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Topic # 182452 16-Oct-2015 10:38
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Jesus it's a BIG phone. And got my Marshmallow update this morning. This phone is a beast. OK it doesn't have the latest chipset but god, that smoothness is awesome. It'll definitely last me for  another 3-4 years. I've been apple fanboy since iPhone 4 but this phone is different. 
And also having the biggest community is great too, endless options for ROMs etc. 
If you have any Questions let me know. 
Bought it from Parallel Imported for $655. 

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  Reply # 1407706 16-Oct-2015 10:59
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Congrats, I think it's an awesome phone and like you said "a beast".  
Post up some unboxing photos :)  it looks nice on the google store site but would be good to see what it's like from the end user's perspective.



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  Reply # 1407707 16-Oct-2015 11:03
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kirinlager007: Congrats, I think it's an awesome phone and like you said "a beast".  
Post up some unboxing photos :)  it looks nice on the google store site but would be good to see what it's like from the end user's perspective.


Yeah it's an awesome phone. Yep will post some pics soon. Tap google now feature is crazy...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1407844 16-Oct-2015 13:13
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yudumcan: Jesus it's a BIG phone. And got my Marshmallow update this morning. This phone is a beast. OK it doesn't have the latest chipset but god, that smoothness is awesome. It'll definitely last me for  another 3-4 years. I've been apple fanboy since iPhone 4 but this phone is different. 
And also having the biggest community is great too, endless options for ROMs etc. 
If you have any Questions let me know. 
Bought it from Parallel Imported for $655. 


Nexus 6 or 6P?

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  Reply # 1407848 16-Oct-2015 13:19
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Given the price, that has to be the 6. Google heavily discounted it before the 6P was launched.

I'm a Nexus 6 owner and yes, it's an amazing phone. Fast updates (though the Marshmellow OTA only came out today!), nice screen, great sound.

Enjoy!

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  Reply # 1408075 16-Oct-2015 22:03
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If you mind not having LTE Band 28 support then this is a good deal here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Google-Nexus-6-XT1103-4G-LTE-32GB-Blue-Factory-Unlocked-GSM-Water-Resistant/201441516709?hash=item2ee6d99ca5&rmvSB=true

But I wouldn't use their shipping service but have it shipped to Youshop.  Not sure how much Youshop would cost to ship to NZ but at NZ$480 for the phone it might miss out on having to incur GST. At that price it's hit or miss sometimes. Some it might end up being about $480 for the phone and say $30 for Youshop so $510 landed. That is a pretty good deal.

My current phone (N5) doesn't have LTE Band 28 and I haven't missed it so not having it on the N6 would not be an issue for me either.




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  Reply # 1408125 17-Oct-2015 08:25
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lchiu7: If you mind not having LTE Band 28 support then this is a good deal here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Google-Nexus-6-XT1103-4G-LTE-32GB-Blue-Factory-Unlocked-GSM-Water-Resistant/201441516709?hash=item2ee6d99ca5&rmvSB=true

But I wouldn't use their shipping service but have it shipped to Youshop.  Not sure how much Youshop would cost to ship to NZ but at NZ$480 for the phone it might miss out on having to incur GST. At that price it's hit or miss sometimes. Some it might end up being about $480 for the phone and say $30 for Youshop so $510 landed. That is a pretty good deal.

My current phone (N5) doesn't have LTE Band 28 and I haven't missed it so not having it on the N6 would not be an issue for me either.


It says in the above link "

 

Import charges:

 

 

$63.17 (amount confirmed at checkout)  

 

No additional import charges on delivery"

It's still a good price .  I would assume based on what I have shipped via Youshop the shipping would be similar to the Ebay shipping price..

 





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  Reply # 1408135 17-Oct-2015 09:42
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old3eyes:
lchiu7: If you mind not having LTE Band 28 support then this is a good deal here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Google-Nexus-6-XT1103-4G-LTE-32GB-Blue-Factory-Unlocked-GSM-Water-Resistant/201441516709?hash=item2ee6d99ca5&rmvSB=true

But I wouldn't use their shipping service but have it shipped to Youshop.  Not sure how much Youshop would cost to ship to NZ but at NZ$480 for the phone it might miss out on having to incur GST. At that price it's hit or miss sometimes. Some it might end up being about $480 for the phone and say $30 for Youshop so $510 landed. That is a pretty good deal.

My current phone (N5) doesn't have LTE Band 28 and I haven't missed it so not having it on the N6 would not be an issue for me either.


It says in the above link "

 

Import charges:

 

$63.17 (amount confirmed at checkout)   No additional import charges on delivery"

It's still a good price .  I would assume based on what I have shipped via Youshop the shipping would be similar to the Ebay shipping price..


You would only incur those charges if you chose to send the item to NZ via their service. If instead you shipped to Oregon it would be free shipping and no tax. So you pay $480(NZ) landed in Oregon. Assuming say $30(NZ) to ship to NZ (I did a quick check but I don't have the specific shipping weight of a N6) then $510 landed. Now over to Customs or NZ Post if you have to pay GST. At that level it's a lottery I have experienced.  Even if you did incur that 15% on the phone and shipping cost, then you have to pay about  $76 which means a total cost of about $580. Still a good saving.

 





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  Reply # 1408606 18-Oct-2015 14:38
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I have a 5s. Kinda want to get a nexus 6. Would it be a good upgrade? Will the price drop further with the release of the new nexus phones?

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  Reply # 1408609 18-Oct-2015 14:57
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fraserg: I have a 5s. Kinda want to get a nexus 6. Would it be a good upgrade? Will the price drop further with the release of the new nexus phones?


I doubt the price will drop more, I would consider it an upgrade yes.



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  Reply # 1408790 18-Oct-2015 20:04
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fraserg: I have a 5s. Kinda want to get a nexus 6. Would it be a good upgrade? Will the price drop further with the release of the new nexus phones?

İ wouldn't wait a second. I'm coming from iPhone 5, this phone changed the way I use my smartphone. Go for it and you'll thank me.

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  Reply # 1408803 18-Oct-2015 20:23
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I must admit I am really tempted, especially with the Ebay deal. But if I were going to a bigger phone, then perhaps wait for the 6P instead? That would mean my N5 would been in use for about 2 years which is pretty good use.




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  Reply # 1408876 18-Oct-2015 21:42
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I bought my N6 from Amazon recently, this is the US model, XT1103. Works well here and was reasonably cheap at 399US for the 64Gig model.

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  Reply # 1409909 20-Oct-2015 16:16
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Will be on sale tomorrow for 619 from PBtech according to their email. The temptation is great...

The size is my only concern, I used to have a Note 4, I'm not sure now if I got rid of it due to the size or Touchwizz.

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  Reply # 1409966 20-Oct-2015 17:12
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Really don't know if I should get it, I have a One Plus One but it's just not for me, I can get the Nexus 6 for $520, the screen size is just a worry for me.



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  Reply # 1411218 22-Oct-2015 16:18
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lNomNoml: Really don't know if I should get it, I have a One Plus One but it's just not for me, I can get the Nexus 6 for $520, the screen size is just a worry for me.

I definitely recommend it. I was quite worried about the size too, once you get use to it the other phones feel like a toy. and seriously I stopped using my ipad, my laptop even I don't use my desktop when I'm home, it's phone is a BEAST!

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