"Best smartphone I have used yet!"4.5 starson by Tran1579
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.