Nexus devices are mostly known for their up to date software and their affordable prices, but this year Google added 2 new devices to its basket of products which are far away from being affordable. Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are the new Nexus devices and are expected to compete against Galaxy Note 4 as the best phablet out there and iPad Air 2 as the best tablet you can find, respectively.

Since Google (and also carriers) has just begun taking orders (and pre-orders) for both Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, in this AW Center article we show you when and where you can get the very first Android devices which run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Before getting started, let’s just take a quick look at Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 general specifications:


Motorola Nexus 6 General Specifications:

  • 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm, 184 g
  • 5.96 inches, AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage (No memory card supported)
  • Quad-core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805
  • 13MP / 2MP Main and Front Cameras, Dual-LED flash, OIS
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • LTE, NFC, Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled), barometer...
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3220 mAh Battery


HTC Nexus 9 General Specifications:

  • 228.2 x 153.7 x 7.9 mm, 425 g (Wi-Fi) / 436 g (3G/LTE)
  • 8.9 inches, IPS LCD, 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage (No memory card supported)
  • Dual-core 2.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1
  • 8 MP / 1.6 MP Main and Front Cameras, LED Flash
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Stereo speakers, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct…
  • Non-removable Li-Po 6700 mAh Battery


Now let’s see where to find these 2 new Nexus devices in the States, and how much it costs you:


Nexus 6 Availability and Price

As mentioned earlier, the latest iteration of Nexus phones is not affordable at all and if you are willing to buy the unlocked version directly from Google Play Store, you’ll need to pay $649 for the 32GB model and an extra $50 to double to memory.
Note that, for now Nexus 6 is completely out of inventory but Google promised more devices will be in stock as soon as possible.

But what about U.S. major carriers? Well, A T&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular are all planning to offer the Nexus 6 via different plans and here are the details for each carrier (if announced):

AT&T is just about to take pre-orders for the Nexus 6 (from November 12th) and according to the carrier’s announcement the details are as follows:
“You can get the Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue for $0 down with AT&T Next for $22.77 per month with AT&T Next 24,2 $28.46 per month with AT&T Next 183 or $34.15 per month with AT&T Next 12.3 You can also purchase Nexus 6 for $249.99 with a two-year agreement4 or $682.99 with no annual commitment.”

Sprint is one step ahead of AT&T, as the carrier will have the device available to deliver from Friday, November 14. Available options to purchase are $29 per month for 24 months, or simply $696 for the unlocked variant.

T-Mobile was supposed to start selling the Nexus 6 from November 12, but they just postponed the launch to one week later, and beginning from November 19, you can get the 32GB model for $649 without contract, and the on-contract device will cost you $27.08 a month for 2-years.

 Verizon has not announced anything official.

 U.S. Cellular has not yet revealed the launch plan.



Nexus 9 Availability and Price

The best and yet cheapest place to find Nexus 9 is Google Play Store, where you can find the 8.9-inch tablet for $399 (16GB Wi-Fi model). The 32GB Wi-Fi model is also available to purchase for $479, and the LTE version with 32GB of memory will be available soon and costs you $599.
Note that the Nexus 9 is now available only in Black and White, and you should wait longer if you want to get your hands on the Golden version.
So, what do you think about Nexus 6 and Nexus 9? Are they really worth buying?