Pros Speed and Performance
Unlocked (Huge money saver)
Cons No removable Storage (inexcusable)
No LTE (worth it)
Summary Great phone with the latest hardware and software. Best thing is it is affordable without a two-year contract. This allows you to use a service comparable to the big four, but at a monthly cost that is significantly lower. I am going to enjoy using this phone on a carrier like simple mobile with unlimited everything for $50 a month rather then a $100+ monthly cost with AT&T that is limited.
Unless you are torrent downloading on your phone, the speed difference should not matter to your. For me it's worth the extra second it takes to load a webpage. People don't understand what Google is trying to do. The practice of subsidized phones hurts the industry.
What is not acceptable is the lack of removable storage, which is a staple for the success of android phones. Although Google's cloud based options ameliorate this, it is still something that should have been included and is why I believe the phone is not the very best phone available (Samsung Galaxy S3).
Nonetheless, this will be one of the best phones on the market, and will still be capable of HSPA+ speeds that exceed 20mbps. That's if you want to pay for them, and you can thank Google for giving you that option.
Pros Good build quality
Great Screen - curved glass nice touch for easier swiping
Project butter phone is fast
Pure Android (no bloatware)
Good call quality
Swipe keyboard for texting/searching
Battery life has been good
Cons Phone is slippery
Power button on the side takes getting used to
Camera is good, but not as good as my wife's iphone 5
Summary I am an apple fan I have used/owned many of their products including all iphones, macbook pro/air, ipod, and imac. I have never had issues with any of their devices they are high quality, easy to use, but it was time for a change I really felt I wasn't getting anything new with the new iphone 5.
I was hesitant to switch to Android after hearing so many complaints about fragmentation, lag, bugs, lower quality apps compared to ios, etc. After hearing about the Nexus 4 getting pure android, contract free, and hearing that it was considered the best android experience yet I took a chance, and I am quite glad that I did. I have not had any issues finding apps that I used on my old iphone.
I have really enjoyed the larger screen. That was one issue that bugged me with the iphone 4/4S/5. I am still able to use the phone with one hand and I by no means have large hands. It is much more enjoyable to browse the internet, read books on my kindle app, watch videos, and the phone easily fits in my pocket or front chest pocket on my Arc'teryx jacket.
I do miss Siri's sassiness, but Google now is better. Rarely does it misinterpret what I am saying and if you are a big user of google services such as gmail, google maps, google drive, etc. android integrates those services seamlessly.
Notification system is also top notch and much better than ios. I was pleasantly surprised by this.
It feels great to be able to customize my phone something I was not able to do on ios.
The biggest issue I hear is the lack of LTE. Unless you have an unlimited plan (which I do not) and do not have access to wifi I don't see any issue here. I use AT&T HSPA in Rochester, MN and my speeds are good. Web pages load up fast, video is fine.
Battery has been good for me with a mix of updating os, downloading apps, talking, text, youtube and came around 24 hours and 28 min before it went completely dead (this is with NFC, bluetooth off, and slight adjustment in screen brightness).
If your looking into trying Android can't recommend this phone enough. Heck if your looking for a new high quality and well priced smartphone contract free this is THE phone to get.
Pros Latest version of Android at all times. NFC, wireless charging, clean design. Beautiful screen. Amazingly inexpensive monthly no-contract cost with some carriers. Freedom to use any GSM carrier.
Cons Camera is only acceptable. LTE for only Canadians, but in the U.S. the cost difference ($30 versus $90 per month) makes it a feature that only the fiercest road warrior would need.
Summary If you can live with a slightly slower cellular data speed while outside of a Wi-Fi connection then this phone will not only be an amazing device but one that will cost you less than half per month what a contract device will cost on a major carrier. Save over a thousand dollars and roll with one of the most modern phones on the market. I returned an iPhone 5 to carry one of these and have not regretted it for a single moment and I am saving enough money to easily buy another unlocked phone each year. Highly recommended.
"worst phone ever!"on by carol2718
Pros pure android.
Cons -Phone is slippery
-No microSD slot
-Bad camara(even the samsung fame has a better camara)
-the screen got scratch in the fisrt month of use
-Battery only lasted 6 months, now form 25% goes to nothing.
- With new update wifi doesnt work properly
Summary dont waste your money! buy an iphone or samsung.
Pros Everything. (Almost)
Cons Some VERY small things, the battery is good, but could be slightly better and camera is not as good as it could be. BUT all this should be fixed in an update!
Summary This is the best overall phone out there. A BIG factor is the price, it really is unbelievable. I recommend this so highly, this is the best for ANYONE!....SO STOP RESEARCHING AND START BUYING!!!