I don't normally do this, but I'm way behind the times and haven't been keeping up with the latest phone news. My upgrade apparently became available 2 months ago and I didn't realize it. I don't know why that is, since I last upgraded my phone in January 2012, but I'm certainly not going to complain about the opportunity to upgrade early. My current phone is a Galaxy Nexus, and over the past 2 years I've changed the way I use my phone somewhat and my priorities have changed. The things I want most in my next phone are: #1: An excellent camera. I was never satisfied with the Galaxy Nexus' camera and I find myself using my phone's camera more often than ever before these days. I want something I can get near point & shoot quality out of, but it has to be Android. I don't like Apple and unless someone can come up with a really compelling argument for Windows Phone OS I'm not getting a Nokia. #2: Gotta be on Verizon, this is my carrier, I love their network coverage, I don't plan to change. #3: Better reception than the Galaxy Nexus. I've had no end of troubles with the reception on this phone, as well as the GPS performance. It's not as bad as my OG Droid was but it has been a headache. #4: Battery life. The Galaxy Nexus has been pretty bad in this regard, and it's only gotten worse over the past 2 years. I need something that will get me through the day without charging. #5: Screen Quality. I doubt this will be a problem as anything I get will be better than my Galaxy Nexus. As long as it has a good looking, large screen I'll be happy. I do not want a Galaxy Note, it's too big. #6: Less bloat. I never rooted my Galaxy Nexus because when I tried it with my OG Droid it was a headache and the phone eventually gave me all kinds of problems. I don't have the time to keep up with ROM updates and these days my phone is more a tool than a toy. As such a want a phone which doesn't come overloaded with bloat, but I guess that's somewhat unavoidable these days. #7 Speed. I don't game on my phone, so frankly as long as the experience is smooth and the phone responds quickly to input that's all I care about. I know I'm probably asking a lot here, and I have a feeling (based on what little research I've done so far) that the answers are going to just be "Galaxy S4" but if you guys can give me an idea of whether I'd be better holding on a few months for something coming down the pipe, or going for something like the S4 now, or if someone wants to try to hard-sell me on the Lumina 1040 (is it even coming to verizon?) all input is welcome.