’t know if Motorola can pull off the quality that will be expected at that price point

    • JamesG

      Only 2 of the Nexus phones were priced at $350, the Nexus 4 and 5. The rest were all around the $500-$600 mark.

      • Tim

        Very true. I guess the subsidized price I have been paying through the play store has blocked my memory. In that case I guess its accurately priced especially for the specs. The size is what is hard for me. But I said that 2 years ago when everyone adopted the ~5inch phone.

    • Ant_Knee

      The Nexus phone is a developers phone. No where did Google or any OEM state that the Nexus line was to be a cheap line of good phones. It just ended up that way, and everyone else jumped on the bandwagon to purchase them. I welcome a high-end Nexus phablet with a high price.

      • Tim

        I am quite aware that the Nexus line was intended to be a develepor phone. My statement reflected that high priced devices are hard on developers who may not be able to pay that price but want to develop on an industry standard.

  • curiousfox

    You are sure about the water resistance?

    • monkeybutts

      From the motorola page

      Battery

      3220 mAh

      Mixed usage up to 24 hours*

      Qi Wireless charging support

      Water Resistant

      Yes

      Networks

      GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, 4G LTE

    • JamesG

      Water resistance just means it could take a splash of water and be ok

    • Medion

      Water resistant, not water proof. Motorola has been putting this coating on their phones for awhile now. It’s not an IP certified rating.
      Don’t dunk your phone in the toilet.

  • Steve

    It makes no sense that a 8.9″ tablet with the same specs cost less than a 5.9″ phone

    • monkeybutts

      With 8.9″ space you have a lot more room to work with. Bigger parts are cheaper than smaller parts with the same performance. It’s like comparing desktop parts to laptops. The laptop parts are always gonna be more expensive for the same performance because they need to fit in a smaller space.

      • Android_God

        Wait…what? There are MANY examples of laptops costing MUCH LESS then a desktop with similar specs.

        • kalel33

          Wait…what? No there isn’t. Try comparing the same processor in a desktop to a laptop and I’m not talking about i3 to i3 but 4773 to 4773. You have to get the same power of processor and also the same speed of RAM. You won’t find laptops cheaper with the same specs.

    • vrm

      it may not have all the wireless radios.

  • Fritz

    Band 12 is great n all but the phone is too large. what were they thinking. Even the iphone6plus is pushing the limits for me.

    • monkeybutts

      I saw an image sunday I believe where they had a Nexus 6 next to an iphone 6+ they were roughly the same size but the Nexus 6 had the larger screen obviously

      • psychoace

        If you’re talking about a picture tagged with TK all over it then that is a known fake. It was just a regular iPhone 6 next to a Moto X

  • quist

    Can’t wait!

  • John Masters

    Too big. I’m all for phablets for those people who want that, but some of us want something we can hold in one hand, and slip in a pocket or belt clip. 4.7 is the ideal size for me.

    • ratnok

      So you love your Moto X, right? Or is it the 2011 Galaxy Nexus? :)

      • John Masters

        ‘fraid not. I’m on a Samsung GS3, and I think it’s too big. For me, the size and form factor of the HTC HD2 was perfect. I liked everything about it. Built like a tank, removable battery, SD card slot. I wish HTC would take that case, put current processors, memory and camera in it, with the new LTE bands, and I’m all over it. Remember, it started as a Windows phone, but soon, thanks to the folks at XDA, was doing a great job as an Android device. I think others got it running some other OSes. also.

    • Medion

      Just be careful with the screen size. The 2013 Moto X and the iPhone 6 both have a 4.7″ display, but their form factors are worlds apart.
      I love the size of my 2013 Moto X, and would be willing to go taller, but not wider. The Galaxy Alpha is doable. So I’m flexible on 4.5-4.8″ displays, so long as the form factor is like the first Moto X or only slightly larger.

    • AJ2

      That phone is too big to put in a pair of shorts or fitted pants or slim cut jeans. If I were a woman with a purse, I’d be all for it. But there’s no way I can carry around a phone that big. Sometimes my nexus 5 causes an issue. I’m not switching to loose khakis and painter pants

  • TS50

    Cam. 64gb for $650? Is this a confirmed spec?

    • Michael

      Based on the blog by Motoral it seems like $650 is for the 32GB. “Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order through the Google Play Store in late October starting at $649. There are two colors to choose from – Midnight Blue or Cloud White – and two memory options – 32GB and 64GB.” Taken directly from them.

    • Cam Bunton

      I’ve edited the post. $649 is for the 32GB model. $699 for the 64GB.

      • Brad

        Tease.

      • AJ2

        So the equivalent iPhone 6+ 64gb is 849 so its 150 less

  • Brad

    THANK. YOU. GOOGLE.

  • ratnok

    Could someone explain the big deal about “Band 12?”
    I’m rarely on this site, so I have no clue.

    • Chad Vincent

      Band 12 = 700MHz Block A

      T-Mobile has bought a bunch of it to get better building penetration and distance. AT&T and Verizon also have 700MHz, but they use different parts of 700MHz, so their phones won’t work with Band 12. (But Band 12 will work with AT&T’s Band 17.)

      • ratnok

        Thank you!
        So better building penetration and more rural areas?

        • Chad Vincent

          Right. But they didn’t get it nationwide, and there are some TV Stations still using it, so it won’t be everywhere.

        • Andrew

          I believe those TV stations (on Channel 51) should eventually be moving to other channels to free up the spectrum.

        • Chad Vincent

          Correct. Some already have permits to change frequency, some have applied for extensions.

        • UMA_Fan

          Yes

    • Android_God

      They are on tour with One Direction.

  • JamesG

    WHy would those 2 devices go up in value?

  • JamesG

    What was a Nexus device suppose to be? Dont say a cheap bargain phone, that was never the point

  • Adil

    Quick question. If I choose to get the Nexus 6 from T-Mobile on a contract, am I able to put money down so my payments won’t be $27 but something significantly less?

    • CorneliousJD

      Yes

    • Big B

      from what was explained to me.. no. the more you put down, the less you will have to pay off but the 27 a month will remain the same. someone please correct me if this is incorrect.

      • thepanttherlady

        The more down you put, the less your monthly payments will be over 24 months. That initial down payment is what determines your monthly payment. If you make additional payments after that, the length of time changes, not the monthly amount.

    • TJoe

      yes and minimum down payment depends on credit…. zero down is for well qualified buyers

    • theseanteam

      Why do you want to put more money up front? You are getting a 0% loan from T-Mobile. It makes no sense to pay any $$$ down… especially if you have JUMP.

      • TechHog

        For a lower monthly bill, perhaps? Are you a shill trying to sell Jump or just stupid?

        • Dan Hesse

          Smartest thing I’ve ever heard you say on any blog… Congrats!

        • TechHog

          Who are you?

        • Jeremy

          TechHog, the point they’re making about time value of money is correct, technically. The problem here is that not all of us prioritize financial foresight quite as much, me included. It would feel nice to get the phone payment “out of the way.” It’s a mental thing. And it has no place in monetary decisions, but for something as relatively inconsequential as a Nexus 6 purchase (vs. a car or house etc.) it doesn’t matter enough to forego that mental relief. Again, no place in monetary decisions but for a N6 I think it’s fine.

        • Android_God

          LOL!! Stupid is a person who wants to give a company more money down on a loan with a 0% balance.

        • No Speako Ingrish

          What you (literally) wrote is more stupid than what you meant. I’m not implying what you meant was not dumb to begin with, considering the cost to have jump in your monthly cost -it’s not free. Your teachers must be not proud of you… tsk tsk tsk.

        • thepanttherlady

          I think he’s referring to just the EIP which is indeed 0% financing. Not everyone who finances their phone are on the JUMP! program.

        • TechHog

          If I have part of the money and I want a lower monthly bill, why not? I’m paying the same amount overall either way if I don’t get JUMP, so why not pay more when I have more money? I can only imagine what you think of people who buy phones outright. Can you explain your logic?

        • Jeremy Erickson

          Because $1 in 24 months is worth less than $1 now, thanks to inflation. You actually end up paying more if you buy it all now, since you’re spending all 2014 dollars. Think about it this way: if you put all the money you were going to spend on the phone in an interest-bearing account, you’ll earn some interest on it before you deplete it. If you pay it all up front, you earn less interest.

          If you have more money now, the optimal thing to do is to put it somewhere it will earn interest. Unless you pick higher-risk investments like stocks (or lack the self-control to avoid spending the money on other things), the money is guaranteed still be sitting there when you need to pay the bills.

          With current interest rates, we’re not talking about huge amounts of interest, though, so it probably doesn’t make a huge difference.

        • TechHog

          How far did you have to reach for those straws?

        • theseanteam

          Do you understand time value of money and how this relates to a transaction of this type? If not, you should reconsider calling others stupid.

        • TechHog

          You can explain your position at least. Wanting a lower bill is a valid reason IMO, especially once monthly phone payments get into the $25+ range. I’m happy to learn if there’s something to be learned, unless this is about inflation again.

        • theseanteam

          Time value of money is the fact that money today is worth more than money in the future. By putting money up front you no longer have control of that money.

          For example, let’s say you put $240 down to reduce your payments by $10/month. If you were to buy a 2-year CD at the currently poor rate of 1.25%, you’d be throwing away $6 and change.

          I guess if one has poor money management or if someone wants to feel better that their monthly payment is lower, putting money up front is good… But for everyone else, why give money away now that can go to anything else (especially an interest bearing account).

        • TechHog

          Ah, so the same argument as the other guy. Okay, fair enough. I personally don’t have a choice in the matter due to not having a permanent job yet, so my choices are to either pay it all off as quickly as I can, or to not buy a phone. I think that losing $5-10 over 2 years is insignificant, but that’s just me. I suppose you would recommend skipping the phone and investing my money until my current phone completely breaks down instead?

        • theseanteam

          My recommendation is if you can afford to get the phone and you will still be able to cover living expenses, you should get the phone if you want. How people spend their money is none of my business, as long as they can pay all their bills and obligations.

          I don’t think you quite understand my point, so let me try to put it in the most extreme example…

          If you are worried about a higher monthly, why not just buy the phone outright? That will result in a ZERO increase of your monthly reoccurring bill. But who wants to put up $650 or in the case you were alluding to, $240 or however you were thinking to reduce the monthly payments… when you can just pay the $20-something or so per month. Because there’s no fee, interest or penalty for paying it off over time, as long as you can manage your money and cover the EIP payments, it’s vastly superior to keep that money you were planning on putting down to reduce your EIP payment.

          On a side note, people buying it outright are throwing away sixteen bucks. heh. I wish I could tell everyone who wants to “lower their payment” that I’ll pay it off for them and just give me the cash. Seriously, this is the mentality that has enabled Verizon and AT&T (and T-Mobile before this) to “catch” people with $199 or even “Free” phones.

        • TechHog

          That depends on how relevant $16 over 2 years is. I mean, you’re suggesting that people should be paying $120 a year for Jump to upgrade their phone every year and perpetually have high monthly payments. I’d gladly hand you 67 (theoretical) cents a month in exchange for actually owning my phone right away. Even considering Jump 1, unless you buy phones every 6 months, you’re wasting money (not that buying a new phone every 6 months isn’t a waste of money in the first place). Since I have no interest in buying a new phone every year, I just want to buy it and have it paid off within the year.

        • theseanteam

          $16 is $16. I’d take $16 over not. For anyone that chooses not, I want them to give me their $16.

          As for Jump, as I mentioned, there’s some caveats to who should get it… the early adopter crowd (which one would deduce one with the nickname of TechHog would be a part of) would definitely benefit using Jump.

          In any case, Jump and EIP are two completely separate issues and should be considered separately.

          0% EIP is good for EVERYONE. Jump is good for those who want the latest and greatest.

          From your statement, I just don’t understand the WANT to have it paid off within the year (let alone two). Just because it’s not paid off, it doesn’t mean you don’t own it. I’d much prefer paying $27.08/month than giving up $650 up front.

          I supposed one might be afraid of debt–but 0% interest debt is something that should be cherished and not feared.

        • TechHog

          My situation is too unusual, so I guess I shouldn’t be talking. Basically, I need to pay it off within the year because I’m a student with a paid internship which ends in June, so I don’t really have a choice. If I were out of school with a steady job, I’d either be on your side or on AT&T for better coverage. I still think that it’s kinda ridiculous to say that it doesn’t make sense for someone to want to pay more upfront and less over time without knowing the actual situation over a predicted $16, especially since they won’t spend $240 (before inflation adjustments I guess) on Jump over those two years. I guess I’m not as frugal as you are.

        • theseanteam

          I guess you still don’t get it… No matter how you slice it, you will pay more sooner.

          Here’s the breakdown: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=ci6ctZ2n
          Shows $0 vs $250 down.

          You can change the amount down, but it really won’t affect anything. As you can see, there’s more money coming out of your pocket sooner with a down payment.

          If you are on a tight budget (like it sounds like), putting a down payment makes no sense. With zero interest, it doesn’t make sense to pay it off sooner unless you fear debt, don’t understand TVOM or have a problem saving money.

    • Cam Bunton

      Yep. The more you stump up to begin with, the lower your monthly payments will be. Still over 24 months.

  • pda96

    Come to Papa !

  • JBLmobileG1

    So will T-Mobile carry the 64GB version or just the 32GB? That’s a deal breaker for me, especially if it doesn’t have a micro sd slot.

    • Cam Bunton

      Looks like 32GB..

      • Medion

        Might want to point out that it’s not just the carriers and Google Play this time. Motorola (and Best Buy, among others) will be selling it, and Moto offers a payment plan. So if a user wants the 64GB on EIP, this is the next best thing.

        • DoDaDum

          Guess this is probably why they’re not selling it for cheap this time, so they don’t undercut their retailers?

        • Medion

          There was also speculation that Samsung complained about competing with the price last year, and that this would be Google’s concession to get Samsung to back off on that Tab S UI.

          Speculation, not proven.

        • steveb944

          I never thought I could dislike Samsung more… Guess I was wrong.

        • Medion

          If it means more GPE devices, and thus, more hardware options with stock Android, I’ll take it. But then, I’ve always paid full retail for my devices.

      • JBLmobileG1

        What a bummer, I was seriously thinking of moving from my Note 3 to this. May jump to the Note 4, Xperia Z3, or just hold out a little longer, possibly for the Note 5. :/

  • jaZzyjeff818

    All I’m saying is that with a price like this, the new Nexus better have a top of the line camera with more than above average picture quality, finally.

    • NinoBr0wn

      Most of that is probably going to be handled by the updated camera software in 5.0, but yea I’d love for a Nexus to be in the discussion of best camera available. It’s just too bad for me that this phone is gargantuan. Really disappointed me with this move.

      • jaZzyjeff818

        It disappointed me too but we can’t have everything. If the screen would have been 5″ or 5.2″ then I probably would have been disappointed with the size of the battery, if not something else. At this point I just want a phone to last me all day, with or without heavy use.

        • NinoBr0wn

          Yet the Motorola Droid Turbo has a 5.2 inch screen and a bigger battery. Of course we’ll have to see which is more efficient, but I would much rather the “small” screen.

    • kalel33

      The updates to the Nexus 5 made it on par with any camera phone available.

      • AJ2

        No way.

        • kalel33

          My best friend has one and it takes as good of pictures as the Galaxy Note 3 I have. It was crappy when they first got it but the firmware updates really made the camera shine. You don’t even have to take my word for it, just read the articles from today that say the same thing.

  • Brad

    also:
    Nano-SIM
    Screw you google haha

    • JamesG

      I dont see the problem

      • Brad

        I either have to cut my micro down and get an adapter to go back to my five or pay for a new sim and again… Adapter.

  • Sorin Lazarescu

    Is it really water resistant?

    • Paul Garrison

      Their telling a lie…

      • You avin a laff

        Yes, don’t believe anything in the spec sheet. I’m starting to doubt it even runs android. They’re just saying that. Watch it run webOS or something like that…

        • Paul Garrison

          Sarcasm geesh.

        • You avin a laff

          I’m with you duh… You don’t think I was being serious, now do you?

    • thepanttherlady

      If it’s not IP rated which someone below mentioned it isn’t, don’t go taking your phone swimming.

      • Sorin Lazarescu

        Too bad. I really wanted a big screen phone that is water resistant.

        • DoDaDum

          If you don’t need the latest and greatest, then take a look at the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, that should float your boat. :D

        • Paul Hansen

          or the z3

        • Sorin Lazarescu

          I would not mind that phone but the screen is too small.

        • thepanttherlady

          6.44″ is bigger than 5.96″.

        • JamesG

          Xperia z ultra is huge….

    • Brad

      resistant means it can handle the rain

      • Avin a laff

        How is sink water, an accidental splash, different from rain? WTF? Damn the stuff people write is pure comedy. It can handle “rain”. What if it’s rain from some industrial zone in China with some serious Ph off the charts? Rain…

        • Medion

          Actually, he was correct. It can handle a splash as it’s coated with a water resistant compound. However, if submerged in water, the water has nowhere to go but inside (it’s not sealed to IP certification).

        • Brad

          it’s… it’s meant as an example of the amount of water/the force of the water…

  • Paul Garrison

    It looks thick enough so there should be any bend gate.

    • AJ2

      Or pocket room

  • Paul Garrison

    Now I roll up next to Note 4 and 6+ users and ask them why is their phone so small.

  • rsohne

    I’m in!

  • vinnyjr

    Will T-Mobile offer the 64gb version or strictly the 32?? I want the 64gb version. Been waiting for years for a Nexus device that supports some real int storage.

    • Ty Christensen

      32GB is fine in my opinion.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    When can you pre order via Tmobile?

    • JamesG

      29th

  • D_Wall__

    How quick can i Jump to this if i just got the Note 4? pay 50% of the note 4 and good correct?

    • JaswinderSinghJammu

      yes, 50%

    • CalicoKJ

      Depends on if you’re on JUMP 1 or 2. If you’re on 1, you get 2 jumps per 12 month timeframe regardless of what you’ve paid on the device. 2 is the 50% paid off.

      • D_Wall__

        I am Jump one, But the Note 4 was my second jump. I signed up for jump a week after it came out. Jumped in Jan to my nexus 5. Jumped this week to Note 4.

        • thepanttherlady

          You get two JUMP!’s in a 12 month period but why would you want to JUMP! so soon after getting the Note 4? Doesn’t make financial sense…..

        • D_Wall__

          You are correct. Just weighing my options. I had my heart set on a Nexus 6(love my 5). Or even the moto X. i know the note 4 will come packed full of bloatware and over cluttered with options. Ill put it through its paces to see what happens.

          So if you are a Jump V1 user, you always stay Jumpv1? I thought they pushed you to Jumpv2.

        • thepanttherlady

          The original JUMP! people were grandfathered in, there should be no change.

          I would suggest you play with the Note 4 for the 14 day window you have for returns but you wouldn’t get back the device you originally JUMP!’d with. Bummer.

          ETA: You won’t get the original device back but it’ll still be paid off. Check with cs to see if you can return the Note 4 if you’d rather have the Nexus 6 and see if you can use that as your JUMP! instead of the Note 4. Worse they can say is no so it’s worth asking about.

        • theseanteam

          Jump 1 is one of the best deals ever. Do your best to hold on to that!

        • TechHog

          Nevermind, you’re a Jump shill. The stupid part doesn’t matter because this answers the question.

        • theseanteam

          Actually, the stupid part is your post. You can’t even get Jump 1 anymore. So why would I shill for something you can’t even get anymore. Not to mention, do you like just tossing out false accusations when you don’t understand something? Do you even know what shill means? Do you know who I am? You better quit while you are behind.

        • TechHog

          I didn’t even know what you meant by “Jump 1”. I’m sorry. Can you please explain why wanting to put in a larger down payment is a bad thing?

        • theseanteam

          While the anonymity of the internet is great, people really need to check themselves, before they wreck themselves. heh.

          “Jump 1” refers to the Jump program when it was first released. It allows 2 updates a year (anytime). The only caveat is you can’t do your first Jump Upgrade until you’ve had your first phone for 6 months. It’s pretty bad ass. Combine that with zero down–essentially you are getting the newest technology for nothing (if you consider the down payments as part of service).

          Anyway, it was so good, T-Mobile changed it. It was replaced with “Jump 2”, which requires you to pay off at least 1/2 your phone before you can do your Jump Upgrade. If most people are paying off their phone at the normal schedule without any early payments, they are getting an upgrade once a year. If you like the latest and greatest, it’s definitely not quite as good.

          If it wasn’t that good, T-Mobile would have never changed it and discontinued the original. Quite frankly, I’m surprised they grandfathered the old folks in. Wouldn’t be shocked if they phased it out eventually.

          Regardless, you can’t get it anymore and like the unlimited plans of Verizon and AT&T, having that feature on your plan is really awesome and I would suggest trying to hold on to it as in my opinion, it’s an awesome deal.

        • thepanttherlady

          My daughter has the original JUMP! on her line but I have no use for it.

        • theseanteam

          I will gladly admit, JUMP is not for everyone. If you tend to only upgrade when your current device is dying, then you can probably save the $24/year. But if you like the latest and greatest (like most who are participating in a discussion on the Nexus 6 are) then I would say that JUMP 1 is definitely something you would use.

          I guess one can argue about the insurance/warranty component of it… but alas, that’s for another discussion.

        • thepanttherlady

          I dropped insurance when they forced it to $12. In the many years I’ve had cell phones I’ve only filed one claim. It was a waste of money for me.

          I purchase international unlocked phones every 4-6 months. My last 4 purchases have been that way and I prefer it.

        • theseanteam

          As I mentioned, the insurance portion of Jump is definitely debatable. And actually, if you want to take it even further–for those who are willing to take good care of their devices and is willing to E-bay or Craigslist their phone, they can do much better than Jump 1.

          On the flip side, did you see the video of the guy who spazzed and dropped his iPhone 6 on release day? What if he didn’t have insurance and the screen cracked. It might be a waste for you, but not for all.

        • TechHog

          $24/year? Since when was Jump $2?

        • Rob

          It used to be 2 bucks a month over the insurance when it launched. That’s the same reason I got it was because it was only 24/year if I didn’t use it as opposed to my insurance I was already paying for.

        • theseanteam

          Unless it’s changed, it’s still $2/month. Don’t mix up Jump with PHP/Insurance.

        • JamesG

          You wouldn’t be able to jump again until Jan

        • KOLIO

          Return the NOTE4 within the 14-day grace period & you’ll have your JUMP restored.
          This may take 1-2 billing cycles to process,but,if you’re persistent w/Customer Service/Loyalty Department,it will speed up the return processing & get your JUMP restored quicker,especially if you never take delivery of the NOTE 4 by refusing delivery for immediate return.
          YMMV as to processing times if bought in-store (should be quicker,I’d imagine).
          Don’t be alarmed if your MY T-MOBILE page doesn’t immediately reflect the restored JUMP,that page isn’t the best in reflecting account/device changes,verify status w/Customer Care.

          EDIT:I was successful in doing this,however,I hadn’t returned the trade-in,so,if you already sent in the return device for the NOTE 4 JUMP,YMMV……………………..

  • Justin Merithew

    This is the phone I’ve been waiting for. Stock Android, Band 12, AND WiFi calling. So happy I waited. Jump!ing from my M8 the day this puppy is out.

    • Rob

      Yup, same here.

  • Ty Christensen

    I’m gonna have to look past the 5.9″ display which is way bigger of a phone than I wanted and it’s absolutely ridiculous that they made it that big but this thing is gonna be incredible. I’ve had my Nexus 4 since it launched so it’s gonna be two years old next month so I can’t wait any longer…it’s time!

    • AJ2

      You’re lucky though… Google announced the Nexus 4 will get the

  • 0neTw0

    Is it me or is the pricing a real turn off? I guess I’ll hold on to my OPO 64.

    • tomnewtn

      No more undercutting their retailers I guess.

    • AJ2

      HUGE DEALBREAKER

  • tomnewtn

    Too big, too spendy. A shame as it is a power house. Love my Nexus 5 even more now.

    • AJ2

      So does that mean next year there’ll be a Nexus 7 seven inch phone. Five inch screen are gonna become extinct now. The N5 is perfect size for me.

      • kevin

        nexus 7 is already out for two yrs…..it’s a 7 inches tablet.

      • tomnewtn

        Where does it all end I wonder. I also have a iPhone 6+ and I’m used to it but 5.9? whoa.

  • tomnewtn

    In fact, I’m more inclined to design my own Moto X than go phab.

    • Cam Bunton

      I had exactly the same thought. I want a Moto X.. not just because of the size. I want leather on the back. Because I’m vain, and like pretty things.

      • tomnewtn

        Hey, why not? I like that Walnut. Something for everyone.

  • skittle

    This thing is big! Might as well carry my own cell tower ;) I have packed around my Nexus 7 in a back pocket and I could live with this phone okay.

    • tomnewtn

      You could use it as a shield when needed for protection.

  • Zach

    what’s the deal with ‘Band 12 support’?

    I have the Note 3 now and was going to upgrade to the Note 4 soon, was indeed waiting to see what would come out around the holidays before upgrading though. My only question is the camera comparison (both front & back), i most importantly low light pictures. It will be good to see comparisons when they come out!

    • taron19119

      Are u asking about band 12 or are u saying y get excited over band
      12

      • Zach

        I’m asking what is it, I have no idea. Thanks

        • taron19119

          Band 12 is the new spectrum that t-mobile has purchase from Verizon and is purchased from others and and is being used for LTE and can go longer distance then any other T Mobile bands of spectrum for example for every tower of band 12 u. Need 2 towards of band 4 and band 12 can penetrate through walls more easier so u won’t drip off of lte when u walk into a building and t- can cover rural areas easier

        • yankeesusa

          It is the newest 700mhz spectrum that works very well inside buildings and will be great for better calls and better LTE.

  • Mirad77

    Still can’t digest the price of Nexus 6. $499 would have been the best value of this phone. Damn Google……

    • AJ2

      The price makes no sense. They’ve never advertised Nexus devices to the public anyway. Google has launched an ad campaign for Android.. Already saw 2 TV commercials. But they don’t mention Nexus or Lollipop… And Google is going to get blown away by Apple iPad tomorrow. Outside of tech media, Google is getting little coverage. I couldn’t believe the tech focused bloomberg West tonight didn’t even cover the announcement

  • Mike

    This phone is not uma (wifi calling) capable. What happened to Legere’s comments in UNCARRIER 7 announcement that going forward all TMO devices would be UMA calling capable. Given the current disarray of coverage in many areas, UMA calling is a must. May be a lovely, capable phone but NO UMA is a deal breaker.

    • Prod1702

      Maybe for you but not for me. I could care less about wifi calling / UMA. It is nice to have but not a deal breaker for most. Most people that buy phones have no clue what UMA calling is and will most likely never use it.

      • jj

        Can you give a short primer on what UMA is? Is Tmo’s WiFi calling UMA?

        • Laststop311

          UMA is a more advanced form of wifi calling. With UMA there are actual hardware components that enable it unlike wifi calling which is all software. With UMA when you lose you wifi signal the call will automatically transition to LTE/3g/2g whatever you have signal for and will not drop unless there is no cell signal. With wifi calling if you lose the wifi signal the call will drop even if you do have a cell signal.

        • jj

          Wow, thanks a million!

        • Alex Zapata

          Not exactly true. Don’t forget that both Apple and TMO have confirmed that newer devices will transition between WiFi calls and VoLTE seamlessly. UMA allowed for a transition between wifi and circuit switched networks, but also at the cost of battery life when you were right between the two. The reason that TMO moved away from UMA is because it’s incompatible with an IMS network. I do admit I miss it on the old BlackBerry devices though. Very convenient.

    • skittle

      ” beginning in early 2015 with an over-the-air update– making it the first-ever Nexus device that will support Wi-Fi Calling thanks to enhancements in Android 5.0.”

      A cut and paste from T-Mobile Newsroom……………..

      • itgoesdown

        yet we all know how often google fucks these things up. i would not count on that being on time

    • yankeesusa

      It is wifi calling capable. It will be activated with an update. A little more reading or research sometimes helps.

      • kinich yax

        I was burned once before when Tmo promised an OTA update and it never happened.I bought that phone on the strength of the promise of the update. It won’t happen twice. I’ll look at this phone after the update, not before.

        • yankeesusa

          I understand completely but nexus now has Wi-Fi calling built in so it’s a matter of when. It’s not like an os update.

  • benben

    For this price i would go for the note 4 ppl needs to be crazy to pay this kind of money for it

    • Revas

      Nexus ≠ Low price. Some models have been sold at a low price, some haven’t. If you’d pay $650 for a Note but not a Nexus 6 then you’re not in the demographic they’re shooting for with this.

      • benben

        The demographic group is the suckers and i am not one of them

  • Frank

    I was interested until I read 32gb model.

    • Paul Hansen

      Buy the 64?

    • yankeesusa

      Most android phones out now start at 16gb. 32gb is more than enough for most people. Just get the 64gb option or just get the oneplus one that has 64gb stock.

  • That N6 is the truth! F$%^$ the GN4!

  • Rob

    I think I just found my new phone. Gonna wait and see the reviews first but it has everything that I want and its 58 cents a month more than I pay for my M8 now instead of the extra almost 5 bucks a Note 4 would be.

    Front facing speakers have become a must have for me between the M7 and M8, I can’t go back to not having them.

  • That N6 is the truth! $%^$ the GN4!

  • NardVa

    $650 is pretty expensive for a Nexus device. If T-Mobile is charging $650, why is Google charging $650 through the Play store.

    • AJ2

      I was expecting 500 at most. But I have no desire to get a phone that big so guess will stay with Nexus 5 if lollipop is good or maybe consider finally giving an iPhone 6 a try. I cannot comfortably carry around that size a phone.

    • Sly

      Well If you look at all the specs that it comes with… I don’t think its that bad of a price. The Iphone 6+ is about 950…. this phone (much much better) is 300 less.

      • SZL

        You surely over exaggerated on the price.. 6Plus starts at $750. With higher memories at 64gb it’s still only $850. The problem is Nexus has been expected at a lower price point, so having a starting price at $300 more than last year, it’s a little unexpected to many.

        • Paul Garrison

          Only $850, LOL!

        • Alex Zapata

          I know, right? Apparently everyone here is a tycoon.

        • Verbile

          Everyone here seems to forget.. this is basically a Moto X on a massive scale. And how much did the Moto X cost when it came out? Everyone also seems to glance over the fact that this device has BEASTLY specs, with a pure Android experience that hasn’t been molested by the likes of Samsung. So yea- the price is damn right.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Damn I miss the 350 nexus 5 lol

    Band12?volte?

    • Paul Hansen

      Band 12 yes. VoLTE likely but not confirmed

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        I saw band 12 but no 1700 and 2100 hspa

        • Alex Zapata

          Band 4 is listed in the specs on the motorola product page.

  • mingkee

    I should get Z Ultra and flash it with 5.0 and Wi-Fi calling is here.

  • AJ2

    Too big. Too expensive. Missed opportunity, esp as more consumers are paying full price for handsets

    • yankeesusa

      I agree about paying full price. But I bet this thing will sell like crazy on a 2 year plan. On a 2 year plan for only 49.99 i would buy it.

    • Verbile

      This means nothing. People will spend the money if they want it. Look at the iPhone 6, there isn’t anything ‘special’ or ‘glamorous’ about it. But people will sure as heck drop $650-850 on one.

      But therein lies the difference. Too big? Too expensive? Thanks to Android, you have choices. Lots of choices.

  • TechnoRealz
  • jj

    Will Google Play bought Nexus 6’s get the OTA as well?

  • thepanttherlady

    Why did you post a link to an article on another website about the same thing posted in this one?

    • jj

      So sorry @thepanttherlady:disqus. I just spaced out and wasn’t paying attention…really bonehead move on my part. Thx for not banning me. I edited my post and hopefully the question I left is relevant.

  • Laststop311

    Well I am so happy I didn’t pull the trigger on the note 4. Nexus 6 has everything I want and it’s 100 cheaper than the note 4. Kinda sad they didn’t go with a 64 bit processor but I will be very happy with the nexus 6 and will keep it for at least the next 3 years as I like to have a little time of enjoying a cheaper bill after the phone is paid off like i did with the note 2.

    I’d of just kept the note 2 and kept my low bill for another year at least but this is the only way I can get band 12 support and my reception in large buildings through multiple walls really sucks now.

    • TechHog

      64-bit in phones is extremely overrated. Don’t fall for Apple’s hype.

    • Rob

      I would have liked to see the Tegra K1 chip but from my experience with Kepler in my desktop (780 Ti) and laptop (880M SLI), I don’t think there would be enough heat dissipation in a cell phone. Kepler is incredibly hot, they need a Tegra M1.

      What was Google to do, wait for Snapdragon 810 in 1H 2015 and miss out on 2014 holiday sales?

      There’s no need for 64-bit right now when we still have 3GB in devices.

      • Chris

        You are definitely right about that. 64 bit is pretty pointless at the moment. Maybe late next (year at the earliest) there will be a significant reason to have it but not now.

  • kevin

    I got a boner when I see the specs…and it kills my boner when I see the price…

  • jimmiekain

    Can anyone confirm VoLTE (any carrier not just t-mo)

    • Rob

      I’ll be shocked if it doesn’t have VoLTE support since its using an SoC that does.

      Then again, HTC hasn’t released a VoLTE update despite the fact we know the SoC supports it AND they released a Windows Phone version VoLTE so yeah, I would kind of like to know if Google is going to include it as well.

  • Alex Pilaia

    “After an OTA software update, it’ll become the first Nexus device to
    support Wi-Fi calling thanks to capabilities baked in to Android 5.0.”

    So does this mean that a Nexus 5 running Android 5.0 can also utilize WIFI calling from Tmo??? Lollipop in Nexus 6 is same Lollipop in Nexus 5…

    • shadlom

      I doubt it since wifi calling is now baked into the hardware.

      • Fabian Cortez

        Source?

        • Alex Pilaia

          “baked in to Android 5.0.” does not mean baked into hardware. that is 100% software.. And Nexus 5 should receive it soon…

        • So any phone running Android 5 will support TMO wi-fi calling? Can anyone confirm this?

  • UMA_Fan

    So it’s either get a nexus with 700mhz but no wifi calling or an iPhone with wifi calling but no 700mhz. The choices!!!

    • Chris

      Do the right thing, nexus 6 hands down, you won’t regret it!

    • tomnewtn

      I have 6+ and N5, and love both. Both work great on TMO where I’m at.

    • Rob

      Nexus has an update coming in early 2015 to add wifi calling.

    • yankeesusa

      It will have wifi calling with an update. So the choice is simple… not pay a lot of money for the iphone that brings almost nothing new to the table.

    • TMOTECH

      Well good thing the Nexus will have WiFi calling. And with 700mhz… You probably won’t need it.

  • Chris

    If you’re talking about the WiFi feature, most likely devices bought from Google will receive the OTA as well. It’s part of the core functionality of all nexus 6’s. Trust and believe the way T-Mobile is promoting WiFi calling they will not leave you in the cold.

    • jj

      Thx Chris! That will be great if it pans out that way.

  • tomnewtn

    I was just on the Moto X site building a device and it’s cheaper for a 32gb. But if you want 64, then pay more.

  • i f’n six inch phone? with no stylus support? no thanks and $650? lol way to go Googs. i thought Nexus phones were supposed to be affordable.

    • yankeesusa

      Exactly what I said. That battery better last as long as the one in the oneplus one or the oneplus one is going to sell even more once the dumb invite system goes away and now that they are also going to start selling in india which is a big cell phone market.

  • patelj27b

    Does anyone know if the OTA update that will bring wifi calling to the Nexus 6 is only for phones bought from T-Mobile? I generally buy my nexus phones from google via google play.

    • Art Faucett

      Wifi calling is supported based on what I’ve read so far.

    • Rob

      Its undoubtedly going to be for the T-Mobile SKU only.

      Keep in mind that developers have yet to successfully port WiFi calling from a T-Mobile phone to one that isn’t T-Mobile branded and I would say it is best to get it directly from T-Mobile. Since T-Mobile isn’t actually charging a mark up for the device, it makes more sense to get it through them anyway.

      • Brad

        Nope… nexus devices don’t discriminate :) it’ll be on all of ’em

      • Htc one M8

        That’s not actually true, I have WiFi calling backed into the Rom I’m using now. It’s called insert coin Rom for the international HTC one m8 they ported it over from T-Mobile.

    • Alex Zapata

      I have a feeling that they’re going the Apple route and building it into the OS so that all Nexus 6 devices have it after the OTA update. Until we know exactly how many SKUs there are we can’t say for certain though.

  • Paul Garrison

    This isn’t going to affect my decision, but does anyone know what the phone is made of. Is it plastic of metal or both?

    • Paul Hansen

      Likely both. QI chargong will limit the metal usage.

    • yankeesusa

      Its both and it is also splash water resistant like the new moto x

  • gpt2010

    I am a little confused. This phone has band 12. Does that mean it will support the new 700mhz frequency from TMO?

    • TMOTECH

      Yes

  • gpt2010

    I am a little confused. This phone has band 12. Does that mean it will support the new 700mhz frequency from TMO?

  • deeoh1084

    very disappointed at the pricing though… the phone looks fantastic but the price is too high and too dang big… i thought Nexus was all about the Pure Android Experience & LOW PRICE for a flagship level phone!!! I would rather get Note 4 or Z3 for that price IMO

    • Paul

      Those of use that like the large size phones were hoping for a bit less of a price as well.

  • Lani

    Wonder if the Nexus 6 will NOT be filled with un-removable carrier cr’apps?

    • jb2

      No it won’t that’s the whole point of Google putting out there own phone . no bloatware

  • Guest

    Am conflicted now….cos I was going to pick up my tmo note 4 tomorrow….and now this nexus 6……Does have a micro sd slot..?People I need help deciding….

  • frankie2g

    Am conflicted now….cos I was going to pick up my tmo note 4 tomorrow….and now this nexus 6……Does the nexus 6 have a micro sd slot..?People I need help deciding….

    • thepanttherlady

      No

  • Todd_the_Hunn

    Goodness . At a price of 650 my Nexus 4 is looking just dandy ; (

    • Art Faucett

      And for a trade in, all TMO wants to give me is 80 bucks. Pass.

  • TS50

    Just submitted this news to Cam. Confirmed by @askdes (T-Mobile Exec) the 64gb model will be carried on tmobile.com only. Not in store. So you can still use eip to get it.

    • thepanttherlady

      Awesome sauce if this is true! Haven’t used EIP in a while but with $0 down I may use it. :)

      • TS50

        It might not be zero down. I assume they will do what they do with the Iphone and just make you pay the same monthly with a higher down payment.

        • thepanttherlady

          Only phones our account requires a deposit for right now are the iPhone’s 64GB & 128GB. $99 & $199 retrospectively.

        • TS50

          Nice.

    • Nintendragon

      Probably a silly question, but can I assume then that the 32GB model will be carried in-store?

    • cal

      I wonder why they won’t carry the 64GB in store…

      • TS50

        T mobile rarely carries the bigger memory devices in store. When I worked there we had the 32gb iPhone in store only on release day. Because the 16gb was in very short supply.

  • Alex Pilaia

    Why such a BIG phone and a high price tag Google?? After the crazy launch of the Iphone6+ and its insane price, you come out with a Nexus 6 with same price and size?? Perfect time to just improve on the Nexus 5 and raise price to maybe $399… Didnt need a bigger screen…. Bigger battery, and maybe 1GB more Ram is reasonable for a $50 price hike. You failed this one Google. NO PROBLEM staying with my Nexus 5 and suggesting it to others over the new Nexus 6!!

    • TS50

      Iphone 6+ isn’t the same price. The $749 version is only 16gb and the 64gb is $849. If Apple made a 32gb version it would prob be $799. That’s a $150 price difference for a premium device. Note 4 (32gb w/sd slot) is $749 on Tmo ($825 on ATT). It’s OK if Google wanted to branch out and make a phablet. Google also prob didn’t want to have a spec hog that directly competes with Motorola’s flagships. This is the first time the nexus has been a premium device (specs wise). The cost is justified against other specs driven flagships. Nexus 5 will run great with 5.0. Google will probably have a 5″ device next year and keep selling the Nexus 6.

      • aantoine87

        Truth

  • Alex Zapata

    If this had the battery from the Droid turbo I’d seriously consider it.

  • Jason Crumbley

    Not enough storage since there’s no micro SD card and it’s too freaking huge. Not interested.

  • aantoine87

    i dont know why everybody is complaining about this phone and its price, playstation 1 was like $124 brand new, ps2 $299, ps3 $500-600, better tech more money

    the nexus 5 was a great phone and cheaper at $350, people were disappointed at the N5 as well, i get all the nexus phones got the N5 but in the end months later i sold it and got an LG G2 which was a better phone. it had pretty good specs but those specs were matched by all of the top manufacturers plus other than a snapdragon 800 (had the phone can’t even remember all the specs) and a pretty nice screen battery life wasnt all that and the camera was worse than the lg counterpart

    The Nexus 6 has 4k recording, slo-mo recording, 2mp front camera, chance of a decent camera, its waterproof, supports turbo charge, has a big battery, gorilla glass 3, and all major manufacturers have just released phones so this phone and the note 4 (android-wise) will be the top phones for at least 7 months

    • Bryan Mordt

      Well said!

    • Binny Gupta

      Ps4 was 400.

      • aantoine87

        yea and its been out for almost a year with like 20 games, u get wat u pay for is all i’m saying, above google wants to make money like any other big company

    • Chris Pine

      PS1 was $299.

  • DDLAR

    It don’t think the price is so bad. People compare it to other top phones and say it’s the same price. But, it has a 6″ screen so , it should be compared to other phablets (e.g., Galaxy Note 4). Then the prices looks a lot better ($650 vs. $750). I know it’s not as cheap as the previous Nexus devices, but it’s a pretty good price for what it is.

  • Jimmy James

    Show me the microSD slot!

  • rover

    I wish I could could trade my Nexus 5. Otherwise I’ll have to skip this one.

    • Art Faucett

      i looked up the trade in for my N4….80 bucks. I’ll keep it

  • Me@gmail.com

    @rover if you had jump you could.

  • Dima

    Will it have Wi-fi calling feature that T-mobile phones offer?

    • thepanttherlady

      As per the article:

      “More exciting: The device is going to support “Wi-Fi Un-leashed” from
      early 2015. After an OTA software update, it’ll become the first Nexus
      device to support Wi-Fi calling thanks to capabilities baked in to
      Android 5.0”

  • gg555

    Does anyone know if the Nexus 6 will have the four microphone noise cancellation, like the 2nd Gen Moto X?