Pretty great so far, came with a lot of bloat ware and at first I was really worried I'd miss my nexus 5 but i side loaded the Google Now Launcher, made Google apps the default for everything, and disable all but one of the bloat apps it comes with from verizon. That plus switching to ART means that software wise its virtually identical to my Nexus. The smaller screen doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would and it almost feels more solid than the Nexus 5 just because the overall device is smaller so its a lot more dense and feels heavier even though its not. Takes a little getting used to having the volume rocker on the right but that wasn't bad. Really loving it so far, definitely softening the blow.