(This post is a bit of thinking out loud, sometimes its better to spell things out to help come to a decision ) Been a bit since I have visited the forums, guess I needed a break from things. Well, we (the household) are starting to get prepared to restructure things, ditch the contracts, possibly ditch AT&T and go a different way. A while back I had a nexus 5 (was the first wave of orders) and I ended up shattering the screen on it (I know, Im a dunce) and been back to using my note II. The N5 had a few annoyances for me, namely the volume, I could not hear notifications and as a result missed them and being in a poor reception area, my battery was drained rather fast too, sometimes barely making it through the work shift. After a while with out the thing, I am thinking about picking up another one (As well as a case!!!) or possibly a developer edition Moto X for a bit more. The issues I am having with the Moto X is I need to go through moto to unlock the bootloader and likely will need to do so with a windows machine (yuk). The N5 could be easily modded with my MBP. A nexus 5 will allow me to swap no problem between the note II (should I need to) since it has a standard micro sim card and not that blasted nano one The nexus 5 I think supports more bands But the moto x should have better build quality and perhaps slightly better battery and could be louder as well. But it would be a bit more of a issue swapping devices since it uses a "Non Standard" nano sim card. So, I guess it comes down to a few minor issues (nexus 5) vs a few round abouts (moto x) Thoughts? Should I try the N5 once again? I guess if it don't work well I could pass it to my sister.