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Nexus 6 Up For Pre-Order, Already Sold Out

The Nexus 6 opened up for pre-order just a couple of hours ago, but either Google didn't expect a high demand and didn't prepare well for it, or the demand was much greater than anticipated, because the phone has already sold out.

The Nexus 6 has been quite controversial so far, mainly due to its large screen size. At 5.96" it's bigger than even Samsung's 5.7" Galaxy Note 4, and of course bigger than Apple's iPhone 6 Plus as well, although the difference in total size is smaller than you'd imagine. The nearly-6" Nexus 6 is only 1 mm taller than the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus, but 4 mm wider. Width isn't usually the problem with "large phones," though, but height is, so if you're fine with an iPhone 6 Plus, you'll probably find Nexus 6's size acceptable.

Data shows that people use "phablets" or large smartphones much more than smaller phones, which makes sense, considering you have bigger screen real estate that you can use. Motorola also said at the launch of its new Moto G that most of its customers would prefer bigger screen sizes for their next-generation phones.

If you can live with the size, the Nexus 6 sounds compelling, despite its more "regular" flagship price of $650 for the 32 GB version, compared to the much cheaper $350 Nexus 5 before it.

The device comes with a cutting edge Snapdragon 805 (which is still based on the 32-bit ARMv7 architecture), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB and 64 GB storage options (no microSD support, as usual with Nexus devices), a 6" screen with 1440p resolution and a 3220 mAh battery.

The rear camera has a 13MP sensor with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), and it is supposed to be much better than on previous Nexus phones and potentially better than most other flagships, too. It uses the newer IMX214 Sony sensor (unlike the new Moto X that uses an older IMX135 sensor), but perhaps more importantly, it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop which has much improved camera software and support for RAW files.

If you want to check out when it's available again for pre-order, you can try the Play Store, or you can wait until it's available in stores and on Motorola's site "in November". The Nexus 6 will also be available in 28 countries from Europe, Asia Pacific and North America later this year.

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Lucian Armasu
Lucian Armasu is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers software news and the issues surrounding privacy and security.
  • Nuckles_56
    Google can also make phones which sell well, not just apple
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  • snakeV93
    Google can also make phones which sell well, not just apple

    Until we get numbers your statement is meaningless. Just another hunk of plastic from Samsung. It's 4 core processor with 3gb of ram will get handily beaten by the iPhone 6's optimized dual core with 1gb of ram...lol Like it beats everything else from Samsung handily. Samsung will never learned. Optimized hardware and software always wins. Anyway, enjoy all the bloatware.
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  • dishayu
    "Width isn't usually the problem with "large phones," though, but height is, so if you're fine with an iPhone 6 Plus, you'll probably find Nexus 6's size acceptable."

    You've got it the wrong way round, buddy. You hold the phone across the width, not along the length. Length is an issue only when stuffing the phone into your pockets, where a few millimeters are less likely to make a difference. Which is why I would take a Note 4 over those two. Narrower than iphone 6 plus and a bigger screen size. Best of both worlds.
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  • Cons29
    Google can also make phones which sell well, not just apple

    Until we get numbers your statement is meaningless. Just another hunk of plastic from Samsung. It's 4 core processor with 3gb of ram will get handily beaten by the iPhone 6's optimized dual core with 1gb of ram...lol Like it beats everything else from Samsung handily. Samsung will never learned. Optimized hardware and software always wins. Anyway, enjoy all the bloatware.

    samsung?? where?
    some apple fans worship apple
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  • Cons29
    this nexus looks sexy though.
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  • jase240
    Snake, Samsung did not make this phone. It's made by Motorola.

    Please don't post "Apple is better" wars here!
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  • qlum
    The nexus line never interested me much, I guess I just like my micro sd and oled too much for that. Besides my note 3 will probably still seve me for a couple of years.
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  • hoofhearted
    $650 for a Note-like phone without an SD slot. No thanks. I hope the battery is replaceable at least.
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  • g-unit1111
    I'm very interested in this phone but the price and the fixed storage are kind of deal breakers to me. The Samsung Galaxy Note is cheaper and can support a 128GB memory card, and so can the LG G3.
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  • canadianvice
    The $650 is hard for me to swallow, and lord knows I'd love an mSD slot, but at the end of the day it's all about the roms and the root, the Nexus series being the only one that reliably has both.
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