I'll try to keep this short, but hopefully it helps someone out there to make a decision. I've been a diehard android fan since the first Moto Droid. Loved it. For some reason, I upgraded both my wife and I to the Inc. I liked it, but we both experienced a lot of dropped calls. Then, one evening my wife's radio died and Vzw said that they would overnight a replacement, but it would be a couple days since this was on the weekend. Well, she was oncall for work and that wasn't an option. I drove to the nearest store and they hooked me up with an iphone. Not sure how, but I accepted it. Anyway, i set my wife up on it and within 24 hours she said it was the best phone she's ever used. I felt "small". Hurt! Anyway, about 30 days later I caved and went to the iphone and can honestly say.... It hurts.... It was built better than my Inc. We forgot the feeling of having a dropped call. I no longer had to ask people to repeat what they just said. It is just a solid device. It came with some caveats. Apple(as we all know) keeps way too tight of a grip on their device. Only one example out of a 100 was that I hated their keyboard. Too bad, so sad. You're stuck with it.
I've been eyeing the Nexus since the first photos were leaked. Well, I made the switch and and feel that I can give my opinion. I didn't think I would like the larger screen, but it really is nice. It's not that much larger than your normal sized screen. The whole GUI is very nice. Absolutely no complaints. I quickly realized how much I missed being able to customize every single little ringtone/notifications. So nice to have that back. It's also sooooo nice not having to deal with iTunes! That program sux and that's not my opinion. It's fact! I haven't experienced any dropped calls. So, I'm still keeping the fingers crossed, but that seems to be holding up. The signal strength doesn't bother me. It sounds like Google is addressing it. Meanwhile, did i mention i haven't had any dropped calls?
My ONLY reservation about this device is battery. I stepped up and bought the extended yesterday ($25 at the store) so, I need to give it a few days to really see. I've pretty much set everything like my iphone (wifi, BT, GPS all on) I did disable 4g because it seemed unanimous that it kills the battery. I'm completely content with 3G.
For the time being, I'm just so happy to be back in this community. I feel like I left my wife for a trophy wife realizing that my wife was the real trophy; she just likes to drain(battery) me of my money!
So, if you're coming from iphone or thinking about it, I really think it's a good move especially if you're looking into forums like this for answers. Typically, those of us that hang in here are pretty tech savvy and like to play around and learn new tricks. Not much playing on the iphone. Even if you do jailbreak, there are a lot of limitations. Also, I'm very optimistic that at some point there will be some updates to address outstanding issues. If not, there's such a great community that someone will most likely fix the issues.