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.

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Even with the slightly outdated processor, the Nexus 6 does make for a very compelling device.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.

No matter which Nexus device you choose, you’re going to be receiving a competent device that doesn’t break the bank — at least compared to flagships from Apple and Samsung.