Verizon online had a 1 day sale $100 off 4G Smartphones. I was dead set on getting the Maxx but when I stopped by the Verizon store to actually feel the phones, I decided to get the Nexus. I previously had a Droid X, and I know Moto makes good hardware. The screen of the Nexus and the styling won me over. I can always get another battery if I need to. Only bad thing, shipping will take 2 days, I'm excited to start playing with my new toy!!