nexus 6 first impressions (3 of 21)

Following T-Mobile (right after launch) and AT&T (earlier today), Sprint announced the availability on its network of the highly anticipated Nexus 6.

The Sprint Nexus 6 will begin shipping on November 14, this Friday. That means that there’s a very good chance that Sprint customers will be able to get their hands on the device sooner than customers of AT&T and T-Mobile, who will only open pre-orders tomorrow.

Sprint hasn’t announced the on-contract price yet, but it’s likely to be in the $200-$250 range. Unlocked, Sprint’s version of the Nexus 6 can be yours for $696 without tax, more than the Play Store price and AT&T’s version.

If you opt for an installment plan, you can have Motorola’s expansive smartphone for $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $29.

With limited availability on Google’s Play Store and Motorola.com, carriers remain the best chance for most US buyers. Rumor has it Sprint will only be carrying the 32GB Midnight Blue version, just like AT&T.

Are you opting for a carrier to get the Nexus 6 or still hoping for a Play Store miracle?

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 11, 2014 – Before the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, Sprint (NYSE: S) will offer Nexus 6 with 2.5GHz LTE data speeds and a pure Android™ experience coupled with rate plans like the Sprint Family Share Packoffering the best value for families who want shared data. Nexus 6 by Motorola is one of the first devices to be loaded with Google’s latest Android 5.0, Lollipop, operating system.

Nexus 6 will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 14, in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. With Sprint Easy PaySM, well-qualified buyers can purchase Nexus 6 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $29 (SRP: $696; excluding taxes; service plan required).

The Sprint Family Share Pack offers the best value for families with its shared-data plans. A family with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for only $100 a month through 2015.1 For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month versus AT&T’s and $40 per month versus Verizon’s current pricing through 2015.2

Sprint also offers Nexus 6 customers unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network for $60 per month with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan – a $20 savings per month compared to T-Mobile’s $80 unlimited plan.3

“Nexus 6 sets the stage for exciting new developments in smartphones with a stunning 6-inch Quad HD display, perfect for movies, videos and surfing the Web,” said Doug Kaufman, director-Device Strategy, Sprint. “With pricing plans like the Sprint Family Share Pack, families can take advantage of all the features of Nexus 6 without worrying about expensive rate plans or running out of data each month.”

As first device from Sprint to ship with Lollipop, Nexus 6 also comes equipped with a contoured aluminum frame, 6-inch Quad HD display and 13-megapixel camera. The large screen is complemented by dual front-facing stereo speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound, making it as great for movies and gaming as it is for getting work done. It also comes with a Turbo Charger for up to six hours of battery use with only 15 minutes of charge.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Motorola and Sprint to introduce customers to Nexus 6 and Android 5.0, Lollipop, our biggest release yet,” said Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president, Engineering for Android.

The Sprint 4G LTE network serves 540 cities, making it easy for customers to take advantage of all the great features of Nexus 6. Customers seeking additional information can visitwww.sprint.com/nexus6.

 

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