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Thursday Poll: Did You Buy a Nexus 5?

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The Nexus 5 is now here, and everyone who was interested in the phone quickly scrambled to Google Play, snatching up their devices as quickly as they could. It seems that a couple of the models are already out of inventory, so let us know down below if you were able to grab one.

Seems like a straight question, so let’s hear some straight answers. Also, if there is one thing that is stopping you from picking up the Nexus 5, let us know down below. Go!

Did you buy a Nexus 5?

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  • Grrr

    Not buying one. Stupid Verizon not picking it up. Out of all the carriers, Verizon has the worst hardware. Awesome data network worst hardware.

  • Roy Harrigan

    I have a Note 3. Why would I downgrade?

  • nickyb

    I bought the note 3 for verizon. If it worked worked with VZ

  • Preach2k

    No! I love my Note 3!!!

  • Raven

    Man, I want a new Nexus phone, but there are 4 things stopping me. Not on Verizon (only decent coverage in my area), too big for me (a 4″ phone is all I want to carry), no MicroSD slot (I use too much local media not to have one), and I don’t want to lose my unlimited data.

  • Jeff

    The poll should have an option that says “No, because I’m stuck with Verizon.” I guess I still could be on the fence though. Motorola’s announcement of Project Ara is intriguing.

  • sucrenoir

    I cannot buy the nexus 5 in my country. I am still stuck on 4.2 on my htc one… 🙁 Last android device for me. Next one will be a Nokia or an Apple.

  • MrWicket

    Not yet, have to wait a bit.

  • RXG9

    If it had a removable battery I would buy it. Since it does not my next phone will be a used GS4.

  • new guy

    going to wait for a review 1st …

  • Chris Wilkey

    December 15th and I will!!

  • Shamo316

    cant buy one because of verizon 🙁

    • morpheus282

      That’s my problem too.

  • After the crap Google just pulled with no KitKat for the GNex, heck no. I’ll never buy another Nexus or Google device ever again. Fool me once …

    • morpheus282

      I’m not too surprised by the no KitKat for GNex move, but only because the phone was treated like a red headed step child since a month after its release.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Bought one. Dropping to a basic phone on Verizon. Using the $30 savings to get T-Mobile $30 month prepaid. Testing the waters, been with Verizon quite a while.

    • HeartStrong07

      I did the same

    • duke69111

      I’m thinking of doing the same for one of our lines. T-Mobile is available where she spends most of her time anyways and she will at least be able to call out using the dummy phone still on Verizon if in the other 5%. Plus I can keep that line for upgrades for my unlimited line.

      I would be curious to know how the activation/setup process works for you when you get the prepaid setup. Thanks.

  • Awais

    I’d rather wait for the new HTC TWO? HTC One 2? Or sth like that or wait a little more and get GS5. While I’d love to get 4.4 on my s4, I don’t think its worth ditching everything inside my S4 for.

  • Scott Wood

    Bought 2,white and black 32gb for me and the missus.

  • Bob

    I have a order for the Nexus 5 and I spoke to a rep from VW and they said that they will activate the phone. Am I missing something? Will i be getting te same service?

  • EvanTheGamer

    No, already have a great phone. A Galaxy Note 3. Yeah!

  • Richard Jackson

    As a day one Gnex user I’m under contract till 12/15/13. At that point is when I can think about what I can do.

  • xyzlene

    i purchased one to flip on ebay and make a nice profit… verizon has the best coverage in my area.. otherwise i would probably have canceled my contact and say hello to AIO….

  • i cannot wait to shove this phone in my iphone friends throat… some of them literately…

    • tomn1ce

      You really want to mess up your spanking new Nexus like that o_0

  • Tim242

    Bought the Note 3, returned it. I missed my S4. Waiting on the S5. It will be a beast!

  • joejoe5709

    Still on the fence is my answer mainly because this phone is awesome, but I’m not really willing to leave Verizon for it. So unless someone finds some miracle work around (and it doesn’t get taken away), I’ll probably have to wait a bit for my dream phone.

    Can’t wait to see all the reviews though! Also cannot wait for Kit Kat to come to my Nexus 7. Kind of excited to wipe my Gnex and eventually load Kit Kat.

  • JMonkeYJ

    I want to actually get my hands on one before I decide whether to ditch my HTC One. It’s probably gonna happen, but I do love my One so much…

  • Rodeojones000

    Still on the fence. I got an LG G2 the other day for $49 and I really like it. And with ROMs and mods mine looks like it’s running KitKat already. Verizon’s coverage just can’t be beat where I live, and losing unlimited data didn’t matter too much as I would have been going to a 2GB prepaid plan anyway. I’ve got 9 days to return this should I change my mind, but if forced to make a decision I’d stick with Verizon and the G2. But man, that is a nice looking phone.

  • Luke Thomas

    Contract on verizon won’t be up untill March. ;(

    I wonder…since I’m on my dad’s plan technically, can I get off of it early without penalty? Anyone?

    • SplashMTN

      Not if you upgraded on a 2 year contract. I’m currently on my parents’ plan (bought the Droid Razr on Black Friday in 2011) and I would still have to pay to get off contract.

  • danofiveo

    I didn’t buy one. I really wanted it to have an irresistibly breakable back just like the Nexus 4.

  • ctrlV

    This poll should include, Will buy one when contract with VZW expires or I can AoL.

  • Droon

    After reading these comments, I think “THANKS VERIZON” should become an alternative to “THANKS OBAMA”.

  • JDMendiola

    i must be lucky , moved to tmo for the nexus 4 , and i haven’t complained once about its 4g/HSPA+ . i currently have a moto x and i love it ! im not as excited for the N5 as others are , because i know ill miss my moto x , but either way black N5 32g ordered ! i know ill change my mind after i have the n5 in my hands :’)

  • DRAF_Werd

    Confused. Why is “Fu@# you Verizon” not an option?

  • mikeym0p

    I really hope eBay scammers didn’t get them again like with the N4….

  • mikeym0p

    Option 8: Sold out before I had a chance!

  • Shamu

    White is where it is at!!!

  • Guest

    32 gb Black!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mrhug3

    Well, I ordered the 32gb after rumors of the Moto G turned out to be the “cheaper X”. I tried to cancel but the site was having errors. Not really wanting to leave VZW due to coverage. I’ll try AT&T prepaid, if it sucks, sell the nexus and get an X. If not, I may finally cut the VZW cord and go full blown AT&T.

  • Scott Tilney

    Bought it, then canceled the order 5 minutes later. I just had to get it out of my system.

  • SplashMTN

    Not yet, but I’ll be picking one up in 2-3 weeks (If they’re not back-ordered). Until then I’ll be rocking a Gnex on Verizon until at least Nov. 25th.

  • Robert Boluyt

    Not yet. Currently have an HTC One, so I don’t feel the itch to upgrade just yet. Especially when I want to get that 290X video card.

  • Lynton

    Anyone know if the Nexus 5 will work on Wind Mobile in Canada? The Nexus 5 spec sheet says it only supports 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM bands and the Wind website says that it only supports 1700 & 2100. There was that Wind Nexus 5 leak a few days ago where their Nexus 5 “pre-registration” page went live early, so that leads me to believe that it should be compatible with their network (source: http://mobilesyrup.com/2013/10/28/nexus-5-pre-registration-goes-live-at-wind-mobile-reveals-full-specs/ )

    • hans wee

      it should. wind has the same bands as t-mobile usa for everything .

      • Lynton

        Oh really? Awesome. It would be so dumb if N4 was supported and not the N5.

        • hans wee

          actually i looked it up. t-mobile uses AWS LTE band 4, and UMTS on AWS and PCS in refarmed areas. Wind uses HSPA+ UMTS on AWS and doesnt have LTE. wind basically operates the way t-mobile USA did a couple years ago , so any t-mobile phone from the last 2 years should work fine on wind (just no lte)

          • Lynton

            Yea, no LTE from Wind 🙁 I’m not too concerned though as I’m still on their super cheap unlimited promo plan. As long as it works with the N5 it’s good

  • Jason

    What are the plans most of you got who switched from Verizon? How much money/data a month?

    • Droon

      I am waiting until I get my phone to switch, but I am going AT&T GoPhone with 2gb for $60.


    The nexus 5 is my dream device but Im patiently waiting for Verizon to one day have something spectacular like maybe the next nexus or something. Sorry it’s just not worth me giving up my unlimited and going to a mediocre network.

    • cwillen

      It’s never going to happen. Google isn’t in the hardware game (in the sense that’s not their main profit driver). That being the case, they can be picky with who they work with and the conditions. They tried working with VZW and the way that whole roll out was handled by VZW all but guarantees it’ll never get a Nexus device. So wait for a good phone, sure, but don’t wait for a Nexus; it won’t happen.

      Now that’s not to say VZW doesn’t get good phones. The G2, HTC1, and S4 are all stellar phones.

      What do you define as “spectacular”?

      • Tim242
        • SplashMTN

          I read that earlier today, and it’s promising for anyone who’s staying/stuck on Verizon. But what’s to say this isn’t going to be another Gnex disaster?

          • cwillen

            The only reason I don’t think it’ll be a Gnex disaster is that it won’t be a Nexus device. It’ll probably be support for a Google Play Edition phone, but Google won’t risk bruising the Nexus name with VZW again. Downgrading the expectations for the device should help.

            The biggest issue with the VZW GNex is that the Nexus name actually means something, and the experience owners got with those devices was not a Nexus experience.

            However, if you put just some random phone in their hands (not a Nexus) and the upgrades and bloatware we still there, I’m sure there would still be angry users, but they wouldn’t be as justified.

        • cwillen

          You shared an article confirming Google said the Nexus 5 isn’t coming to Verizon, and a bunch of unannounced speculation about some side project which we don’t even know anything about. Yea… totally eating my words here.

          When Verizon ACTUALLY gets something, we can can talk.

          They’ll probably get something like a G2 GPE or something. In which case, it’s still not a Nexus.

          • Tim242

            This isn’t speculation. Google confirmed. Who cares anyway. There are much better phones out there.

  • rohail6

    Still so happy with my S4 Google Edition, and considering the Nexus 5’s camera still isn’t up to par with mine but I’m getting all the features, I’m a happy “No, not going to buy one.” 🙂 But damn Google what a HOLOween, not disappointed at all so far 😀

    • cwillen

      Is the S4 camera really all that great? I know it’s got a high MP count, but MP isn’t everything. What makes a camera is the lens, not the photo size.

  • DanWazz

    Will patiently wait for my contract to expire, then buy one and head to T-mobile. 4.4 ROMs will have to keep me semi-happy until then.

  • cwillen

    Well looks like they’re officially out of the 16GB models and backordered on the 32GB models. I wonder what the ship date will be tomorrow after I get paid.

    • ilovetechnology

      They don’t charge your card until it ships, if that helps at all.

    • ilovetechnology

      Update: looks like they put the money as a pending transaction and just don’t finalize the charge until it ships. When I ordered they said they wouldn’t charge until it ships, but I see a pending charge in my credit card account. So if you’re paying with debit (which I would assume you are if you needed to wait on a paycheck), then you would have been out of luck anyway.

      • cwillen

        Ah… gotcha. I think I remember that from when I ordered the Gen1 N7 and Q (… don’t judge me…).

        I appreciate the info though!

        • ilovetechnology

          Haha, hey at least you ended up getting that Q for free, even if it is totally worthless now.

          • cwillen

            It still looks cool as hell, but now that I have a Chromecast, there is literally no use for it… at all… except to glow and look cool

  • SilvenLode

    Went with the LG G2. Coming from a GNEX I could care LESS about a removable battery anymore. The LCD screen is gorgeous, the G2’s camera is probably better as well. I would like the Nexus button placement and vanilla 4.4, but I am perfectly content with my purchase.

  • whosinaname

    I’m on verizon so I went with Galaxy note 3…. no nexus for me…. sad panda.

    • Tim242

      Turn that frown upside down. You got a better device

  • tomwhite86

    Definitely waiting on Amazon. Can’t use it until my launch day Verizon/GNex contract is up anyway and I’d prefer to not pay the shipping/tax fees through Google Play. It was something like $45 extra to ship to Chicago.

  • DoctorJB

    Waiting a few days till it gets on Amazon for my 10% cashback through shopdiscover.

  • NexusMan

    Still waiting to see reviews, customer feedback, and to sample in hand how it looks and feels. Then I will make my decision whether to get it or Moto X.

  • John May

    I couldn’t, my wife would kill me if I did, seeing as we need food and all for the kids.

    • SA_NYC

      Priorities, my friend…

    • Incognegro

      Ugh, what a miserable existance. I hate kids…

  • argeebee99

    I’m still under contract with more than a year to go.

  • bob

    on a family plan with verizon and the rest of the family has iPhones. Will probably switch (to an iPhone) upon my next change…

  • JT3

    I went from a GNex on Verizon to a Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T — one zero support nightmare to another. The N5 is definitely on my radar, but I’m going to wait to see some reviews first, from someone who has spent more than 5 minutes with it.

  • krair

    GAH Verizon unlimited here with my GNex. I’m thoroughly torn between getting the G2 and rooting/flashing it, or giving Verizon the finger and moving to another carrier for the N5. The only thing is I need to have coverage as I travel a lot for work. T-Mo is awfully tempting… HALP!!!!!

    • Miles Prower

      My primary phone-smartphone up until last month was a VZW-unlimited G’Nex (which I bought on eBay) running Shiny ROM. Put I also carried a smartphone-smartphone whenever I traveled — a Nexus 4 on T-Mobile prepaid unlimited. Why? Because the G’Nex was pretty much a dog when it came to using it for anything remotely related to “work.” Regardless of the ROM I had installed on the G’Nex, Drive applications were dog slow. So was OfficeSuite and Quickoffice. Chrome — ohmagosh — was a friggin’ joke on the G’Nex. So much LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG. Therefore, I used the Nexus 4, oftentimes Wi-Fi tethered to my G’Nex, to get anything done. BUT… if you travel a lot, T-Mobile’s service sucks compared to VZW’s. Hence — my dual-phone dilemma.

      Then recently, I bought myself a Moto X at retail. Even though the Moto X is currently on 4.2.2, it kicks so much @ss. Now I no longer carry two phones. And I still have unlimited on VZW.

      And the only two features from 4.3 that I really miss are the clock-hand setting of calendar-entry times, and integration of Google+ photos in the stock Gallery application.

      • krair

        Definitely worried about the coverage thing, although I still don’t have an issue with speed on my GNex. Then again, maybe I just haven’t held the latest and greatest yet to compare.

    • SilvenLode

      Get the G2, its a Nexus with better hardware. You sacrifice some things, but this phone is gorgeous. I’m getting used to the buttons. But overall the phone is quite the jump up, and the battery life…..oh the battery life!

      • krair

        Ya that’s what i’m thinking. And for the other VZW GNex owners will jump to the G2. Hopefully some good AOKP 4.4 builds will be out quickly as well.

        • dragonflyr

          been keeping an eye on xda .. looks like we’ll (the G2 crowd) be getting some good roms. gonna go stock for a few weeks .. and then see whats available for roms.

    • dragonflyr

      Day 1 gnex owner here. Made the jump to the G2 wednesday .. LOVING it. Still have unlimited and good vzw coverage. the G2 is a beast! After tweaking the phone for 20 minutes it is gorgeous. Go for it!

      • hushdrops

        If you maintained unlimited data , how much did you have to pay for the G2? Thanks

        • dragonflyr

          Had to add another line. $99 for the g2 on contract. Store honored the vzwdeal code..and the rebate.

          • hushdrops

            Got it, you had to add another line. Thanks for the info.

            I really can’t see adding another line as already we pay even with a corp discount quite a bit for VZW service – either adding a new line or paying full retail – not seeing anything likely to keep VZW , time to move on, I can’t keep paying $150+ for two phones monthly total PLUS buy 2 new phones at retail and still keep paying the high price which includes a subsidy for the GNex from 2 yrs back.

  • gtg465x

    I was going to buy one if the camera was good. I’ve already seen a couple quick comparisons this morning and people are saying the Moto X and iPhone 5 (not 5S) take better pictures. That’s just sad. The Moto X camera is super mediocre. Also, people are saying the screen is a little washed out, not as good as the One and S4. I’ll stick with my One and might try 4.4 when the GPE update comes in a few weeks.

  • Clint O

    If they would put a microSd in there I would have considered getting one.

  • chris125

    Man poll results are pretty surprising, with so many saying they are not buying one. Wonder how many of those are verizon customers. Should be an option: Wanted one but am on verizon

    • Mike Hilal

      that $30/mo TMO deal makes this a nice second phone for me

    • SA_NYC

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Suralin

      A lot of us jumped on the Moto X, which is a superb phone in of itself. It’s hard to think that we would have chosen poorly.

  • Michael Nichols

    where’s the option for when I get paid?

  • Jeremy Martin

    Nope because I am on Verizon…but with the release of the Moto X I honestly don’t care much that Verizon does not have the Nexus 5. I would like to see it though on Verizon for those who do care about it and on this carrier.

  • Yukon Cornelius

    huh… apparently i bought a white 32gb already. sweet thanks DL

  • webz

    As much as I loved my GNex, no Nexus 5 for me. Picked up the Note 3 last week.

    • Shawn John

      sorry to hear.

  • bfjdsn

    Everyone needs to watch this video, this kid is so dumb its actually funny


    • contagous


    • jzwerlz43

      how old is this kid? he looks like he cant be older than 13 lol how can he rant about a phone he doesnt even own. funniest part was the “pocket demonstration”

      • JDub

        He probably would have said a 4″ screen is to big when the iPhone had a 3.5″

        • JDub

          Oops *too. Gotta correct before the grammar nazis get me.

          • T4rd

            Protip: There’s an “Edit” button below all of yours comments. 😉

          • JDub

            Even on mobile? All is see is reply and share. Maybe because I don’thave a disqus account set up.

          • T4rd

            I see it in the mobile browser, yes. But it’s weird in your case, your name is pink like you’re signed in as SilvenLode, but the e-mail notificaiton I got for your post says your name is “JDub (Guest)”. Why is that?

          • JDub

            Not a clue. It shows JDub in gray for me.

    • AJH

      This is the funniest thing I’ve seen today.

    • TonyK

      “The faster processor deletes battery life.”
      “1080p is ridiculous! …it gives you eye cancer.”

      For those of you on the fence about watching. Heh heh.

    • Trevor

      I lost brain cells watching that video.

    • Suralin

      I can’t tell if he’s trolling… or purposefully trying to ruin his future life?

      • T4rd

        Trolling without a doubt. Look at all of his videos slamming everything except the iPhone, lol. I like them just for the comments.

        • brkshr

          look at his name “androidphonessucks”

          • T4rd

            Ahh, yes, there’s that too. Lets all flag his videos so they get taken down, lol.

          • Alex James Simon

            Its been removed from youtube

          • T4rd

            That’s awesome, our flags actually brought it down. Now lets do the rest of his vids. X-D

    • TheDrizzle

      I hope for the sake of humanity that this kid is just trolling. No one can be that stupid. I refuse to believe it.

    • Alex James Simon

      best part is when he compares the prices lol

    • jose

      You get “eye cancer”. lolol, that was a good laugh.

    • T4rd

      I don’t know what it is about his face, but I just want to deliver my fist right into his suck hole very rapidly and repeatedly.. it’s a very overpowering feeling.

    • Hothfox

      I could not watch more than 1 minute into the video. Like… what?

    • Shamu

      Someone send slenderman to his house

    • robotturkey

      he sounds a lot like ron

    • Bassdj

      Apples new marketing director right here, boys.

    • nno

      you realize you’re giving him money by watching this right…?

    • valapsp

      Cancer occurs … eye cancer! :DDDD that part is EPIC.

    • Name

      And this kids is what meth does to your brain!

    • Alex James Simon

      Removed from Youtube… HA lol

  • MikeSaver

    No because I’m on Verizon, unlimi..yadda yadda yadda

    If I even were on AT&T, I might still hesitate though. I really love how the Moto X sounds to be super smooth. I find even my Nexus 7 (2013) can have a little bit of jank, and after my experience with the GNEX becoming pretty awful in less than a 2 year contract, I really want a phone optimized for the hardware that will last a long time and not have any jank, and also have good battery life.

    • dragonflyr

      the G2 has the specs to last a while. the battery is amazing! a very nice phone .. but you do have to go on a rampage and kill a lot of “jank”.

  • Shawn John

    Note 3 is officially running old software now. lol

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  • Matthew Antunez

    Black 32 gb. Ooooooh weeeeeee.

    • mrseanpaul81

      Same here… I would have gotten 64GB if there was such an option 🙂

      • Jeremy Gross

        we wanted alot of things in the nexus 5…..one of them was verizon

  • CodeToJoy

    Need an option for “I will… as soon as my current contract is up.”

  • beerme828

    Any guesses on when Amazon will have the Nexus 5 for sale? I ordered through the Play Store, but would happily cancel for the security of knowing when in the hell my phone will arrive…

  • Ej McCarty

    Now I just need to figure out what to do with my Galaxy gear, note 3 and Verizon contract that hasn’t ended. I impulse bought this. Don’t judge me. Suggestions? Both are after 14 day return policy.

  • Christian Alvarado

    Where’s the just paid the rent so I need to save up a little again

  • Trevor

    I pick the “would have bought Black 32GB but am waiting for Amazon to get them so I can avoid tax & shipping” option.

  • brkshr

    Where’s the “No, I’m staying with Verizon” option?

    Sucks for you guys!

  • John V. Chiola

    Would have jumped on one…(just as I would have with the N4)….but alas….I am tied to verizon….so no joy…again!!!

  • Jeff Helget

    … wait. When I first opened this page, it had already voted for me… I got a black 32GB, not a white one. CURSE YOU NSA!

  • This poll should say “will you buy a Nexus 5”, not “have you”. I’ll definitely be purchasing one through T-Mobile as soon as my Verizon contract expires in December. (Unless someone can give me a trick to get out of this contract early without penalty).

  • ButcherChop

    Nexus 5 + $30 a month T-Mobile Pay-As-You-Go (5GB data, 100 talk, unlimited text). I’m a happy man.

    • jnt

      what happens if you go over 100 minutes?

      • ButcherChop

        You need to use a payphone.

        No, you can restart your new month early and drop $30 OR get charged .10 cents a minute (up to you) But Ive only run out of minutes once. Now I have GrooveIP and I heard free telephone calls coming to Hangout mobile. No need for more minutes.

        • trwb

          Yea GrooveIP works pretty good, just make sure your data or wifi connection has a pretty strong signal

        • Ej McCarty

          Its cheaper to do the 10 cents a minute after you go over the 100

        • scott62185

          Do incoming calls count toward the 100 minutes?

      • Eric Hare

        Back when I was on this plan, I could just add an additional amount of money into the account, and each additional minute is billed at 10 cents and taken out of the extra sum.

  • Kofi Williams

    If the phone came in all white and not that panda version it’d be sold out by now.

  • sagisarius

    So what happened to the Nexus 10?

  • Sharkh20

    These voters are racist

  • enigmaco

    I may buy one in the future, but for the time being my moto x is keeping me happy happy jack.

    • ButcherChop

      If the N5 didnt come out by Xmas, I would of bought a Moto X. Those are nice!

      • enigmaco

        This phone is great, plus with the chrome extension I don’t even have to pick up my phone really. The N5 is going to be good to though.

  • sc0rch3d

    where’s the….. “i was at F**** work when this all went down and couldn’t keep up??!?!”

  • tyguy829

    Can we get a poll to see see what percentage of nexus 5 buyers left verizon?

    • Buur

      ↑ This guy did.

      • tyguy829

        hah nope. i got in on the glitch so I decided to stay….I may or may not be regretting it, but I just keep telling myself that voLTE will happen in half a year or so and then it will be smooth sailing on vzw

        • Dane Carpenter

          I would feel that way if I didn’t have to keep paying subsidized pricing after the contract was up.

          • RoninX

            I probably will when my two-year contract is up in February.

            Still debating between the Nexus 5 and the Note 3, but leaning toward the Nexus…

        • RC

          I think he meant himself. Arrow points to his name.

    • Chris Wallace

      I did.

    • Joshua Bailey

      I did.

    • Zack Kolev

      I left VZ in June for the T-Mo with GS4 GPE and still happy with that decision! Unlimited Data (and everything else) without the lingering aftertaste of getting screwed over.

    • absurdh3ro

      Yep more intresting poll …i just cancelled when i saw my order go through

    • renGek

      I will in 40 days…. and counting… middle finger slowly rising in verizon’s direction.

    • michael arazan

      Been seeing a few of the same articles on multiple sites that say
      “Google and Verizon working together on devices for 2014”

    • Wolfpack93

      Only if we can have a poll a month from now to see how many Nexus 5 owners return to Verizon for the coverage with hangs hung in defeat.

      As soon as the first Nexus 5-like ROM hits the LG G2 community, I’m buying into the button-on-the-back landscape and accepting that Big Red has me by the balls.

      • dragonflyr

        Wolf .. the G2 is an awesome phone. Kept my unlimited data and verizon coverage. would prefer stock android up front .. but I’ll happily keep the G2 and it’s big, fat battery! and awesome camera too.

    • laheelahee

      lol. i was just going to write that!
      /from the people who left verizon, how many people left their UNLIMITED DATA?

  • Peer Linder

    Note 3 > Nexus 5 (not only physically) 😀

    • Shawn John

      Sorry bud, bench tests already show the N5 running circles around the bloatware Note 3. Note 3 is already running old Android Software, while the N5 has the latest, and samsung doesn’t care about updating becuase their focused on the Note 4. lol

      • Mike Hilal

        Where? I havent seen a single bench from the N5

      • Peer Linder

        Samsung updated their last flagship devices for 18 months, like Google does.

        But what I am talking about is not the newest Android version, best benchmark (both have S800 btw, Note 3 more RAM), just about the device which fits my requirements best 🙂

        of course, for many people N5 will be a better choice, for many just because sice

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Nope, I’m satisfied with my Moto X. I have the Nexus 7 to satisfy any tinkering I want to do, and I have a rock-solid and constantly improving phone for everyday use.

    • Eric Hare

      … He says, in a desperate attempt to act as if he’s not quickly getting phone envy.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Lmao, no, not true. I can’t imagine using a phone physically larger than the X. The N5 is nearly identical in size and shape to the Maxx, and I couldn’t stand holding that for more than about 30 seconds.

        If its the right phone for someone else though, huzzah for them, and I hope they enjoy it as much as I love my device 🙂

  • SmokeNMirrors

    If only AT&T offered to grandfather me in to unlimited data I’d consider getting a Nexus 5 with them. Unlimited data on VZW is just too valuable to give up for any phone deal.

    • grumpyfuzz

      i have grandfathered unlimited on AT&T. lucky me!

      • Diablo81588

        ATT throttles unlimited data customers. Verizon does not.

        • Chris Hannan

          This is why I’m so happy I switched when I did.

  • nexucks

    Nope. Ordered G2 yesterday. Get to stay on vz unlimited with better camera and bigger battery.

  • Adam Truelove

    No “going to buy one in the future” option?


    I’m leaving verizon with unlimited 4g just so I can get a Nexus phone. VZW Sucks!!!!

    • Tim Hickey

      Make sure you sell your unlimited data plan before you leave. Will be a nice help in paying for your new phone!

      • Verizon

        You can’t sell unlimited…once someone does an assumption of liability the unlimited plan is automatically removed.

        • Tim Hickey

          Wrong. An assumption of liability is just a name change to the contract. Plan details stay the same.

        • Tim Hickey

          Wrong. An assumption of liability is just a name change to the contract. Plan and contract details stay the same.

  • GreeKNastY

    contract is up for my gnex but im still not ready to jump ship from vzw..nexus droid possibly?

  • schmaltzy

    Where’s the “Waiting for Droid Life to give one away and pick me” option?

  • a3uge

    Bough the lowest distribution so far: White 16GB.

    Such a nonconformist.

  • Matthew Galea

    I want one, but I have an HTC One GPe so I’m good for now. I’ll definitely be getting Nexus devices after I’m done with the One though. I’m tired of all of the OEM’s BS. Viva le’ Nexus, viva le’ AOSP!!!

  • jnt

    Bought one – worst case scenario if I hate it or Tmo’s service (again), I can sell it on Swappa while it’s out of stock and hopefully recoup most of my cost.

    I’m curious about how it will work on AT&T though, since there seems to be some mixed messages about that.

    • trwb

      Yea if worse comes to worse though, you know it will work on HSPA+ and thats pretty fast anyways. I am guessing it will work on att LTE fine though.

      • grumpyfuzz

        Yeah, it works fine on AT&T. Google doesn’t list it because AT&T won’t actually have it for sale like Sprint and T-Mobile, but it works with an AT&T sim card.

        • trwb

          Good to know. Thanks.

  • Michael C.

    if i wasn’t on a family plan on verizon i would switch! i did order the free tmobile sim cards though and wouldn’t mind trying tmobile to see how coverage is in my area. $30 tmobile vs $50 just for my line on verizon (and i don’t even have unlimited)

    • BrianRoskamp

      I’m in the same situation.

  • Booyabobby

    I got the Moto X which will eventually get 4.4. No need to buy the Nexus 5.

    • kixofmyg0t

      And it will get it soon. I’d even go as far to say it will get it before any non nexus device.

  • palomosan

    Where’s the option for Tomorrow or when I get paid

    • cwillen

      Right there with you. However at this pace, I think the ship date will be mid December.

  • Daryel Villavicencio

    Bought a G2 this week instead… better camera… better screen… bigger battery…

    • mrseanpaul81

      With that “innovative” button on the back and very bad software (from what I read on the reviews)

      • Daryel Villavicencio

        The button doesn’t bother me. I’ve gone from HTC phones with the button at the top to Samsung with button on right side to Motorola with the power button on the left. The knock-on feature is pretty close to what I used with PGM on my GNex. As far as software… there’s already builds coming out from Cyanogen and other ROMs. The LG software is still better than the TouchWiz stuff I’ve had to deal with or *shudder* Sense 4 in the past (I have not tried Sense 5 yet).

      • Nelly547

        I have had the G2 for a couple of weeks now. The buttons on the back are very easy to get used to. Knock on/off works with Nova and covers the ugly LG skin for the most part. The only thing I don’t like is the phone dialer UI. Very ugly. I came from a Gnex and couldn’t be happier. I would have gotten the Nexus 5 if it was on Verizon. I get about 4-5 hours of screen on time with the battery. Easily can go a full day and then some without charging.

      • dragonflyr

        the buttons are actually very easy to get used to. the UI does need some help..nothing a different launcher and tweaking can’t fix. there is SO much more to like about the G2 than not like.

  • Jeff718


  • Trying to figure out if AT&T GoPhone prepaid would work in a Nexus 5. My guess is no, since you cannot buy the SIM by itself online without buying one of their garbage phones. Anyone know?

    • mrseanpaul81

      Maybe by the phone too but put the sim in N5? Just a suggestion (the price you pay for a low monthly prepaid!)

    • ben

      I believe you can.. Hope so because that is what I’m doing. If you press the activate Link on their site you’ll see a box that says you can go to any att store to purchase a sim card if you don’t have one. It would make no sense not to be able to since all you would need to do is buy a junk phone and take the sim out.

  • Lol people here wanting a Verizon version. New lte nexus 7, verizon doesn’t want to allow it on its network. Verizon also held updates for the original galaxy nexus. Why would google want to work with them?

  • There should be an “I’m in Verizon” option

    • Adam Truelove

      There is:

      “No, not going to buy one.”

    • Jonathan Reid

      “Verizon is in me” option

    • EdubE24

      With “Four Lines and two contracts not up for a year!”…FML

      • Pedro


        Enjoy what you signed up for.

        • EdubE24

          Not really too dissapointed, still on unlimited from back in the day when it was ten dollars a line. It’s pretty damn cheap!

  • Buur

    Almost went 32GB but most of what I used isn’t stored locally so I don’t really need the space.

    • ButcherChop

      Me too. I checked my storage on my Galaxy Nexus and I’ve only used 7.5GB of my 16GB so i got another 16GB phone (N5).

      • Buur

        Figure the extra $50 is better spent going towards a nice case or uhh… beer.

    • Shawn John

      Had no choice, the 16GB black was sold out.

      • guy

        its back!

  • donomatic

    There should be a “you bet your goddamn ass i did” option. Also how is No the leading answer?

    • contagous

      tell me about it

    • BrianRoskamp

      Fragmentation will do that 🙂

      There’s one option for No, whereas those that voted Yes are split between 4 options. Despite the bar graph, currently more people voted yes than no.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      It isn’t. The 4 variants combined are 2x the number that said No.

      Ah, statistics, its all in how you break it down…

    • trwb

      Its probably not the leading answer because there are a lot of Verizon users on this site afraid to leave VZW.

    • Buur

      Ron registered like 1000 times to vote no.

    • Eddie Rodriguez

      Overall there are more “Yes” answers but the No’s are all in one category so it looks bigger.

  • Fresh2infinity

    I love the Nexus 5 but I love my unlimited data more …compromises smh

  • crazed_z06

    I would have got this if I needed a phone and I wasnt on Verizon with unlmited data and didnt have a Note 3 already..

  • T4rd

    Nope. Still happy with my Note 2 for now, but trying to find a good deal on a Note 3.

  • Ben Murphy

    In my dreams until I can untie the noose Verizon has around my neck.

  • Sticking with my Nexus 4 for another year.

    • mrseanpaul81

      I got a N4 for the wife last year, and I am rocking a Galaxy Nexus. We are officially on a 2 year upgrade cycle (1 year for me, next year for the mrs.!)

  • besweeet

    Had my credit card out and everything to get the white 16GB model, but Google Play’s return policy is a no-no.

    • trwb

      whats wrong with their return policy? 15 days right?

      • Yep

      • besweeet

        Yes, but the money goes into a Google Wallet account, NOT directly back to my credit card like a lot probably want.

        • trwb

          Didn’t know that. Thanks for the info.

          • besweeet

            More info is at https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2411741?hl=en. Funny how they show an image of a credit card, when it technically doesn’t go back to it.

          • ButcherChop

            So it goes back to Google Wallet which is then forwarded to your checking account. Fine by me.

          • besweeet

            Or they could just refund things normally like everyone else.

  • htowngtr

    yes, 32gb black

  • Mike Sims

    2 Nexus’ in a row NOT coming to Verizon the largest carrier?? WTF!!??

    • Kit Tihonovich

      You must be new here.

      • Mike Sims

        Not hardly…

      • beng8686

        Yeah its not droid life anymore… Its gsm life now. Didn’t you get the memo

        • Josh Shaw

          It’s not GSM anymore it’s the entire rest of the world except for VZW and Sprint.

          • AJH

            Sprint got the Nexus 5. So, we only exclude Verizon now.

          • Josh Shaw

            Yes, but Sprint is still CDMA.

          • AJH

            Wouldn’t the phrase “The entire rest of the world except for VZW” include all phone carriers except Verizon? I understand Sprint is CDMA, but saying the entire world other than Verizon should include the entire world other than Verizon. If you meant “GSM is the entire world except for VZW and Sprint”, then you should have also included all of these carriers as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CDMA2000_networks.

          • Josh Shaw

            But Verizon is the only one that seems to cause problems.

          • AJH

            True, which is why I said we only exclude Verizon now. I left Verizon because of their shenanigans 🙂

          • Josh Shaw

            I’ve been with AT&T since they bought Cingular, and they’re not as bad as they used to be coverage wise, and selection of devices. Oh and GSM.

          • AJH

            I’m on Sprint now. I wish I was on a GSM phone, but I switched because I wanted to keep unlimited data without paying full-price for a phone. That left T-Mobile and Sprint, and at the time T-Mobile did not have LTE. Sprint is great where I currently live so it’s all good, but it’s horrible whenever I’m on a trip.

          • Roberto Mezquia Jr

            except the N5 will work on Sprint and be sold directly from Sprint stores lol

      • sagisarius

        Nexus life?

    • Verizon sucks. Did you see what Verizon did to the nexus 7? and how they held updates to the original nexus? why would google want that? Just switch.

      • Mike Hilal

        Verizon hasnt done anything to the N7. That’s why everyone is mad…they wont “approve” it. Verizon never had the original nexus, only the galaxy nexus…which they did botch with their bloat/delays.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Verizon doesn’t like Nexus devices, and Google is not happy with the way they have been handled by Verizon.

      They simply have incompatible business philosophies. Verizon wants control, Google wants openness.

      • enigmaco

        verizon and google is like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

        • Prodstick

          “The Emperor wants to conquer outer space. Yoda wants to explore inner space. That… is the fundamental difference between the light and the dark side of the Force.” – Human Traffic

          Edit: I totally botched that quote before the edit. 🙁

          • enigmaco

            The force is strong in this one.

  • Blue Sun

    I’m impressed that the Oreo 32GB model is taking an early lead.

  • Dane Carpenter

    I was on the fence about which one to buy

    • ButcherChop

      I would of gotten the white one but they get dirty fast. I went with the all black. I can always buy a case for it. Ive never put a case or screen protector on any of my phones.

      • Robert Bray

        Also comes back to: If you’re putting a case on it, why bother with the white?

        Plus, my last one was black, and I find myself with a marked inability to go back.

  • dtraini30

    Option 7: Screw Verizon.

    • T4rd

      …In the @ss… with a cactus.

      • Dane Carpenter

        pineapple would be good as well

        • Derin Richardson

          Cactus is better. Leaves a lingering effect.

          • Jonathan Bunch

            How about a chainsaw!?

        • TheRobotCow

          Why not both?

        • Ej McCarty

          It would fit too easily. At least the cactus would cause some lateral damage

        • Suzy Chapstick

          Next week’s poll: “Do you plan on returning your Nexus 5 due to the multiple issues?”

      • Sirx

        You don’t even need that much. Just need your handy dandy wallet 😉

    • Guest

      Or a pineapple

      • Prodstick

        Pumpkin is in season though. What do you recommend?

        • tomn1ce

          with some spikes added to the pumpkin to make it interesting….