Ok so I went into Best Buy Mobile this morning. I had previously tried out the Moto X but returned it. Wanted to try the Droid Maxx but they didn't have any in stock yet. So I planned to go in and pick up a G2 to give it a whirl. Ironically while I was there they cracked open some inbound boxes and there were four Droid Maxx's. LOL I gotta say I am pretty impressed with this phone. My first concern was reception and signal strength. Well I took a few calls and it was clear as a bell. Data reception is pretty close to my Motorola devices. Maybe even a little better because I am getting 4G more than I was with my Maxx. The G2 also has plenty of bells and whistles without looking like fluff like Touchwiz. It has many features and customization options. You really don't need to use another launcher like Nova or Apex. The SMS app has some nice stock features too like pop-ups and message count. Stock keyboard is easy to use with swype feature and an actual numeric row at the top. Plus more emoticons than anyone could ever care to have. One little corny feature I liked was the ability to create your own vibration patterns for calls and notifications. Though I don't use vibrate it is neat just the same. Screen is gorgeous. Even with the onscreen buttons, which I will also add are customizable as well, you still get a full 5" of usable screen real estate. There are many many other features that I have not dug into yet. You could spend hours playing with the different features so I will leave that up to you. Just wanted to note a few. But with all of these added features one of my biggest concerns is long delays for updates. Not sure if I wanna chance holding on to it and having to wait forever for updates. I do like it though I have to admit. Even though I hate to admit liking anything with LG on it. Gonna play with it for few days before I make my final decision. My other option is to go with the Droid Maxx. Or I could wait it out a bit longer to see if the rumored Nexus 5 comes out.