Ok, so tomorrow a local store will receive 16GB Nexus 5 and I've been considering buying it since last week and still haven't decided what to do. Hope you guys can help me. Most of you have used these phones recently. I've got the SGS3, so I'm looking for the best upgrade possible. Nexus 5 would be unlocked, and LG G2 and Note 3 under contract (so I could get them for 140$ for 32GB compared to 339$ of the Nexus 5 16GB only). Advantages Nexus 5: - Stock android, which can be customized to my precise liking (thanks to Xposed framework, GravityBox, custom kernels to add double tap to wake, etc). - I would be going from 4.1 (or 4.3) to 4.4 and will get great new features in the future with the following updates. - I prefer the build quality to the cheap plastic feel of the SGS3, Note 3 and LG G2. - 2GB RAM with no skins taking up 500MB or more. - No problems for rooting and such. Disadvantages: - Bad battery life. Seems like only 2:30 screen on time. That's absolutely no improvement over my SGS3. Camera is also no big improvement over my SGS3. - Many problems users are having: speakers, button rattle, bad camera, etc. - Only 16GB. I can't get the 32GB model. - More expensive than LG G2 and Note 3. LG G2 advantages: - Good camera with OIS and 60fps video recording. - Super battery life. - Double tap to wake. - Only 130$ for the 32GB model. Disadvantages: - Reading the XDA forums it seems many people have problems with OTA if they root. Can't unlock bootloader (they bypass it). So it wouldn't be too root friendly. There's almost no development with custom ROMS or kernels. Very very little. - Probably won't get updated after 4.4. I would be going from my SGS3 4.3 to just 4.4. No big improvement in software to be attached to during 2 years under contract. - Cheap plastic body. Note 3 advantages: - Super battery life. - Only 140$. Disadvantages: - Knox. Forget about your warranty if you root. Some users lost their warranty on XDA after root. - Too big. - Again plastic body from Samsung which I'm tired of. So what do you guys think? I have to decide today if I'm getting the Nexus 5 so I can buy it tomorrow. There will be few units for sale so I have to hurry. I think i'm between the Nexus 5 or the LG G2. The Note 3 is too big and Knox sounds like trouble. There's three improvements over my SGS3 I'm looking for in my next phone: - Camera. - Battery. - Software. I would like an all day battery life, like the 6 hours screen on time of the LG G2 and Note 3. Maybe with a custom kernel I could get 3-4 hours from the Nexus 5. Software is also very important, since the Nexus 5 is the fastest and smoothest of all of them, and can be customized completely and will have updates with new features. I also love love love the on screen buttons of the Nexus 5. But then I think updates are not that important on a phone (for that I have my Nexus 7), and the most important stuff is battery and camera (LG G2). Thanks.