Last Year’s Nexus 6 Flagship Falls To $299 Unlocked, Receives Android 6.0 Marshmallow Next Week
If you’re the type of person that doesn’t need to have the newest and fastest smartphone on the market, we’ve got a pretty attractive deal for you folks today. The Nexus 6, which was announced last year as the flagship device for Android 5.0 Lollipop, has fallen to just $$299 off-contract via qualitycellz (the same seller that was clearing out Amazon Fire Phones for $134.99 complete with a free year of Amazon Prime). That’s right, a device that was introduced last year at $649 is now available for half that price.
So what does three Benjamins gets you? Well, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a large 5.96-inch QHD display. You’ll also get a 13MP rear camera with OIS, 2MP front-facing camera, front-facing stereo speakers, a 3220 mAh battery and support for Qi wireless charging. And starting next week, Google will begin pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Nexus 6.
Even with the slightly outdated processor, the Nexus 6 does make for a very compelling device. And things get really interesting when you can compare the Nexus 6 to its 2015 successors: the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 5X comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, and 16GB of internal storage and is priced at $379.
The Nexus 6P, on the other hand, features a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor and 32GB of internal storage for $499. You’ll also have to consider that both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P also come with a free 30-day subscription to Google Play Music and a $50 Google Play credit.