Originally Posted by funkylogik
I agree with wanting an SD slot. Not everyone has cheap reliable unlimited data to use the cloud (yet).
All Chinese Androids still have expandable SD card storage, and is not likely to go away any time soon. Cloud storage is not really a viable proposition anyway for many, because it's often blocked and censored in quite a few countries, or is restricted to certain countries only, e.g. Google Music. As well as frequently limited internet access of course.
When I was buying a new phone a couple of months ago, one of my requirements was that it must have an SD. So that immediately ruled out a Nexus.