I admit I considered getting rid of my nexus a couple of days after I got it. But this phone is working so much better than it did the first week. My battery life is much improved. Now it's better than it was on my DX and my OG. The signal has improved somehow. I was getting -120db consistently at my house and now it's -93 even sometimes -83 and I did not load the new radios. It seemed to improve after the last outage like maybe they were doing something to improve things. I did turn off nfc so that may have something to do with the battery life, but all I know is that this is one smooth and fantastic phone.