Just ahead of the official announcement of the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p, we saw the Nexus 6 discounted on Ebay for as low as $300. Since then, the original seller has ran out of stock, but the deal has returned again from another well-known Ebay seller.
Now that the dust has settled, we know exactly how much the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p costs, as well as what features they offer. So where does the Nexus 6 stand in comparison? For those that like big screens, the Nexus 6 is a whole $200 cheaper than the 6p, and yet isn’t a massive step down in terms of raw specs. Sure, it doesn’t have the latest processor or extras like a fingerprint scanner, but it has an even bigger display (6-inches vs 5.7), OIS for the camera, and wireless charging. You’re also saving a good chunk of change.
In other words, if having the latest and greatest isn’t a top priority for you, the Nexus 6 is still a solid deal for those looking to save money. It’s also cheaper than the Nexus 5x, though smaller screen fans might find the Nexus 6 to be a bit too large for their tastes.
As a recap, the Nexus 6 is powered by a Snapdragon 805 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The display is 5.96-inches with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, and other specs include a 13MP camera with OIS, a 2MP front cam, a 3220 mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box – with Marshmallow already ready to go for manual upgrading and an OTA slowly started to trickle out as we speak.
What do you think, is the Motorola-made Nexus 6 worth picking up at $300, or are buyers better off saving a bit extra and going with a newer member of the Nexus family?