Moto X 2015 vs Nexus 6: 5 Key Differences
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Moto X 2015 vs Nexus 6: 5 Key Differences

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Price

Last but finally not least, is the price. This is another area Motorola can't be beat, which also makes us wonder if the Nexus 6 was grossly overpriced by Google. One advantage the Nexus 6 has is it's available right now, but it costs an arm and a leg.

The Nexus 6 is $649 outright for the 32GB model, and $699 for the 64GB version. However, most carriers have it for a few dollars less, it's always on sale, and can be found in all carrier stores for $199 or $249 with a new 2-year contract.

The 2015 Moto X Pure Edition with everything we've explained here today is available for the wallet-friendly price of only $399. Yes, only $399. That's a huge difference considering buyers are getting an arguably better device for nearly half the cost.

$399 gets you the 16GB model, and most likely $429 will be what they ask for 32GB which matches the Nexus 6 at $649. Wood or leather backs are $25, which still gets you a Moto X for hundreds less than a Nexus 6.

If you want an excellent smartphone, one that's customizable or unique, but don't want to break the bank, the Moto X is the right call. One important aspect though is Motorola isn't selling this through any carriers in the United States. They've gave them all a thumbs down for bloatware and trying to control everyone, and is selling it outright on Motorola.com, Best Buy, or Amazon.

That means carriers won't offer the new Moto X on contract for less, or on payment plans like the Nexus 6, and users will just have to straight up fork out the $399 or more to get Motorola's latest phone. However, we think it's worth it.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Hunter Hubers

    08/04/2015 at 5:11 pm

    The Nexus 6 doesn’t have dual front facing speakers. It just looks like it does.

    • Tom

      08/05/2015 at 12:58 am

      The Nexus 6 does have dual speakers. Not sure where you are getting your info.

      • Hunter Hubers

        08/05/2015 at 5:59 am

        I had stated that I mistook it for the Moto X 2014 (which doesn’t have dual speakers).

  2. TheTruthSquad

    08/04/2015 at 5:38 pm

    You are so full of it. Do you even own a Nexus 6? I do.

  3. Hunter Hubers

    08/04/2015 at 5:54 pm

    My bad was thinking of the Moto X 2014.

  4. Hayden Sanders

    08/04/2015 at 7:40 pm

    You guys have got to do your research. The Nexus 6 has been discounted at the official Google Store for a while now. $499 gets you the 32 GB variant while $549 gets you the 64 GB version.

    • Stevie Moe

      08/05/2015 at 1:01 pm

      Which is a real steal…although maybe not so much when the Moto X becomes available

    • Noah Smith

      09/15/2015 at 12:16 am

      As of Semptember, amazon is selling the nexus 6 for only $350! For 32 GB no less! Keeping in mind there’s no external storage, and memory cards are relatively cheap now, it’s still more storage right out of the gate. I agree, the article should definetly be updated to address this price difference. The prospects are completely different now; the nexus is the “budget” option, and gives you a larger screen, bigger battery, more (internal) storage, and wireless charging (but honestly who’s going to use that with turbocharge onboard). But… The moto X pure has the sweet moto shortcut features (twist to camera, wave over for notifications, “ok Google” without unlocking the screen, etc.), faster turbocharging, customization, much better cameras, and slightly faster chipset. They both have water resistance I believe, but my understanding is that the new moto Xs’ internal and external coatings are more advanced than whatever the nexus has.

  5. wase man

    08/05/2015 at 4:58 pm

    you forgot to mention wireless charging on the Nexus, a BIG plus for many of us

  6. Kelly Cevin Nelson

    08/05/2015 at 5:30 pm

    I’ll take the SD card over wireless charging! and I love wireless charging:)

    • wase man

      08/06/2015 at 6:30 am

      you’d be surprised how easy it is to get over not having a sd card…aside from it being the slowest “cog” in the data transfer stream, they fail often, and if you dont back them up regularly, it can be devastating..Plus, with so much cheap/free cloud storage available, you’ll never miss having a sd card..

  7. Ken

    09/14/2015 at 9:03 pm

    399 now gets you a 64GB Nexus 6 from Amazon. $100 leaa than 64GB Moto X. Is it worth $100more? I just dont know.

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