Is the Nexus 6 priced too high?

No matter where you go in the Android realm these past hours the talk is non stop about how expensive the new Nexus 6 is.  $750... and if you're going to get it... why get only 32GB when it's only $50 for double the space.  (64GB was nice on the OnePlus).

Here's just my thoughts on the matter.

In previous iterations the Nexus line up was a relative of a current flagship device.

Samsung Nexus S - Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy S2
LG Nexus 4 - LG Optimus G
LG Nexus 5 - LG G2

When you compare each device (the links will take you to phonearena.com's comparison) you'll see that the Nexus line was always a shade 'lower' than the relative flagship.

Whereas this new Nexus 6 the closest relative would be the Moto X 2014 version.  And if you check our own 'flagship comparison' on the database page you'll see that the comparison of the 2 devices is nowhere near each other.

MotorolaMotorola
Moto X (2014)Nexus 6
Size5.2"6"
Resolution1920x10802560x1440
Processor2.5GHz x42.7GHz x4
TypeSnapdragon 801Snapdragon 805
RAM2GB3GB
Storage16GB16/32GB
microSD?nono
Rear Cam13MP13MP
Front Cam2MP2MP
Battery2300mAh3220mAh


This phone isn't the 'slightly modified version' of previous devices.  It is a full blown flagship on it's own.

We need to stop comparing the Nexus 6 to the 5 and 4 for pricing and more to comparing it against the other flagships...

Let's see how it compares to the Note 4, Z Ultra, G3 and then we can start talking about how out of line the pricing is.  Against the Note 4 it is quite well priced.

Anyways, that's my 2c on the matter.  What do you think?



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