I have the nexus 4 and I really like it. It is a tad fragile, as it has glass on the front and back. The best thing about owning a nexus device is the speed of updates, and the relative low price for an unlocked phone. Even the Google Edition HTC One and GS4 don't get the updates directly from Google once they are released. Before the end of the year I'm assuming Google will release a nexus 5 or similar, since they have been doing yearly releases. If you wanted, you could wait for that phone since it will have better specs. The only things I don't really like about the N4 are the lack of LTE and how fragile it supposedly is. I haven't personally had any problems with dropping it, but I take really good care of my devices. It also has a 720p screen, compared to the 1080p on other flagship devices. However, it is only $299 unlocked for 8gb or $349 for 16gb. IMO the nexus 4 is a great phone and a solid choice.