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Looking to pick up a Nexus 6? Here's your best options
The reviews are in, and the Nexus 6 seems to be a truly stunning device, at least for those interested in a ‘phablet’ size handset. For those are thinking about picking up the Nexus 6, there’s a few potential routes you take including buying from Google Play, Motorola, directly from carriers or through major retailers.
You’ll find a common theme from all these options though: limited availability. The Nexus 6 isn’t easy to come by, though hopefully this situation improves sooner rather than later.
Regardless of the model, the Nexus 6 is completely sold out of stock in the US play store and has yet to rollout internationally, though a wider rollout is expected in the near future.
If you are a U.S. buyer, Google has previously indicated that it will add extra stock every Wednesday until things stabilize, so that would be the best day to look for it. As for pricing? The handset is offered in Midnight Blue or Cloud White with the 32GB versions costing $649 and the 64GB models going for $699.
Motorola is one of the easiest ways to pre-order the Nexus 6, though it is currently listed as “back ordered”. This means you can buy the phone now through their website, but it may be a bit before it ships. For those that are interested in going the Motorola route, you’ll want to head to their website.
Just as you’ll find with Google Play, the handset is offered in Midnight Blue or Cloud White with the 32GB versions costing $649 and the 64GB models going for $699.
In theory, carriers are going to be the easiest route for picking up the Nexus 6. In the United States, the five biggest carriers will all stock the handset: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and UScellular.
The Nexus 6 is available for pre-order from AT&T as we speak, though the phone won’t actually ship until November 18th. AT&T will sell the 32GB midnight blue model for $0 down with AT&T Next with 24 monthly payments of $22.77, 18 monthly payments of $28.46 or 12 monthly payments of $34.15.
For those looking to pick up the phone through a ‘traditional’ contract, the phone will cost $249.99 outright. There’s also the option of picking up off-contract for $682.99.
T-Mobile was supposed to launch the Nexus 6 today (11/12) but it has since delayed the launch until November 19th. The reason is that they claim they want the launch experience to go as smoothly as possible, making it pretty likely they simply couldn’t get enough stock.
When the phone does launch on T-Mobile you’ll be able to get the 32GB model for $649.92, or $27.08 a month for 24 months. The larger 64GB version will only be sold online through the carrier’s website, though no exact word on pricing just yet.
The Nexus 6 will arrive this Friday, November 14th, both in-stores and online. Sprint will sell the phone outright for $696 or for $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $29. Sprint has yet to specify what colors or size configurations it plans to carry, however.
When is Verizon getting the Nexus 6? Good question. We know it is officially going to carry the phone, but no details on pricing or launch target have been revealed just yet.
There’s not a lot of details for UScellular’s plans either, other than we know it is said to be coming this month. No word on pricing or what sizes/colors they’ll stock.
The Nexus 6 will arrive to several international carriers across the globe, including Belus, Rogers, Telus, Telcel, Vodafone, Hutch,SFR, Electronic Partern, CPW and Orange ES — just to name a few.
We don’t have much details about retail availability just yet, but will be updating this section in the near future. We can say that a new leak claims Best Buy will stock the phone on November 21st but that’s all we can say for now.
We’ll be updating this post as we learn more details about availability for any other above mentioned sources. No any carrier/retailer specific Nexus 6 details that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments!
Do you plan on picking up the Nexus 6? If so, will you buy outright, through a payment plan or via a contract?