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  1. Felix Bank's Avatar
    Nothing good comes cheap. The Nexus 5 was a cheap device and looked it, the Nexus 4 looks better. The Nexus 6 is expensive because they have finally decided to build a proper phone, instead of releasing a test unit.

    I'll be grabbing one.
    10-16-2014 08:44 AM
  2. TLRtheory's Avatar
    That's a really damn big phone to be lacking external storage.

    I'll pass.
    10-16-2014 09:04 AM
  3. FinancialP's Avatar
    Virtually all high end phones are on all carriers, excluding WP. What I'm saying is that it appears that the exact same Nexus 6 device will work on any of the carriers. No iPhone does that, or any other phone in the world.

    Here are the bands in the US version:

    Americas SKU: (XT1103)
    GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
    WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
    LTE: Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41
    CA DL: Bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29
    The iPhone 4 and 4s were the exact same phones worldwide. Nothing different about them. This was before LTE tho
    10-16-2014 09:45 AM
  4. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    The Nexus 6 can charge in 15 minutes, yet battery experts state you should never charge a lithium ion battery for less than 30...
    10-16-2014 10:16 AM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    ? Quick Charge is already on WP with 8.1 Update 1. As long as you have a device with the correct processor and a compliant charger.
    So, what WP device can charge 8 hours of running time (or whatever it was) in 15 minutes?
    10-16-2014 10:51 AM
  6. naeem151287's Avatar
    So, what WP device can charge 8 hours of running time (or whatever it was) in 15 minutes?
    The Lumia 1520/930/Icon can do it. Quick Charge is essentially a Qualcomm technology which is the same in whichever phone uses a Snapdragon 800 or better (also some Snapdragon 600 and 400 https://www.qualcomm.com/products/sn...n/quick-charge).
    Either way, the feature is dependent on the chipset and the OS support which Windows Phone now has.
    10-16-2014 11:06 AM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    To me, spending $400 dollars on a phone with a 720p screen and a Snapdragon 400 would be stupid. I'm sure the price of the Nexus 6 will be a turn off to some people, but I personally don't have a problem paying for specs like that.
    Without carrier support (I don't mean updates) you're on your own with a device that expensive. You probably won't have 14 days to return it if it doesn't fill you up. If it malfunctions, who's going to give you a loaner while it's sent back to the MFG for warranty work? As much as we loathe carriers, there are perks for the consumer on devices this expensive.
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    10-16-2014 11:31 AM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    Without carrier support (I don't mean updates) you're on your own with a device that expensive. You probably won't have 14 days to return it if it doesn't fill you up. If it malfunctions, who's going to give you a loaner while it's sent back to the MFG for warranty work? As much as we loathe carriers, there are perks for the consumer on devices this expensive.
    Are you referring to the Nexus 6? If the carriers sell it, they should give it the same support as any other carrier device.
    10-16-2014 11:40 AM
  9. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    specs.jpg
    Stat Comparison Winner
    OS - Subjective
    Display - Nexus
    CPU - Nexus (although the 1520 will probably just as smooth and fast because WP is super efficient)
    Storage - Lumia 1520 (microSD ftw)
    Camera - Lumia 1520
    Memory - Nexus
    Battery - Lumia 1520
    Price - Lumia 1520 (graph is incorrect. A 1520 can be had for $99 on contract)

    Overall Winner - Lumia 1520
    10-16-2014 02:07 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Stat Comparison Winner
    OS - Subjective
    Display - Nexus
    CPU - Nexus (although the 1520 will probably just as smooth and fast because WP is super efficient)
    Storage - Lumia 1520 (microSD ftw)
    Camera - Lumia 1520
    Memory - Nexus
    Battery - Lumia 1520
    Price - Lumia 1520 (graph is incorrect. A 1520 can be had for $99 on contract)

    Overall Winner - Lumia 1520
    Even off contract B&H Photo Video is selling the 1520.3 32 GB version for $500 so it wins on price outright without a contract as well.
    jlzimmerman likes this.
    10-16-2014 03:20 PM
  11. Visa Declined's Avatar
    You can't simply declare one a winner, because that will depend on who's judging it. There are going to be people who WANT the newest and fastest processor out there, and who don't want a phone with over a year old specs. It's up to individual needs.
    10-16-2014 03:25 PM
  12. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    The Lumia 1520/930/Icon can do it. Quick Charge is essentially a Qualcomm technology which is the same in whichever phone uses a Snapdragon 800 or better (also some Snapdragon 600 and 400 https://www.qualcomm.com/products/sn...n/quick-charge).
    Either way, the feature is dependent on the chipset and the OS support which Windows Phone now has.
    Is the stock 930 charger compatible?

    I can't help wondering about the potential damage a 15 minute charge could do.
    10-16-2014 08:14 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Are you referring to the Nexus 6? If the carriers sell it, they should give it the same support as any other carrier device.
    I haven't seen any reports of any carrier picking it up.

    Sent from my LG Intuition via Tapatalk
    10-16-2014 11:06 PM
  14. Visa Declined's Avatar
    I haven't seen any reports of any carrier picking it up.

    Sent from my LG Intuition via Tapatalk
    AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular are all carrying it in stores.

    Google Announces US Carrier Availability For The Nexus 6: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular... And Verizon
    10-17-2014 01:08 AM
  15. naeem151287's Avatar
    Is the stock 930 charger compatible?

    I can't help wondering about the potential damage a 15 minute charge could do.
    Nope. The stock 930 charger isn't compatible AFAIK. I am not sure if a 15 minute charge could do damage because there haven't been any reports about this that I've read.
    10-17-2014 02:17 AM
  16. Loco5150's Avatar
    Nope. The stock 930 charger isn't compatible AFAIK. I am not sure if a 15 minute charge could do damage because there haven't been any reports about this that I've read.
    Has anyone really tested this in Windows Phone? There is a world of difference in something that is theoretically possible and something thats enabled and good to go.
    MikeSo likes this.
    10-17-2014 07:37 AM
  17. DennisvdG's Avatar
    There are iPhones on all major US carriers. Not sure about the 6/6+ but the 5S was available even on small regional carriers like US Cellular. The GS3 was also on all the carriers even prepaids like MetroPOS, Virgin and Straight Talk. Not a very common occurrence but not unheard of. I guess we're so used to WP only being on select carriers with select devices. Sucks don't it?
    It's funny because here in Europe it's not like that at all, you can pretty much get any WP on any carrier.
    10-17-2014 07:43 AM
  18. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Nope. The stock 930 charger isn't compatible AFAIK. I am not sure if a 15 minute charge could do damage because there haven't been any reports about this that I've read.
    Wait what? And I thought I was using quick charge all this time! What kind of charger do I need to buy to use quick charge??
    10-17-2014 07:50 AM
  19. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Wait what? And I thought I was using quick charge all this time! What kind of charger do I need to buy to use quick charge??
    I spoke to Nokia UK Support, the 930 ships with a Nokia Universal Fast USB Charger AC-60 which is Quick Charge 2.0 capable.

    With 1.5A output power, you can charge up to 35% faster for the first 30 minutes on an empty battery.
    10-17-2014 08:21 AM
  20. naeem151287's Avatar
    Has anyone really tested this in Windows Phone? There is a world of difference in something that is theoretically possible and something thats enabled and good to go.
    The problem is there are not a lot of compatible chargers. Qualcomm has a list here - https://www.qualcomm.com/products/sn...n/quick-charge
    10-17-2014 09:35 AM
  21. naeem151287's Avatar
    I spoke to Nokia UK Support, the 930 ships with a Nokia Universal Fast USB Charger AC-60 which is Quick Charge 2.0 capable.

    With 1.5A output power, you can charge up to 35% faster for the first 30 minutes on an empty battery.
    Hmm. I wonder why it isn't listed on Qualcomm's website under Quick Charge 2.0 certified accessories - https://www.qualcomm.com/products/sn...n/quick-charge
    10-17-2014 09:37 AM
  22. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Nexus 6 sure looks nice, of course the price for it is ridiculous. You're talking about a 6 inch screen here every inch added to a screen adds the price up to 50$ more, then you have the resolution that increased as well which is a variable depending on the screen technology and everything. Also you have the minimum storage of 32 GB compare to the 1520 which is 16 GB.

    Next you got the metal frame, metal isn't cheap (unless it's aluminum) so really it justifies the price of 650$ minimum. I'm not gonna pick it up since I have a guinea pig Moto X 2013 here (I simply got it just to test things out, it was cheap to buy anyway)
    10-17-2014 09:42 AM
  23. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Hmm. I wonder why it isn't listed on Qualcomm's website under Quick Charge 2.0 certified accessories - https://www.qualcomm.com/products/sn...n/quick-charge
    They're listed as 'accessory' chargers, not the ones that ship with the devices.
    Plus, the site clearly states: "Below are some of the accessories that have been certified by UL to meet compatibility and interoperability requirements."

    The 930 is a certified device, makers sense to ship with a certified charger.
    Last edited by Pete The Penguin; 10-17-2014 at 10:13 AM.
    10-17-2014 09:54 AM
  24. naeem151287's Avatar
    They're listed as 'accessory' chargers, not the ones that ship with the devices.
    Plus, the site clearly states: "Below are some of the accessories that have been certified by UL to meet compatibility and interoperability requirements."

    The 930 is a certified device, makers sense to ship with a certified charger.
    Sure, it does make sense. I wish the 1520 also came with that charger. It has a bigger battery and takes a really long time to charge with the regular charger.

    Also, I wonder, why the Microsoft website doesn't mention that it's Quick Charge 2.0 capable http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=dufUP6nL like how the Motorola website does for the Turbo Charger http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=fUMilmmI.
    10-17-2014 11:40 AM
  25. Loco5150's Avatar
    Sure, it does make sense. I wish the 1520 also came with that charger. It has a bigger battery and takes a really long time to charge with the regular charger.

    Also, I wonder, why the Microsoft website doesn't mention that it's Quick Charge 2.0 capable Nokia Universal Fast USB Charger Overview - Nokia like how the Motorola website does for the Turbo Charger Motorola Turbo Charger.
    What you mean? I had both devices at the same time L930 and L1520. Both come with the same charger?
    10-17-2014 01:36 PM
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