The Best Android Phone You Can Buy Today

Every week, at least three or four or twenty people ask us in some way or another, “What phone would you recommend I buy?” In reality, they just want to know what the best Android phone is that they can buy today. I get why we get asked. After all, we handle every new flagship under the sun.

Since there are so many good phones these days, the decision hasn’t become any easier in recent years. Before, though, we use to worry about whether or not a phone could last two years. Now, the criteria is much more specific. People want to know which phone has the best camera or the best battery life or the best display. What’s the storage situation like? Is it made of metal or cheap plastic? How often does it get updated?

Rather than try and answer all of those questions in individual emails, we thought we may as well just put our thoughts out there every so often, so that everyone can see what we think the best Android phone is that you can buy. Don’t worry, though, we’ll keep this simple and to the point. You have other things to do.

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DEAL: Nexus 6 32GB for $440 on eBay!

Whoa. $440 for a brand new 32GB Nexus 6? You may want to jump on this deal at eBay before the “limited quantity” is gone. The deal has been live for a couple of hours, and with that price, it may not last long.

This is version XT1103, which is the US model that will work on every major carrier here. It comes in a factory sealed package and in midnight blue.

At $440, you are looking at a discount of $210 off the original $650 price. Granted, Google has slashed the price to $500 in recent weeks, so the discount isn’t quite as good as it would have been a month ago. Still, $60 is $60.

Free shipping is included.

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AT&T Nexus 6 Should be Receiving Its Android 5.1.1 Updated (Build LMY47Z)

At the end of last week, AT&T posted news of an update to Android 5.1.1 for the Nexus 6 that jumped the phone to build LMY47Z. Current owners of the device are starting to see the update pop-up for installation as of this morning. That’s the same build that was sent to Sprint and US Cellular models, though we aren’t sure if this update is specific to phones running an AT&T SIM or not, or if this really is for the AT&T-branded version.  (more…)

Deal: Motorola Slashes Nexus 6 by $150 for Limited Time

Google, Amazon, and Best Buy all recently dropped the Nexus 6 by $150 to $499. We don’t know if that price drop is temporary or not, but Motorola seems to be on board with the deal. From today through June 23, you can buy the Nexus 6 in 32GB or 64GB at $150 off. You can even finance the discounted phone for 12 months if you don’t want to pay for it all up front.

The Nexus 6 may be a whale, but it’s a whale that is controlled by Google. In other words, you can never go wrong with a Nexus. Here is our Nexus 6 review from a few months back.

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Deal: Nexus 6 Drops to $499 at Best Buy and Amazon Too

Yesterday, Google surprisingly dropped the price of their flagship Nexus 6 by $150 on the Google Store. We assumed that the deal was a temporary, short-team thing that was exclusive to the Google Store. While the price slashing may be temporary, the deal is not exclusive to Google and has already been matched at other places you should be quite familiar with – Amazon and Best Buy.

If buying the Nexus 6 from the Google Store didn’t seem all that appealing or you have Amazon or Best Buy gift cards to blow through, now is your chance. The Nexus 6 can be had for as little as $499 (32GB) at either spot. The 64GB model has also been discounted by $150 as well, dropping it to $549.

Free shipping is included at all three places, but Amazon does have Prime shipping for those who are members.

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Giveaway: Win 1 of 2 Nexus 6 32GB, You Pick the Color (Update: Winners Chosen)

With Google putting the Nexus 6 on sale through the Google Store, let’s celebrate by giving away two Nexus 6 32GB phones! If you win, you choose the color.

The Nexus 6 is still a great option for those who love unlocked, powerful devices. If you own a Nexus 6, you can even flash the latest Android M developer preview build, allowing you to experience the latest and greatest Android features before anyone else.

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