Iíd like some opinions. I am thinking of buying an LG G2 and selling my Nexus 5. I have had the N5 since it was released and do enjoy it. Iíve only had a couple of smartphones, and it is easily the best. Two really important features for me though are camera quality and battery life. From what Iíve seen, the G2 is similar to the N5 but with a better battery and better camera. In my opinion the N5 camera is okay but I think the software itself is really lacking. Iíve tried some different apps but none have really impressed me and I think a phoneís stock camera app probably works the best with that phone. The N5 just has a bad one.
I have read some pretty scathing reviews of the LG UI though. Itís said to be ugly and filled with all kinds of unnecessary crap. I would also be giving up wireless charging (why doesnít every phone have this??) so that would be the other main con.
So, some questions:
1) In general, given my desire for a better camera and better battery life, should I still consider this even if I probably will enjoy the stock Android UI better?
2) I donít think the weird back buttons will bother me. Any horror stories?
3) I have a Straight Talk ATT sim. Would I have to get an unlocked GSM phone or will any ATT phone work? Or can I get any GSM phone and unlock it? Also, how would updates from Google and/or LG be handled in this scenario?
4) Anything else I should consider before switching?