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  1. JET4's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and was looking to get the Nexus 6, but saw were Motorola is possibly building a better Nexus 6 with better specs. Better processor, more ram, and bigger battery. I Nexus 6-like Motorola Droid phablet release date set for mid-2015 | BGR I have the original Moto x now, just looking for a bigger screen. I'm on unlimited data so won't be leaving Verizon.
    04-26-2015 11:25 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and was looking to get the Nexus 6, but saw were Motorola is possibly building a better Nexus 6 with better specs. Better processor, more ram, and bigger battery. I Nexus 6-like Motorola Droid phablet release date set for mid-2015 | BGR I have the original Moto x now, just looking for a bigger screen. I'm on unlimited data so won't be leaving Verizon.
    Nexus. there's only one and there is no substitute. get it.
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    04-26-2015 11:32 AM
  3. Dubbayoo's Avatar
    You should wait...and when that device comes out you should still wait for the next one after that....and so on....and so on. Buy or don't. There will be always something better coming soon after.
    Ed Briggs and ccates like this.
    04-26-2015 01:44 PM
  4. Miami1683's Avatar
    I may buy that if it comes out ... meanwhile get the nexus , , is awesome

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    04-26-2015 06:27 PM
  5. grover5's Avatar
    I'd still get the nexus. The spec bump doesn't seem so great and it won't get updates like the nexus and will have Verizon bloat on it. Besides I still haven't heard good reviews for the snapdragon 810.

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    04-26-2015 08:06 PM
  6. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    The Nexus 6 will still be a good phone 2 years from now. No reason to wait. A bump in specs isn't going to change your life or the way you use a phone.
    04-26-2015 08:28 PM
  7. JET4's Avatar
    I'll probably get the Nexus 6, I just thought the bigger battery ( 4000 mAh ) would not have to charge so often. Like you say the Nexus 6 will get updates a lot quicker, didn't think about that. Thanks
    04-26-2015 09:54 PM
  8. ottscay's Avatar
    A bigger battery is always nice, but the N6 has solid battery life, and I'm definitely not impressed with the Snapdragon 810.
    04-26-2015 10:07 PM
  9. coldconfession13's Avatar
    Ugh bgr lost my respect years ago. Its a apple fanboy site now.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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    04-26-2015 10:30 PM
  10. ysbg's Avatar
    I think it's a bit misleading to give the standard "if you keep waiting for the next phone then you will never buy anything, hence buy today". It's probably fair to say that no one would recommend buying an LG G3 today, since the G4 will be announced officially very shortly. While this example is extreme, it shows there can be value in delaying a purchase.

    Back to OP's problem though, there doesn't seem to be much new evidence regarding a new and better N6 coming out soon. Depending on your confidence level in this rumor, you might decide it's worth waiting a couple of months before getting a new phone.

    I wonder though if we wouldn't have heard more if the rumor were true.

    I was also hesitating getting the N6 because I was hoping for a 64 bit processor, but now I actually don't care. I'm very happy with the phone, and provided the battery life doesn't deteriorate too much I hope I can keep it for about three years.

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    04-27-2015 12:33 AM
  11. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    There will be always something better coming soon after.http://s.coop/1wk7f
    Better is a relative term. For most people, the Nexus 5 is still a killer phone. For that matter, even the Nexus 4 is probably better than what a lot of people use.
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    04-27-2015 12:48 AM
  12. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    I think it's a bit misleading to give the standard "if you keep waiting for the next phone then you will never buy anything, hence buy today".
    It's not misleading at all. It's the truth. You always hear the question "should I wait?". It's not like the next incremental "upgrade" is going to change your life. If you are buying flagship devices that are only 6 months old, you most likely are not going to regret it. I had the Moto X 2013 version, and the only reason I got rid of it is because I wanted a bigger screen. Other than that, it did everything just fine. People put too much emphasis on specs, instead of what it can do for you.
    04-27-2015 12:56 AM
  13. ysbg's Avatar
    If you are buying flagship devices that are only 6 months old, you most likely are not going to regret it.
    I agree with this. However I disagree if the device is say 9 months old. Sure, a 9 month old flagship will serve me well for the next couple of years. But by waiting 3 months, I can get a device that can potentially last an extra year.

    Assuming, of course, that people stick with their phones for quite a long time. For someone changing device every year or so then this is probably not so relevant.
    04-27-2015 03:32 AM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    buy new a Nexus on launch day and upgrade every 24 months. skip every other generation. stick to a schedule. this way you stay current without pissssssssssing away money. life is a delicate balance. you must find that balance.
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    04-27-2015 07:39 AM
  15. Powarun's Avatar
    Depends on what you want, you get a Nexus for the pure Android & software upgrades. The Droid line up has great battery life, nearly pure upgrades with some Motorola features that opinions can state improves the experience, and the droid line up is sketchy on upgrades to Android's OS. Example Droid Turbo still doesn't have Lollipop.
    04-27-2015 08:42 AM
  16. ottscay's Avatar
    Depends on what you want, you get a Nexus for the pure Android & software upgrades. The Droid line up has great battery life, nearly pure upgrades with some Motorola features that opinions can state improves the experience, and the droid line up is sketchy on upgrades to Android's OS. Example Droid Turbo still doesn't have Lollipop.
    Those are all good points, but again, it's not clear that the Snapdragon 810 is actually an upgrade over the 805. Likewise, the Adreno 430 is only a modest GPU upgrade over the 420 in the N6, and considering the thermal throttling issues of the 810 I'd be hesitant to say there is a legitimate spec bump in that rumored phone (except for battery size).
    04-27-2015 09:52 AM
  17. radicchio's Avatar
    buy new a Nexus on launch day and upgrade every 24 months. skip every other generation. stick to a schedule. this way you stay current without pissssssssssing away money. life is a delicate balance. you must find that balance.
    I agree with the schedule, unless you have such unlimited funds that you can indulge in everything that comes along. In fact, personally, I wouldn't mind keeping a phone 3 or more years. But I'm not that enthusiastic about buying the new phone on launch day. I prefer to sit back and see what people have to say about it after it's been out a month or two. Just my preference.
    04-27-2015 11:02 AM
  18. pterrell's Avatar
    What do you guys think about the nexus 6 vs the s6? That's where my struggle is at. S6 is newer and had better hardware on paper but the nexus is a Google device...
    04-27-2015 11:34 AM
  19. Gekko's Avatar
    What do you guys think about the nexus 6 vs the s6? That's where my struggle is at. S6 is newer and had better hardware on paper but the nexus is a Google device...
    Nexus. all day long.
    04-27-2015 11:44 AM
  20. pterrell's Avatar
    Nexus. all day long.
    Even though the s6 has better specs? I've never owned a Samsung or nexus device before so both are new lines to me
    04-27-2015 11:57 AM
  21. grover5's Avatar
    Even though the s6 has better specs? I've never owned a Samsung or nexus device before so both are new lines to me
    You most likely will never notice the spec difference in everyday use. The Nexus 6 has some pretty awesome specs. I'd always go for the Nexus 6 personally.

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    04-27-2015 12:21 PM
  22. Gekko's Avatar
    Even though the s6 has better specs? I've never owned a Samsung or nexus device before so both are new lines to me
    Nexus doesn't need the best specs because it's not bloated down with skins and bloatware. it's pure Google Android.
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    04-27-2015 12:48 PM
  23. pterrell's Avatar
    Nexus doesn't need the best specs because it's not bloated down with skins and bloatware. it's pure Google Android.
    That's probably the primary reason I'm looking at it. Having giant hands and not being happy with small phones helps too haha
    04-27-2015 12:50 PM
  24. ottscay's Avatar
    The S6 at least is a real spec upgrade in CPU (it's not the 810), but as others have said you probably won't notice the difference in day to day use. So then it just comes down to your preferences - the S6 has a better camera - both the speed of the camera and how well it performs under difficult lighting conditions (this isn't a knock on the excellent N6 camera, the S6 one just happens to be about the best camera you can get in a phone), while the N6 has better battery life. The colors of the S6 screen are more accurate, but the N6 has a larger screen. The S6 has a fingerprint scanner, but it has archaic physical button as a result. Touchwiz isn't as awful as it used to be, but unadulterated Android and quick updates can be found on the N6.

    I don't think anyone can tell you which of those features means more to you, but I'd be sure to weigh those issues more heavily than the date the devices were released.
    04-27-2015 01:49 PM
  25. pterrell's Avatar
    Thanks for the help guys. I got a Nexus. The screen size and faster updates won out along with not having any bloatware from big red.
    Ed Briggs, Powarun and JET4 like this.
    04-27-2015 03:32 PM
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