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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vandyman, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    With the price of the new Nexus 6 being $600 + dollars, I will probably keep my Nexus 5. Lollipop will run just as good of the N5 as well.
    The N5 will be strongly supported by the community for at least another year.

    I have my personal reasons as well.
    I am on the T-mobile pre-paid service and refuse to be on a long term contact. (Verizon ruined that for me with the Galaxy Nexus.)
    If the price is between $449 and $549 for the N6 I may bite...

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    If I had one, I'd still stick with it. N6 is just too big!
  3. mk_ultra19

    mk_ultra19 Android Enthusiast

    I am in the same boat. Was going to seriously consider the Nexus 6 until I saw the price. My brother just got the One plus One and I have to admit ...that thing is nice, but at 5.5 inches it's pretty big. So a six inch phone would be too big for ME.
  4. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Amen to the "too big." I do have one (Nexus 5) and I'm sticking with it.
  5. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    The size still puts me off the N6 so I plan to stick with the N5 still.

    However, when I see new shiny things I sometimes can't resist.
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  6. Omar Days

    Omar Days Android Expert

    i was all for getting the nexus 6, but the price has put me off. The size isn't a problem for me. I've had "phablets" before and got on fine with them.

    My nexus 5 has run flawlessly since launch, it's the best smartphone i've ever owned, will be getting Lollipop etc... I just can't logically justify getting the nexus 6 at that price. I understand it's a "phablet" so it's gonna be more expensive, but like the OP said, if it was 449-549 then I would probably bite too.
  7. BynoUK

    BynoUK Android Enthusiast

    I'm not ruling anything out despite being in love with the N5 nearly a year on.

    I can never make a decision on things until I find myself pressing the buy button :D

    Lollipop on the N5 will be great from what I've seen in the developer preview. I'm really looking forward to seeing it on my Nexus 10 too.
  8. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I recently went from a Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus 5 and am really pleased with it. Buying it pre-owned it was always going to be cheaper than the Nexus 6.

    I don't have small hands, but I'm not a fan of big phones and the N5 is pretty much the size limit for me personally, so I'm looking forward to getting Lollipop on the N5 now and am not regretting my purchase so close to the N6 announcement.
  9. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast

    I jumped ship a couple of weeks ago as a 6" screen is too big for me.I went for the moto X pure and it's not much different to my old N5 except I get better signal and the camera appears to be better,not taken many photo's yet though.
  10. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    I'm in a bind - I need a second phone. I could buy a second N5, but I suspect I'll keep beating myself up about not getting the latest and greatest...

    I had concerns with the size of the device, but was willing to compromise on that, but with the price being double that of the N5, I'm not sure I want to compromise on both (cost and size)... I have another week or so to decide... ugh.
  11. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just to add to my post, I would pay the $650 for the N6 if it was a 64 bit cpu. Motorola will probably release a 64 bit 5+ inch sometime in the Q1.
    So the N6 is a gamble right now.

    Does anyone remember the Bionic? LOL
  12. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    I believe in paying at least a somewhat fair price for what you get, while taking into account that enthusiast level products can cost a premium. That aside, prices in these kinds of ranges are largely irrelevant to me.

    Given that, I'll still be sticking with my Nexus 5s. The older white one is going to my wife once I get it replaced under its insurance plan, and I'll use my new black 32GB one that I got a couple weeks ago.

    A 6 inch phone is a little too large for me, and my Nexus 5 works so well that there's no need to replace it. I have it rooted and set up the way I want (still getting OTA updates too), and there isn't anything out that it can't handle. In a way I'm kind of disappointed, because I want to support the continuation of the Nexus line of products. Might be in the tablet market again before too long though. We'll see.

    Long story short: The Nexus 6 is a pass for me and I'll be sticking with my new Nexus 5 for this generation.
  13. ItnStln511

    ItnStln511 Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone know if the Nexus 5 will drop in price?
  14. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    Not until it does, but if there is enough stock of it left, It seems likely to me that it will sooner or later.
  15. ItnStln511

    ItnStln511 Android Enthusiast

    I'm hoping it happens soon because I'm hoping to pick up a 32GB Nexus 5 for a great price.
  16. biggiephil

    biggiephil Android Enthusiast

    Quite an amazing phone :)
  17. ItnStln511

    ItnStln511 Android Enthusiast

    I know, now if it'll only come down in price then it'd be even more amazing.
  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I wouldn't be surprised if google keeps selling the nexus 5 for another year as well.
  19. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    I heard through the grapevine that they stopped manufacturing them about a month ago, or so. I think on one of the Linus Tech Tips shows on YouTube that mentioned it. Not sure though, of course.

    I can see why they might want to continue making and selling them, if there's still enough demand.
  20. ktriebol

    ktriebol Member

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  21. Hunter5

    Hunter5 Android Enthusiast

    You know what really upsets me?? Do you realize that phones are almost reaching the $1000 mark? When is enough..enough. $649 or $699 for the N6...this is a f#$king joke. I really want to support Google but they apparently don't want to support us!! :s:
  22. ItnStln511

    ItnStln511 Android Enthusiast

    I hope so, but it's showing as being out of stock. Hopefully that'll change soon.
  23. biggiephil

    biggiephil Android Enthusiast

    I hope they keep selling this amazing device
  24. bigt

    bigt Android Enthusiast

    I think I'll keep my Nexus 5,i may be tempted by the new LG watch when it comes out though
  25. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    I'll be keeping my Nexus 5 for this year. It's still an amazing phone, fast and powerful. It's going to get Lollipop too. What else could I ask for?

    The Nexus 6 is beautiful but I'm not really into spending that much right now.

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The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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