I feel like everyone in this thread provided great information and I really do not have much to add. I know I chose the nexus for several reasons, first being I have been waiting to see a motorola nexus since I owned the moto Droid and then saw Google release the Nexus One. Motorola going blur and locked bootloader with the Droid X and Droid 2 made it hard for me to for see a motorola nexus, so to finally have one in my hands is awesome. I love the Motorola radios and feel that they are at the top of the industry, they should be being they been doing it for awhile. The other reason is the adaptability, being one of the first Nexus and phone to work on all 4 LTE networks means no matter where I am or if I travel (or move) my phone will work even if my network doesn't (I'll just have to switch out sim cards). With all that said I can not overlook several areas of concerns starting with the camera in low light situations. If you big on posting nightlife photos on social network then the LG may be the better device, as stated by several in this thread. The other concern at times is the battery life. Though good in comparison, if you are coming from a note phone then it will feel like a slight drop off, but turbo charging does make up for it. Also if you are patient you are about to have some nice options that will be either cheaper or at a similar price.