I apologize in advance for the length: Let me begin by saying, the only communication device I truly loved was the original Droid……..until now. I had the Droid X, the Bionic, then moved to the Galaxy S4 - not being really impressed by any of them. And, like many others, I wished for a Motorola Nexus device (from the inception of Google's first Nexus - the Galaxy), and now that it's here, in my humble opinion, it's a fantastic device. After reading and viewing the reviews, I ordered directly from Motorola. Twelve months same as cash, can't beat that. Had to pick it up from FedEx late yesterday afternoon, since no one was home at the time of attempted delivery. I ordered the 32gb midnight blue, and in a word it's gorgeous. Fits in my hand perfectly, and since I swipe to text and/or email, I already use two hands for most functions. After the first couple of steps, up comes Tap & Go. Using NFC, Tap & Go transfers your accounts and apps from your old device to the Nexus 6. Worked like a charm. So well in fact that it even transferred a few of the Samsung apps (they were quickly uninstalled, heh, heh, hehhh ). For launchers, there was Google Now and Nova which came over from my S4. I'm using Google Now at the moment to see how the Nexus flows with it (my are the icons huge!!), but I plan on setting up Nova in a couple of days. Connected easily to our home WiFi and I checked out a few things before having to drop my daughter off at practice. BTW, the 5.0.1 update was there waiting, and it was installed after my apps finished updating. I think the ambient display when you pick up the Nexus or remove it from your pocket is also pretty cool. I would, however, like to see the notification light that's in the top speaker activated in a later software update. Next stop, Verizon for a nano sim card. After looking up the Nexus 6 identification number a few times to no avail. I was told there was nothing they could do to activate my new baby. I suggested linking the sim card to my S4, but they wouldn't even try because the S4 has a micro sim while the Nexus uses the nano. They gave me the sim card to take home and contact customer service. At least this way I won't have to wait on one to be mailed. The conversation with the customer service rep went pretty much the same as in the store, until I asked to have the nano sim setup for my S4, which she did with no problem. When asked to insert it back in the phone, I put it in the Nexus and…….voila, LTE - signal strength - Verizon Network all appear. The rep asks if it's working, and I made a phone call while she was talking (I had her on speaker using my wife's phone). I told her that everything was perfect, just made a call, have good signal strength, so I'm in great shape. She says "are you sure, I don't see your Galaxy S4." Once informed that I put the sim card in my Nexus, she said "Oh, let me send you a text to make sure." Before she finished her sentence, I was confirming the text. Said thank you and good night, and got into some Nexus fun. I'm not a developer, nor do I root and get into extensive mods. I'm also not into taking pictures, as my wife is a professional photographer, so the camera is not a big deal to me. Phone calls are excellent on both ends, way to go Motorola. The screen is beautiful, watching Netflix, YouTube, or whatever your viewing fancy will be a pleasure with the Nexus 6. Everything is working seamlessly and I'm experiencing no lag. My games lean towards words with friends, chess, sudoku, and aa. I know, not very intensive and they all work well. Getting used to Google Chrome and the way the frames tile. The more I use it, the better I like it. Easy peasy to navigate between recently visited pages. As for battery life, I'll come back with more in a week, but for today with my normal usage, it's at 44% at 8:35pm CST. I took it off power this morning at 5, so the battery looks like its going to be above average. Not the best, but not the worst by any means. YMMV as always depending on your personal usage. Again, I apologize for the length, but the thoughts kept rolling. And, I dig this device.