All too often forums are filled with nothing but complaints, and I'm not talking about genuine faults or problems people are having. This post is for Nexus 5 owners who choose to recognize what's _good_ about the smartphone we use. What we like about it and why. After owning many smartphones over the years powered by Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry, and more I'm truly excited and quite satisfied with my Nexus 5. Handset: I really like the looks of the clean smooth face, that's pleasantly free of branding. No ugly carrier logos or added on style element's like fake chrome trim around the perimeter. No physical home button to be subject to pocket lint, debris, or anything like water or spills. Equipped with Gorilla Glass 3, it's been my experience that this is one tough screen. Carried in my pocket, I've forgotten and tossed in keys, all without the slightest of scratches. Moving to the rear, I like it's soft touch grippy surface that feels good in hand. That said I immediately installed an equally clean, very nice looking Spigen Slim Armor case, in Black. Made specifically for the Nexus 5, it looks perfect on this phone almost as if LG designed it. Also having a high end quality feel with the same grippy surface, it's very secure to hold. I've got three Slim Armor cases on other phones, and when dropped the phones survive just fine. That's quite a testimony of how well they are designed, while still being slim and attractive. Finally the sides, top and bottom. I find the button placements ideal and the functionality just as expected. The same goes for the ports & speakers. Spigen covers the buttons with a nice thin soft TPU material, the same that covers top and bottom. In use, I like how easy it is to find the covered buttons and how well they operate. If I was designing a phone, it would look just like this Nexus 5. Android 4.4.2: Ah yes, the beauty of the Nexus line is pure Android. Getting the latest versions, so easily installed and with very little waiting is what it's about. The absence of carrier bloatware is pure joy. With the hardware configuration being so robust, this is one very fast and lag free phone. There's so much I like about 4.4 it'd take pages to cover it all. One of the true highlights of my Nexus 5 experience is Google Now. Originally I had ambiguous feelings, after using Siri on iOS and not liking it, I just had to be fair and try Google Now. I'm so glad I did. Deciding to go "All In" I learned it truly is about having patience for the first week while it learns my patterns, collects data on the places I drive, and much more. I've learned that just as Google states, it really is about using it for everything. Now I'm in week two and it's benefits are truly impressive. Instead of having to search for things, Google Now anticipates extremely accurately and serves up the info I need, usually before or just when I need it. It's an eerie feeling at first, but one that is quickly replaced by the peace of mind that comes from the pure joy of knowing the benefits and time savings it provides me. Overall my Nexus 5 has performed very well. I'm finding that as much as I enjoy my Note 3, the Nexus does run faster, smoother and efficiently with the apps I use. For both business and personal use, it accommodates my every need. When it comes to battery life if I wasn't such a heavy user it'd be fine. I do carry a nice compact external battery from Anker, yet it's nice not to have to rely on that. Yesterday I found a very new app by the makers of the Snapdragon chip. Called Snapdragon Battery Guru, I'm testing it out now. So there's some of my experiences with my Nexus 5, I look forward to hearing yours.